Last Updated: 10/2/2008
Revisions to this Policy
The information which the Company collects through the Website may include personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) which refers to information that helps it identify users or viewers of the Website (collectively, “Users” and each a “User”). The Personal Information includes data such as a User’s name, street address, phone number, facsimile number, email address, username and password. Users are responsible for keeping all Personal Information current and may change any previously entered information through the Website in the manner set forth below.
The Website may also collect data that cannot be traced back to a specific individual (“Anonymous Information”). For example, the Company may be able to keep count of how many Users have viewed the Website and specific content therein, or key words utilized to find the Website, but this information does not necessarily include information regarding Users’ names, street addresses, phone numbers or email addresses. Users who view the Website but do not enter their Personal Information are generally anonymous Users. Only Anonymous Information and no Personal Information will be intentionally collected by the Company from anonymous Users. The Website may use browser cookies to collect Anonymous Information. The Website may also incorporate web beacons or similar tracking technologies to allow the Company to track how the Website is used. Such technologies are used to collect Anonymous Information, e.g. the name of the User’s internet service provider, the IP address of the User’s computer, User’s browser software and operating system, the identity of any linked-form or linked-to website and other similar information. The Company may combine a User’s Anonymous Information with similar information collected from other Users to help improve the Website and products and services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company does not currently knowingly store credit card numbers on its servers. All credit card information and identifying information is processed through an independent third-party, such as PAYPAL, as made available through the Website (“Payment Processor”). The User acknowledges that the Payment Processor is an independent third party with no affiliation with the Company. Accordingly, Company cannot attest to or otherwise be responsible for the acts of the Payment Processor, including without limitation, its collection and use of information. User acknowledges that it is his sole responsibility to investigate the Payment Processor’s policies and to ensure that he is satisfied with the same. User provides his information to the Payment Processor at his own risk. Moreover, User will be solely responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of the User’s agreement with the Payment Processor, which may include, but is not limited to, the way the Payment Processor collects information, the manner in which they process payments and the duties and obligations that the User has with the Payment Processor. The Company does not know of the policies of independent third-parties, including the Payment Processor, and is not responsible for the information collected or how the information is used by any third-parties, including, without limitation, the Payment Processor.
If the User believes that he has been mistakenly billed, the User has the duty and obligation to notify the Payment Processor immediately of such error. The User must review the Payment Processor’s policy with regard to their notice requirement. The User releases the Company and the Website from all liabilities and claims of loss resulting from any error or discrepancy in billing.
Users may become a registered member of the Website (“Registered User”), in which case the User may be asked to provide certain Personal Information, including his name, address, telephone number, email address, a unique login name, password and password validation, and a password hint to help the User remember his password. This information is collected within the registration process, in order to allow for greater ease in the Registered User utilizing the Website and its interactive features; to allow the Company and the Website to identify the Registered User; and to allow Company to contact the Registered User for customer service purposes, if necessary. In addition, Company requests Registered User’s email address to confirm new member registration and to enable email or other electronic communications to be made through the Website. Moreover, the Company may utilize a Registered User’s email address to send updates, newsletters, news or other information regarding the Website to the Registered User. In the event that Registered User no longer wishes to receive such emails, he may “opt-out” by providing an email to the Company at firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of that email should read: “Do not send me notification emails.”
Registered Users may be providing more Personal Information than general Users to the Website, and by becoming a Registered User, it assumes all risk, and agrees to these terms with regard to all of the information that the Registered User submits vis-à-vis the Website.
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The Company undertakes reasonable efforts to operate secure data networks which are protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. The Company undertakes reasonable efforts to review its security and privacy policies on a periodic basis and it may adjust and change the systems as necessary. Notwithstanding the above, and although the Company is ever diligent in its security pursuits, it cannot guarantee the success of its efforts.
It is the Company’s policy to not use or share the Personal Information about the Users of the Website in ways which have not been outlined or described herein without first allowing its Users a chance to opt out or otherwise disallow such unrelated uses. However, the Company may disclose Personal Information about its Users or information relating to their Use of the Website for any reason if, in its sole discretion, it determines that it is reasonable to do so, including:
A. To comply with laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations or governmental or legal requests for such information;
B. To reveal information that is needed to identify, contact or bring legal action against any User who may be violating the terms and conditions of the Website;
C. To operate the Website properly;
D. To protect the Website and its Users; and/or
E. To fully cooperate with law enforcement authorities, private-party litigants and others seeking information about its Users to the extent required by applicable law.
Managing and Deleting Users’ Personal Information
If a User would like to modify or delete any personal information previously entered on the Website, he can update his information by sending an email with his current and updated information to email@example.com. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Registered Users may be able to update their personal information by changing his online profile through the Website.
Protection of Children
The Company does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children (minors younger than 13) through the Website. If the User is a parent and believes the Company may have inadvertently collected such information from User’s child, please notify the Company immediately by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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