The following addresses the personal information we may collect about You during any interaction with our website (the "Website").
Types of Personal Information
We receive two types of personal information from Customers who visit the Website: (1) personal information that Customers provide through registration or other communication on the Website; and (2) personal information CouldB gathers through aggregated tracking procedures, such as tallying the number of page views, downloads, and purchases throughout the Website over a given period of time. The second type of personal information enables us to tailor the Website content to better meet the needs of our Customers. However, we assure You that CouldB will not disclose your personal information to third parties without first obtaining your consent, except in conjunction with your participation in any online transactions CouldB may offer from time to time. How Does CouldB Collect Personal Information?
Use of IP Addresses:
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever You are surfing the Internet. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address.
CouldB and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregated information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of the Website. When Customers request pages from the Website, our servers log the requesting Customersí IP addresses. Except where You participate in any online transaction CouldB may offer from time to time, we normally will not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that Customersí sessions will be logged, but Customer identity remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a Customer when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, the Website, or any person, or where it is otherwise permitted by law.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your Web browser to either refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent, with a concurrent option to accept or receive the cookie. However, note that some of the services offered on the Website will not function properly or may be considerably slower if You refuse to receive cookies. For example, without cookies, You will not be able to set personalized preferences. You might also encounter difficulties participating in online transactions offered on the Website from time to time.
Occasionally, You may receive cookies from our advertisers. CouldB and/or its affiliates do not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.
- Use of IP Addresses:
As a general rule, CouldB will not disclose any of your personal information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under other specified circumstances, including those described below:
- Business Partners & Sponsors: CouldB may disclose some or all your personal information to business partners, advertisers, or sponsors, but this use will be specifically described to You through written notification prior to either the collection or transfer of the personal information. Many promotions offer opportunities to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, You give CouldB permission to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request. In many instances, only your e-mail address will be shared with the sponsor.
- Third Party Data and Data in the Aggregate: From time to time, on the Website You may be offered the opportunity to receive material or special offers from third parties. If You opt to receive information from these third parties, CouldB will share your name and e-mail address with such third parties. Under confidentiality agreements, CouldB may match Customer information with third party data. Also, CouldB may disclose aggregated Customer statistics (i.e., where we disclose a characteristic of our Customers as a group and not as individuals) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
What happens when You link to a Third Party Website?
You should be aware that when You are on the Website You could be directed to other third party websites that are beyond our control. There may, from time to time, be links to other third party websites from the Website that take You outside our service areas. For example, if You ìclickî on a banner advertisement on the Website, the ìclickî typically takes You off the Website. These other sites may include websites of advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use CouldBís and/or its affiliatesí logos as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may send their own cookies to Customers, or otherwise collect data or solicit information.
Please keep in mind that whenever You give out personal information online (for example, via message boards or chat lines), that personal information can be collected and used by people You do not know. While CouldB and its affiliates strive to protect their Customersí personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information You disclose online and so You disclose such information at your own risk.
Is your Personal Information Secure from Others using the CouldB Website?
The importance of securing your personal information is of the utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, CouldB and its affiliates cannot promise or warrant the security of any personal information You transmit to us, including through the use of our online products or services. Any such transmission is done so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, CouldB uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, such as firewalls. However, ironclad security does not yet exist on the Internet.