Privacy Statement Highlights
Last Revised: December 2015
Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement provides you with Notice regarding the information we collect, the fair information practice principles which govern our use of such information and the Choices available to you regarding such information. This privacy statement applies to information collected by means of PowerSites Media, LLC, services including those associated with our websites and applications.
It is our policy to conform our business practices to the laws and regulations that govern our privacy and information security practices. In addition, we conform our practices and services to generally accepted privacy principles and self-regulatory efforts designed to protect consumer privacy, consumer choice and business innovation.
Information We Collect and How It Is Used
Website and Application Usage Information
We collect information about how you use our services including the web pages and application features you visit or use. This information is obtained through the systems and technologies associated with our products and services. Usage information includes your internet domain and/or IP address or unique device identifiers which identifies you as a visitor or user. We also may approximate your geographic location through your internet domain or IP address. Usage information also includes other information about the systems you use to access our services including your internet browser, operating system or mobile device platform. In general, we assemble usage information into aggregate form, or anonymous these information and combine it with other anonymous information, to better understand how our services are being used, to analyze the utility of our services and better communicate our products and services.
We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information such as name, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and/or postal addresses when you (i) submit inquiries or requests to us, (ii) become a registered user of our websites or applications, (iii) sign up to receive coupons, newsletters or other communications from us, (iv) respond to (or post) advertisements using our websites or applications, (v) purchase or download our products or applications or (vii) choose to provide information to us for any other reason. Any personally identifiable information you provide will be used, by us or our contracted service providers, in connection with providing our products or services to you or to process any requests or inquiries that you initiate. While you can choose not to provide your personal information to us, you should note that decision may limit our ability to contact you or provide our products or services to you. Also, please note that if you have provided us with a postal address, an e-mail address, or a telephone number, we may contact you unless you have requested that we put you on one of our do-not-contact lists.
Sensitive Financial Information
We may also request you provide us with sensitive financial information as required to facilitate financial transactions you initiate or establish terms with us. In certain circumstance, we may share this information with third parties, who are retained under contract with us, to facilitate such transactions. As described elsewhere within this privacy statement, we implement safeguards designed to protect against the unauthorized use or disclosure of such information. Once terms have been established and such transactions are complete, we do not use financial information for other purposes or retain it, and have processes in place to either destroy, or obscure, such information.
We may supplement information about you with information obtained from other sources to better serve you, enhance the products and services we provide or better communicate with you about our products and services. Supplemental information may include personally identifiable, demographic market research and, in limited circumstances related to establishing terms at your request, sensitive financial information. We obtain supplemental information from our parent, sister, and subsidiary companies and other business partners acting under specific contractual obligations.
We host websites, known as “PowerSites®” Websites, on behalf of other third parties and you can identify such websites through the label “Powered by: PowerSites.com“. As the service provider for these websites, we may use aggregate, anonymous, information obtained from many PowerSites® to further refine or develop our PowerSites® website services. However, please note that PowerSites® are primarily controlled by the third-parties who contract these services, and any information you provide through a PowerSites® website will be provided to the third party who contracted these services. Any information you provide through a PowerSites® website is subject to the specific privacy statement found on the PowerSites® website, and is not otherwise governed by this privacy statement. Even though we endeavor to require our PowerSites® website owners to conform that their privacy practices are consistent with our privacy practices, we are not responsible for the acts, or omissions of such third-parties.
User Contributed Content
Information Provided To Us Stays with Us
Unless as stated within this notice statement for our own business and marketing purposes, the information you provide via our website and applications will not be sold, transferred, or traded to any third party for the marketing of their goods or services without your consent. Some of our websites and applications give you the opportunity to “opt-in”, meaning you have to take a specific action to participate, for sharing your information with third parties; while others will give you the opportunity to “opt out” for sharing data with third parties, meaning that you have to take a specific action to prevent your participation. We will only share your data consistent with your “opt-in” or “opt out” choices and, if you “opt-in”, you can subsequently “opt-out” by contacting us as illustrated in this statement. However if you do not want your information shared with others, do not use our products or services.
As our privacy statement provides you with information on how you may “opt- in” or “opt-out” from our information sharing activities and marketing services, we do not maintain or disclose a list of parties which may have received your personal information. If you wish to request additional information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, please contact us.
In order to operate our website and provide services to you, we may provide personally identifiable, aggregate, and other information associated with our website to third parties that provide services on our behalf, including services such as shipping, payment processing, database management, and Internet services. We endeavor to require our service providers confirm that their privacy practices are consistent with this privacy statement. We may also share your information with our affiliates (such as a parent or sister company, or a subsidiary of our company) in furtherance of our operations, or those of our affiliates, as well as any requests that you may make (such as responding to advertisements or do-not-contact requests).
In the event of a merger or acquisition of our company, the sale of substantially all of its assets related to the operation of our website, or other change of corporate control or in any line of business sale, all information concerning you, and other registered website users, may be transferred to or controlled by the surviving or successor entity. In such a case, your information, and the use of such information, remains subject to the privacy statement as in effect from time to time.
We also will transfer information about you when we believe the transfer is necessary to comply with the law, to protect or enforce our rights and our safety, or to protect the rights and safety of anyone else. We may provide information about you with credit bureaus or collection agencies, if we are permitted or required to do so by law, in order to protect our rights.
We Work to Keep Information Secure
We have training and other policies and procedures in place to address the logical and physical security of our workplaces and the electronic information within our systems. Unfortunately, no security methodology is 100% safe and we cannot guarantee information security. Therefore it is also important for you to protect yourself against the unauthorized access to your information. Be sure to take simple steps, such as signing off and logging out after each use of a shared computer, keeping your passwords in a secure location, and not sharing your passwords with any third party.
Our website and applications may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites, and this privacy statement applies only to information collected by us in connection with our websites and applications.
Shoppers, You, and Information Concerning You
Upon your verifiable inquiry or request concerning personally identifiable information pertaining to you, we will provide and/or correct such information that we may have in our database in reasonably obtainable form. You may also contact us using any of the contact methods below to express your preferences or exercise your choice related to how we communicate with you or to request that you be removed from receiving information about our products and services.
This Website Is Not Intended For Children
Our websites and applications are not intended for children. In addition, if you are between the ages of 13 and 17, you may use our website only with the permission of a parent or guardian.
You can contact us using any of the methods below in connection with expressing your marketing or contact preferences or with questions regarding our privacy statement. As we provide you with the ability to specify your marketing preferences directly, we only accept opt-out requests submitted by consumers.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding your choices, you may also call or write to us at:
Customer Service/Marketing, PowerSites.com
Phone: (866) 548-5076
Privacy Statement Updates
Call or write to us with any concerns you have regarding your choices:
PowerSites Media, Inc.
4470 West Sunset Blvd. #90500
Los Angeles, CA 90027