Effective Date: October 2011
Personal Information. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us. Depending on how you use the Website, this may include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, type of hardware/software used, physical location, and credit card information.
Non-Personal Information. We also collect non-personal information from you, including but not limited to your browser type, the URL of the previous website you visited, your ISP, operating system, and your Internet protocol (IP) Address ("Non-Personal Information"). Flarecode.com Collection of Information
Providing Information to Us. We collect Personal Information from you when you provide it to us.For instance, we collect your email address when you sign up for our Website.
Communications With Us. If you communicate with us regarding the Website, we will collect any information that you provide to us in any such communication.
You should note that your postings on the Website, whether in the form of “Flares” or comments, will be public.
Analytic and Reporting Technologies. Like the operators of most websites, we use analytic and reporting technologies to record Non-Personal Information such as Internet domain and host names, Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser software, operating system types, clickstream patterns, and the dates and times that the Website is accessed. We may also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website. To do this, we may use web beacons and cookies to obtain this information about your visits to our Website.
Personal Information. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Website, fulfilling requests for information, and providing customer support. For instance, we may use the email address you provided to send you newsletters. If you provide credit card information to us to make a purchase, we may store your credit card information to allow you to "express checkout" the next time. We will give you an option of whether you wish to store your credit card information.
Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information to track the use of the Website and for other internal purposes, such as providing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving the Website.
Disclosure to Successors. We may disclose your Personal Information to any successor-in-interest of ours, such as a company that acquires us. In the event Flare Code Inc. or its owners go through a business transition, such as a merger or acquisition by or with another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, whether in a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or court-ordered process, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred.
Disclosure to Unaffiliated Third Parties. We may disclose your Personal Information to prevent an emergency, to prevent harm to others, to respond to legal requirements, to protect or enforce our Website, our rights and policies, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required or permitted by law (including, without limitation, to comply with a subpoena or court order). In particular, we may disclose your information to a third party that alleges that you have infringed their intellectual property rights. Similarly, if you allege that a user of the Website is infringing upon your intellectual property rights, we may disclose your information to that person or entity.
Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers and Online Partners. We may contract with various third parties who help us provide, maintain and improve the Website. For example, we use a third party to process payments made to us, and may subcontract out production, fulfillment, analytics, reporting or other operations. We also contract with several online partners to help manage, monitor and optimize our Website and to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising, communications and how visitors use the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing your Personal Information, except for the purpose of providing the services in question. We cannot guarantee that such third parties will not disclose your Personal Information. Flare Code does not sell your Personal Information to third parties for their promotional purposes. We may also disclose your personal and non-personal information if we need to do so to meet a request from you. For example, if you create a Twitter feed with your user id on our Website, we have to send your Twitter user ID to Twitter or a third party in order to display your content.
Disclosure of Non-Personal Information. We will disclose Non-Personal Information, in aggregate form, to potential strategic partners, advertisers, investors, customers, and others. You may not opt-out of the sharing of this information. However, we do not believe it can be easily used to identify you personally.
Internet Advertising. We may use third party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet and sometimes on the Website. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our Website, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other websites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a web beacon, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this anonymous information used by our third party service providers, please contact email@example.com.
A web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed on a web page or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the Website or receiving the e-mail.
Personal Information. Whenever we obtain your Personal Information, we use commercially reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure. However, we are not insurers of the security of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control. Website Content. The content that you store, post, or transmit on or through the Website, for example, including images, may be accessed by other users, including people that you do not know. We are not responsible for the actions of others. Therefore, you should use care in communicating with other users and only disclose your Personal Information to other users that you know to be trustworthy. You should not assume that your content will be kept private. Your postings and “Flares” are public.
You can obtain a copy of and request that we correct errors in your Personal Information by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For your protection, you will be required to provide proof of your identity to obtain a copy of your Personal Information. If you need to update your email account, please email us as email@example.com.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process Personal Information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. By providing Flare Code with your Personal Information you acknowledge and agree that we may store your Personal Information and transfer it to and from our servers located in the United States and throughout the world. We endeavor to protect all Personal Information collected through the Website in a safe, confidential and secure manner.
Under Thirteen. The Flarecode.com Service is intended for users ages 13 and older only. Accordingly, we will not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from children that we know to be under the age of 13. In addition, we will delete any information in our database that we know originates from a child under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirteen to Seventeen. Prospective users between the ages of 13 and 17 can only use the Flarecode.com Service under their parents or legal guardian's supervision. If you are between the ages of 13 and 17 – or otherwise under the age of majority where you reside but at least 13, you, your parent, or your legal guardian may request that we deactivate any of your Personal Information in our database and/or opt-out from receiving communications from us. If you wish to do so, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletters and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need assistance you may contact us at email@example.com; Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail sent to:
340 West State Street
Athens, OH 45701