Information We Collect
“Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify an individual, including, without limitation, a person’s name, postal address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, date of birth, user ID and password, your Site usage data (including, without limitation, device browser and operating system information, device Internet Protocol (IP) and Media Access Control (MAC) addresses, browsing history (including browsing dates, times and click-paths), device lookup information, and device geolocation data (collectively, “Usage Data”)), and payment and billing-related information. Personal Information does not include publicly available information. When you visit, use or register on our Sites, place orders for products or services through any of the Sites, participate in surveys, questionnaires, polls and promotions, request information, submit comments, feedback forms, videos, messages, photographs or other content on or through any of the Sites, and/or participate in webcasts, chat rooms, forums, message boards, blogs or other interactive features of or through any of the Sites, or otherwise communicate or interact with us through any of the Sites, we collect certain Personal Information from you. How we collect your Personal Information will depend on how you use the Sites and interact with us. We may also collect demographic information, such as your age, gender and ethnicity. When you provide your payment and billing-related information to us through any of the Sites, like credit card numbers and expiration dates, we immediately transmit it directly to our payment processing company for processing your payments and it is not stored or otherwise used by us in any other manner.
We utilize Usage Data through analytics services on the Sites for the purposes of giving us operational and marketing data about your usage of the Sites, including in an aggregate manner that does not identify you to us or in a manner that may identify you to us and that show us which services and features you are using or accessing within our Sites (including, without limitation, whether you may have accessed or downloaded audiovisual material or other content from the Sites), as well as the device type and hardware features, country and language of download.
Information We Receive From Third Parties
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are browsing another website and you opt in to receive information from us, then that third party website may forward to us your e-mail address and certain other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature via the Sites through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information.
We may supplement the Personal Information we collect about you through the Sites with records received by us from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you, and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may combine the information we receive from these third parties with Personal Information we collect through the Sites.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Analytics Services
When you visit the Sites through any device, we may place some information on that device in the form of cookies. Cookies are small text files used by many websites to uniquely identify a user’s browser, to store information or settings in a user’s browser to enable the website to recognize the user when he or she returns, or to monitor the user’s website browsing behavior. Cookies also help us to provide a customized experience and may enable us to detect certain kinds of fraud. In many cases, you can manage cookie preferences and opt out of having cookies and other data collection technologies used by configure your particular browser’s privacy or other settings. Note, however, that if you configure your browser to not accept cookies from us, then some functions of our Sites may not operate as intended and you may not have access to all the services, features and/or promotions we may offer through the Sites.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed on website pages and in e-mails and which are used to allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons may be used to measure the effectiveness of our Sites and advertising in certain ways, such as by counting the number of individuals who visit our Sites or open and act upon an e-mail message. You can make some web beacons unusable by rejecting cookies.
As we mentioned above, we may also use certain analytics services and website visit recognition software to improve the use and functionality of our Sites and to build a demographic profile. If third parties provide such analytics services and software, the third parties may also receive the information collected, in which case such third parties’ use of such information is governed by their respective privacy policies.
Do Not Track Requests
Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities invisible to website usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the technological capability to omit you from usage analytics to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part.
How We Use Your Personal Information
· register you as a member;
· process your orders and provide the services, products and offerings that you request or otherwise place orders for, and to communicate with you regarding such services, products and offerings, including the status of your order;
· do all things necessary to administer those services;
· complete your purchase transactions;
· research, develop, manage, protect and improve our Sites, products and services;
· protect the security and integrity of our Sites, and correct technical problems and malfunctions on our Sites;
· technically process your information;
· provide services essential to your experience visiting the Sites;
· take precautions against liability;
· maintain and develop our service-oriented software and other business systems;
· provide information to you about products, services, or special deals, as well as inform you about promotions or surveys;
· provide to you newsletters and other marketing materials and information that coincide with your preferences;
· notify you if you are a winner and award you prizes in connection with certain promotions;
· send you “push” notifications through mobile devices if you have opted in to do so; and
· analyze data, or to have a third party do so on our behalf.
