Limited Audience is fully committed to protecting the privacy of consumers of its interactive products and services. We want to contribute to providing a safe and secure environment for everyone, and in particular, ensure that our members' personal information is protected.
Finally, please note that this policy applies only to Limited Audience built and maintained Web sites that carry the Limited Audience brand, and not to any other company or organizations' Web sites to which we link or have affiliated to.
In general, our service automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our customers use parts of a given site. This allows us to improve our services and ensure that they are as appealing as they can be.
For example, Limited Audience may use a technology nicknamed "cookies" that tells us how and when pages in our site are visited, and by how many people. Such cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what your screen name or e-mail address is.
We also may provide statistical "ratings" information, never information about you personally, to our partners and affiliates about how our members (collectively) use our services. We do this so they too can understand how much people use their areas and our site in order for them to provide you with the best possible Web experience.
Information about you that you provide us
Sometimes, we may specifically ask for information about you when you sign up to use a service, join a members' only area, or when you order a product. We will need certain information, for example, name, Internet address or screen name, billing address, credit card number, or any other relevant information as may be required by our Credit Card (or other payment method) Processors to ensure that the transaction is genuine or that your right to access a site is of a bone fide nature. This is for our users protection as well as for our own.
We may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services that we believe would be of interest to you. You may choose not to receive such information if you don't want to by letting us know on the registration screen when you sign up for that product or service, or by emailing via the link that can be found on the site that you have joined.
We may also ask you for information about your interests so that both you and we can take advantage of the interactivity of the online medium that is the Internet, but you may always choose to respond or not.
Additionally, we may provide you with an opportunity to be listed in a directory on one of our Limited Audience branded services and these listings are also optional and you can make changes to or eliminate this information whenever you want to.
We do not use or disclose information about your individual visits to any Limited Audience operated site or any information that you may give us, such as your name, address, Email address or telephone number, to any outside company or organisation unless we are legally requested to do so as part of any Government Investigation or to protect or enforce our own legal rights under any agreement which has been breached, or we believe has been breached, or to protect any and all copyright infringements. In such events Limited Audience shall only release information when Limited Audience believe it appropriate to and then only to the relevant authority.
It is your obligation to provide Limited Audience with accurate and up-to-date information, and failure to provide us with such information could void any Agreement between you and Limited Audience. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as processing your purchase request, responding to customer service inquiries, loss prevention, improving our service, communicating with you, and allowing our billing providers to provide customer service and thus fulfil their obligations to you. Limited Audience employees and associated site webmasters and copyright holders have access to your information on a need-to-know but fully secured basis. Limited Audience will not sell your information to a third party for any reason.
Limited Audience does not request, or knowingly collect identifiable information from children under the age of 18. Limited Audience does not knowingly use or share personal information from users under the age of 18 with third parties. Limited Audience does not offer children any promotions involving games, prizes, or any other activity that would induce a child to divulge personal information.
Limited Audience and its associated websites employ the latest and best techniques available for protecting its systems from intrusion by unauthorized individuals, and both we and our associated webmasters and billing providers are constantly upgrading security as better methods become available. All information is stored behind firewalls and other sophisticated security systems. All data centres housing hardware utilise state-of-the-art physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access to any facility.