“Personal Information” is any information that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
“Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
An “Internet protocol address” or “IP Address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.
“Affiliates” are parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control.
If you reside outside the United States, you understand that your Personal Information may be processed in countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. You hereby give your express consent to your Personal Information being transferred and processed outside of your country.
Personal Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you voluntarily provide to us through the Site. For instance, when you register for an Account, we collect:
– Your first name if you are an individual, or the name of your company or organization if you are an entity
– Your email address
When you contact us by sending us an e-mail, feedback, fax, or letter, we will collect your address, fax number, or e-mail address and any information contained in the e-mail, fax, or letter you send us, including Personal Information.
The Site may include certain functionality, such as message boards, instant messaging, blogging, or other mechanisms allowing you to submit or share information, images, or other content with the public or other Account holders. Any Personal Information you provide or submit via these mechanisms is collected by us, and is accessible by other Account holders as well as the public. We also collect any other Personal Information that you voluntarily choose to provide to us through the Site or our services offered through the Site.
Information Collected via Technology
As you use this Site, certain information may also be collected passively, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We may also store a small text file called a “cookie” on your computer to store certain information about you and your activities on the Site. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them). If you register for a service provided by us, we may include web beacons with the content and ads that we deliver to you as a part of that service, which we use to collect information regarding your interaction with such content and ads.
Personal Information from Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other third party sources. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
Use of Information
We use your Personal Information to respond to requests that you make, to improve this Site or our services, inform you about promotional offers, to better tailor its features and performance and, if applicable, provide our services to you. We track IP Addresses solely in conjunction with session cookies to analyze our web page flow. We may use records of e-chat sessions for support, training, and improvements to our services.
We may use your Personal Information to send you electronic newsletters or promotional e-mails, unless you have requested not to receive such promotional communications from us. We may also use your Personal Information to send you service-related communications. You may opt out of promotional and service-related communications.
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by removing information which makes the information personally identifiable to you. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information at our discretion.
If you provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose. Additionally, when you leave us feedback, we will collect any information that is contained in your feedback, including Personal Information.
Disclosure of Personal Information
In order to provide you the services offered through this Site, we may display some or all Personal Information that you chose to make available on the Site to other Account holders, as well as the general public. As a default, your Personal Information will be available to the public or other Account holders.
We may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers or partners who work on behalf of or with us to provide the services related to this Site. However, these service providers and partners do not have any independent right to share this information except as required by law.
Law Enforcement Compliance
If you have registered for a service provided by us, we may be required by law, or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of law, to record some or all of your communications on or through that service. We may, and you hereby authorize us to, disclose your Personal Information and your communications through that service, if required by law or by law enforcement officers acting under the color of law, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect or defend the rights, property, or safety of Blue Tonic, you, other users, or third parties (especially in emergency situations).
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. Within your Account, you can choose which Personal Information is made available to other Account holders, as well as the general public. Please sign into your Account and go to “Your Settings” to change your Account settings.
When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
You may request deletion of your Account or Personal Information by us, but please note that we may be required (by law or otherwise) to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request, only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete Personal Information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
Third Party Content and Ads
If you register for a service provided by us, we may enable certain third parties to deliver content and ads on the Site. These third parties may collect (via tracking technologies like cookies or web beacons) and use Anonymous Information regarding your interaction with the content or ads that they deliver and with which you interact.
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information from people who are under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not submit any personal information on this Site.
Other Sites; Third Parties
We make reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, but no company, including Blue Tonic, can fully eliminate security risks connected to handling information on the internet. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.