INFORMATION WE COLLECT:
1. Personally Identifiable Information.
A. Examples of Personally Identifiable Information we may collect include name, postal address, email address, credit card number and related information, and phone number. We may also collect your date of birth, geo-location, social networking profile picture and the date of birth and date of death for the deceased person in connection with certain features of the Services. We also maintain a record of all information that you submit to us, including email and other correspondence. We may collect Personally Identifiable Information when you register to receive alerts or offerings, sponsor, access or submit information in connection with certain Services, post other content through the Services, purchase products or other services, opt-in to receive special offers and discounts from us and our selected partners or participate in other activities offered or administered by ObitNotify.com.
B. We may also collect Personally Identifiable Information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include information necessary to process payments due to us from you, such as your credit card number.
C. We do not intentionally collect Personally Identifiable Information about children under the age of 13. Please see the section on "Children’s Privacy" below.
2. Other Anonymous Information.
A. Like most websites, ObitNotify.com also receives and records information on our server logs from your browser automatically and through the use of electronic tools such as cookies. Our server logs automatically receive and record information from your browser (including, for example, your IP address, and the page(s) you visit). The information gathered through these methods is not "personally identifiable;" i.e., it cannot be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person.
HOW WE MAY USE YOUR INFORMATION:
2.Use of Personally Identifiable Information:
- We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
- Personally Identifiable Information and other personal information you specifically provide may be used:
- to provide the Services we offer, to process transactions and billing, for identification and authentication purposes, to communicate with you concerning transactions, security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services, to improve Services, to do something you have asked us to do, or to tell you of Services that we think may be of interest to you.
- to communicate with you regarding the Services.
- for the administration of and troubleshooting regarding the Services. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of the Services (our web hosting service, for example), may need to access such information from time to time, but are not permitted to disclose such information to others.
- We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information about you under the following circumstances:
- Use of Anonymous Information:
* Certain information that we collect automatically or with electronic tools or tags (such as cookies) is used to anonymously track and measure user traffic for the Services and to enhance your experience with the Services and our business partners. For example:
- IP Addresses/Session Information. We occasionally may obtain IP addresses from users depending upon how you access the Services. IP addresses, browser, and session information may be used for various purposes, including to help administer the Services and diagnose and prevent service or other technology problems related to the Services. This information also may be used to estimate the total number of users downloading any App and browsing other Services from specific geographical areas, to help determine which users have access privileges to certain content or services that we offer, and to monitor and prevent fraud and abuse. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information
- Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive or comparable storage media on your mobile device. You can configure your browser to accept cookies, reject them, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject cookies, you may not be able to use the Services that require you to sign in, or to take full advantage of all our offerings. Cookies may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party we authorize to collect information on our behalf. We use our own cookies to transmit information for a number of purposes, including to:
- require you to re-enter your password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accessing your account contents;
- keep track of preferences you specify while you are using the Services;
- estimate and report our total audience size and traffic;
- conduct research to improve the content and Services.
- Page Visit Data. We may record information about certain pages that you visit on our site (e.g. specific obituaries) in order to recall that data when you visit one of our partners’ sites. For example, we may record the name and address of the funeral home associated with an obituary to facilitate a flower order.
- We may share anonymous information aggregated to measure the number of App downloads, number of visits, average time spent on the Services websites, pages viewed, etc. with our partners, advertisers and others.
PRIVACY ALERT: YOUR POSTINGS ARE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC:
- Your own use of the Services may disclose personal information or Personally Identifiable Information to the public. For example:
- Submissions and other postings to our Services are available for viewing by all our visitors unless the sponsor or host of a Service selects a privacy setting that restricts public access. Please remember that any information disclosed on a non-restricted Service becomes public information and may be collected and used by others without our knowledge. You therefore should exercise caution when disclosing any personal information or Personally Identifiable Information in these forums.
- When you post a message to the Services via message board, blog, or other public forum available through the Services, your user ID or alias that you are posting under may be visible to other users, and you have the ability to post a message that may include personal information.
- ObitNotify.com, Inc. does not intentionally collect from or maintain Personally Identifiable Information of children under the age of 13, nor do we offer any content targeted to such children.
