Ofstead & Associates, Inc.
This website (the 'Site') is owned, operated and maintained by Ofstead & Associates, Inc., referred to as, the 'Company'.
What Information Do We Actively Collect and Inactively Gather?
Information You Provide
In order to process orders efficiently, when you create an account, access the Site from a third party website, place an order with us, we may actively collect the following information: name, title, organization, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card number or checking account information. This Site does NOT store your credit number or information. For your security, you will be required to enter your credit card information for each transaction.
We may also receive information about you from other sources.
Site Usage Information
We may inactively collect from you information that is not in the same category as your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, phone number, or credit card number. For example, we might track information about the date and time you access a course, how long you were participating in the course, and page visits. We collect and use this and other information to analyze User course progress and activity as well as determine your interests regarding our products and how to further improve our Site. To accomplish all this, and also to allow us to offer our Users streamlined ordering and other useful features, we, as do many web sites, use and tracking technologies listed below and other similar technologies (the 'Tracking Technologies'):
- Cookies and Clear GIFs - Cookies are pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your customer identification information (i.e., username, password, shopping cart information, etc.) while you're at a site. Cookies also track where you travel on a site and what you look at and purchase. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a web page or message.
- IP Address Tracking and Clickstream Data - In addition to cookies and clear GIFs, our servers automatically collect data about your server's Internet address when you visit our Site. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or 'IP Address', is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you are on the Internet. When you view pages from our Site, our servers may record or 'log' your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server also may record the page that linked you to us and related information including any ads you may have clicked on. Such information is known as 'Clickstream Data'.
- Email Interconnectivity - If you receive email from us, we may use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.
In some cases, we may link the information collected through the Tracking Technologies with certain information that you provide us. WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ACCEPTING TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES ONTO YOUR COMPUTER IN NO WAY GIVES US ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER OR ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. YOU MAY SET YOUR WEB BROWSER SOFTWARE TO REJECT TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, BUT, IF YOU DO SO, CERTAIN FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE MAY BE AFFECTED.
Security of the Information You Provide
Among our top priorities is keeping the information you provide to us secure. We use the latest Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt all of the information that you provide to us before it is transmitted to us so that it can be safeguarded as much as possible from being read or recorded as it travels over the Internet. You can tell you are sending information securely by the unbroken key icon or closed lock icon that appears at the bottom of your Internet browser's window. These icons will appear when you are placing an order on our Site. In addition, you will see https: indicating a secure server connection is being used. The computers that store the information you provide to us are located in a separate facility which employs firewall and security technology. We employ these procedures to help protect that information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure.
You may be able to create an account on our Site with a username and password, including your interest profile and demographic information. We recommend you exercise extreme care in protecting your password information and do not publicly share any of your passwords. You are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of the Site by you or another person or entity using your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by or on behalf of you.
Information that you provide to us will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to hold and transmit the information that you provide to us in a safe, confidential and secure environment. If you object to the information that you provide to us being transferred or used in this manner please do not register with or use the Site.
ALTHOUGH WE WILL TAKE REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE TO US, BECAUSE OF THE OPEN NATURE OF THE INTERNET, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION STORED ON SERVERS SUPPORTING THIS SITE, TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM A USER, OR OTHERWISE IN OUR CARE (OR OUR THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS' CARE) WILL BE ABSOLUTELY SAFE FROM INTRUSION BY OTHERS, SUCH AS HACKERS. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THESE RISKS.
How Do We Use the Information that You Provide and We Collect?
Transfer of Your Information
If we merge, or sell or otherwise transfer our assets, Site or operations, we may disclose or transfer your information in connection with such transaction.
How to Opt-Out
This Site will only send e-mail in conjunction with the purpose of the site, for customer service purposes, reminders, expiration notices, etc.
Release of Information to Protect Our Site and Others
We may release the information that you provide us when we believe, in good faith, that such release is necessary to comply with the law, protect the rights, properties or safety of Ofstead & Associates, Inc., our users or others, or enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements.
Your Account Access Rights
You may review and make changes to the information that you provide us that is stored in your user account on the Site by visiting the 'My Profile' or 'Profile' area of the Site. Please note, if a third party integration was used to help facilitate auto-registration or entry, some Profile fields may not be editable.
Intended Users; Use by Children Under 13
The Site is not purposefully directed at children under the age of 13 and all products available for sale on the Site are intended to be purchased by adults. We do not collect or maintain information, via the Site or otherwise, from those we actually know are children under 13 years of age. If you notify us that information has been provided by a child under the age of 13, upon verification, we will promptly delete such information.
Third Party Ad Servers; Links to Other Web Sites
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include 'Do Not Track' instructions. You can change your privacy preferences regarding the use of Tracking Technologies through your browser. However, as noted above in the Site Usage Information section, if you do adjust your privacy preferences, certain functionality of the site may be affected. For more information on Do Not Track please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.org
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