The purpose of this Policy is to explain the type of information that the Company collects, what we do with that information, and with whom the Company shares this information. Anyone who provides personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) or any other information to the Company consents to the collection, use and disclosure of such information under the terms of this Policy.
This Policy applies to both our clients and registered users to whom we provide services (“Clients”) and to those individuals who browse and use our Site, including prospective customers (“Visitors”).
How We Collect and Use Information and Your Agreement to Such Use
Personal Information. We may collect and store personal or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Site (e.g., while on the Site or in responding via email to a feature provided on the Site). shari-alexander.com only contacts individuals who specifically request that we do so or in the event that they have signed up to receive our free newsletters or have purchased one of our products. The site collects personally identifying information from our users during online registration and online purchasing and also may collect such data from other online forms and surveys. Generally, this information includes name and e-mail address for registration to receive our free newsletters and name, postal address, and credit card information when purchasing our products. All of this information is provided to us by you and is referred to herein as “Personal Information.”
Aggregate Information. We also collect aggregate information, which means information about groups or categories of guests, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed such that the aggregate information which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify a registered user.
Anonymnous Information. In addition to aggregate information, we may collect other anonymous information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify, a registered user.
Cookies. We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.
Click Tracking. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the Web Site, track users’ movements around the Web Site and gather demographic information about the user base as a whole. Except as noted herein, this automatically-collected data is not linked to Personal Information.
Children. Minors under the age of 13 may not use the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13, and no part of the Website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. OCI does not sell products for purchase by children. We do sell products that may be purchased by adults from other companies that will market to children.
Public Information. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online – for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.
Use of Anonymous and Aggregate Information. Anonymous information is used to analyze Web Site traffic, but this information is not examined for individually identifying information. In addition, anonymous IP addresses may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners on an aggregate and anonymous basis. We may aggregate information publicly and with our partners – such as colleges and universities, publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. In addition, aggregate information may be useful to our college and university partners in assisting with the college to career transition.
Disclosure of Personal Information. Unless permitted by law, no Personal Information is collected about an individual without first obtaining the consent of the individual to the collection, use and dissemination of that information. Consent may be written, verbal or implied as necessary to further your needs. Personal Information will be collected, to the extent possible, directly from the individual concerned. Personal Information may be disclosed if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Web Site, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of OCI or the users of this Web Site, or (3) act under circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of this Web Site. When obliged to do so, we will not disclose more information than is required.
For Legal Reasons. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of OCI if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of OCI, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Security. We have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that is obtained from you, but there are no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse or alteration to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Transfer of Assets. Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets or one of our websites is acquired by another company, information about our users may be among the transferred assets.
How do we store your information?
Your information is stored at the list server that delivers shari-alexander.com newsletters and emails. Your information can only be accessed by those on our team who help manage our lists in order to deliver e-mail to those who have subscribed to receive shari-alexander.com newsletters or emails. All of the newsletters or emails that are sent to you by shari-alexander.com include an unsubscribe link in them. You can remove yourself at any time from our newsletters or mailing list by clicking on the unsubscribe link that can be found in every communication that we send you.
Last updated: September 11, 2014