Effective Date: December 31, 2014
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR PRACTICES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY, DO NOT USE OUR SITE.
WE MAY MODIFY OUR POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME. WE WILL POST THOSE MODIFICATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE OR OUR SERVICES AFTER ANY SUCH MODIFICATION MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT THE MODIFIED POLICY. EACH TIME YOU USE THE SITE, THE LATEST VERSION OF THE POLICY WILL BE DISPLAYED AND WILL APPLY.
Third Party Websites
Our Site may contain links to third-party websites, including third-party referral websites or websites providing banner ads or “click-throughs.” We do not control and are not responsible for their privacy practices.
We or our third party service providers automatically collect certain General Information when you access the Site. The following are some examples of information we may collect with Cookies, log files, Web Beacons, GIFs, pixel tags, Flash LSO, server logs, customer relationship management (“CRM”) tools or other technologies that gather information automatically when you visit our Site or view online advertisements:
Unless otherwise prohibited by law, we may use General Information for any purpose, including, without limitation, Site demographics, data analysis, to develop and improve our products and Services, to measure and recalibrate our marketing campaigns, and to improve our Site. See Third Party Analytics for additional information.
Personal Information Collected From You
We collect Personal Information from you when you provide that information directly to us through this Site, such as when you create an account or otherwise contact us, as follows:
We use the Personal Information collected through our Site for the following reasons:
How We Share Your Information
We may share General Information for various purposes, including, without limitation, Site demographics, data analysis, to develop and improve our products and Services, to measure and recalibrate our marketing campaigns, and to improve our Site and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
We may share Personal Information in connection with (1) our affiliates for marketing, advertising, analytics, product fulfillment, and other customer service purposes, (2) our sale, purchase, merger or reorganization, with the acquiring, purchasing, or other applicable entity, including, without limitation, legal and financial advisors and other persons or entities as appropriate, (3) in connection with any sale or merger, in or out of bankruptcy proceeding, (4) with our service providers and suppliers, which assist us with producing and delivering our products and services, operating our business, as well as with marketing, promotion and communications, (5) to respond to or comply with any law, regulation, subpoena or court order, (6) to investigate misconduct or a crime, security threat, fraud or when we believe it is necessary to protect our rights, property or safety or that of others. We do not share your information with non-affiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.
We may use or share aggregate or de-identified information for various purposes, including, without limitation, for marketing, advertising, and research purposes, and as otherwise permitted by law.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us and we have put into place a variety of technical, physical and procedural measures to help keep it secure. Despite our mutual efforts, you understand and agree that perfect security does not exist and understand that there is a certain amount of risk inherent in providing and receiving services over the internet. If you have questions about our security you may contact us at Infofirstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children on the internet and encourage parents and guardians to work with their children to understand how to be safe online. Our Site is not intended for the use by anyone under the age of eighteen (18). Other than as specifically described herein, we do not want or intend to collect or request Personal Information from anyone under the age of eighteen.
Our Site may include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and widgets, such as the “Share this” button or interactive mini-programs that run on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly and for other purposes. Social Media Features and Widgets are displayed on our Site, but are hosted by the third party identified in the widget. These Social Media Features and Widgets are subject to their own privacy policies, not this one, and their privacy practices may differ from those on this Site.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
There are a number of ways to manage cookies. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to register, login or make full use of the Site. Please note that if you block cookies, we may still collect information about your use of our services, such as when you log in, and analyze this information to help understand the use of our Site.
Web Beacons / Gifs
We employ (either directly or through one of our third party advertising partners) a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our Site by educating us on what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
We also use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Third Party Analytics
We engage third party service providers to assist us with Site analytics. For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. and LeadLander, both of which both use java script and cookies to help us analyze how visitors use the Site. The type of information that we collect varies by vendor, but may include information about the use of the Site, such as pages viewed, Internet Protocol address, time of day of viewings, and similar Site statistics. In addition, we may obtain certain personal information about you, such as the your name, email address (or portion thereof), or company name. Our vendors may change from time to time.
Third Party Ad Networks
We use third parties such as network advertisers to display advertisements for our services on other websites. Through a process called “retargeting,” network advertisers place a cookie on your browser that allows us to show you ads on other sites based on your previous activity on our Site.
You may, however, opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp (NAI) and www.aboutads.info/choices (DAA).
Opting out of one or more NAI member or DAA member networks (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Site or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAA opt-out may no longer be effective. Additional information is available on NAI’s and DAA’s websites accessible by the above links.
If you provide us with your email address or mailing address, you may receive marketing messages and materials from us or our Affiliates. You have choices on what communications you want to receive from us. If you choose not to receive marketing communications, we will honor your request. However, we will continue to communicate with you as needed to respond to your inquiries or otherwise relay service related messages. You can manage communications preferences by using the “opt-out” or unsubscribe mechanism provided within the communications that you receive.
Special Notice to California Consumers
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates for direct marketing, but we do not share it with third parties. You may request a list of our affiliates by contacting us at SageStream, LLC, Attn.: Marketing, 15253 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. Please allow up to thirty (30) days for a response.
For inquiries relating to placement of a security freeze, fraud alert or other actions with respect to your credit file, please follow the procedures outlined in the Site or, for further assistance, call our toll free number at: (866) 362-7984 Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
If you have any questions about this Policy or our use of the information we collect as a result of your use of this Site, you may contact us at:
SageStream, LLC, Consumer Office
P. O. Box 503793
San Diego, CA 92150
Attn.: Privacy Officer
You can request changes to your preferences for receiving promotional email or postal communications from SageStream by contacting us at email@example.com.