INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
The information we collect falls into one of two categories – PII and aggregated information. PII is information that can be used to identify you as described above.
Aggregated information is information that is not associated with a specific user, but instead contains anonymous information on many users, such as the number of visitors to the Website during a particular period of time. We collect and store statistics and other information about the online activities of our visitors on an aggregated, collective basis. For example, we track the number of people who view each page, the order in which pages are viewed, and other information to learn which features are the most popular and to refine our design and marketing efforts. Whenever you visit the Website, we also receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, website cookie information and the pages you request, and relates it to the PII you provide.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, mailing address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Website about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
We collect PII (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, and credit card information) whenever you voluntarily submit it to the Website. If you register for an Account on our Website, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to our products and services, such as service announcements, promotional announcements, administrative messages, contest promotions, and other matters relating to the Website.
You always have the option of choosing not to reveal PII to us, although certain services may be unavailable if you do not. You will be offered the opportunity to opt-out of receiving future messages and announcements and remove your name from our mailing lists. The opt-out provisions do not apply to information collected by cookies or used internally to recognize you and/or facilitate your visits to the Website or information we may retain to comply with legal requirements.
“Web beacons” are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on the Website from time to time for this purpose.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Remember, information you provide as part of your Account is not confidential and is accessible by our team. Similarly, any information you provide in chat rooms, message boards, on blogs or other Website forums is not confidential and we may not remind you, so please keep this in mind if you are going to use these parts of our Website. Your choice to disclose PII in such cases is up to you.
We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an e-mail to an e-mail address that is not registered with our Website, we do not permanently store that e-mail or use that e-mail address for any marketing purpose.
We may transfer PII about you if we or one of our business units are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY
PII that we collect is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. All the information we collect and store is protected by our firewall. Also, any information that we store at our physical locations is kept secure, and only designated employees may obtain access to it.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and management procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online. Nevertheless, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other PII will not be disclosed to third parties. We may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. If we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we may use any information about you to help third party entities, law enforcement, or other government officials as we deem necessary.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the PII (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the type of PII that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you do not want your name and contact information to be shared with any third party, you may notify us at any time by writing to us at the e-mail and or mailing address below.
Third Party Cookies: In the course of serving advertisements to the Website, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique “cookie” on your browser. Even though these advertisements are embedded within our Website, cookies may be assigned by the advertisers themselves. We do not control these cookies.
QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
If you have questions or suggestions, please e-mail our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.