PublicInfo.Directory ("PublicInfo.Directory") is committed to respecting the privacy rights of users of the PublicInfo.Directory website, and the PublicInfo.Directory service, including software applications made available by PublicInfo.Directory, such as the PublicInfo.Directory mobile device application, (together, the "Service"), and to demonstrate its commitment to fair information practices and to the protection of privacy.
1. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
(a) Traffic Data.
Like most website and mobile application operators, PublicInfo.Directory automatically gathers information of the sort that browsers automatically make available, including: (i) IP addresses; (ii) domain servers; (iii) types of computers accessing the Service; and (iv) types of Web browsers accessing the Service (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify You.
"Cookies" are text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit or certain emails that you open. A Cookie acts as a string of information stored on a user's computer or mobile device, and that the user's browser provides to the Service each time the user submits a query to the Service. The purpose of a Cookie is to identify the user as a unique user of the Service.
PublicInfo.Directory uses two types of Cookies - "first-party cookies" and "third-party cookies."
First Party Cookies
PublicInfo.Directory uses first-party cookies on the Service, for example the Google Analytics Cookie, for the following purposes:
- to gather visitor and access information relevant to customizing the Service to your interests; and
- to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you use the Service.
Third Party Cookies
In addition to these purposes, Google, Inc. ("Google") uses third-party cookies to serve online interest-based advertisements on PublicInfo.Directory. As an important example, Google uses of a cookie known as "DoubleClick" to enable both Google and Google's third party marketing partners to serve advertisements to You based on information gathered during Your use of the Service or Your visit to other websites and services.
PublicInfo.Directory may advertise on other third party websites to You after You access the Service. We and third party marketing partners, including without limitation Google, may use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to inform, optimize, and serve advertisements to You based on your use of the Service.
Google allows users to customize cookie preferences in Google Ads Settings page. You can also learn more about how to delete or control cookies at www.aboutcookies.org.
(c) Ad Serving.
PublicInfo.Directory uses third-parties for advertising through the Service and analytics of PublicInfo.Directory users. These third-parties may place cookies on Your computer or mobile device, use web beacons, and gather IP addresses and log data to collect traffic and activity data in order to deliver relevant metrics, content, and advertising.
(d) Personally Identifiable Information.
In order for You to use certain features of the Service, You will be asked to provide PublicInfo.Directory certain personally identifiable information ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories, without limitation: (1) "Contact Data" (such as Your name, phone number, mailing address and e-mail address); (2) "Financial Data" (such as Your credit/debit card number and expiration date); and (3) "Demographic Data" (such as Your zip code). In each case, You will be asked to provide Personal Information; the Service will not gather it surreptitiously. PublicInfo.Directory may supplement the Personal Information You provide with additional Personal Information gathered from public sources or from third-parties (e.g., consumer reporting agencies) who may lawfully provide such information to PublicInfo.Directory. You are under no obligation to provide Personal Information, with the caveat that Your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Service.
3. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES
(a) Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies.
PublicInfo.Directory analyzes Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies to help PublicInfo.Directory better understand who is using the Service and how they are using it. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, PublicInfo.Directory is able to better design the Service to improve Your experience, and to serve You more relevant and interesting content and advertisements. From time to time, PublicInfo.Directory may release Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Service. PublicInfo.Directory does not attempt to link information gathered using Cookies to Personal Information.
(b) Personal Information
PublicInfo.Directory uses Your Contact Data to send You information about PublicInfo.Directory and PublicInfo.Directory's products and services, and to contact You when necessary in connection with the Service. PublicInfo.Directory uses Your Financial Data to verify Your qualifications for certain features of the Service and, when necessary, to bill You. PublicInfo.Directory uses Your Demographic Data to customize and tailor Your experience on the Service. As with Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies, from time to time PublicInfo.Directory may release Demographic Data in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Service.
(ii) Disclosure Practices.
Except under the following categories of circumstances, PublicInfo.Directory will keep Your Personal Information private, and will not share it with third parties.
4. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM PUBLICINFO.DIRECTORY
Without limitation, by registering for the Service and/or by providing Your name, email, postal or residential address, and/or phone number through the Service, You hereby expressly consent to receive electronic and other communications from PublicInfo.Directory, over the short term and periodically, including email and short-message service ("SMS" or "text message") communications, regarding the Service, new product offers, promotions, and other matters. You may opt-out of receiving electronic communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each communication; or (b) sending an email to SUPPORT at 123QR dot COM.
5. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM OTHER PUBLICINFO.DIRECTORY USERS
Without limitation, by registering for the Service and/or by providing Your name, email, postal or residential address, and/or phone number through the Service, You hereby consent to receive electronic communications, including email, short-message service ("SMS") messages, instant messages, video conferencing, and other personal messages from other users of the Service.
6. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM PUBLICINFO.DIRECTORY PARTNER MARKETERS
Without limitation, by registering for the Service and/or by providing your name, email, postal or residential address, and/or phone number through the Service, You hereby consent to receive, and openly and knowingly solicit, electronic communications, including email and SMS communications, from PublicInfo.Directory partner firms which may include third party marketing companies, affiliates, advertising agencies, and data aggregation companies regarding their services, including offers, promotions, and other related matters. You may opt-out of receiving electronic communications at any time by (a) following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each communication; or (b) sending an email to SUPPORT at 123QR dot COM.
7. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
PublicInfo.Directory takes security seriously. We utilize commercially reasonable safeguards to protect against the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction or disclosure of Your Personal Information.. However, due to the realities of data security, PublicInfo.Directory is unable to guarantee that any information provided to us will not be accessed, hacked, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized parties.
8. LOST OR STOLEN INFORMATION
You must promptly notify us if Your credit, bank, other financial institution information, user name or password is lost, stolen or used without permission. In such and event, we will remove that credit card number, bank account information, other financial institution information, user name or password from Your account and updated our records accordingly.
9. USER ABILITY TO ACCESS, UPDATE, AND CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
10. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
11. PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES
13. BUSINESS TRANSITIONS
14. CALIFORNIA DO-NOT-TRACK DISCLOSURES
Effective Date: October 1, 2014
- Disclosure in Connection with Service. PublicInfo.Directory discloses Personal Information to those who help it provide services, including without limitation those who perform technical, administrative, and data processing tasks such as hosting, billing, fulfillment, and data storage and security.
- By Law or to Protect Rights. PublicInfo.Directory discloses Personal Information when required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order, or when PublicInfo.Directory believes in its sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of PublicInfo.Directory, third parties or the public at large.
- Unpaid Accounts. If You fail to pay any balance owed in consideration of services, PublicInfo.Directory may, as permitted by law, report Your Personal Information, including without limitation Your unpaid balance, to consumer credit reporting services, collection agencies and others.