PRIVACY POLICY

This document represents a legal document that serves as our Privacy Policy. It governs the privacy terms of our Website.   Our Privacy Policy is part of our Legal Terms. Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined below, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section our Terms of Service.

 

The last update to our Privacy Policy was posted on April 13, 2015.   

 

US-EU Safe Harbor Compliance

Connect Anything complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.  Connect Anything has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.  To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Connect Anything’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gove/safeharbor/.

 

Your Privacy

Connect Anything follows all legal requirements to protect your privacy.  Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect information from you, how we may share your information, and how you can limit our sharing of your information. 

We break up the types of information you share into Non Personal Information and Personally Identifiable Information.

"Non Personal Information" is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Website with a web browser.

"Personally Identifiable Information" is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained in order for us to provide you within access to certain features of our Website.  Personally Identifiable Information may include information such as your email address, physical location, credit card information, and other related information that you provide to us or that we obtain about you.  It may also include any pictures that you upload when using our Website.

 

Information We Collect

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to Connect Anything when using our Website.

 

As a Visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about our Website.  You are not required to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information as a Visitor.

 

However, if registered as a Member to use our Website, you must provide Personally Identifiable Information to Connect Anything in order for us to provide you access to certain features on our Website.   As a Member, we collect your Personally Identifiable Information in the following ways:

 

At Member Registration

When you register for membership, we collect your email address so that we can communicate with you about our Website. 

 

Participation in Our Website

As a Member participating in our Website, you will have to disclose Personally Identifiable Information to a Provider when you request their services.    You should take great care in what you disclose to a Provider as our Privacy Policy doesn’t govern your own disclosures to the Provider.  

 

Online Forms

There are online forms used in our Website.  The information you enter into these online forms may contain Personally Identifiable Information. 

 

Computer Information Collected

When you use our Website, Connect Anything automatically collects certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website.  Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information.  Connect Anything also collects the following:

 

Cookies

Our Website uses “Cookies.” A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser.  We use Cookies to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited.  We may also use Cookies to identify you as a Member so that you can access various parts or features of our Website.  We may also use cookies for the purpose of remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network impression reporting, Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data for advertising purposes, including the collection of data via advertising cookies and identifiers.  Finally, we may use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website.  Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies.  However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access features on our Website correctly or at all.  We never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

 

Web Beacons

We may also use a technology called, web beacons, to collect general information about your use of our Website and your use of special promotions or newsletters. The information we collect by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails.  Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Website.  We do not link Non Personal Information from web beacons to Personally Identifiable Information without your permission.

 

Automatic Information

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device.  This information includes the name of the Website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the Website to which you’re headed when you leave our Website.  This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system.  We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

 

“Do Not Track/Follow” Settings

In compliance with applicable laws, Connect Anything wants you to know that our Website does not currently honor “do not track” or “do not follow” settings as your web browser may allow, nor do we have any liability for not doing so.  If we change our policy in the future, it will be reflected here in an update to our Privacy Policy.  If you choose to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, you may visit this link and follow instructions: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

 

How We Use Your Information

Connect Anything uses the information we receive from you as follows:

 

Providing and Improving Our Website

Connect Anything may use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our Website to you as well as to make improvements to it.  This includes release of Personally Identifiable Information to those Providers whom you choose to consider for services.

 

Communications and Email Alerts

When Connect Anything communicates with you about our Website, we will use the email address you provided when registering as a Member.  We may also send you Website alerts regarding your use of our Website.  Finally, we may also send you emails with promotional information about Connect Anything, unless you have opted out of receiving such information.  You can change contact preferences at any time through your account.  While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot opt-out of receiving Website alerts.

 

Sharing Information with Affiliates, Providers, and Other Third Parties

Connect Anything does not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes.  However, we may use your Non Personal Information for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at our discretion.  Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your Personally Identifiable Information.  We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to Connect Anything with regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, webhosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective Websites and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.  Again, this includes release of Personally Identifiable Information to those Providers whom you choose to consider for services.

 

Community Discussion Boards

Our Website may offer the capability for Users to communicate with each other through online Community Discussion Boards.  Connect Anything does not filter or monitor what is posted on such discussion boards.  If you chose to post on these discussion boards, you should use care when exposing any Personally Identifiable Information as such information is not protected by our Privacy Policy nor are we liable should you choose to disclose Personally Identifiable Information through such postings.

 

Legally Required Releases of Information

Connect Anything may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of Connect Anything, our Users, employees, and affiliates.

 

Disclosures to Successors

If Connect Anything is acquired or merges, in whole or in part, with another business that would become responsible for providing the Website to you, we retain the right to transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to the new business.  The new business would retain the right to use your Personally Identifiable Information according to the terms of this Privacy Policy as well as to any changes to this Privacy Policy as instituted by the new business.

 

Changing Your Information

You may change your Personally Identifiable Information at any time using the Account & Settings Tab on our Website. 

 

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy

We want to protect your Child’s privacy.  Our Website is not to be used by a Child.  We do not knowing collect Personally Identifiable Information from a Child.  If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe your Child is using our Website without your knowledge, please contact us.  We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any information to prevent malicious removal of account information.  If we discover on our own that a Child is accessing our Website without permission, we will delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties.  You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our Users nor do we have any liability to do so.  If you are a Child, please do not access our Website.. 

 

Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties

We believe in everyone’s right to privacy.  If any Postings you make to our Website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure you have permission to include them in your Posting.  While we are not legally liable for the actions of our Users, we will remove any Postings for which we are notified that such Postings violate the privacy rights of others.

 

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites.  You agree that Connect Anything has no control over such websites and that such websites are NOT subject to this Privacy Policy.  These websites may have their own privacy policies and other legal documents.  It is your sole responsibility to verify the privacy policies and other legal documents of such websites to see how they treat your personal information. You acknowledge that your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk.  

 

Our Email Policy

Connect Anything and our affiliates fully comply with international laws regarding SPAM.  You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from Connect Anything and/or our affiliates.  We agree that we will not sell, rent, or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without your permission.  If you send us an email message that includes Personal Identifiable Information, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Please note that email is not necessarily secure against interception.

 

Our Security Policy

Connect Anything has constructed our Website using industry standard encryption and authentication tools to protect your Personally Identifiable Information.   When we collect your Personally Identifiable Information through our Website, we encrypt this information and attempt to prevent unauthorized access to it by using industry standard technologies, such as encryption software, routers and firewalls.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Internet, we cannot completely guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information is completely protected.  We strongly urge you to protect any password you may have for our Website and to not share it with anyone.  You should always log out of our Website when not in use, especially if you are sharing a computer or mobile device with someone else or are using a public computer.

 

Enforcement

We use a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this Privacy Policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the Principles.  We encourage any interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information below, and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding the use and disclosure of Personal Identifiable Information in accordance with the Principles. 

 

If a complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through our internal process, we agree to dispute resolution using a third party resolution provider located at the following:

 

Better Business Bureau of South Florida and the Caribbean

4411 Beacon Circle Ste. 4

West Palm Beach, Florida  33407

Tel (561) 842-1918 Fax (561) 845-7234

 

If you send us an email message that includes Personal Identifiable Information, we will use that information to respond to your inquiry. Please note that email is not necessarily secure against interception.

 

 

Privacy Policy Updates

Connect Anything reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  You should review this Privacy Policy frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. We will also change the "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.  Any changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies. 

 

Changing Your Information

You may change your email address or other Personally Identifiable Information at any time using the account management features found on our Website. 

 

Questions About Our Privacy Practices or This Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about our Privacy Practices or this Policy, please contact us by email at info@connectanything.com.