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Application Privacy Policy


Welcome to 8thBridge, Inc. (“8thBridge”). All references to “8thBridge”, “we” or “us” in this Privacy Policy shall refer only to 8thBridge, Inc.
At 8thBridge, privacy and information security are top priorities. We provide this Privacy Policy to outline the use of your information by the application you have just accessed and the technology platform owned and operated by 8thBridge Inc. (the “Application”).
This Application was chosen by the owner (our “Client”) of the Internet property (“Website”) you are accessing to help personalize your shopping experience for products and services described on the Website.
The Privacy Policy covers the policies, practices and procedures with respect to the types of information we collect (personal information, Actions taken on the Website, and information about your computer) to enable you to make an informed decision about sharing information with our Client and us. This Privacy Policy governs only how 8thBridge will handle your information. The privacy policy of our Client will govern how that party will manage your information. The privacy policy of our Client can be accessed on the Website.

Changes to the 8thBridge Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated April 23, 2012. Please check our Privacy Policy periodically for changes.

Contacting 8thBridge

If you have any questions or concerns about the 8thBridge privacy policy, please contact us by doing one of the following:

* Sending an email to us at contact@8thbridge.com.
* Calling us at +1 (612) 927-3400
* Writing to us at:

8thBridge, Inc.
C/O Privacy Officer
110 5th Street North
Suite 420
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States

* Sending a fax to us at +1 (612) 339-2243

How we collect and use personal information

Personal Information as used herein refers to data and facts about you which include, but are not limited to, your name, age, address, email address, etc. Personal Information is personal to you in that belongs to you and identifies who you are.

When you first use this Application you may elect to connect it with your Facebook account in order to share your Actions with your social network on Facebook. If you elect to do this, we will receive and store the following information from Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”); your name, profile picture, gender, age range, Facebook user id, locale, networks, list of friends, you and your friends interests, Actions, and likes, and your birthday.

We and/or our Client may directly use your personal information (i) to tailor your experience at the Website or this Application showing you content that we think you might be interested in, and displaying the content according to your preferences (ii) to communicate with you concerning your account, customer service issues and our Client’s products and services you may be interested in, (iii) to personalize and improve this Application and the Website, (iv) to ensure the technical functioning of our products and services, (v) to develop new products and services, and (vi) as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy and/or our Client’s privacy policy.

If you connect the Application to Facebook, we and/or our Client may make available and/or share your Facebook user name and your Facebook profile picture to other Application and Website users. Further, this Application and the Website users may be able to use the Website and/or Application to search for or view your profile and the information contained therein, such as Actions you have taken on the Website (for example, if they know and input your user name in the Application or Website).
If you choose to allow this Application to publish your Actions on Facebook, this information will be publicly available to other users of this Application (for example, on the Websites social activity stream) and may be used, or re-shared by users of this Application or the Website. 8thBridge is not responsible for the use or re-sharing of Actions by others once it is made public. If you do not wish for such use or re-sharing of this type of data taking place going forward, you should not allow this Application to publish to your social network.

When you use this Application and the Website, we may also automatically receive information about your use of this Application and the Website including information such as the website page that you access, date and time of your visits, your Internet protocol address, performance of your network and computer, your browser type, language and identifying information, your operating system and application version. We primarily use this information to provide our Cilent with information of the usage patterns of this Application and also to improve the functionality.

The Application may also collect information that does not contain any personal information such as Cookies and information about your computer. The Application uses a feature of Internet Web browsers called a Cookie, which is a file that a user’s Web browser places on a User’s computer’s hard drive, to assign an identification code to the computer and to collect anonymous browsing information. The Application uses cookies to keep track of an anonymous Website browser which we and/or our Client may use to provide analysis to improve the shopping experience and/or to provide personalized recommendations and information about our Client’s products and services.

When you use this Application to share an Action on the Website, we may also send a Cookie and/or gif file to assign an anonymous, unique identifier to your Internet browser. One function of these Cookies, but not limited to, may be to control the delivery of one or more offers to a web browser via an advertising network.

This Application does not use Cookies to retrieve personal information about Users from a User’s computer. The Application cookies do not collect any Information and the cookies do not collect, store or contain any personal information. You may set your Internet Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being sent. If you prevent a cookie from being sent, you may limit the functionality the Application can provide you when you visit the Site.

