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1. Information that we collect from you:
Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our Website. In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect both “Personally Identifiable Information” and “Non-Personally Identifiable Information”. Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on our Website, such as purchasing any services that we offer, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. While it is completely optional for you to engage in these activities, if you elect to engage in these activities, we may ask that you provide us Personally Identifiable Information. When purchasing services on our Website, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual.
2. Where we collect Personally Identifiable Information from and how we use it:
3. Sharing your information:
We also will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
4. Security precautions to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information:
The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information provided by our visitors is of utmost concern to us. At our Website you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. Non-Personally Identifiable Information that you provide us also resides on a secure server and is secure.
In order to efficiently serve you, any credit card transactions for any services purchased on our Website are handled by established third party banking, processing agents and distribution institutions. They receive the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process and ship your order.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
5. Our use of “cookies”:
We use “cookies” and other technologies to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website. A “cookie” is a small data text file, which our Website stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. When you visit our Website, we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Website. The cookies make your use of our Website easier, make the Website run more smoothly, and help us to maintain a secure site.
We utilize cookies for our system to recognize your browser. The address and customer information is saved to your hard drive by the ABC Michigan web server. This information can only be accessed by the ABC Michigan web server. Internet users and other companies cannot access this information. For security reasons, in the event you use a credit card for any services while accessing our Website, your credit card number is not saved. You must type the credit cared number each time you make a purchase.
We also utilize cookies to collect information about how our Website is used, to gather information about the visitors to our Website, and to enhance and design our Website to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help ABC Michigan know information about how many people visit our Website, when they visit and how they use this Website. Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the sites visited just before and just after our Website. Information is collected on an aggregate basis without any association to your personal information so that you remain anonymous. We do not connect any of this information to your personal information or email address. This information is treated confidentially and will not be shared with anyone outside of ABC Michigan.
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Website may not work properly in that case. If you do not wish to transmit cookie information about yourself, the “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
6. Privacy policies and data collection at third party sites accessible from our Website:
7. What else should you know about your privacy online?
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this site, and we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.