SO THAT WE MAY ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CLOUD INQUIRY, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SHOP4CLOUDS WILL FURNISH THE INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT ON THE WEBSITE TO OUR PARTICIPATING CLOUD VENDORS AND OTHER 3RD PARTIES SO THAT THEY MAY CONDUCT ANALYSIS AND/OR CONTACT YOU ABOUT THEIR PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OFFERS, AND PROMOTIONS.
Shop4Clouds may gather information about you from the Website and from other sources, such as information you provide to our Shop4Clouds Affiliates and other companies, including websites which may be owned and/or operated by persons having no ownership relationship with Shop4Clouds Inc.
As a general rule, you will not be required to provide personally identifiable information as a condition to your browsing the Website. When such information is gathered, we will gather a limited scope of information from you that is necessary to facilitate the requests submitted by you, to improve this Website and your experience with the Website, to share with our Shop4Clouds Affiliates in the ordinary course of business and to make future visits to the Website easier and more personalized for you.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED
Users of the Website may browse without being obligated to submit any personal information; however, we may collect certain personally identifiable information from you in certain areas of the Website for certain purposes. These purposes include:
- • Providing information to us, to owners/operators of partner Websites, to Shop4Clouds Affiliates in the ordinary course of business
- • Conducting other transactions offered by Shop4Clouds that you may request;
- • Servicing your account with us and responding to your feedback and questions;
- • assisting us in providing better products and services
- • Collecting statistics and analyses about users' use of the Website, products and services, which statistics are used to enable us to provide better service and products to Shop4Clouds users.
Information we may collect:
- • Names
- • Business Phone number(s) and e-mail addresses
- • Information regarding your business (e.g., business name, size of company, etc.)
- • Information regarding your business needs and cloud requirements
- • Other personally identifiable information you affirmatively provide to us.
Failing to provide information that is required to complete the surveys and transactions will not prevent you from browsing the Website, but it may prevent you from being able to complete certain transactions and/or prevent us from contacting you in order to put you in contact with the appropriate cloud vendors.
The general categories of information we gather include:
Personal User Information
We may also require that you supply your name, physical address, telephone number, e-mail address or other personally identifiable information in order to facilitate certain transactions. We may also require additional personal information to provide specific services to you.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about our visitors when you visit many of our web pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
If, at any time, your contact information changes, or you would like to verify or change the information please update your profile within the Shop4Clouds website.
Anonymous User Information
Certain non-personal, anonymous information may be automatically provided to our Web servers by your computer. Additionally, certain other information (such as cookies, described below) may be transmitted by our Web server to your computer. That information does not contain any personally identifiable information. Specific types of anonymous information are described below:
For each visitor to the Website, whenever possible, our Web server automatically recognizes the visitor's domain name or IP address. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. As part of the protocol of the Internet, Web servers can identify your computer by its IP address. In addition, Web servers may be able to identify the type of browser you are using or even the type of computer.
We collect IP addresses and related information for the purposes of system administration, to assess the traffic to the Website and to maintain and improve the Website. Although it is not our practice to link IP addresses to your personally identifiable information, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to protect the compelling interest of our business, the Website, users of the Website or others or to comply with laws, court orders, or law enforcement requests.
Other important information about cookies:
- • First Party cookies are set by the Shop4Clouds Web site you are visiting.
- • Third Party cookies are set by a domain outside of the Shop4Clouds Web sites.
- • Persistent cookies remain on your computing device for the period specified in the cookie and are activated each time you revisit the website that set such cookie.
- • Session cookies remain on your computing device until you close your browser window, at which point they are automatically deleted.
While Shop4Clouds Users may block cookies at any time by changing their browser settings, it is important to note that First Party cookies may be necessary in order to identify Shop4Clouds Users and ensure they fully access and use the content and features on the Shop4Clouds Web sites.
Shop4Clouds uses cookie technology to enable registered Shop4Clouds Users (i) to move quickly and securely through access-controlled areas of the Shop4Clouds Web sites; and (ii) to take advantage of certain useful features on the sites.
First and Third party cookies do not store any Shop4Clouds User Personal Information on the Shop4Clouds Web sites; they are simply identifiers. By continuing to use the Shop4Clouds Web sites, Shop4Clouds Users consent to the placement of these cookies on their computing device in accordance with the terms above.
