Information We Gather
*eMitz.com collects personal information that you provide when you register with us, use eMitz.com products or services available on the eMitz.com Site (the "Service") or post content on a eMitz.com Forum or Blog site as a guest with authoring rights.
*eMitz.com may also collect personal information you provide to us when you enter any promotions or sweepstakes offered on the eMitz.com site.
*eMitz.com may aggregate your information with information from other users (without personally identifying you) and share it with our business partners or others.
*eMitz.com may also collect information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include information necessary to process payments due to us from you such as your credit card number.
*eMitz.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
How we use IP Address Information
*eMitz.com may occasionally obtain IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our web site. IP addresses, browser and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
*Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
*Estimate the total number of users visiting eMitz.com from specific geographical regions.
*Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.
*Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
*Deliver more relevant advertisements to you.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set, however, if you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use eMitz.com products or services that require you to "sign in" and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on the eMitz.com site.
eMitz.com uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
*Require you to re-enter your eMitz.com password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents.
*Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using eMitz.com's services.
*Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
*Conduct research to improve eMitz.com's content and services.
eMitz.com lets other entities that show advertisements on some of our web pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, and not this policy. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to eMitz.com's cookies.
Special Rules Information Relating to Children
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age. eMitz.com is intended for use by adults and children, some of whom are under 13 years of age. COPPA requires that we obtain the consent of parents and guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain features of eMitz.com.
When your child attempts to register and/or provide personal information to eMitz.com, we require a parent or legal guardian to:
*complete the registration;
Once parental notice and consent has been verified, the information we collect will be treated the same as information collected from any other user of eMitz.com. Without verified parental notice and consent, we will not knowingly collect personal information relating to children under 13 years of age, and if we learn that we have inadvertently collected such information, we will promptly delete it.
How Parents can Access their Children's Personal Information
In compliance with COPPA, a parent or legal guardian may request from us to review, delete or stop the collection of personally identifiable information relating to their child or any child in their legal custody who is under 13 years of age. You may do so in one of two ways.
If you know the user name and password, follow the instructions below regarding Changing your Preferences and Personal Information, or you may contact us by letter, phone or email using the address information provided at the bottom of this page.
If you request that no further information about your child be collected or used, we will be required to terminate your child's ability to use any part of the Service that requires a user to "sign in."
How we Use, Share and Disclose Information We Collect
eMitz.com does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Service or this web site with others except as described in this policy. We do not share your information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. However, eMitz.com may display targeted advertisements based on personally non-identifiable information (such as browser type and IP address) and/or personal selection (See the Section entitled "Third Party Advertising" below for more information on how your information is shared with advertisers).
eMitz.com may use your personal information where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction, to operate or improve eMitz.com and related products and services, to do something that you have asked us to do, or tell you of products and services that we think may be of interest.
eMitz.com may use your email address to contact you with required email messages about the Service.
Where you are contacted with an offer or service based on information you have shared with eMitz.com, we will do our best to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving such further communications at the time you are contacted.
When you post a message, your eMitz.com Username or alias that you are posting under may be visible to other users.
When you post a message on eMitz.com Forum or Blog Sites, you have the ability to post a message which may include personally identifiable information about yourself; consequently, you should understand that if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return, and we cannot be responsible for the use of any information you post publicly.
eMitz.com does or may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:
We may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, if in our judgment, disclosure is required or appropriate in such circumstances.
If there is ever a change to how eMitz.com uses or intends to use personal information, we will post that change to this policy and, if the new policy is materially less restrictive than this policy, we will seek your consent.
Third Party Advertising
eMitz.com does not share any personally identifiable information with advertisers. eMitz.com may share general demographic information (such as information about members' aggregate interests and occupations) and non-personally identifiable information (such as browser type and IP addresses) with advertisers and partners. eMitz.com does not give advertisers access to your private personal account information (such as email address, or, if you have elected to make these private or friends-only in your profile, sex and location). However, by selecting, interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
Confidentiality and Security
No data transmissions over the Internet or via wireless networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.
We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
Your eMitz.com Account Information is password-protected.
In certain areas, eMitz.com uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.
If eMitz.com learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps, however, we will never ask you to submit additional personal information or to verify the status of or information related to your account in any electronic communication email. By using this web site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this site. eMitz.com may post a notice on our web site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the eMitz.com.com web site. eMitz.com may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances, however, we will never ask you to submit additional personal information or to verify the status of or information related to your account in any such email. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing your Preferences and Personal Information
You can edit your eMitz.com Account Information at any time. Most personal information you may provide is entirely optional. For example, to the extent that parents are considering whether to permit their children to use the Service, we do not condition a child's participation based upon their provision of any more personal information than is necessary to operate the Service.
You can delete your eMitz.com account by visiting our Account Deletion page; however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in eMitz.com's records to the extent necessary to protect eMitz.com's legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements.
If you have a privacy concern regarding eMitz.com, or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this web site, you should then write to us by email to email@example.com.
If you object to any sharing of your personal information that may be permitted under this policy, you may do so by writing us at the above address. We will take reasonable steps to accommodate your requests as they relate to our advertising practices. In some instances, honoring your requests may interfere with or preclude your ability to use the Service or may require us to terminate our relationship with you.