Type Of Information The Website Collects
The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you subscribe to our communication, enter a competition, complete a survey, you are asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name or phone number. Optional information such as your age and gender may also be requested.
Our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the Website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol address.
How The Information Is Used
The personally identifying information you supply through the Website is used to provide you with the service you have requested, to respond to your inquiries or in other ways naturally associated with the circumstances in which you provided the information. For example, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice. We may also use the information to communicate with you about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us or our affiliated companies, or direct that we not share your information with any affiliated companies.
We reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information and to otherwise administer our Website. While your personally identifiable information is protected as outlined above, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analysing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners.
A cookie is a piece of information that is deposited on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you use our computer server. The cookies enable us to recognise you and give us information about your previous visits. We learn which advertisements bring users to our Website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually, you can alter your settings to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to accept cookies, this may disable some of the features of our Website. The information that we collect and may share with our advertisers is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number or email address.
Mobile Device Identifiers
Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or our third-party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Website through mobile devices. Certain features of our Website may require the collection of mobile phone numbers, and we may associate that phone number to the mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, we or our third-party service providers may receive this information.
An embedded script is a programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server or a third-party service provider is active only while you are connected to the Website, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Information collected through passive means may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. If the latter, it will be treated as personally identifiable information.
Information You Provide About A Third Party
If you send someone else a communication from the Website, such as sending Website content to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Website, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Information Provided By Third Parties About You
Information Security And Notification
Because no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, Friedman & Cohen cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases, and by using the Website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you by e-mail, provided that we have your e-mail address.
Other Links / Sites
Our Website may link to or contain links to other third-party Websites that we do not control or maintain.