PRIVACY POLICY

Updated October 1,  2016

Your privacy is important to us. We have prepared this policy to describe our practices regarding personal data that we collect from consumers that may visit our website or provide any personal data to us. By using our website, you are agreeing to this policy. If you do not consent to this policy, do not use our website or download any materials from it, and if you don’t understand this policy or have any questions, please let us know.

For the purposes of this policy, personal data includes data that, by itself, could allow someone to identify or contact a person, including one’s name, address, email address, or phone number.

Who is a typical user of the AppEsteem.com?

AppEsteem is generally a provider of business-to-business services, and operates primarily to review and certify applications for business clients prior to download by an end user. However, since a key part of our services are geared at protecting the end user, we may have some interaction with consumers.

What information do we collect online?

When you visit www.appesteem.com, we will collect information from that visit, including standard log information and details of your behavior patterns (which we describe below). We collect this information in a way that does not identify you and we will not associate this data with any personally identifying information from any source.

We may also offer you an opportunity to comment online on a topic of relevance to our company.  If you chose to comment in this manner, you are responsible for all of the data that you include in your posting.  We do not require any personal data to post information on our website. If we ever need to collect any personal data through our website, we will make this clear, and explain both why we need this information and what we plan to do with it.

Cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website asks a browser to store on a computer or mobile device. We use cookies to enhance your usage of our website by “remembering” your actions or preferences. We may also use cookies to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include any personally identifiable information. Some cookies may remain on your computer after you leave our website.

We use third-party analytics services including Google Analytics, to help analyze how users use our website.  The information generated by the cookies or other technologies about your use of our website is transmitted to these services. These services use the analytics information to compile reports on user activity, and may also transfer the information to third parties who are their affiliates, or where required to do so by law. Each analytics service’s ability to use and share analytics information is restricted their own terms of use and privacy policy.  By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by analytics services in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For a full list of analytics services, please contact us at info@appesteem.com. To learn more about how Google uses data, visit  www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

While we do not offer an opt-out for cookies, your browsers may give you control over cookies used on your computer or mobile device.  You can generally set your browser to alert you when a cookie is being used, which will give you a chance to accept or reject the cookie.  You may also be able to set your browser to refuse all cookies, or accept only cookies returned to the originating servers.  You can generally disable the cookie feature in your browser without affecting your ability to access our website, except in some cases where cookies are used as an essential security feature necessary for completing transactions.

Links to websites outside of ours may contain cookies that we do not control.  In addition, we may use third-party vendors to provide or track connections to our website.  It is possible that such vendors may use cookies, over which we also have no control. Such cookies (if used) would be downloaded once you click on any third-party links on our website. The information collected through these functions is subject to the privacy policies of those third-parties.

Embedded URLs and pixel technologies

We may track user behavior on our website without using cookies by using embedded URLs.  This allows limited information to follow users as they navigate the site, but is not associated with personal information and is not used beyond the session.  We may also use embedded pixel technologies on selected pages for the purposes of identifying unique user visits to our website, as opposed to aggregate hits, and to identify the pages viewed.  Or, we may also use embedded pixel technologies to determine whether the recipient of an e-mail has opened a particular message.

Log files

We may use log files that collect information including IP addresses, electronic communication protocols, web addresses, browser type, internet service provider, platform type, and other network routing information (referrals), equipment information (browser type) and date and time, duration and content of pages accessed. Information about your device such as your device type, screen size, browser type, language, and other settings, memory capacity, plug-ins, Internet domain, TCP configuration parameters, operating system, carrier code, time zone, and the names, versions, and package IDs of software installed on your device. This information helps us use and administer our website, track our users’ movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.

Other Information we may collect and do not track

We may provide you with an opportunity to participate in interactive discussions, or post comments or other content. We do not control the content any of our users post to our open forum or elsewhere.  You should carefully consider whether you want to submit personal data on any such discussions, and tailor any content appropriately.

We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals from web browsers.

How do we use this information?

We do not rent or sell your information to other companies, but we may use your personal data in various ways, including to:

  • identify you as a user in our system;
  • improve the quality of your experience with our website and services;
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable law, and enforce our terms of use; and
  • for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

Additionally, we may communicate with you about a service, conference or event hosted or co-sponsored by AppEsteem or a company associated with us.  Information that you provide when registering for a service, conference or event may be shared with other parties working with us, and treatment of that information is further subject to the privacy policies of those parties.

We may disclose your personal data to comply with laws, court orders, litigation or other legal process, and/or in response to requests from governmental authorities within or outside of your country of residence.  We may also disclose your personal data if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our rights or protect our operations or users.  Additionally, we may disclose your personal data to an affiliate, or a successor or acquiring entity as part of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or other transaction. We may also share your personal with our agents, contractors and volunteers to perform any of the functions listed above, or as part of our general business operations.

We may create anonymous data records from personal data by excluding such information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you.  We reserve the right to use this data for any purpose and disclose anonymous data to third parties in our sole discretion.

Third-Party Sites

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for our website; however, we may provide links to other websites. If you leave our website, you will be going to sites that are beyond our control. These other sites may send their own cookies to your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies and procedures described here for AppEsteem do not apply to any external links. You are encouraged to read the privacy policies of any site linked through our website, especially if you share any personal information.

Transfer of Information to Other Countries

Our processing of the personal data that we collect may involve the transfer of that information to various countries around the world. By submitting information to us through our website or in connection with your interactions with us offline, you consent to such transfers and to the processing of this information in various countries around the world.

Information of Children under 13

We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13.  If we discover that a child under 13 has submitted Personal Data, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible.  If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at info@appesteem.com.

Your Choices Regarding Information.

You have several choices regarding your Personal Data:

  • E-mail Communications.  We may periodically send anyone who has an account with us, e-mails that directly promote the use of our services and conferences and other events they may be interested in.  When you receive communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly.
  • Cookies.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept cookies for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technical information. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of the website.
  • Google Analytics.  You may prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
  • Changing or Deleting Your Personal Data.  You may change any of your personal data in your account by editing your personal data or sending an e-mail to info@appesteem.com.  If you request deletion of your personal data by us, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep certain data and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).

Website and Privacy Policy Revisions

We constantly update the features of our website to better serve our business clients and consumers.  Accordingly, this policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our policy by updating the policy online and changing the “Last Updated” date above.  You should consult this policy regularly for any changes.

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