Effective Date: January 6, 2022
- Information We Collect.
We collect various types of information from and about you when you visit and use our Website. Sometimes we collect combinations of information.
“Personal information” is information that can be used to identify you or any other individual to whom the information may relate. This may be information which you are prompted to provide to us. Such information may include your name, mobile number and email address, or other unique information about you which you provide to us during the registration process, or though the course of communicating with us about the products and services provided on our Website. We may collect this same information about all other persons when you provide it to us.
“Demographic information” is information that may or may not be unique to you in the sense that it refers to selected population characteristics. Such information may include, but is not limited to, zip code, mobile phone carrier, age, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, military service, industry of employment, personal and online interests. When we can identify you through this information, it is Personal Information.
“Behavioral information” is information which is automatically collected when you use our Website. This information includes the areas of our Website that you visit, what services you access, and information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that you access the internet, and other websites you have visited. When we can identify you through this information, it is Personal Information.
“Third-party information” is information about you that we acquire from a third-party which may include personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information. This collection may include, but not limited to, first party cookies, third-party cookies, anonymous cookies, persistent identifiers, email opt-in, and search engine keywords. We have no access or control over these cookies and other tracking devices used by third-party advertisers and networks. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies and practices of these parties.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children. We will never knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, we have no such information to use or to disclose to third-parties.
Generally, we as well as third-party vendors and supporting advertisers, use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and java scripts. These technologies collect internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer our Website, track users’ movements through our Website and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on these technologies on an individual or aggregated basis.
We use electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs, or action tags) which allow us to collect information about your visit to our Website, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements and track delivery of advertising. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time, and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also use Web beacons in email messages sent to you. This allows us to determine if you opened or acted upon the email messages. Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt-out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.
- How We Use Information We Have Collected.
Providing Services and Products. We use the information we gather on our Website to provide you with the services and/or products you have requested. This may include passing your information on to a third-party to provide such services or products. We may also pass on your information to Service Providers to assist us in providing news alerts, articles and blogs if you sign up on our Website to receive the same.
Improving Our Website. We use the information we gather to respond to any communications from you as well as operate, and improve the functionality of our Website, and deliver the products and services advertised on our Website. Our services include the display of personalized content, and advertising, relating to your experience and interests.
Marketing Our and Third Party Websites. We use the information we have gathered to market to you both our services, product and Website as well as third party commercial offers.
- Disclosure of Information to Others.
Product and Service Delivery. We share your information with third-parties who help us in the delivery of the products, services, newsletters, alerts and marketing when you sign up.
Website Functionality. We share your information with companies and individuals we employ to perform technical functions on our behalf. Examples include third-parties who host our Website, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service.
Third Party Products and Services. We share your information with third-parties who will provide you with their opportunities, products, or services. This includes your personal and non-personal information, and includes your interests and preferences, so they may determine whether you might be interested in their products or services.
Anonymous information. We share aggregated anonymous information about you, combined with other persons using our Website with third-parties, so that they can understand the kinds of visitors that come to our Website, and how those visitors use our Website. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.
Legal Process. We disclose your information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property, or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
Acquisition or Merger. We may disclose and transfer your information to a third-party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In the event we become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our liquidator, administrator, receiver, or administrative receiver may sell, license, or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.
- Third Party Collection and Use of Information.
Third-parties collect and use information about you on or through our Website in the following way:
Advertisers. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place ads on our Website, may use their own cookies, Web beacons, and other technology, to collect information about you. We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
Hyperlinks. Our Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to websites owned by third-parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control any information, software, products, or services, available on these third-party websites. The inclusion of a link on our Website does not imply any endorsement of the services, products or website, or its sponsoring organization.
Analytics. As described above, we use third-parties to monitor analyze and report on the traffic to, from and within our Website and email messages.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect your information. When you submit information on our Website, such information is protected both online and offline. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. The servers in which we store your information are kept in a secure physical environment. The servers have industry standard firewalls. Access to such servers is password protected and access by our employees is limited. Currently, we use Secure Socket Layer software (“SSL”) to protect data and to secure any transactions. SSL encrypts information including credit card number(s), and names and addresses, as they are transmitted over the Internet. Please be advised that, although we take commercially reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure; therefore, we cannot and do not warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our Website is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited and not accessible to the public.
- SUPPLEMENTAL CALIFORNIA RESIDENT’S NOTICE.
Shine the Light. One time a year, a California resident can ask us to disclose what information we received or shared about them and from what category of third-parties this was done for marketing purposes. California residents also have the right to know we do not respond to do not track signals or cookies. Please make this request by sending us an email at [email protected]
The CCPA requires we give their residents notice of the following rights:
Right to Know. You have the right to: (a) the categories of personal information we have collected about you; (b) the categories of sources from which personal information is collected; (c) the business or commercial purpose for the information collection; (d) the categories of third parties with whom we have shared personal information; and (e) the specifics of personal information we hold about an individual.
Right to Deletion. California residents have a right to request the deletion of their Personal Information collected or maintained it in the past 12 months – there are certain exemptions to this such as legal compliance or to complete a transaction and document that transaction or security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity (or prosecute those responsible); debug to identify and repair functionality errors; exercise or ensure the right of another to exercise free speech or other legal right or comply with a legal obligation.
Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information. You have the right to opt-out of any sale of your Personal Information unless you are requesting a product or service, this is an exemption from this right, and we will process your request. But you have the right to cease all further sale of your Personal Information.
Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights. You have a right and we will not undertake any discriminatory treatment against you, if you exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
Contact us. To exercise these rights, please contact us through our California Consumer Portal, or by email at [email protected], or use the link below to exercise any of these rights.
Response Time and Response Format. We make every effort to respond to requests within the 45 days, allowed by the law. If there is a delay, we will let you know. We deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding your request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons why we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We will provide our response in a manner that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance to you.