Last revised: March 19, 2010
ConnectAde has prepared these privacy policies and practices ("Statement") so you may better understand how ConnectAde ("our Website") may use your personal information in connection with our Website and services, as well as how we protect your information against unauthorized use. Please take the time to review this Statement and contact us with any questions or concerns.
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
ConnectAde may ask you to register and provide personal information. If you register as a member or an authorized user of the Website, you will be required to provide us with certain information. The information that you provide may include personal or individually identifiable information for you and other loved ones, such as, your name, email address, telephone numbers, and other contact information. You should be mindful of the information that you choose to provide to us, and you should make sure that any information that you do provide is complete, truthful, and accurate.
If you choose not to register, you can still use most of our Website. Unfortunately, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.
If you register as a member or authorized user of the Website, you may enter, upload, or post personal or health information about yourself or other loved ones into your account on the Website for sharing with other designated members of the private community that you establish or of which you are a part. You may also send messages to members of your private community and others through the Website. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary or appropriate consent and authorization (including any necessary or appropriate patient consent) to share as you designate any information that you provide or make available on or through your account or private community on the Website. Please respect the privacy and rights of others. Carefully consider the information that you make available through the Website and the persons that you designate as authorized to view or receive that information.
In addition to the information described above, we may also collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of the Website. ConnectAde tracks navigational data (log files, server logs, click-stream) and information about how our Website is used by you (through cookies, Internet tags, or web beacons). We also collect information such as the URL of the Website you previously visited and the time of day that you use our Website. ConnectAde also keeps track of the pages you visit within our Website as well as any transaction details. This information helps us to improve our capabilities and services, as well as the Website and the content, materials, and opportunities that we feature or describe on the Website. You can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is sent, or to refuse or delete cookies altogether, but in such cases certain features of our Website might not function as expected.
As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Website may automatically collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and the Website. Without combining these data with other sources of information, they do not readily or personally identify you. They may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you accessed on the Website or immediately prior to visiting the Website, and the length of time spent in a visit to the Website. The purposes for which this information is collected and used include facilitating Website operation and system administration, generating aggregated statistical information that is not personally identifiable, monitoring and analyzing Website traffic and usage patterns, and improving content and content delivery with regard to the Website and the materials, opportunities, and services that we describe or make available on the Website.
THIRD-PARTY AD-SERVING COMPANIES ON OUR WEBSITE
We will display third-party advertisements. We allow third-party ad-serving companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our Website. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. Thus, third party ad-serving companies or ad networks may compile information about where you are using your computer, where you saw their advertisements, and which ads are clicked on. This information allows the third party to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. ConnectAde does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad-serving companies or ad networks. We will not share information that will specifically identify you to an ad-serving company or ad.
HOW IS THE COLLECTED INFORMATION USED
The website usage information we collect (e.g., cookies, Internet tags, web beacons, etc.) is used by ConnectAde to monitor the operation, technical functions, and quality of our Website and services. This information is also used to provide general statistics regarding use of our Website. We may also use such information for research or improvements of our Website and the services we offer you.
ConnectAde collects, integrates, and uses your personal information to help enhance and personalize your use of our Website and the services that we may offer. We also use anonymous and aggregated data to create statistics and reports for various business purposes. We may aggregate anonymous data and share it with our advertisers or ConnectAde partners in order to offer you potentially desirable products and services.
ConnectAde keeps your personally identifiable information confidential. We do not disclose it to third parties or others that do not have a need to know such information, except under certain circumstances. Set forth below are various circumstances under which ConnectAde may share your personal information:
If you enter, upload, or post personal or health information about yourself or your family, friends, or other loved ones into your account on the Website for sharing with other designated members of your private community, we will make that information available, through the capabilities of the Website, as you designate. Again, please carefully consider the information that you make available through the Website and the persons that you designate as authorized to view or receive that information. Also, please be sure that you have obtained all necessary and appropriate consent and authorization to share as you designate any information that you provide or make available on or through your account or private community on the Website or that you provide in messages that you send through the Website.
- Certain employees and independent contractors have access to your personally identifiable information for the sole purpose of helping us run our business. These employees and contractors have confidentiality and security obligations.
- We may disclose your personally identifiable information in the event that we sell this Website or substantial parts of our business, provided that the buyer agrees to comply with this Statement.
- Before we disclose your personally identifiable information for other reasons, we will first obtain your consent, via e-mail, click-through, an online opportunity to enter your preference, or some other manner.
It is possible that our organizational structure might change in the future, that we might merge or otherwise combine with another company, or that we, or portions of our business, might be acquired by another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, will most probably be, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.
You choose what information to enter, upload, or post into, and what messages to send through, your account on the Website and with whom such information is to be shared. Similarly, when corresponding with us or our representatives, making a request for information, or otherwise interacting with us through the Website, you choose what information to supply, what questions to pose and comments to make, whether you wish to receive further information. In all of these cases, please take care to share only such information as you believe is appropriate and for which you have all necessary and appropriate consent and authorization, and please make sure that any information you submit or provide to us is complete, truthful, and accurate.
Members and authorized users of the Website may also use the functionality of the Website to update, maintain, and remove information about themselves or their family, friends, and other loved ones that they have posted to their respective private communities on the Website, as well as personal or individually identifiable information regarding themselves that is stored in their respective accounts.
Features of the Website may also allow you to choose whether to allow other members of the Website to view information about you, as a fellow member of the Website. You may utilize these features to control whether others will be able to see that you are a member of the Website and other limited information. Similarly, features of the Website may allow you to opt-out of receiving future marketing communications from us or our business partners. We will honor any request to opt-out of such communications within a reasonable period of time after receiving it.
You must be at least 18 years old to use the Website and our services. If you are not 18, please do not continue to use the Website, except through your parent or guardian.
PROTECTION OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
ConnectAde users may stop the delivery of future communications from ConnectAde by unsubscribing at any time. For instance, each e-mail you receive (aside from "service e-mails") contain instructions explaining how to stop receiving such e-mails.
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, or e-mail or postal address), or if you no longer desire our service, we provide a way for you to correct, update, or delete/deactivate your personally identifiable information. This can be done by visiting your Profile Page on our Website or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, or any other questions about ConnectAde, the Website, or our products and services, please contact us at the address given below.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
We may periodically update this Statement to reflect changes in our services and policies. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last modified" date at the top of this Statement. If there are material changes to the Statement or in how ConnectAde will use your personal information, we will notify you either by posting a prominent notice prior to implementing the change or by sending you a direct notification. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how we are protecting your information.