How We Collect and Use Information
Information you provide us directly:
We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, birthdate, address, phone number and e-mail address when you register for a FixingsFactory account, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the Site, and may collect information you provide. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will not be published publicly.
Information we may receive from third parties:
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or Site through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” adding the FixingsFactory application, linking your account to the FixingsFactory Site, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its Site to FixingsFactory. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that Site, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that Site. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those colleagues, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our Site as well as provide you with updates if and when your colleagues join FixingsFactory. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and Sites before linking or connecting them to the FixingsFactory Site. You may also unlink your third party account from the Site by adjusting your settings on the third party Site.
Inviting colleagues to FixingsFactory:
FixingsFactory may, in its sole discretion, develop a feature that allows you to invite third parties to the Site. If you choose to use our invitation Site to invite a third party to the Site through our “Invite friends” feature, you may directly choose a friend to invite through your mobile device’s native contact list – but we do not require that you import your contacts list to the Site, and we do not retain the information contained in your contacts list. You understand that by inviting a friend to FixingsFactory through the “Invite friends” feature, you are directly sending a text or email from your personal accounts and that we are not storing your contact list. In addition, you understand and agree that normal carrier charges apply to communications sent from you phone. Since this invitation is coming directly from your email or phone, we do not have access to or control this communication.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and Sites, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Site. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the Site. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log file information:
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the Site. When you use our Site, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Site, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information:
When you use the Site, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Site.
When you access the Site by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by FixingsFactory. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the Site. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Site. Some features of the Site may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the Site by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the Site. Some features of the Site, particularly location-based Sites, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Commercial and marketing communications:
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you email containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you Site-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Site, technical and security notices).
Use of certain Site type information we collect about you:
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside FixingsFactory and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
What happens in the event of a change of control?
We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, Sites, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Site may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.
Instances where we are required to share your information:
Sharing certain Site type information we collect about you:
We may share certain Site type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
Ads on FixingsFactory:
Please note that an advertiser may ask FixingsFactory to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, FixingsFactory or our Partners determines the target audience and FixingsFactory serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, FixingsFactory may embed code from third parties on the Site. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Howcast, VideoJug, AOL, and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways FixingsFactory does not control.
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Storage and Processing:
Keeping your information safe:
FixingsFactory cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Site. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from FixingsFactory, at all times. However, FixingsFactory cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to FixingsFactory or guarantee that information on the Site may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and Sites that you add to the FixingsFactory Site, such as social networks. FixingsFactory is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of information:
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, FixingsFactory will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Your Choices about Your Information
You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by logging in to your account and changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by modifying your preferences.
We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of Site-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Site, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at [email protected]
Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents FixingsFactory or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Site, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Site. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at [email protected]
How long we keep your private profile information:
Following termination of your User account, FixingsFactory may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the Site may not be removable.
FixingsFactory does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Site and its content are not directed at persons under the age of 18. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under 18, please contact us at [email protected]
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