32LOUD Understands How Important Privacy is to Our Members
We are committed to protecting your privacy and want to make sure that you understand how your membership information is used. We also want you to be aware that you have choices about how we use this information.
What Information We Collect
When you sign up for membership, we ask for basic information such as your name, email, zip code. We keep track of your participation in 32LOUD activities and member services so we can understand our member's interests and evaluate the effectiveness of our offerings.
We share your personal information only with companies we have selected to provide official 32LOUD member advantages (member discounts, products, unique opportunities, and services), or support 32LOUD operations. Some of these companies pay a fee for access to our membership list. Our contracts with these companies require them to keep the member information strictly confidential, and allow them to use the information only to offer 32LOUD member advantages to 32LOUD members.
Finally, we may release personal member information on rare occasions when we are required to do so by law, or when necessary or appropriate to comply with legal process or to protect or defend 32LOUD and it's members. We do not sell or rent member information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or any other companies or persons that are not offering 32LOUD-endorsed discounts, products, unique opportunities, and services.
We respect your choices. If you do not want us to share your information with companies that offer 32LOUD member advantages you can contact us as specified below. You should then stop receiving mail from companies that provide 32LOUD member advantages in about 12 weeks.
For More Information
For more detailed information about our privacy practices, and about privacy on 32LOUD.com, please review the frequently asked questions below. To exercise your choices please contact us online by e-mail at info@32LOUD.com
Privacy and 32LOUD - Questions and Answers
In this policy, the terms "32LOUD," "we," "our," and "us" refer to 32LOUD. The terms "you" and "your" refer to 32LOUD.com visitors like yourself. The terms "partner or partners" refers to companies that provide 32LOUD advantages. The term "32LOUD advantages" refers to discounts, products, unique opportunities, and services.
1. Do I have to submit any personal information in order to use 32LOUD.com?
You do not need to give us any information about yourself in order to access most of 32LOUD.com. You can visit our pages, read our content, and learn about 32LOUD member advantages on a completely anonymous basis.
If you want to take advantage of some of the opportunities on 32LOUD.com, however, we will need information that allows us to identify you ("personal information"). If you use the online form to join 32LOUD we will ask for certain information to process your membership (name, email, zip code). We may ask you for personal information when you participate in other activities such as surveys or discussion groups.
We also have relationships with certain partners and vendors that we have selected and approved to offer 32LOUD advantages (discounts, products, unique opportunities, and services) on linked sites. On some of these sites, you may be asked to enter personal information in order to take advantage of their offers. If you decide to purchase products or services on the the Web site of one of our partners, they may ask for your name, member username, address, and e-mail in order to contact you about their products, services, or programs.
Again, regardless of whether you are visiting 32LOUD.com or one of the company Web sites that offer 32LOUD member advantages, you do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. The choice is yours. We are only interested in offering you convenient and relevant online opportunities that match your interests and needs.
2. Does 32LOUD.com collect non-personal information, using "cookies" or otherwise?
We also collect other types of information that do not allow us to identify your name, e-mail address, or other personal characteristics. This "non-personal information" includes the number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet ("IP address"), and the type of browser you use. None of this non-personal information allows us to identify or contact you. We use this information to help us evaluate how 32LOUD.com is being used. By gathering this information, we can learn, among other things, how many people visit 32LOUD.com, which 32LOUD.com pages are the most and least popular, and which other Web sites are the most frequent referral sources for 32LOUD.com.
We may also assign a "cookie" to your computer in some situations. Like an IP address, a "cookie" is a kind of online identification tag that allows us to recognize your computer each time you visit 32LOUD.com.
We use vendors for various purposes. For example, 32LOUD uses a vendor to place 32LOUD-approved banner advertisements on 32LOUD.com. The cookies allow 32LOUD to manage the delivery of these ads—for example, by counting the number of times a visitor has viewed different banners. If a visitor has viewed the same banner a number of times, 32LOUD can use the vendor's system to automatically display different banners in the next visit. 32LOUD has complete control over the banners that are placed on 32LOUD.com throughout this system.
3. How is information used, and can I control the uses?
Our primary purpose in collecting this information is to provide you with the discounts, products, unique opportunities, and services you request, and to evaluate and improve other services that we offer. As explained above, for example, we ask for information so that we can process your membership and send you special offers for 32LOUD members. We store your membership information in our computer files, and use this information to service your membership account.
We may also use this information for other purposes. For example, we may review demographic information, survey results, and statistical analyses of 32LOUD.com usage in order to help us evaluate, modify, and develop opportunities that are likely to be of interest to our members.
On occasion, we will also use your membership information to send you notices by email about special member discounts, and offers. If you do not want to receive these mailings, you can update these settings in the "Settings" section when logged into your 32LOUD.com account or e-mail us at info@32LOUD.com
4. Is any information shared with other companies or organizations, and can I "opt out"?
32LOUD takes very seriously its responsibility to keep your personal information confidential and private. We do not sell or rent any of our members' personal information to telemarketers, mailing list brokers, or any other companies that are not offering 32LOUD-endorsed discounts, products, unique opportunities, or services. As explained above, we share member information with the limited number of partners.
Finally, we may sometimes share aggregate statistics and non-personal information with the media, advertiser, and other third parties. For example, we may publish statistics on the number of members in various states, or the number of visitors to 32LOUD.com. These aggregate statistics will not allow anyone to identify member names or other personal information.
When you click to unaffiliated third-party sites, 32LOUD is not responsible for, and has no control over, the information collection or privacy practices of that site. It is important that you review and understand the privacy policies posted on any site.
6. How does 32LOUD.com provide security and confidentiality?
In order to protect you personal information, we use technologies and processes such as encryption, access control procedures, network firewalls, physical security, and other measures. These measures increase the security and privacy of information traveling to, from, and within 32LOUD.com. Only our authorized employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information. Employees who violate our privacy access policies may be subject to disciplinary actions, including account termination when appropriate.
From time to time, we may collect different types of information and use that information in different ways—for example, when we add features or services to 32LOUD.com. In these cases, we may edit this policy to explain the new practices. Because protecting members' privacy is very important to us, we do not expect major changes in our policy.
7. Whom can I contact with privacy questions?
For more information about online privacy issues generally, we encourage you to visit the Web sites of the Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Electronic Privacy Information Center.