Assured Search Legal
We believe your business is no one else's. Your privacy is important to you and to us. So we'll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, Assured Search follows standard principles in accordance with worldwide practices for Customer/Member privacy and data protection.
Assured Search's policy is to respect the privacy of all of our visitors, so the following policy statement tells you about what information we may receive, send or ask of you, what its used for and ways you can control its use.
Generally, anyone can come to visit www.AssuredSearch.com, and Assured Search will not keep information about these visits except for a record of how many total visits have been made to the Web Site and its various web pages altogether (not how many times any single person has visited).
Assured Search has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honoured. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your Personal Information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties. We provide you with the capability to transmit you Personal Information via secured and encrypted channels if you use a similarly equipped web browser.
These security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures.
Assured Search strictly protects the security of your personal information and honours your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the USA or any other country where Assured Search, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can share these see or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not with others.
NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN AND TO PARENTS
We adhere to the Children's Privacy Act. You must be 18 years of age to join or use www.AssuredSearch.com or any of the recommended or linked sites. This site follows the guidelines, policies and laws of the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov). We retain the right to refuse anyone membership in any of our sites. If we learn or have reason to believe that a User is underage according to the guidelines, policies and laws of the Federal Trade Commission, we will promptly revoke that User's account and delete any personal information.
ELECTRONIC PRODUCT REGISTRATION
When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. When you do, we merge your registration information with any information you've already left with us (we call that information your personal profile). If you haven't previously registered with us, we create a personal profile for you from your product registration information. If you ever want to review or update that information, you can click on Update Profile, and edit any of the Personal Information in your profile. If you haven't already created a membership, we will ask you to do so. This ensures that only you can access your information.
CUSTOMER OR MEMBERSHIP PROFILES
As mentioned above, every registered customer or member has a unique personal profile. Each profile is assigned a unique personal identification username, which helps us ensure that only you can access your profile.
When you register, you create your profile, your username and password. It is your passport to seamless travel across your member area, allowing you to download software and order more plug-in modules without having to fill out registration forms with information you've already provided. Even if you switch computers, you won't have to re-register - just use your Registration ID to identify yourself.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION YOU SHARE
When you join us, you provide us with your contact information, including your name and email address. We use this information to send you updates about your order, questionnaires to measure your satisfaction with our service and announcements about new and exciting services that we offer. When you order from us, our 3rd party payment processors such as PayPal and 2checkout.com will ask for your credit card number and billing address. They use this information only to bill you for the product(s) you order at that time.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including programming, answering Customer/Member questions about products or services, sending email and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Assured Search will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
i. Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Assured Search or the site;
ii. Protect and defend the rights or property of Assured Search and its family of Websites;
iv. Act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
If your information is lost or stolen, you must promptly notify us if your credit card, user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that credit card number, user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We also make email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable User to communicate with others (each a "Communication Service" and collectively "Communication Services") available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
PERSONAL INFORMATION-WHY AND HOW "IP ADDRESSES" ARE USED
An IP address is a basic element of the way the Internet functions. It is a number that identifies your computer according to its IP address, and IP numbers are assigned to web sites automatically. IP addresses may also be identified in "header" information on emails. There may also be other services and occasions when IP addresses will appear. Always look carefully at what information may be displayed about you, including your IP address, and if you are unsure or uncomfortable about the appearance of your IP address, do not use that service.
In addition to being an important part of how computers communicate with each other correctly, IP addresses can be used for other things, as well. In Assured Search's case, IP addresses are collected for smooth operation in administrating our Web Site system, for purposes of collecting the non-personal "grouping" information for use by Assured Search and certain third parties, as discussed above, and to generally monitor the use of www.AssuredSearch.com. IP addresses are exchanged many times when you are surfing the web, so, for example, if you select a web page or link within Assured Search, the IP address is recorded by the server by which Assured Search's Web Site is connected to the internet.
For most purposes, your IP address will not be connected with personally identifying information, only the fact of that access to a given place on our web sites gets noted, but who you are individually will be anonymous, even to Assured Search. However, as with certain information discussed in other parts of this document, IP Address information will be used to help us identify a person if Assured Search, in good faith, believes it important for ensuring proper compliance with our rules and policies, if it appears to be necessary to comply with laws and to protect Assured Search, our members and customers or other third parties.
PERSONAL INFORMATION-OPTING OUT
Assured Search, our affiliates or selected third parties may use personal information you give Assured Search for marketing and promotions. You do not have to let us use this information in that manner. This is called "opting out," and it means you can tell us not to use your personal information for these purposes:
i. Listing you in any Customer/Member directory,
ii. Receiving information from us about Assured Search and our services and products, or
iii. Receiving information from third parties selected by us because, for example, your interests seem to match services or products they offer. To opt out, contact email@example.com, modify your personal information or cancel your Membership.
In addition, there may be specific opt-out processes available when you enter certain areas of our Web Site, join groups, use services or when other merchandise is offered. When you see such opt-out notices, read them for information on how to opt out at that time. Also, some promotions may ask if you'd like additional information. Choosing to ask for additional information may require transfer of your email address, but if more personal information than that is required, you will be notified prior to such information being transmitted and may opt out by cancelling the request at that time.
OTHER IMPORTANT COMPANY PRIVACY ISSUES
A "Cookie" is a small file sent to and stored in your computer to keep accurate records and customize certain services. In fact, it's become so common that you can almost always expect cookies to be sent to your computer from a wide variety of Internet sites.
For Assured Search, cookies are designed to try to make your visits more personal and helpful according to the ways you use our Web Sites. They tell us the name that a Customer/Member uses at Assured Search and can tailor things like greetings, e-cards and so-forth to make your use of Assured Search feel like you're right at home. They can also tell us, for example, that you focus on particular types of information you need as a Customer/Member, and the cookie may automatically see to it that when you log in you get a message about some new feature in your areas of interest or about other services that fit the way you use Assured Search. Also, sometimes when messages are sent to certain Assured Search destinations, like "customer service," a cookie may be used to help process your message more efficiently and accurately.
However, cookies at Assured Search are never used for storing or accessing important personal information that you alone should control the use of-like your password or your credit card number.
Even though cookies are usually thought to be helpful to web sites and their users alike, not everybody wants them being put in their computer. That's okay, but there are two things you need to know: if you don't have cookies, not everything on your Assured Search visits may be accessible, as efficient or as personable; and, stopping cookies is something we can't do, instead you have to do it in your own computer.
SPECIAL CONCERNS ABOUT HYPERLINKS
In this document, there are buttons or underlined words and phrases that you can click on. You will find these all over our Web Site and nearly every other web site you visit throughout the Internet, too. Some of them link to other parts of the same web site, but others will send you to another site unrelated to the web site you were at. This kind of link is called a hyperlink and could send you to a web page a block away or on the other side of the world.
We can take no responsibility or protect you on other web sites, so always be careful-not just about things like opting out on advertising, but also about safety and security. Once again, carefully protect personal information about yourself, and be wary of who might get such information, especially the public through chat-rooms, bulletin boards or by email. Not being careful about this can be risky, and because Assured Search can't control these hyperlinked sites or users, and because our own policies and rules don't apply, the risk is on you to decide how, and how not, to use them.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO DO SO, STOP VISITING OUR WEB SITES.
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