Types Of Information Collected On Cristinaonline.com
There are two types of information collected on the CSE site: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information ("Personal Information") is information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, mailing address, email address, age range, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacting of you. Personal information is only obtained when you voluntarily provide the information to us. CSE uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. We may request this Personal Information from you in connection with your use of, or participation in, our contests, sweepstakes, promotions, games, surveys, content submissions, requests for suggestions, visitors’ requests for free products or services or additional information (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services or resources we make available on any of our Sites.
On occasion, CSE may ask you to voluntarily submit information about other people. For example, this may be done to send them a link to a web page or sign them up for a promotion.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information ("Non-Personal Information") is information that does not identify you as an individual, such as your browser type, type of computer, IP Address (Internet Protocol Address), or the URL of the previous web site you visited. CSE may automatically collect certain types of non-personal information from you when using the Sites. We may also collect Non-Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, such as information included in response to a questionnaire or survey.
We collect Non-Personal Information through the use of:
Cookies: CSE may use cookie technology to improve your experience on the Sites and gather data for web site statistical reporting. Cookie technology does not capture your individual email address or any personal information about you.
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web site that is saved on your hard disk by your computer's browser. It holds information a site may need to personalize your experience (i.e., rotating images on CristinaOnline.com home page) and gathers web site statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded, the Internet provider's domain name and country that our visitors come from and the addresses of sites visited immediately before and after coming to the Sites. However, none of this is associated with you as an individual and is measured only in the aggregate. Web Beacons: CSE may use web beacons to serve advertising, enhance email advertising and track usage of the Sites. We use third parties to manage web beacons and the data they collect. Web beacons do not capture your individual email address or any other personal information. Web beacons, also called clear GIFs (a common format for image files), are invisible files on web pages that you visit. If you visit a page on CristinaOnline.com that contains a web beacon, it communicates with your computer to determine, among other things, whether you have been to that page before or viewed a particular advertisement.
IP Address: CSE may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration, server problem diagnosis and compiling aggregate information (such as how many visitors logged on to the Sites). When you visit a particular web page on the Sites, our servers log your IP address. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet.
Why We Collect Your Information
CSE's primary purpose in collecting personal information on the Sites is to provide you with a safe and efficient experience and to provide you with services and features that better meet your needs or requests. We only collect information that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
CSE collects data when you provide information to us or through the use of web technology.
Information Collected Through You
If you choose to use certain services on the Sites, we may require you to provide contact and identity information. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. If you choose not to use a particular service or feature, you do not have to provide the contact or identity information it calls for.
Who We Share Information With
We take seriously the trust you place in us and will not sell, rent or lease your information to others.
CSE employs other companies and individuals ("Agents") to perform services on behalf of the Sites, such as administering sweepstakes and contests, sending emails, providing marketing assistance, web site management and analyzing data. Such Agents will have access to personal and non-personal information only as necessary to perform their services for us and are not permitted to use it for any other purpose.
CSE may also work with other companies ("partners") to provide co-branded services or promotions. To provide a co-branded service to you, it may be necessary for us to share your personal information with our partners. The partner will only be able to use the information as necessary to perform the requested service or in aggregate form for statistical reporting.
Remember, if you go to other web sites, including those of our partners, advertisers, merchants and other sites that link to our site, those other sites may collect personal and non-personal information about you. The information practices of those other sites are not covered by this Policy. We are not liable or responsible for those sites or their own policies.
Disclosure of personal information for legal purposes and protection of CSE and others: CSE reserves the right to share your personal information with third parties if we believe such action is necessary in order to: (a) conform with the requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served upon us; (b) protect or defend our legal rights or property, the Sites or our users; or (c) investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or violations of the terms and conditions of using the Sites.
Your Choices and Opting Out CSE and/or the Sites will contact you only if you elect to be contacted.
If you choose to receive email messages, the Sites may periodically send you email messages describing updates, new features or promotional offers related to this web site. At any time, you can "opt-out" of receiving direct mail and marketing material from the Sites, such as product and service updates, by following the instructions included in your email or by sending a reply stating your request, and we will make the requested changes.
If you do not explicitly choose to receive informational emails, the only email messages you will receive from the Sites will be in response to email inquiries that you send us. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
Keeping Your Information Secure
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, CSE cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Acceptance of policy
By visiting the Sites, you are accepting the terms and conditions of this Policy, and we have the right to use your information as described in this Policy. We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time. Changes to statement
CSE may modify or amend this Policy from time to time. In an effort to keep you informed of changes to this Policy, please note that the latest revision occurred in September 2004. Changes to this Policy will not affect our use of previously provided personal information.