Privacy and Communications Policy
This Privacy and Communications Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of 01-01-2007
This Policy sets forth how Internet Marketing Helpline, Inc. a(n) Illinois Corporation (“we” or “us”) collects and uses the information you provide to us and certain other information that we automatically collect through your access and use of www.InternetMarketingHelpline.com (“Website”), or through any communications with us. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY USING ANY PORTION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS WEBSITE, SUCH USE SHALL INDICATE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND THAT YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION AND USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED BY US, AS SET FORTH BELOW.
If you have any general questions or concerns about this Policy, you may contact us by sending an email with your questions, comments or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Personally Identifiable Information We Collect From You
There are a variety of ways in which you may provide and we may collect certain personally identifiable information or other information about you or your business or organization on this Website, as set forth below. We collect and store the following specific items of personally identifiable information (collectively “Identity Information”): your first and last name, your physical address, your date of birth, your phone number, your business or organization website domain name you provide, the name of your business or organization, your business/organization contact information including phone number, fax number or physical address and your email address.
We may ask our visitors for their email addresses and sometimes for their first and last names in order to send or provide any newsletters or other materials they have signed up to receive through this Website from time to time. When you provide this information to us, we collect and store this information and use this information as specifically set forth in this Policy.
If you sign-up for any type of membership or subscription services we offer through this Website, you provide certain Identity Information during the sign-up/registration process, and we collect and store this information.
We may also ask that you provide certain demographic information to us through your use of this Website, which may include your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, your political views, income level, profession and/or level of education (collectively “Demographic Information”). We reserve the right to collect and store any Demographic Information you submit to this Website. We will generally use this information internally to assist us analyze the profiles of who our Website users are and our web traffic in general. We also use, share and/or disclose this information in association with your Identity Information as stated in the remainder of this Policy.
Collecting Information from Children and COPPA
Children under the age of 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Identity Information on this Website. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and do not intend that any materials contained on this Website are directed to or targeted towards children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you discover that your child under the age of 13 has submitted any of his or her Identity Information without your permission or consent, we will remove the information immediately upon your request. All requests should be made by email and sent to email@example.com. Please include your child’s name and a description of the type of information you think he or she may have submitted to this Website. When you access and use the services offered through our Website, we collect any screen name(s) you use and display on this Website.
When you provide any Identity Information through any form contained on this Website, including in order to contact us, we collect and store the information provided by you. We may use your email or any other Identity Information you provide as expressly set forth in this Policy.
How We Automatically Collect Non-Personal Information
When you access our Website, we collect and store certain non-personally identifying information sent automatically by your browser. This includes your IP address, which may tell us your general location information, such as your country and sometimes your city, state and/or zip code, and the domain name from which you access our Website. We also automatically collect and store other standard server log information, such as your browser type and language, the pages you access and the date and time you access pages on our Website and your operating system version. We also may determine what technology is available through your browser in order to provide you with the most appropriate version of any of our web pages. For example, we may determine that you have installed a version of Flash, and we will then send you the appropriate Flash version of the web page rather than an HTML page. We may also use this information to redirect you to a different version of our Website if you are accessing our Website through a mobile or similar device. We collect and retrieve this information using standard web server logs and automatic data collection tools such as cookies and web beacons.
Our Use of Third-Party Cookies
Linking or Bundling Your Information
We also may combine or link certain Identity Information or Demographic Information with certain Use Information or other information we collect about you. For example, we may link your activity to our Google Analytics for tracking purposes. (“Linked Information”). The manner in which we use and share Linked Information is set forth in this Policy.
How We Use, Share and Disclose Your Personal Information
We use your e-mail address to send periodic promotional e-mails to you about our services and products, any new or upcoming products or otherwise related to any products or services we sell, but only if you have elected to receive such email communications from us. You can opt-out of receiving any promotional emails or any newsletters/subscriptions at any time by following the opt-out procedure contained in the email, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting to opt-out of receiving such communications. Finally, we may send you text messages to any mobile number you provide to us for promotional or advertising purposes, in order to communicate certain necessary information to you or in order to facilitate some transaction with you though this Website. You can opt out of receiving text messages by texting the word “STOP” to any number that sends you text messages from us.
