How We Collect and Use Information
We may collect and store information, including personally-identifiable information (such as your name, postal address or email address) or other information that you voluntarily supply to us while on our Site. Some examples of this type of information include information that you electronically submit when you register on the Site or participate in surveys. Such information may include name, email address, mailing address, age, occupation, job function, household characteristics and consumer opinions. We also collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer's connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie" to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us identify how many unique users visit us, track user trends and patterns, and analyze how users use the site. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. This Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as "transparent GIFs") to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including, for example, to process your registration request, provide you with services and communications that you have requested, send you email updates and other communications, customize features and advertising that appear on the Site, deliver our Site content to you, summarize information to develop statistics ensuring that the panel is representative of consumers, measure Site traffic, measure user interests and traffic patterns, and improve the Site and the services and features offered via the Site.
The marketing client uses the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including, to send you email updates and other communications relating to its marketing interests; aggregate the non-personally identifying information for market research purposes; and aggregate the non-personally identifying information for marketing purposes.
In addition, we may use any information submitted by or collected from you via the Site for any purpose related to the Site, including to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you of important changes or additions to our Site or the services offered over our Site, and to send you administrative notices and any other communications related to the site that we believe may be of interest to you.
We also may provide your information to our affiliates or to third parties, including our third party service providers, contractors and advertisers, but only for purposes related to Site administration, operation, and/or verification of the provided information.
Please be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service above; or (c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Site, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public.
Please also note that VisionCritical or its marketing client or both may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event of a sale of some or all of our assets, or our Site is acquired by another company, information about our Site users may be among the transferred assets.
Children's Privacy Statement
This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of 13, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
· This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 as part of the Site. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of 13 from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.
· Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
· We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.
· Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Site's online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
How to Make Changes to Your Information
If you are a registered member of our Site, you can make changes to your account information, including removing your personal information, by logging in to the Site and using the account tools available via the Site. If you have any questions about modifying your account or preference information, please contact email@example.com.
Storage of Information
All information gathered on our Site is stored within a database to which only we and our hosting services provider are provided access. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures implemented by us may be, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our Site’s servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Questions Regarding Privacy
Last Updated June 25, 2014