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1. Information We Collect
We may combine information you provide us with other information about you that we obtain from your past use of the Site and Services, from our business partners, and from other companies. We may access other information about you collected from third parties, such as social media and marketing companies.
a. Automatic Data Collection
We collect the following types of information from you as you use the Site through automatic data collection technologies:
b. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
You can opt out of behavioral tracking on this Site as follows: _____________
2. How We Use Your Information
We use information collected from you or about you for the following purposes:
All information collected from visitors of the Site belongs to us, whether or not such information is personal information, information you volunteer, or information passively collected about you. As such, such information may be subject to transfer to a new owner in the event of our bankruptcy, sale, or liquidation.
3. How We Share Your Information
We may share information that we collect as follows:
We may store your information in locations outside of our direct control; for instance, on servers or databases where the hosting provider is located. Additionally, we may share or sell aggregate information about our visitors that does not personally identify individuals with our partners, affiliates, advertisers, and other third parties without restriction. This information may include information that we have changed so that individuals are no longer personally identifiable. We may also share this information with third parties in order to analyze visitor data, activities, and usage of the Site or Services in order to make improvements to the Site, Services, and experiences of our visitors.
If you choose to participate in any promotions or similar events through the Site or Services, the rules or terms and conditions for such events may change the way we share your information with third parties. Please review the applicable rules or terms and conditions for all such events in which you participate.
4. Links to Other Websites
5. Third-Party Tracking on Our Site
6. Opt-Out Procedures
As your privacy is important to us, we provide you with the following procedure(s) for opting out of future communications from us:
Cookies. In order to opt out of cookies and other tracking technologies, you can configure or disable cookies in your browser settings. However, please note that doing so may cause parts of the Site to function improperly.
7. How to Access and Change Your Information
You are responsible for keeping any information you provide on the Site current. Please email us at _____________ to request access to view, correct, or delete information you have provided to us. We will make reasonable efforts to comply with your requests, if possible. If you provided information in connection with a specific Service we provide, you may have to update or delete that information by returning to that Service page. Any requests to delete your information are subject to our internal reporting and retention policies as well as any legal obligations that we may have.
8. Notice of California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who use our Site may request certain information regarding any disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make this request, please email us at _____________ or use the contact information provided below at the end of this policy. Should you choose to email us, please include in the subject line or body of your email the phrase "California Customer Choice Privacy Notice" and specify the personal information you do not wish to be shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.
We take the security of your information seriously and have electronic, physical, and administrative safeguards in place that comply with federal regulations for your protection. These security measures seek to protect your information both online and offline from disclosure, alteration, or unauthorized use. However, please keep in mind that no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. Third parties may be able to access private communications illegally; for instance, through the use of hacking and viruses. As such, all information you transmit on the Site or Services is at your own risk. We are not responsible for instances where third parties circumvent our security measures without authorization, illegally or otherwise.
The information you submit to us is encrypted and is transmitted securely. You may verify this by locating "https" at the beginning of the address of the webpage or an icon of a closed lock in your browser. The computers and servers we use are also kept in a secure environment behind firewalls. We limit access to your information to those people that need to view it to perform necessary support tasks, including fulfilling your requests. We will promptly notify you in the event that your information becomes compromised according to our notification procedures outlined below or as otherwise required by applicable law.
10. Children's Privacy
If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or legal guardian for permission to use this Site. This Site knowingly collects personal information from children under 13 years of age.
The information we collect and use from children under 13 years of age may include, but is not limited to, name, address, email address, phone number, gender, birth date, device identifiers, geolocation information, IP address, and any other information the child shares with us. We collect this information directly when your child submits it on the Site. We will not require your child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to use a Service or engage in an activity on the Site.
12. Notification Procedures
13. Cross-Border Data Transfers
Your information may be processed and transferred to countries other than your own, including, but not limited to, any country in which we operate. Some of these countries may have different laws and practices regarding data protection than your country. By using the Site, you agree to such cross-border transfers of your information.
14. Contact Information
Your feedback is important to us. To send us your questions, suggestions, or complaints, please contact us as follows:
Information We Collect
This section lists the types of information you collect, including whether or not you collect "personal information." Personal information is any personally identifiable information that can be linked to specific individuals, such as names, addresses, dates or places of birth, and social security numbers.
Possible categories include
You may also add your own miscellaneous categories. You should be thorough in including all categories of information collected. Note that this document already permits you to collect certain standard categories of information, such as names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, personal interests, server logs, advertising interactions, online interactions, and activities on the website. It may be beneficial to preview this language in the document before adding your own categories.
This section also notifies visitors if you allow and collect account or profile information, transaction information, and user contributions, such as public posts to forums or discussion boards.
Automatic Data Collection
Any automatic data collection technologies employed by your site are detailed here. These may include cookies, web beacons, flash cookies, DoubleClick DART cookies, and Google Analytics.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Here, you explain whether you track visitors' activities over time or across third-party websites and if you respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. DNT signals are sent by browsers to notify websites when visitors do not wish to be tracked. This section also explains whether you allow third parties (anyone else) to track visitors.
How We Use Your Information
This section lists the various ways in which you use the visitor information you collect. For instance, it notifies visitors if you sell or rent their information to others. Common uses of visitor information include to administer the site, to enforce site rules, to provide access to the site and its services, to research and analyze visitor usage data and target demographics, to maintain security, and to fulfill visitor requests. You may also use visitor information in other ways so long as you indicate the uses at the time the user submits the information or if you first receive authorization.
This section also explains that all information collected from visitors of the site belongs to you, whether or not such information is personal information, information visitors volunteer, or information passively collected (for instance, through automatic collection technologies).
How We Share Your Information
Here, you clarify the other parties that you may share visitor information with. These parties include any affiliates or subsidiaries; employees, contractors, business partners, and other third parties that provide support to the site; any new owner that receives your site's assets through a sale, liquidation, merger, or similar proceeding; and courts and government law enforcement agencies. You may also add others to this list or notify visitors of other parties that will receive specific information at the time visitors provide it.
Links to Other Websites
Third-Party Tracking on Our Site
This section is present if you indicated that your site allows third parties to place advertisements or other content on your site that uses tracking technologies to collect information from visitors. It then goes into more detail regarding targeted ads and whether or not they collect personal information.
Visitors are told how to opt out of receiving certain communications from your site. If your site uses them, visitors may also opt out of sharing with third-party advertisers and targeted ads. Lastly, they are directed to review the relevant third-party privacy policies for any tracking technologies used on your site.
How to Access and Change Your Information
It is important that visitors are able to review, correct, and delete any personal information you collect on the site. This section provides the email address for doing so and if your site provides accounts, explains how to update account information.
Notice of California Privacy Rights
This section is important to comply with the California "Shine the Light" law (California Civil Code Section 1798.83). California residents who use the site may request certain information regarding any disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes by emailing you at the address indicated.
Here, visitors are notified of your site's data security technologies and the measures you take to safeguard against unauthorized use or disclosure. For example, it explains whether you encrypt data using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) data encryption or other technologies. Since no data transmissions can be guaranteed against loss or theft, it is important that this provision does not overstate your ability to protect data (for instance, against hacking or viruses).
Visitors must be notified about whether you collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If so, you must state your reason for collecting such information, explain your uses of it, and notify parents or legal guardians of their related rights to review, update, and delete such information.
Cross-Border Data Transfers
Here, visitors agree that you may transfer visitor information to countries other than their own.
Lastly, visitors are told how to contact you should they have any questions, suggestions, or complaints. It is recommended that you include an address, phone number, and email address.