Collection and Use of Information
Company is the sole owner of the information collected on our Site. The information we collect depends on what you do when you visit or utilize the Site.
We collect PII from Users in a number of different ways including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. The PII we collect depends on what you do when you visit or utilize the Site or how you choose to communicate with us.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of PII about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, alias, profile picture, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
- Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers.
- Location includes IP Addresses, geolocation, beacon based location, and GPS location. You may disable our use of certain location data through your device or browser settings, for example by disabling “Location Services” for any applicable application in iOS privacy settings.
- User generated Content include comments or messages provided in free text boxes.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
We also may collect, or direct one of our partners to collect, your financial information to facilitate payment by a third party sponsor.
Please note that we do not collect PII about you unless you choose to provide such PII to us by creating an account, subscribing to our services, and/or contacting us regarding the Site or our products and services. If at any time you do provide us with such PII, we will collect it.
Analytical Information and Anonymized Data
For each User, we may automatically gather certain information and store it in log files. This information includes the following: web beacons, embedded web links, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data.
We may collect and store this information on an individual basis and in aggregate, or combined, form. We may also collect both User-specific and aggregate information on what pages Users access or visit. We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track Users’ movements around the Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We also use this information to improve the content of our web pages, and to customize the content and layout of our pages. All of this is done with the intention of making our Site more useful to Users.
We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. In particular we use session cookies to record session information, such as which web pages a User has visited, and to track User activity on the Site. We also use session cookies to store any passwords used on the Site (such as a password associated with a User account), so you do not have to enter it more than once per session. Session cookies expire when you close your browser.
We use persistent cookies to track and target the interests of our Users to enhance the experience on our Site. Persistent cookies remain on your device for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your browser’s “help” file.
Use of PII by Company
We will use information in connection with the purpose for which you provided it (e.g., to contact you with a response to a request for information, to provide products or services, and/or to contribute to customer surveys). We will communicate with you by email, telephone, or social media, in accordance with your wishes.
Generally, the Company uses this information for internal record keeping however, Company may also use your PII to send you information on products, services, and special offers and promotions in which you might have an interest. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. The means by which Company will use to contact you with this information will depend on the type of PII you have provided. For example, if you provide us with your email address, you may receive periodic promotional emails from us.
If you do not wish to receive special offers and other promotional information from us, you may opt out of receiving such communications, as discussed below.
Sharing Your PII
As a general rule, the Company will not disclose any of your PII to third parties without your permission or as described below.
We may disclose any collected information, including PII, if: (1) the disclosure is necessary or useful to our provision of services; (2) we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, interests, or property; (3) we are acting in good faith to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud, or to respond to a government request; (4) we believe in good faith the disclosure is required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or similar legal or administrative process; and (5) a third party purchases or otherwise acquires us or the Site, in which case your information will likely be among the assets transferred.
The Site may offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors or partners of Company. By requesting more information, you give Company permission to transfer your PII to the sponsor or partner so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your e-mail address will be shared. In certain situations, your PII will also be visible to other Users of the Site.
We do not rent or sell email addresses to third parties, or otherwise share any non-anonymized personally-identifying information we collect, with any third parties (other than our affiliated entities) except as set forth above.
If we do share PII with an entity working on our behalf, we will employ commercially-appropriate procedures to help ensure that the disclosed PII is used only for authorized purposes by authorized persons, and that safeguards are in place to help maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the PII.