A. GENERAL POLICY.
Customer information is collected in an effort to improve your online experience and to communicate with you about our services, offerings, promotions, and all forms of contests; including, but not limited to competitions, sweepstakes, crowd challenges, and innovation challenges (“Contests”). ieCrowd only communicates with you if you send us an email or other communication or register to be notified of updates, announcements or to enter a Contest or promotion on our Web site.
B. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION.
Information You provide on our websites about Your preferences may be used to provide You with more relevant product recommendations, services and special offers.
We may also collect information from You when You agree to participate in surveys or provide other feedback to us regarding our products or services or when You register to receive news or policy updates. We use this information only for the purpose for which You provide it.
ieCrowd may send You emails that communicate information about Your relationship with ieCrowd or about products, services, marketing offers, and promotions that may be of interest to You. When You open an ieCrowd email or click on links within these emails, we may collect and retain information to provide You with future communications that may be more interesting to You. Please note that ieCrowd will not ask You to send us, via email, sensitive personal or account information.
Information Gathered by Site’s Technology. ieCrowd may make a record of Your visit and log Your visit for statistical and business purposes. This information may include, without limitation, Your server address, domain name, IP address, the date and time of Your visit, pages accessed, documents downloaded, previous site visited, and the type of browser used. When You enter a Contest or other promotional feature, ieCrowd or ieCrowd and a Contest co-sponsor may ask for Your name, address, and e-mail address so we can administer the Contest and notify winners.
Registration. ieCrowd also collects certain personal information regarding Users, which You knowingly provide to us through the Site’s registration process, including Your name, company name, telephone number, e-mail address and mailing address. At times we may collect additional personal data that You voluntarily provide, including job title, additional contact information, and professional affiliations.
E-Mail. If You send ieCrowd an e-mail message or have otherwise provided ieCrowd with Your e-mail address, we will retain a record of Your e-mail address. When You send e-mail or other communications to ieCrowd, we may retain those communications in order to process Your inquiries, respond to Your requests, improve our services, and, if You choose to opt-in, ieCrowd will include You on our mailing list.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If You do not wish information to be gathered on a cookie You can reset Your browser to notify You when You've received a cookie or, alternatively, to refuse to accept or disable cookies. However, this Site uses a cookie to deliver content we think will interest You and may also be used for authentication to our Site. It is important to note that disabling of cookies may impair Your access to and ability to utilize certain features on our Site.
Links. ieCrowd is not responsible for the policies, privacy practices or the content of any external source or other websites to which ieCrowd is linked. In addition, ieCrowd is not responsible for the policies, privacy practices or the content of any external source or other websites linking to or referring to ieCrowd. You should carefully review the privacy policies of those websites in order to determine how they treat Your personal information.
C. USE OF INFORMATION.
Generally. The Site is intended to be used for educational, informational and entertainment purposes. All User information collected by ieCrowd is used in support of our relationship with You. This information will only be used for the purpose for which You have provided it and to assist us in conducting our business. This may include analyzing information obtained on the Site to determine the effectiveness of the Site, and modifying the Site to improve the service provided.
User information may be shared with third party service providers utilized by ieCrowd only to perform essential services for the Site including, without limitation, website hosting, maintenance of the Site, providing key functions of the Site, information processing, sending e-mail, customizing or delivering marketing or ads, and auditing. Service providers will only be provided with User information as necessary to perform services on our behalf.
The service providers utilized by ieCrowd are legally obligated to protect Your information. Except as otherwise provided herein, personal information will not be shared by ieCrowd or our service providers with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Exceptions to General Policy. Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose Your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary:
1. To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.
2. To protect our rights and property.
3. To investigate reports of users sending material using a false e-mail address or users sending harassing, threatening, or abusive messages.
4. To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site.
5. During emergencies, such as when we believe someone’s physical safety is at risk.
D. WHAT DOES IECROWD DO WITH SUBMITTED CONTENT?
By submitting any photographs, video, text, or any other material (the "Material") to ieCrowd, You hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:
1. You grant ieCrowd the non-exclusive right to publish and otherwise use the Material throughout the world in any form or media indefinitely following receipt by ieCrowd of the Material.
2. You have secured all permission necessary for the publishing of the Material in any form or media.
3. ieCrowd shall be under no liability whatsoever to any participants in or other contributors to the Material, or to any third party arising out of the publishing of the Material.
4. ieCrowd shall have no obligation to publish the Material in any form of media. Furthermore, no warranty is given that the content of the Material published in any form or media will correspond in its entirety to any Material You have delivered to ieCrowd. ieCrowd shall be entitled to make any changes to the Material, as it deems fit.
5. ieCrowd shall not be obligated to return the Material to You at any time.
6. ieCrowd shall not be obligated to pay You a fee or compensate You any other way for the publishing of the Material.
Testimonials. We post User testimonials on our web site, which may contain personally identifiable information. However, we do obtain the User’s consent, in advance, via email, to post their name with the accompanying testimonial. If You wish to request that Your testimonial be removed You may do so by contacting us.
Forward To a Friend. If You choose to use our referral service to forward one of our newsletters or offerings to a friend, we will ask You for Your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically forward Your friend the email as requested by You. ieCrowd stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and Your friend's email address will only be used to forward this email to them, and will never be available to anyone else. If You wish to request that Your personal information no longer be used to receive these emails You may opt out of receiving these emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Information Sharing: Blogs and Social Networking. Some ieCrowd websites and services may allow You to participate in publicly accessible web log ("blog") discussions, message boards, chat rooms, and other forms of social networking and to post reviews. Please be aware that these forums are accessible to others. We urge You to not submit any personally identifiable information to these forums because any information You post can be read, collected, shared, or otherwise used by anyone who accesses the forum. ieCrowd is not responsible for the information You choose to submit in these forums. If You post content to information sharing forums You are doing so by choice and You are providing consent to the disclosure of this information. To request removal of Your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove Your personal information, in which case we will let You know if we are unable to do so and why.
E. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION – Working Together to Help Keep Children Safe.
ieCrowd recognizes that our company and our online service providers must be vigilant in protecting the safety and privacy of children online. Toward that end, our services, mailing lists, and the members-only portions of our site are not designed for children under the age of 13, and ieCrowd does not knowingly market to, solicit information from, or collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, without obtaining verifiable parental consent.
ieCrowd strongly supports educating parents and Young Internet users on safe viewing practices. We offer a number of links (see below) to websites that provide guidance to help children and parents avoid encountering objectionable content or communications while using our services. Some of these links will connect parents with experts, and help give parents the technical knowledge to help keep kids safer online.
Regrettably, there are those who use the Internet to view, store and distribute child pornography (or who engage in other types of illegal activity involving children). Child pornography is subject to severe criminal penalties and using the ieCrowd network to view, store or distribute it violates our service contracts. The ieCrowd network may not be used by customers in any manner for the storage, transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography or other abuse, and we will report any instances of such activity of which we become aware to all appropriate law enforcement authorities.
If You have a complaint about or report of child pornography, the soliciting of children for sexual activity, or any other illegal or inappropriate activity involving children on an ieCrowd service, report it to us immediately by contacting us. Please include the word "ABUSE" in the subject line of Your email. You can also make a report directly to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children through its CyberTipline located at www.cybertipline.org.
As mentioned above, additional Internet safety resources and information are available at the following links:
The websites listed above are a small sampling of the numerous websites and hotlines available for use by parents and children. Although ieCrowd does not sponsor any of the above sites, and is not responsible for their content, reliability or functionality, we do encourage parents and children to conduct their own research about the safety resources that are available to help keep children safe.
G. CHANGES TO POLICY.