Effective July 11, 2011
Proffiliates,Inc. respects and values your privacy rights. The following privacy policies describe the type of information we collect about you; how we secure that information; how we use that information; and the choices you have regarding the collection and use of your private information. Each policy describes the use of "Cookies" for each of our businesses.
We have no control over the PII that Ad Networks or other third parties may obtain, store or use. We encourage you to visit their web sites to review and read their privacy policies and opt-out practices that govern their usage.
You may also turn off cookies through your web browser. However, this may affect your use of our site as well as other's sites. There are many ways to eliminate or block cookies from your browser. Please see http://cookiecentral.com for more information.
Demographic information: is information that may or may not be unique to the consumer in the sense that it refers to selected population characteristics, Such information may include, but is not limited to, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests.
Behavioral information: is information pertaining to how the consumer use our site, the areas of our site that the consumer visit, what services the consumer access, and information about the consumers computer hardware and software including the consumers IP address, geographic location, browser preference, operating system type, domain names, times that the consumer access the internet and other website the consumer have been referred to us through. This information is necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, preventing fraud, and improving our services and products.
Third party information: is information that we acquire from a third party which may include personal, demographic, behavioral and indirect information. We obtain this information so that we can personalize the advertising to the consumer shown our site.
No Information Collected from Children: Company will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under the age of 13. If Company obtains actual knowledge that it has 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, Company has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.
Credit Card Information and Bank Account Information: Company may, in certain instances, collect credit card numbers, bank account information and related information when an individual places an order on Company's Website. When the credit card or bank account information is submitted to Company, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Company will use the credit card information or bank account information for purposes of processing and completing the transaction the consumer requested on the Website, and the credit card information or bank account information will be disclosed to third parties as necessary to complete the requested purchase transaction.
We predominately use "session" cookies, which are not permanently stored on the consumer's hard drive. Session cookies expire after two hours of inactivity or when the consumer closes the consumer's browser. When the consumer carry out the purchase of a service or product on our website, a large amount of data is processed by our system and transferred through each page of the search or registration. This information includes all information the consumer input on a registration page or questionnaire the consumer complete as part of the registration process as well as demographic information that is not unique to the consumer. "Session" cookies allow us to keep track of this data until the consumer have completed the consumers search or registration.
Removing Cookies: The consumer have the ability to accept, decline or move cookies at any time by modifying the consumers browser settings. Please see http://cookiecentral.com. If the consumer chooses to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact the consumers experience on the web site.
Web Beacons: We also use electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs, clear gifs or action tags) that allow us to collect certain information about the consumers visit to these Web pages (including the number of users who have visited those pages), measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements, and deliver services. Web beacons are not used to access the consumer's personally identifiable information; they are a technique used to compile aggregated statistics about web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of page view and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. This information may be shared with one or more third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Web pages, how those visitors use those Web Pages, and the effectiveness of their advertisements. We may also use web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in our database.
Disabling Web Beacons: Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, the consumer cannot opt out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in the consumer's browser.
IP Addresses: We automatically track certain information based upon the consumer's behavior on the site. We may use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve the consumer and our community. This information may include the URL that the consumer just came from (whether this URL is on the site or not), which URL the consumer next go to (whether this URL is on the site or not), the consumers computer browser information, and the consumers IP address. The consumers Internet Protocol ("IP") is a unique Internet "address" which is assigned to the consumer by the consumers Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). For local area network ("LAN"), DSL, or cable modem users, an IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. IP addresses are automatically logged by Web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. The consumers IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area the consumer are connecting from, or which ISP the consumer are using. Finally, other websites the consumer visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages.
How We Use the Information Collected
Providing Services and Products: We use the information we gather on the Site for the purposes of providing the services and or products the consumer have requested. This may include passing the consumers information on to a third party with which we have a contract to provide such services. Although our contractual arrangement limits how such third party can use the consumer's information, we do not control the privacy practices of this third party. If the consumer have any questions or wish to remove the consumer's information from the third party's database, the consumer will need to contact that party directly.
Improving our Website: We use the information we gather on the Site to respond to any inquires the consumer make; operate and improve our Site, improve and create a positive user experience; and deliver the products and services advertised on our Site. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising relating to the consumers experience and interests. The information we gather on this Site may be shared the other companies under common ownership with ours throughout the world.
