Content 18 LLC (“Content 18″) respects the privacy of its visitors and customers and understands the importance of privacy to visitors to its website. Content 18 collects and stores information so that it can efficiently provide information to its users and process your requests for additional information and materials and to process your orders. This privacy statement is designed to help you understand what information Content 18 gathers and what Content 18 does with the information.
Your Information. Personal identifying information, such as your name, street or e-mail address, phone number or any other information which, when used by itself or with other data, might identify a you or your company is only collected if you send it to us voluntarily, as part of using this website, or provide such information in connection with a request for information. Content 18 may also use this information to send you notices regarding Content 18 products and services and to further personalize your experience on its website. Personal identifying information is used only for Content 18’s legitimate business interests, including the aforementioned notices, to supply requested information, to answer your questions, and to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Disclosure. By giving Content 18 your personal identifying information, you grant Content 18 the right to use this information for reasonable business purposes and in a manner consistent with the policies of Content 18 and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Content 18 does not sell, rent or disclose your personal identifying information to any third party, except as described in this section. Content 18 may contract with reputable vendors to assist it in processing information or delivering the items that you may request. These vendors are restricted from using or selling the information for any purpose other than helping Content 18 to provide the materials and requested services. Content 18 may provide aggregate statistics about its customers, online traffic patterns and related information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information. Finally, if disclosure of any information is required by law or by an appropriate government authority, Content 18 will comply accordingly. (See Disclosure Exceptions, below.)
Uses of Personal Information. Content 18 is committed to identifying the purposes for which personal information is collected at or before the time the information is collected and to documenting the purposes for which personal information is collected.
Content 18 collects personal information for the following general purposes:
- (a) to establish and maintain its mailing lists. Our mailing lists are used to keep you up-to-date on the products, services and events which you are supporting. Content 18 may also produce new products and services, such as newsletters, magazines and books; or promote new activities and events such as lectures, conferences and seminars. Ministry mailing lists are used to inform you of these new products, services and upcoming events in which you may be interested.
- (b) to effectively provide services: Content 18 maintains personal information about you in order to provide its products and services and correspond with you.
- (c) to effectively fulfill transactions: Content 18 obtains and maintains sufficient personal information in order to complete administration, billing, accounting and collection for the sale and shipping of products or services you have ordered.
Your Control. You may, at any time, remove your personal identifying information from Content 18’s database. If you have submitted personal identifying information to Content 18, and you wish to have it removed from its records, please e-mail us at email@example.com. However, for its record keeping purposes, Content 18 will retain your personal identifying information if submitted for any previously completed registration on its website.
Information Requests. In the section of its website that allows you to access articles and other materials, Content 18 may ask for some personal information, such as name, mailing address and e-mail address, but this information will only be used by Content 18 to supply these materials to you or contact you, if necessary, to respond to your request for information and to contact you directly to respond to questions, comments or inquiries. Content 18 also may use the information to notify you about updates, new products or services. By using this website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Content 18.
Public Forums. This website may make available chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Children. Content 18 strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children online (“children” are minors younger than 13). Therefore, Content 18 will not knowingly collect or use any personal identifiable information from children or knowingly allow children to register with it. Any information that is inadvertently collected from children will be deleted promptly upon discovery. As one measure to ensure that Content 18 does not gather personally identifiable information from children, Content 18 requires that all individuals provide a valid credit card number before completing a purchase. If Content 18 learns that it has inadvertently gathered personally identifiable information from “children”, Content 18 will promptly remove such information from its records.
Children’s Personal Information. Although this website is a general audience website, consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:
- This website does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of 13.
- If a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.
If a child posts PII in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.
Use of Data Content 18 Collects
Personally Identifiable Information
Content 18 uses the Non-Personally Identifiable Information that Content 18 collects from its customers and other visitors in a manner that does not personally identify any individual. Content 18 uses Non-Personally Identifiable Information to make its website more interesting and useful to you. Content 18 also tracks the pages or documents accessed within its website. This information is collected for systems administration and for analyzing and improving the value of the material available on its website. This Non-Personally Identifiable Information is used to help its advertisers or its site design team create advertisements its guests might like.
Content 18 contracts with an outside service that helps us to better understand your use of this website. Content 18 may place cookies on your computer so it can collect information related to your use of this website. This information allows Content 18 to refine and improve the site for its customers and other users. Content 18 does NOT collect any credit card, user name or password information or any other personally identifiable information nor will Content 18 use data that it collects for any other purpose and is contractually required to keep all the information collected for us in strict confidence.
