COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PIION ESSENTIAL DYNAMICS:
When Essential Dynamics collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of Essential Dynamics. Essential Dynamics may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in Essential Dynamics Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to Essential Dynamics for review.
Also, Essential Dynamics collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Essential Dynamics Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
Essential Dynamics Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in throughout their Essential Dynamics matrix, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively “Essential Dynamics Matrix”). The information in a Member’s Essential Dynamics Matrix is provided at his or her sole discretion.
Essential Dynamics Members can change their Registration PII and their Essential Dynamics Matrix Information at any time and can control how Recipients, other Members and Essential Dynamics communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Settings” portion of their Essential Dynamics account.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Essential Dynamics Services.
NOTICE: ESSENTIAL DYNAMICS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES:
Some of the advertisements that appear on Essential Dynamics Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of Essential Dynamics Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address.
USE: ESSENTIAL DYNAMICS’S USE OF PII:
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Essential Dynamics, Essential Dynamics may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Essential Dynamics Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Essential Dynamics, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Essential Dynamics employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. Essential Dynamics may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide Essential Dynamics Services’ information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing).
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide Essential Dynamics with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Essential Dynamics may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. Essential Dynamics also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in “Notice” above, Essential Dynamics may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Essential Dynamics Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Essential Dynamics prohibits these companies from sharing your non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with Essential Dynamics’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Essential Dynamics may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Essential Dynamics, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Essential Dynamics Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Essential Dynamics sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Essential Dynamics may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member who is located in the European Union chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. Essential Dynamics is not responsible under the EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.
SECURITY: ESSENTIAL DYNAMICS PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII:
Essential Dynamics uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Essential Dynamics uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT ESSENTIAL DYNAMICS ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS:
Whenever possible, Essential Dynamics Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing “Account Settings”.
If you ask Essential Dynamics to stop using your PII, Essential Dynamics will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.
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