Effective Date: April 2017
Using our website, products and services, or otherwise interacting with us, may require you to disclose certain personal information for identification, billing, and to facilitate the provision of products and services. This information may include, without limitation, a unique email address and demographic information (including, for example, ZIP code, age, sex, job industry, job title, and income).
If you voluntarily provide us with personal information, by, for example, sending an e-mail, filling out a form and submitting it through our website, or using our products or services, we may use that information for many purposes, including, without limitation, developing, providing and improving our website, products and services; billing for our products and services; understanding customer needs; and communicating with customers and potential customers regarding our products and services, as well as those offered by third parties. We also use information we collect to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base and target advertising to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent; to enable your use of our services and fulfill your requests for certain features, such as enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, and message boards; and to perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of our products and services.
To facilitate payment for our services and products, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who facilitate completion of the purchase transaction, such as by fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
We will not disclose your credit card and other billing information unless required by law or a court order, or unless disclosure is required to respond to issues arising from a transaction. For instance, if you claim that your billing and/or credit card information was used to make a purchase you did not authorize, details about the transaction may be disclosed to law enforcement and any party we deem necessary to address the matter.
We may periodically send you communications via email, text, voicemail, social media, and any other delivery method available now or in the future regarding products or services you may have purchased from us or inquired about, including, without limitation, product or service updates, new features, or information we believe you may find interesting based on products and services you have purchased or inquired about. We also may send you information regarding other products and services we offer.
As you browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we automatically collect and store the following anonymous information about your visit:
- the date and time you access our site;
- the pages you visit on our site;
- if you navigate to our site by clicking a link, the location of that link;
- the technical capabilities of the computer you use to access our site;
- the internet service provider you use to connect to our site (for example “companyX.com” if you have a commercial internet account, or “universityX.edu” if you connect from a university); and
- the IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the internet) from which you access our site.
we use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, to detect operational problems, and to improve the website’s overall security.
We use “cookies,” web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use our services. You may not be able to access certain areas of our website if your computer does not accept cookies from us.
We do not respond to browser-based “do not track” signals.
We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising for Rich & Thin when you visit other sites.
We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of our Services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this for many reasons, including to improve product and services we offer, make customized recommendations, improve marketing and advertising, and tracking access and use of our services and products across the devices that you may use to access them.
We may hire third parties to provide us information, reports, and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of our users. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur on our website, such as how often you use our website.
We may occasionally access, preserve, and/or disclose personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a court order or subpoena, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- comply with the law or with legal process;
- protect and defend our rights and property;
- protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our services; or
- protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
As we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company, or be bought by another company. In such transactions, personal information may be among the transferred assets.
Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which we or our service providers maintain facilities or conduct operations. By using our website, your personal information may be transferred outside of your country of use and/or residence.
If your account becomes inactive, your information may remain in our computers, electronic databases, and archives, and may not be reasonably capable of expungement.
We do not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13.