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AmyJoBerman.com, (AJB) is committed to protecting the privacy of all individuals who provide their personal information. AJB does not collect, use or disclose the personal information of individuals without their knowledge and consent.
It is AJB’S policy to comply with the privacy legislation within each jurisdiction in which we operate. Sometimes the privacy legislation and / or an individual’s right to privacy are different from one jurisdiction to another.
This policy describes the information collection, use, and dissemination practices of AJB and applies to AJB’S collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by AJB on its (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies and websites (collectively, the “Websites”), (b) on various Third Party websites, and (c) to AJB’s other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from Third Parties. AJB is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of Third Party websites or applications.
Last Updated March 26, 2014
THE INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE AND DISSEMINATION PRACTICES OF AJB.
1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
1.1 Survey Information
AJB collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by Third Parties (collectively, a “Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, AJB or a Third Party (a “Third Party”) may ask an individual to provide various information to AJB, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, postal/zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social insurance/security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). AJB may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to AJB or Third Party.
1.2 Site Membership or Registration
“Subscription” occurs when an end-user registers for AJB’s services, either via registration at our website, via co-registration at a marketing partner’s website, or via a permission pass / opt-out / no-opt mailing. AJB collects personally identifiable information about our subscribers, based on: information gathered at the time of registration, subscriber interaction and response to subsequent electronic mailings and website use, information provided by marketing partners, and information appended from data aggregators. Information collected may include, but is not necessarily limited to: name, email address, postal address, gender, birth date, telephone number, activity, interests, user behavior and other demographic information. This information enables us to better tailor our content to subscribers’ needs and to help our clients to promote and sell their products and services.
1.3 Third Party List Information
AJB collects information from individuals when an individual provides information to a Third Party and AJB subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the Third Party (the “Seller”). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, email address, street address, postal/zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, “Third Party List Information”). When acquiring Third Party List Information, AJB seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to AJB and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from Advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller’s list.
1.4 Other Information
Other occasions when AJB obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by AJB or by a Third Party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through AJB’s customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a AJB service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.5 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology
AJB currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, AJB may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows AJB to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in AJB’s database. You may read more about cookies at cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
b) Web Beacons
A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows AJB to track certain websites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, AJB also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in AJB’s database.
c) New Technology
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is AJB’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, AJB strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
d) Usage Tracking
AJB tracks information related to the electronic mailings and web pages viewed by users and subscribers, as well as the hyperlinks clicked by subscribers, while viewing our emails or visiting our websites.
e) Log Files
Log files are used to track and monitor subscriber usage
f) Optional Registration
AJB may offer free voluntary registration to potential subscribers. During such registration, the subscriber is required to supply an email address and other personal information. This information is required if the subscriber wants to participate in Company services.
g) Feedback and Inquiries
You have the ability to contact AJB to provide us with their feedback. AJB uses this information to respond to you and analyze customer service issues.
1.6 Outside Information
AJB may receive information about individuals from Third Parties or from other sources of information outside of AJB including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.7 Individual Information
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information AJB gathers or receives about individuals.
1.8 No Information Collected from Children
AJB will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 18. If AJB obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, AJB has no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. AJB has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
1.9 Credit Card Information
AJB may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card (“Credit Card Information”) when an individual places an order from AJB. When the Credit Card Information is submitted to AJB, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. AJB will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to Third Parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
1.10 Links to External Websites
2. USE OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
2.1 Discretion to Use Information
AJB MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION.
The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how AJB currently uses Individual Information, but AJB may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted above, AJB may update this policy from time to time. AJB may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
2.2 Email and Unsubscribe Policy
AJB uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. AJB may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe.
AJB’s unsubscribe process impacts only the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by AJB on its own behalf. You may still receive electronic mailings sent on behalf of Third Parties and your personal information may still be shared with Third Parties for use in offline marketing and data appends, including email appends.
You should also note that unsubscribing from AJB’s electronic mailings will not automatically unsubscribe the subscriber’s information from any Third Party associates and licensees of the data. Since Third Party associates and licensee partners maintain separate databases from AJB, and you will need to unsubscribe from each source individually, if desired. This allows you the freedom to pick and choose which subscriptions to maintain and which to discontinue.
2.3 Content of Email Messages
In certain commercial email messages sent by or for AJB, an Advertiser’s name will appear in the “From:” line, but hitting the “Reply” button will not cause a reply email to be sent to AJB. The “Subject:” line of AJB email messages will usually contain a line provided from the Advertiser to AJB.
2.4 Solicited Email
AJB only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from AJB or to individuals who have agreed on Third Party websites to receive email from Third Parties such as AJB. AJB does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to AJB email messages.
2.5 Targeted Advertising
AJB uses Individual Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, AJB uses Technology Information (see also Section 2.7 below) to associate an individual with that person’s Individual Information, and AJB attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, and otherwise. AJB may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.6 Direct Mail and Telemarketing
AJB may use Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.7 Use of Technology Information
AJB uses Technology Information (1) to match a person’s Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person’s online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of AJB’s websites are most frequently visited. This information helps AJB to better understand the online habits of individuals so that AJB can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.8 Profiles of Individuals
AJB uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.9 Storage of Individual Information
AJB stores the Individual Information in a database on its computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under AJB’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, AJB cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
3. DISSEMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties
AJB MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN AJB’S SOLE DISCRETION.
3.2 Order Fulfillment
AJB will transfer Individual Information to Third Parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such Third Party while using AJB’s websites or when responding to offers provided by AJB.
3.3 Legal Process
AJB may disclose Individual Information as permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements, and/or to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data
AJB may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals are entitled to access to their personal information which is in the possession of AJB. If an individual wants to see their personal information, they may contact the Privacy Officer. AJB will provide access to personal information (some exceptions might apply) and provide any assistance required in understanding the nature of personal information that is in AJB’s possession. There is no cost to gain access to personal information.
AJB may ask that the individual put their request in writing. If AJB is unable to give access, AJB will inform the individual within 30 days, in writing, with the reasons for not granting access.
3.6 Do Not Call Registry Waiver
Even though you may be on a National or State DO NOT CALL list, by submitting your contact information which may include your telephone number, you are expressly authorizing us and our advertising businesses and affiliates to contact you by telephone at the number you have used regarding the information you have expressed.
4. PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTIES
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. AJB does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and AJB has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of Third Parties. AJB is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. AJB does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third Party websites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
4.3 Affiliated Companies
AJB may disclose, transfer, and sell Individual Information to entities affiliated with AJB in AJB’s discretion.
5. UNSUBSCRIBE PROCEDURES
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from AJB, simply click on the Unsubscribe link you find in any e-mail from AJB.
6. FURTHER INQUIRIES
Privacy Officer AmyJoBerman.com
2355 Westwood Blvd., #538
Los Angeles, CA 90064
– See more at: http://AmyJoBerman.com/privacypolicy