Extole complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union and Switzerland respectively. Information regarding the both the E.U. and Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks can be found at : http://export.gov/safeharbor
Except as described below, Extole does not collect or require users of its service, http://www.extole.com/, to furnish personal information. Like most website operators, Extole collects non-personal information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Extole's purpose in collecting non-personal information is to better understand how Extole's visitors use its website. From time to time, Extole may release non-personal information in the aggregate, for example, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its service.
Extole also collects potentially personal information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Extole does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personal information, as described below.
Gathering of Personal information from Members
Extole provides the technology to promote referral marketing campaigns for our clients. Extole enables certain users to participate in or promote referral marketing campaigns for advertisers on the Extole network. Those users who would like to participate in an Extole campaign require Extole to know a little bit more about them, i.e., personal information. To participate in an Extole campaign, users must provide certain personal information, such as their name and email address . Extole does not disclose personal information other than as described below. And users can always refuse to supply personal information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities (ie. participating in an Extole campaign).
Extole also has functionality where we may collect some of your personal information through the Facebook Connect and the Graph API. Your data will be shared with us from Facebook. We use Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider to authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form and to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
If you post on a public forum, you should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us as described below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Communications from us
If you register for the Extole Refer a Friend, you may receive promotional communications on behalf of our client. You can Opt out of these by unsubscribing through the link in the email.
Information Obtained from Third Parties
If you provide us personal information about others such as emails, or if others give us your information, we will only use that information for the specific reason for which it was provided to us. You can import contacts from your Outlook or other email account address book to invite them to become members of our site. We collect the username and password for the email account you wish to import your contacts from and will only use it for that purpose.
Protection of Certain Personal information
Extole discloses potentially personal information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Extole's behalf or to provide services on behalf of Extole, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Examples of these service providers are import contacts service providers, Social Media import contacts features and hosting service providers. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Extole's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Extole does not, and subject to its right to change this policy (see below) does not currently have plans to, rent or sell potentially personal information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Extole discloses potentially personal information only when required to do so by law, or when Extole believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Extole, third parties or the public at large. Extole takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personal information.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us as described below. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Updating of Personal information, and Opt-Out
Extole permits its visitors to freely update, correct or delete any personal information maintained by Extole. To do so, visitors need only look for the links and other tools available on Extole's website or contact Extole by email. Visitors who no longer wish to receive materials distributed pursuant to an Extole mailing list should notify Extole by the same means.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When our clients wish to have their forms encrypted, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Links to Other Sites
Extole's services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, Extole's services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Extole members. If you are under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use Extole service. Further, your Extole account (including feedback) and User ID may not be transferred or sold to another third party.
Without limiting any other remedies, Extole may suspend or terminate your account if it suspects that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the Extole service.
Your use of the Extole service to participate in certain Extole campaigns shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal services or items; (c) infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) violate any applicable law, statute, professional code of conduct, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to restrictions on sharing of fees, restrictions on giving referral fees, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination or false advertising); (e) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (f) be obscene or contain child pornography; (g) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (h) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers; and (i) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or services that are prohibited under this Agreement or ones that you do not have a right to link to or include.