Information We Gather
In an effort to provide our Users with the most useful Services, we collect information, including, but not limited to, the use of the Services, registration information, profile information, User content, User contact information, cookies, internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, and information about the User’s computer and/or mobile device. This information helps us to evaluate the effectiveness of the Services, improve the information available to our Users and improve overall performance of the Website.
Registration Information: When you register to become a Registered User and access the Services, you will provide us with your first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address and billing address. We use this information to authenticate Registered Users and to send notifications to Registered Users relating to the Website. Once you register as a Registered User, you can visit your profile at any time to update, modify, add or remove personal information about yourself.
Order Information: When you purchase products through the Website, we retain your purchase and address or billing information. However, we do not retain credit card information other than to process the transaction.
Activity Information: We keep track of the actions you take on the Website, including, but not limited to, clicking on or posting a photograph or any other User content, viewing a product, clicking on any advertisements, responding to any surveys, communicating with customer support, and providing feedback to Politix. In some cases, you also are taking an action when you provide information or any User content to us. For example, if you share a photograph, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact you added it.
Do Not Track Signals: Politix does not currently incorporate a self-regulatory protocol with regards to internet browsers using Do Not Track signals nor does it impose any protocol on third-parties with whom it may share User data.
Security Breaches: Politix does not anticipate any breaches within its Website or Services; however, if such breach occurs and any unencrypted personal User date is acquired by an unauthorized person then Politix will notify the respective User of the details via e-mail.
Other User Information: Our website tracking program does not provide us with personal information about Users who have not registered as Registered Users; however, as is true of most websites, we gather certain information about all Users who access the Website and store it in log files. This information includes aggregate User information, IP addresses, browser type, location, internet service provider, CPU speed, connection speed, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, on an aggregate, anonymous basis without identifying individual Users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track Users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our User base as a whole. We do not link this automatic data to personally identifiable information, except, in rare instances, we reserve the right to use IP addresses for security and monitoring purposes, including to identify individuals who threaten the Website, Politix or others. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate, anonymous information to our partners about how our Users, collectively, use the Website to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users. Again, except in the very limited manner indicated in this paragraph, we never disclose aggregate, anonymous information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.
E-mail Security: Messages that you send to us by e-mail may not be secure. If you choose to send any confidential personal information to us via e-mail, you accept the risk that a third party may intercept and use this information.
Web Beacons and other Mechanisms: There are other mechanisms we may use (such as web beacons and tags) that enable us to obtain certain usage information regarding the Services and the Website. When we send you e-mails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our e-mails. When you click on a link in an e-mail, we may record this individual response to allow us to customize the Services offerings to you. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides (the URL). Web beacons can be refused when delivered via e-mail. If you do not wish to receive web beacons via e-mail, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) e-mails via your e-mail software.
Use of Information: Registered User profile information, including any User content and user IDs, may be displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction on the Website. Email addresses are used for the purposes of sending notifications related to the Website. Registered Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other Users unless a Registered User has posted that information on the Website.
Politix may engage other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf such as sending emails, fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies or individuals will be provided access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but these companies and individuals have agreed or will agree to not use your personal information for other purposes.
Your Choices: The Website allows a User to sign-up to receive newsletters, alerts, notifications and e-mails from Politix (to the extent that we provide these options). You always may (a) opt-out from our mailing list, (b) update certain information about you after you register with us, or (c) request deletion of your account with us, in each case by clicking on the unsubscribe or manage preferences link contained in each e-mail sent. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. In addition, please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
Profile, Blogs, Message Boards, Chat Rooms and Public Forums: Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to your profile, blogs, message boards, chat rooms or any other public forums (to the extent that we provide these options), even if within a portion of the Website that may be accessed only by Registered Users, that information can be accessed by the public and in turn can be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
The links from the Website that go to other websites are for convenience only, and do not imply that we endorse or approve any of those websites. We have no control over the content found on other websites and make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or adequacy of any information found at such websites. Similarly, we are not responsible for information found on or through the Website that is generated by third parties.
We are not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage related to your use of the Services or the Website or other linked websites, whether from errors or omissions in the content of the Website, Services or any other linked websites, from the Website being down or from any other use of the Services or the Website. Your use of the Services and the Website and others’ websites is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that are linked to us. Remember that any information that you voluntarily post on discussion boards, social media websites or elsewhere may be accessible by other users and is public information.
Politix E-mail Links: You may e-mail us directly at [email protected] with any questions or comments. Politix endeavors to read messages received and to respond promptly. In addition to replying to your comment or inquiry, we may file your e-mail for future reference regarding improvements to the Services or the Website.
A Special Note about Children: The Website is not designed or intended for use by children under 13. If you are under 18, you should access or use the Website only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Children under 13 may not submit any personal information to us, and if we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any such information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (which is available at http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm) and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13.
Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at the Website, please contact us as follows:
Whispering Kite LLC
8500 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 607
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Email: [email protected]