Information We Collect
We collect information in connection with our Sites and Services in the following circumstances, though not every one of our Sites offers each of these four: (i) registering for an account, (ii) participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, and promotions ("Surveys and Promotions"), (iii) contacting EGA, and (iv) visiting and browsing any of our Sites.
Information collected during the registration process may include your name, company name, company address, phone number, username, email address, date of birth, account password. We may also collect your IP address when you register and use the Site. Note that you must register on the EGA Domain in order to become an EGA advertiser for the Publisher Properties. From time to time in the future we may offer additional features, services, and promotional opportunities that may require you to submit additional information to participate.
Surveys and Promotions
We also collect certain information about you and your web browsing sessions if you participate in Surveys and Promotions, which allows EGA to coordinate the marketing support that allows EGA publishers to continue to share their knowledge, insights, and opinions. Participation in Surveys and Promotions is optional. Should you choose to participate, the information we collect for Surveys and Promotions may include your name, phone number, address, e-mail address, IP address, website from whence you came to the applicable Site, travel preferences, favorite websites, family profile, age, whether you are a U.S. resident, and employment profile.
You may also contact EGA by filling out and submitting a form through a Site, or by submitting feedback when you are logged in to a Site. When you contact EGA through a Site, your full name and email address are transmitted to EGA. Any other information you choose to include in the form you submit would also be transferred to and stored on EGA's servers.
How We Use the Information we Collect
We use your Anonymous Information for the purposes of system administration, providing certain site functionality and content, targeted advertising, site tracking, and collecting and reporting aggregate usage information. We may combine Anonymous Information with your personally identifiable information to notify you of special offers and target advertising and other content to you.
We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your username, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to EGA. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is our top priority. For more information about phishing, you may want to visit the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alerts phishingalrt.htm.
Any information voluntarily disclosed by users and posted on our site (on message boards, web logs, and/or in chat areas) may be viewed and used by others. If you post personal information that is accessible to the public online, you do so at your own risk. Be aware that you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Third Party Service Providers
We engage certain trusted third parties to perform various functions and provide services to us (for example, web hosting services and maintenance services). These third parties may have access to some of your Personally Identifiable Information, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your Personally Identifiable Information.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We may choose to disclose some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information to the government, law enforcement officials, or private parties if we, in our sole discretion, believe it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, to respond to legal complaints, to comply with legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the rights of EGA or a third party, to ensure the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally questionable activity.
Changes in Corporate Ownership
If any or all of the assets of EGA are acquired by, or merged with, another entity we will share some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information with that entity.
Accessing and Changing Your Information
You may always access and modify certain of your Personally Identifiable Information you provide through EGA's self-service e-commerce platform by visiting the "sign in" area at the EGA Domain. You may or may not be able to modify the Personally Identifiable Information you provide through other parts of the EGA Domain or other Sites. If this causes concern, please contact us at the e-mail address provided below and we will provide information for the specific Site you reference.
We place great importance on the safety and security of your Personally Identifiable Information. We employ certain physical, procedural, and technological measures in an attempt to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access and use. FM's servers that contain Personally Identifiable Information are stored in an off-site facility. EGA also uses hashed passwords, which allows an algorithmic version of your password to be stored instead of you actual password. When receiving financial information (e.g., PayPal account IDs) for completing certain online transactions, including those in connection with the EGA self-service platform, our site uses SSL or "Secure Sockets Layer," an industry standard security protocol, though other communications through the Sites are not encrypted. Although we do attempt to keep your Personally Identifiable Information secure, no security measures are perfect; there is always a possibility that a security breach could occur, resulting in the release of Personally Identifiable Information.
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Our Policy Toward Children
None of our Sites are directed toward persons under eighteen years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . If we become aware that a child under thirteen has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will remove such information from our files.