Last Modified: May 13, 2020
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Sqwire can be contacted at:
Mail: Sqwire, LLC
101 West Main Street, Suite 430
Norfolk, VA 23510
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
Sqwire may collect various types of information from or about you depending on how you use the Website and its various features. You supply Sqwire with various types of information, including Personal Information that you choose to disclose, and Sqwire also collects information automatically regarding how you use the Website, which Sqwire collects as you interact with the Website.
Information you Provide to Sqwire
With respect to Personal Information, you may provide Sqwire with various types of information, including, without limitation, you and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, transaction information, as well as billing and payment information that you voluntarily provide through the Website. This information is generally entered into fields in the registration or subscription forms and enables you to take full advantage of the products and services that Sqwire offers (collectively, the “Services”). Sqwire may collect email addresses from you and other Users, customers, and visitors to the Website for the purpose of communication. If at any time you wish to be removed from Sqwire’s email database, you can request removal by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Sqwire reserves the right to contact you via postal mail, email, or telephone for the purpose of administering your account.
Sqwire may also retain the content of and metadata regarding any correspondence you may have with Sqwire or its customer service representatives or other employees or contractors, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence occurred. This includes, without limitation, any information contained and consented to, as described in the Terms of Service. This information helps Sqwire to improve the Website and the materials, products, and services that are offered on the Website, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.
Automatic Information Collection and Tracking
When you access and use the Website, it may use technology to automatically collect:
- certain details of your access to and use of the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data, and the resources that you access and use on or through the Website.
- information about your mobile device and internet connection, including the device’s unique device identifier, IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information, and the device’s telephone number.
- stored information and files, metadata, and other information associated with other files stored on your device, including, without limitation, photographs, audio and video clips, personal contacts, and address book information.
- real-time information about the location of your device for analytics.
If you do not want Sqwire to collect this information, do not access the Website. Sqwire also may use these technologies to collect information about your activities over time and across third-party websites, apps, or other online services.
As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Website collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communication methods that you use to access the internet and the Website. Without combining this data with other sources of information, the servers do not readily identify you. They do, however, reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, pages you accessed on the Website or immediately prior to visiting the Website, and the length of time you accessed the Website. This information is collected to, among other things, facilitate Website operation and system administration, to generate aggregate, non-identifiable statistical information, and to improve content and content delivery with regard to the Website and the materials, products, and services that Sqwire makes available on the Website.
Sqwire uses “cookies” (small text files stored on your computer) to help track and customize your access and use of the Website. Cookies store and retain information that helps Sqwire recognize you when you return to the Website following a previous visit. Cookies may also store any login or ID assigned to you by Sqwire and the associated password, which information would be stored in encrypted form. Most popular internet browser packages allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies if you so choose. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website and the materials, Services that Sqwire makes available on the Website.
We may also use the following:
Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see SQWIRE’S USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Sqwire, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
Sqwire does not attempt to collect Personal Information from children. Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for the Website. To protect their privacy, Sqwire prohibits the solicitation of Personal Information from these children or the purchase of Services by these children. If you are under the age of 13, do not access the Website or submit your email address or any other Personal Information through the Website.
SQWIRE’S USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the Personal Information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to email@example.com.
Promotional Offers from SQWIRE. If you do not wish to have your email address or contact information used by Sqwire to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to Sqwire as a result of a Product purchase, warranty registration, Product service experience, Order or other transactions.
Targeted Advertising. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by visiting http://www.google.com/settings/Ads Settings page. Please note, we do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the NAI on the NAI’s website. See the link above.
California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS below for more information.
ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION
You can review and change your Personal Information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.
You may also send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any Personal Information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete your Personal Information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
If you delete your User Contributions (as defined in the Terms of Service) from the Website, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Website users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Website, including User Contributions, is governed by our Terms of Service HERE.
California residents may have additional Personal Information rights and choices. Please see YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS below for more information.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding Sqwire’s use of your Personal Information under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). Depending on the circumstances and which Sqwire Service you use, Sqwire has disclosed the following categories of your Personal Information for a “business purpose” (as defined in the CCPA) in the preceding twelve (12) months: identifiers; protected characteristics; commercial information; geolocation data; internet or other electronic network activity information; financial, medical, or health insurance information; audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information; professional information; education information; and inferences drawn from any of the aforementioned information categories. For more details about the Personal Information Sqwire has collected over the last 12 months, please see the WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED? section above. Sqwire collects this information for, among other things, the business and commercial purposes described in the HOW DOES SQWIRE USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS? section below. Sqwire shares this information with, among others, the categories of third parties described in the HOW SQWIRE SHARES AND DISCLOSES YOUR INFORMATION section below.
