What types of user information do we collect?
Information which you give us
We receive and may indefinitely store any information which you post to the Service or provide to LIRC in any other way. For example, we collect information provided when you register with us, modify your account, upload User Material, contact us by telephone or email, etc. This information may include, but is not limited to, your full legal name and physical address, full legal name of your company (if applicable), and a valid contact email address, telephone number and credit card number.
Information which is automatically collected
We receive and may indefinitely store certain types of information automatically whenever you interact with the Service. For example, we use electronic "cookies" like many other internet-based companies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers which are automatically transferred to your computer's hard drive when you use the Service, and may store certain types of personally identifiable information between visits. We may also adopt newer technologies (including for example, but without limitation, HTML 5 local storage, “flash cookies” and “web beacons”) from time to time.
Note Regarding Children’s Privacy
We are committed to protecting children's privacy on the Internet, and comply fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly allow individuals under the age of thirteen (13) to use or otherwise access the Service, and we require that individuals under the age of eighteen (18) to have the permission of a parent or legal guardian in order to do so. If a minor under the age of thirteen (13) has provided us with personally identifiable information, or if a minor under the age of eighteen (18) has done so without the required consent, we ask that a parent or legal guardian contact our user services at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will investigate, and delete this information from our files if we determine the complaint to be well-founded.
Under what circumstances does LIRC share information it receives?
We may share information collected through the Service, including personally identifiable information, with our affiliates ("LIRC Affiliates"), as we determine necessary or appropriate from time to time in our sole business judgment (see e.g. “Third Party Hosting, Serving, Storage and Other Services” immediately below), including without limitation in order to improve the Services offered to our users.
Third Party Individuals and Organizations
Except as you may authorize from time to time through your use of the Service, or as we believe may be reasonably necessary in providing the Service (see e.g. “Third Party Hosting, Serving, Storage and Other Services” immediately below) and/or to comply with your Service instructions, LIRC and LIRC Affiliates will not disclose or share your personally identifiable information with third parties, whether by way of sale, license or otherwise.
THIRD PARTY HOSTING, SERVING, STORAGE, AND OTHER SERVICES
LIRC MAY contract with third party SUPPLIERS/VENDORS FROM TIME TO TIME, to provide FOR LIRC’s hosting, SERVING, storage, FINANCIAL CLEARING AND OTHER needs, ETC., INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF OUR USERS’ PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. LIRC SHALL NOT BE responsible or liable, and hereby disclaims all responsibility and liability, for culpable (including without limitation negligent) acts or omissions by its third party suppliers/vendors.
We may use our users’ personally identifiable information as raw source data, either standing alone or in combination with other aggregate/anonymous and/or personally identifiable information available from other sources, to compile and derive various aggregate/anonymous statistics (“Aggregate Information”). Such Aggregate Information does not include or disclose the personally identifiable information of any user. You understand and agree that we may use the Aggregate Information for any legal purpose, which includes but is not limited to promotional efforts, site usage analysis, and improvement of our Service offerings, as well as disclosure, sharing, licensing and/or sale of the Aggregate Information to third party individuals and/or organizations, etc.
Protection of Our Business and of Others
If some or all of our business assets involving the Service were ever sold or otherwise transferred, we generally would transfer any corresponding information regarding its prior and current users, including personally identifiable information, in addition to retaining copies of the information so transferred.
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology when needed and practicable to protect the integrity and security of our users’ personally identifiable information and other information as it is transmitted to us (and as the Service further transmits it to third party APIs). SSL technology is the industry standard protocol for secure online transactions.
Links to Other Websites
While using the Service, you may be linked or referred to other websites over which we have no control, and for which we bear no responsibility. For example, if you "click" on banner advertisements, buttons or other links, you may be transferred to other Internet properties which are not owned or controlled by LIRC. These other Internet locations may collect and maintain their own information (whether through cookies or otherwise) regarding their visitors, including personally identifiable information, in accordance with their own policies. Please exercise appropriate caution in all such interactions.
Revised November 8, 2013.