Date of last revision: February 18, 2015
2. Information Collection Practices
i. Types of Information Collected
Personal Information Collected. In order for you to access and purchase products offered via the Site, we may require you to provide information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information may include the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address); (2) Financial Data (such as your account or credit card number); and (3) Demographic Data (such as your zip code and age). If you communicate with us by email, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided may be collected as Personal Information.
Traffic Data Collected. We may automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for improving your experience on the Site.
ii. Uses of Information Collected
We may use your Personal Information to send you information about our company and our products or services or to contact you when necessary. We may also share your Personal Information with our partners who may contact you about goods and services they offer. We use your Financial Data only to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services. We do not use your Financial Data for any other purpose.
iii. Cookies and Web Beacons
- Understanding traffic patterns and the number of visitors to the Site and other websites that we partner with;
- Understanding how you use and interact with the Site;
- Improving Instant Checkmate products and services;
- Optimizing your experience on the Site;
- Providing anonymous individual or aggregate auditing, research, modeling, and reporting for our advertisers and other partners;
- Storing your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site;
- Providing you with relevant advertising and content; and
- Managing our Site.
Please note that cookies may be placed by a third party service provider who performs these functions for us. These third parties may have their own privacy policies.
iv. Sharing of Personal Information
If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please email us at email@example.com or select the "opt out" box on our online forms. In addition, we maintain a procedure for you to review and request changes to your Personal Information, described below.
v. Internet Based Ads
We may also share Traffic Data with advertisers and other third parties who may use it for advertising purposes, including to serve targeted advertising on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information about your online activities on the Site or other websites over time. For example, anonymous information collected across multiple sites may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any information that identifies you personally with the third party service providers who serve ads on our behalf. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about interest based advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
vi. Email Marketing
By submitting your email address via the Site, you are expressly consenting to receive emails from Instant Checkmate, including from Instant Checkmate’s affiliates, and from third parties concerning offers and advertisements unrelated to Instant Checkmate. To opt-out of receiving email messages from us, from our affiliates or from other third parties, click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each email.
vii. Contests, Sweepstakes, Surveys
Instant Checkmate may conduct or co-sponsor contests, sweepstakes, or other offerings. In such circumstances, the information we obtain from you may be shared with our co-sponsor. Our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for the information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, please do not participate in these offerings.
3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
i. User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information
At any time you may contact Instant Checkmate via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to update your Personal Information or request that your Personal Information no longer be shared by Instant Checkmate. In the case that your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission, promptly contact Instant Checkmate at email@example.com to update the Personal Information we have on file for you.
ii. Your California Privacy Rights
Instant Checkmate uses reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Instant Checkmate's control.
4. Public Information
The Site contains links to websites not operated by Instant Checkmate. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please review the privacy policies of each site you visit. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes accessible to the public. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information in a public forum.
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