WHAT IS "PERSONAL INFORMATION"?
As used herein, the term "personal information" generally means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as user's name, location, and e-mail address) or that is associated with an identifiable person (such as demographic information or information about a person's activities when such information is linked to personally identifying information). Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or categories of Site users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that forty-seven percent of the Site's registered users identify themselves as male, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We do not collect any personal information from mere visitors to the Site. Your email address may be collected when you send us an email. If you register for our Service, we will collect the user’s name, email address, and location.
WHAT OTHER INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
When you visit our Site, some information is also automatically collected through the use of log files, such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer's operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site and your activity on the Site. We use this information for purposes such as analyzing trends, administering the Site, improving customer service, diagnosing problems with our servers, tracking user movement, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if your browser is set not to accept cookies or if you reject a cookie, you will not be able to sign in to your Aucolla account and will not be able to access certain Site features or Services.
We may also use third parties to provide certain services, such as collecting, tracking and analyzing non-personally identifiable usage and statistical information from users, such as the user's browser type, operating system, browsing behavior and demographic information. These third parties may collect information from you in connection with the Services they provide by placing cookies, web beacons or other devices on your computer to collect non personal information to better understand the usage and visitation of our Site. We are not responsible for, and do not control, any actions or policies of any third party service providers.
USAGE AND DISCLOSURE
To send periodic emails: The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your account, if any, in addition to occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. You will be given an opportunity to opt out of such marketing emails, but if you establish an account, you will not be able to opt out of account related emails.
Sharing with Third Parties
We do not sell, share, or rent any personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy without first obtaining your consent, although we may provide aggregate information or other nonpersonal information to third parties without your authorization. In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants or other service providers in connection with the operation of our business ("Service Providers"), we may share email addresses with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. For example, we may use a third party to forward emails to our users. In addition, we may offer various features through a third party service provider. We may share your email address with partners and affiliates who provide additional information regarding the site’s content provided that you have opted in to email communication.
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
Aucolla endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect through this Site. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. You should also note that email is not secure, and you should not send any confidential or sensitive information to us via an unsecured email.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product and service updates, unless you "opt in" to receiving such emails by so indicating at the time of registration or by changing your account settings on the email and notifications page of the registration pages of the website. In addition, you may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional email from Aucolla by following the unsubscribe instructions or using the unsubscribe links within the emails we send. Please note, however, that as long as you maintain an account, you may not "opt out" of receiving service or account-related emails from Aucolla.
HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us here. You can correct certain information by logging into your account and changing the information. In lieu of email, you may also contact us by mail at the following address:
1001 Fourth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle WA 98154