- In the event that ObitNotify.com, Inc. becomes aware that a user of the Services is under the age of 13, the following additional privacy terms and notices apply:
- Prior to collecting any Personally Identifiable Information about a child that ObitNotify.com, Inc. has become aware is under the age of 13, ObitNotify.com, Inc. will make reasonable efforts to contact the child’s parent, to inform the parent about the types of information ObitNotify.com, Inc. will collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances it will be disclosed, and to obtain consent from the child’s parent to collection and use of such information.
- Although ObitNotify.com, Inc. will apply these children’s privacy terms whenever it becomes aware that a user who submits Personally Identifiable Information is less than 13 years old, no method is foolproof. ObitNotify.com, Inc. strongly encourages parents and guardians to supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers to help provide a child-friendly online environment. These tools also can prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission.
- Personally Identifiable Information collected from children may include any of the information defined above as Personally Identifiable Information with respect to general users of the Services and may be used by ObitNotify.com, Inc. for the same purposes. Except as necessary to process a child’s requests or orders placed with advertisers or merchants featured through the Services, ObitNotify.com, Inc. does not rent, sell, barter or give away any lists containing a child’s Personally Identifiable Information for use by any outside company.
- A child’s parent or legal guardian may request ObitNotify.com, Inc. to provide a description of the Personally Identifiable Information that ObitNotify.com, Inc. has collected from the child, as well as instruct ObitNotify.com, Inc. to cease further use, maintenance and collection of Personally Identifiable Information from the child.
• If a child voluntarily discloses his or her name, email address or any other personally-
identifying information on chat areas, bulletin boards or other forums or public posting
areas, such disclosures may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.
The security and confidentiality of your Personally Identifiable Information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative, and physical security measures to protect guest information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please be aware though that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no data transmissions over the web can be guaranteed 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
CORRECTING OR UPDATING INFORMATION:
You may modify and correct Personally Identifiable Information provided directly to ObitNotify.com, Inc. in connection with the Services, if necessary. ObitNotify.com, Inc. offers users the following options for updating information:
- Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org ; or
- Send a letter to us via postal mail to the following address:
ObitNotify.com, Inc., P.O. Box 5468 Charlottesville, VA 22905
You may opt out of receiving future mailings or other information from ObitNotify.com, Inc. If the mailing does not have an email cancellation form, send an email to email@example.com detailing the type of information that you no longer wish to receive.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING AND AD DELIVERY:
- ObitNotify.com shall obtain your prior express consent (opt-in) before using any of your “sensitive consumer information” as that term is defined in the NAI Principles.
YOUR VIRGINIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:
(As provided by Virginia Civil Code Section 59.1-442)
No merchant, without giving notice to the purchaser, shall sell to any third person information which concerns the purchaser and which is gathered in connection with the sale, rental or exchange of tangible personal property to the purchaser at the merchant's place of business. Notice required by this section may be by the posting of a sign or any other reasonable method. If requested by a purchaser not to sell such information, the merchant shall not do so. No merchant shall sell any information gathered solely as the result of any customer payment by personal check, credit card, or where the merchant records the customer's driver's license number.
For the purposes of this section "merchant" means any person or entity engaged in the sale of goods from a fixed retail location in Virginia.
Virginia customers may request further information about our compliance with this law by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. ObitNotify.com works with third parties, including, but not limited to Adtech US, Inc. and Turn Inc. (collectively, the "Ad Delivery Parties:"), for the purpose of advertisement delivery on the Services including online behavioral advertising (“OBA”) and multi-site advertising. The non-personally identifiable information collected about a consumer’s visits to the Services, including, but not limited to, certain information from your Web browser and your IP address, may be used by third parties, including the Ad Delivery Parties, in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These Ad Delivery Parties retain data collected and used for these activities only as long as necessary to fulfill a legitimate ObitNotify.com business need, or as required by law.
2. The Ad Delivery Parties may also set cookies to assist with advertisement delivery services. For more information about Adtech US, Inc. cookies, please visit http://www.adtechus.com/privacy/.
3. If you would like to obtain more information about the practices of some of these Ad Delivery Parties, or if you would like to make choices about their use of your information, please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
4. The Ad Delivery Parties adhere to the Network Advertising Initiative’s Self-Regulatory Code of conduct. For more information please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/about-nai