Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

Personally identifiable information is information about you, including name, address, email address, user ID, credit card number, social security number, etc. AFFINITIV will never ask for your social security number or credit card information.

HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED, USED AND DISCLOSED

We do not collect personal information — including your email address — unless we first ask you for it. On some of our sites, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with information, including your email address, street address, telephone number or other information so that we may enhance your site visit or follow up with you after your visit. Whether you provide any information is entirely up to you. If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personally identifiable information as described in this Privacy Statement. In some circumstances, AFFINITIV may share information you voluntarily provide us with trustworthy business partners. We do not sell or rent personal information collected through this site to anyone. Also, AFFINITIV may provide aggregate statistics about visitors to our sites, such as volume, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. We may also disclose information in special cases when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;
  • Protect and defend our rights or property;
  • Enforce the Terms and Conditions of use; or
  • Act to protect the interests of our users or others.

INFORMATION TRACKED

In order to determine a user’s ability to receive HTML email in addition to whether or not an email has been opened, AFFINITIV includes a “web beacon” in a majority of the HTML email messages we send. A web beacon (actually a small .gif image) is activated when an HTML email is opened via a request for the image on our servers. This capability helps AFFINITIV send email in a format users can read and enables AFFINITIV to track the aggregate number of emails opened. The web beacon does not collect any personally identifiable information. Users that do not want to receive email messages with web beacons can choose to receive their emails in text (non-HTML) format. We also use the capability to track when a URL has been clicked inside of an email message sent by our system. We use this functionality to track which links were clicked and in what quantity, as well as the aggregate number of links clicked. This click tracking functionality does not collect any personally identifiable information.

COOKIES AND HOW THEY ARE USED

AFFINITIV’s site, like many other commercial websites, may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” to collect information about how our site is used. Cookies were designed to help a website determine that a particular user had visited the site previously and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the site. Cookies are small strings of text that websites can send to your browser. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or obtain your email address. If you are simply browsing an informational site, a cookie may be used to identify your browser as one that has visited the site before. We may also make use of memory-based cookies in support of authenticating the user of certain AFFINITIV web applications. Similarly, if you are a registered user of a site providing service to AFFINITIV clients (and have a user ID and password), we may use cookies so that we can provide personalized information based on preferences you have indicated while using the site. Although you have the ability to modify your browser to either accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to utilize AFFINITIV services that require registration if you reject cookies.

YOUR CHOICES REGARDING COLLECTION, USE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

If you have voluntarily provided information, you consented to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement. If, in connection with your use of a particular service, we ask to use your data in a way not described in this Privacy Statement and you do not wish to permit that use, you can choose not to use the particular service. If you have voluntarily provided information, we may, from time to time, send you mail or email regarding products and services. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can easily indicate that by checking the appropriate box on the submission form.

HOW TO CORRECT, ACCESS, AND UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

You may view and edit your personally identifiable information at any time by contacting us at 866-233-1333.

YOUR INFORMATION IS PROTECTED

We exercise great care to protect your personally identifiable information. This includes, among other things, using industry standard techniques such as firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection and site monitoring. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via email. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers. Internally, we will restrict access to your personally identifiable information to employees who need access to the information in order to do their jobs. These employees are limited in number, and are committed to our privacy policies. We review our security arrangements from time to time as we deem appropriate.

HOW YOU CAN HELP PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

If you are using an AFFINITIV website for which you registered and choose a password, user ID or other form of authentication, we recommend that you do not divulge this information to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if others have access to your computer.

OTHER SITES

AFFINITIV sites may contain links to other sites, including those of our business partners. While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, contact us.