Last Revised: January 1, 2009
1. Capture and Use of Information.
If you participate in Swagger activities (event registration, message boards, membership program, etc.) on Swagger’s site, you may be asked to register for a free ID and password and/or to provide certain personally identifying information including, but not limited to your name, address, phone number, email address and birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests, on registration forms. Unique identifiers, such as IDs and passwords, are collected to verify your identity and for use as account numbers in our record system. Your contact information may also be used for a variety of purposes including contacting you when necessary for customer service reasons. Financial information that is collected is used to bill you for products and services that you specifically request. Registration on any single Swagger website will not necessarily permit your registration and access to all Swagger websites and you may be required to register more than once for access to multiple Swagger websites. However, because some or all of the Swagger websites are interrelated, some or all of your personal information may be transferred or shared among these sites. Swagger may also combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. Swagger also collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of financial products and services that may be offered. Swagger receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Swagger cookies information, and the page you request. Swagger uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
Your use of the Swagger websites is conditioned on your provision of requested information in an accurate and truthful fashion. Failure to provide accurate and truthful information as requested will affect your ability to access the Swagger websites. Registration information for cancelled or terminated accounts may be deleted from Swagger’s databases. Although Swagger uses commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard your private registration information, transmissions made by means of the Internet cannot be guaranteed secure in all instances. Swagger accepts no liability for disclosure of registration information caused by transmission errors or the acts or omissions of third parties.
We may use your IP address to identify you and your shopping cart, to administer our website and to assist in diagnosing problems with our server.
2. Additional Uses of Information
3. General Privacy Information.
Swagger makes various public forums (such as message boards, chat rooms or news groups) available to its users. When you disclose personal information in such public forums, that information can be collected and used by others in various ways, including by sending unsolicited messages. You are solely responsible for any postings you make on public forums on Swagger, and for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online. Further, the Swagger web site contains links to partners, advertisers and third party Internet sites and services that may collect data in connection with registrations, promotions, e-commerce, etc. Swagger is also linked to by, and in some cases framed by, certain partner web sites. Each of the web sites (linked from Swagger, or linking to Swagger) have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Swagger, and Swagger has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Swagger also displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Third party advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria. However, Swagger does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement. However, by interacting with or viewing an advertisement you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the advertisement. Swagger does business with a multitude of vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. For more information regarding providers of products or services that you’ve requested please contact us via the link listed in the last section of this privacy agreement.
Swagger has established and maintains reasonable security procedures to protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personally identifiable information. We use a variety of industry-standard security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. For example, credit card numbers are encrypted in Swagger’s secure database which is located behind a firewall. Personal information and such encrypted credit card numbers collected on Swagger are stored in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public. All credit card and registration information supplied by users is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Swagger’s technology department conducts frequent site-security audits. “Perfect security,” however, does not exist on the Internet. Although your privacy is very important to us, due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, Swagger will disclose personal information about an individual user if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with an applicable law or valid legal process.
5. Protecting Yourself.
You can help to protect your information by safeguarding your Swagger password, using caution and discretion when posting information on public areas of the Swagger Web site, and by learning more about internet privacy from Web sites such as from the Federal Trade Commision, http://www.ftc.gov/privacy. In addition, it is important that you keep us updated with your most current contact information. To review and make changes to your profile, please visit the applicable Swagger registration page.
We may employ third party companies to perform functions on our behalf. These functions may include marketing assistance, postal and e-mail delivery, customer service, data analysis, and credit processing. The third parties we contract for these purposes have limited access to your personal information and may not use it for other purposes.
Swagger has partnered with various web sites (“Framing Sites”), allowing users of those Framing Sites to register for events and to otherwise use the Swagger services within a frame and without leaving the Framing Site. In some cases, Swagger has agreed to provide to the Framing Site personal information collected from people who make use of the Swagger services from the Framing Site (that is, within a frame and without leaving the Framing Site). In these cases, please be aware that the Framing Site operates independently from, and may have privacy and security policies wholly different from, Swagger. If you wish to make use of the Swagger services, but do not wish to have your information shared with third parties, please access our services directly, and not from a Framing Site.
In some cases, a third party with whom we have contracted may need to coordinate, facilitate, or perform a service for us (e.g., fulfill orders or other similar activities). In these cases, Swagger will provide personal information to the third party. Each such third party operates independently from, and may have privacy and security policies wholly different from, Swagger. Swagger bears no responsibility for the activities of any third party to whom Swagger may provide fulfillment information.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
7. Changes To Our Policy.
The following sets forth the website information gathering and dissemination practices relating to information collected from children under the age of thirteen (13). This policy only applies to the Swagger websites and does not apply to third party websites, or to companies and persons that are not controlled, affiliated with or managed directly by Swagger.
Swagger’s websites are intended for general use by a broad and mature audience. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use Swagger’s websites in the presence of a consenting parent or guardian. We will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information via the Internet from children under the age of 13. Swagger is committed to protecting the welfare and privacy of children.
9. Contact Us.
If addition, if at anytime, you no longer want us to send you any regular communications, which you have signed up to receive, you may “opt-out” of such future communications by changing your user registration profile on the Swagger Websites. To unsubscribe from a newsletter you are already subscribed to and no longer with to receive, simply click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter.