Information Collection, Use, and Dissemination practices
This policy applies to ShweHub's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by ShweHub on its, (a) websites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Websites"), (b) on various third party websites, and (c) other information collection, including the purchase of customer lists from third parties, or the use of customer lists from third parties. ShweHub is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications.
1. Collection of Information
1.1. User Direct Information
Each time you provide information to register your information, take advantage of a promotional offer, send us an email, or otherwise transmit information via the site, ShweHub may obtain and collect personally identifiable information provided by you, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number. You may also provide us with information that, when combined with personally identifiable information, provides us with a better idea of who you are, including but not limited to your gender, birthday, marital status, and education level (collectively referred to as "personal information"). If you choose to access our website, use our services or purchase our products, we may require you to provide personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the site. You are not obligated to provide us with any information which you do not wish to share.
1.2. Registration Information
ShweHub collects information from you when you voluntarily complete a ShweHub registration page, order form, or survey either online by using the internet, offline by providing this information through the mail, in person or using a telephone. This information may be collected by registration pages, order forms, or surveys operated by third parties. This method of collection is collectively known as a "Registration." ShweHub may also collect such information concerning you from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this website. Completing the Registration is completely voluntary, and you are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to ShweHub or a third party, but you may receive incentives from ShweHub or a third party in exchange for providing such information.
1.3. Third Party List Information
ShweHub may collect information from you when you provide information to a third party and ShweHub subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the third party. Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, street address, zip/postal code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the third party. When acquiring this information, ShweHub seeks assurances from the third party that it has a right to transfer the information to ShweHub and that the third party has a right to provide offers from advertisers to you included on the third party list.
1.4. Other Methods of Collecting Personal Information
Other occasions when ShweHub obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by ShweHub or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through ShweHub's customer service, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a ShweHub service or newsletter.
1.5. Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology
ShweHub currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about you with information about you in its database. Additionally, ShweHub may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future.
(b) Web Beacons
A web beacon is a programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer your unique user identification to a database and associate you with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows ShweHub to track certain websites you visit. Web beacons are used to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes to determine products or services you may be interested in.
(c) IP Addresses
ShweHub automatically tracks certain information based upon your behavior on the site. We may use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. Your Internet Protocol ("IP") is a unique Internet "address" which is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). For local area network ("LAN"), DSL, or cable modem users, an IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. IP addresses are automatically logged by Web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Finally, other websites you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages.
(d) Computer Profiles
(e) New Technology
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly developing. As a result, ShweHub strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of new technology.
1.6. No Information Collected from Users under 13 Years of Age
ShweHub requires its registrants be 13 years of age or above. ShweHub will never knowingly collect any personal information about users under the age of 13. If ShweHub obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, ShweHub has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties.
2. Use of Individual Information
The following section describes how ShweHub uses personal information. The uses described in these sections may change at any time. ShweHub may also broaden its use of your personal information. ShweHub may also use your personal information to provide commercial promotional offers to individuals or entities through, among other things, email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, banner advertising and package stuffers.
2.1. Discretion to Use Information
The personal information collected on this site and by third parties will be used to operate the site and to provide the services or products or carry out the transactions you have requested or authorized. ShweHub may change or broaden its use of your personal information at any time. ShweHub may use your personal information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, and other possible uses.
ShweHub MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.
ShweHub uses your personal information to provide promotional offers by email to you. ShweHub may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. To unsubscribe from all ShweHub's email lists, you must submit your email address at Unsubscribe. Such an unsubscribe request will permanently delete your email from all lists used by ShweHub. Because ShweHub only sends emails when you have agreed to receive emails from ShweHub or you have agreed to receive emails from third parties, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to email messages sent by ShweHub.
2.3. Profiling and Target Advertising
ShweHub uses your information to make and improve profiles of you and to track your online browsing habits and determine which areas of ShweHub's websites are most frequently visited. This information helps ShweHub to better understand your interests so that it can target advertising and promotions to you. ShweHub may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.4. Storage of Personal Information
ShweHub stores your information in a database on ShweHub's servers. Our servers have security measures (provided by our hosting company) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under ShweHub's control. Notwithstanding such measures, ShweHub cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent ShweHub computers from being illegally accessed, and your information from being stolen or altered.
3. Use of Personal Information
3.1. Sale or Transfer to Third Parties
ShweHub MAY SELL OR TRANSFER YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE IN ShweHub'S SOLE DISCRETION. ShweHub uses your personal information in the following 3 ways:
1. Customer Service;
2. Marketing; and
3. Complying with the law.
3.2. Customer Service
ShweHub will use your personal information to respond to you, to process, validate and verify requests, to fulfill any of your requests and to tailor your experience on our websites.
ShweHub will use your personal information for any marketing and survey purpose on behalf of ShweHub and its affiliates and subsidiaries to send information to you about additional goods or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, ShweHub will disclose your personal information to third party agents and independent contractors to help us conduct our marketing and survey efforts and to share with other companies in connection with marketing efforts including but not limited to direct marketing. You may have no relationship with these other companies.
3.4. Complying with Legal Process
ShweHub will use or disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, warrants, or legal process, or to otherwise establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or in the event you violate or breach an agreement with ShweHub. ShweHub will use and disclose your personal information if we believe you will harm the property or rights of ShweHub, its owners, or those of ShweHub's other customers. Finally, we will use or disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of ShweHub's acceptable use policy, or as otherwise required by law when responding to subpoenas, court orders and other legal processes.
3.5. Order Fulfillment
ShweHub will transfer your personal information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that you order from such third party while using ShweHub's websites or when responding to offers provided by ShweHub.
3.6. Data Summary
ShweHub may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties
4.1. Advertiser cookies and web beacons
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the websites and on the internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. ShweHub does not control the use of such technology and ShweHub has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit
The websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. ShweHub is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. ShweHub does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
5. Unsubscribe Procedures
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from ShweHub, you may:
(a) Unsubscribe from one email list.
To unsubscribe from a particular list, you may follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by ShweHub.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of ShweHub's email lists.
You may submit your email address at Unsubscribe.