Last Updated January 2011
Table of Contents
- Collection and Use of Information
- Sharing of Information
- Data Integrity
- Links to Other Websites
- Controlling Unsolicited Email
- Contact Information
ProfProjects GP values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us. This Privacy Statement applies to information collected through ProfProjects GP (the “website”). By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Collection and Use of Information
ProfProjects GP collects personal information to set up and manage
accounts for our ecommerce services and to handle orders of goods and
services from ProfProjects GP.
You may need to provide ProfProjects GP with personal information such as:
- names; phone numbers; mailing, billing, shipping, and email addresses;
- bank account information; credit and debit card information; dates of birth; and identification documents.
ProfProjects GP uses such information for:
- website registration; enabling sales and other
transactions; processing payments and settlement; sending payouts;
handling orders; providing receipts;
- providing customer service; providing dispute resolution, chargebacks, refunds, or related issues;
- marketing and surveys; sending service update notices;
- recovering debt and collections; detecting and preventing fraud; detecting and preventing violations of our legal agreements;
- measuring, improving, and customizing our services; and
- fulfilling other technical, logistical, financial, tax, legal, compliance, administrative, or back office functions.
ProfProjects GP collects information from you to post entries to our
community website or forums. Such information may include your email
address, Internet Protocol address, user name, date and time of signup,
and date and time of posts to the forum.
ProfProjects GP uses this information for the secure and efficient
functioning of our website, to provide you with access to our community
site, to detect and prevent violations of our legal agreements, and as
part of any legal obligations related to our community website.
All Transactions will be done via 2Checkout.com. 2Checkout.com, Inc. is an authorized retailer of goods and services provided by ProfProjects GP
ProfProjects GP collects information on each transaction conducted
through our website. Such information may include the amount of the
transaction; the goods purchased; the identity of the supplier,
affiliate, and customer; payment type; currency; location; Internet
Protocol address; and websites visited.
ProfProjects GP uses such information for refunds, for customer service,
for website optimization, or for other administrative or business
purposes. ProfProjects GP may share information related to the transactions you
conduct through our website with suppliers, affiliates, or customers for
the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Statement. ProfProjects GP retains
transaction information for as long as reasonably required for business
purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
Customer Service Correspondence
ProfProjects GP also collects information involving customer service
correspondence. This information may include emails, internet chats,
faxes, or telephone calls directed to our customer service centers. ProfProjects GP
processes this information to provide customer service, handle
complaints or disputes, measure and improve our customer service, detect
and prevent fraud, and detect and prevent violations of our legal
agreements. ProfProjects GP retains customer service information for as long as
reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to
comply with our legal obligations.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Logs
ProfProjects GP collects information related to your use of our website using cookies, web beacons, and log information.
Cookies are small files containing strings of text stored on
log in, track your session, deliver content specific to your preferences
and interests, store the contents of your shopping cart, provide
features related to payment and customer service, and provide other
Web beacons are objects embedded into web pages that allow us
to determine whether and for how long users view web pages. We use web
beacons for site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, auditing and
reporting, personalization, and other functions.
Log information may include web requests, Internet Protocol
address, operating system, browser type, browser language, date and time
of your request, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
ProfProjects GP uses this information to enhance the functionality of the website
and to make your access more convenient, secure, and efficient.
ProfProjects GP also uses information gathered from logs, cookies, and
web beacons to monitor website performance; improve website design,
functionality, and security; and assemble web analytics and activity
trends. ProfProjects GP retains such information for as long as reasonably required
for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal
You may stop your browser from accepting cookies or web
beacons. The Help portion of your browser should explain how to
configure your browser’s cookie handling. Your browser may have add-ons
that may help you block web beacons. You may have limited functionality
if you block cookies or web beacons set by our website.
ProfProjects GP uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. Google
ProfProjects GP uses SearchForce, an analytics and search engine
beacons, and other means to help ProfProjects GP analyze how users use the site. You
may find SearchForce’s Privacy Statement at http://www.searchforce.com/privacy_statement.html.
We will seek your consent prior to using your personal
information in a manner incompatible with the purposes we described in
our Privacy Statement at the time of collection. You may choose not to
provide any personal information to ProfProjects GP, in which case we will be unable
to provide services to you.
Sharing of Information
ProfProjects GP only shares information as described in this Privacy
Statement. ProfProjects GP shares information with the following categories of third
parties. Such third parties are prohibited by law or by contract from
processing personal information for purposes other than those disclosed
in this Privacy Statement.
Organizations that Provide Services to Us
ProfProjects GP discloses personal information to other organizations
that perform services on our behalf. We require such organizations to
use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us
and to protect the personal information with appropriate safeguards.
