The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on AssureFunding.com as well as the mobile version(s) of our site. We may collect all information you provide, whether through our websites or other channels, such as business name, business ownership information and documentation, business address, business telephone number, business and/or personal financial and account information, income information, principal name, e-mail address, date of birth, Social Security Number, employment information and other business and/or personal, financial, commercial or demographic information.
Our website may offer publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your business and/or personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
We do not ask you for, access or track any location based information from your mobile device at any time while downloading or using our Mobile Site or services.
Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where business and/or personally identifiable information may be requested.
Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
The security of your business and/or personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the business and/or personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
The Way We Use Information
If you choose to provide business and/or personal information, it will be used for and/or shared with trusted third parties such as financial products or service providers, credit bureaus, and for marketing products and services that you might find of interest. We reserve the right to share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose your information with/to third parties in accordance with applicable laws and as described herein. These third party businesses may include, but are not limited to: providers of direct marketing services and applications, including lookup and reference, data enhancement, suppression and validation; e-mail marketers; wireless services providers and telemarketers. Information collected by us may be added to our databases and used for future instant messaging, telemarketing, SMS text-messaging, e-mails or postal mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and/or status of orders or inquiries placed online. By using this website, you agree that you may be contacted in any manner contemplated in this section even if your number is found on a do-not-call registry or similar registry. We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing analysis. These agents have access to our users’ business and/or personal information as needed to perform their functions for our sites, but may not be used for their own marketing purposes. In addition, we may also disclose your business and/or personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process.
You agree that by submitting your information at the website, you agree to receive mobile marketing including, but not limited to, text-message based marketing (“SMS Messages”), from us and our third party advertisers and marketers at the number(s) provided. You further agree that based on your individual carrier and plan, you may incur charges associated with such SMS Messages and that you agree to be solely responsible for such charges. You represent that you are at least 18 years of age and the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges. Should you hereafter choose to opt-out of receiving SMS Messages from the individual sender, you may opt-out by texting “STOP” or “OPT-OUT” as specifically set forth in the communication. Notwithstanding that your mobile telephone number may be listed on state and/or federal do-not-call registries, we retain the right to contact you via SMS Messages. In addition, by registering and/or using the website, you agree that such act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR 310 et seq.), as amended from time to time (the “Rule”). Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed at the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the Rule.
We may also use your business and/or personal, demographic and profile data to improve our website, for statistical analysis, for marketing and promotional purposes, including, without limitation, retargeting advertising via Facebook using Custom Audiences options and features and/or using Gmail sponsored promotions, and for editorial or feedback purposes. Information collected by us may be added to our databases and used for future e-mails, telemarketing or postal mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, Custom Audiences targeting via Facebook, Gmail sponsored promotions and/or status of orders placed online. See “Your Opt-Out Rights” below.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain business and/or personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, telephone number, email and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). We use this information to improve our sites, monitor site traffic or personalize the sites.
By submitting your information via the Internet, you agree to receive certain notifications, disclosures and/or documents electronically. This Consent to Electronic Disclosures applies to the information you are providing on this Site and any other communications we or any third party products or services provider may provide to you. By submitting your information you agree to receive all such notifications, disclosures and/or documents from us or any third party products or services provider in electronic form or online in accordance with this document. You may withdraw your consent prior to submitting your information by exiting the website or by closing your browser. However, you will not be able to submit your information if you withdraw your consent by exiting the website or closing your browser. Following the submission of your information, you may be able to withdraw your consent to future electronic disclosures from a third party products or services provider by contacting such provider directly, but due to rules regarding the timing of delivery of disclosures that need to be made to you, you acknowledge that an opt-out notice may not be received and acted upon by such third party provider prior to such disclosures being delivered to you electronically. We do not process opt-out communications for third parties, and any and every third party shall establish its own rules regarding opting out of future electronic communications and disclosures.
