- Information that we collect when you interact with the Services
- How we use and process the information that we collect
- How we may share information with third parties
- The security of your information
1. User Consent and Incorporation
2. Links to Other Sites
3. Information We Collect
We collect personal information if you provide it to us while using the Services. For example, you may provide personal information to us when you create an account, such as name, email address, company, title, or other contact information. You may also provide us with personal information when you submit information into the Services regarding events, advertisements, or business opportunities, or when you communicate with us or others using the Services. You may also provide us with payment or credit card information. “Personal information” may include contact information such as your first name, last name, email address, phone number, as well as any other information about yourself that you submit using the Services. We may also automatically collect your IP address and geographic location when you use the Services.
OEA may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to you on the Services. Information you post in chat rooms, forums and message boards is public and may be seen by any one. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose any of your sensitive personal information in any chat room, forum or on any message board, as we cannot control who may view such information.
4. Cookies and Other Information Collection Tools
What are cookies? A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website or use an online service. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site or online service to recognize your browser. Cookies may store unique identifiers, user preferences and other information.
How do I control cookies. Web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to manage and delete cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Some web browsers provide settings that allow a user to reject cookies or to alert a user when a cookie is placed on the user's computer, tablet or mobile device. Most mobile devices also offer settings to reject mobile device identifiers. Although users are not required to accept cookies or mobile device identifiers, blocking or rejecting them may prevent access to some features available through the Services.
5. How Information is Used
We may use the information we collect for any of the following purposes:
- to provide the Services to our users and to you and to improve the Services;
- to operate, improve, and personalize the products and services we offer, and to give each user a more consistent and personalized experience when interacting with us;
- to provide you with information about products and services that we think may be of interest to you;
- to provide information about events and opportunities that are geographically closest to you;
- for customer service, security, to detect fraud or illegal activities, and for archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of the Services;
- for research and analysis purposes;
- to communicate with users; and
OEA reserves the right to aggregate and de-identity any information it collects from you for the purposes described above.
6. Sharing of Information
We may share and disclose information as described at the time information is collected or as follows.
With Other Users. We provide certain information we collect from you with other users of the Services so they can make decisions regarding advertising or business opportunities. This also allows us to provide information about events and business or advertising opportunities that may be of interest to you.
With Third Party Service Providers Performing Services on Our Behalf. We share information, including personal information, with our service providers to perform the functions for which we engage them. For example, we may use third parties to host the Services, provide data analysis and research services, to send out email updates about the Services, provide marketing and advertising services for us, remove repetitive information from our user lists, and process payments. In addition, we may share personal information with our business partners, including third-party marketing and promotional partners, to conduct marketing programs with us, and to offer you other valuable products and services. In some circumstances, those business partners may use the information to send you marketing and promotional information regarding their products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving third party commercial communications, you may exercise this right by following the opt-out procedures contained in any email or written communication.
For Legal Purposes. We also may share information that we collect from users as needed to enforce our rights, protect our property or protect the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external auditing, compliance and corporate governance functions. We will disclose personal information as we deem necessary to respond to a subpoena, regulation, binding order of a data protection agency, legal process, governmental request or other legal or regulatory process. We may also share personal information as required to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain.
Corporate Changes. We may transfer information, including your personal information, in connection with a merger, sale, acquisition or other change of ownership or control by or of us or any affiliated company (in each case whether in whole or in part).
7. Security of Your Information
We employ reasonable security measures designed to protect the security of information submitted through the Services. However, the security of information transmitted through the Internet can never be guaranteed. We are not responsible for any interception or interruption of any communications through the Internet or for changes to or losses of data. Users of the Services are responsible for maintaining the security of any password, user ID or other form of authentication involved in obtaining access to password protected or secure areas of any of our Services. In order to protect you and your data, we may suspend your use of the Services, without notice, pending an investigation, if any breach of security is suspected. Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the Services are restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized access to such areas is prohibited.
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from any person under the age of thirteen. No parts of our Services are directed to or designed to attract anyone under the age of thirteen.
10. Your California Privacy Rights
California residents who provide certain types of personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about certain types of personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. To obtain this information, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Request for California Privacy Information” on the subject line and in the body of your message.
11. Do Not Track
The Services does not support Do Not Track with respect to the Services at this time. Do Not Track is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to indicate that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites when you have not interacted with that service on the page. For all the details, including how to turn on Do Not Track, visit www.donottrack.us.
12. Contact Information