Last Updated: November 11, 2010
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send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
Please note, however, that our sitegives you the option to place your results using our software on Twitter.com; if you take advantage of this option, your Twitter.com posting may be used on our website.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. When you register to open an account with us, we will ask you for and collect certain information referred to as “personal information”. This is information that pertains to your identity, provided by you when
you fill in the registration forms, and may include such items as name and e-mail
address. In addition, for any user of this website, if you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms or surveys, any information provided in such communication may be collected as personal information.
You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain features of this website. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the website where such information is requested.
DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL
INFORMATION. You can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. Also, you may delete or modify your personal information, cancel your registration, or stop receiving emails from Credit Umbrella and/or its contracted third parties by clicking here and following the instructions provided. We encourage you promptly to update your personal information when it changes.
SHARING PERSONAL INFORMATION. We do share your credit card or other
payment account information with a third-party payment processing company to
process your payments to us. Please note that the use of your personal information by them is governed by their own privacy policies and is not subject to our control.
We may share your other personal information, in the manner described below, unless you tell us not to do so. If you want to limit our sharing of your personal information, call us at 1-877-824-1121 to tell us any or all you want to limit below:
G Do not share my personal information with your affiliates. AAffiliates@ means companies related by common ownership or control.
G Do not allow your affiliates to use my personal information to market to me.
G Do not share my personal information with your nonaffiliates to market their products and services to me. ANonaffiliatesâ€?
are companies not related by common ownership or control.
You may make your privacy choices at any time. Your choices will remain unless you state otherwise. The laws of your state may give you further rights to limit sharing.
Unless you have checked one or more of the boxes above, or otherwise notified us at the above telephone number, we may share your personal information as permitted by law, including the following:
We may share information about you with affiliates and nonaffiliates (as defined in bold above) that have contracted with us, for example for marketing our products or helping in such marketing. We may also share such information about you with nonaffiliates that have joint marketing agreements with us. Also, our affiliates may use your personal information for their everyday business purposes, such as processing transactions and managing accounts. We may provide some of our products, and/or allow you to use this website, through contractual arrangements with either affiliates or nonaffiliates. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting companies, software programmers and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, or help us analyze collected data.
In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this website. If Credit Umbrella or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
FURTHER RELEASE OF INFORMATION. In addition to the above, Credit
Umbrella will release personal or general information without your consent
for security purposes, as permitted by law, when required by law, to prevent
imminent harm to any person or entity, to protect our rights or property,
information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate
with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests
and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully
cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our products
for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement
agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as
determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, to any person or
entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by
us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by
3. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any personal information. We may also automatically track and collect information regarding domain servers, types of computers accessing the site; and types of web browsers used to access the site.
Click Stream Data. When you visit our website we may also
collect “click stream data” (server address, domain name). This
information can be combined with information you have provided to us by
registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better
customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or
e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our site are
most or least effective or useful to you.
Cookies. When you interact with this website, we strive
to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to our website, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. Cookies are files that Web browsers
place on a computer’s hard drive and are used to tell us whether customers and
visitors have visited the site previously and to help us navigate and to help
them navigate and use the site. Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent based. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you’ve closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a
unique identifier for your browser. We use session cookies containing
encrypted information to allow the system to uniquely identify you while you
are logged in to our website. This
information allows us to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies help us ensure that you
are who you say you are after you’ve logged in and are required in order to use
the website and our Products. We
also use persistent cookies which only we can read and use, to identify the
fact that you are a subscriber or prior website visitor (whichever the case may
be.) We are especially careful
about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in persistent
cookies. We do not store account
numbers or passwords in persistent cookies. Users who disable their Web browserâ€™s
ability to accept cookies may be able to browse our website but will not be
able to successfully use our Products or certain features of the website. We may from time to time engage third
parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume
statistical information from visitors to our website to help us administer our
individual website visitors to any personally identifiable information. All data collected by such third parties
is used only to provide us with information on site usage and will not be
shared with any other parties.
4. OUR USE OF INFORMATION. We will primarily use the personal
information you provide and any general information we receive from you to
provide our products to you, and for other purposes including the following:
A. To send you
information or materials via e-mail about other products, offers, and news
we think might interest you. This information may relate to products of
Credit Umbrella or its licensees or selected commercial partners.
B. To analyze
visits to the website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate
and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so
we can improve our products and website, and deliver to you the type of
content, features and promotions that you are most interested in.
C. To help
diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site and other everyday
business purposes to run our business, process transactions, or to display
content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with
business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
everyday business purposes, such as processing transactions and managing
In order to protect both the
personal information and the general information that we receive from you
through our website, we have implemented various security measures,
including computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. When our site is accessed using Netscape
Navigator, or Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5.5 or higher, Secure Socket
Layer (SSL) technology protects information using both server authentication
and data encryption to help ensure that data is safe and secure. We also use an advanced security method
based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and the site is
hosted in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced
technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. We also use unique usernames and passwords
that must be entered each time you log on to our site. These safeguards help to prevent
unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of
data. Please keep in mind,
however, that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk
that third parties may intercept and use that information. While Credit
Umbrella strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we
cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly
acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data
provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal
information, general information, or other data or information received
from you through this site is provided to us at your own risk, which you
of the date first written above under the title APrivacy
Policy and Noticeâ€?, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its
provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will
become effective on the date they are posted on the website or we otherwise
notify you of the changes. We
modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately on their
posting to this site. You should
from time to time. Your continued use of the site after we post any such
modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy
and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. To give you a better idea of when
modifications have occurred, we will also revise the “last updated”
7. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY
to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore
beyond Credit Umbrella’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner
only applies to information collected through this site, and does not apply to
any information we may collect from you in any place other than this website.
USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER 18 PERMITTED
Credit Umbrella intends only
persons who are 18 years or older to use this website. Personal registration information
submitted by a person under the age of 18 will not be accepted. Any general information provided by a
person under the age of 18 and gathered (for example, through the use of
cookies) during his or her visit may be used as indicated in this Privacy
Policy. Credit Umbrella is
committed to protecting the privacy of children and has no intention of
collecting personal data from children under the age of 18. We encourage
parents and guardians of children under 18 to regularly check and monitor their
children’s use of e-mail and other activities online.
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not
direct any of our content specifically at children under 18 years of age. We understand and are committed to
respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that
a site user is under age 18, we will promptly delete any personal information
in that user’s account.
CONTACT INFORMATION. If you have any questions or
write Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer, Credit Umbrella, 655 North Central
Ave., Suite 1700, Glendale, CA 91203.