"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually accept or prevent cookies from being placed on your hard drive by configuring your browser appropriately. Our use of 'cookie' is very limited and is used mainly to identify unique browsers that visit us and to track usage throughout our site. Additionally, each time you visit our site, our server automatically collects information about which pages are visited and the domain name of visitors for purposes of research and analysis. All of this information is used for internal review, to improve the effectiveness of our website and for traffic audits. However, such information is always used only for our own analysis and is never shared with or sold to third parties. For more information regarding cookies, including how to disable cookies or properly configure your browser for such purpose, please visit www.cookiecentral.com.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
Our site never collects personal information about you without your express knowledge (or as otherwise described below). The information that we collect is generally limited to the personal information that you provide as a part of your registration and/or Customer Support contact, when you make a purchase at or through the Website or seek assistance through our Contact Us form. The personal information that may be collected during registration and/or contacting us includes, but is not limited to: 1) your full name, date of birth, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number ("Personal Information"). You will also be asked to create a password to be used by you in order to access your account. In order to make your purchase or sign-up process effective at or through the Website, we may also collect your credit card information directly, or authorise a third party responsible for the transaction, on our behalf. In cases where you supply us with Personal Information, at our discretion, we may verify such information at any time through a personal telephone call. In addition, like most standard website servers, we use various website analysis tools to track anonymous user information including, but not limited to, Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider ("ISP"), referring/landing/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of visits, new/recurring visits etc. This information is tracked in order to analyze trends, track users' movements in the aggregate and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The information tracked via these methods are not linked to personally identifiable individuals.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION:
The Personal Information that you supply to us belongs to you. However, by submitting your personal information to Skills2Succeed you grant us the right to use your Personal Information for any legal purpose including, without limitation: a) providing promotional offers to you via email, newsletter and/or banner advertising; b) transferring the Personal Information that you provided
to a third party, when necessary, to receive a product, service, or information that you may have requested from such third party while using the Website; c) sharing such information with third parties for marketing purposes, as described herein below; d) tracking compliance with our Terms and Conditions; and e) for validation, suppression, content improvement and feedback purposes.
Credit card information supplied by you is not shared with anyone other than any third party that may be responsible for effecting the transaction on our website.
SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION.
By submitting your information to the Website, you grant us the right to use that information (other than credit card-specific information) for marketing purposes, and agree to receive direct mail, email and other forms of marketing messages from us and/or any of our third-party marketing partners. We may, from time to time, disclose the information that you provide to us to third parties in order to provide you with information about relevant products and services. If you do not wish to receive any e-mail or other correspondence related to Skills2Succeed or their promotions, simply send us an opt-out note, and we will take your name off such promotional and correspondence list. To the extent that we, or our authorised transaction agent, collect your credit card-specific information, we, or our authorised agent, will use the information only to process and complete any transaction that you request. Your credit card information will be encrypted and protected with SSL encryption. In addition, by submitting your credit card information to us and/or to our authorised agent, you authorize us and/or our authorised agent, to periodically verify that your credit card account continues to be a valid and active one by charging, and thereafter immediately crediting, a small sum to the card. Such verification may be conducted by our authorised third-party and, in that case, your specific credit card information is shared with this third-party for verification purposes. Apart from the aforementioned uses, we will not share your credit card information with any third-parties (other than consumer credit agencies) without your prior informed consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to share with third-parties the fact that we have credit card information on file for specific users, but we will not share your specific credit card information with third-parties without your prior informed consent. By submitting your e-mail address at the Website, you agree to receive e-mail marketing from us and our third-party advertisers. We may sell our user information and/or join together with other businesses to bring selected opportunities to our users. In addition, you agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of various telemarketing rules as locally applicable in your area. Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission's Do-Not-Call List, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the provisions of the local and/or demographic jurisdictions. Moreover, by registering with, or requesting information from, a third-party advertiser at or through our Website, such action shall constitute a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application with the respective third party advertiser for purposes of the local jurisdiction and you may be contacted via e-mail, direct mail and/or telemarketing by such third-party advertiser in accordance with the provisions of your local and/or demographic jurisdiction.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES:
Skills2Succeed may be required to disclose personal information in some instances, such as: (1) when such release is required by law and/or where we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, and/or subpoena; (2) to enforce or apply terms of any of our member agreements; or (3) in the event that we believe that the Website is being, or has been, used in violation of our Terms and Conditions and/or to commit unlawful acts.
All collected information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. Access to this information is strictly limited, and the information is not accessible to the public. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all Skills2Succeed member information. When our purchase process asks users to enter sensitive information, such as credit card-specific information, and when we, or our authorised agent, store and transmit such sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. In addition, to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we use appropriate industry standard procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, such as firewall, encryption, token authentication, application proxies, monitoring technology, and adaptive analysis of network traffic, to track abuse of our network and its data. Please be advised that, although we take every reasonable technological precaution available to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In compliance with applicable federal and provincial laws, we shall notify you and any applicable regulatory agencies in the event that there has been an information security breach. You will be notified via e-mail in the event of such a breach. Please be advised that notice may be delayed in order to address the needs of law enforcement, determination of the scope of network damage, and to engage in remedial measures.
We may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. In order to end your email subscription to a particular list, you must follow the instructions for unsubscribing contained in any email correspondence that you receive from Skills2Succeed. Unsubscribing from one list will not automatically unsubscribe you from all email lists. To opt-out from the receipt of all e-mail correspondence (other than account-related communications); please send an email with the subject "Unsubscribe" to email@example.com.
Visitors under 18 years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit Personal Information at the Website and/or register for or make purchases at or through the Website. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from individuals under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children. We may offer some of our goods and services that are targeted for the use and benefit of minors. But to participate and take advantage of purchasing such goods and services, an adult over the age of 18 must represent such minors in the process of signing up and paying for the purchase.
If you have any questions or comments about your privacy and Skills2Succeed, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 27, 2009