Last Modified: February 17, 2015
Our Commitment to Privacy
Children Under the Age of Thirteen (13) Years of Age
Our website is not intended for children under thirteen (13) years of age. No one under age thirteen (13) may provide any personal information to or on the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, do not use or provide any information on this website or on or through any of its features/services, do not register on the website, do not make any purchases through the website, do not use any of the interactive or public comment features of this website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under thirteen (13) without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under thirteen (13), please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at: Gravatate™, 11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000, Reston, Virginia 20190. IF YOU ARE THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OR YOUNGER, PLEASE DO NOT USE GRAVATATE OR ANY OF ITS SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE.
Children under the Age of Eighteen (18) Years of Age
If you are a child under the age of eighteen (18) years of age (a “Minor”), you can use this website and related services only with the consent and under the supervision of your parents or legal guardians. If you are a Minor, please do not submit any personal information to this website. IF YOU ARE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE.
Important Notice and Agreement
Collection and Use of Information
We receive and store information, including without limitation, personal information, about you and your use of our website and its services. This information is gathered in a number of ways, including without limitation, when you provide it to us directly, when you enter it on our website, you’re interacting with our service, when you are communicating with us, from third parties, such as our business partners, and automatically as you navigate through the site. Some of the information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies. Personal information is information that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you. Non-personal information is information that does not permit direct association with you. We may collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. You may choose not to provide personal information we may request of you. However, most of the personal information we request is of the type that is required in order to provide our products and services; for example, your name and address, your email address, your telephone number, and your credit card number.
The information we collect on or through our website may also include, without limitation, certain information that you provide by filling in forms on our website, by subscribing and using our services, by posting material or requesting further services, by communicating through our website, when you search on the website, when you enter or participate in surveys, contests or promotions sponsored by us, when you report a problem with our website, and details of transactions you carry out through our website. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our website.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed or posted on public areas of the website, or transmitted to other users of the website or third parties. Any user or third party contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages/you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the website with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that any of your user or third party contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. We use this personal information, for example, to process your registration, your orders and your payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. We also use your e-mail address to send you newsletters, as well as messages about new website features, our special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys and other correspondence concerning our service. If you no longer want to receive marketing communications from us, simply let us know by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain correspondence from us, including messages relating to your account transactions and billing transactions.
We may keep track of your interactions with us and collect information related to you and your use of our service, including but not limited to your online activity, products and services used, reviews, payment history, correspondence, operating systems used, browser type and Internet protocol addresses. We may also provide analysis of our users in the aggregate or otherwise in anonymous form to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties.
Our website uses certain third party services, including without limitation, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, and the Google Display Network together to serve ads to you on other websites after you’ve visited our website. This practice is known as remarketing and is a tool that Google offers to businesses. If you would like to know more about the program, you can do so here. But here are the basics: we, along with third-party vendors, Google and DoubleClick, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. If you would like to opt-out of receiving advertising like this from Google, you can manage these settings by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. Also, Google recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
From time to time, we may partner with companies whose products we believe will interest our members. In conjunction with these partners, we may send promotional announcements and/or advertisements on their behalf, as permitted by law. If you do not want to receive such promotional email, simply let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services. The information we collect automatically is statistical data and generally does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. Some of the technologies we use for automatic data collection include cookies, browser cookies, flash cookies, and webs beacons.
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
Disclosure of Information
We use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf. For example, we may partner with other companies to provide infrastructure and information technology (“IT”) services, personalize and optimize our web pages, process credit card transactions, provide customer service, collect debts, analyze and enhance data, including users’ interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to some of your information. We do not authorize these companies to use or disclose your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.
Links to Other Sites
Unfortunately, no security system can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent (100%) secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the security of your information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using our services, including our website and user interfaces, or providing information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account access information and for restricting access to the computer or device through which you access your Gravatate™ account. If you disclose your password to anyone or share your account and/or devices with other people, you take full responsibility for their actions. Where possible, users of public or shared devices should log out at the completion of each visit.
Notice to California Residents Regarding Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code §1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by certain members of Gravatate™, to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com or write us at: Gravatate™, 11710 Plaza America Drive, Suite 2000, Reston, Virginia 20190.
Compliance and Cooperation with Regulatory Authorities