The purpose of this Policy is to describe the information collection, use, and dissemination practices of the owners of tapshare.com, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and registered d/b/a companies (Collectively Referred herein after as "tapshare" or "we" or "us") and all related web sites owned or registered to tapshare and applies to tapshare's collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by tapshare on its (a) web sites, including all its divisions, subsidiaries and related companies (collectively, the "Web Site"), (b) on various Third Party web sites, (c) through the Service and (d) to tapshare's other information collection, including the acquisition of customer information from third parties. tapshare is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party web sites or applications.
Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked at various times to provide information such as your name, email address, contact phone number, payment information or other information related to the services you are seeking. We request this information to deliver on the services or products you are requesting, and to allow us to provide our strongest value to you - a personalized online experience. Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol addresses, browser information, internet service providers, referring and exit pages, operating system, the time and date of events, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer the site, track user site navigation, and gather demographic data about our user base.
We may link this automatically collected data to certain Personally Identifiable Information.
tapshare.com is the owner of the information collected through the Service.
tapshare may collect information from you when you provide information to a third party and tapshare subsequently acquires or uses the information provided by the third party. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your 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, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the you may have provided to the third party. When acquiring this information, tapshare seeks assurances from the third party that you agreed to provide and have such information acquired by tapshare. If you did not give express permission, or you would like to remove your permission, you may suppress all of your information by using our convenient unsubscribe link..
Other occasions when tapshare obtains information from you include (1) your claiming a prize or seeking to redeem an offer by tapshare or by a third party, (2) your requests for assistance through tapshare's customer service department, and (3) when you voluntarily subscribe to a tapshare service or newsletter.
tapshare currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about you with information about you in its database. Additionally, tapshare may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future.
As a part of our Service, tapshare offers links to web sites operated by various third parties and is not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions created or performed by these third parties. We provide such links for your convenience and reference only. tapshare does not operate or control in any way any information, software, products or services available on such web sites. tapshare's 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.
(b) Web Beacons. A web beacon is a programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer your unique user identification to a database and associate you with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows tapshare to track certain web sites you visit. Web beacons are used to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes to determine products or services you may be interested in. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, tapshare also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in tapshare's database.
(c) IP Addresses. tapshare automatically tracks certain information based upon your behavior on the site. We may use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Web Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Web Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. Your Internet Protocol ("IP") is a unique Internet "address" which is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider ("ISP"). For local area network ("LAN"), DSL, or cable modem users, an IP address may be permanently assigned to a particular computer. IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Finally, other web sites you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those web sites and their pages.
(e) Data Analysis. Data Analysis technology may be employed from time to time if used by a Client of tapshare.
(f) New Technology. The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly developing. As a result, tapshare strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of new technology.
tapshare will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 18. If tapshare obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information will be immediately deleted from its database. Because it does not collect such information, tapshare has no such information to use or to disclose to third parties. tapshare has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
tapshare may, in certain instances, collect credit card numbers or banking numbers and related information when an individual places an order through tapshare. When the credit card information or banking information is submitted to tapshare, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. tapshare will use the credit card or banking information for purposes of processing and completing the requested transaction, and the information will be disclosed to third parties only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction.
The following paragraphs describe how tapshare currently uses Personally Identifiable Information, but tapshare may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted below, tapshare may update this policy from time to time. tapshare may use Personally Identifiable Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
tapshare uses Personally Identifiable Information to provide other businesses promotional offers by email to individuals. tapshare 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 tapshare's email lists, please use our unsubscribe link..
tapshare's unsubscribe process impacts only the future delivery of electronic mailings disseminated by tapshare on its own behalf. You may still receive electronic mailings sent on behalf of Third Parties and your personal information may still be shared with Third Parties for use in offline marketing and data appends, including email appends.
You should also note that unsubscribing from tapshare's electronic mailings will not automatically unsubscribe the subscriber's information from any Third Party business associates and licensees of the data. Since Third Party associates and licensee partners maintain separate databases from tapshare, and you will need to unsubscribe from each source individually, if desired. This allows you the freedom to pick and choose which subscriptions to maintain and which to discontinue.
tapshare only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Service to receive email from tapshare or to individuals who have agreed on a Third Party web site to receive email from Third Parties. As such, tapshare does not send unsolicited email messages.
tapshare may use Personally Identifiable Information to target advertising to an individual. When an individual is using the Internet, tapshare uses other information to associate an individual with that person's Personally Identifiable Information, and tapshare attempts to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in the Surveys, and otherwise. tapshare may, at its discretion, target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.
If the e-mail address you provide to tapshare is a wireless e-mail or text address, you agree to receive messages at such address from tapshare or its business associates (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier's standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.