We gather certain generic information with respect to users use of the Website, such as the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the areas on the Website that they favor. These statistics are very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use this type of data in aggregate, that is we look at the data on a collective basis, in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. This data helps us determine the extent to which our members use certain parts of the Website, which, in turn, enables us to make it as appealing as possible. We may also provide statistical “ratings” about how our members collectively use the Website to advertisers, sponsors, and other companies with which we do business (“Partners”). We do this so they, too, can understand how often people use their areas of the Website in order for them to provide you with the best possible experience. These statistical ratings do not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any of our members.
We may collect and analyze traffic on the Website by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. IP addresses are unique numeric identifiers that are assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.
Collection and Distribution of Information
If you have provided us your consent, we may use the information we have collected about you:
- To send personalized, targeted information that we think our users will find relevant;
- To include targeted advertising within such messages;
- To send promotions based upon your interests;
- To contact the user for feedback and surveys; and
- To send the user other information about RateForce.
If you do not wish to receive such communications, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be removed from the list. In addition, e-mails and newsletters from the Website will allow you to opt out of future mailings.
Distribution of Information
- To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
- To protect the company’s rights and property;
- To investigate reports of sending material using a false e-mail address or members sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages;
- To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Website and/or the RateForce service; or
- During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk.
The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
Commitment to Data Security
Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to permit only authorized employees, agents and contractors to have access to your information, and to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration or disclosure.
Sale of Assets
In the event that RateForce and/or its units or subsidiaries are ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized, or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases together with any personally identifiable information contained therein, to the party acquiring RateForce’s assets. In the event we do so, we will use reasonable efforts to place a notice of the sale on the homepage of the Website, with links to information as to how you can change your privacy preferences.
Use Common Sense in All Your Online Activities
Even the best policy can’t protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your on-line activities
Be aware that e-mail is an inherently unsecure form of communication. Remember that thirdparties are sometimes able to illegally intercept your unencrypted messages.
Although the Website is available to general audiences, the website is not directed to children, and we restrict the use of Services available through the website to individuals age 18 and above. As per the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. 6501, et seq.), we do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from persons under the age of 13.
Privacy Contact Information
We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.