LAST UPDATED: November 13, 2012
If you are under 18, you should ask your parents or a guardian before you use our Services. If you are not yet 18, do not use our Services and do not download our products.
If you have question or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact W3i at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of Our Services
This Application connects with FacebookŪ and other social networks and information services supported by the Application (all referred to as "Social Networks"). The Application: (i) allows you take care of all your daily tasks while staying connected to your Social Networks; (ii) provides instant interaction with your social Networks; (iii) has features that allows you to upload and publish photos and other information to your Social Network accounts; (iv) allows you to update your Social Network status right from the Application; (v) provides real-time updates; (vi) provides access to communication features of your social networks; (vii) and offers other features to enhance your use of Social Networks. To use the Application, you must give us permission to access to your Social Network information including access to your basic information; access to your profile information; allow the Application to post messages, notes, photos and videos on your behalf; access posts in your Social Network accounts (such as the Facebook News Feed); access your data any time; and use communication features of your Social Network accounts.
By downloading the Application and the accessing the Site, you hereby grant us permission to display promotional information, advertisements, and offers for third party products or services (collectively "Advertising"). The Advertising may include, without limitation, content, offers for products or services, data, links, articles, graphic or video messages, text, software, music, sound, graphics or other materials or services. The timing, frequency, placement and extent of the Advertising changes are determined in our sole discretion.
Some Terms We Use in This Policy
Offers include e-mail, promotions, advertisements contests and third-party software presented by our Partners and us during the installation of the Application and within the Application or Site.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that identifies or could be used to identify, contact or locate you. It also includes your credit card number.
Partner is an advertiser or other entity with whom we have a business relationship to provide Offers.
Service includes, but is not limited to the Application and the Sites.
Subsidiary is an entity wholly owned by or under the same ownership as W3i, LLC.
User means an individual that has accessed the Sites or whom has downloaded the Application
We and Our refer to W3i, LLC and its subsidiaries.
You and Your refer to each user and his or her agents.
Personal Information We Collect
We may collect personal information at various times when you use our Services. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Your participation is voluntary and you have the choice not to disclose any information that we request.
Installation. During installation and use of the Application, we may present you with Offers. You may choose not to accept our Offers. Your participation is voluntary and you are not required to disclose to our Partners any information they request. However, if you provide your Personally Identifiable Information in response to any Offer, we will share it with our Partners so they can provide you with the Offers in which you have expressed interest.
Contacts/IP Information. If you voluntarily submit information or contact us (e.g. password request, technical support), we may keep a record of this communication. We do not merge this information with your Personally Identifiable Information.
Contact Us. We collect your name and email address on the Sites' "Contact us" forms. We use this information for the sole purpose of responding to your inquiry.
Customer Support. If you use the customer support section on the Sites we will collect your email address, topic and any addition information you provide us. We use this information for the sole purpose of responding to your inquiry.
Social Network Authentication Service. To use the Application, you must give us permission to access to your Social Network information using an Authentication Service, such as Facebook Connect, Twitter oAuth, and others, which includes access to your basic information; access to your profile information; and other information which your Social Networks make available to Us which enable the Application to interact with your Social Networks. For example: posting messages, notes, photos and videos on your behalf; accessing posts in your Social Networks; accessing your data any time; and accessing various Social Network communication features. We do not collect or store this information.
Aggregate Information We Collect
When you use our Services, we may collect tracking information such as your IP address, browser type, the type of operating system you use, details about your computer hardware, the applications you have installed on your computing device, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and pages you visited on our Sites. None of the information identifies you personally and we do not link aggregate information to Personally Identifiable Information.
Cookies. A cookie is a small text file sent to your browser. Cookies are stored on your computer's hard drive for record keeping purposes. We and our Partners use session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once you close your browser, the cookie will terminate. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's help file.
Web beacons or Pixels. We and our Partners employ a software technology that helps us better manage content on our site. Web beacons or Pixels are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. They track your online Web movement. We embed Pixels invisibly on Web pages. They are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixels to our customers' Personally Identifiable Information.
Some of the Partner Offers may also use Pixels. We have no control over our partners' Pixels. We also have no control over how they use information collected.
We use third-party web beacons from Yahoo! and other web analytics providers to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our website. Yahoo! may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Yahoo!, please visit http://info.yahoo.com/privacy/us/yahoo/opt_out/targeting.
Global Unique Identifiers. A GUID (global unique identifier) is a randomly generated alphanumeric identifier used to indicate a unique installation of our Application or Services. We may create a GUID when you install our Application or Services. We use GUIDs to track installations and to enable features and functionality for specific customers who subscribe to our Application and Services. We do not tie the information gathered by GUIDs to our customers' Personally Identifiable Information.
Software Information. We employ a technology that allows us to determine the operating systems you are using and to view your computer's registry. Software installed on your computer has unique registry keys. By viewing your registry, we are able to detect whether you have a compatible operating system, compatible versions of DirectX, Adobe AIR, and Flash Player installed. We use your registry information to determine whether our software offers are compatible with software already present on your PC. We do not tie registry information gathered to our customers' Personally Identifiable Information.
