Last Updated December 26, 2015
The Information We Collect and/or Receive
In the course of operating the Website, BroadMic will collect (and/or receive) the following types of information. You authorize us to collect and/or receive such information.
When you sign up to become a Registered User, you will be required to provide us with personal information about yourself such as your name, phone number, and e-mail address. And if you contact us via the Contact Us page, you will need to provide your name and e-mail address. All information that we receive under this section is collectively called “Personal Information.” We do not collect any Personal Information from Visitors or Registered Users when they use the Website unless they provide such information voluntarily.
In addition to the Personal Information, we may collect or receive additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”). Such Other Information may include:
From Your Activity. In an ongoing effort to improve the Website, we automatically collect certain information when Visitors and Registered Users access and use the Website. Such information includes, without limitation, IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, what sections of the Website users visit, log files, and similar information and data.
From Cookies. We collect information using “cookie” technology. Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to help us collect Other Information and to enhance your experience using the Website. If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer. Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Website may not function properly.
From You. You may voluntarily provide us additional information about yourself such as your gender, country, product and service preferences, and other information.
The Information Collected By or Through Third-Party Advertising Companies
How We Use and Share the Information
You authorize us to use the Personal Information and the Other Information (collectively, the “Information”) to provide and improve our Website, products, and services; to process transactions you request; to inform you about our products and services and those of our promotional partners; and to bring you customized content (such as newsletters) based on your activity on the Website.
You also authorize us to use and/or share the Information as described below.
We may share the Information concerning our Registered Users with our resellers, distributors, and sales representatives, which may use such Information to help inform Registered Users about our products and services.
We may, from time to time, share the Information with other companies, which may provide you information about the products and services they or their partners offer. However, to the extent required by law, you will be given the opportunity to opt out of such sharing.
We will access, use, and share the Information as required to fulfill our contractual obligations to you and to address your questions or requests regarding our products, services, and/or support.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include providing technical assistance, recruiting services, order fulfillment, customer service, and marketing assistance. These other companies will have access to the Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.
In an ongoing effort to better understand our Visitors, Registered Users, Website, products, and services and those of our promotional partners, we may analyze certain Information in anonymized and aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website and/or such products and services. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share and/or license this aggregate data to our affiliates, agents, business and promotional partners, and other third parties. We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe the Website and these products and services to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
We may share some or all of your Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.
As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Information may be part of the transferred assets.
To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose the Information: (i) when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or (ii) whenever we believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of BroadMic or others.
Accessing and Modifying Information and Communication Preferences
Registered Users may access, remove, review, and/or make changes to their Personal Information by contacting us through the Contact Page. In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any BroadMic marketing e-mail. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.
How We Protect the Information
We take reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the Information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
Important Notices to Non-U.S. Residents
The Website and its servers are operated in the United States and elsewhere. Please be aware that your Information, including your Personal Information, may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Website, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to such transfer, processing, and use in the United States and elsewhere.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”)
Although the Platform is for general audiences and is not directed to children under the age of 13, we recognize that some of our users may be under the age of 13 and that their parents may wish for them to participate in all of the benefits we offer via the Platform. Full participation in the Platform may require the collection and submission of Personal Information (as defined below). Rather than restricting access to the Platform to those 13 years of age or older, BroadMic has opted to make the Platform available to everyone. In doing so, we desire to comply with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), which was established by Congress to protect children’s online privacy. COPPA requires that operators of online services (such as ours) adhere to specific guidelines regarding the collection and handling of Personal Information about children under the age of 13. For more information about COPPA and your child’s rights to online privacy, visit the Children’s Privacy section of the FTC’s website.
2. Changing or Deleting Personal Information About Children Under 13
At any time, parents can refuse to permit us to collect further Personal Information from their children under 13 and can request that any Personal Information that we have collected be deleted from our records. To access, change, or delete the Personal Information that we have collected from their children under 13, parents can contact us. Please include the children’s names and the parent’s email address so that we can better assist you with your inquiry or request.
Before responding to any request to review Personal Information collected from children under 13, we may require that the requester follow reasonable procedures to help verify his or her identity as the child’s parent or legal guardian. We may deny any request that fails to follow these procedures. Please note that if you choose to have your child’s Personal Information deleted, or refuse to permit further collection or use of your child’s Personal Information, certain features of the Platform may be limited or unavailable.
3. Additional Operators Collecting Personal Information on the Platform
COPPA requires that we list all third-party operators (e.g., ad companies, providers of plug-ins, etc.) that collect information through the Platform. Please click here to view the list of such operators.
In addition, BroadMic does not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do-not-track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.
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