SOCIAL MEDIA QUICKSTARTER PRIVACY STATEMENT
The Social Media QuickStarter is owned by Constant Contact®, Inc. (“Constant Contact,” “we” or “us”). We respect and protect the privacy of those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used when you visit the Social Media QuickStarter website and/or use the services that are located in the www.socialquickstarter.com domain.
Information Collection and Use by Constant Contact
The Social Media QuickStarter website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings and online webinars and resources. These registration forms enable users to opt-in to the Social Media QuickStarter mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send information about the Social Media QuickStarter, Constant Contact and Social Media QuickStarter and Constant Contact products and services. Notice is given at the point of collection to enable users to choose whether or not they consent to the usage terms. Those who have signed up and subsequently wish to withdraw their participation may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the choice/opt-out section below).
We also keep track of activity on the Social Media QuickStarter website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. We use our logs of your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, to assist you with technical support, to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Social Media QuickStarter or Constant Contact websites and to tailor our product and service offerings to you.
Information Collection and Use by Third Parties
The Social Media QuickStarter provides links to third-party websites, such as those of Facebook and Twitter. While on these sites, Social Media QuickStarter, Constant Contact or such third party may collect information about you. Because we do not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
Security and Privacy
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.
We take care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing website hosting services). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. Lastly, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies: a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember your browser in the future. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a unique number. When you visit the Social Media QuickStarter or Constant Contact website, open our email, or encounter our services online we may send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in many ways, including to allow us to verify the login status of users using products or services linked directly with the Social Media QuickStarter or Constant Contact website and track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to the Social Media QuickStarter website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience, such as via the Social Media QuickStarter My Dashboard.
Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within the Social Media QuickStarter or Constant Contact website. For more information on how to manage cookies in your web browser, see http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Some of our web pages, emails, and other online content may contain electronic images known as web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs, which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons allow us to count users who have visited our web pages, seen our ads, or opened our email. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a cookie identifier, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides (the URL).
Flash cookies are also created by certain content on our pages using Adobe® Flash®, such as product tutorials. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies see, http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html When we send you emails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you.
Web Beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.
You will always have the opportunity to opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages. These options are made available when you sign-up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company. Alternatively, you may email us at email@example.com. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited commercial email from either Constant Contact or Social Media QuickStarter, you may report it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some communications are considered transactional and are necessary for all Social Media QuickStarter users. You must cancel your Social Media QuickStarter account to unsubscribe from these communications. To cancel your Social Media QuickStarter account, please email us at email@example.com.
Access to Personal Information
You can update or change your account information, including your name, email address or password, by logging in and then clicking on the My Account tab. If you would like to deactivate your account, you can do so by contacting customer support by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1 (866) 289-2101.
Notification of Changes
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on the Social Media QuickStarter website.
This policy is in effect as of June 2011.
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