- Types of Information Collected
In order to better provide you with our services, we collect three types of information about our users: (1) Personally Identifiable Information, (2) Non-Personally Identifiable Information, and (3) private information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.In compliance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), our services and products are not directed to users under 18 years of age unless accessed under the careful supervision and consent of a parent or legal guardian. Any use by someone under this age is strictly prohibited and will be terminated immediately upon discovery. Further, any personally identifiable information provided by someone under 13 or that identifies someone under this age, will be deleted immediately upon discovery if in violation of this restriction.Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering for a membership, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information.
Non-commercial users may be required to submit your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address and/or valid social media account information, which must also be in good standing.
Commercial users may be required to submit first and last name, mailing address, email address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, as well as valid social media and/or online profile account information, which you are legally authorized to manage. Providing at least one of these social media accounts is required and all provided social media accounts must remain in good standing. When ordering products or services on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, the device you are using to access our site, geolocation, the time spent on our site, connection type (such as speed and provider), searches performed on our site, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting (including age, gender, and interests), and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
Some of the analytics and metrics measurement systems on our site may include Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (e.g., Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). You may opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ad Settings. We will not facilitate the merging of personally-identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information previously collected from Display Advertising features based on the DoubleClick cookie unless we have received robust notice of, and our user’s prior affirmative (i.e., opt-in) consent to, that merger.
We, and some of our third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to report how our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.
If you would like to opt out of Google Analytics, Google has developed a tool that works with major internet browsers to permit you to opt-out. For more information and to install their opt-out tool, please click here.
Private Information: This refers to information such as passwords, logins, and access credentials. We gather certain private information about the applications, products, and services you use to help us manage those services on your behalf.
- Collection Methods and Use of Information
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party ad servers and/or content servers may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in form of tags, keywords, and categories. In some cases, specific URLs are stored to provide direct links to specific content. All information is stored in a secure database. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented, viewed, and clicked upon in/on our site.
- Release of Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on this site; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service.We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
Our site may request to share your personally identifiable information through a service called “customer recovery” which assists consumers with resolving customer service and/or feedback issues with businesses. Participation in the customer recovery service is optional and permission to share your personally identifiable information is established on a case-by-case basis. When you use our site, you opt-in to allowing us to share your personally identifiable information with third parties whom you have submitted feedback to or about, such as your name, age, gender, email address, phone, and location. This information is released to third parties in order to assist in the redress process related to a specific issue. At any time, you may opt-out of our customer recovery service for a specific issue. At that time, the associated third party will be asked to cease communication and remove your personally identifiable
information from their database(s).
Occasionally, we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
- Updating and Correcting Information
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this site. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
- User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
We may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only COMNIO (or agents working on behalf of COMNIO and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings.You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our site may not work properly in your case.
- Security of Information
At our site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted and transmitted over a secure socket layer (SSL) connection. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected COMNIO personnel and contractors have access to via secure login. We take numerous security measures to protect your Personally Identifiable Information to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible via secure login. Since this information is not accessible from outside www.comnio.com you will not be asked to select a password in order to view or modify such information.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer or mobile device in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer or your mobile device (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, user preferences, device type you are connecting to the site through, your geolocation (including approximate city, state, and country), and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.We may use an outside ad serving company to display advertisements on our site. As part of their service, they will place a separate cookie on your computer or mobile device. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and our third party ad server(s) will collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, age, gender, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and postal (ZIP) code associated with your device, and whether or not you responded to a particular ad. Other advertisers may also place ads on our site in the same manner as above, but we will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information to them.
- Privacy Policies of Third Party Sites
- Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age. If you use our site, or interact with it in any way, you are thereby implying you have obtained permission to do so from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s).You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, email address, etc.) in the discussion forums or other public areas on this site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to chat rooms or other public areas on this site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.