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Privacy Policy

WordWatch Inc. (‘WordWatch’) takes the privacy of its visitors and customers to the wordwatch.com website (‘Website’) and hosted application (‘Application’) very seriously. On this page, WordWatch addresses what information is collected from you (whether online or offline) and how that information is used.

If you have additional questions not answered here, contact our Support desk to request more information. By accessing or using the Website or Application, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept this privacy policy and its terms.

Updated: March 1, 2011

Information Collected

To better serve Website visitors and Application customers, and to enable the operation of the services offered, WordWatch collects two basic types of information from users:

i. Personally Identifiable Information
This information personally identifies one individual from another, and except as stated in this Privacy Policy, is voluntarily provided to us by visitors and customers.

ii. Aggregate User and Tracking Information
This information provides insights on how customers and visitors use the Website, Application and other WordWatch products. This data is anonymous in nature and does not contain any personally identifiable information. This information is used to ensure that the Website, email messages and marketing efforts continue to appeal to users.

Voluntary Information

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, WordWatch only collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. Examples include, amongst other information, your name, email address, Application user name and password.

WordWatch only requires personally identifiable information from you when it is needed for registration or placing orders on the Website.

Other information WordWatch collects

When you visit the Website, some information about your visit may be automatically collected using cookies, log analysis software and other aggregate tracking technologies.

i. Cookies
Cookies are files that contain small amounts of data. If your browser is configured to accept these files, they are stored on your computer’s hard drive. These data files are used whenever you visit the Website. Cookies capture and remember certain information about you. However, WordWatch’s cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, and we do not combine the information collected through cookies with other information to tell us who you are.

By using cookies, WordWatch is able to:

  • Personalize and enhance your visit to the Website.
  • Expedite account log-in.
  • Better measure how many users view and/or access the Website.
  • Better measure the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns.

You may set your browser to refuse cookies. However, by refusing to accept cookies, you may not be able to access some pages or use some of the Website functions. Some of WordWatch cookie file(s) remain on your computer’s hard drive unless and until you manually delete the file(s).

ii. Log File Analysis
WordWatch also collects information from your computer each time you visit the Website using log file analysis software.

Information measured, analyzed and collected in this manner may include but is not limited to: your IP address, operating system, platform information, date and time of your clickstream behavior, cookie information, session information (includes: page interaction information, browser interaction information, page response times, length of visits to individual pages, and download errors) and web browser software.

Information collected on how you use the Website does not include personally identifiable information. Though some personally identifiable information may be collected in this process, the information collected is not used to track an individual’s use through the Website.

Use of Collected Information

WordWatch will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law, in accordance with your instructions, or as identified in this privacy policy.

Personally Identifiable Information

WordWatch may use your information, including personally identifiable information, for business purposes including, without limitation, the following:

  1. To improve the quality of your visit to the Website and affiliated Websites and services.
  2. To create your account with WordWatch.
  3. To update your account with any information received from you or from third-party sources about you.
  4. To update your account with any information received from you or from third-party sources about you.
  5. Also, WordWatch may use your information, including personally identifiable information.
  6. WordWatch may share your information with our parent company, subsidiaries or other affiliates that control, are controlled by, or under common control with WordWatch.
  7. WordWatch sometimes contracts with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on its behalf, such as hosting the Website, sending email messages, administering surveys, delivering packages, and processing credit card orders. Such third parties may have access to personally identifiable information, such as email addresses, street addresses, and credit card numbers, needed to perform their functions, but are restricted from using it for purposes other than providing services for WordWatch.
  8. In some cases, WordWatch may choose to buy or sell assets. In these business transfers, customer information, including personally identifiable information, is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if WordWatch, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that WordWatch goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information, including personally identifiable information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of WordWatch or any of its assets may continue to use your personally identifiable information as set forth in this policy.
  9. WordWatch may preserve and has the right to disclose any information about you or your use of the Website without your prior permission if WordWatch has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    • protect and defend the rights, property or safety of WordWatch or its affiliates, other users of the Website, or the public;
    • enforce the Terms of Service for the Website;
    • respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or
    • resolve credit card disputes or for fraud protection.
  10. WordWatch may also disclose information as WordWatch deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
  11. WordWatch may share any information you submit when WordWatch has your consent to do so, or when WordWatch needs to share it in order to provide the information or service you requested.
  12. Non-personally Identifiable Information
  13. WordWatch may use your non-personally identifiable information it collects during your visit to the Website, during your interaction with WordWatch’s emails or during your interaction with WordWatch’s third-party marketing efforts for other purposes including, without limitation, the following:
  14. To better monitor in aggregate the effectiveness of WordWatch’s online and offline advertising and marketing campaigns.
  15. To better monitor in aggregate how visitors and customers are using the Website.
  16. To ensure that the Website and emails continue to provide relevant content that is interesting and useful to users.
  17. To uncover and diagnose problems with the Website and WordWatch’s servers.
  18. For day-to-day system administration needs.

