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Effective as of April 27, 2012
1. Collection of Information
MaxWebSearch does not, generally, track or maintain personally identifiable information about consumers that use our Services. The only personally-identifiable information collected through the use of our Services is gathered upon your contacting us so that we may respond to your questions or comments. When you use or interact with our Services, we may collect certain anonymous information that is not sufficient to permit someone to identify you by name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, social security number, driver’s license or other government-issued identification. The anonymous information we may have access to, obtain, retain and use may include:
- Information about your use of our Services, such as the frequency with which you use them, how you use and interact with them, when you visit them, and your responses to the offerings and advertisements made available to you through them, among other things; and
- Information of a technical nature that may be gathered or received when you use the Services, including, without limitation, the following:
- The type of browser you are using when using our Services, including your browser’s “user agent” (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, and other browsers);
- Your means of connecting to the Internet (e.g., connection speed through broadband or narrowband access);
- Your operating system type, whether Windows 7, Mac OS, and CPU type (for example, Pentium);
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address and information about the version of any software comprising a portion of the Services that you use;
- Any information that may be gathered regarding your geographic location and the domain name of your Internet service provider (ISP); and/or
- Diagnostic information which describes how our Services are operating on your system.
All of the foregoing information is collectively referred to hereinafter as “Anonymous Information”. We may also supplement Anonymous Information with additional information from other third parties in some cases. Additionally, those portions of the Services comprised of software have been configured to communicate to us any information relating to computer errors arising from use of such software, without providing any notice to you of the delivery of such communications. Such communications may include the configuration settings applicable at the time of the error. We use this data to help us clarify and fix performance issues with and to improve the software and the Services.
2. Use of Information
(a) Anonymous Information is used to (i) operate and improve upon the Services, including all constituent parts of the Services such as the software, the websites and the various offerings, among other things, (ii) research and analyze your use of the Services, and (iii) present you with offers for other products, offerings, programs, features and/or services that may be of interest to you.
We will not share your Anonymous Information with third parties unless:
- You have given us your prior consent to disclose such information;
- The third party is our parent, subsidiary, or an affiliated company owned by our parent company.
- We must disclose some or all of your Anonymous Information to authorized officers of the court in order to comply with valid legal process or to act in other urgent situations (as further discussed below);
- Such information is needed by a company that works for us in providing you with our Services, in which case they will only get that portion of your Anonymous Information they need to help us deliver our Services and they will only be allowed to use that portion of your Anonymous Information when we request it and pursuant to our instructions; and
(b) We note above, but it is worth reiterating here, that your Anonymous Information, as well as other information about you as a user of our Services, may be disclosed by us to those authorized officers of the court in response to valid legal process, including without limitation, a valid court order, search warrant or subpoena), as well as in other circumstances if we believe in good faith that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person or that the Services are being used in the commission of a crime by your or another third party. Furthermore, we may disclose your Anonymous Information to protect our own rights, Services and property or those of our affiliated providers, in addition to providing you with the Services.
(c) In the event that ownership of all or a portion of the Services currently provided by MaxWebSearch were to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your Anonymous Information may be transferred as well.
3. Web Beacons and Cookies
(b) Web beacons or clear GIFs are relatively small pieces of code placed on webpages that can be used for a number of purposes, including counting the users who visit that webpage, or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing that page. A cookie is a small text file transferred from MaxWebSearch to your computer that records information about your preferences and use of the Services. We may also use such cookies to help us identify your location by determining your IP address, or to allow us to recall certain Service settings that you have chosen previously. You can control cookies through your browser's settings. However, if you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of most our Service offerings.
4. Username and Password
You are responsible for keeping any password you use for third party services that are integrated with and/or accessed from the Services confidential and secret. As such and for other important security reasons, we urge you to keep any such password secure and safe at all times. By using our Services, you acknowledge that you and you alone are responsible for the security of any username and password.
5. We Are Committed to Security
MaxWebSearch stores Anonymous Information in a database on MaxWebSearch computers. These computers have security measures, such as a firewall, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under MaxWebsearch's control. Notwithstanding such measures, MaxWebSearch cannot guarantee that its security or privacy protection measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed and the data on them stolen or altered.
6. General Internet Hazards
Any time you receive files over the Internet from third parties, regardless of the application used, whether MaxWebSearch, email or other application, you may be subjecting yourself to receiving harmful files or files that are not compatible with your operating system. Prior to accepting any files from any Internet user, including those from an account that appears familiar to you, we highly recommend verifying that the person sending you such files is the person you believe he or she is. You should be extremely careful about accepting files from users you do not trust, from users you do not know, or from users whose identity you have not been able to confirm. You should also be aware that communications sent over the Internet are not secure unless they are encrypted. MaxWebSearch does not encrypt your communications through the Services. Further, your communications made through MaxWebSearch may be routed through different countries which may have different laws, rules, regulations and standards regarding activities on the Internet. As such, MaxWebSearch cannot accept any responsibility for any unauthorized access to your communications made through the Services or any loss of data.
7. European Union Members - International Transfer of Data
Our Services are international in scope. By using the Services you consent to your Anonymous Information and any personal information that you provide to us being sent and processed in other jurisdictions, including the United States and other jurisdictions outside the European Union and European Economic Area where there may be less stringent data protection laws.
Our Services are intended for a general audience, and children under the age of thirteen are not permitted to use the Services. We do not intentionally solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us through our contact form at: http://www.maxwebsearch.com/contact. We strongly recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask their parents’ permission before sending information about themselves to anyone over the Internet or receiving any information from persons unknown to them.
10. Who We Are
11. More Information
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit http://www.netcoalition.com and http://www.privacyalliance.org. In addition, the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Response Center offers a helpline at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) to allow consumers to make comments or inquiries regarding companies and business practices.
Attn: Legal Department
5220 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 501
Fort Myers, FL 33907