At Soft Essentials, we value our customers and take their privacy issues very seriously. This policy will help you better understand why we need certain kinds of information from you and what we do with it.
1. Information that is collected
User IDs and Passwords - You will need to create a user account in order to access
some applications and/or services on the Soft Essentials website. When you initially create an account, you may be
asked to provide some information which you may consider personal.
IP Addresses - This is a number assigned to your computer when you connect it to the internet; it functions as sort of a caller ID for other computers. Web servers use IP Addresses to identify a particular computer as well as what kind of computer it is and what kind of browser you are using.
2. Businesses and groups who collect this information
Soft Essentials will collect this information from you when you visit our website. Advertisers on our website and other websites to which we have links may also collect some of this information. You may want to view the privacy policies of these third-party sites before you log into the site or provide them with any personal information.
3. The ways we use this information
Soft Essentials will collect information in order to analyze how individuals and groups use the website. This will give us information on ways to make our website more users friendly and more applicable to our customers. Soft Essentials will also use your information to tailor each website visit to meet your personal needs, thus saving you time and effort. Soft Essentials may also use the information to send you news concerning special offers from Soft Essentials or our partners, unless you let us know that you don't want to receive this information.
Soft Essentials may additionally use data which identifies you, your account or your computer when answering emails or providing technical support, as well as dealing with the occasional infraction of our Website Terms and Conditions.
4. Other parties with whom this information could be shared
Third party businesses may be given some of this data on a "need to know" basis when they have been hired by Soft Essentials for the purpose of operational, marketing and advertising support, or if these businesses provide skills or services which we wish to offer our customers. Soft Essentials requires that these third party businesses satisfy our security and privacy concerns and agree to treat your information confidentially. Soft Essentials will not release information which is normally protected by law, and the information is never used for tasks which fall outside of our oversight or control.
Government agencies, legal entities and courts may sometimes compel us to share information as a result of a government action or a private lawsuit. We will only provide information which is necessary to meet the terms of the law, subpoena, or other action. If we are forced to bring legal action against one of our customers, this may require us to offer some specific information for court documents. Apart from the entities and situations described above, Soft Essentials does not knowingly provide, nor do we allow anyone else to provide your personal information to any third party without your consent.
5. Ways in which you can control the information we collect, use and distribute
Please be aware that you might unknowingly share personally identifiable data when you participate in forums, chat rooms or message boards, and there is no way for Soft Essentials to monitor these communications or control what information is shared within them. At Soft Essentials, we make a priority of safeguarding your personal information, but we are unable to protect any information you voluntarily disclose online in open forums.
6. Special protections for children younger than 13 years of age
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) requires that we do not knowingly collect or receive personally identifiable information from a child younger than 13 years of age unless we also receive permission from the child's parent or guardian. Soft Essentials will also comply with any request of a parent or guardian whose child is a registered user under 13 years of age to access, change, or remove personal information about that child from our website. A child's personally identifiable information is subject to the same protections on our website as is the same information pertaining to an adult.
7. Links to third party and affiliate websites
Users on Soft Essentials' website are able to link from our site to third party, affiliate and partner websites which are not monitored or controlled by Soft Essentials. We encourage you to read the privacy policies on each new website to which you link, before you provide any personally identifiable information to that website. Soft Essentials cannot be responsible for the actions of third party websites.
8. changing, correcting or updating your information
Please email Soft Essentials at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to change, update or delete your registration information which you provided to the website when you created your account.
9. The methods we use to protect your information
Protecting and securing your personally identifiable information is nearly as important to Soft Essentials as it is to you. Consequently, we do everything possible to allow you to securely transmit your personal information between your computer and our servers.
The fact remains, though, that no form of data transmission is 100% secure. While we are staying on the cutting edge of internet security, we are unable to completely guarantee the confidentiality of any information you transmit to us. After we receive your information, Soft Essentials will use every reasonable and available procedure or technological application to respect your privacy and safeguard your information. Keep in mind that Soft Essentials will never request that you provide a password or other personal information in an unsolicited phone call or email.
Soft Essentials is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of other companies.