Information Collection and Use
Sparkline Digital LLC. is the sole owner of the 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. Sparkline Digital LLC. collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
In order to use portions of the website, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give their contact information (such as name and e-mail address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level or gender), and unique identifiers (such as social security number), but encouraged so we can provide a more personalized experience on our site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates, although some persistent cookies may remain if the user chooses options such as auto-login or remember me. This information is not used for any other purpose. By setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Sparkline Digital LLC. is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information may be used for analytical purposes such as monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. Sparkline Digital LLC. will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site. Sparkline Digital LLC. stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend may contact Sparkline Digital LLC. at email@example.com or via our online contact form at http://www.sparklinedigital.com/contact.html to request the removal of this information from the database.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. All of our users’ information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to your information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked server cage. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Correction/Updating Personal Information: If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code or e-mail address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us.
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.
Notification of Changes
Sparkline Digital LLC complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Sparkline Digital LLC has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Sparkline Digital LLC's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/