Last Updated: September 20, 2016
HOW DO WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION?
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your Account, if you are an Account holder, and receiving notifications), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services.
If you create an Account, we’ll collect certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, phone number, postal/physical address, credit card number and profile picture (“PII”). Please carefully choose the email address under which you register for an Account as well as the profile information that you provide us because your email address and profile information will be visible to other users of the Services. We may also collect other information (e.g., your job title or sites visited) that is not considered PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you.
INFORMATION COLLECTED USING COOKIES AND OTHER WEB TECHNOLOGIES
“Web Beacons” (also known as clear gifs or) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our promotional activities. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
INFORMATION RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICES
Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), including both Account holders and non-Account holders (either, a “User”). Log Data may include information such as a User’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the web page that a User was visiting before accessing our Services, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services that a User clicked on and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services and we analyze (and may engage third parties to analyze) this information to improve and enhance the Services by expanding their features and functionality and tailoring them to our Users’ needs and preferences. We may use a person’s IP address to fight spam, malware, identity theft or other fraudulent or distasteful activities. We also use the IP Address to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how our Services are used.
In some cases we may collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation. We may use location information to improve and personalize our Services for you.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you except as described below:
INFORMATION SHARED WITH OUR SERVICES PROVIDERS
We may engage third party service providers to work with us to administer and provide the Services, for example, payment processing service providers. These third-party services providers have access to your PII only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
INFORMATION SHARED WITH THIRD PARTIES
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for research and analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
INFORMATION DISCLOSED IN CONNECTION WITH BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. As a result, if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy or if we are acquired as a result of a transaction such as a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your name, email address, and other PII may be disclosed or transferred to the third-party acquirer in connection with the transaction.
INFORMATION DISCLOSED FOR OUR PROTECTION AND THE PROTECTION OF OTHERS
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law, including, but not limited to, intellectual property law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims and legal process (including subpoenas and DMCA notices, as stated in our Copyright Policy located at https://www.dealpath.com/copyright; (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party (including intellectual property rights), or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your PII and we will respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the PII that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Services.
MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION
You can access and modify the PII associated with your Account through your Account settings on the Site. If you want to deactivate your Account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We’ll take steps to ensure that the PII related to your Account will no longer be visible to other users of the Services as soon as is practicable, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law. Certain information related to you, for example, User Content you uploaded to a specific transaction or in other ways shared with other users, the comments posted or past actions taken by you, e.g., in transactions, will continue to be visible to other users, as they are connected to the transaction in question. Dealpath will retain an audit trail of such actions for our records or as otherwise required by law.
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
OUR POLICY TOWARD CHILDREN
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected PII of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.