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The term "personal information" as used throughout this policy, applies to any information or set of information that identifies or that is used by or on behalf of Clicktel to identify an individual.
How does Clicktel collect personal information online?
Clicktel collects personal information online through Web sites and other online resources. Clicktel also offers online resources in collaboration with other online service providers, from which Clicktel may receive personal information about users of such resources. These online collaborations are governed by agreements that require personal information to be protected appropriately. Individuals may access many parts of our Web sites without disclosing any personal information. There are two methods that Clicktel uses to collect personal information online:
1. Information that you provide:
Clicktel collects personal information and other data that you may enter into forms or data fields on our Web sites. Such information may include, but not be limited to, contact information (such as your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, user ID and password), date of birth, professional credentials, hobbies and interests. Clicktel may also collect information about you that you provide by responding to our questions and surveys.
2. Information collected from your computer or other electronic device:
Some of our Web sites and other online resources use tracking technologies, such as cookies , to provide additional functionality that enables you to use these resources more effectively. Clicktel uses tracking technologies in ways that do not identify you personally, such as to track accurately numbers of users or referring sites or advertisements to our online resources, or to remember whether you have identified yourself as a resident of a particular country. Clicktel may use other companies to deliver e-mail communications on our behalf or to place Clicktel advertisements on other web sites. Clicktel does not control the tracking technologies used by these other companies. If you want to limit anonymous data collection through tracking technologies, please refer to your choices as described below.
In some cases, Clicktel may use tracking technologies in ways that identify you personally, but only after you have entered personal information into a form or data field on our Web sites, or where we have registered you to use our online resources by providing a user ID and password based on information validated through other offline interactions with you. We may use tracking technologies to remember your personal preferences and selections, such as personal information that you have entered into data fields on our Web sites, answers that you have provided in response to our surveys, or sections of our Web sites that you visit frequently. You may choose whether or not you want Clicktel to use tracking technologies to remember you, and/or to provide additional personalized services to you. If you want to limit data collection through tracking technologies, please refer to your choices as described below.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is sent by Web servers to your computer's hard drive, where your Internet browser files are kept. Cookies enable Web sites to store small bits of information on your computer and retrieve that information at a later time. Clicktel uses two types of cookies: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are erased from your computer's memory when you close your Internet browser or turn your computer off, and persistent cookies, which exist on your computer's hard drive until they expire, unless you delete them at an earlier time.
What are single-pixel tags?
Single-pixel tags, also known as web beacons or web tags, are graphics that function similar to cookies. Single-pixel tags are not visible because of their small size. They are used to collect information in web logs that does not identify you personally such as web pages viewed, the web site you came from, the advertisement you clicked on to visit our web sites, and whether promotional or other commercial e-mail messages we send are opened.
Who will have access to personal information about me?
Personal information about you will be accessible to Clicktel, including its subsidiaries, divisions and groups worldwide, and to individuals and organizations that use personal information solely for and at the direction of Clicktel. Uses and disclosures of personal information by external individuals and organizations acting on Clicktel's behalf are governed by agreements that require personal information to be protected appropriately. Personal information about you only will be used and disclosed by Clicktel and individuals and organizations working on its behalf, in a manner consistent with this policy, other applicable privacy notices, and as explicitly permitted or required by applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Does Clicktel share personal information with third parties?
In general, Clicktel does not sell personal information about you, however, circumstances may arise where Clicktel may, for business reasons, decide to reorganize or divest its business through sale, merger or acquisition. In these circumstances, personal information may be shared with actual or prospective purchasers. Clicktel will obtain written assurances that personal information will be protected appropriately in these circumstances. Except where explicitly permitted or required by law, or provided in this policy, personal information about you will not otherwise be shared without your permission.
How does Clicktel secure personal information?
Clicktel will take reasonable steps to protect personal information as it is transmitted from your computer to our online resources and servers, as well as to protect personal information in its possession from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. It is your personal responsibility to secure your own copies of your passwords and related access codes for our online resources.
Limitations and options on tracking:
How will I know whether Clicktel has updated this policy?
Clicktel may update this policy periodically. Clicktel reserves the right to modify, add or remove portions of this privacy statement at its discretion. If we decide to change this policy, we will post those changes at this site so you always will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
This policy was last updated on Sept 23, 2008.