Privacy Policy

Freakswitch has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our firms commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practice for Freakswitch’s web site. Using the Internet should be a fun experience and we want to help you make it so.

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as ordering, downloading software, entering contests, or news letters, Freakswitch may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, Freakswitch may require that you provide us personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, and other personal identifying information. When ordering on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Freakswitch needs to collect this information for fulfilling prizes, tracking/verifying compliance with Freakswitch’s policies as well as federal, state and local laws and/or for editorial and feedback solicitation purposes.

Freakswitch recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of this information. If you do not want the information you provide to Freakswitch to be used to inform you of other products and special offers from Freakswitch, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to Freakswitch, Freakswitch will honor your preference. In addition, Freakswitch may selectively provide certain information to other Freakswitch sites or organizations that have products or services we think may interest you. If you do not want the information you provide to Freakswitch to be shared with other Freakswitch sites, and you indicate this preference when you provide the information to Freakswitch, Freakswitch will honor your preference.

In case you change your mind or some personal information may change (such as your zip code), we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us. You can do this at the member information page or by contacting our Customer Support organization, Contact Us

Opting-out

To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of the following services: receiving communications from Freakswitch, about new features or services, and receiving communications about offers from third-party companies that offer a product or service that we think would be of value to you. If a guest objects to such use for any reason, you may stop that use, either by e-mail request to Contact Us or by modifying your member information online.

Information provided when purchasing products from our online store, may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-out processes described on, or linked to, each order form.

Policies For Kids

You represent and warrant that you are of sufficient legal age to use this site and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of this site. You agree to be financially responsible for all of your use of this Web site (as well as for use of your account or login information by others, including without limitation minors living with you). You agree to supervise all usage by minors of this Web site under your name or account. Separate terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of travel-related goods and services that you select. You agree to abide by the terms or conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with all rules and restrictions regarding availability of fares, products, or services. You shall be completely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of the use of this Web site.

When children under age 17 attempt to register with Freakswitch, we ask them to have a parent or guardian establish a Freakswitch account. Although guests under 17 years of age may be allowed to participate in some contests and promotions, if such a guest wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parents or guardians identified in the initial registration process. Publication of contest winners names, ages, or images for individuals under 13 require parental or guardian consent.

Use Of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies can make the Web more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard, and many major Web sites use them to provide useful features for their customers.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of the Freakswitch’s service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized news preferences or you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering contests, or playing games.

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Freakswitch does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Use Of Traffic Data

Each time a visitor comes to a Freakswitch web site, we collect some information to improve the overall quality of the online experience. At Freakswitch content sites, we collect the visitor’s domain name (e.g., whether the user is logged on from ibm.com or yale.edu), referral data (e.g., we record the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to a Freakswitch Web site), and browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform). The Freakswitch web sites collect visitor information for purposes of product monitoring, product improvement, and targeted advertising. We also count, track, and aggregate the visitor’s activity into our analysis of general traffic flows at our sites (e.g. tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the Freakswitch properties, etc.). To these ends, we may merge information about you into group data, which may then be shared on an aggregated basis with our advertisers; but Freakswitch will not disclose your individual identity or personal data without your permission. When Freakswitch does present aggregated information to outside companies, no one will be able to identify you or contact you.

Use of Ip Addresses

An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers, the big computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

Freakswitch 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 Freakswitch web 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. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.

Use of Email Data

After signing up to receive a Freakswitch newsletter by email, users will start receiving a Freakswitch content newsletter delivered on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, as well as occasional product-related announcements. On Freakswitch Web sites that offer newsletters, we collect subscribers’ email addresses in order to distribute those newsletters and product-related announcements. In addition, Freakswitch has entered into agreements with a number of other companies to distribute Freakswitch newsletter content to users on their systems. These Newsletter Partners might include web-based email, Internet browser, and email software companies. Freakswitch newsletters are also offered in a number of Newsletter Partner sites, all of which require a user’s email address for distribution. In the case of those email addresses collected by our Newsletter Partners to conduct Freakswitch newsletter programs, email addresses are either forwarded to us for maintenance by Freakswitch, or are kept and maintained exclusively by our Newsletter Partners under privacy conditions acceptable to Freakswitch. If you are concerned about the privacy policies of a Newsletter Partner site, please contact the webmaster of that site. Users can choose to unsubscribe from Freakswitch newsletters or product-related announcements at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions found in each email.

Contests And Sweepstakes

Freakswitch offers contests and sweepstakes in which we request certain personal information. At a minimum, the required information includes name and email address; in some cases, the user must answer mandatory survey questions about a range of other personal data. The information gathered in the entry form is used to verify the entrant’s identity, to send the entrant an email notification that their entry has been received, and to contact winners and/or prize recipients. There are two situations in which Freakswitch will divulge this information to a third party provided the user gives express consent: (1) 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. (2) Some of the contests may be hosted on the Freakswitch site but administered by the sponsor; in such cases, the information a user provides is passed on to the third party as long as that user gives express consent. Because the rules and terms of each contest can vary, all information about each contest is clearly posted during the event. All contests and sweepstakes are conducted in full accordance with United States federal and state laws.

Surveys

Occasionally Freakswitch conducts user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL FREAKSWITCH, OR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, CLAIM, DAMAGE, OR ANY SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH (I) ARISE OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY USE OF THIS SERVICE OR CONTENT FOUND HEREIN OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, (II) ANY FAILURE OR DELAY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY COMPONENT OF THIS SERVICE OR SITE FOR RESERVATIONS OR TICKETING), OR (III) THE PERFORMANCE OR NON PERFORMANCE BY FREAKSWITCH OR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OR DISTRIBUTORS, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY OTHER PARTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Links to other Sites

Users should be aware that when you are on Freakswitch, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Freakswitch’s pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or an Freakswitch search result, the "click" takes you off the Freakswitch site. This includes links from advertisers, Center sponsors and partners that may use Freakswitch’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information.

Freakswitch’s policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Freakswitch’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.

Security

Freakswitch has taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honored. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Freakswitch can not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.

Your Freakswitch’s Account is password protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Freakswitch will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or email. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Freakswitch’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of the Freakswitch. sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

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Last Updated 3/21/09