This privacy statement covers the site www.elink.bz. Because this Web site wants to demonstrate its commitment to our users' privacy, it has agreed to disclose its information practices.
What personally identifiable information eLink Business Innovations, Inc collects.
What personally identifiable information third parties collect through the Web site.
What organization collects the information.
How eLink Business Innovations, Inc uses the information.
With whom eLink Business Innovations, Inc may share user information.
What choices are available to users regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under eLink's control.
How users can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact us by clicking the link below:
1.1 Information Collection and Use
eLink Business Innovations, Inc is the sole owner of the information collected on www.elink.bz. eLink Business Innovations, Inc collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration, a user is required to give contact information (such as name, email address, user ID, password, etc.). We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he has expressed interest.
We request information from the user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email address and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date, etc.). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.
1.1.3 Information Use
The information will be used to support the products or services purchased from eLink Business Innovations that apply to the license agreement for the purchase.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log profiles, clear gifs, and/or third parties to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users that details their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the users personally identifiable information to provide non-repudiation for product or service offerings and to improve the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user's visit to our Web site and to direct pertinent information to them. We do not share your profile with other third parties.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use session ID cookies. For the session ID cookie, one users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
1.1.6 Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/ exit pages platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are tied to personally identifiable information to enable our Web-based service.
1.2 Communications from the Site
1.2.1 Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy, we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
1.2.3 Service Announcements
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
1.2.4 Customer Service
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accourdance with the users wishes.
1.3 Information Sharing
1.3.1 Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
1.3.2 Third Party Intermediaries
We use an outside shipping company to ship orders and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
1.3.3 Business Transitions
In the event eLink Business Innovations, Inc goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, they will be given choices consistent with our notification of changes section.
1.3.4 Choice/ Opt-out
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, our order form has an opt-out mechanism so users who buy a product from us but don't want any marketing material, can keep their email address off of our lists.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to the UNSUBSCRIBE <item> in the subject line in a reply email. We also offer an opt-out mechanism on the user's preference area.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside party. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, eLink Business Innovations, Inc, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys. Particiation in these surveys is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Users' personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use users' personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensative information via the Web site, their information is protected both on and off-line.
When our registration/ order form asks users to enter sensative information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry- SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked or open, when users are just 'surfing'.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sesitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices every quarter, as well as any time a new policy is added. Our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy and what they can do to ensure our users' information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment in a locked facility.
1.5 Supplementation of Information
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to users, it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third-party sources.
1.5.1 Correcting/ Updating/ Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone number, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our services, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/ deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can usually be done in the User Preferences area or by contacting us throught the Customer Support option o
1.6 Policy Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/ deactivated their account, they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominient notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice, we will also email users who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
1.7 Contact Information