Cookies:Like many other commercial sites, Content 18’s website utilizes cookies to collect information about how its website is used. A cookie cannot be read by a website other than the one that sets the cookie. Cookies can securely store a customer’s password, personalize home pages, identify which parts of a site have been visited or keep track of selections, such as those selected in a “shopping cart.” For instance, cookies allow us to complete an e-mail field with your e-mail address if you revisit Content 18’s website and place an order. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on a computer virus, or capture your e-mail address.
Content 18 sends a cookie to your hard drive when you make an order to record the product name, category of product that you ordered, the amount paid, the order number and any referral codes. No personally identifiable information is recorded. When you click through to the website from a promotional e-mail, Content 18’s third-party advertising service partner may send a cookie to your hard drive recording your IP address and other related information.
Information Content 18 Shares with Others
Content 18 contracts with other companies (credit card processors, shippers and website developers) to provide certain services to Content 18 to fulfill orders and create its website. In some instances, these contractors may have access to personally identifiable information but they are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality of the information and to use it only for purposes of carrying out Content 18′ business.
These companies are prohibited by contract from using this information for their own marketing purposes or from sharing this information with anyone other than Content 18
Content 18 does not make its postal mailing list available to any third parties, except mailing and fulfillment services under contract to protect that information. In addition, your e-mail address is never shared with any third party (except as described above to its contractors who use it ONLY to carry out Content 18 business.)
Sale or Merger. If this website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Content 18, you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, Content 18 will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any PII transferred by this website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.
Banner Advertising. We may license ad-server software from another company to place banner advertising on our sites. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession and no data is transferred to the licensor of the software. This feature of our site may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information as described in this statement.
Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the this website who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the policies listed above, Content 18 may disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if Content 18 is required to do so by law or if Content 18 believes that such action is necessary:
- To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
- To protect Content 18’s rights and property;
- To investigate reports of fraud or of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages;
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of Content 18’s website; or
- During emergencies, such as when Content 18 believes someone’s physical safety is at risk.
When you provide us your e-mail address, Content 18 may send you e-mails necessary to process your order or respond to a request. For example, after you place an order at the website, you will receive an e-mail confirmation and, in most cases, an e-mail with package tracking information. Content 18 may send you promotional e-mail and newsletters. Instructions on how to unsubscribe are included in each e-mail.
Security Disclaimer. Content 18 always uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving data exchanged with its website. Content 18 has implemented appropriate security measures in its physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that Content 18 has collected from you at its website. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Content 18 strives to protect your personal information, Content 18 cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from its website, and you do so at your own risk. Once Content 18 receives your transmission, Content 18 will do its best to protect its security on its systems. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF AN INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS DESPITE ITS EFFORTS, CONTENT 18 WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) SUFFERED BY A CUSTOMER OR USER, EVEN IF CONTENT 18 HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CONTENT 18 DOES NOT WARRANT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY CUSTOMER SHALL BE FREE FROM INTERCEPTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, AND DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. EACH CUSTOMER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF HIS OR HER INFORMATION.
Disclaimer.IN TRANSMITTING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS TO CONTENT 18, THE USER OF THIS WEBSITE MAY BE REQUESTING THAT CONTENT 18 SEND INFORMATION TO OR CONTACT THE USER REGARDING OUR PRODUCTS OR OUR SERVICES. CONTENT 18 WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ACCOMMODATE REASONABLE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION PERTAINING TO OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN A TIMELY MANNER BUT MAKES NO GUARANTEES FOR THE TIMELINESS OF SUCH RESPONSES. THE USER SHOULD BE AWARE THAT CONTENT 18 IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DELAY, NON-DELIVERY OR NON-RECEIPT OF ANY INFORMATION EXCHANGED BETWEEN CONTENT 18 AND THE USER OR VICE-VERSA DUE TO INTERNET CONNECTIVITY PROBLEMS, MAN-MADE OR NATURAL DISASTERS, FORCE MAJEURE, COMPUTER MALFUNCTIONS OR INCORRECT CONTACT INFORMATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO E-MAIL ADDRESSES, MAILING ADDRESSES, TELEPHONE, CELLULAR, PAGER OR FAX NUMBERS) SUPPLIED BY THE USER.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Content 18 can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
Last updated July, 2009.