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Element K respects your privacy.
What information is, or may be, collected from you?
We will automatically receive and collect certain anonymous information in standard usage logs through our Web server, including computer-identification information obtained from “cookies,” sent to your browser from a
Clear Gifs (Web beacons/Web Bugs)
Our third party tracking technology partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us 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 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 do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
We may collect the following personally identifiable information about you:
Name including first and last name
financial information (credit card numbers); and
Opinions of features on our websites.
We may also collect the following information:
about the pages you visit/access
the links you click on our site
the number of times you access the page
the number of times you have shopped on our web site
Access to Personally Identifiable Information:
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend or request deletion by making the change on our member information page or by emailing Customer Support at email@example.com. We will respond to your access request within 30 days.
We will retain your information as needed to provide you services. If you wish to request that we no longer use your information to provide you services firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Who collects the information?
We will collect anonymous traffic information from you when you visit our site. We will collect personally identifiable information about you only as part of a voluntary registration process, on-line survey, or contest or any combination thereof.
Our advertisers may collect anonymous traffic information from their own assigned cookies to your browser.
The Site contains links to other Web sites that are not owned or controlled by Element K Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web sites which we do not own, manage or control.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
How is the information used?
We use your personal information to:
help us provide personalized features
tailor our sites to your interest
to get in touch with you when necessary or respond to your inquiry
to provide the services requested by you
to preserve social history as governed by existing law or policy
to conduct surveys
to determine whether or not you qualify for a job in which you have applied and to
contact you regarding your interest
We use contact information internally to:
Direct our efforts for product improvement
contact you as a survey respondent
notify you if you win any contest; and
send you promotional materials from our contest sponsors or advertisers
Generally, we use anonymous traffic information to:
recognize your access privileges to our Websites
track your entries in some of our promotions, sweepstakes and contests to indicate a player’s
progress through the promotion and to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings
make sure that you don’t see the same ad repeatedly
help diagnose problems with our server
administer our websites, track your session so that we can understand better how people use our sites
With whom will your information be shared?
We will not use your financial information for any purpose other than to complete a transaction with you.
We do not rent, sell or share your personal information and we will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to third parties unless:
to provide products or services you’ve requested
As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, you will be notified via email and/or prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choice you may have regarding your personal information.
We share your information with advertisers on an aggregate basis only.
If you make a payment through our sites for a service you will be redirected to payment gateway. All collection of credit card information is done through payment gateway and then shared back with us for the purpose of verifying that the payment has been successful. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our vendor’s site, the transmission of that information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information?
You may change your interests at any time and may opt-in or opt-out of any marketing / promotional / newsletters mailings. Element K reserves the right to send you certain service related communication, considered to be a part of your Element K account without offering you the facility to opt-out. You may update your information and change your account settings at any time.
If we plan to use your personally identifiable information for any commercial purposes, we will notify you at the time we collect that information and allow you to opt-out of having your information used for those purposes.
What security procedures are in place to protect information from loss, misuse or alteration?
To protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, we have in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures. For example, our servers are accessible only to authorized personnel and that your information is shared with respective personnel on need to know basis to complete the transaction and to provide the services requested by you. Although we will endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. By using this site, you agree that we will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
We post customer testimonials on our web site which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the customer’s consent via email prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. To request removal of your personal information from our testimonials, please see the “public forums” section above on how to do so.