We use third party service providers to provide services and/or products to us necessary for hosting or operating this Website, and/or necessary for providing email services and similar services to our users. In the course of providing these services and/or products to us, such third parties may sometimes have limited access to information collected on this Website, including some of your Identity information. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third parties and no permission or consent is granted by us for any third party provider to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever other than as necessary to provide the applicable service to us. We share our customer files and some Identity Information we collect through this Website directly with third party independent contractors that provide customer support and other administrative services on our behalf. We contract such third parties for the limited purpose of assisting us operate this Website and/or provide support or administrative services in conjunction with any products or services that we may offer through this Website from time to time. This limited access is incidental to the services being provided by such third party contractors and no permission or consent is granted by us to use or disclose this information in any manner whatsoever, other than as necessary to provide the applicable services to us. We require that our independent contractors commit to uphold the privacy of any Identity Information or other information regarding our Website visitors or customers that we may share with them. We e require that each of our contractors agree not to use or disclose any Identity Information or any other information relating to any products purchased from us by our customers or relating to the services we provide to any of our customers which may be disclosed to or shared with these partied during the course of their duties to us, except as absolutely necessary to perform their duties to us.
We reserve the right to provide your Identity Information and any other information we collect and store as described in this Policy to any of our subsidiaries or affiliated business entities. Affiliated entities are entities affiliated with us and that we legally control. Any such separate entity or subsidiary shall comply with this Policy at all times and your Identify Information will be used and protected in a manner consistent with this Policy.
Do We Sell Your Identity Information?
We make every effort to respect your privacy and we will never sell, rent or license access to any of your Identity Information you provide to this Website to any third parties for any purpose and in any manner without your express written consent. We will only share or disclose any information collected from you as expressly stated in this Policy.
We may disclose certain Identity information if: i) requested via a subpoena, court order, or local, state, federal or international law enforcement request to release any such information; or ii) in order to investigate and help prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; or iii) to protect our rights or protect our property, or any or the rights of our customers or other third parties.
When you visit this Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. If you send us an email communication, call us or send a written correspondence for any reason, we may create a file and store your email and other Identity Information specific to you. We generally will maintain a record and keep notes of all communications with you. All messages transmitted by you on this Website or to us shall not be treated as confidential and shall be deemed to be accessible to the general public. You should not transmit any communications or correspondences to us that you intend only the intended recipient(s) read. Notice is hereby given that all messages or electronic data transmitted onto this Website can and may be read by us, regardless of whether we are the intended recipient of any such message(s).
External Links Disclaimer
Third-Party Advertisements Disclaimer
Social Media Features and Widgets
Information Storage And International Transfer
Any Identity information and all other information which we collect on this Website will be stored and processed in our servers located in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, you consent to the collection, transfer, storage and processing of any information from your country to the United States.
Changes to this Policy
If we decide at any time to change this Policy, we will revise the effective revision date posted at the top of this Policy. If we make significant changes to this Policy, We may also notify you by other means, such as sending an email to you and/or posting a notice somewhere prominently on our home page and/or notifying you the next time you access this Website. Failure to opt-out after receiving notice and following the opt-out instructions contained in the notice shall be deemed to be your assent to any such changes.
How to Update, Change or View Your Information
If you would like to request any changes or updates to any Identity Information you have provided to us, or if you would like to view any information we have collected from your use of this Website, please contact us and request the same by sending an email to: email@example.com. Please include the words “Personal Information Request.” If you make any information requests, we will require that you provide proof of your identity, which may include providing us with a copy of a driver’s license, social security card and/or birth certificate. We also reserve the right to require that you sign and provide us with a notarized affidavit verifying your identity before we update or release any information to you.
California Resident Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. California law also allows California residents to opt-out of having this information disclosed. If You are a California resident and desire to make such a request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the words “California Privacy Disclosure Request” in the subject line.
Upon any acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control of our business/organization, we reserve the right to transfer any Identity information you have submitted to this Website as part of the property owned by us to our successor resulting from such merger, acquisition, sale, etc. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, We reserve the right to transfer your Identity Information to protect any of the our rights or as required by law.