Financial Information. We collect and retain financial and payment information you provide when you order our products and services. For example, when you agree to advertise on The Platinum Directory LLC.™ we require you to provide a credit card number and billing address before we can publish your advertising content or banner ad.
Account and Order Information. We collect and retain information regarding your selection and use of our Sites and services. This includes your order, billing and renewal history, along with other related transactional and account information.
Access Information. We collect and retain information about the device with which you access and use our Sites and other information on your use of the Websites, such as the domain name, Internet Service Provider, browser type and version, pages viewed, information accessed, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address you use to connect to the Internet. We also collect information in relation to Cookies.
Demographic Information. We may collect and store demographic information (such as your zip code, gender, date of birth, and/or age), and use this data to tailor your experience on our websites, ensure you are at least 18 years of age to make purchases, provide content that we think you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the Websites, and display the content according to your preferences. Such demographic information may be shared with partners, market researchers and other third parties on an aggregate, non-personally identifiable basis. No personally identifiable information will be linked to such aggregated demographic information that is shared with third parties.
Telephone Recording and Monitoring Information. To ensure The Platinum Directory LLC.™ customers receive quality service, The Platinum Directory LLC.™ selects phone calls for recording and/or monitoring. These calls, between The Platinum Directory LLC.™ customers (or potential customers) and employees, are evaluated by supervisors and/or other The Platinum Directory LLC.™ representatives. This is to guarantee that prompt, consistent assistance and accurate information is delivered in a professional manner.
How We Use Your Personal Data.
To Perform Our Contract With You. We use this information to perform our contract with you and fulfill your requests, such as • Sending you requested service information; • Fulfilling your orders; • Billing for services; • Creating directories (only when you explicitly ask to be included); • Responding to customer service requests, questions and concerns; and • Administering your account. Note that, generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are transactional and not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your services with us or otherwise stop using our Sites and Websites. We also engage other companies, individuals, and affiliates of The Platinum Directory LLC.™ to perform certain functions and services for you. These third parties: • process credit card payments; • provide marketing assistance; and • remove duplicate information from customer lists.
To Contact You. If you have given your consent to send you an email, phone, or SMS marketing, or if you have provided us with your postal address, we will use the personal data you give to us to contact you occasionally. If you register on the Site, you can choose to provide your consent to receive marketing communications by e-mail, phone and/or cell number (including use of automated dialing equipment and/or pre-recorded calls), text (SMS) message, social networks or any other means of communication that your device may be capable of receiving (i.e. video, etc.). If you do not want to receive postal or electronic communications, you may withdraw your consent at any time, by clicking the link in the communication or emailing us using the address provided below.
For Promotional Offers and Sweepstakes. If you provide your name for a promotional offer or to enter sweepstakes or contest and you win a prize, we will post a winner's list online where your name and city will be listed for our promotional purposes and to demonstrate the transparency of competition, and we will file your name with state agencies if required by law.
To Improve Our Sites and Services. In order to pursue our legitimate interest in improving our Sites, we also use personal data to conduct research and analysis: • to identify what services you and other customers like you need; • to better understand how people interact with our websites to provide communications about products which we think will be of interest to you; and • to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising. Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish and if so, please click here to update your communication preferences. Please note, if you object this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit.
How Long We Keep Your Personal Data. We keep the information as long as needed to provide you with our Sites and services, manage our business, or as otherwise required by law or contract. For example, where you have a contract with us, we will retain your data for the length of the contract, and will further retain that information for a time period consistent with our legal or regulatory responsibilities after the termination or expiration of your services with us in order to allow us to resolve disputes, enforce our relevant Service Agreement, and to adhere to the technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity, and operation of the Sites. If you have any questions about how long we will keep your specific data, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who We Share Your Personal Data With. We provide your personal data to companies that help us with our business activities (e.g. assisting us in Site operations, providing customer service, etc.) or that assist us in improving our products, content, services or advertising. These companies are authorized to use your personal data only as necessary to provide these services. Additionally, when you ask to be part of our directories, the information you provide will be displayed publicly. We will also share your personal data: • As required by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency (including ICANN) in order to enforce or apply our Services Agreement or other agreements; • When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a government request. This includes exchanging information with law enforcement, other companies and organizations for fraud protection, credit risk reduction or other similar purposes; • In connection with a corporate change including a merger, acquisition, transfer or sale of assets or in connection to insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership. Information about our users, including customer information, will also need to be disclosed to our legal and financial advisors, investors or potential buyer in some commercial transactions seeking financing, investment or support or funding; • To any other third party where we have your prior informed consent to do so; and • To other entities belonging to The Platinum Directory LLC.™ (i.e. any companies directly or indirectly controlled by The Platinum Directory LLC.™). The Platinum Directory LLC.™ adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement, and Liability. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and for any subsequent transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data including the onward transfer liability provisions. For purposes of enforcing compliance with the Privacy Shield, The Platinum Directory LLC.™ is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission with regard to our compliance with the Privacy Shield. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ may be required to disclose personal information to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal, regulatory, or national security obligations or requests. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information.
How We Keep Your Personal Data Safe. We work to protect the security of your financial information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software, which encrypts the information you input on the Site. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, it is important to protect against unauthorized access to your computer and to any The Platinum Directory LLC.™ username and password, and to be sure to sign off when you are finished using a shared computer.
Your Rights In Relation To Your Personal Data. You are entitled to ask us: • For access to a copy of your personal data; • To identify what personal data of yours has been shared; • To correct, erase or restrict our processing of your personal data; • To transfer the information you have provided under contract or consent to another organization; or • To stop processing your information, by withdrawing your consent or objecting to our legitimate interests. Your rights in relation to your personal data are limited in some situations. For example, if we have a legal requirement or a legitimate business purpose we may continue to process and/or retain your information. We will provide you with information on whether there are limits or exemptions that apply to any request that you make. But know that we will not discriminate against you for exercising your privacy rights, meaning except as otherwise permitted by law we will not deny you goods or services or otherwise impose financial penalties on you for exercising those rights. You can view or change the information you have provided us by submitting a request through our DSAR portal here or logging into your online account manager, if applicable. You are also welcome to send questions, concerns, and requests to email@example.com or by calling our Customer Service department. You may be asked for additional forms of identification so that we can properly verify your identity. Please note, in no event will financial information be provided over the phone, nor will such information be provided without verification. And as always, all of our customers that simply wish to unsubscribe from our communications may do so by following the unsubscribe link found either at the bottom of any of our marketing emails or within the footer of any of our Websites. You also have the right to make a complaint if you feel your personal data has been mishandled by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to come to us in the first instance but, to the extent that this right applies to you, you are entitled to complain directly to the relevant supervisory authority. This can be the supervisory authority where you reside or work, or where you believe a breach has taken place.
Links To Or From Other Websites. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of other websites, including those to which we may link and those which may link to us. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of every online service you use before submitting any personal data and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that website.
Children. You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to register online or purchase our goods or services. The Platinum Directory LLC.™ does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of eighteen (18).
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