A. Information We Collect.
CCI collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit in various contexts including, but not limited to: (1) the registration or account creation process for the CCI Sites; (2) the registration process for sweepstakes, contests, and other online promotions offered on the CCI Sites; (3) your participation in online research surveys offered on the CCI Sites; (4) the process to report a problem with CCI Sites and resolving customer service activities (including via email and chat), and (5) in connection with content submissions, voting and polling activities. Such personally identifiable information may include, without limitation, name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.
When you visit the CCI Sites, our servers automatically collect information that describes how you use the CCI Sites (which pages you visit and how long you stay, plus the anonymous information automatically sent to us by your web browser, such as browser type, data that identifies the page you visited prior to and after your visit to an CCI Site, and your IP address). We also may determine what technology is available through your browser so we can serve you the most appropriate version of a page.
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer or network when you’re on the Internet. It’s usually associated with the place you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or your school. When you visit pages on an STM Site, our servers log your IP address. We collect IP addresses for a variety of internal purposes, such as system administration and to keep track of the number of visits to different pages on the CCI Sites.
B. How We Use the Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.
We use the personal information you give us about yourself to deliver information or content you request, to contact you about our programs, products, features, or services, or for other purposes explained at the time we collect the information. Personally identifiable information is used by CCI to, among other things: (1) verify access rights to premium content or other access-restricted services, including for purpose of supporting digital rights management software; (2) improve our services by providing personalized content, language and location customization, and/or personalized help and instructions; (3) provide information concerning compatibility and interoperability to you; (4) ask you to participate in surveys about products, services, news and events; (5) provide you with news, newsletters, updates, targeted advertising, promotions, sweepstakes and special offers; (6) better understand how the CCI Sites are used, including web traffic patterns and what types of content are most popular with users; and (7) in connection with content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and bulletin boards), and voting and polling activities. CCI does not sell, rent, lease or license your personally identifiable information to third parties for their commercial purposes.
We may share your personally identifiable information with companies that offer products and/or services under the Con brand name. CCI may also share your information with companies that offer products and/or services that are co-branded using CCI brand names. These companies are called co-branding participants.
C. How We Use the Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect.
Finally, you may request that your information be changed, corrected or deleted from our databases by writing CCI at: Con Communications, Inc, Customer Relations, 16209 Victory Blvd, Suite 207 Van Nuys, California 91406. Please Note: even if you opt out of receiving commercial communications from CCI, we reserve the right to send transactional or relationship communications to you (e.g., if we need to contact you regarding your account status, technical support, product information, changes to the subscriber agreement, and any other matter that might affect our service to you and/or our records on you and/or any products you purchased from us).
D. Policies for Individuals Under the Age of 13.
CCI does not knowingly collect or use any personally identifiable information submitted to the CCI Sites from individuals under the age of 13, except in order to respond on a one-time basis to a specific request for information. If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your child under the age of 13 has submitted his or her personally identifiable information without your permission or consent, upon notice from you, CCI will make reasonable efforts to remove the information. You may request that your child’s information be deleted from our databases by writing CCI at: Con Communications, Inc, Customer Relations, 16209 Victory Blvd, Suite 207 Van Nuys, California 91406, and be sure to include in your message the same User Name and/or e-mail address and password that your child submitted.
E. Links to Other Sites.
CCI may from time to time offer links to other sites from sites within the CCI domain. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to our sites. We do not endorse or sponsor other web sites, are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites. CCI expressly disclaims any and all statements or assertions made on such web sites, and deny all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites. You may arrive at one of these sites through clicking on a banner advertisement, as part of a co-branding arrangement, or simply by selecting a link on an CCI Site. These sites might issue their own cookies or collect data or personally identifiable information.
F. CCI Security Policy.
CCI is aware of your privacy concerns and strives to collect only as much data as is required to make your Internet and/or product use experience as efficient and satisfying as possible, in the most unobtrusive manner as possible. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that whatever information you provide will be maintained in a secure environment.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our products or services, and you provide such information at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
G. Consent to Processing in the United States.
H. Notification of Changes
CCI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, discontinue, enhance, add or remove any portion of the CCI Sites, or any provision of the Site Agreement, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes to the Site Agreement will be effective when posted. Without obligation to do so, CCI may also notify you of such changes through messaging on the CCI Sites. You nevertheless agree to periodically review the copies of the Site Agreement posted on the CCI Sites so that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the CCI Sites in any way after any changes to the Site Agreement or the CCI Sites are made or posted will be considered acceptance of those changes and will constitute your agreement to be bound thereby.
J. Your California Privacy Rights.
California residents are entitled once a year to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2008 will receive information about 2007 sharing activities). To make such a disclosure request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us at Con Communications, Inc. Customer Relations, 16209 Victory Blvd, Suite 207, Van Nuys, California 91406. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per user each year, and we are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through as set forth herein. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the Shine the Light disclosure requirements and only the required information will be included in our response.