This privacy statement is applicable to BREAKING THE SILENCE, INC. and all its affiliates.
The policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. The security of your personal information is important to us and we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and therefore, we cannot guarantee absolute security of your personal information.
BREAKING THE SILENCE, INC. (hereafter referred to as “Company”) does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis, where we have obtained your prior consent, or where we have a legitimate interest to do so. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from a contest or event registrations, content submissions, community postings (e.g., chat and message boards), suggestions, and transactional areas (such as donations or purchases).
We may collect and use this information to provide you with requested information, to inform you of upcoming events, to process payments or donations, to redirect you to our other informational sites, to carry out marketing analysis and send you communications when we have your permission, or when permitted by law, to develop new services or improve your existing services, to improve our website or content.
Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from the Company and/or any third parties.
While the Company does not anticipate a large number of children accessing our website, we are committed to protecting the privacy of children who use our sites and applications. Our Company has established practices compliant with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) regarding children’s personal information.
Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, the Company reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
The Company may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the Company’s rights or property, other Company users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The Company may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
The Company reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform advertisers of such information as well as the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on their advertising banners. The Company will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.
Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on the bulletin boards or in the chat areas of the Company’s sites, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user’s communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of the Company.
Upon request, the Company will allow any user to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally, upon request, the Company will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user’s request, the Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user’s entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
The foregoing policies are effective as of March 1, 2021. The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site’s privacy statement, contact the Company by using our contact form.