1. What personal information is gathered about you and how do we use it?
In general, personal information is collected for the purpose of enhancing your experience at this Site and will not be shared or disclosed without your consent.
We ask you to register before posting announcements and using premium services available on this Site. As part of this initial registration process, we ask you to provide your name, e-mail address and to indicate the country and region where you are located.
As part of this registration process, we collect information about your your e-mail address, operating system and its version, browser related information, your IP address and other configuration. The information we collect is needed to enhance our website and its security. We also use it to track and verify compliance with the Terms of Service applicable to the Site, as well as with federal, state and local laws.
When you order certain services from the Site, we ask you to pay with a credit card, which requires that you provide us with the name appearing on the card, the card number, expiration date, and the address to which the bill is sent. This information is not used by anyone except to charge your account for the the services you request.
Occasionally, we may use the information you submit to send you information with respect to the products or services offered by the Site and HamaraGuide. If you prefer, you can choose not to receive such information from the Site by sending an email message opting out to not-for-me@the Site.com.
More generally, the personal information you give us allows us to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site’s content, layout and services. However, for these purposes, we only use your personal information on an aggregated basis without the use of any information that personally identifies you.
By providing any personal information to the Site, users, including without limitation users in the European Union and all countries, acknowledge that they fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.
2. Whom is your information shared?
As a general rule, we do not share or disclose your personal information with or to any third party unless we have your explicit permission to do so.
If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer this information within the Site / HamaraGuide, including any subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, as necessary to respond to and process your request. Also, if the Site is merged with or acquired by another company, sells a portion of its assets or otherwise goes through a business transition, your personal information and other customer information will likely be part of the transferred assets.
We may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors and service providers - are permitted to use that information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. They are not permitted to use that information for any other purpose.
In addition, we reserve the right to disclose any content, records or electronic communication of any kind (including without limitation personal information or private electronic communication transmitted on the Site): (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary to operate our business; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Site or its users, sponsors, providers, licensors or business partners. We also reserve the right to request additional information from any user before allowing use of the Site, of any software or other contents or features on the Site.
3. What are your choices regarding how collected information is used?
We always give you the opportunity and right to opt out of receiving communications from the Site by sending us an email opting out that includes your full name and email address to not-for-me@the Site.com.
4. What safeguards are in place to protect your personal information?
the Site uses commercially reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to maintain the confidentiality of the information we collect online. The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our Site and servers are protected using standard industry practice. We review and update web security and security procedures regularly.
Information we collect for transactions, whether purchase or license transactions, is encrypted using industry-standard secure server software.
Although we will exercise reasonable care to maintain the confidentiality of the personal information we collect online, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and we cannot guarantee that the personal information you submit to us will be free from unauthorized third party intrusion. You therefore understand and agree that all information you submit to the Site or post on the Site is done so at your own risk.
5. How can you update or correct inaccuracies?
Upon request via online message from the contact page, we will provide to you a summary of any personal information retained by us regarding you. You may also modify, correct, change or update your personal records or cause your personal records to be removed from our database by request via online message from the contact page. We will only send personal records to the email address on file for the visitor name associated with it.
6. What about other sites linked from the Site?
You should be aware that when you are on the Site, you can be directed to other sites that we do not control. These other sites may send their own cookies, collect data or solicit personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party sites.