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User Privacy Statement

Welcome to the ZIPmouse website. Because your online privacy is very important to us, we want you to understand our practices with regard to collecting and using your information and the steps we take to safeguard it. This statement applies to personally identifiable information collected only online. When this Privacy Policy uses the term "personally identifiable information," we mean information that identifies a particular individual, such as the individual’s name, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number. When other information, such as, for example, consumer product preferences, or number of children, is directly associated with personally identifiable information, this other information also becomes personally identifiable information for purposes of this Privacy Policy. Personally identifiable information is sometimes referred to in this Privacy Policy as "personal information."

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

ZIPmouse does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies. You do not need to reveal any personally identifiable information to browse and use our website. You can use our services and view our terrific content anonymously. For instance, you can search for a topic of interest to you using our search engines without giving out any personally identifiable information.

The following activities require you to give us personally identifiable information to participate in them.
When you provide personally identifiable information to participate in these activities to us, we do not share that personal information with third parties.

Contact Us

Throughout the site, there are instances where you may contact us to request more information from us about our website or our company. You may do this by clicking on the hyperlinks that allows you to e-mail us a question. When you do this, we will collect any personally identifiable information, including your e-mail address, that you provide to us. We use this information to respond to your questions. We will not share the information you provide with any third party.

Aggregate Information and Non Personally Identifiable Information

Our website collects some non-personal information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site your IP address is collected. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your ISP (Internet Service Provider), your company, or your university. This information is not personally identifiable. We use information collected through this technology to make our sites more interesting and useful to you. We also track the pages or documents accessed within our site. This information is collected for systems administration and for analyzing and improving the value of the material available on our website. This aggregate non-personal information is used to help our advertisers on our site design advertisements our users might like. We do not combine this type of information with personally identifiable information.

Cookies

We also use cookies on our website. What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a website sends to your computer while you are viewing the website. Because we do not collect personally identifiable information from you, our cookies cannot specifically identify who you are. But, these cookies or pieces of information allow the website to remember important information that will make your use of that site more useful. We, as well as other Internet companies use cookies for a variety of purposes. For instance, we use cookies to remember you and to improve your navigation through our website features. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

Security of Information

We view security of confidential and private information as a top priority. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure and we do not ensure or warrant the security of the transmission of information. Once your personal information through our “contact us” links is received by us via the website, it is stored behind a firewall. We also maintain access control procedures, including information our employee of the privacy and security policies. Your information is only accessible to those employees who have a legitimate need for the information in order to perform their jobs.

Disclosure Exceptions

Notwithstanding the above policies, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order;
  • To protect the company's rights and property or defend against legal claims;
  • To investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving harassment, abusive messages or potential threats to the physical safety of any persons;
  • To protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our web site; or
  • During emergencies, such as when we believe someone's physical safety is at risk; or
  • In the event that Zip Mouse and/or its units or subsidiaries are ever sold, acquired, merged, liquidated, reorganized, or otherwise transferred, we reserve the right to transfer our user databases together with any personally identifiable information contained therein, to a third-party acquiring the assets. In the event we do so, we will place a prominent notice of the sale on the homepage of our site, with links to information as to how you can change your privacy preferences.

Links to Other Websites

ZIPmouse provides links to third party websites and advertisers as a convenience to its users. The inclusion of any link does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of the third party organization, its website, or its products and services. We have not reviewed and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We urge you to consult those websites’ privacy policies.

Notification of Change

ZIPmouse reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. The most current privacy policy will be posted on our website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed. We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy in response to changing business circumstances and legal developments. When we post changes to this Policy, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Policy link on the front page of the ZIPmouse site. If there are material changes to this Policy or in how we use your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Use Common Sense in All Your Online Activities

Even the best policy can't protect your online privacy and security in all circumstances. Unscrupulous advertisers, hackers, and scam artists are constantly searching the Internet looking for new targets. Your best protection is to understand the limits to privacy on the Internet and use common sense in all of your on-line activities.

Be aware that e-mail is an inherently insecure form of communication. Remember that third parties are sometimes able to illegally intercept your unencrypted messages.

Anytime you visit a chat room or post a message to an on-line bulletin board, your e-mail address can be accessed by advertisers looking to compile lists for unsolicited commercial e-mail (also known as spam). Be sure that you only disclose your e-mail address in circumstances in which it is safe to do so.

Beware of scams in which persons unknown to you request your screen name, password, or credit card information. Make sure you verify the identity of anyone asking for personal information.

Always monitor your children's on-line activities and educate them as to the rules for safe Internet use. For more information, click here for the FTC’s webpage on Children’s Privacy.

Further Information about Our Privacy Practices

We hope that this policy fully explains our privacy practices. To request further information about our privacy practices or if you have any questions, you may send us an e-mail at support@ZIPmouse.com you can also write us at ZIPmouse LLC 2901 Utopia Place Cincinnati OH, 45208 or you may telephone us at 513-715-0397.

 


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