1. Acknowledgment and acceptance of terms
Zonability and its parent company, Beyond Value, Inc.® are committed to protecting your privacy. Throughout this Privacy Page section, the use of Zonability and Beyond Value, Inc. are used interchangeably. Beyond Value, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that created and built the web application and website known as Zonability.com.
This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing www.zonability.com (collectively, "Websites"), you acknowledge and fully understand Beyond Value, Inc.'s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information.
2. Participating Outside or Third-Party Links
Related services and offerings linked to from these Websites, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Others who participate in Beyond Value, Inc.'s services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude toward consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we have no responsibility or liability for the content, privacy practices, or activities of these linked sites and/or vendors. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. Information We Collect and How We Use It
3(A) Web Server Logs
When you visit our Websites, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Beyond Value, Inc. may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.
Examples of non-personally identifiable information we may track include, but are not limited to:
- Your Internet protocol address.
- Your Internet connection type or speed.
- The kind of browser or computer you use.
- The size of monitor you use.
- Number of links you click within the site.
- State or country from which you accessed the site.
- Date and time of your visit.
- Name of your Internet service provider.
- Web page you linked to our site from.
- Web page you went to upon leaving our site.
- Pages you viewed on the site.
- Time spent on the site.
- Number of times you have visited the site.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Websites. Beyond Value, Inc. reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but, with the below exceptions, does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into the Websites a site that relies on third-party cookies).
3(B) Other Advertiser/Aggregator Cookies
3(C) Personal Information Users
You may be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting, or to respond to comments on the Websites' content or features.
After your initial contact with us, your personal information (name, email address, etc.) will be kept on file indefinitely in order to maintain records of our relationship with our visitors.
3(C) Protection of Personal Information Collected
Zonability has taken reasonable steps to protect the information users share with us, including, but not limited to, setup of processes, equipment and software to avoid unauthorized access or disclosure of this information. We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
- To fulfill your service requests for services,
- To protect ourselves from liability,
- To respond to legal process or comply with law,
- To enforce and investigate possible violations of our Websites' policies, or
- In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
However, trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, may, in the course of their relationship with Beyond Value, have some degree of access to this information; all such parties agree to keep this information confidential, and to not use it for their own business purposes. We don't collect and maintain credit card and billing information.
4. Use of Web Beacons or GIF files
Zonability Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons -sometimes also called single-pixel gifs- that allow Zonability to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns or email communications.
These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site.
Zonability prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
5. California Online Privacy Protection Act
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent or unless required by law.
6. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Zonability will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. Our services are not designed to attract the attention of persons under the age of 13.
8. Changes to this Statement
Beyond Value, Inc. has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement at any time and without prior notification. When we do, we will also revise the "updated" date at the bottom of the last Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of our websites constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
9. Contacting Us
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to Privacy Statement and/our general practices, please contact us or send your comments - use "Privacy Statement" in the subject line for fastest resolution of issues and response to questions: leigh (at) zonability dot com. We can also be reached in writing at 1503 West Avenue, Austin, TX 78701.
Beyond Value, Inc. will make reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.
Last modified June 21, 2010.