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Privacy & Security Policy 2011-10-16

NameYourRoots is committed to protecting your personal information. This privacy policy sets out how NameYourRoots uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website. 

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form. We gather information that we need to know when you ask us to do something for you, such as send you our newsletter. You can always choose not to provide it.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ?

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

·        We use the information to personalize your experience.

·        We may periodically send emails, newsletters and updates containing information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided and based on the interests you have indicated.

·        We use the information to customize our website according to your interests.

·        Internal record keeping and statistics.

NOTE : IF AT ANY TIME YOU WISH TO UNSUSCRIBE, WE INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOING SO AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH EMAIL.

We try to keep your personal information accurate and up to date. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete or if you'd like to change or remove your personal information, please contact us.  

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ?

We have put in place suitable security measures designed to maintain the safety of your personal information and to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure.  However, you should always take into consideration that the internet is an open forum and that data may flow across networks with little or no security measures, and therefore such information may be accessed by people other than those you intended to access it.

HOW DO WE USE COOKIES ?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to enhance and personalize your experience, as well as to operate and improve offerings through the website. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

DO WE DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES ?

We do not provide, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

We might share your personal information under the following circumstances:

·        We have your consent.

·        We are required to share customer information by law, to protect the interests of our organization or in the discharge of public duty.

·        We need to share your personal information with a business partner in order to provide a service you have requested. Our business partner's use of your information is restricted to the delivery of the service you have requested.

THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

NameYourRoots may change this privacy and security policy from time to time by updating this page. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the NameYourRoots website.

NON-UNITED STATES USERS

The NameYourRoots Website is hosted in the United States. If you are accessing the Website from a jurisdiction with privacy laws or regulations that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the website you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.