A useful resource on understanding Cookies may be found at allaboutcookies.org.

Please be aware that the Website of our client or any of their partners also may collect information from you and/or receive information from 8thBridge as directed by our Client and in accordance with this privacy policy. Such information may include non-personally identifiable information through the use of cookies and other technology and any personally identifiable information you may choose to give in registering and transacting with the website. Although we choose our business partners and our clients carefully, 8thBridge is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of the Website to determine how they handle any information they collect from you.
Once we share your information with our Client the information received by the Client becomes subject to their privacy policy and practices.

Information Shared by 8thBridge

8thBridge does not sell or rent your personal information to any third parties as part of our business practices.
8thBridge will only share your personal information for the limited purposes provided for in this Privacy Policy. This may include sharing Information:

1. to our Client and any other party that our Client directs us to provide the information to. Our Client’s privacy policy governs how they will share your information.
2. to enable third party service providers to assist or facilitate in the services we provide to our clients.
3. to comply with applicable laws and regulations and to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information received by us, whether or not a response is required by applicable law.
4. to enforce our terms of use and other agreements or to protect our rights;
5. to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service;
6. with vendors, administrative service providers, technology providers, and carefully selected partners for data validation, enhancement, information verification and suppression services;
7. to allow us to share aggregated statistics about use of the Application with parties with whom we do business.

8. If you have connected the Application to Facebook, we will share with Facebook information related to your use of the Application and the Website, such as the Actions you take, and such information may be published on Facebook’s websites or services. Information shared to Facebook will be attributed to the Facebook account to which you were logged into when you first authorized the Application to publish to Facebook. Facebook’s privacy policy governs the use of such information and any information it collects from your use of or on its service. You also understand and agree that you need to consult the Facebook privacy policy to amend or delete personal information that has been provided to Facebook. If you do not wish for such use of data to take place, you should not agree to share information to Facebook and/or adjust your settings to deactivate such sharing. Information no longer shared on Facebook may continue to be publicly available to other users as otherwise described in both the 8thBridge and our Client’s Privacy Policies. After you deactivate sharing on Facebook you may also request that all personal information be deleted from this Application and the 8thBridge platform by emailing opt-out@8thbridge.com.

All personal information will be deleted within 30 days after submission of the request. You must also see our Client’s Privacy Policy to determine your options for deletion of your data on their systems;

9. for any other purpose for which you provide consent. While 8thBridge strongly encourages our clients and their partners to adopt responsible approaches to online marketing, 8thBridge is not responsible for the information practices of our client and their partners. The collection, use, and disclosure of information by our clients and their partners are subject to their respective privacy policies, which may differ from this Privacy Policy.

10. In the event that 8thBridge is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from you as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your information is treated, transferred, or used.

Security

The security of your personal information is very important to us. In our efforts to protect your online transactions, we use a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to strongly encrypt your personally identifiable information and protect against unauthorized use. If your browser is capable of SSL (and most are), your information will be automatically encrypted, or encoded, before it is sent to our partners, our Clients, and/or their partners. We have also obtained a digital certificate from a leading provider of Internet trust services, for the use of our services and providing validation that the data transfers are done as securely.
We also have implemented an information security and privacy program within 8thBridge that includes policies for which all personnel must follow and using technologies and practices that support industry and international information security standards.
Ultimately, your personal information is protected by the practices you use to make online purchases. Be sure to keep your online password confidential. No Customer Service Associate or any other representative of 8thBridge will ever ask you for your password. The confidentiality of your password is yours to protect. When we do collect you personal information we will protect its confidentiality through information security practices and technologies, have policies and procedures in place to prohibit its unlawful disclosure, and limit access to authorized personnel only.

Changes

As the standards governing Internet privacy and information security continue to evolve, 8thBridge may find it appropriate or necessary to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. As a result, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and shall post such changes on the website. Our website will state the date the Privacy Policy was last updated. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you use this website to make sure you understand how your information will be used.

Children’s Privacy

8thBridge is very sensitive to the issue of the privacy rights of children. 8thBridge websites are neither developed for, nor directed at, children. Each of 8thBridge’s merchant clients determines the verbiage used on 8thBridge Online Storefronts. 8thBridge makes every effort to ensure each merchant appropriately complies to children’s privacy laws and regulations, but ultimately the merchants are responsible for protection and appropriately using the personal information provided to them through customers purchases.