LAST UPDATED: JANUARY 2012
We collect your personal information because it enables us to give you access to our services and helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. We may collect personal information that can identify you such as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you. When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
We may collect and store any personal information you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender and age, professional and career information and other demographic information such as your hometown or your username.
We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our website. We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies” below), and the referring website address.
As is standard practice on many corporate websites, our website uses “cookies” and other technologies to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our website, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website.
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our website. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or promotional or other e-mail messages or to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
We may use information that we collect about you to: deliver the products and services that you have requested; manage your account and provide you with customer support; perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others; communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties; develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our website and other sites; enforce our terms and conditions; manage our business; and perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting, surveys and other features offered through our website. We may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
We may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you products, services or promotions. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant's offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DO WE SHARE ANY FINANCIAL INFORMATION WITH SUCH MERCHANT.
From time to time we may share our postal mailing list with selected providers of goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive mailings from these providers, you can notify us at any time by opting out at the time you register for our website, or at any time thereafter.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. Accordingly, we may also disclose your information, including personal information (i) in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency, (ii) to establish or exercise our legal rights, (iii) to defend against legal claims (iv) or as otherwise required by law.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, suspected fraud or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
Disclosure about you may also occur if we determine it is required to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies, in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
From time to time our website may provide links to other websites, not owned or controlled by us, that we think might be useful or of interest to you. We cannot, however, be responsible for the privacy practices used by other website owners or the content or accuracy of those other websites. Links to various other websites does not constitute or imply endorsement by us of these websites, any products or services described on these sites, or of any other material contained in them. These other websites may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.
We takes precautions—including administrative, technical, and physical measures—to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In addition, we use SSL encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
If you have an online account with us, you also may choose to resign and close your account at any time. After you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new, separate account at any time. If you close your account, we may still retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, and take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our website or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law.
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our website.
At any time you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails from us by notifying customer service.
We provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and communicate with others or upload content. Such postings are governed by our Terms and Conditions. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others; for example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these areas.
Although our website is a general audience website, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Net Minds Corporation
251 South Lake Avenue, Suite 915
Pasadena, CA 91101