INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Our Websites typically collect 2 kinds of information about you, information that you provide that personally identifies you; and information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect when you visit our Websites or that you provide us
Personally Identifiable Information
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, mail address, phone number, etc. As a general policy, we do not automatically collect your personally identifiable information when you visit our Website. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connect with a feature, program, promotion or some other aspect of our Websites. For instances, you may, provide your name, mail/shipping address, email address, credit card number and phone number when registering with our Websites, using our online store or in connection with a contest entry, provide certain demographic information about you (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey, poll or joining a club; or post product rating and recommendation on our Websites. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g, your age), but may become so when combined with other information e.g, your age and name). Whether or not oyu provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer or gain access to certain content on our Websites.
Non Personal Information
Our Definition os non personal information is any information that does not personally identify you. Non personal information can include certain personally identifiable information that has been de identified; information that has been rendered anonymous. We and/or our third party service providers obtain non personal information about you from information that you provide us, either separately or together with your personally identifiable information. We and /or our third party service providers also automatically collect certain non personal information from you when you access our Websites.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
Non Personal Information
In addition to any personally identifiable information or other information that you choose to provide to us on the Websites, we and our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies, now and hereafter devised, that automatically collect certain web site usage information whenever you visit or interact with the Websites. This information may include browser type, operating system, the apge served, the time, the source of the request, the preceding page view, and other similar information. We may use this usage information for a varity of purposes, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Websites. In addition, we may also collect your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the internet, as applicable ( collectively, referred to herein as a Device Identifier). A device identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, and we may identify your device by its Device Identifier. When analyzed, usage information helps us determine how our Websites are used, such as what types of visitors arrive at the Websites, what type of content is most popular, what type of content you may find most relevant and what type of visitors are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising . We may associate your device identifier or web site usage information with the personally identifiable information you provide, but we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information. Web site usage information may be collected using various methods, such as the following:
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons may be included in our web pages and email messages. Web Beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or somilar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Websites, to monitor how users navigate the Websites, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
A cookie is a data file placed on a computer when it is used to visit the Websites. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, tracking user preferences and web pages visited while using the Websites. You may be able to remove, reject and/or disable some types of cookies using your browser’s preferences or other programs. Some features of the Websites may not function properly or may operate slowly if you disable, delete, or refuse to accept cookies. Some of the cookies we use may be Flash cookies. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a computer via Adobe Flash plugin that may be built in to or downloaded by you to your computer. While they are harmless, depending on your browser, these cookies may not be deleted when your cookies are deleted or disabled and, in some instances, they may cause your cookies to reappear in your browser. Please check your browser to determine where these types of cookies are stored and how they may be deleted or disabled.
MOBILE DEVICE IDENTIFIERS
Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or third party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Websites through mobile devices. Certain features of our Websites may require collection of mobile phone number, and we may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical loaction of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, we or our third party service providers may receive this information.
An Embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Websites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from out web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Websites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Information collected through passive means may be non identifying or may be associated with you. In the latter case it will be treated as personally identifiable information.
We use non personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities and to improve our services. We may use your non personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others, but remember that aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. We may provide our analysis and certain non personal information to third parties ( who may in turn use this information to provide advertisements tailored to your interest), but this will not involve disclosing any of your personally identifiable information.
Information You Provide About A Third Party
If you send someone else a communication from the Websites, such as sending Website content to a friend, the information you provide ( names, email addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send to a friend functionality on our Websites, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Information Third Parties Provide About You
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non public personal identifiable information, such as passwords, social security numbers or bank account information, to us by email. Further, we may send you email under the following circumstances, if you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that envolves email communications, if it relates to purchases you have made with us, (e.g., product updates, customer support, etc.), if we are sending you information about our other products or services, if you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose, if you send us an email, post information on the Website or otherwise submit information to us electronically, we may email you to follow up or otherwise communicate with you with respect thereo, to provide you legal notices or notices with respect to your use of the Website, or to otherwise facilitate a transaction between us. In certain instances, we may provide you with tools on the Website that will allow you to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us, that is, agree to some communications but not others. You may op out of receiving future commercial email communication from us by clicking the unsubscribe link of following the other instructions included at the bottom of most emails we send, or as provided below in section 1 provided however we reserve the right to send you transnational emails such as customer service communications.
Transfer of Assets
As we continue to develop, we may sell or purchase assets. If another entity acquires us or all ) or substantially all) of our assets, the personally identifiable information and non personal information we have about you will be transferred to and used by this acquiring entity, though we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your preferences are followed. Also, if we go out of business or enters bankruptcy, all such information may be considered an asset of ours and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non personal information about you if we are required to do so by law. with respect to notices and counter notices to fulfill a government request, confirm with the requirements of the law or legal process, protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Websites, or other users; or in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Websites users or the General public.
THIRD PARTY AD SERVER NETWORKS
The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of Our Websites requiring personally identifiable information are not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. You Must Be 13 Or Older To Register To Use Our Website, If you or under the age of 13, have your parents register for you until you are of age.
KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SAFE
Expatriatescommunity has implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft. destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable Information.