Last modified: November 2014
- INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide – When you contact us, we ask for your personal information. We may combine the information you submit to third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
Log information – When you access the Company’s web pages via a browser, application or other client service, servers automatically record certain information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your account.
User communications – When you send email or other communications to the Company, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. When you send and receive SMS messages to or from one of our services that provides SMS functionality, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages, such as the phone number, the wireless carrier associated with the phone number, the content of the message, and the date and time of the transaction. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services or website.
Location data – The Company may offer location-enabled services (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID or IP address).
In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:
Improve our services – Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and
Protect rights – Protect the rights or property of the Company or our clients.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will use a good faith effort to ask for your consent prior to such use.
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- INFORMATION SHARING
The Company only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of the Company in the following limited circumstances:
Consent – We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
To Comply With the Law – We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues or (c) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of the Company, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
- INFORMATION SECURITY
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to the Company employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are often bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
- Accessing and updating personal information
We will make a good faith effort to provide you with access to any of your personal information which we have collected and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes). In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.
If you would like to submit a comment or complaint about our privacy practices, you can do so by sending a letter outlining your concerns to: The Herren Project, Box 131, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
- INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT DISCLAIMER
You expressly acknowledge that you assume all responsibility related to the security, privacy, and confidentiality risks inherent in sending any content over the internet. By its very nature, a website and the internet cannot be absolutely protected against intentional or malicious intrusion attempts. The Company does not control the third-party sites and the internet over which you may choose to send confidential personal or health information or other content and, therefore, the Company does not warrant safeguard against any such interceptions or compromises to your information. When posting any content on an internet site, you should think carefully about your own privacy in disclosing detailed or private information about yourself and your family. Furthermore, the Company does not endorse any product, services, views or content displayed by others on the Company’s websites.
By posting any comments, posts or other material on the Company’s blogs or social media sites, you give the Company the irrevocable right to reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works from and otherwise use your submission for any purpose in any form and on any media.
You agree that you will indemnify the Company against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses (including attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any material you have posted.
When you post a comment to a social media site, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, blogs, multimedia or other user-generated content, it is published for the world to see. For your own privacy and that of your family, you should consider how much detailed personal and medical information is linked to your name.