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Privacy Policy For IDTheft.com

OVERVIEW

IDTheft is committed to protecting the privacy of our users' personal information. The purpose of this policy is to inform you of IDTheft's information practices related to the personal information that you provided to us when using our services or our Site ('Your Information'), including:

  • Collection and Use of Your Information
  • Sharing Your Information
  • Communications From IDTheft
  • The Security of Your Information
  • Changes to Our Privacy Policy

 

Please remember that this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control or to people that we do not employ or manage. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that you accessed through our Site that collects information about you. Our privacy policy applies solely to information we collected as a result of your use of our Site.

 

COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We collect Your Information at various points when you use our Site. We use the data that we collect to tailor your experience on the Site, showing content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences. Please note that IDTHEFT DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN INFORMATION ON THE SITE FROM THOSE UNDER AGE 13, AND NO PART OF THE SITE IS INTENDED FOR USE BY THOSE UNDER AGE 13. OUR SITE IS PRIMARILY DESIGNED FOR USE BY THOSE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD.

1. When You "Surf" the Site

Log Files

Like most standard website servers, we use and maintain the information that we obtain from your browser on our server logs. This information can include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider ("ISP"), and other data. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may associate this information with your Personal Information to resolve technical issues and support security for our users.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored in a browser-related file on your computer's hard drive when you use the Site. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and are read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Our primary use of cookies is to improve your experience on our Site. For example, storing a cookie on your computer may allow you to login without retyping the entire registered e-mail address or registration number and password. We also use cookies to deliver information and fresh content specific to your interests. If you do not want these cookies stored on your computer you can reject cookies by modifying your browser setting accordingly (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). Please also note that certain types of emails available through the Site may automatically log you into the Site and/or set new cookies when you click on the links in the emails and that you may need to manually remove such cookies if you do not want them to be set on your computer. See section titled "Third Party Ad Servers" below for additional information about cookies.

Web Beacons

A web beacon (also known as a clear gif) is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is placed on a web page or within an email. It is similar in function to a cookie, and is used to collect a limited set of information, such as a cookie number, time and date of page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. IDTheft and its third party advertisers may use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them. This information helps us better manage content on the Site by informing us what content is effective. In addition, we may use web beacons in our promotional e-mail messages to count how many messages and which emails have been opened and acted upon. This use allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and our marketing campaigns. IDTheft associates web beacons to individual user personal information for internal purposes only, in an effort to understand our users' individual preferences with our email products.



2. When You Purchase a Product or Service From IDTheft

If you choose to purchase an IDTheft product or service, you will be required to provide us with certain contact information, including your name, e-mail address and billing address. We also require other information necessary to process your payment (such as a credit card number and expiration date). We may use the information that you provide to us to bill you for products and services you request, or to notify you of additional products and services we may offer. When you purchase products or services on our Site you are consenting to our delivery of this information to our service providers, which may include banks and credit card companies that we use to process the transaction. For more information please see the section below regarding "Service Providers".

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

1. Confidentiality

IDTheft only shares Your Information with others when we have your permission, or under the types of circumstances described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, we limit access to Your Information to only those employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or to do their jobs.

2. Third Party Offers

We may allow other companies to offer you products and services, including offers through our Site, co-branded pages hosted by the Third Party or via email. Whether or not you decide to participate in such an offer is up to you. If you purchase a product or service on a co-branded page, or via a third party offer on our Site, that requires you to submit financial and personal information, you are also consenting to our delivery of this information to that party. The offer will notify you if any financial or personally identifiable information will be shared. Such third party will be authorized to use this information in keeping with our contractual relationship with them and in accordance with their own privacy policy and information practices. We do not control these third parties and you agree that IDTheft is not liable for their acts, or any failure to act on their part.

3. Third Party Advertising

The advertisements that appear on our Site are generally delivered through internal software operated by IDTheft. As noted above, we may use Your Information to provide you with advertisements that are targeted to your specific needs and interests. These advertisements may link directly to third party websites. IDTheft has no control over the content or privacy policies of such sites, and therefore we encourage you to review such content and policies prior to submitting any personal information to them. We do share certain aggregate information, such as demographic information and the number of times that our users have viewed an advertisement, with our third party advertisers. This information is not linked with any personally identifiable information, and we do not provide any such information to third party advertisers.

IDTheft may use aggregated, statistical information to describe our user profile and to establish advertising and other business relationships with third parties. IDTheft may serve you with targeted advertisements based on your personal and/or profile information, but IDTheft does not provide any of this personal and/or profile information to an advertiser or any third party with the exception of those uses expressly disclosed in this policy. However, if you click or view an ad on our site then you consent to the likelihood that the advertiser will assume that you meet the targeting criteria, if any, used to display such ad, and as described above, you will be subject to the advertiser's privacy policy and information collection practices (if any).

4. Third Party Ad Servers

Most of the online banner advertisements you see on the IDTheft Site are delivered by IDTheft. IDTheft does allow other companies, called third party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on the IDTheft Site. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer. Doing this allows them to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. IDTheft does not have access to or control over the cookies that may be placed by these parties on your computer, and has no control over these parties' privacy policies or information collection practices (if any).

5. Service Providers

We may sometimes use a third party to provide specific services on our behalf, including sending e-mails to our users and customers, processing transactions between IDTheft and its customers, or providing some or all of the service or product purchased. In these cases, we may provide certain personal information, such as your name and e-mail address and other financial information necessary for the service to be provided. However, these third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are prohibited from retaining, sharing, storing or using this information for any other purposes.

6. Business Transitions

In the event that IDTheft goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition, liquidation or sale of all or a portion of its assets, our users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.


7. Legal Disclosure

We may disclose Your Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law, comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on IDTheft or its Site, protect and defend the rights or property of IDTheft, or investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms and Conditions.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM IDTHEFT

It is our policy to send you only the types of e-mail that you elect to receive or we are obligated to send to provide services you have purchased, in addition to our customary business communications (e.g., e-mail address confirmation, new product offerings, administrative messages, other offline communications, etc.). With the exception of e-mails sent to you as required by us to provide to you the services you have purchased, you generally will be given the opportunity to "opt out" of receiving further similar e-mail communications.


THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We have instituted physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to store and maintain Your Information in a secure environment. However, while we have implemented safeguards, you should be aware that Internet security technology rapidly changes. We cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ today can fully protect Your Information from threats created by tomorrow's technology. You also should be aware that despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of Your Information. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee that your information will be secure under all circumstances.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

IDTheft may update this policy from time to time as our information practices are modified or changed. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

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