and/or other service, regardless of how distributed, transmitted, published, or
broadcast (each, a “Website”) provided by johnfikeinc.com, its parent,
subsidiaries and/or affiliates (“we,” “us,” or “our”) that links to this Privacy
Policy, which is binding on all those who access, visit and/or use the Website,
whether acting as an individual or on behalf of an entity, including you and all
persons, entities, or digital engines of any kind that harvest, crawl, index,
scrape, spider, or mine digital content by an automated or manual process or
otherwise (collectively, “you” or “your”).
1. The Type of Information the Website Collects:
we treat personally identifiable and other information about you and any device
collected through sites, applications, destinations, or services linked to from
B. The Website generally collects personally identifiable
information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you
fill out a form, complete a survey, make a purchase, subscribe to any of our
publications, register for certain services, or register and/or set up an
account to access certain portions of the Website, or the Website as a whole,
you may provide a credit, debit, or charge card number, or other payment
information such as your name, telephone number, email, street address, age,
gender, mobile phone number, and other personally identifiable information. You
may also be provide information about your company such as your position/title,
customer demographics, budget preferences, size of company, and other
information regarding your job and company so we can better cater to your needs.
C. Our servers may also automatically collect information
about you, your online behavior and the device from which you access the
Website. The information collected may include the make, model, settings,
specifications, and geographic location of your device, as well as click stream
data related to your online behavior. This information is primarily used to
provide insight into our audience’s preferences and how we can best cater to
these preferences, as described in the next section.
2. How the Website Uses and Shares Information About You:
A. We use personally identifiable information you supply
through the Website to provide you with the product, service, and/or content you
have requested. For example, if you subscribe to any of our online content, we
may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice as well as the
content you have requested on an ongoing basis as long as you are subscribed.
Similarly, if you enter an online sweepstakes, we will use this information to
notify you if you are a winner. We may also use the information to communicate
with you about new features, products or services, and/or to improve the
services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs.
B. Unless otherwise specified on the Website, we may share
any information collected about you and your device with our parent,
subsidiaries, affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think may
offer services and/or products that may be of interest to you. If you do not
wish to have your personally identifiable information shared with third parties,
you do not wish to receive future commercial messages from us, you may
unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of any of our email messages.
Please note, however, that your information may still be used to communicate
transactional or relationship-related messages to you.
C. We may also allow access to our database by third parties
that provide us with services, such as graphic design and copywriting services,
but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those
services. And if you choose to purchase products and/or services, including
without limitation proprietary online marketing tools and/or content, on or
through features on the Website, we may forward your information to third
parties for services such as credit card or other payment processing, order
fulfillment, credit pre-authorization, and address verification. Some of the
information you have provided about yourself may be managed by third parties. In
such cases, the information may be used by such third parties, each pursuant to
its own policies. While we will only authorize them to use this information for
the express purpose for which it is provided, we do not bear any responsibility
for inappropriate use by these third parties.
D. We reserve the right to access, use, and share with
others your personally identifiable information for purposes of health, safety
and other matters in the public interest. We may also provide access to our
database in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings
initiated by governmental and/or law enforcement officials, as well as private
parties as far we are required.
E. We reserve the right to use the information we collect
about your computer, mobile or other device (including its geographic location
which may be used to cater geographic-specific sponsored messaging to users),
which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose,
including to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad
demographic information, analyze trends, track users’ movements around the
Website, and to otherwise administer the Website. We also reserve the right to
use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a
group for any lawful business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and
seeking compatible advertisers, sponsors, clients and customers.
F. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or
controlled by us, our parent or any subsidiary or affiliated entity are sold,
assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information about our
Website users may be among the transferred assets.
G. We reserve the right to identify you from your
Registration Information and/or to merge or co-mingle anonymous or
non-personally identifiable data about you, your offline and online behavior,
and/or your computer, mobile or other device (including its geographic
location), with your Registration Information and/or other personally
identifiable data for any lawful business purpose.
3. Local Device Storage and other Tracking Technologies:
A. The Website may place and/or store code or other types of
information, known as “Local Device Storage” (e.g., “cookies”) on your computer,
mobile or other device. We may use Local Device Storage for any lawful business
purpose, primarily as part of marketing and business development activities, and
also to record registration and personalization information. For example, if you
register on any part of the Website you may be given the option to save your
user name and password via Local Device Storage. Any information stored through
Local Device Storage may be shared with our parent, subsidiaries, and
B. If you do not want to utilize Local Device Storage, your
computer, mobile or other device may include an option to disable it. However,
if you disable Local Device Storage, some portions of the Website may not
4. Transfer of Information:
Please be advised that your information may be transferred to, and maintained
on, servers and databases located outside of your state, province, country or
other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective
submission of such information represents your agreement to any such transfer.
5. Information Security and Notification:
A. Because no data transmission is completely secure, we
cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security
of our servers, networks or databases, and by using the Website you agree to
assume all risk connected to the information collected by us when you access,
visit and/or use the Website, including the personally identifiable information
or other Registration Information you have provided through the Website, and
that we are not responsible for any loss of such information or the consequences
B. Moreover, if you elect to store personal information
where others may access it, we are not responsible for any loss of such
information or the consequences thereof. If a computer, mobile or other device,
, that contains your personally identifiable information or other Registration
Information is lost or stolen, it is your responsibility to take all the steps
necessary to protect yourself.
C. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security
of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we
may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you via
your computer, mobile or other device.
6. Children and Parents:
A. This Website is not intended for use by children,
especially those under age 13. While we advise against minors disclosing
personal information about themselves via the Website, there is no plausible way
for us to enforce an age restriction on users. However, if it comes to our
attention that an underage user is supplying personal information through the
Website, we will take actions to erase this information and discontinue
communications with the underage individual.
B. In order to protect your children from unsolicited
messages from outside parties, please advise them not to disclose personal
information in publicly accessible areas of the Website.
If you would like to opt-out of having your personally identifiable
information shared with third parties and/or request updates or changes to your
information or your preferences regarding receiving future communications from
us (both of which are discussed in Section 2 (B)), or if you have any questions
about any aspect of this policy, please