What is Personally Identifiable Information?
The Company uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. The Company cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the Company and you do so at your own risk. Once the Company receives your transmission of information, it makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If the Company learns of a security systems breach, then it may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. The Company may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify the Company.
You may submit any questions you may have about our security procedures by emailing us at email@example.com.
Information The Company Collects
You can visit the Website without disclosing any personal information about yourself. However, in order to utilize certain services of the Website, you may be required to create a user account (“Account”). If you create an Account, the Company collects a variety of information such as your name and address, e-mail address, telephone number account preferences, and other information about you.
In addition, we collect the personal information that you submit to the Website, such as your name, address and any other contact or other information that you choose to provide by:
• using the “contact us” portion of this Website;
• in purchasing products or services from the Website;
When you visit the Website, the Company may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. The Company uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
When you use the Website, the Company’s servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any Website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you use the Website, the Company may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Web Beacon will automatically disable in the event the Website receives a “do not track” signal from your browser.
If you submit personally identifiable information to the Company through the Website, the Company may use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website.
The Company does not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any email sent by the Company or by replying to any email sent by the Company and entering the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. The Company may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Website changes or for customer service purposes).
The Company uses both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.
When the Company Discloses Information
The Company does not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
The Company may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with Google and other interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.
The Company may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case, the Company may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personally identifiable information at any time by visiting your update profile page. In some circumstances we may not agree with your request to change your personally identifiable information and will instead append an alternative text to the record in question.
To protect your privacy and security, the Company takes reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
You can ask to see your personally identifiable information. If you want to review, verify or correct your personally identifiable information, please contact the Company in writing.
When requesting access to your personally identifiable information, please note that we may request specific information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for and provide you with the personally identifiable information that we hold about you. We may charge you a fee to access your personally identifiable information; however, we will advise you of any fee in advance. If you require assistance in preparing your request, please contact the Company.
Your right to access the personally identifiable information that we hold about you is not absolute. There are instances where applicable law or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide some or all of the personally identifiable information that we hold about you. In addition, the personally identifiable information may have been destroyed, erased or made anonymous in accordance with our record retention obligations and practices.
In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personally identifiable information, we will endeavor to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.
Links to Other Websites
This Website may contain links to other sites that are not controlled in any way by the Company. Please be aware of this when you click on any such links; the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices and/or policies of any website other than our own.
Our Commitment To Children’s’ Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, the Company does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If the Company learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then the Company will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Special Note to International Users
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that the Company is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, it reserves the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information (including personally identifiable information) it has collected from its users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of the Company’s bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, the Company may not be able to control how your personally identifiable information is treated, transferred, or used.
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