Effective Date: November 1, 2016
Owner respects your privacy and makes a concerted effort to protect your identity and personal information.
Owner also collects personally identifiable information that can be automatically collected based upon your accessing and/or use of the Website. This “Personally Identifiable Information” may be considered part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other information identifiers in a way that allows you to be personally identified. However, some of this Personally Identifiable Information may be non-identifying when taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information. Personally Identifiable Information may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Provide you with the Website, process any requests made by you, communicate with you, identify and fix problems with the Website, update you on changes to the Website, communicate with you concerning your Member Account, to complete a transaction you initiated, and to update you on Owner’s services offered through the Website or the services of third parties.
Owner may use your personal identifiable information, including your email address, to communicate with you about the Website, your use of services related to the Website such as promotions, contests, advertising placements and/or the purchase of goods or services. Owner may also use your personal identifiable information, including your email address, for marketing purposes. Owner will allow you to opt out of email marketing. Each email sent contains a very easy and automated way for you to stop receiving email messages to the recipient email address from Owner in the future. If the user has more than one email address, the user will need to opt out each email address to stop receiving notifications on each respective email address. The user may at his/her own discretion provide an email address that sends notifications SMS text messages. To opt out of those messages, you must log into your account and turn off notifications that are being sent to that email address. If you have received unwanted, unsolicited email sent via this system, or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that email with your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Owner will look into the matter promptly.
Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
Except as otherwise stated herein, Owner will not sell, transfer, or lease your individual, identifiable Personal Information to any individual, business, or government entity except to: (1) respond to authorized information requests by government authorities; (2) to respond to a court order or subpoena; (3) to protect the employees, independent contractors, users, members, officers, directors, or shareholders of Owner; or (4) to help prevent against fraud or the violation of any applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance, or treaty.
The Personal Information that you provide to Owner may be publicly displayed on your Member Profile and on the Website, depending upon your enabled security settings. You are solely responsible for the protection of any Personal Information that you submit to the Website, and you are advised to review that Personal Information before you submit it to the Website. The Personal Information that you provide to Owner may be aggregated into a larger data pool, which may be sold to or licensed to third parties or other Members for a fee.
You acknowledge and agree that Owner is not responsible for any third party links, content, or communications sent to you from entities or individuals that Owner does not own or control. You are advised to review the privacy policies of third party websites.
To summarize, Owner may use the information we collect to:
We may combine your Personal Information and/or Personally Identifiable Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Website and to analyze and understand how our Website is used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically, for instance, to deliver a product to you according to your preferences or restrictions. This may include, without limitation, our presenting you with advertisements, in whatever form, and/or contacting you about products and/or services of third parties.
We may also allow Advertisers to collect such technical or aggregate information that they may share with us. Such information collected may be used for industry analysis, demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising to you individually.
We also use your Personal Information to contact you with Owner’s and its marketing partners’ newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. Owner may allow advertisers or other third party service providers to collect the same types of information and use the same for their own purposes.
Your Personal Information is stored and processed on computers in the United States and, through your use of the Website, you unequivocally consent to the processing and storage of your personal and Personal Information within the United States. You understand and agree that Owner may continue to store your information after you cease use of the service or disable your Account.
Owner uses commercially reasonable efforts and standard technology to store and help prevent against the unauthorized disclosure of your Personal Information. Though it undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, no Website is completely safe. Accordingly, you provide all such personal or Personal Information at your own risk.
Where Owner is complying or in good faith attempting to comply with any law, regulation or law enforcement request. Where Owner has obtained your consent, express or implied, where sharing or disclosure of your Personal Information is necessary to provide you with the Website and/or services associated therewith, where sharing or disclosure of your Personal Information is necessary to share Personal Information with Owner’ parents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, licensees, affiliates, or business partners, where Owner has been purchased by a third party, where sharing or disclosure of your Personal Information is necessary to respond to requests by government authorities, where your Personal Information is demanded by a court order or subpoena, where sharing or disclosure of your Personal Information is needed to protect the employees, independent contractors, officers, directors, members, users, or shareholders of Owner, and where sharing or disclosure of your Personal Information is needed to help prevent against fraud or the violation of any applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance, or treaty.
WE MAY ALSO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES FOR THEIR OWN USE, SUBJECT TO THEIR SEPARATE POLICIES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE COMBINING YOUR PERONSAL INFORMATION WITH INFORMATION ALREADY IN THEIR POSSESSION AND/OR FOR PURPOSES OF PRESENTING YOU WITH ADVERTISEMENTS, IN WHATEVER FORM, AND/OR CONTACTING YOU ABOUT PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES OF THIRD PARTIES.
We may also share the following for purposes of tracking collective data as it relates to user behavior, opinions, and predictions, industry analysis, demographic profiling and to explore prospective sponsorships and/or partnerships, which may include behavioral advertising:
Adjusting your web browser settings, limiting cookies or other tracking techniques, deleting your Member Profile and/or Account, or by ceasing your use of the Website. You may contact Owner with any requests regarding your information, but Owner reserves the right to act or not act upon such requests.
Owner does not honor Do Not Track browser signals.
Inform Owner of any changes to your Personal Information, and protect the security of your username, password, and Personal Information.
The Website is not intended for or directed to users under the age of 18, and Owner does not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18 or other minors. Where appropriate, Owner takes reasonable measures to determine that users are adults of legal age and to inform minors not to submit such information to the Website or in response to advertisements. If you are concerned that personal information may have been inadvertently provided to or collected by Owner, please contact us immediately so appropriate steps may be taken to remove such information from Owner’ database.