Your privacy is important to us. This policy explains our information practices, defines your privacy options and describes how your information is collected and used by us, WINTHROP INTELLIGENCE, LLC (”WI”).
This policy covers the websites at http://winthropintelligence.com and http://winad-hq.com (the “WI Website”). The WI Website is owned and operated by WI, a limited liability company organized under the laws of Delaware. Should you have privacy questions or concerns, please call us at (800) 218-2280, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to us at the following address: 3125 Poplar Wood Court, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-1020.
By using visiting the WI Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in the manner described in this policy. WI shall have right at any time and without prior notice, at its sole discretion, to revise this policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you at this WI Website, by email, by means of a notice the next time you log in to the WI Website, or by means of a notice on the WI Website homepage. Such revisions and additions shall be effective immediately upon notice. You are responsible for reviewing the WI Website periodically for any modification to this policy. Any access or use of the WI Website by you after notice of modifications to this policy shall constitute and be deemed to be your agreement to such modifications.
The Information We Collect
This policy applies to all information collected on the WI Website and any information you provide to WI. You will most likely provide us personal information to us when you register as a user of WI Website, participate in certain WI promotions or enter certain WI sponsored customer surveys or contests. The personal information we may collect includes: password, user name, address, email address and phone number.
Blogs, Chatrooms and product reviews
The WI Website may include blogs, chatrooms, product reviews, or other message areas that allow users to post information to the WI Website. When you post messages, other site visitors can also view them. We urge you to exercise caution when providing personally identifiable financial or other information in the chatrooms, bulletin boards, product reviews or other message areas. Remember that any information you disclose in these areas becomes public information.
Our Collection of Your Data
In addition to the personal information you supply, we collect certain information to evaluate how visitors, guests, and customers use the WI Website. We collect data to make the WI Website work better for you in the following ways: to improve the design of the WI Website, to provide personalization on the WI Website, and to evaluate the performance of our marketing programs. The technologies we use to gather this non-personal information may include “IP” addresses, “cookies”, “clear gifs”, browser detection, and “weblogs”.
How we use information
Our primary goal in collecting your information is to provide you with a personalized, relevant, and positive experience with the WI Website. WI will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to others except as set forth in this policy.
You can register on the WI Website to receive promotions and updates, or to be contacted for market research purposes. You can control your privacy preferences regarding such marketing communications (see the section below entitled “Your Privacy Preferences”).
From time to time, you may be invited to participate in optional customer surveys or contests, and WI may request that you provide some or all of the above listed personal information in those surveys or contests. We use information collected through contests to contact winners and award prizes. We use information collected from surveys to learn about our customers in order to improve our services and develop new products and services of interest to our customers.
WI may use “IP” addresses, “cookies”, “clear gifs”, browser detection, and “weblogs” to provide a better experience on our website and to give us useful business information.
IP addresses define the Internet location of computers and help us better understand the geographic distribution of our visitors and customers and manage the performance of the WI Website. Cookies are tiny files placed onto the hard drive of your computer when you visit the WI Website, so we can immediately recognize you when you return to the WI Website and deliver content specific to your interests. You may modify your browser preferences to accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies. Please consult your browser instructions for information on how to modify your choices about cookies. If you modify your browser preferences, certain features of the WI Website may not be available to you.
We may also use a technology called clear gifs. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with unique identifiers that are used to track emails and online movements, helping us understand what marketing campaigns and content are effective. We may detect the type of web browser you are using to optimize the performance of the WI Website and to understand the mix of browsers used by our visitors, guests, and customers. To learn about how people use our site, we examine weblogs, which show the paths people take through the WI Website and how long they spend in certain areas.
WI may contract with unaffiliated third parties to provide services, such as software for features on the WI Website, customer communications, sweepstakes and prize fulfillment, analyzing and evaluating the information we collect, and other services. When we do this, we may provide your personally identifiable information to third parties only to provide those services, and they are not authorized to use your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Access to your data is limited to authorized WI staff or approved vendors. Although total security does not exist on the Internet, WI shall make commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard the information that you submit to WI.
Use of the WI Website by Children
The Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 13.
Your Privacy Preferences
When you sign up as a registered user of the WI Website you may begin receiving marketing communications such as e-mail newsletters, product and service updates, promotions, and contests. Our customers generally find this type of information useful. If you do not want to receive these updates, you must “opt-out” by unchecking the “Add me to the mailing list” box on the registration page, or should you choose to opt-out after registering, you can use any of the following three methods: select the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email and follow the opt-out instructions; go to your “My Account” tab, select the “Profile” tab, select “Edit”, de-select the appropriate box and click “Save”; or send an email to email@example.com.
How to Access or Correct Your Information
You can access and maintain your personally identifiable information on your “My Account” page. To protect your privacy and security, we require a user ID and password to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. It is also possible that WI would sell all or substantially all of its assets and business. In any transaction of this kind, customer information, including your personally identifiable information, may be among the assets that are transferred. If we decide to so transfer your personally identifiable information, you will be notified by an email sent to the last know email address in our files and/or by notice posted on the WI Website.
The WI Website may contain links to other websites. WI is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. Some linked sites may be co-branded with our trademarks and those of our business partners. They may have the look and feel of the WI Website, but the URL in your browser window will indicate that you are visiting a different site. This policy only applies to information collected by WI.