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incorporate.com Privacy Statement
Last Revised: June 10, 2013
Our Privacy Statement explains how we gather your personal and company data, how we handle and protect this data, and what further steps you can take to protect your data. We may change this Statement from time to time as the need arises to accurately reflect how we gather and manage your data. All changes to this Statement will be effective upon posting to this Web site without any other notice to you.
Some affiliates of incorporate.com have their own Web sites with their own unique privacy statements, tailored to the services that they provide. We encourage you to read those privacy statements carefully when you visit those affiliate sites.
What Information We Collect, and Why
You may browse our site without submitting any personally identifiable information ("personal information") at all. The kinds of information we collect from you will vary, depending on how you use incorporate.com Web site. In order to process your order, we will collect some standard information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and telephone number. For the purpose of forming your corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC), we will collect the following information: the name you want your business entity to have, a brief description of the purpose of your business, the name and address of the corporation's Registered Agent, the name and address of the directors and officers of your corporation or members or managers for an LLC, and how many shares of stock your corporation will be authorized to issue and the par value of such stock.
In addition to the information you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how our site is being used, how to improve our site for your convenience, and study customers' navigation patterns. This automatically gathered data includes your computer's IP or "Internet Protocol" address, statistics about how visitors navigate through our site, and information provided through the use of "cookies."
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Our cookies are used for two reasons: (1) to help you keep track of your information for your own convenience; (2) to help us understand our audience in aggregate and the traffic patterns within our site so that we can continuously improve our products and services.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please email us at email@example.com.
For your convenience, our Web site may contain links to companies offering products or services through our Web site. These other company Web sites are not under the control of incorporate.com, and we can make no promises or guarantees regarding data collection or privacy practices on those third party Web sites. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personally identifiable information. We strongly suggest that you review such third parties' privacy policies before providing any data to them. You should contact these entities directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.
How We Protect and Use Your Personal Information
To protect your personal and credit card information from unauthorized access, all information exchanged between our servers and your Web browser is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and is accessible only by designated staff. All of our employees are made aware of our Confidentiality of Client Information Policy on a regular basis and must acknowledge that they have received and read the same. We also secure the infrastructure that supports information collection, exchange, and storage/retrieval at the following levels. We use firewalls to secure the perimeter of our information network and monitor our systems on a regular basis. We also use an authentication and authorization mechanism based on user i.d. and password to restrict access to your personal information. Each authenticated user only has access to the information that he or she is authorized to use.
All credit card information, personal information, and company information is treated as confidential and proprietary and is not shared outside incorporate.com, with the exception of contact information and company formation information. Contact information includes your name, your company's name, and the company's address and phone number. Company formation information includes only the month of formation of your company. From time to time, incorporate.com may rent or sell such contact information and company formation information to outside parties for marketing or other purposes. No personal or company information other than this contact information is shared with any outside party. If you do not want your contact information to be shared with outside parties, please send a request for such information to be removed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From time to time, incorporate.com may wish to send you updates or newsletters with topics of interest to our client base. We may occasionally notify you of new services and special offers via e-mail updates. If you would rather not receive any updates from us, please send a request to be removed from our e-mail update list to email@example.com.
Steps You Can Take to Ensure Your Privacy
You play a vital role in ensuring the security of your information on this Web site. Here are a few steps that you can take to maintain the privacy of your information. It is your responsibility to make sure that the information you provide to us is accurate and current. If your information changes, please update your information by going to the contact us section on the Web site.
You should also take the necessary precautions to safeguard your user i.d. and password to prevent unauthorized access to your information stored on this Web site and the applications within this Web site.
If you require assistance to update or delete your information, or if you feel that your user i.d. and password have been compromised, you should contact our Customer Service staff at 800-818-6082 (toll-free) or 302-636-5440. Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
If you wish for your contact information not to be shared with outside parties, or if you would rather not receive any updates from us, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.