Such organizations include financial institutions; payment
processors; money transfer service providers; acquirers; auditors;
background and credit check organizations; fraud prevention service
providers and anti-fraud networks; marketing service providers; database
managers; customer service providers and representatives; debt
collectors; and others who perform technical, logistical, financial,
tax, legal, compliance, or administrative functions on our behalf.
These organizations may perform functions such as processing
credit and debit card payments, sending wire transfers, providing
background and credit checks, providing fraud checks, providing customer
service, analyzing data, supplying marketing assistance, fulfilling
orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, debt
collections, and providing other financial, technical, logistical, tax,
legal, compliance, or administrative functions.
Financial institutions, payment processors, and acquirers may
share the information that ProfProjects GP provides to them with other financial
institutions or card networks in order to provide financial services,
payment services, and to process payments. Fraud prevention service
providers and anti-fraud networks may share the information ProfProjects GP
discloses to them with other fraud prevention service providers and
anti-fraud network participants in order to provide fraud checks.
ProfProjects GP discloses personal information to its suppliers. ProfProjects GP
makes goods and services from suppliers available to customers for
purchase. We have confidentiality agreements with these suppliers. We
share personal information with suppliers to complete transactions,
resolve customer comments or complaints, and for administrative and
analytical purposes like accounting, billing and audits, information
system management, and other uses.
ProfProjects GP discloses personal information to its customers. ProfProjects GP
makes goods and services from suppliers available to customers for
purchase. We may share personal information with customers to complete
transactions, resolve customer comments or complaints, and for
administrative purposes like accounting, billing and audits, and other
Business Sale or Merger
ProfProjects GP may share personal information in the event of a sale or
merger of all or any portion of its business units. Such information
remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy
Statement, unless an individual consents otherwise.
ProfProjects GP may disclose personal information where:
required by law or by an order or requirement of a
court, administrative agency, or other government entity, or by court
rules concerning the production of records;
ProfProjects GP has reasonable grounds to believe that use or
disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, privacy, property, or
safety of our users or others;
- ProfProjects GP has reasonable grounds to believe that the
information relates to the breach of an agreement or violation of the
law that has been, is being, or is about to be committed;
- it is necessary for fraud protection, risk reduction, or the establishment or collection of funds owed to us;
- it is necessary to enforce or apply our legal agreements, to pursue remedies, or to limit damages to ProfProjects GP;
- the information is public;
- you have provided consent or with your direction; or
- other reasons allow it or other laws require it.
When we are required or permitted to disclose information, we
will not disclose more information than is necessary to fulfill the
ProfProjects GP may disclose aggregate or statistical information to our
business partners, for public relations purposes, or other purposes.
At your request, we will provide you with reasonable access
to your personal information, so that you can review what we have stored
and, if you choose, request corrections to it. You may request access
by writing to us at the address listed in the Contact Information
section below. After you request access, we will provide the personal
information that you request as soon as practically possible and
generally no later than thirty days following the request. If you wish
to correct your personal information, please send us a written
explanation of the particular information that you believe should be
corrected. Where information will not or cannot be accessed or amended,
we will tell you the reasons.
ProfProjects GP combines technical and physical safeguards with employee
policies and procedures to protect your information. We work to protect
your personal information during transmission by using Secure Sockets
Layer software, which encrypts the information that you provide online
at our website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect
your information. We will also continue to assess new technology for
protecting information and upgrade our information security systems when
Further, we permit only authorized ProfProjects GP employees and third
parties to access any personal information. If an employee misuses
personal information, we may take disciplinary action, up to and
including termination of employment. If any third party individual or
organization misuses personal information, we will take action, up to
and including termination of any agreement between ProfProjects GP and that
individual or organization.
ProfProjects GP processes personal information only for the purposes it
was originally collected and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
ProfProjects GP takes commercially reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data
is relevant, reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and
current for the purposes for which it is used. ProfProjects GP retains information
for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as
reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
ProfProjects GP does not sell products for purchase by children, but we
do sell children’s products for purchase by adults. We do not knowingly
collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under age
13. If you are under age 13, do not share personal information with us.
Links to Other Websites
When you click on a link on this website that takes you to a
website operated by another company, you will be subject to that
company’s privacy practices.
Controlling Unsolicited Email
We may send you information about our products and services.
You may log into the Profile Center and update your Preferences to stop
receiving this information. You may also opt out of ProfProjects GP’s marketing list
or update your information by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
ProfProjects GP may amend this Privacy Statement on one or more occasions
by posting a revised statement on this website or a similar website
that replaces this website. ProfProjects GP will amend this Privacy Statement in a
manner consistent with the Safe Harbor Principles.
If you have questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement, you may contact us by email at email@example.com or by writing to us at: