OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
If you choose to interact with us through the Site, such as by voluntarily registering your email address on the Site, creating an account, or communicating with us in any way, we will collect the Personal Information you provide to us. This voluntarily-provided Personal Information could include, but is not limited to:
- Your name
- Your login passwords and usernames
- Your address
- Your email address
- Your telephone number
- Your credit card information
- Other information relevant to your request, submission, or customer surveys and/or offers, such as your gender, occupation, birth date, purchase history, and other demographic information
Like most websites, we also collect non-personally-identifiable information and Personal Information of the sort that web browser and servers typically make available, such as IP addresses, web browser type, your operating system, language preferences, the pages within the Site that you visit, referring sites, the date and time that you visit the Site, the time spent on each page within the Site, search terms you enter on the Site, and other statistics (“Aggregate Data”). We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, or otherwise disclose or use any Aggregate Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you. In addition, we may use other third-party services such as Google Analytics to collect, monitor, and analyze this Aggregate Data.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We may use and disclose your Personal Information as follows:
To Promote our Services and Products
We may use your Personal Information to market and promote our services and products. For example, if you purchase or use certain services or products and we think you may benefit from using an additional service or product, we may send you an email with an offer for that additional service or product. If you provide your Personal Information when visiting our Site and do not sign up for any services or purchase any products, we may send you an email asking if you would like to sign up for a service or purchase a product. You can stop receiving our promotional emails at any time by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included with each email we send.
Sharing Information with Advertisers or Other Third Parties
We may disclose anonymous information about user habits on the Site to advertisers. The parties who perform services for us (including but not limited to credit card processors, merchant banks, Internet Service Providers) may also have access to your Personal Information in performing such services. Should we buy or sell our company or assets of our company, another company may need to review our company’s assets, which might include your information.
To Provide You with Requested Information
To Collect Money Owed to Us
We may use your Personal Information to send you updates if your credit card has expired or if we need a different credit card to process a payment. We may use your Personal Information to send you emails, invoices, receipts, and notices of delinquency. We use a third-party vendor to process credit card payments and take orders, and may share your Personal Information for those purposes.
For Legal Compliance
We may use your Personal Information to meet legal requirements, such as complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms. We may share your Personal Information with representatives and advisors, such as attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements, or to prosecute or defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
Surveys and Promotions
You may voluntarily provide Personal Information to complete surveys and questionnaires or to participate in user polls. We use this information to improve our products and services and to ensure that we’re providing accurate disclosures. We may also use your Personal Information to provide you newsletters and other marketing information that coincide with your preferences. You may customize your marketing preferences or let us know if you do not wish to receive any promotional materials on our registration form.
We may use your Personal Information for administering business activities or providing customer support services.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a user’s browser to simplify subsequent interactions with the site. This makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized. The Site utilizes cookies to collect information about how the Site is used. Information gathered may include the date and time of Site visits, the Site pages viewed, time spent at the Site, and the sites visited just before and just after visiting our Site. If you do not wish to transmit cookie information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser. The Site’s servers also automatically identify your computer by its Internet Protocol address, which is a unique string of numbers that are assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. The IP address may be used to address problems with our server or to gather broad demographic information about our users.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. In an attempt to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure of your Personal Information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Individual postings on the Site and other communications to our office via email or standard mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your submission of information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we respectfully request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
It is your responsibility to safeguard the password you use to access the Site and to promptly advise us if you ever suspect that your password has been compromised. We strongly encourage you to change your password regularly to prevent unauthorized access. Because your identification number and password are specific to you, you acknowledge sole responsibility for any and all use of our Site conducted with your identification number and password.
RIGHTS AND APPEALS
You may submit a request by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of the following:
- You wish to opt out of the process of Personal Information concerning targeted advertising, the sale of Personal Information, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you;
- You wish to confirm whether the Site is processing Personal Information concerning you and request access to your personal data;
- You wish to correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information
- You wish to delete your Personal Information; or
- You wish to obtain the Personal Information in a portable and readily usable format.
In the event we do not take action regarding an above request within a reasonable time period, you may contact us at to appeal. If an appeal is denied and you have concerns about the result of the appeal, you may contact the attorney general.
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CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PROTECTION
We take special care to protect the privacy needs of children and encourage parents to be an active participant in their child’s online activities. Our Site does not target and is not intended for children under the age of 18, and we will not knowingly collect Personal Information from them. If we discover personal data from a child through our Site, we will eliminate that data. You may learn more about protecting children’s privacy online by visiting: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec08.shtm.
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