What is Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally identifiable information” is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information includes your first and last name; home or other physical address (including street name and name of a city or town); telephone number; online contact information, (including a screen or username that functions as online contact information); a social security number; a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize you over time and across different websites or online services; a photograph, video, or audio file, where such file contains an image or voice; geolocation information sufficient to identify street name and name of a city or town; or information concerning you that DI collects online from you that combines with an identifier described above (such as the school currently enrolled in or graduated from combined with such identifier); and any other information that is connected with your personal identity.
Business accessing or using the DI Sites
FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, IN THE EVENT YOU DIRECT DI TO SHARE ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION AS FURNISHED BY YOU WITH A SPECIFIC PERSON OR ENTITY (E.G., OTHER COMPANIES IN THE HUMAN RESOURCE INDUSTRY, POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS, SCHOOLS, ETC…), YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH THIRD PARTY’S TREATMENT OF YOUR INFORMATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF THE THIRD PARTIES WHO RUN AND/OR OWN THOSE COMPANIES. FURTHERMORE, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICIES OF SUCH RECIPIENTS WHO RECEIVE YOUR INFORMATION FROM DI UPON YOUR DIRECTION PRIOR TO DIRECTING DI TO SHARE SUCH INFORMATION WITH THEM.
DI Sites are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. To subscribe to newsletters and to participate in other activities where personal information is divulged if you are between the ages of 13 and 17 you should get the permission of your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before registering or subscribing to any product or service, or participating in any manner in the offerings of the DI Sites.
If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. There are also commercially available tools to help you limit your children’s exposure to material online. If you’re worried about your children’s activities or their privacy on our sites, we encourage you to contact DI via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact.
Information DI Collects
Certain content and functions on the DI Sites are available to all users without registration. DI does not collect any personally identifiable information from you when you visit these areas of the DI Sites.
Registered Users and Subscribers
In order to access some of the more specialized features of the DI Sites you must register with the applicable DI Site as a free user or, if applicable, a paid user. When you register with a DI Sites, we collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, email address, city, state and zip code, as well as other information, such as your gender, age, occupation, personal interests and similar information.
In addition, when you use certain specialized features offered to registered DI users, DI may collect additional information about you, such as credit card information, financial information, educational history, employment information as well as certain additional information required by the applicable service.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
DI generally collects personally identifiable information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you enter a promotion, sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, register for those portions of our sites that may require registration, make a purchase, subscribe to a premium service or subscribe to our newsletters, and other electronic services you will be asked to provide information such as your email address, name, phone number, and shipping address. Information such as your age, gender, hobbies or interests may also be requested. This information may sometimes be collected by third party service providers with whom DI contracts to host the website or to fulfill requests for services; in that event, DI asks such service providers to make the personal information available only to DI for DI to use in accordance with the terms of this policy and not to use the information for any other purpose. DI uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to any of our newsletters, we may use your email address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you our newsletter or to send you notices of our other offerings which we feel may be of interest to you. DI may also use any personal information you send for marketing and promotional purposes and DI may combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market and promote products or provide services that we believe may be of interest to you or to fulfill your requests for products and services.
General Submissions and User Generated Content: Important
If you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, user-generated content submission activities, visitor or registered user comment areas, participate in our social networking channels or other community boards (collectively referred to as the “Forums”) that may be offered on our sites; or if you elect to upload any photographs, audios or videoss; or if you elect to respond to requests for comments or feedback, Q & A, to polls; or if you elect to furnish any type of user-generated content submission, you will be solely responsible for all contents, messages, texts, files, images, graphics, photos, audio clips, sounds, videos or other materials associated therewith (collectively the foregoing posts, submissions, and uploading shall be referred to as “Postings”).
Furthermore, all information (including, personal identifiable information) contained in any Postings will be handled separately from information DI collects from you or you furnish to DI in connection with visiting or registering with DI Sites or information you elect to submit for the purpose of forwarding such specific information to a third party at your direction (e.g., potential employer/employee or school/student). You hereby acknowledge and agree that by engaging in any Postings you are thereby granting DI the UGC License below with respect to such Postings.
BY SUBMITTING A POSTING IN A FORUM, YOU ARE GRANTING DI A PERPETUAL, UNCONDITIONAL, ROYALTY-FREE, FULLY PAID-UP AND IRREVOCABLE RIGHT AND LICENSE TO USE, SHARE, REPRODUCE, MODIFY, ADAPT, PUBLISH, TRANSLATE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, PUBLICLY DISPLAY, PUBLICLY PERFORM, SUBLICENSE, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, TRANSFER, AND SELL ANY SUCH POSTINGS. BY FURNISHING POSTINGS, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU GIVE DI THE RIGHT TO USE SUCH POSTINGS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER AND IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER INVENTED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO COMBINE YOUR POSTINGS WITH POSTINGS OF THIRD PARTIES IN VARIED COMBINATIONS. THE FOREGOING INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF A POSTING, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN for editorial or commercial purposes. In addition, without limiting the foregoing, if your Postings includes personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. DI can edit, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, in any way and any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
Information From Third Party Sources
DI may on occasion combine information we receive online with information we have obtained through third party sources to enhance our ability to market those products or services that may be of interest to you.
