1. Information Collected
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
Voluntary Registration Information
In order to fully access this Site, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include, but may not be limited to, your name, address, and email address, patent protection details.
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.
Ultimately, the personal information you provide to the Site is at your discretion and under your control. Any Personal Information that you provide, we collect.
Voluntary Information for Services and Features
We may collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) making promissory orders, ii) participating in our forum, iii) commenting on postings, and others. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. We may employ the services of a third party to process any financial transactions. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with their policies and use guidelines.
2. Why Do We Collect Personal Information?
Our concern is to provide a forum for the safe and efficient exchange of information and online transaction as facilitated by the Site. In order to facilitate this service, we may use the Personal Information for the following:
- facilitate the transaction;
- provide the services provided by the Site;
- to operate, maintain and manage the Site;
- to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations to third parties with respect to your Personal Information; and
- to customize and evaluate our services and the Application to you;
- to provide demographic information about users to users.
By providing Personal Information on the Site, you agree and consent that we may collect, use and disclose your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy. In addition, where appropriate, specific authorizations or consents may be obtained from time to time.
In most cases and subject to legal and contractual restrictions, you are free to refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. It should be noted that the Site can only be used if you provide Personal Information. Consequently, if you choose not to provide us with any required Personal Information, we can not continue to allow you to use and/or have access to the Application.
You may choose to invite friends to join the Site by sending invitation emails via our invite feature. 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, confirm promissory orders and also to send reminders of the invitations. 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated to request removal of their information from our database by e-mailing email@example.com.
5. How We Use Your Information
2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of the Site unless required to do so by law. Further, 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
We may use your personal information for target advertising toward you.
We may disclose your Personal Information to any individual or organization in the following circumstances:
- to third parties who are our advisors or service providers;
- banking partners and/or financial institutions to facilitate the transaction;
- to third parties who are, or may be involved in maintaining, reviewing and developing our business systems, procedures and infrastructure including testing or upgrading our systems and/or the Site;
- to third parties in offering joint services to you;
- to third parties in assisting us monitor the integrity of the Site; and
- to third parties when required by applicable law.
Where we disclose Personal Information to third parties that perform services on our behalf, we will require those third parties to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.
We may transfer personally identifiable information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control.
2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
6. How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
7. Third Party Advertising
Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to you by 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.
8. Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.
9. Email Choice/Opt-out
If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications, you may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing your “email notification” settings in your “account settings.”
10. Children's Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
11. Protection of Personal Information
We endeavour to maintain appropriate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to the storage of Personal Information so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of Personal Information. 2 C's Linking Ventures Incorporated uses a password-protected system that is backed-up frequently.
12. Disclaimer to Security
13. Resolving Your Privacy Concerns
In the event of questions about: (i) access to your Personal Information; (ii) our collection, use, management or disclosure of Personal Information; or (iii) this Policy; please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.