Personally Identifiable Information
In order to gain access to certain areas of our Website or to use certain features, you may choose to provide personally identifiable information, which may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, your name, email address, mailing address or telephone number. If you do submit personally identifiable information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Advocate-related activities and/or marketing campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection.
You may choose to use our “submit a question,” or “blog comment” features. If you choose to use one of these features, you will be required to submit your email address to us and you will have the option of submitting your name and address; however, we collect this information from you for the sole purpose of communicating directly with you in regards to your submission and we do not intend to post your name, your email address or any other personally identifiable information of yours on our Website but we may post such information on comments made to Advocate and/or our Insiders blog. All content submitted through the “submit a question,” or “blog comment” features is reviewed by us prior to posting such content on our Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to exclude any personally identifiable information from your submissions prior to posting such submissions on our Website; however, the primary responsibility for protecting your privacy in this regard rests with you. To protect your privacy, when accessing the “submit a question,” or “blog comment” features, please do not include any personally identifiable information in the portion of your submissions that you intend to have posted on our Website.
You may choose to provide your personally identifiable information to Advocate when you contact us and if you choose to do so, we will only use the information you provide to respond to your correspondence.
Accuracy of Content and Information and Third-Party Information
Cookies and Automatically Collected Information
We automatically collect several categories of information, including, without limitation, your IP address, information from server logs found on your browser, the type of web browser and operating system you are using, the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access parts of our Website, and the Internet address of our Website from which you linked directly to our Website.
We use automatically collected information to analyze and understand how our Website is used and to improve a user’s experience on our Website. We may use information gathered from cookies, web beacons and related technologies to, for example, track user visits and determine what features and pages are most frequently requested or visited.
We may aggregate and use certain automatically collected information and non-personally identifiable information for our own research and marketing purposes. In addition, we may share, sell, rent, trade or publish that aggregate information, and statistical data derived from such information, with our marketing partners, advertisers or other third parties for their research and marketing purposes.
Although we do our best to protect your privacy on our Website, we need your cooperation. You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information online. We employ various reasonable physical and electronic measures and managerial procedures to help protect the personally identifiable information that we collect online. However, as no measures or procedures are completely effective against unauthorized access, use or disclosure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personally identifiable information.
If you decide you would no longer like to receive email communications from us, email email@example.com, type UNSUBCRIBE in the email subject line and you will be removed from our lists. To review or correct your contact information, or to provide other instructions regarding use of your personally identifiable information, please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org or the email address listed below.
Advocate Networks complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Advocate Networks has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Advocate Networks’ certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.