THE INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE AND DISSEMINATION PRACTICES OF The Key Investigator The Key Investigator .
Collection of Information.
1.1 Survey Information.
The Key Investigator The Key Investigator and thekeyinvestigator.com (or “AC”) collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes a survey, order form, donation form or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, donation or registration pages operated by Third Parties (collectively, a “Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Websites, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, CR or a Third Party (a “Third Party”) may ask an individual to provide various information to AC, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). AC may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and uses that information in combination with information provided from this web site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to AC or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from AC or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to AC.
1.2 Site Membership or Registration.
“Subscription” occurs when an end-user registers for AC’s information, services, or offers either via registration at our website, via co-registration at a marketing partner’s website, or via permission pass / opt-in mailing. AC collects personally identifiable information about our subscribers, based on: information gathered at the time of registration, subscriber interaction and response to subsequent electronic mailings and website use. This information enables us to better tailor our content to subscribers’ needs.
1.3 Other Information.
Other occasions when AC obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by AC or by a Third Party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through AC’s customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a AC service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
AC may use cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about the individual in our database. Additionally, AC may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together, “Technology Information”).
A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows AC to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in AC’s database. You may read more about cookies at htip://cookiecentral.org. Individuals who use the Websites need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Websites.
(b) New Technology.
The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies, is rapidly evolving, as is AC’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, AC strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
(c) Usage Tracking.
AC tracks information related to the electronic mailings and web pages viewed by users and subscribers, as well as the hyperlinks clicked by subscribers, while viewing our emails or visiting our websites.
(d) Log Files.
Log files are used to track and monitor subscriber usage.
(e) Optional Registration.
AC may offer free voluntary registration to potential subscribers. During such registration, the subscriber is required to supply an email address and other personal information. This information is required if the subscriber wants to participate in AC services or receive AC information.
(f) Feedback and Inquiries.
You have the ability to contact AC to provide us with feedback. AC uses this information to respond to you and analyze customer service issues.
1.5 Outside Information.
AC may receive information about individuals from Third Parties or from other sources of information outside of AC including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.6 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information AC gathers or receives about individuals.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children.
AC will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If AC obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, AC has no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. AC has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
1.8 Credit Card Information.
AC may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card (“Credit Card Information”) when an individual places an order from, or makes a donation to AC. When the Credit Card Information is submitted to AC, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. AC will use the Credit Card Information for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to Third Parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
Use of Individual Information.
2.1 Discretion to Use Information.
AC WILL NEVER TRANSFER OR SHARE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN CONTAINED HEREIN.
The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how AC uses Individual Information. AC may use Individual Information to provide offers we believe may be of interest to our members by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses. AC may also use such information for content improvement and feedback purposes. However, will not share the personally identifiable information that you supply to AC, other than to allow Third Party service providers such as AC’s contracted merchandise vendors, donation management vendors, email vendors, etc. to provide contracted services on behalf of AC. AC reserves the right to release current or past member information in the event AC believes that the membership is being or has been used in violation of our rules or to commit unlawful acts, or if the information is subpoenaed.
2.2 Email and Unsubscribe Policy.
AC uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. AC may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all AC’s email lists, a person must send an email to email@example.com
AC’s unsubscribe process impacts the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by AC.
2.3 Solicited Email.
AC only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Websites to receive email from AC or to individuals who have agreed on Third Party websites to receive email from Third Parties such as AC. AC does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to AC’s email messages.
2.4 Targeted Advertising.
AC may use Individual Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, AC may use Technology Information (see also Section 2.6 below) to associate an individual with that person’s Individual Information, and AC may attempt to show advertising for products, services and information in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, indicated an interest by means of Technology Information, and otherwise. AC may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
2.5 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
2.6 Use of Technology Information.
AC may use Technology Information (1) to track a person’s online browsing habits on AC’s sites, (3) to determine which areas of AC’s websites are most frequently visited. This information helps AC to better understand the online habits of individuals so that AC can target information, advertising and promotions to them.
2.7 Storage of Individual Information.
AC stores the Individual Information in a database on its own computers, or licensed third party computers. Our computers have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under AC’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, AC cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Order Fulfillment.
AC will transfer Individual Information to Third Parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such Third Party while using AC’s websites or when responding to offers provided by AC.
3.3 Legal Process.
AC may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
AC may transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.6 Do Not Call Registry Waiver. Even though you may be on a National or State DO NOT CALL list, by submitting your contact information which may include your telephone number, you are expressly authorizing us and our advertising businesses and affiliates to contact you by telephone at the number you have used regarding the information you have expressed.
Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. AC does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and AC has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of Third Parties. AC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. AC does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third Party websites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from AC, you have several options:
(a) Unsubscribe from one email list.
To unsubscribe from a particular list, follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by AC.
(b) Unsubscribe from all of AC’S email lists.
We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by AC. To globally unsubsACibe from all of AC’s lists, send an email to email@example.com. For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: http://www.ftc.gov.
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