Effective September 09, 2004
ipHouse only collects Personal Information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, birth date, e-mail address, social security number, credit or debit card numbers, that you voluntarily provide to us. You are not required to provide ipHouse with any such information, but if you choose not to you may be unable to use or access certain Services or portions of the Site.
ipHouse may ask you to provide certain Personal Information when you purchase Services from ipHouse or when you register for events or contests. ipHouse also may ask you to provide Personal Information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered.
In addition to voluntarily given Personal Information, ipHouse collects Site activity information (through the use of "cookies"), IP addresses, demographic information and information supplied by third parties.
ipHouse's Web server automatically creates log files for each Site User to allow ipHouse to monitor Site use and to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not contain personal information, but contain information relating to the details of a User's Site visit, including the IP address of the visitor, the date and time of use, the path taken through the Site, files reviewed and downloaded, and errors encountered.
ipHouse may collect non-Personal Information that is not capable of specifically identifying an individual such as zip codes, ages and income levels. ipHouse uses such information to improve the Site and Services and better target its Users' needs and preferences.
Third Party Information
ipHouse also uses 'cookies'. A cookie is a piece of data that can be written to a User's hard drive when the User visits our Site. These cookies are activity recordation files that store information on a User's Site visits and preferences. ipHouse does not, for example, scan a User's hard drive for other information not located in the cookie.
IpHouse tracks a User's activities by cookies in order to offer features that would not be possible without them and to recall information regarding the User and his or her preferences during subsequent Site visits. You may disable cookies in your browser's preferences, although you may no longer be able to access certain Site features, including interactive features. Disabling cookies may hinder or prevent Site functionality with your computer.
Other companies' uses of cookies are covered by their own privacy policies. ipHouse is not liable or otherwise responsible for third party cookies or damage caused thereby.
USE OF INFORMATION
ipHouse uses collected Personal Information to perform Services, customize and optimize the Site, and for other internal purposes, such as sending information to the User about the User's account, ipHouse's Services, and advertisements for products and services that may be of interest to User (these and any other communications using Personal Information are "Notices").
Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, ipHouse will use and disclose your information for its own internal business purposes, which include responding to User e-mails, fulfillment of product and service orders, sending communications to Users, including marketing and promotional communications, and other general ipHouse operations.
Personal Information collected by ipHouse is not provided to unaffiliated third parties, except when the User specifically consents to such distribution or when ipHouse discloses information to third parties as provided under "Exceptions" below.
This policy covers only information that is collected specifically and solely by ipHouse. Any information that you disclose when participating in newsgroups or other public internet forums becomes public. Moreover, by participating in newsgroups, your e-mail address may become available to any third parties accessing our Web site and as a result, you may receive unsolicited e-mail from such third parties.
If you do not want your Personal Information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, you may "opt out" by following the process described below. Please note that opting out may limit or terminate your access to portions of the Site, the Services, or other functions provided by ipHouse.
EXCEPTIONS TO USE OF INFORMATION
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY RESTRICTIONS OTHERWISE STATED HEREIN, IPHOUSE MAY DISCLOSE USERS' PERSONAL AND NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:
- if ipHouse believes in its sole discretion that disclosing this information is necessary or reasonable to enforce the terms and conditions of our Site or Services or ipHouse's rights in connection with the Site, Services, or User;
- if ipHouse reasonably believes that applicable law, or order requires the disclosure;
- as part of negotiations and due diligence for, and as part of, the sale of our business or any of its assets.
ipHouse has undertaken what it believes are reasonable security policies and procedures to secure the information we collect online. Credit card information requested by ipHouse is protected by 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features.
Certain User functions are password-protected. User should not give his or her password to any third party or otherwise allow the password to become known (by not logging out after ending a session, for example). Despite its efforts to maintain security and confidentiality for information, ipHouse does not warrant or otherwise promise that there will be no unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of User information, including Personal Information.
The Site and ipHouse's Services are not intended for use by children, and ipHouse does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under age 13, you may not submit or post any information or material on the Site or otherwise provide such information to ipHouse, including but not limited to Personal Information.
Unless otherwise specified, you must be a least 18 years old in order to participate in any online contests or other Site events or functions.
ipHouse encourages parents to monitor the websites that their children visit. ipHouse relies in part on parents to prevent unauthorized access to the Site and the Services, and to comply with the provisions of this statement.
CORRECTIONS, UPDATED INFORMATION, OPTING OUT, OR QUESTIONS
Users may access the Personal Information collected on them, request corrections or updates to User's information, stop ipHouse from sending certain announcements and advertisements, and ask general questions relating to this policy either by: (a) sending an e-mail request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or (b) sending a letter via the U.S. Mail to:
331 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
ipHouse reserves the right to ask for further information and material at its sole discretion to verify the identity and request of the User.
CHANGES TO POLICY
ipHouse may change this policy at any time at its sole discretion. Use of the ipHouse Web site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. You must also review ipHouse's Service Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy to understand additional terms and conditions that apply to the use of our Web site.