All notifications, disclosures and/or documents that we or any third party products or services provider may provide to you in electronic format will be provided either (i) via e-mail; (ii) by access to a secure customer service website which will be provided to you in an e-mail notice sent to you when the documents are available; (iii) by posting on this Site or the or such third party products or services provider’s site; (iv) by SMS text messaging to your mobile device; or (v) by posting on a website designated for that purpose. All notifications, disclosures and/or documents provided in electronic or paper format from us or any third party to you will be considered “in writing,” and you should print a copy for your records. You may obtain any notifications, disclosures and/or documents in paper form without charge from us by printing them yourself from our website or the appropriate third party products or services provider’s website when available. To access, view and retain the notifications, disclosures, and/or documents available to you in electronic form, you must have Internet access, sufficient electronic storage capacity, an e-mail account with an Internet service provider e-mail software.
You agree and intend the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act to apply to (i) your consent to receive notifications, disclosures and/or documents in electronic form; (ii) the information you provide, and (iii) our and/or any third party providers’ ability to conduct business with you by electronic means.
By completing and submitting your information, you (i) agree to provide us with an accurate and complete e-mail address and other required information requested on this Site; (ii) confirm your consent to receive notifications, disclosures and/or documents from us and any third party provider in electronic format; (iii) affirmatively demonstrate your ability to access the notifications, disclosures and/or documents in electronic form; (iv) confirm that you have provided a current e-mail address at which electronic notifications, documents and/or disclosures can be sent to you; (v) acknowledge that you have read and reviewed the terms contained in this Electronic Disclosure section; and (vi) agree to the terms contained in this Electronic Disclosure section.
We and any third party provider, reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to discontinue electronic provision of notifications and/or documents. You will be provided with notice of any such termination or change as required by law.
To facilitate electronic commerce, to reduce the expense of records storage, and to obtain the benefits of faster access to records, you acknowledge and agree that all records may be stored electronically; and that neither we nor any third party provider will retain and have no obligation to retain any original or electronic documents for any period of time beyond the regulatory requirements. This applies to all notifications, disclosures and/or documentation. You further acknowledge and understand that all original and electronic notification, disclosures and/or documentation will be routinely destroyed, but not before the period of time designated by regulatory requirements. Records may be stored electronically via imaging, scanning, filming or other technology used for the storage of documentation via internal processes or third-party processors that we or any third party provider approve for these services. You agree that such storage shall be secure, and further agree that such records shall for all purposes be recognized and admissible in evidence or otherwise to prove the agreements, rights and obligations of the parties pursuant to any such records. We will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
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Your Opt-Out Rights
You may opt-out of receiving communications from us and or our third-party associates by not submitting your information. During registration and/or when you submit business and/or personally identifiable information to us at the website, you have opted-in to request that we share your business and/or personal information with third parties to receive marketing communications for the specific purposes of receiving offers that you have applied for on our websites. When contacted by any of these companies or third parties, you should notify them directly of your choices regarding their use and sharing of your information and to opt-out of receiving additional offers from them or any other third party with whom we have shared your information (see “The Way We Use Information” above). As noted, we use business and/or personal information to provide promotional offers through direct marketing, including without limitation e-mail, telephone, or SMS Messages Service to our website users. We may maintain separate e-mail lists for different purposes. If e-mail recipients wish to end their e-mail subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each e-mail message to unsubscribe from the particular list.
In addition, please note that if you subsequently sign up at one of our other websites for other product or service offerings, you will need to again address any information sharing preferences that you had previously established through this website.
Access to Business and/or Personally Identifiable Information
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For this reason, we never collect or maintain business and/or personal information at our website from those whom we know are under the age of 18 years old. In the event that information is inadvertently collected from children, it will not knowingly be used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside of our website. If we obtain actual knowledge that such information has been collected, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. The information and services provided by us or our affiliates, sponsors, and advertisers are not intended to be viewed by persons under 18 years old.
Use of Tracking Technologies
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows. Cookies record information about your online preferences and may be tied to your business and/or personally identifiable information such as your email address for these purposes. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to business and/or personally identifiable information.
Our websites and mobile sites also allow its partners and advertisers that are presenting advertisements on the AssureFunding.com Web Services to set their cookies, or apply web beacons or similar technologies, to your computer. We have no access or control of these third party tracking technologies. This information may be used to:
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email, SMS Messages or by means of a notice on our websites prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.