Privacy Policy

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Summary

This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information for our services on Shark Tank Zone website http://sharktankzone.com
By accepting the Privacy Policy in registration, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on February 1, 2012.
Information Collection

You can browse our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States.

We may collect and store the following personal information:

a) Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users' movements around our site and understand trends.
b) We may also collect email address, physical contact information, and (depending on the service used) sometimes financial information, such as credit card or bank account numbers;
c) We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience.
d) We may use standard Internet tools, such as web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements.
e) Information from other companies, such as demographic and navigation data; and
f) Other supplemental information from third parties (for example, if you incur a debt to Shark Tank Zone, we will generally conduct a credit check by obtaining additional information about you from a credit bureau, as permitted by law).

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Marketing

We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference when registering or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.

Use

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your personal information to:

a) Fulfill your requests for products and services;
b) Offer products and services that may be of interest to you;
c) Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website;
d) Facilitate use of our website;
e) Manage your account and your preferences;
f) Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services;
g) Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website; and Enforce our Terms of Use.

Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
We may also share your personal information with:
a) Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf;
b) Other Shark Tank Zone businesses;
c) Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our website or offline; and requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.
d) Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, User ID history, IP address and fraud complaints.
e) Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this privacy policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this policy, you will receive prior notice.)

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Information You Share on Shark Tank Zone

Your User ID is displayed throughout Shark Tank Zone (and so available to the public), and is connected to all of your Shark Tank Zone activity. Notices sent to other community members about suspicious activity and policy violations on our sites refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Shark Tank Zone activities.
If you access our site from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, certain information about you, such as your User ID, activity or reminders from Shark Tank Zone, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.

Using Information from Shark Tank Zone

You may choose:

a) Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our website;
b) To stop receiving promotional emails from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy or by visiting the Profile Settings page associated with your account;
c) To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of our website may not function properly;
d) To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address below or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account.

Cookies

We use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyze our web page flow; customize our services, content and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.
A few important things you should know about cookies are that:
a) We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies.
b) We use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status.
c) Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session.
d) You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our sites or services.
e) You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the sites that we do not control. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.)

Web Beacons

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may include web beacons in promotional (or other) e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

We and our users do not tolerate spam. Make sure to set your Shark Tank Zone communication preferences so we communicate to you as you prefer. You are not licensed to add other Shark Tank Zone users to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report Shark Tank Zone related spam or spoof emails to Shark Tank Zone, please forward the email to admin@sharktankzone.com You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our Terms of Use agreement. We automatically scan and may manually filter messages to check for spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other malicious activity or illegal or prohibited content, but we do not permanently store messages sent through these tools. If you send an email to an email address that is not registered in our community (via Refer-a-Friend or other tools), we do not permanently store that email or use that email address for any marketing purpose. We do not rent or sell these email addresses.

Account Protection

Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not disclose your Shark Tank Zone password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify Shark Tank Zone and change your password.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information.

You can see, review and change most of your personal information by signing on to Shark Tank Zone. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public posting, you may not be able to change or remove it. Upon your request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use agreement and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Security

Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

Third Parties

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others on our site or other sites throughout the internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Shark Tank Zone does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

General

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are initially posted on the site. In addition, we will notify you through the Shark Tank Zone. If your questions are not answered online, you may contact us at admin@sharktankzone.com

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