Commerce Networks Privacy Statement
Updated: May 14, 2004
Information about Privacy on Commerce-Networks.net
Commerce Networks is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to Commerce-Networks.net; it does not apply to other online or offline Commerce Networks sites, products or services. Please read the complete Commerce-Networks.net privacy statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, signing up for an event or notification, or when purchasing and/or registering Commerce Networks products. Personal information collected by Commerce-Networks.net often is limited to name, phone number or e-mail address, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as making an online payment , we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card number.
collects certain information about your computer hardware and software.
This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating
system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Commerce-Networks.net.
Commerce-Networks.net also collects information about which pages our customers visit within Commerce-Networks.net. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.
Commerce-Networks.net uses Commerce Security as its registration and authentication service. When you sign in to this site using Commerce Security, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address and a password to sign you in.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training or software, that you request or purchase.
To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from Commerce Networks, if you so request.
To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.
We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of Commerce-Networks.net, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Commerce Networks may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Commerce Networks or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Commerce Networks and its family of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Commerce Networks employees, users of Commerce Networks products or services, or members of the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Commerce Networks or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Security of your Personal Information
Commerce-Networks.net is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
Commerce-Networks.net is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a Commerce-Networks.net Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on Commerce-Networks.net; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about Commerce-Networks.net Web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
If you choose to not have your
browser accept cookies from the Commerce-Networks.net Web site, you will
be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Changes to this Statement
Commerce-Networks.net will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, Commerce-Networks.net will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.
Commerce Networks welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail, or postal mail.
P.O. Box 592
Auburn, AL 36831-0592, U.S.A.