Effective Date: September 12, 2012
We value the trust you place in us and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. Wiredsafety.org (the "Site") is operated by WiredSafety ("we" or "us") and is the world's largest Internet safety, help and education resource. WiredSafety maintains a partnership with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), however, the site does not provide legal guidance and no information on the site should be relied on as legal advice.
The Wiredsafety.org website is intended for adults. As such, and because it is a charity organization, it is not required to comply with the strict requirements of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Nevertheless, WiredSafety acknowledges COPPA and respects it in spirit.
What Information Do We Collect About Our Users and How Do We Use It?
There are two ways we obtain information about you: 1. you voluntarily submit it to us, for example through a survey, by completing a form or by communicating with us and providing that information as part of the communication; or 2. we collect it from all our site users electronically to track how the site is used, where our users come from and their preferences.
This information is not shared with third parties (except those working with us to maintain or operate the Site, handle your financial transactions, provide certain customer services, maintain or improve our site integrity and security, maintain the users', public's or Site's safety, address risks or comply with applicable law, as more fully described below.) We may use it to send you messages we believe to be of interest or about the Site itself, from time to time. You may opt out from receiving messages from us by contacting email@example.com.
Information Provided to Us By Third Parties: We may acquire (but will not share) demographic information from third-parties online or offline to better direct services and offers to you or may acquire referral e-mail and other contact information from you or others recommending our site or other services. We will use that contact information only to forward an invitation or provide the information for which the referral was made.
In addition to information you voluntarily provide to us through forms, communications and interactions with our staff, we collect certain data automatically when you access the Site. We collect this using cookies and other web-tracking technologies and use this to learn about how our Site is used and how to improve the user experience.
We may also collect information about our users for each Site interaction and visit, including your IP address, your browser and available software and hardware information, whether you were referred to our Site by a search engine (including the search terms used to find us) or from another Site or offline resource (such as a DVD or CD). This is used to improve our Site and messaging efficiency, learn more about where our users come from and understand how our users use and ways to improve our Site.
We link to outside websites and services, from time to time. While we try to select appropriate sites, note that we are not responsible for the practices, content or the privacy policies employed by third party sites. Please review those before interacting with those sites.
We collect additional information from you when you send us an email, submit a form or otherwise request information from us as well as when you report problems at the Site. We use this information for the purpose for which it was provided. This information may also be used in identifying users that violate our Terms of Service or are disruptive at the Site.
Sharing Your Information:
We do not sell or license your personally identifiable customer information to third parties without your consent, except as disclosed herein.
We may use third party vendors to provide certain services or functions necessary to operate our Site and offer and deliver products and services to you. We share personally identifiable information about our users (to the extent we have such information) only with those involved in providing services, functions or professional advice to us or as outlined below. We share information with those third-parties and vendors to the extent necessary for them to perform their function on our behalf. All of these third-parties must agree to protect the privacy and security of our users and not to use information they receive during the course of their duties for any purpose other than for which it was provided.
We may also disclose your personally identifiable information as required or permitted by law, or as we believe may be necessary (as determined in our sole and absolute discretion) to protect the integrity of our Site, ourselves or our affiliates, or the safety, privacy and well-being of our users, ourselves and third-party providers or members of the public including the use of and providing information to third-parties:
" To comply with valid legal process including subpoenas, court orders or search warrants.
" To respond to official inquiries of governmental authorities.
" In cases involving risks to any person or other emergencies, Terms of Service violations, and to evaluate and defend against legal claims in any forum.
" To outside auditors, legal professionals, security consultants and regulators.
" To prevent or manage what we, in our sole and absolute discretion, believe to be the unlawful or abusive use of our services or the Site or anticipated harm to our users, the public, the Site or ourselves.
WiredSafety volunteers abide by special privacy rules and those terms override the Site's terms whenever there is a conflict.
Transfer of Information:
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of WiredSafety or the acquisition of substantially all the assets of WiredSafety related to the business which collected such information, such as acquisition by or merger with another company.
International Transfer of User Information:
WiredSafety operates globally so it is necessary to transfer your information internationally. In particular, your information will likely be transferred to and processed in the United States where many of our central databases operate. The data protection and other laws of other countries, such as the United States, may not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using this site you consent to your information being collected and used as set forth in this privacy statement.
The Security of Your Information:
We also work closely with WiredSafety.org, the world's largest and oldest cybersafety organization. WiredSafety provides cybersafety content to us and we recommend that if you have questions or need help with cybersafety issues, you visit and support their site. Wiredsafety Site
Changes To and Questions About This Policy:
Country and State Specific Information:
California Privacy Rights:
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as S.B. 27 or the "Shine the Light" law), if you are a California resident and your business relationship with WiredSafety is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, you may request certain data regarding WiredSafety's disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for the third-parties' direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Request for California Privacy Information" in the subject line; you may make such a request up to once per calendar year. If applicable, we will provide you, by email, a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the third parties' names and addresses. Please note that not all personal information sharing is covered by S.B. 27's requirements.