Our Site contains links to other Web sites over which we have no control. AzFCA is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from this Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on the Site, and does not apply to information AzFCA collects in any other fashion.
In some areas of the Site, AzFCA may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number credit card number, social security number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible (For example, such information may be collected for the purpose completing an order for items in our online store). In other areas, AzFCA collects or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.
AzFCA may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving e-mail or other communications about particular products or services.
Site Usage Information
We also may gather information about your use of the Site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by AzFCA. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
HOW INFORMATION MAY BE COLLECTED
You may be asked first to complete a registration form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Site may choose to offer.
Newsletters and Site emails
We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about the Site, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about our business partners and advertisers and sponsors. You may receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership for which you have registered on the Site. You may cancel your free e-mail subscription by following the instructions provided on the Site or, in some instances, in the designated area of certain newsletters or e-mails.
Contests or Promotions
Surveys or Voting
From time-to-time we may request personally identifiable information from you via surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a survey.
IP Addresses, Click-stream Data, and Web Beacons:AzFCA may log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our sponsors. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. Our computers identify your computer by its IP address. When you request Web pages from the Site, our computers log your IP address.
Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Site. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Site, what type of content is most popular, and what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising.
The Site may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information at AzFCA; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
The information you provide to us may be used to:
- Contact you about the Site;
- Contact you relating to you your membership status;
- Confirm or fulfill an order you have made;
- Monitor or improve the use of the Site;
- Customize the advertising and content you see;
- Monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Site;
- Provide special offers from LETS, respective -affiliates, subsidiaries and other third parties;
- Send you promotional material on behalf of our partners;
- Inform you of a prize you have won.
WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the Site, except as set forth in the following subparagraphs.
We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
We may send offers to you on behalf of other partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may opt out in the e-mail or change your preferences.
We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of AzFCA or its affiliated members; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public. Business Transfers: We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of AzFCA, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets.
In the event AzFCA becomes the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, AzFCA or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court.
Partnerships, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates: AzFCA may also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to the Site with its clients, strategic partners and each of their subsidiaries so that they may understand the kinds of visitors using the Site.
CHAT ROOMS, FORUMS & MESSAGE BOARDS
The Site may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas but you may choose to do so. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. AzFCA cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum, or message board. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.