The information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of the Site and its related features and services. We may collect Device Information using the following technologies:
– “Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.com
– “Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
– “Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.
– Mobile Advertising ID’s (MAIDS)
Additionally, when you interact or submit information on the site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, business address, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Client Information.”
We collect and store information that you enter into The Company Site. At some, You can register for events, subscribe to one of The Company’s services such as an online newsletter, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. For example, when you register with us or register for an event, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide: name, address, email address, telephone number. All Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will be stored securely. Personal Information may also be collected in certain portions of the Site in which you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us or to operators of subnetworks within the Site e.g. community postings, suggestions, or other requests. Some of this information also may be used to contact you about new features, updates regarding events and alerts unless you have elected to not receive such promotional communications in connection with the Site.
Through your use of the Site, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data.” We collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with the Site. For example, we collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit the Site. We also collect information regarding user traffic patterns and site usage. Where available, The Company might make use of Mobile Advertising IDs (MAIDS). This information is used to analyze and improve the Site and to provide our users with a fulfilling experience, as well as adjust to geographical traffic.
We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources, to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to provide information about our service, recommendations, and special offers that we think will interest you and, if you have agreed to receive email from us, send you information regarding The Company’s programs and updates.
After you register, we may use the email address and zip codes of all users who subscribe to any of our newsletters or other regular correspondence. Except to our authorized third-party agents (as described below), this information is not shared with any third parties. Anyone who no longer wishes to receive regular correspondence can, at any time, follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions located within each email.
In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not collect any personal information from anyone we know to be under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13, THEN IMMEDIATELY EXIT THE SITE UNLESS YOU ARE DIRECTLY SUPERVISED BY A PARENT OR OTHER LEGAL GUARDIAN.
7.1 Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information to provide services available through the Site, track your compliance with the Site’s rules and regulations, or for editorial and feedback purposes (to the extent that is explained when you provide the information).
7.2 Use of Anonymous Information
We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Site and who our readers are so we can improve our Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical “ratings” information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. In some cases, anonymous cookie information may be used in targeted displays or social media campaigns. We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at http://www.networkadvertising.com/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work
You can opt-out of targeted advertising by visiting:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
Additionally, you can opt-out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/
DO NOT TRACK
Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.
7.3 Third-Party Agents
We occasionally have third-party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as marketing, analytics, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and will be contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Site, and are required to meet all current industry standards for data protection and privacy compliance.
7.4 Emergency Situations
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Site or the public. We will, in all cases, comply with law enforcement when necessary.
Personal Information collected by the Site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Personal Information is encrypted as part of any data submission. Only those agents who need access to your Personal Information to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee of The Company who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
To protect the security of your information during transmission, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input. Most browsers will give a visual indication of when your connection is secure. For example, many browsers will show a padlock icon in the lower right of the browser window.
While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, you understand and agree that no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network (or even transactions considered to be “offline”) can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
If you have any questions or concerns about the online privacy statement for this site or its implementation you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.