INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect two types of information from and about you: (a) information that you voluntarily provide us that personally identifies you and (b) information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect when you visit our Website or that you provide us.
We only collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, phone number, e-mail address, and physical address, to the extent you voluntarily provide it, by entering information in forms or requesting information on the Website. If you do not wish to share this information with us, you may choose not to provide it.
USE OF INFORMATION
To the extent you provide it to us, we use your personally identifiable information primarily to enhance your use of the Website, to respond to your requests for information about our services, and in other ways related to the circumstances under which you provided the information to us. We may also use that information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as customer service, offering of programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via our Website. We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect in a variety of ways, including to administer the Website, help us analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up our Website, gather broad demographic information, and to improve our Website and our services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others. Aggregated information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
We may disclose your personally identifiable information as we believe reasonably necessary to comply with laws, regulations, or demands of governmental authorities, or to prevent harm to yourself or others. In addition, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties we have engaged to help us provide and maintain the Website or to perform marketing, business, or other services for us, or third parties we have engaged to provide our services. For example, we may engage subcontractors to perform portions of the services we provide and we may provide those subcontractors with your personally identifiable information to the extent necessary to enable them to perform those services. In those cases, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your personally identifiable information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. Finally, we may transfer your personally identifiable information as part of the assets of our company if our company is, or parts of our business are, sold to, merged with or acquired by, a third party.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. Should you make a request, in your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. You may request the information from us in writing at: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading “California Privacy Rights.”
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information relating to children. The features, programs, promotions, services and other aspects of our Website requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. In the event we learn we have collected personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age without prior parental consent, we will take steps to promptly delete such information. By providing your personal information to us, through the Website, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE
When you submit information to us through our Website, you should be aware that your information is transmitted across the Internet and that no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.