Website Usage Information
DI automatically collects IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the DI Sites. This information helps us evaluate how our users navigate and use our website, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each webpage, and the length of their visits.
Additional Uses of Information
DI may also use personally identifiable information collected from you for the following general purposes:
- to customize the advertising and content you see;
- to improve the design and content of our site;
- to contact you about special offers, products or services that may be of interest to you;
- to share with third parties who may choose to contact you about their own special offers, products or services; and
- to provide you with customer service.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
DI may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals when:
- we have your consent to share the information;
- we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them;
- we need to ensure protect the security or integrity of the user, website, or online service or authenticate users of, or personalize the content on the DI Sites;
- we need to perform network communications or maintain or analyze the functioning of DI Sites;
- we need serve contextual advertising or to cap the frequency of advertising;
- you have entered a promotion, sweepstakes or contest sponsored by a third party, in which case the information may be shared with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing (Some of our promotions, sweepstakes or contests will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like your personal information to be shared with the presenter and/or third party sponsor. Other promotions, sweepstakes or contests will not give you that option, and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the promotion, sweepstakes or contest);
- you have furnished us personally identifiable information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners, services to help third parties locate you online, school applications and resume forwarding, etc…);
- we have reason to believe that someone may be causing injury to someone or interfering with our rights or the rights of our users, or general public, or using our services in violation of a legal or personal right;
- the entity to whom the information is disclosed is DI’s parent company or any affiliate or subsidiary of those companies;
- we need to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or legal or regulatory process; or
- in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the DI business.
We may use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs), which may also be provided by our third party advertising company, on our site in order to help manage our online advertising and to recognize users’ cookies and assess traffic patterns. We may include web beacons in our email messages including newsletters in order to count how many email messages have been opened. DI and our advertising company may also use web beacons to note which webpages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track responses to our advertising efforts.
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our sites, the website you visit after the DI Sites; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on the DI Sites or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our sites, customers or others.
If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from DI, entities affiliated with DI (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by notifying us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact. You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
Short Message Service and Wireless Internet
We may make available services through which you can receive messages on your phone or wireless device via short message service (“SMS Service”) or wireless internet (“WAP Services”). We may also make available content and versions of our websites available via WAP and mobile phone service. If you subscribe to one of our SMS, WAP or mobile services, you thereby agree to receive such service at the address you provide for such purposes. Such messages may come from DI, or from third parties who we believe may have goods or services of interest to you (unless you have elected not to receive such messages at the time you subscribe). Our wireless carriers and providers are not responsible for the content of our wireless services or any of the messages you may receive from us.
You acknowledge and agree that the SMS, WAP and mobile services are provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of such services will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the services. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.
By signing up for any SMS, WAP or mobile service, you consent to receiving, from time to time, further messages which may include news, promotions and offers from us, our affiliates and partners, and unless and until you have opted-out of these activities by notifying us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact. Please follow the instructions provided by you by third parties to unsubscribe from their messages.
Your DI registration information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers. We maintain (directly and through our agents) physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information.
DI does not represent or warrant the security of personally identifiable information, and shall have no liability if such security is compromised. In the unlikely event that security of your personally identifiable information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent that we have your email address, we may notify you by email.
Review and Correction
DI offers registered users the online ability to correct or update information that we have collected during the registration process. This can be done by visiting your personal registered user page on the applicable DI Site.
California and Canadian Users
California and Canadian residents have the right to know how their information may be shared with third parties who engage in direct marketing activities and this policy explains our practices and how you can opt out of having your information shared for such purposes. From time to time we may make our customer lists available to companies that sell goods and services that we believe would be of interest. Customers have the option of having their names and identifying information removed from those lists (subject to certain exceptions and limitations in applicable laws) by contacting us via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact.
We may also from time to time make our customer lists available for direct marketing purposes to other entities that are affiliated with us. If you would like to be removed from those lists, contact us at via the following webpage messaging portal http://www.discointer.com/en/contact.
If you enter a promotion, sweepstakes or contest sponsored and/or presented by a third party, information may be shared with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing (Some of our promotion, sweepstakes or contest will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like your personally identifiable information to be shared with the third party sponsor and/or presenter. Other promotion, sweepstakes or contest will not give you that option and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the contest.)
We retain your information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable laws or regulations. In the event that cease accessing or using the DI sites and you desire to delete your personally identifiable information from DI’s information database, please access your personal account page to delete your personally identifiable information. In the event, you do not have access to your personal account page or you are accessing or using a portion of the DI Sites which does not offer a personal account page access, please contact DI via the webpage messaging portal located here: http://www.discointer.com/en/contact with a message that sufficiently identifies the applicable information you desire to delete and which enables DI to confirm your identity as the individual who submitted the personally identifiable information subject to such deletion request. DI will endeavor to reply to your request in a commercially reasonable manner and will confirm the action taken upon you request. Please note that without permitting DI to include your personally identifiable information within DI’s information database certain access to and use of DI’s Sites may be unavailable to you or may not operate efficiently or correctly.