Hardware Information. Your computing device's operating system also stores hardware information that we examine to determine your computer's hardware configuration including the amount of memory and the type of video card your computer has, as well as the speed of your processor. We use the information to determine whether our software offers are compatible with your computer hardware. We do not tie hardware information to our customers' Personally Identifiable Information
MAC Address. Your computer's MAC address is a unique code, an alphanumeric identifier, assigned to your computer. We may collect your computer's MAC address when you install our Application or Services. We use your computer's MAC address to track unique installations of our Application and Services. We do not combine your computer's MAC address with any other information about you.
How We Use Your Information
Our primary goal is to make our Services more useful to you. By knowing about you, we are able to deliver relevant Services and Offers. We maintain a secure database of all Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Sites and Services
Testimonials. We post testimonials on our Sites. Testimonials may contain Personally Identifiable Information. We will obtain your consent via email prior to posting the testimonial or comment.
Widgets. We use widgets such as "Share and Enjoy" and "Add This" to enable you to share blog posts from our Sites or to post links to our Sites on third party sites or within emails. If you choose to send an email, or share a blog post from our Sites, no third party personal information is collected.
When you click on a third party advertisers' link from our Site or Application, you will enter the third party's site. We are not responsible for such third party's sites. You should carefully review the privacy statements of any other site you visit, because those privacy statements will apply to your visit to that site, and may be very different from our policy.
Social Network Authentication and Targeted Advertising. We may use your Facebook Connect, or other Social Network information to show you advertisement in the Application that may be of interest to you based on your information, likes, and interests.
Surveys. From time-to-time we conduct surveys. If you participate we may request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participating in surveys is completely voluntary. We use survey information to improve our Sites. We use any personally identifiable information for the sole purpose of contacting you to follow-up on your survey responses. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provided in a survey with any third-party unless we have your consent. On occasion we may hire a third-party to conduct a survey. If we hire a third-party service provider it will be prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any purpose not enumerated in this section.
How We Share Your Information.
If you no longer wish to be contacted by our partners you must contact that partner directly to opt-out.
Our Partners change from time to time, and therefore it is not possible to provide an exhaustive list. We strive to select trustworthy Partners who offer high quality products or services of interest to you. If you are unhappy with one of our Partners, tell us by e-mailing us at email@example.com, or you can write to Attn: Customer Care, W3i, LLC, 1900 Medical Arts Ave. S. Ste. 200, Sartell, MN 56377.
We may periodically use third parties to meet your needs. For example we might use a credit card processing company to bill you. If we will use a third-party we will notify you at sign-up. If we hire a third-party service provider, they will be prohibited from using your Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose not enumerated in this section.
The following describes some of the ways that we may disclose your information to our Partners:
Our Application. We do not require you to provide Personally Identifiable Information during the installation process of our Application. However, when you use these Software Offers to access Download Offers you may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information. In addition, we may show you Offers during the installation process.
Other Limited Circumstances. From time to time, we may validate the information in our database by employing a validation service. In those instances, we will disclose your information pursuant to confidentiality agreements. In addition, we disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users are female) when we market to current and prospective Partners and for other lawful purposes.
Legal Disclosure. We may also disclose account 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 violating our policies or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights, property, users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose account information, as required by law, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a judicial procedure served on our sites; or if the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain service and improve our Application and Services.
Sale, Merger or Asset Transfer. We may buy other businesses or their assets or sell our business assets. Customer information is generally one of the business assets involved in such transactions. Thus, in the event that we or all of our assets are acquired, customer information, including any information collected through the Sites or the Services would be one of the transferred assets.
From time to time we use third-parties when providing Services to you. We will only share information with third-parties necessary for them to provide the Services you have requested. Third-parties are prohibited from using your Personally Identifiable Information for promotional purposes.
Cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you can choose to, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or you can reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you may be unable to use our Services.
Security and Passwords
We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of any information collected, transmitted over the Internet, or maintained in your user profile. You agree that any data transmission you make or receive through the Site, the Application, or the Service is at your own risk.
No method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and therefore we cannot warrant or guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this policy.
We do not knowingly collect information about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and guardians to be familiar with the web sites that their children visit. The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") regulates the means by which web site operators collect and use personal information from children under 13, pursuant to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (the "Act"). For more information about the Act and children's on-line privacy in general, visit the FTC's web site at www.ftc.gov/privacy. For safety tips on privacy visit www.OnGuardOnline.gov.
YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. OUR SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITES OR APPLICATION) IS PROVIDED "AS IS." WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ABOUT: (1) THE ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; (2) THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE, INCLUDING THAT IT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT, HARM, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY WHEN YOU ACCESS, BROWSE, DOWNLOAD FROM, OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OUR NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES RELATED TO (A) THE USE OF, (B) THE INABILITY TO USE, OR (C) ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENTS AND FUNCTIONS OF OUR SITES, THE APPLICATION, AND SERVICES, EVEN IF WE OR OUR REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $10.00.
International Policy. Our Services are hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, we will transfer the personal information you provide to us to the United States. By submitting your personal information, you fully understand and consent, to its transfer, storage and processing in the United States.
Alternatively, if you would like, contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.