Please note: The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. The servers that make the Website available worldwide are located in the USA. All matters relating to the Website are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, in the USA. Please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the USA, and by using the Website or providing the Company your personal information, you authorize this transfer.
I. INFORMATION THE COMPANY COLLECT
When you register with the Website, you can elect to provide the Company with contact information, such as your name, physical and electronic address, phone number, and other similar contact details to receive information and updates on the Company’s products and services, as well as those of its subsidiaries, affiliates, and parent companies and any of their related businesses as well as those of our third-party partners. Such information will not be used for marketing and promotion of such products and services unless you request to receive such information. The Company uses return email addresses to answer the email that it receives, and it may use return email to send you other information. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose.
When visiting the Website, you may be asked questions, the answers to which are collected on an aggregate basis (i.e., the answers will not be stored in a manner that identifies them with you personally).
Contest and Sweepstakes
Registration may be required to be eligible to enter online contests or sweepstakes. The Company may use the information you provide when registering to manage your entry, fulfill prizes, which may include disclosure to third-party entities that assist with such fulfillment, and for other marketing and promotional purposes related to the contests or sweepstakes as disclosed on the rules applicable to a particular contest or sweepstakes.
In addition to information that you provide the Company voluntarily, the Company may collect aggregate information in the form of IP addresses. When you request a page from the Website, the Company’s servers log your IP address and certain other information, such as browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, data/time stamp, and clickstream data. The Company does not link this automatically-collected data to any data that is personally identifiable to you. Although your Website session may be logged, the automatically-collected data will not reveal to the Company any personally identifiable information about you.
Cookies and Other Tracking Devices
Cookies and other user tracking devices (e.g., locally stored objects) may be stored in your computer’s hard drive when you visit the Website. These tracking devices may also be used to help the Company speed up your future activities or to improve your experience by remembering the information that you have already provided to the Company. The Company does not use these devices to retrieve information from your computer that was not voluntarily provided by you. The use of these devices is an industry standard. Some of the Company’s business partners may also use these devices to provide the Company with anonymous data and information regarding the use of the Website. At your option, you may block or delete tracking devices from your hard drive. However, by disabling such tracking devices, you may not have access to the entire set of features of the Website. For information on how to disable and manage such tracking devices, visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/.
II. HOW THE COMPANY USES AND SHARES THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Company may use information collected from you in the following ways:
The Company may use third-party audience data along with Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Based information, for example, to assess trends among the Company’s consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to the Website. The Company may also share non-personal information with others, such as companies that provide services to the Company and certain other third parties, in aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
The Company may arrange for selected organizations to send you marketing and promotional information that may be of interest to you if you have elected to receive such information. In such circumstances, your personal information may be disclosed to these organizations who will agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy statement. The Company will obtain your permission before the Company sends you any such communications.
Information that you post on or throughout the public areas of the Website (e.g., chat rooms, bulletin boards, and discussion groups) are generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. Users of the Website are encouraged to exercise caution when providing personal information about themselves in public or interactive areas.
In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, or liquidation, the Company may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with the Company, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with the Company.
The Company may transfer your personal information to third parties under confidentiality obligations for the performance of services provided to the Company or in connection with the administration and support of the activities noted above (e.g., the administration of a marketing campaign).
The Company may disclose your personal information if permitted by law or required to do so by law or where the Company believes such action is necessary in order to protect or defend its interests or the interests of the Company’s customers or users of the Website.
The Company’s policies and procedures limit access to personal information to those with a business reason to know such information. The Company has put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information it collects. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, the Company cannot represent, warrant, or guarantee that communications between you and the Company, or personal information stored on the Company’s servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties, loss, misuse, or alterations. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE, OR COMPROMISE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION SUBMITTED THROUGH THE WEBSITE. USERS ARE HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY SUBMIT SUCH PERSONAL INFORMATION AT THEIR OWN RISK.
III. WIRELESS MARKETING SERVICES
The Company may provide you with the opportunity to register for special promotions, services, news, programming and information delivered via text messaging and other wireless devices (e.g., SMS), such as mobile phones (“Mobile Services”) and, in the event the Company does so, users are required to provide their consent to receive such information, either by registering on the Website or via their wireless device (or both). The Company may require you to consent again in a subsequent confirmation message. Such services and promotional opportunities may be provided by the Company’s third-party affiliates and service providers.
IV. THIRD-PARTY SITES
V. ACCESS TO, MODIFICATION OF, AND CORRECTION OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
You may request that the Company provide you the information it holds about you, update your information, or ask the Company to remove your information, or to correct any inaccuracies in such personal data by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Company will use reasonable efforts to deal with your request within a reasonable time.
VI. REFERRAL SERVICE
The Website may include a referral service that allows you to tell a friend about the Website or certain content on the Website by submitting your friend’s name and email address to the Company. The Company will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Website. The Company stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of the Company’s referral program. Your friend may contact the Company at email@example.com to request that the Company remove this information from the Company’s database.
VII. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Residents of the State of California have the right to request from certain businesses with whom the California resident has an established business relationship a list of all third parties to which the business, during the immediately preceding calendar year, has disclosed certain personally identifiable information for direct marketing purposes. The Company is only required to respond to a customer request once during any calendar year. To obtain this information, you should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “California Privacy Rights.” In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for the Company’s response. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the California Privacy Rights requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in the Company’s response.
IX. CONTACT INFORMATION
X. EFFECTIVE DATE OF POLICY