2. Information Practices
PolicyStat, LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, predecessors, and successors-in-interest (“us” or “we”) understand that security and privacy are important issues for our users. We recognize the importance you place on keeping your information secure and confidential. We maintain the following standards to help protect information that personally identifies you. We may change this Policy at any time by posting revisions, and your continued use of the Site and Services indicates your agreement to the revised Policy. Accordingly, we urge you to review the Policy often. If you do not agree to the Policy, you are not permitted to use the Site or Services.
3. Collection of Information
You may be asked to voluntarily provide your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card number, or other personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to have access to some features of the Site or to use the Services. By using the Site and/or Services and providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our use of such information as described in this Policy. You may always refuse to provide your Personal Information, and this may lead to our inability to provide you with certain products or services.
We or our business partners may also collect information that is anonymous, such as your IP address (a number used to identify your computer on the Internet) or the type of browser you are using (“Anonymous Information”). Because this information helps us in evaluating how our visitors use and navigate the Site and Services, including the number and frequency of visitors, and the length of visits, we hope that, by using Anonymous Information, we can update the Site and Services to make them more useful to you and other users. We reserve the right to maintain, update, disclose or otherwise use Anonymous Information, without limitation.
Your use of the Services may require you to share certain information regarding your business with us or our business partners (the “Business Information”). The Business Information is necessary to the operation of the tools provided to you via the Services. You may always refuse to provide the Business Information, but such a refusal may result in the loss of functionality of the applicable tools. Unless otherwise specified by you and agreed to by us in writing, our support and consultation specialists may also access your Business Information to provide you with requested assistance, support and consultation services.
4. Use of Information
We may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: to administer your account; to administer and improve the Site and Services; to personalize the content of the Site and Services to your preferences; to process requests made by you; to market our products and services to you and to notify you of our promotional events or our special offers; to provide Internet security; where reasonably necessary to enforce the Terms, including this Policy; and if there is a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request. We may work with our business partners who may perform certain functions on our behalf, such as sending e-mail messages, managing data, or providing customer service. These business partners have access to your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to perform these specific functions and may not use it for any other purpose. Other than for the specific purposes set forth in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information unless we obtain your prior consent or is legally required to do so.
We may use third party advertising companies to place ads on the Site and to place our advertisements on other web sites. These companies may use Anonymous Information about your visits to this and other web sites to provide advertisements on the Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
We will not use the Business Information for any purpose other than in connection with the operation and improvement of the tools, in the creation of new tools, or providing you with assistance, support, or consultation.
If we are involved in the sale of a substantial portion of our business assets, notwithstanding anything to the contrary we may transfer Anonymous, Personal, and Business Information to the third-party acquirer who will thereafter step into our shoes and will be entitled to do anything we had the right to do under this Policy and the Terms.
5. Cookies and Other Technologies
We also use clear GIFs. Clear GIFs (also known as web bugs, beacons, or tags) are small graphic images placed on a web page, web-based document, or in an e-mail message. Clear GIFs are invisible to the user because they are typically very small (only 1-by-1 pixel) and the same color as the background of the web page, document or e-mail message. We do not use clear GIFs to collect personal information about you. However, we may use clear GIFs to capture statistical usage information for the Site. We may correlate this information to a user to personalize user experience and for statistical analysis of user experiences on the Site.
6. E-mail Communications
We recommend that you do not include any sensitive personal information in e-mail communications directed to you. We may communicate with you by postal mail, e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. All agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
7. Privacy of Children
We encourage parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in their children’s online activities. The Site and Services are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We strictly adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from any child under the age of 13 in any manner that violates this law. Please note that the Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties (“Third Party Sites”) which may request Personal Information from children under the age of 13. We are not responsible for the collection or use of Personal Information collected from any child under the age of 13 at any Third Party Sites. We encourage parents and guardians to review the privacy policies contained on the Third Party Sites. We disclaim any liability for any third party’s use of such Personal Information obtained through using the Third Party Site.
8. Your Opportunity to Opt-out of E-mail
In the event you do not wish to receive promotional or editorial content e-mail(s) from us, follow the opt-out instructions contained within the body of any e-mail message you receive.
The Site may contain links to Third Party Sites. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your information of any type at any Third Party Sites. Therefore, we disclaim any liability for any third party’s use of any type of your information obtained through using the Third Party Site.
Although we use appropriate measures to help protect your information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we unfortunately cannot absolutely guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in its databases. Your transmissions are, therefore, at your own risk. You can help us mitigate some of this risk by (i) keeping your account, subaccounts, and passwords secure; (ii) deploying appropriate anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware programs on the computers and other devices that you and your sub-accountholders may use to access the site; and (iii) never leaving any of your devices unattended without first locking them or shutting them down.
11. Your California Privacy Rights
Beginning January 1, 2005, California law permits customers who are California residents to request once in any calendar year certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by e-mail at: [email protected], or write to us at: 550 Congressional Blvd, Suite 100, Carmel, IN, 46032.
12. Access and Corrections
We strive to keep your Personal Information accurate. You can access and update the Personal Information that you have provided to us at any time. If you wish to update Personal Information provided to us, please access your account where you may view, update or correct your information online. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your data or enabling you to make corrections.
13. Contacting Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected], or write to us at 550 Congressional Blvd, Suite 100, Carmel, IN, 46032. Please provide a concise communication with complete information, including your contact information.