This Statement of Privacy applies to the Lighten Up Charleston Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Lighten Up Charleston Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Lighten Up Charleston (“Operator”) collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address and name. Operator also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code.
You will provide your body weight at various times to the Operator. You agree that by providing information about your weight(s) to the Operator, you authorize the Operator to utilize your weight(s) for the purposes of the Lighten-Up Charleston program and web site. Information about your weight will be used and/or disclosed by the Operator without disclosing any identifiable personal information to the public, such as your name, or e-mail address, although your ZIP code may be identified to the public. I understand that providing this information to the City is voluntary and that Operator may, in its discretion, use and/or disclose my weight by publishing it according to ZIP code
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Operator. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Operator for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Lighten Up Charleston Web site.
Use of your Personal Information
Operator collects and uses your personal information to operate the Lighten Up Charleston Web site and deliver the information and services in which you are participating. . Operator also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Operator and its affiliates. Operator may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Operator does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Operator may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Operator may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Operator, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Operator keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Lighten Up Charleston, in order to determine what Lighten Up Charleston services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within Lighten Up Charleston to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Lighten Up Charleston Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Operator or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Operator; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Lighten Up Charleston, or the public.
The Lighten Up Charleston Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, a cookie helps Lighten Up Charleston to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Lighten Up Charleston services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Operator secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure, unless the personal information is made public by you, such as by your posting the information on a message board. Otherwise, Operator secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. If personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption. .
Changes to this Statement
Operator may occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Operator encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Operator processes and uses your information.
Operator welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Operator has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Operator at [email protected] .We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.