Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose. In general, you may be permitted to browse the Site, or portions of the Site, without telling us who you are or revealing personal information about yourself. Once you become a registered member, we require you to provide various contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on the relevant forms on the Site (which may vary, depending on what kind of User you are). Where possible, on these forms we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional.
You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to become a registered member, by cancelling your membership or by not using the particular feature of the Site for which the information is being collected. If you are a registered member, we may, directly and/or through necessary third parties, collect and store your credit card information and/or other related banking information for payment purposes. Some of our pages utilize framing or other techniques to serve content to from third parties while preserving the look and feel of our Site. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to us.
We also automatically track certain information about you based upon your behavior on our Site and store it through log files. We use this information to do internal research on our Users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from, which URL you next go, your computer browser information, and your IP address. We may provide Users’ IP addresses to payment intermediaries in the course of the payment process.Disclosure of Your Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. However, we may share or disclose your personal information with third parties in the following ways:
Payment Information. We use credit card and other personally identifiable information (such as PayPal email addresses) you submit to us on the Site, and other information that we collect, as required, to process payments you make through the Site through our payment processor intermediaries. Unless we notify you otherwise, our payment processors have the sole and complete responsibility for the storage of credit card and payment information. We may also share personally identifiable information with our payment processor intermediaries for risk management and fraud prevention.
Forum. If you post on our forum or blog your username and other information you include is displayed in your postings or comments and may be available to the public, other registered members or certain registered members. Unless permitted otherwise by the Site and your use of the proper Site functions and tools, all of your activities in the public areas of the forum will be identifiable to your User ID, and other people can see your published content.
Subsidiaries and Affiliates; Service Providers. We may from time to time use the services of affiliates, subsidiaries and unrelated service providers in the operation of the Site, and may disclose personal information to them in the course of our use of their services. For example, we may use the services of third-party hosting companies to host the operation of the Site. This may involve the hosting of data, including personal information, on servers operated by those hosting companies. We take care to use only service providers that we believe are reputable, have equivalent or better security safeguards in place than us, and able to live up to our and your expectations, including about the handling of confidential information.
Legal Requests and Business Transitions; Emergencies. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by governmental agencies, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may disclose your personal information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, (c) as otherwise required or permitted under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, and (d) in good faith, to protect or defend the rights or property of Emenator and other Users and (e) if Emenator is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.Web Browser Cookies
Technologies such as cookies and similar technologies are used by Emenator and our partners, affiliates, or other service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Site, tracking Users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our User base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual, as well as aggregated basis.
We may also use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings, and to customize the Site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site. If you wish to subscribe to our newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe in the email. If you wish to no longer receive our newsletters you may update the settings in your account, follow the instructions located in the email, or you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Protection of Your Information
Emenator strives to protect your personal information. For security of transactions, we use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which encrypts any information, such as credit card number and billing information, you send to us electronically. The encryption process protects your information, by scrambling it before it is sent to us from your computer. Once we receive your transmission, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our system. 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, we cannot and do not warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.