This policy covers how ND treats personal information that it collects and receives. “Personal information” is information such as your name, address, email address, phone number, or other information that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies and people that ND does not own, control, employ, or manage.
II. INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
A. Personal Information
ND gathers personally identifiable information about users of the Site through the registration process and other means, such as user submissions and any web sites accessible through our Site. We use this personal information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Site and, generally, do not share this information with third parties except as set forth herein. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below.
1. Registration: When you register to become a Member, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, including your name, address, telephone number, billing information and email address. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to register on the Site and are not authorized to submit personal information online without first getting permission from a parent or guardian. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member’s account (such as for billing purposes). This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances.
However, in certain instances where ND and a partner jointly promote the Site, a product, or service, ND may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, username and email of persons who subscribed to the Site or as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose. ND may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements that appear on the Site.
2. Online Shopping: On the Site, you can purchase products, register to receive materials, such as an e-zine, or new product and service updates. In many cases, whether you are a Member or non-registered user of the Site (“Visitor”), you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information. If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient’s name, address, and phone number. Please note that you may be on a third party site. If so, subject to section five below, ND has no control over the “third party's” use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.
If you order products directly from ND, we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order, or except as set forth herein.
3. Online Advertisements: ND displays online advertisements. We share aggregated and non-identifying information about our Visitors and Members collected through the registration process, as well as through online surveys and promotions, with these advertisers. Additionally, in some instances, we use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements. For instance, an advertiser tells us the audience they want to reach (for example, females between 25 and 35 years of age) and provides us an advertisement tailored to the audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information we have collected, we may then display the advertisement to the intended audience. ND does not share personal information about its Visitors or Members with these advertisers.
4. Responses to Email Inquiries: When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to ND, the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. ND does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.
5. Special Cases: It is ND’s policy not to use or share the personal information about Visitors or Members in ways unrelated to the ones described above, without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, ND may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Site, or Web sites accessible through our Site, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions or other user policies; to operate the Site properly; or to protect ND and our Members.
B. Non-Personal Information & Cookies
ND also gathers non-personal information through standard tracking mechanisms on ND internet servers. For example, ND employs “cookies” on various parts of the Site. Cookies are information that the Site transfers to the user’s hard drive to facilitate record keeping and tracking a user’s preferences. Non-personal information is primarily collected in order to improve the functionality and user’s enjoyment of the Site, to tailor the Site to your individual preferences, and to make using the Site simpler and more enjoyable. The information that is typically tracked includes the type of web browser and operating system or platform used, your internet service provider, the time you accessed our web site, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit ND, the names of the pages you visit while at the Site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. Most browsers can be set to refuse to accept cookies. While doing so will not interfere with your ability to visit the Site, it may restrict our ability to direct you to content on the Site that is most relevant to you.
The importance of security of all personally identifiable information associated with users is of the utmost concern to ND. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while ND strives to protect users’ personal information, ND cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information users transmit to the Site, and users do so at their own risk.
Your account information is protected by the password you use to access your online account. If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
Personal information that is maintained in our offices or stores is subject to physical, administrative, and technical controls as well. Hard copies of private information are maintained in locked locations or cabinets with similar restrictions for electronic storage of private information. When disposed of, the information is shredded, destroyed, erased, or otherwise made unreadable.
III. COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Protecting children’s privacy is especially important to us. While we make every effort to ensure that the Site is fun and age-appropriate for our younger audience, we believe that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. For further information about tips, tools, age-appropriate or kid-friendly Web sites and how to prevent or report online trouble, please visit www.getnetwise.com .
It is our policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. Therefore, children under the age of 18 are not permitted to register for the Site and are not authorized to submit personal information online without first getting permission from a parent or guardian. Children under 18 may use the Site, but should do so only with parental supervision, especially when it relates to the disclosure of personal information about children. Although ND will do what it can to screen information from children under the age of 18 on the Site, ND has no way to guarantee that a registrant or user is under 18. Therefore, to the maximum extent permitted by law, ND is not responsible for a child’s use of the Site or the personal information supplied by a child on the Site.
IV. USER-INITIATED COMMUNICATION
From time to time, portions of the Site may enable you to send email to us or to third parties and to participate in social media, including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter, public bulletin boards, and discussion groups (hosted by us or one or more of our service providers). All postings to public bulletin boards and discussion groups become our property. Whenever you choose to initiate these kinds of communications with us, or anyone else, you may expect to be contacted in return.
Also, remember that our social media, bulletin boards and discussion groups are open to the public, and therefore, your postings can be seen by anyone and are not protected by us or any other entity. Please use your own discretion when deciding what to post publicly, and whom to contact. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to edit or delete inappropriate postings from our bulletin boards and discussion groups; provided, however, the reservation of this right shall not, under any circumstances, obligate us to conduct such editing or deletions.
ND social media and discussion boards are a free service to enable you to share comments about products and services available on our site. These services are intended for individuals older than 18 years of age. If you use the Site, social media, and discussion boards, you are certifying that you are old enough to participate in the boards.
V. THIRD PARTY LINKS
VI. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
For an explanation of ND’s practices and policies related to the Site's terms and conditions of use, please read our Terms and Conditions.
VII. REVISIONS TO THIS POLICY
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