Effective Date: November 19, 2015
Last Updated: November 19, 2015
By using our websites, applications or by otherwise giving us your personal information, you are consenting to our use of your information and accepting the practices described in this Policy. In some cases, providing information and data is essential for us to provide services. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our websites or applications or give us any of your personal information.
The operative parties referred to in this policy are Company and you, the user of this site.
A. Peakridge and certain wholly owned subsidiaries of the same including predecessors, successors, and assigns, are the owners, publishers and/or operators of this and other various websites and are hereinafter referred to collectively as "Company." When first-person pronouns are used in this Policy (us, we, our, ours, etc.), these provisions are referring to the Operator of this Site. Additionally, when the terms "The Site" or "Site" are used, these terms refer respectively to Sites published and/or operated by Operator, as applicable.
B. You, the User– As the user of this Site, this policy may refer to the user as "you" or through any second-person pronouns, such as "yours," etc.
C. Potential Members– Some individuals access the Site for the purpose of applying to become a Member on the Site. These individuals are considered "Users" as defined hereunder.
II. Revisions To This Policy.
We reserve the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. You should periodically check for any modifications of this Policy by re-visiting this web page and using the "refresh" button on your browser. You should note the date of last revision to this Policy, which appears at the top of this Policy. If the "Last Updated" date remains unchanged after you have clicked the "refresh" button on your browser, you may presume that no changes have been made since the last reading of the policy. A changed "Last Updated" date indicates that this Policy has been updated or edited, and the updated or edited version supersedes any prior versions immediately upon posting.
III. Personal Information That We Collect.
Users of our Site and services will have multiple manners of interactivity with us. Subject to our exclusive revision without prior notice, Users are not required to enter through any active data collection pages. Any information gathered is limited to cookies, IP Addresses and Referral URLs, and other passive information gathering devices, as explained below. However, we request and/or collect certain necessary information such as name, email, phone number, age, device identification, and IP address from Potential Members and we reserve the right to utilize such information collected during the registration process such as to help a Potential Member become a Member. We also reserve the right to utilize information voluntarily provided from Users such as comments, feedback, and DMCA notices ("Voluntary Data"), in accordance with the applicable provisions of Sections V and VIII below.
IV. How We Collect Information From You.
B. Active Collection– Except as stated in Section III with respect to Potential Members and Voluntary Data, the Site does not presently engage in any active collection of User data.
V. How We Use Your Information.
The primary use for any information collected is to provide you with Site services. We also use your information such as location data to deliver customized services to you; for User support purposes; and for efforts to monitor and help ensure against illegal activities, fraud, harassment and spamming. Non-personal and aggregate information, which is – as stated above – collected passively, is used in order to geographically customize our marketing efforts or to generally customize the use of our site for an aggregate group of customers. We may share this user information with third party entities as necessary for such entities to provide external processing or analytics services. Information gathered from Potential Members may be used to assist such individuals in completing the registration process, promotional communications, and for marketing and/or research purposes. Voluntary Data may be used in any manner at our sole discretion including, but not limited to, promotional purposes and as described in Section VIII.
VI. Do Not Track ("DNT") Disclosure
Although the Site may not have the capability of recognizing all web browser Do Not Track signals, you may delete or decline the use of certain cookies by editing your browser settings. Choosing to disable cookies at this time may disable or alter the functionality of some Site features. Because we are committed with providing you choices regarding data collection, for more information about browser tracking signals and Do Not Track policies, please visit: www.allaboutdnt.org.
VII. Third Party Data Tracking
We currently utilize third party services to track certain usage data collected over time and across certain websites, as well as the effectiveness of certain advertising campaigns. We do not provide any personally identifying information to such third parties, but they may choose to collect generalized User activity data from you. The collection and use of this aggregate User data may be subject to the policies of the relevant third party advertising agent. For more information about advertising tracking and your rights as an online consumer, please visit www.networkadvertising.org.
VIII. Special Cases.
It is our policy not to use or share the information about Users in ways unrelated to those described in this Policy without also providing the User with an opportunity to opt out or otherwise object to such unrelated uses. However, we may disclose information about Users, or information regarding your use of the Services or web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason without notice if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including, but not limited to:
1. To satisfy any laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental, or legal requests for such information;
2. To disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms & Conditions and other policies and procedures;
3. To operate our Services properly;
4. To protect ourselves, our Users, and the general public. We specifically reserve the right to disclose any and all information to law enforcement in the event that a crime – including, but not limited to, fraud-related offense – is committed, is suspected, or if we are compelled to do so by lawful criminal, civil, or administrative process, discovery requests, subpoenas, court orders, warrants, writs, or reasonable request of authorities or persons with the reasonable power to obtain such process;
5. To cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and other governmental, administrative or regulatory agencies about our Users to the extent required by applicable law. Examples of such cooperation include, but are not limited to, lawful criminal, civil, or administrative process, discovery requests, subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or writs; and
6. To enable or become involved with a corporate transaction or reorganization, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy/receivership. In the event of any of these activities, you consent to the disclosure, transfer, sale and/or release of your personal information and data to such third party recipients of Company’s assets.
IX. Electronic Communication from Us.
If you provide your information to us or use the Site, you will have created a commercial relationship with us. Even though the Site presently opts not to provide Users with promotional advertising materials (except as otherwise described hereunder with respect to Potential Members and Users who submit Voluntary Data), your use of the Site and its services constitutes your understanding and consent that even unsolicited commercial email sent from us or our affiliates is not unlawful SPAM as that term is defined under the law.
X. Public Forums.
The Company may from time to time offer public forums and blogs. To the extent you provide Voluntary Data, we reserve to right to use such data as described in Sections III, V, and VIII.
XI. Our Commitment to Data Security.
We take commercially reasonable measures to protect the transmission of all User information. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party ‘hackers’ from illegally obtaining this information. We take reasonable measures to prevent such breaches of security, but given the resourcefulness of cyber-criminals we are unable to guarantee that our security is completely breach-proof. You assume the risk of such breaches to the extent that they occur despite our reasonable security measures.
California Privacy Rights
California residents have the right to request a notice disclosing the following: identification of any third party entity or corporate affiliate with whom we may have disclosed your personal information for direct marketing purposes within the last calendar year; and a description of the categories of such disclosed personal information. If you are a resident of the state of California, and would like a copy of this disclosure, as is your right pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please submit a written request to our privacy professionals at: firstname.lastname@example.org.