At Linktops, we respect and protect the privacy of anyone and everyone who uses our website, and individual member Linktops shared throughout the world wide web. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the Linktops website, products and services that are located in, but not limited to the http://www.linktops.com domain.
Information Collection and Use by Linktops
Linktops Corporation, the official corporate and legal owner of Linktops is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Linktops collects information from our members at several different points on our website.
Our website offers opportunities for visitors of the Linktops domain and viewers of individual member Linktops to register for promotional and informational e-mailings and resources, and for assistance in evaluating our products and services. These registration forms enable you to opt-in to Linktops mailing lists (both e-mail and printed) and require you to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send information about our company and our products and services. Those who have signed up and subsequently wish to withdraw their participation may opt–out of receiving future mailings at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” within e-mail notifications or changing your member settings in the My Settings page of your Linktops account.
We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. We use our logs of your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, to assist you with technical support, to diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to tailor our product and service offerings to you.
Information Collection and Use by Our Members' Visitors /
Information Security and Privacy
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry–recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. Linktops does not collect sensitive account information such as credit card numbers with security protected measures under any circumstances. Any and all sensitive bank / payment account information involved in a transaction is collected and stored by PayPal, the designated payment platform for Linktops’ product and services, including Linktags. PayPal employs the use of encryption such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol for your protection.
Linktops takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors' security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
We do not share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we may enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). Such contracts would prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they would be required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may also disclose certain information to partners who introduced you to Linktops products and services. Lastly, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies: a text–only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk. A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a visitors’ web browser while that visitor is browsing a website. When the visitor browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of that visitor’s previous activity. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a unique number. When you visit our website, open our email, or encounter our services online (perhaps on a customer's website) we may send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in many ways: they allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website, track point of entry to point of registration for those members participating in our affiliate signup programs, and track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine areas members prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our website easier by recognizing you when you return and helping to provide you with a customized experience.
Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our website. For more information on how to manage cookies in your web browser, see http://www.aboutcookies.org.
Some of our web pages, emails, and other online content may contain electronic images known as web beacons, also known as single–pixel GIFs, which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons allow us to count members who have visited our web pages, seen our ads, or opened our email. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a cookie identifier, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides (the URL).
When we send you emails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you.
Web Beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.
At any time, Linktops may allow its members to do online advertising on the Linktops parent website and member viewer pages. Should such online advertising be employed, we would use pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These GIF files are provided by our ad management partners; they enable our partners to recognize a unique ad impression cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring members to our website. With both cookies and web beacons, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
Linktops Anti–Spam Policy tolerates only permission-based email. In addition, members always have the opportunity to opt–out or change preferences via a link in the footer of all non–transactional email messages. These options are made available when you sign–up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company. Alternatively, you may change your permission based email settings within the 'Settings' page of your Linktops account. If you have received an unsolicited commercial email from Linktops on behalf of any of our customers, you may report it to us at email@example.com.
Some communications (e.g. important account notifications) are considered transactional and are necessary for all Linktops customers. You must cancel your Linktops account to unsubscribe from these communications. To cancel your Linktops account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linktops allows for its members to add links to third–party websites. Some of those links may be those of our business partners and online advertising partners, and affiliates. These partners may collect information about you. Linktops does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, therefore you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information. By adding or entering any third party links into a Linktop (or multiple Linktops), the member hereby agrees that any affiliate tracking and commission codes generated and/or assigned will be Linktops affiliate codes, whereby revenue generated will be assigned in its entirety to Linktops Corporation.
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