We collect certain personal information from you when you contact us or when you register for an account or sign up to receive updates on Tracked Searches. In general, we collect the following type of information about customers:
Users are required to create a Site account prior to using the Site. When you sign up for an account with us, we collect and store email address and password.We also may collect and store other optional information from you, such as information about your preferences or interests, demographic information, and organizations with which you are affiliated.
Your subscription purchase is processed through PayPal, a secure third-party vendor. As such, we do not store your payment information.
We will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties.
In general, we use the information we collect from you, including any personal information, for the following purposes:
In order to improve our services and partner with others, we also may share aggregated or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or other purposes. For example, if we display advertisements on behalf of a third party, we may share aggregate, demographic information with that third party about the users to whom we displayed the advertisements.
If you are a registered user, you may access and update your account profile information by logging into your account.
When you come to the Site, our web server sends a cookie to your computer. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. There are two types of cookies: session-based and persistent-based cookies. In addition, we may permit certain third party cookies to be placed on our Site.
Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged in to the Site. This allows us to process your requests, store the items you have added to your Saved Searches and verify your identity, after you have logged in as you move through our Site.
Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track information about user activity, which may be combined with other user information.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer you can edit your browser options to block them in the future and you may be able to use other “Do Not Track” browser settings. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, how to disable cookies altogether or how to alter the browser’s setting to disable user tracking. Site visitors who disable their web browser’s ability to accept cookies or alter user tracking will be able to browse the Site; however, certain Site features may not function if you disable cookies.
We or the third parties we engage to track and analyze Site data may employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs) to help us better manage content on the Site. We currently utilize a third party service provider to collect, analyze, and generate reports on Site usage. The third party service provider may use clear gifs to gather analytics data about our Site. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages.
We want the information that you submit to us to be secure. We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect our Site and services, as well as the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We have also implemented access controls to safeguard against unauthorized access to our information systems. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee security all of the time. There are also certain steps you should take to safeguard your account and information. For example, you should select a secure password that only you know, and should always sign out of our account when finished. It is your responsibility to protect the confidentiality of your password in order to prevent unauthorized access to your account. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account and password. You should immediately change your password and notify us if you discover or suspect any unauthorized use of your account.
Our Site is not intended for use by children under 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, or target our Site to, children under the age of 13. In accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, if we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will remove it from our systems immediately.