Privacy Policy

General

This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of information collected by Comparz, Inc., (“we” or “us”) about its customers, visitors, users, and others (collectively or individually “Users”) who use Comparz.com or other websites owned or operated by us (collectively, the “Site”).  We provide this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Site.  This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Terms of Use.  Your use of the Site and any personal information you provide on the Site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.  Please note that any image, or other content posted by or at the direction of Users onto the Site becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

The Information We Collect

User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name, age, email address, mailing address, telephone number, interests etc.) to us when choosing to use the Site, participating in any comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.  We may occasionally request additional information.

Cookies Information: When you visit the Site, we may send one or more cookies (a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.  We use both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser.  Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site.  Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions.  A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser.  You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website.  These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Clear GIFs Information: When you use the Site, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner).  In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

Information Use

If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Site, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Site.  Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose to a third party, including presenters on the Site through their personal websites or channels linked from the Site are disclosed to such third parties and not to us, and we shall not be responsible or otherwise liable for any subsequent use of such information by such third parties.  Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you send messages through the Site and other Users can contact you through messages and comments.  We suggest you do not include personally identifiable information as part of your account name.  Any media that you submit to the Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Site changes or for customer service purposes).  We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.  We use cookies, clear GIFs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

Information Disclosure

We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our advertisers, or other third parties, so that such third parties may assist us in making the Site and the content and services contained on the Site available to you, for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf, compiling statistical information for analysis by us or third parties, to contact you about your specific requests, or to call, mail, or email information and offers to you.   We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.  We also reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, our Users or others.

User Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Site, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.  Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the Site cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use.  To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.  Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  If you would like to review, update, or delete your profile, please log in to your account and select the profile you would like to review, modify, or delete your profile information.  You may instruct us to stop sending you certain promotional materials (e.g., e-mail messages, newsletters, postcards and letters) by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in those materials. However, we may continue to contact you to provide service to your account.  Please note, however, that if you use more than one name or email address when communicating with us or participating on the Site, you may continue to receive communications from us to any name and/or e-mail address which you have not specified in your request.  If you wish to opt-out of any continued communication (direct mail, telephone, fax or email communications), please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. "> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We will process an opt-out request as soon as reasonably practicable. If you choose to opt-out of further communications, we will keep your e-mail address, phone number, name and physical address on file for the purpose of honoring your opt-out request.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

We allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Site.  They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.  We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.  However, please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.  The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.  You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

Data Security

We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information.  We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.  However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.  If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.  We may post a notice on the Site if a security breach occurs.  Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.  To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using the contact information below.

Children

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.  For that reason, we do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to persons under 13.  If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Site at any time or in any manner.  If we learn that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Site without verified parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

International Users

The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States.  If you are a User accessing the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Site, which are governed by applicable U.S. laws, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.  In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below.  Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes.  Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.  For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:  June 1, 2011.

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