Collecting information provides specific benefits to our website visitors and advertising accuracy and by providing this information, our staff can contact you regarding your story for verification or follow-up if necessary.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on our website. The types of personal information we collect:
• Email address
The Way We Use Information:
We use the personal and/or personally identifiable information you provide for our internal purposes, such as confirming your complaint or rebuttal, subscription or registration, analyzing trends and statistics, informing you of our new complaints, responses or rebuttals on same or similar products or services (including products of our affiliates), services and offers, and providing you with information from and about our Web site. From time to time, we may also work with other organizations whom we believe are trustworthy and offer products or services that may be of interest to you. In such instances, we might share limited information (such as your name and email) that we have collected from you, including personally identifiable information, so that such organizations may contact you with offers that may interest you. We will not share your information with these organizations if you have requested that we refrain from doing so by e-mailing us with the Subject Line "Opt Out." We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. We may share information that we have collected with governmental agencies and other organizations assisting us in fraud prevention or for investigative purposes. We may do so when permitted or mandated by law; trying to protect against or prevent fraud; attempting to prevent unauthorized or improper transactions; or investigating fraud or improper conduct that has already taken place. In these instances, the information is not provided to these agencies or organizations for marketing or any other unrelated purposes.
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Third Party Websites
Updates to this Policy
We may periodically update this Privacy & Security Policy for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed. Any changes made will be posted here. By visiting our website you agree to accept any changes made to this policy.
We collect information for the following purpose(s):
• Verifying validity of reports and rebuttals
• Website & system administration including Research and development
• More accurately targeting ads on your complaint pages
• More accurately targeting advertising to consumers and businesses
• Preserving social history as governed by existing law or policy
• Users filing a complaint or rebuttal may opt-in if they would be willing to be contacted by the media, a consumer advocate, lawyer, or government authority to help further their cause or to help with an investigation against the business or individual
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp