What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
We also use third party advertisements on WhatIsMyIP.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes.
How do we use your information?
We use your information to provide, improve, and develop our products and services. We also use your information to protect our company, our customers, and our employees.
We may use your information to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our products and services
- Process and respond to your requests, inquiries, and applications
- Communicate with you about our products and services
- Detect, investigate, and prevent fraud and other illegal activities
- Comply with our legal obligations
We may also use your information to create aggregated and de-identified data that does not directly identify you. We may use this data for our own business purposes, including research and marketing.
How do we share your information?
When you provide us with information about yourself, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as a credit card number) is encrypted so that it can’t be read as it travels over the Internet. We also take several steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account.
We may share your information in the following ways:
With service providers: We work with third-party service providers who help us deliver our services and support our business operations. For example, we may use service providers to help us with customer support, process payments, send communications on our behalf, or fulfill orders. We require our service providers to keep your information secure and to only use it in connection with the services they provide to us.
In connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets: If we engage in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or are otherwise involved in a transfer or sale of all or a portion of our business, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that any recipient of your information in connection with such a transaction is bound by confidentiality obligations similar to those that apply to us.
How do we protect your information?
Most people are aware that they need to protect their personal information online. However, they may not know how to do this effectively. Here are some tips to help you protect your information:
- Be careful what you post on social media. Avoid posting too much personal information, such as your address, phone number, or birthday. Also, be aware of the privacy settings for each social media platform and adjust them accordingly.
- Use strong passwords for all of your online accounts. A strong password should be at least eight characters long and include a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using easily guessed words like “password” or your name.
- Be cautious when clicking on links or opening attachments in emails. These could be phishing scams that are designed to steal your personal information.
- Keep your software and antivirus programs up to date. This will help protect your computer from malware and other online threats.
- Be mindful of what you share online. Personal information that you share on websites or in forums can be collected and used without your permission.
By following these tips, you can help protect your personal information online.
Your choices regarding your information
Most people are aware of the fact that they have choices when it comes to the information they share online. However, many people are not aware of the implications of their choices.
When you share information online, you are essentially giving that information to the world. Anyone can access it, and it can be used in any way that the person who has it sees fit. This means that if you share something online, you have no control over how it is used.
This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the information that you share. If you share something that is positive, such as a funny story or a picture, then it can be a good thing. However, if you share something that is negative, such as a story about a bad experience or a picture that is unflattering, then it can be a bad thing.
The bottom line is that you need to be aware of the implications of your choices before you share anything online. Once you share something, you have no control over how it is used. So, think carefully about what you share and who you share it with.
How long do we keep your information?
We keep your information for as long as you remain a customer of our company. If you choose to cancel your account or stop using our services, we will delete your information within 30 days. However, we may keep some of your information on file for legal or business purposes. For example, we may keep your account information on file in case you decide to re-activate your account at a later date. We may also keep your information on file for tax or accounting purposes. If you have any questions about how long we keep your information, please contact our customer service department.
How can you contact us about this policy?
If you have questions or would like more information about this policy, please contact us.
Changes to this policy
We may revise this policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at least as protective of your rights as this policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will provide you with additional notice, such as via email to the email address associated with your account or by posting a notice on our Services prior to the change becoming effective. By continuing to access or use our Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised policy.