How We Gather Information
We are in the business of intermediating between potential buyers who wish to receive highly valuable promotions and offers of goods and services and companies who offer those promotions, goods and services. We collect the information you voluntarily give us when you register for an offer.
We obtain information from our Network Partners and clients. We mandate that any company providing us with data certify that the data represents permissible e-mail data. If we become aware that the data is not in compliance we will terminate our relationship with them immediately.
Member-Provided Information: As part of the A16E Member registration process, a prospective member is asked to provide an email address and interest category selections. The prospective member, at his or her option, may voluntarily provide additional information, including personal, geographic and demographic information. A16E uses these data to assemble broad demographic information about A16E Members in general. The primary purpose of this data collection is to ensure that A16E Members receive relevant, targeted offers and information from A16E.
Web Traffic Information: A16E also collects and monitors incoming and outgoing Web site traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers and to administer its Web site.
"Contact Us" Information: A16E uses "contact us" forms as a way for A16E customers, potential customers and A16E Members to communicate with A16E. A16E collects the information supplied by the sender of the "contact us" form in order to establish and maintain relationships with customers, potential customers and A16E Members. A16E also uses email links located on various pages of the A16E Web site to allow you to contact A16E with questions or comments you may have. Email communications and the ideas sent to A16E in these email communications become the property of A16E. A16E uses the email communications to evaluate and improve its services and Web site. A16E also may save these email communications as an archive to address Member questions and concerns, for auditing purposes and to ensure privacy compliance with third-party Internet Service Providers.
How We Use Information
A16E uses the information you provide to provide you with information products and services that meet your interests and needs. Our marketing partners wishing to contact you either give their e-mail message to us and we deliver it to you, or we provide your identity to them so they can deliver messages directly to you. Your shared-interest information is shared through aggregated data, segregated into categories and may be tied to your name. It is solely at your discretion if you choose to provide additional personally identifiable information to a marketing partner by making a purchase, requesting additional information, or communicating directly with the company or organization after using its website.
When you register with A16E or one of our Network Partners, you will receive offers from A16E or our marketing partners, should you choose to receive them. Our marketing partners, and others, may use this information to make offers to you in your areas of interest or other offers regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We do not obtain or share credit information about you. Only we, or our marketing partners, will possess your e-mail address and other personally identifiable information.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
You Can Control the Use of Your Information
At any time during the period you agree to receive offers, you have the right to choose not to receive offers from any of our marketing partners. You can do this by notifying the marketing partner through return e-mail or by clicking on an unsubscribe link that you wish to not receive such information in the future from that partner. If you wish to opt-out of receiving offers from A16E or one of our websites as well, you may do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email message.
We utilize the latest server technology to house our database. To protect our database we use a complex system of backups and firewall technology. These technologies are deployed as part of a sophisticated security architecture and protocol. All data resides in a tightly controlled, secure data center.
We currently use several outside companies to execute the marketing campaigns on behalf of some of our marketing partners. We will share your e-mail name or other contact information that is necessary for these third parties to provide these services. These third parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purposes of providing these services.
Notification of Changes
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
A16E has not reviewed any or all of the websites linked to or from our website and is not responsible for the content of any off-website pages or other websites linked to or from this website. A16E encourages you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites, because their privacy practices may differ from ours. Your linking to this website, off-website pages, or other websites is at your own risk and without the permission of A16E.
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