Last Modified July 26, 2012
Privacy at TipMine.com
TipMine collects information on our users in various ways, such as, by your voluntary submissions, participation in services provided at the Site, and through cookie and other tracking technology. The information TipMine collects is used in a variety of ways, including for internal review, to improve the Site, to notify you about updates to the Site; to let you know about products, services, and promotions that you may be interested in, for our marketing purposes, and to fulfill and provide services requested by you. With your authorization, we may also share the information you provide us with others.
Personal Information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, email, postal address, and possibly information relating to certain support or customer service issues. In many cases, we need this information to provide to you certain services and certain personalized or enhanced services that you may have requested.
We may be required to share Personal Information with others to provide you with certain services. You never have to provide us with Personal Information and you can decline this exchange of information on any site on the Internet, not just ours, at any time. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services dependent upon the collection of this information.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
The Site may also use technology called ”tracer tags”. These may also be referred to as “Pixels”, “Clear GIFs” or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on the Site. These tracer tags are used to help us to optimize and tailor our Site for you and other users of our Site.
Pop-up blockers or stoppers prevent extra pop-up windows (usually advertisements) from opening in your browser. Pop-up blocking software often has negative effects on other 'good' software. If you disable Java Script pop-up windows, you may also disable other website functionality that uses Java Script. If you are using a pop-up blocker that allows you to manage a list of 'pop-up friendly' sites, please refer to your Help files and add the URL of our Site to your approved list to ensure maximum functionality at the Site.
Disclosures and Transfers of Information
We do not disclose Personal Information to third parties, except when one or more of the following conditions is true:
Prior to sharing of your Personal Information with others, agreements are made between TipMine and such outside parties to whom we are transferring data. Under these agreements, outside parties are required to provide and follow privacy standards that comply with relevant privacy laws. If TipMine becomes aware that any such outside party is improperly using or disclosing Personal Information, it will notify that outside party and take commercially reasonable steps to cease such use or disclosure.
For certain promotions and services, we may make Personal Information that you provide us available to one or more financial institutions, in order to fulfill and carry out the purchase and provision of goods and services requested by you. By providing us your Personal Information for these purposes, you authorize us to exchange your Personal Information with such financial institutions.
As a Service to Others
Our Service Providers
We may sometimes use other businesses to perform certain services for us, such as maintaining our Site, mailing lists, processing orders and delivering products and services, sending postal mail, processing claims for lost or stolen certificates or cards, providing marketing assistance, and data analysis ('Service Providers'). We may provide Personal Information to Service Providers when that information is necessary for them to complete a requested transaction or otherwise perform their duties. TipMine will take reasonable steps to ensure that these Service Providers are obligated to reasonably protect Personal Information on TipMine' behalf.
Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, or country where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those where you live. If you are located outside Canada or the United States and choose to provide information to us, please be aware that we transfer Personal Information to Canada and the United States and process and store it there. By submitting your Personal Information, you consent to having your personal data transferred to, processed, and stored in Canada or the United States.
As TipMine develops, we may buy other businesses or their assets or sell our business assets. Personal Information is generally one of the business assets involved in such transactions. Thus, in the event that TipMine or all of its assets are acquired, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of TipMine and Others
Data Security, Integrity, and Access
TipMine will collect and use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or authorized by the individual. TipMine will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current.
The Personal Information you provide and we collect is stored within databases that we control directly or through our Service Providers. As we deem appropriate, we use security measures consistent with industry standards, such as firewalls and encryption technology, to protect your information. However, since no security system is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
If you create a Site Account, you may be asked to choose a password for your account, in which case your online account information shall be protected by your password. We recommend that you do not disclose your password to any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Site Account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or Site Account. You can access and update information in your account profile at any time by logging in to the website with your login name and password. Once you have logged in, you can update your certain information such as your name, email, password, and/or change your address.
Third Party Websites and Links
Please note that you may have cookies placed on your computer by third party websites that refer you to the Site. Although we do not share your Personal Information with these third party websites unless you have authorized us to do so, they may be able to link certain non-personally identifiable information we transfer to them with Personal Information they previously collected from you. Please review the privacy policies of each website you visit to better understand their privacy practices. In addition, TipMine would like to inform you that anytime you click on links (including advertising banners), which take you to third party websites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of our customer's privacy on the Internet, TipMine expressly disclaims any and all liability for the actions of third parties, including but without limitation to actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of Personal Information by third parties.
TipMine does not intend the Site to be used by individuals under the age of 18 without the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older. TipMine relies upon parents or guardians 18 years of age or older to determine if the Site is appropriate for the viewing, access, or participation by such individuals under the age of 18. If an individual under the age of 18 uses the Site, such individual may only use the Site under the supervision of a parent or guardian 18 years of age or older.
We do not seek or knowingly collect any Personal Information about children under 13 years of age. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
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