Sqwire does not “Sell” (as such term is defined in the CCPA) the Personal Information it collects but may in the future. The CCPA considers some transfers of Personal Information to third parties in exchange for value as a “Sale,” even if no money changes hands, such as when online identifiers, Device IDs, and other information is shared with third-party businesses to further their own commercial purposes such as generating profiles about individuals. In the event Sqwire decides to Sell your Personal Information, California residents have the right to opt-out of the Sale. Please note that Sqwire can still share Personal Information with third parties if those transfers aren’t “sales,” such as with Sqwire’s Service Providers (as defined in the CCPA). Additionally, Sqwire may use third-party cookies for advertising purposes as further described above.
Subject to certain limitations, the CCPA permits users of the Sqwire Service that are California residents to (i) request more information regarding Sqwire’s collection of specific categories or pieces of information (including how Sqwire uses and discloses the information), (ii) request that Sqwire delete your Personal Information (iii) request to opt out of any “sales” that may be occurring, and (iv) not be discriminated against for exercising any of these rights.
California residents may make such a request pursuant to their rights under the CCPA by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sqwire will verify your request using the information associated with your account, including email address. Government identification may be required. California residents may also designate an authorized agent to exercise these rights on their behalf. To learn more about your California privacy rights email email@example.com or visit https://www.caprivacy.org.
DISCLOSURE FOR LEGAL PURPOSES
Sqwire reserves the right to disclose any personally identifiable information or other information it collects through the Website or otherwise if it is required to do so by law or if it reasonably believes that the disclosure is necessary in order to (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on it; (c) protect or defend its legal rights or property or third-party licensors of any material on the Website; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health or safety of the Users of the Website or the general public.
HOW DOES SQWIRE USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
In addition to the uses mentioned or described above, Sqwire uses the information that it collects from or about you to improve the materials, Services that it makes available on the Website, to notify you of changes made to the Website or new Services made available on or through the Website, to evaluate your needs and customize Website content delivered to you according to those needs, to facilitate the processing of any purchases or uses you make through the Website, to send you promotional material from Sqwire and its affiliates, and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes of Sqwire. Other than to the extent necessary or convenient for Sqwire to perform the Terms of Service, Sqwire may share information collected about you with third-parties, such as for certain special programs that it offers in connection with some of its business affiliates, which may involve special promotions and/or pricing, and in which you may or may not be participating. Should you register as a participant in one of those programs, Sqwire will acknowledge your registration and notify its applicable business affiliates of your registration, thereby enabling you to receive the corresponding program benefits. Sqwire may sell lists containing personal information contact information including the name, email and address, or a combination thereof, about Website users, clients, purchasers, registrants, or subscribers. By providing your information, you are consenting to such use. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting the us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DOES SQWIRE PROTECT INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU?
Sqwire places a high value on protecting information transmitted via the Website. For this reason, Sqwire processes personal data in accordance with privacy rights and regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Sqwire uses state-of-the-art security solutions to process payments and to provide secure communication methods. Sqwire’s payment services providers use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology to safeguard user information. Other security safeguards include, but are not limited to, third party payment processors, data encryption, firewalls, and physical access controls to building and files. Sqwire does not store payment information. Sqwire takes commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect customer-specific information transmitted via or stored on the Website. However, no security system is impenetrable. SQWIRE CANNOT AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THAT INFORMATION USERS SUPPLY TO SQWIRE OR ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE TOTALLY SECURE.
HOW LONG DOES SQWIRE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
DOES SQWIRE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?
Sqwire may share your information to individuals outside of Sqwire, including, without limitation, its affiliates or to any third-parties. Currently, Sqwire does not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information for a referral fee. Sqwire, in its sole discretion, may also release your information when it believes release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce Website policies, or protect Sqwire’s or others’ rights, property, or safety. Additional non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
As Sqwire continues to grow and develop its business, it is possible that its corporate structure might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that substantially all of its assets might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, will most probably be, and should be expected to be one of the transferred business assets.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE?
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to any of the following at any time:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.
Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.
Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
WHO CAN YOU CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?