Collection of Data
We collect data in the following ways:
- Data Collected Automatically. When you use the Site, we automatically collect non-personal data provided by your web browser, such as device identifiers and user activity.
- “Cookies”. When you use the Site, we may store some data on your device in the form of a “cookie” to automatically recognize your device the next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor our Services to better match your interests. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your device to erase all cookies from your device’s hard drive, to block all cookies or to provide a warning before a cookie is stored.
- Volunteered Data and Information. When you contact us for services, if you email us, and/or complete a form on our site, you are voluntarily releasing data to us.
Use of Data
We use data that we collect to help us operate the Site, to provide services that you have requested, to facilitate payments you initiate through the Site, to provide improved administration of the Site, to send you administrative email notifications; to respond to your inquiries and other requests, to provide you with hard copy and electronic newsletters or surveys, and for our own marketing purposes. If you provide your contact information to us, you agree that we may contact you with information regarding our services, including but not limited to newsletters, advertisements and other marketing materials
We use Google Analytics to help analyze how the Site is used. The tool uses “cookies” to collect standard log information and behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on Site activity. We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use that statistical analytics tool to track or to collect personal data. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a user. We will not associate any data gathered from the Site with any personal data from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form or via email.
Disclosure of Data
We may engage trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us to improve our services. We may share data we collect with those third parties to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide the services, to conduct quality assurance testing, to provide technical support, and to help us perform statistical analysis. You expressly consent to the sharing of your data with our contractors, service providers and other third parties for the purpose of providing services to you.
We may also share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information to monitor the Site, to improve its performance or content, and to perform statistical analysis.
We may disclose your data without notice if required to do so or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary – by law, legal process, litigation and/or requests from governmental authority. We may also disclose data if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose data if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect or defend our rights or our property.
Users outside the United States, please note that the Site is hosted in the United States, therefore, your data may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your data through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of the Site will constitute your consent to the transfer of your data outside of your home country, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.
Personal Information Collected from Credit/Debit Card Transaction
Users making payment to us through our Site must provide contact information (such as your name, address, phone, email and other similar information) and financial information (such as a credit/debit card number and the expiration date). Contact information is used to advise the user about the processing of a payment, and financial information is used for payment processing purposes only. We use a credit/debit card payment processing company to process charges and chargebacks, and when you engage in online payment transactions through the Site, we will facilitate the transfer of your name, address, financial information, and amount owed for services as necessary for the third party to provide that service. To the extent that your information is transmitted to the third-party processor, the processor’s own privacy policies and data security policies will also apply to such information. If you choose not to provide us with personal information, it will be impossible for you to make payment using our Site.
The Site may contain links to third party websites, software, or applications. The Site may also use or offer products or services from third parties or enable you to use content or functionality from other software and/or applications. Data collected from third parties is governed by their privacy practices, and we are not responsible for such privacy practices, so we encourage you to read those third party privacy statements.
Your Choices Regarding Your Data
We are committed to protecting the security of your data. We use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of our Site and the confidentiality of information that you provide. We require the use of Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) standard transmission encryption to protect transmission of personal information submitted while making a payment using the Site. Despite these measures, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with data breaches of confidentiality due to system failure or unauthorized access by third parties, and mistakes may happen.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under 14 years of age without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child.
Questions and Comments
Changes to Policy
Date of Last Revision: December 2014