PROFLUENCE Community is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the PROFLUENCE Community Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the PROFLUENCE Community website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
PROFLUENCE Community collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. PROFLUENCE Community also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by PROFLUENCE Community. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by PROFLUENCE Community for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the PROFLUENCE Community Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through PROFLUENCE Community public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: PROFLUENCE Community does not read any of your private online communications.
PROFLUENCE Community encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from PROFLUENCE Community so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. PROFLUENCE Community is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the PROFLUENCE Community and PROFLUENCE Community family of Web sites.
PROFLUENCE Community collects and uses your personal information to operate the PROFLUENCE Community Web site and deliver the services you have requested. PROFLUENCE Community also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from PROFLUENCE Community and its affiliates. PROFLUENCE Community may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
PROFLUENCE Community does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. PROFLUENCE Community may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, PROFLUENCE Community may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PROFLUENCE Community, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
PROFLUENCE Community does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. PROFLUENCE Community keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within PROFLUENCE Community, in order to determine what PROFLUENCE Community services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within PROFLUENCE Community to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
PROFLUENCE Community Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on PROFLUENCE Community or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of PROFLUENCE Community; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of PROFLUENCE Community, or the public.
The PROFLUENCE Community Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize PROFLUENCE Community pages, or register with PROFLUENCE Community site or services, a cookie helps PROFLUENCE Community to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same PROFLUENCE Community Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the PROFLUENCE Community features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the PROFLUENCE Community services or Web sites you visit.
PROFLUENCE Community secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. PROFLUENCE Community secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose your personal information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding or a court order or if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the PROFLUENCE Community site terms, or as otherwise required by law. PROFLUENCE Community may also disclose your personal information to third parties where it has your express permission to do so, or where it can reasonably be inferred from the circumstances that you consent to the disclosure to the third parties. Changes to this Statement PROFLUENCE Community will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. PROFLUENCE Community encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how PROFLUENCE Community is protecting your information.
PROFLUENCE Community may share your personal information and/or social-demographic information, including, without limitation, a unique identification number (“UID”), postal code, gender, marital status, education, ethnicity/race (where permitted by applicable law), employment related information, and non-personally identifiable information on household members, with third party sample/market research companies (individually each a “Third Party MR Company” and collectively the “Third Party MR Companies”) for the following purposes:
1. Identifying client survey opportunities that you may be eligible for through the Third Party MR Companies. And
2. Disclosing such data elements to clients of the Third Party MR Companies for audience measurement services. And
3. Appending such data elements to completed client surveys and delivering the appended survey data to clients of the Third Party MR Company(ies) for analytical or research purposes; and
PROFLUENCE Community welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that PROFLUENCE Community has not adhered to this Statement, please contact PROFLUENCE Community at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.