CompareNetworks, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information
we collect about you to provide you with personalized information, services and
tools. We will not share, sell or disclose individually identifiable information
CompareNetworks, Inc has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that TRUSTe
choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. To view a
list of the sites owned by CompareNetworks, Inc that are TRUSTe certified please
visit www.truste.com. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate
online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy
trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding
can contact TRUSTe here.
CompareNetworks, Inc. does not require customers to register. Non-registered users
may access all information presented on CompareNetworks, Inc. However, registration
does allow customers to personalize and save information. The personal information
shared with CompareNetworks, Inc. can be used to help tailor the content we provide
on CompareNetworks, Inc. Additionally, CompareNetworks, Inc. may on occasion notify
registered users regarding promotions, special offers, updated information, and
When you register for the site we request certain personally identifiable information
from you on the registration form. During registration you are required to give
contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We use this information to
contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
If you are not already registered with the site and wish to obtain a quote for one
of the products we offer, we will ask for your name, e-mail address and phone number.
We use this information to respond to your inquiry and not for any other purpose.
If you use our contact us forms we will use your name and e-mail address to respond
to your inquiry.
Communications from the Site
We will occasionally send you information on products, services, special offers
or promotions. You may sign up for these e-mails on our home page.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types
of communications. Please see the ÒOpt-OutÓ section below.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address to send
the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to
unsubscribe. Please see the Opt-out section below.
If you sign up for our newsletters, special promotion e-mails, and/or services and
later change your mind, an unsubscribe option will always be available in our e-mail
communications as well as by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping
cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
This cookie is set when you register. The cookie stores an encrypted key that allows
the site to access information such as e-mail address, name, and address. Since
it is encrypted the cookie itself stores no personal information.
policy. We do not have access to or control over these cookies. Our tracking utility
company uses session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.
Our third party tracking utility company employs a software technology called clear
gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps us better manage content on our site
by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique
identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements
of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard
drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of
the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by
clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information.
CompareNetworks, Inc. collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration,
to report aggregate information to our advertisers and to audit the use of our site.
When guests request pages from CompareNetworks, Inc. sites, our servers log the
guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally
identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains
anonymous to us.
Some pages may have the look and feel of being on one of the CompareNetworks sites,
however the information collected on these pages may not be covered under our privacy
policy. All information collected on these co-branded pages is owned and controlled
At times we may enter into co-branded relationships. When we enter into these types
of relationships we will share your name and e-mail address in order for our co-branded
partner to fulfill the service you have requested.
CompareNetworks, Inc. offers free electronic newsletters to users. CompareNetworks,
Inc. gathers the e-mail addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may
remove themselves from this mailing list by clicking the unsubscribe link at the
bottom of the email. Users can also subscribe to newsletters at the time of registration.
CompareNetworks, Inc. delivers newsletters, marketing and product offerings via
e-mail to only registered recipients. The e-mail tracking system recognizes the
URL that was clicked, and records some information about you and your computer,
such as the e-mail address that you provided to us, the browser, operating system
and IP address.
If you use a blog or forum on some of our sites, you should be aware that any personally
identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other
users of these blogs and forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to
submit in these blogs or forums.
To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us at email@example.com.
In order to leave comments on some of our pages you can log in to our commenting
system by using sign-in services such as Facebook and Twitter Connect. These services
will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal
information with us such as your name and e-mail address to pre-populate our sign
up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information
about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others
within your network. You also have the option to share your transactions with your
friends. If you wish to stop sharing your transactions, you may do so by logging
into your account center on these sites and updating your profile
We post customer comments or testimonials on our sites that may contain personally
identifiable information. We do obtain the customer's consent via e-mail prior to
posting the comment or testimonial to post their name along with their comment or
testimonial.If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you choose to use our referral service to e-mail a friend an article or blog
post from our sites, we will ask you for your friend's name and e-mail address.
We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting him or her to
visit the page you recommended. CompareNetworks stores this information for the
sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral
Your friend may contact us at email@example.com
to request that we remove this information from our database.
Protecting Your Personal Information
Your personal information can be password protected. Users should take appropriate
measures to protect the secrecy of their password. We follow generally accepted
industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted
to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission
over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore,
while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information,
we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing with Third Parties
CompareNetworks, Inc. may disclose user information as required by law and when
we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or if CompareNetworks,
Inc. believes that disclosure is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding,
court order, the law or with legal process served on CompareNetworks, Inc. Web site
or protect and defend the rights or property of CompareNetworks, Inc. or to act
in an emergency to protect someone's safety.
We use other third parties such as a web-hosting platform who hosts the article
comment sections of our sites. When you sign up for our site we will share your
name, e-mail address and name as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
CompareNetworks, Inc. may share aggregate data about our users with business partners,
advertisers or sponsors. For example, we will say the CompareNetworks, Inc. audience
is x percent females and y percent males. But our motivation in doing so is to deliver
better content and services to you. CompareNetworks, Inc. may carefully select third
parties to send users information regarding their products or services unless the
user has opted-out as described above.
Contests and Sweepstakes
CompareNetworks, Inc. offers contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain
personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and e-mail
address; in some cases, the user must answer mandatory survey questions about a
range of other personal data. The information gathered in this manner is used to
verify the entrant's identity, to send the entrant an e-mail notification that their
entry has been received, and to contact winners and/or prize recipients. CompareNetworks,
Inc. may divulge this information to a third party, provided the user gives express
consent. Conditions which CompareNetworks, Inc. will disclose this information are
when a user may expressly choose to receive additional information from the contest
sponsor, in which case the user's personally identifiable information is divulged
to the advertiser. All information about each contest is clearly posted during the
event. All contests and sweepstakes are conducted in full accordance with laws of
the United States of America.
Updating your Personal Information
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you
may correct, update, or remove it by making the change within the account section
of the site or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed
to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no
longer user your information to provide you services contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org We will retain and use your information as necessary
to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
CompareNetworks, Inc. is for professionals and usage by children is not intended.
The safety of children is very important to us. Children (under age 16) should always
ask parents for permission before sending personal information to CompareNetworks,
Inc., or to anyone online.
Links To Other Sites
When you are on a CompareNetworks site you could be directed to other sites that
are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from CompareNetworks, Inc.
pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies
to users, collect data or solicit personal information. While CompareNetworks, Inc.
strives to protect its users' personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee
the security of any information you disclose online. CompareNetworks, Inc.'s policy
does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and
therefore beyond CompareNetworks, Inc.'s control, and is not to be applied in any
manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
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Changes in this Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post those changes to this
privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you
are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review
it frequently. If we change how we use your personally identifiable information,
we will notify you here, by e-mail, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.
If you are sharing a computer, others can access your saved information. Another
person sharing a computer can set up their own account by simply going to custom
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement or other CompareNetworks,
Inc. policies, please contact the
company at email@example.com.
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