Disclosure of Information to Others
We disclose to third parties throughout the world the consumer's personal information, combined personal, demographic, behavioral or indirect information, as set forth below:
We disclose to third parties throughout the world the consumer's personal information, combined personal, demographic, behavioral or indirect information, as set forth below:
Product and Service Delivery: We may share the consumer's information with third parties who help us in the delivery the products and services the consumer have requested. We disclose information to 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, process credit card payments, and provide customer service. These companies and individuals may not share that information with any other third party or use that data for any other purpose.
Third Party Products and Services: We may disclose such information to third parties to provide the consumer with information about the opportunities, products or services of third parties. We use the data and data logs we have about the consumer, including interests and preferences the consumer have expressed, to determine whether the consumer might be interested in the opportunities, products or services of a particular third party. This type of marketing may be in the form of email offers or mobile offers sent to by third parties or telemarketing calls from third parties.
Anonymous information: We also share aggregated anonymous information about the consumer and other persons using our Site with third parties so that they can understand the kinds of visitors to the Site and how those visitors use the Sites. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.
Legal Process: We disclose 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 - after considering the consumers privacy interests and other factors - 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 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 addition, 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. The consumer will be notified of the sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party by email or through a prominent notice posted on the Site. Again, in each of these situations, the recipients of the consumer's data may potentially be located in any country in the world.
Third Party Use of The Consumers Information
Third parties also collect and use information about the consumer on our Site in the following way:
Advertiser cookies and web beacons: Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the Site and on the internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about the consumer. We do not control the use of such technology and have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about the consumer.
Hyperlinks: Our Site and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Such links are provided for the consumer's convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
Use of The Consumers Information for Email and Telemarketing
Email and Unsubscribe Policy: We may provide the consumers personal information to third parties for promotional offers by email. These offers may be our services and products or those of third parties. We may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all Company's email lists, a person must send an email to email@example.com.
Content of Email Messages: The consumer may receive certain commercial email messages sent by third parties for products which may be of interest to the consumer. In such case, an Advertiser's name will appear in the "From:" and the email will have a method at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe from that Advertiser. Company is not responsible for third party emails sent to the consumer.
Opting Out of Email Marketing Material: We provide the consumer the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having the consumers personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when it asks for this information. For example, if the consumer purchases a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, the consumer can indicate the consumers preference by emailing or calling us per the information contained on our contact page.
If the consumer no longer wish to receive our promotions, the consumer may opt-out of receiving it by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telemarketing: We may use the consumers Personal Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones. The consumer may have the consumer's telephone number or cell phone number listed on a state or federal do not call registry. By registering and using this Site, the consumer agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR §310 et seq. (the "ATSR"). Notwithstanding that the consumers telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call List, the consumer have authorized us to contact the consumer via telemarketing in accordance with the ATSR. Moreover, by registering with, or requesting information from, a third-party advertiser at or through the Website or other advertisement media made available by us (e.g., email marketing), the consumer agree that such action shall constitute a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application with the respective third-party advertiser for purposes of the ATSR and the consumer may be contacted via email, direct mail and/or telemarketing by such third-party advertiser in accordance with the ATSR. We may use Personal Information to provide the services the consumer requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.
Wireless Addresses: If the e-mail address the consumer provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, the consumer agree to receive messages at such address from us or our business associates (unless and until the consumer have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). The consumer understands that the consumer's wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. The consumer represent that the consumer are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that the consumer are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
The consumers acknowledges and agree that the SMS Service is provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that the consumer's use of the SMS Service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to the consumer for any lack of privacy or security the consumer may experience. The consumer are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for the consumers situation and intended use of the SMS Service. We may also access the content of the consumers account and wireless account with the consumer's carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
Removal of Wireless or SMS addresses: The consumer may remove the consumer's information from our database. If the consumer remove the consumers information from our database it will no longer be used by Company for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties, or used by Company or third parties to send promotional correspondence to the consumer. The consumer may remove the consumers information by sending the consumers request in writing via email to email@example.com or by sending "STOP", "END", "QUIT" to the SMS text message the consumer have received.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect the consumer's information. When the consumer submit information at the website, such information is protected both online and offline. The servers in which we store Personal Information are kept in a secure physical environment. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. Currently, We use Secure Socket Layer Software ("SSL") to protect data and to secure any transactions. SSL encrypts information, including credit card numbers, names and addresses as they are transmitted over the Internet. Please be advised that, although We take commercially reasonable technological precautions to protect the consumers data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, We cannot and do not warrant that the consumers information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through this site is at the consumers own risk. However, access to the consumer's information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public.
Changes to Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to make material changes to the substance of this Privacy Statement. We will post those changes through a prominent notice on the web site so that the consumer will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it.
The Consumers California Rights
A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes ("California customer") is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.
California customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address.