What You Get From WordWatch

WordWatch believes that honest and clear communications with customers and users is a key part of a great experience. All of WordWatch’s email communications contain information on how to unsubscribe, and WordWatch honors all requests as quickly as possible. Below are examples (without limitation) of communications you may receive from WordWatch:

i. Registration Email Messages
When you join for an account, you will receive an email confirming your registration (as applicable). The email message will contain your name, the email address you provided and your WordWatch sign-in information.

ii. Marketing or Promotional Emails
WordWatch may send you marketing materials. These mailings will contain information on how to unsubscribe, and WordWatch honors all requests as quickly as possible.

If you are receiving communications from WordWatch and wish to unsubscribe, simply click on the unsubscribe link in any of the marketing communications.

iii. Postal Mail
WordWatch may also send you notifications of new products, surveys and other communications via postal mail. If you do not wish to receive postal mail from WordWatch, follow the opt-out instructions below.

Answering Inquiries

If you send WordWatch a question or suggestion, WordWatch may use your email address, telephone number or postal address to respond to you.

WordWatch Products – Other Websites

WordWatch does not share personally identifiable information with business partners who display or offer WordWatch products or services on their Websites.

Protection

WordWatch understands that the safety of your personal information is extremely important to you. That is why WordWatch uses both electronic and other measures to keep your information protected from unauthorized access. We use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software to protect the transmission of information that you submit to the Website. This software encrypts the information that you input.

While we use current industry standard procedures to protect your privacy, unfortunately, no data transmission or storage security can be guaranteed 100% of the time. In addition, third parties may unlawfully intercept or obtain information from the Website. We do not promise that your personally identifiable information will remain private in such cases.

About This Policy

The WordWatch privacy policy was posted on the date set forth above. WordWatch reserves the right to change, alter or modify this policy for any reason at any time. When WordWatch does so, changes in WordWatch’s privacy policy will be posted on the Website and will be effective immediately. If you are a regular visitor or subscriber to this Website, WordWatch recommends that you check this privacy policy on a regular basis.

Policies for Users of the Website Under Age 13

WordWatch recognizes the importance of children’s safety and privacy on the Internet. For this reason, and in compliance with certain laws, WordWatch does not intentionally collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13, nor do we offer any content targeted to children. We ask that children under the age of thirteen not use the Website.

External Links

WordWatch Website may include links to other Websites whose privacy policies WordWatch does not control. Once you leave the Website, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the Website you are visiting. That policy may differ from WordWatch’s policy and is not covered within this privacy policy.

Choosing Not to Provide, Accessing and Updating your Information

The Website allows you to choose not to provide personally identifiable information. However, if you opt not to disclose information to us, you may not be able to make a purchase or take advantage of certain features of the Website.

Customers may view and change their personally identifiable information by logging into their password-protected account. Once logged in, click the ‘Account Settings’ link. From here a customer may update their personal information, password, billing, and subscription information, including the ability to close their account.

It may take a reasonable period of time to respond to any request to cancel or modify an account. If you request the deletion or modification of your personal information maintained by WordWatch, such information may be retained for a period of time in WordWatch’s backup systems as a precaution against system failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract or auditing requirements.

Questions

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us. WordWatch respects your rights and privacy, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at:

WordWatch, Inc
1185 Chess Drive, Ste 201
Foster City, CA 94404
USA