- What We Collect
- Personally Identifying Information
- User Preferences, Protection, and Policy Changes
Last Updated: September 5th, 2017
In an attempt to be as transparent as possible, we’ve provided an easy-to-use table of contents for this page and highlighted each major privacy category.
What We Collect
Information You Give Us
This includes information voluntary given, or information given where there is the assumption of consent. Such information is deemed personal identification information. Such information collected from the User may include name, email address, username, password, demographic information (such as age, gender, occupation), along with other information you directly and voluntary give the Site.
This information may be collected in a number of manners. Among the methods we collect information are when a User visits or registers to our website, completes a contact form on our website, subscribes to our newsletter(s) or surveys, places an order, conduct a search query, or interacts with other activities, services, or features made available on our Site.
Users may visit the Site anonymously.
This time of information collection is 100% voluntary and will only be collected from a User when they voluntary submit such information to us. Users may refuse to supply personal identification information, except for where it prohibits their ability to use the Site.
Information Automatically Collected
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information includes information such as browser name, browser version, operating system, internet service provider, IP address, computer specifications, method of connection to our Site, and related, similar information. Similarly, we may collect information such as session duration, pages visited on our Site, page access times, and other information about a Users actions on our Site.
Such information is automatically collected and logged through the Site’s content platform and analytics systems. This information may include the technical specifications listed above, but may include additional coincidental information about the User. For example, our analytics systems may collect basic information about the web page you viewed before visiting our Site.
This information collection is automatic and intended to provide us with insights related to the collective demographics and behaviors of our users. In rare circumstances, it may be possible to identify a user or non-direct personally identifiable information from this technical data.
Information We Get From Others
Presently, we do not actively seek, collect, or solicit personal identification information about our Users from other sources.
The Site may log and use information using “cookies” in some situations to improve the User’s experience on the Site. A User’s web browser places cookies on the User’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies are used to track information about the User. We may use both session Cookies, which expire when a browser is closed, and persistent cookies, which stay until a User deletes them. This information makes the Site more useful to the User.
Personally Identifying Information
Use of Personal Information
SurvivalBeacon.com collects and uses personal information of our Users for the following purposes:
- We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and improve our sites, products, and services.
- We use your personal information to process and deliver contest entries and rewards.
- We use your personal information to respond to comments and questions and provide customer service.
- We use your personal information to send information including confirmations, invoices, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
- We use your personal information to communicate about promotions, upcoming events, to send opt-in newsletters, and other news about products and services offered by us and our selected partners.
- We may use your personal information to link or combine user information with other personal information.
- We use your personal information to protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity against the Site and our Users.
- We use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site to personalize the user experience.
Sharing of Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Protection of Personal Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures. Our Site is also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users.
User Preferences, Protection, and Policy Changes
Information Choices, Changes, and Consent
Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about your accounts and our business dealings with you.
You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.
You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site works for you.
Taking Control of Your Own Privacy
We also support privacy and believe privacy is threatened in the emerging world today. If you are concerned about our information collection practices or simply want to take control of privacy into your own hands, we recommend you do your research and utilize the privacy tools available.
Third Party Websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Acceptance of Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance and understanding of this policy policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
September 5th, 2017: Clarified scope of data collection, added section on being proactive regarding privacy
September 4th, 2017: Original Draft