This privacy statement applies to www.spiwork.com and all SPIwork cobranded sites through web partners. The SPIwork site and our affiliate sites value your privacy and security when accessing the Internet.
We do not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis and for the specific reasons, which we will explain clearly to you in advance.
Personally identifiable information may be gathered for the purpose of a contest or sweepstakes registration, subscription and registration to an email newsletter, reception of user feedback, community postings (e.g., chat and bulletin boards), suggestions, voting/polling activities and transactional areas.
Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings.
We reserve the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners.
We will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties. Also, users should be aware that we might sometimes permit third parties to offer subscription and/or registration-based services through the www.spiwork.com site.
Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address, birth date) to our employees, this information, might be collected and correlated and used by our employees and may result in unsolicited messages from the employee(s) contacted. Such activities are beyond our control.
Users also should be aware that non-personal information and data might be automatically collected through the standard operation of our servers or through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a web site, advertiser or advertising service can use to recognize repeat users, facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising.
Cookies are not programs that come onto a user’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site.
Upon request, we will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, we will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests.
Also, upon a user’s request, SPIwork will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
The foregoing policies are effective as of January 1, 2014. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.