We also use non-personal Usage Data for various purposes, including to:
· help diagnose problems with our Sites and servers;
· build up marketing profiles;
· aid strategic development;
· help administer and audit usage of the Sites; and
· generally improve the Sites and our products and services.
How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
We do not knowingly permit third parties, except for those third parties operating analytics services at our request or authorized by law (i.e., law enforcement), to collect Personal Information from you or track you (i.e., to obtain traffic data through usage analytics tools) through the Sites, but your Personal Information may nonetheless be visible to third parties through the Sites to the extent you make it public (for example, by posting content to public areas as described above). We will not sell your Personal Information.
Your Choices, Including Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
You may opt out of having your Personal Information used for commercial purposes. Users who no longer wish to receive our promotional communications may contact us by e-mail to be removed from our lists or otherwise change your personal settings within the membership area of the Sites. Be sure to include any contact information that you want removed from our promotional contacts list, including physical addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (note that if you use more than one e-mail address, you will need to send your opt-out email from each of the e-mail addresses you use). If you receive any online newsletter or similar promotional e-mail communication from us, you will be given the option to “unsubscribe” from receiving further e-mail communications from us at any time. In some cases, you may also visit our Sites which allow you to choose whether you wish to receive certain online newsletters and promotional updates and to update your contact information. Your option not to receive promotional and marketing material will not preclude us from corresponding with you, by e-mail or otherwise, regarding your existing or past business relationships with us (e.g., any purchase of our products or services or responses to requests for information you pose to us either through use of the Sites or by other means), and will not preclude us from accessing and viewing your Personal Information in the course of maintaining and improving our Sites and our services.
If you want to opt out of receiving any marketing and promotional communications from us or if your Personal Information changes (such as zip code, phone, e-mail or postal address), you may do so at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We take reasonable measures to ensure that any Personal Information we collect on our Sites is accurate, current, complete, and reliable for its intended use. If you wish to update or otherwise correct Personal Information you have provided to us, you may edit your Personal Information through the applicable Site after completing registration, or contact us at email@example.com and we will assist you in doing so. In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Sites. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and we disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, by calling us at 1 (877) 785-8347, contacting us through applicable “contact” links on the Sites, or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, you may request that we delete or return your Personal Information, and we will then do so, retaining any copies as necessary under applicable law. You should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data remaining due to backups and other reasons. Further, we will not be required to comply with your request to delete your Personal Information if it is necessary for us to maintain your Personal Information for certain valid business reasons pursuant to applicable law.
Protecting Your Privacy
It is your responsibility to safeguard the password you use to access our Sites, however, and to promptly advise us at email@example.com if you ever suspect that your password has been compromised. We strongly encourage you to change your password regularly to prevent unauthorized access. Because your user identification number, user name and password are specific to you, you acknowledge your sole responsibility for any and all use of our Sites conducted with your user identification number, user name and password.
You are solely responsible for the information and other content you post on or through our Sites. You understand that Personal Information, content and other information that you post on or through the public areas of our Sites are generally accessible to, and collected, viewed and used by, others (including other members), and may result in solicited or unsolicited messages or other contact from others. Users of our Sites are encouraged to exercise caution when posting Personal Information about themselves in public areas of the Sites. You represent and warrant that you have permission to use and share any content and any third party information, and you agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, costs and expenses arising in connection with your provision of such information.
Storing and Transfer of Your Personal Information
Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 et. seq. of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types and categories of personal information the business collects, the categories of sources from which such information is collected, the purpose for which such information is collected, the categories and identities of third parties with whom the business shares such information for direct marketing purposes by such third party, and the specific pieces of information collected, each in the immediately preceding calendar year. To access this information, write to V100K Technologies, LLC, 3209-153 Gresham Lake Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27615, USA, call us at 1 (877) 785-8347 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sites may contain links to third party websites which are not under our control. You acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy or any other aspect of the content of any websites we do not own, operate or control. You expressly acknowledge and agree that your accessing the links to any such third party websites is at your own risk and subject to the applicable privacy policies and terms and conditions of such third party websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Sites and to read the privacy statements of each third party website to which we may link and that may collect our users’ information.
The Sites are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly solicit or collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information of a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit your e-mail address or any other Personal Information to us through the Sites.
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