Privacy Policy

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Your privacy on the Internet is important to us at Collectronics®. Our online privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") describes the types of information that we gather online and how we use it. Please read this information carefully. If Collectronics decides to change its online information practices, we will let you know by posting the Privacy Policy adjustments on our Web site and by contacting our clients by email. We will notify you no less than 45 days by email of any such material changes before we use your personal non-public information in a manner not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. At that time, we will remind you that you always have the opportunity to opt out of any new use of your personal non-public information (as more fully set forth below).

Use of Information by Collectronics

We gather certain types of information in order to provide services to you, our clients and our business partners and to communicate with you, our clients and our business partners about matters related to our services. We also may use this information to make offers to you, help us develop and improve our website and our services and tailor our site to the interests of our clients and our business partners.

Information Collected by Collectronics

Collectronics collects two types of information about users: "Personal Information" (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, financial history, realty ownership history and other account-related information) and "Aggregate Information" (such as information about how many users log on to our sites on a daily basis).

Personal Information Collected Online by Collectronics

Personal Information is collected online when users voluntarily register with Collectronics or its business partners to set up an account and engage our services, receive electronic newsletters or other similar communications, use community on-line services, answer surveys and other similar account-related activities.

Aggregate Information Collected Online by Collectronics

Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as age, gender, pages that you access most frequently or search terms that you enter. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information. For example, the number of people who logged into our website in a particular day is Aggregate Information that does not personally identify a specific user. Tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses is one method of collecting Aggregate Information about your activities online and information volunteered by you. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Web. The computers, which deliver the Web pages to you, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from our site, our servers log your IP address.

Sharing Information Collected Online with Third Parties, Consultants and Affiliates

Collectronics will not share, sell or trade your Personal Information gathered online without your prior written approval. We do not and will not contribute to or participate in cooperative databases, which give other non-business partners or third parties access to such Personal Information. For privacy purposes, all information relating to client accounts is stored on a highly secure server.

Collectronics may share Personal Information gathered online with its accountants, attorneys, affiliates, business partners, contractors or consultants for the purposes of establishing and maintaining your account(s) and performing services or any internal business purpose and may also divulge Personal Information if such information is required for Collectronics to comply with any valid legal process, such as a subpoena, search warrant, statute or court order, or if Collectronics believes that your account has been used to commit unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or of the general public. In addition, Collectronics receives personal usage and demographic information from its affiliates, business partners, contractors, consultants and third parties and uses this information to improve our services.

Collectronics may share Aggregate Information with its accountants, attorneys, affiliates, business partners, contractors and consultants for any internal business purpose.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your hard drive when you visit a particular web site. Collectronics uses cookies to track each user’s logon session so that we can track the user as he/she navigates through the application. Without the use of this cookie, the application would become unusable. The use of this cookie does not expose any data to Collectronics. Cookies can only contain data that the web application puts there, no user computer data can be gathered by the application through the use of cookies.

E-mail and Electronic Newsletters

Collectronics and its affiliates may offer electronic newsletters and emails to those who have provided their email address. You will only receive a newsletter or email if you agree during account activation or directly from our newsletter sign-up form to receive these items. Unsubscribe instructions (including a functioning reply electronic mail address and a link to an electronic “opt-out” mechanism on Collectronics’ website to reply with your request for removal) will be included in each electronic newsletter and email. Please note that, when your account(s) is set up by Collectronics, we will send you an email to confirm your account and also may need to contact you via phone, postal mail or email if we have other questions regarding your account(s).

Information Removal

If you prefer not to receive information from Collectronics, either by email or postal mail, please let us know by clicking on the following link to “Unsubscribe” using the electronic opt-out mechanism on Collectronic’s website: www.collectronics.com/unsubscribe.asp. Please note that such reply address and opt-out mechanism will remain active for 30 days from the date of delivery of the original information. Please note that Collectronics will diligently process your request but it may take up to 10 days to become effective.

Children and Privacy

Collectronics is concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet, and understands that children may not understand all the provisions of our Privacy Policy or make informed decisions about the choices that are made available to adult users of Collectronics’ web site. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be familiar with the sites that their children visit. However, Collectronics’ web site is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a person is under the age of 13 and has set up an account without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her personally identifiable information from our files.

Links to Other Sites

Collectronics may contain links to sites other than our own. Those sites may have their own privacy policy, or no privacy policy at all. We have no responsibility for those sites and provide these links solely for the convenience of our website users. Such links may be to advertisers, content providers or other companies who may use our logo and/or style as a result of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you and may collect information and use it in a way inconsistent with Collectronics’ Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of use of any third-party sites or services before providing any of them with any of your Personal Information. Collectronics does not control the content that appears on these sites and takes no responsibility for their content, nor should it be implied that Collectronics endorses or otherwise recommends such sites or their products or services offered.

Corrections To Personal Information Collected Online

You can ask us by email to lauren_williams@collectronics.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a summary of any Personal Information that Collectronics has retained about you. We will send such information for review only to the email address that we have on file for the account name that is associated in our database for such information. If at any time you wish to change, correct or update your Personal Information, or have it removed from our database, please contact us by sending an email to lauren_williams@collectronics.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please be sure to include your email address, full name and postal address.

Additional Information

No transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of Collectronics to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, Collectronics cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you choose to visit our site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy, including but not limited to limitations of damages and application of the law of the State of Texas. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL COLLECTRONICS OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS AND CONSULTANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON COLLECTRONIC’S WEB SITE, EVEN IF COLLECTRONICS OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE OF COLLECTRONICS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES PROVIDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Acceptance of Terms

By using Collectronics’ web site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you are prohibited from using Collectronics’ web site. Your continued use of Collectronics’ web site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept these changes accordingly.