- Information We Collect
- Usage Information
- Third Party Cookies and Tracking
- How We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information
- How You May Modify Your Personal Information
- Third Parties
- Data Retention
- Opt Out Policy
- Notice For California Residents
- Updates to This Policy
Information We Collect
When you visit our Website, you may choose to provide us with certain Personal Information, including your name, email address, phone number, zip code, organization name, and additional information in order to inquire about our services.
In addition, when you access our Website, our servers automatically collect the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address associated with your computer. We may also collect additional information such as a browser type and version, the operating system of your device and language, country, as well as areas in the Website you visit most frequently and when. We use this information to help us administer the Website, remember your preferences, and diagnose technical problems. We also analyze the information for aggregate trends about how our Website is used and to help improve the Website.
To collect this information, we may use the following technologies:
Cookies. Cookies are small data files sent by a website and stored on the computer or device at the request of that site. Cookies store information related to a user’s browser to enable us to recognize the browser on return visits to our Website and to remember your preferences.
Pixel tags. A pixel tag (also referred to as a “clear gif” or “web beacon”) allows us to track the online usage patterns of the Website and to understand which links are clicked, or when you open emails that we may send to you. We use this information to help us improve the Website and our communications.
HTML5 Storage. HTML5 storage or local storage allows us to distinguish your device from others and to remember information that might be important for the functioning of the Website, such as to remember your logged in state. Typically, HTML5 storage is only deleted if all Internet history, cache, and cookies are deleted. Check your browser controls for information on how to delete your HTML5 storage.
Third Party Cookies and Tracking:
Most browsers can be set to detect and provide the option to reject browser cookies, but doing so may affect certain Website features that are provided for your convenience. To learn more about browser cookies, including how to manage or delete them, refer to the “Tools,” “Help,” or similar section of your web browser.
We do not serve targeted advertising on our Website, however, when you use the Internet, we and our third parties, as well as unaffiliated third parties, including ad networks, analytics companies, and social networking platforms, may use tracking technologies such as those described above to collect information about your online activities over time and across our and other websites. We and they may use this information in order to measure the effectiveness of our advertising and to serve you advertisements that may be of interest to you. As with most sites, we do not honor “do not track” signals transmitted by web browsers as there is no industry standard for implementing such programs.
For more information about third party advertisers and how to prevent them from using your information, visit the NAI’s consumer website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. If you want to opt out using these tools, you need to opt out separately for each of your devices and for each web browser (such as Chrome, Edge Firefox, Safari or others) that you use on each device.
A Note About Children
Our Website is intended for a general audience and not for children under the age of consent. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. Should we learn that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a child, we will take steps to promptly delete it from our records.
How We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information
We use and disclose your Personal Information for the purposes described above and for the following:
- To administer our Website, provide security and support;
- To investigate a suspected fraud or other unlawful activity;
- To respond to your inquiries and to solicit your feedback;
- As may be required by law or by a court order, to protect our rights or the rights and safety of others;
- To our third party service providers to allow them to provide features and functionality on our behalf;
- To our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and other related entities, such as those listed at https://www.advance.com/, and our advisors, including lawyers, consultants, accountants, and others for our lawful business purposes;
- In the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, bankruptcy or other business change; and
- With your consent and as permissible under applicable laws and regulations.
How You May Modify Your Personal Information
We may engage with third parties to facilitate our delivery of our Website and to provide certain features on our behalf, such as data hosting, analytics, content delivery, maintenance, email and marketing management, security and similar functions. These third parties may require a limited amount of information, including Personal Information, in order to deliver their services.
Our Website may contain links to third party websites, including social networking websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement or representation of an affiliation with that website. We do not control third party websites or their privacy practices. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the Personal Information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
We implement physical, administrative, and technical safeguards to help protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your Personal Information. The Internet, however, is not perfectly secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, so we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information or the security of servers, networks or databases. We are not responsible for security breaches not reasonably within our control.
We retain Personal Information for as long as is permissible under applicable law, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, comply with applicable industry standards, and protect the security of our Website.
Opt Out Policy
Notice For California Residents
California residents have certain rights with respect to their Personal Information, as described below. Before we may fulfill your requests, we are required by law to verify your identity in order to prevent unauthorized access to your Personal Information. This may mean that we will need to ask you to verify certain information previously provided by you, or other methods as practicable.
Right to Know and Access Information: You may request access to the Personal Information we maintain about you in the ordinary course of business. If we grant your request, we will provide you with a copy of that Personal Information, however, we may not fulfill some or all of your request to access as permitted by applicable law.
Deletion of Information: You may request that we delete your Personal Information. Depending on the scope of your request, we may refrain from granting your request, as permitted by applicable law. For example, we may be legally required to retain your Personal Information in our business records.
Authorized Agent: You may use an authorized agent to exercise a privacy right on your behalf. If you are an authorized agent acting on behalf of a California resident to communicate with us or to exercise a privacy right, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the requisite authorization to act on behalf of the resident. This includes being able to provide the required supporting verification information, which includes a valid Power of Attorney in the State of California, proof that you have access to the consumer’s interface, and proof of your own identify.
To Exercise Your Rights:
Please note that your exercise of the above rights is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard the public interest (e.g., the prevention or detection of crime) and our interests (e.g., the maintenance of legal privilege). We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Where required by applicable law, we will notify you if we reject your request and of any reasons we are unable to honor your request.
|Categories of Personal Information we collect||
|Categories of sources from which the Personal Information is collected||We collect the Personal Information directly from you, including automatically through your use of the Website.|
|Business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling Personal Information||
We collect your Personal Information to operate and maintain the Website, respond to your requests, and for the purposes described above, and to:
|Categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information|
|Categories of third parties with whom we may “sell” Personal Information||Advertising, marketing, and social media companies which may use your Personal Information for their targeted advertising purposes, which California law considers to be a “sale” of Personal Information.|
|Specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected||
Internet Protocol address, device ID;
California “Shine the Light” Rights:
Updates to This Policy
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