Shop4Clouds may employ a common technique usually referred to as "pixel tracking" to measure the effectiveness of marketing and advertisements, as well as compile aggregate usage statistics. Pixel tracking, which may be used in connection with advertisements on other sites, on the Website or in e-mail messages, involves the use of pixel tags (also known as "clear gifs," "Web beacons" or "1-by-1 gifs") that are not visible to the user of the site and consist of a few lines of computer coding. For example, if you visit the Website from an advertisement on another site, the pixel tag will reference the cookie you received when you clicked on the advertisement. The pixel tag also may register this activity with a business partner to allow us to count the number of times or when an advertisement is accessed. This data is collected for use in our marketing and research. Personally identifiable information about you is not collected by pixel tracking, nor is any tracking information generated from the pixel tag allowed to be used for any other purpose other than to report Website activity to us.
Third Party Advertising
We may use third-‐party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
We may also request other personally identifiable information from you, or you may affirmatively provide us with such information. As a general matter, we try to limit the information we gather to the minimum information we need to perform the applicable services and to improve your experience on the Website. If you send an e-mail to the Website or otherwise affirmatively provide us with information beyond what we request, we will treat such information as having your consent to collect, retain and use such information for purposes reasonably associated with the purpose for which you provided the information. For example, we may retain a copy of the e-mail and any personally identifiable information you may have supplied in the e-mail with respect to a user service question to help us evaluate our service, train our employees and provide better service to our users.
If you use a bulletin board or blog on the Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information that you choose to submit in these forums.
WHO IS COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION
We collect the user information described above by means of your use of the Website and the features of the Website. For example, information is collected in connection with online transactions, with the registration of users, and with the provision of information and/or services.
WITH WHOM MAY THE INFORMATION BE SHARED
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT SHOP4CLOUDS MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT ON THE WEBSITE TO THIRD PARTIES AND AFFILIATES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, E-MAIL ADDRESS, CLOUD REQUIREMENTS SO THAT THEY MAY CONTACT YOU ABOUT THEIR OWN OR OTHERS' PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS.
Additionally, you may authorize us to share your e-mail address with our Shop4Clouds business partners, and third parties, including vendors whose products are profiled on the Website. If you opt-in and/or receive an e-mail opt-in confirmation, our Shop4Clouds Affiliates and business partners and third parties may contact you via e-mail, U.S. post, and/or telephone with a variety of special promotions, offers, or other information that may be of interest to you. Shop4Clouds may share personally identifiable information with its Shop4Clouds business partners and 3rd parties necessary to complete transactions as part of its standard business operations and to assist us in offering products or services to you.
First, we may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, users of the Website, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Second, we may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by applicable law.
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 the Website.
We may post customer testimonials and ratings on the Website which may contain personally identifiable information such as the customer's name. If you want to remove your personal information that is being displayed on the Website under public pages please send your request to email@example.com
Shop4Clouds does not solicit personal information from children. We abide by the United States Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under age 13. We recommend that parents actively participate in their children's use of the Internet.
CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
We will give you an opportunity to opt-out of the gathering of your personally identifiable information, specific uses of your personally identifiable information, and any marketing promotions in accordance with the procedures set out in the section below, "Correcting and Changing Your Information." In addition, you may opt-out of receiving any further e-mail from Shop4Clouds by clicking on the "unsubscribe" button in any Shop4Clouds e-mail. By adjusting the settings in your browser, you can refuse to accept cookies or give yourself the opportunity to accept or reject cookies, or receive notice of cookies. Software programs are available that block cookies. Refusing cookies may impinge or block altogether your user experience on the Website by eliminating personalization or other features.
CORRECTING OR CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION
If you wish to amend, correct, update, delete or opt-out of any information to which you have previously opted-in or wish to review information we have collected about you, please contact Shop4Clouds via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will attend to your request and make any necessary revisions.
We are concerned with the security of your personally identifiable information and try to provide secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. For certain transactions on certain pages of the Websites, we may use Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to secure the transfer of information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. If you have a user name and password for any of the features on the Website, you have the responsibility of keeping your password secret. You should not reveal your password to anyone. We will not ask you in an unsolicited telephone call or e-mail for your password. In addition, you should take reasonable precautions when using a computer that is not your own or in a public setting.
CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If you have any specific questions regarding any issues about privacy on the Website, please contact Shop4Clouds at email@example.com, and we will attend to your request and make any necessary revisions.
Our collection and use of information shall be governed by laws of the United States.
Updated: January 2016.