Wintellect, LLC / WintellectNOW.com Privacy Policy

Last Updated: June 2013

Wintellect is committed to protecting your personal information. Your privacy is important to us, and maintaining your trust and confidence is one of our highest priorities. We therefore adhere to ethical standards in the collection, use, and protection of any information you provide. We believe that you should know how information is used and collected, and we appreciate that you trust us to do so carefully and sensibly. We will ask you when we require information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you (i.e., personal information).

This Privacy Policy sets forth our current privacy practices and explains the information we collect when you interact with the Wintellect.com and/or WintellectNOW.com websites (collectively, the “Site”). We hope that by taking a few minutes to read this Privacy Policy, you will have a better understanding of what we do with the information you provide to us, and how we keep it private and secure. You acknowledge that by entering and accessing the Site that you understand and accept this Privacy Policy, and that you freely consent to the privacy practices described in this Privacy Policy.

  • Privacy Policy Changes.
    Due to the Internet’s rapidly evolving nature and the fact that laws change, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, as needed. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and with reasonable notice, to revise, update, or otherwise modify this Privacy Policy. We will post the most current version of this Privacy Policy on the Site. This will enable you to always be aware of what personally identifiable information we may collect, and how we may use that information. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes. Your continued use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of any changes to this Privacy Policy.
  • Collected and User-Provided Information; Use of Information
    • Registration. Certain areas of the Site require that you register for access. Registered users need a user ID and password. Before you receive a user ID and password, we require that you provide certain information. We will not collect or use that information for purposes other than the Site’s purpose, unless we obtain your prior consent. We reserve the right to add additional features or services that require that you register for access. Collected information will be used according to the terms of this Privacy Policy. We ask that you also review our Terms and Conditions of Use so that you have a complete understanding of all of our policies and procedures.
    • Accuracy of Collected Information. We review our data collection, storage, and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store, and process the information needed to provide or improve our Site and the services we provide. We take all reasonable measures to ensure that the information we process is accurate, complete, and current; however, we depend on you to update or correct your information whenever necessary. If you fail to provide or update certain information, you may lose some functionality with the Site or the services we provide.
    • User-Provided Information.
      The Site collects user provided information when you register for one of our services. During registration, we may ask you for your name, company’s name, federal tax identification number, business profile, address, phone number, email address, diversity information, business license information, insurance policy information, and financial information. Beyond registering, we may ask you for the same, or more, information when you edit your user-provided information, purchase or sell any products through the Site, contact us about an issue, or in other instances not described in this Privacy Policy. We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. If you have completed a user profile, we will provide a way for you to access and change your profile from our Site. You may also completely delete your profile, although this option may not be available if you are registered for pending events or services.
    • Collected Information
      • Cookies.
        We may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small 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. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within the Site, a cookie helps the Site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Therefore, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases Site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information.
        You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser preferences to decline cookies. If you reject cookies, you may disable some of the functionality of the Site. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.
      • Log File Format Information
        We collect site-visitation data automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, browser type, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We will not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information without first obtaining your permission. Each computer that connects to the Internet is assigned a unique IP address for identification purposes. This Site uses an extended log file format to capture that IP address, along with the date and time of your visit, any referral address, and the Internet browser you are using. We do not collect your email address or other personal or financial information when you use the Site, unless you provide the information.
        Our log files, which do not identify individual users, are used to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements through the Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We will merge Site visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in the aggregate to help us provide more relevant content and improve our services. In some limited-entry sections of WintellectNOW.com, with your approval, we will combine Site visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and will not merge your personal information with Site visitation data.
    • User ID and Passwords
      Use of this Site requires a user ID and password. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities associated with its use, whether authorized or unauthorized. You shall not share or otherwise make available your account passwords with other persons. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited correspondence. You should always sign out of your account and close all browser windows when you have finished using the Site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account on the Site.
    • Payment Transactions
      At times we must transmit or request credit card and other financial information to complete a purchase transaction or verify your identity. We use one or more outside credit card processing companies to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
    • Customer Service
      We reserve the right to collect the information mentioned in this section to improve our customer service. Customer service includes helping you with problems you may encounter with the Site or our services, as well as improving the Site or our services to prevent those problems. As part of our customer service efforts, we may use your contact information to notify you about updates to the Site, this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions of Use, or any other event that could affect your use and enjoyment of the Site and our services.
    • Email Notifications
      Wintellect may occasionally e-mail notices to you. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen. These email notifications may include, without limitation, Devscovery conference announcements, date or time changes for events for which you have registered, and similar notifications or announcements.
    • Promotional Offers
      We may send you promotional information on occasion. When we do this, we do not provide any information to the offering party. If you wish to take advantage of such a promotion, you may be asked to provide information to the offering party. You provide that information at your own risk. You may opt out from receiving these promotional offers by following the instructions included in any promotional offer we send.
    • Statistical Reports
      We may use the collected information to generate statistical and aggregate reports for internal use. These reports may be shown to affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, partners, and advertisers. These reports will not contain any personally identifiable information.
    • Site Purpose
      We reserve the right to collect the information mentioned in this section to ensure that the Site is used for its intended purpose. Proprietary and confidential information will not be shared with any third-party while the Site is used for its intended purpose, except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.
    • Security
      The security of your personal information is of paramount importance to us. When you enter proprietary or sensitive information (such as your credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration forms, your information is sent over an authenticated and encrypted connection using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL).
    • Data Storage
      We store your personal information only on servers with restricted access that are located in controlled facilities, and use a variety of safeguards, technology and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.
      If you have any questions regarding the security of your personal information, please contact us.
    • Data Destruction
      We will take reasonable steps to destroy personal information which is no longer needed. We will shred, erase, or otherwise modify such personal information to make it undecipherable through any means.
  • Third-Party Access to Information
    Information provided by the User will not be shared with any third-party, other than our mutual customers, except in special cases or as provided herein. From time to time, Wintellect may share your contact information with our sponsors and trade agreement partners. You hereby consent to Wintellect's sharing or disclosure of such information with or to said third parties, subject to the understanding that we will not disclose your payment or credit card information except as specifically described in Paragraph 2.6 above, or other sensitive information except as otherwise provided herein.
    In addition to the foregoing, we may disclose, or give access to, your information to an appropriate third-party when we believe in good faith that third-party access is necessary to ensure that we comply with applicable law, and/or that we otherwise properly maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
    We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, including sending mail, removing redundant information, analyzing data, and providing market consultations. These other companies will have limited access to personal information needed to perform their specific function. We make sure that these companies use this information only for their specific function.
  • Disclaimer Regarding Third Party Websites
    This Site may contain links to other websites. Merchants and other third parties linked to the Site may have separate privacy and data collection practices. We accept no responsibility and have no liability for such independent policies. References on this Site to any names, marks, products, or services of third parties or links to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you, or as a source of revenue to us, and do not in any way constitute or imply that we endorse, sponsor, or recommend the third-party and its information, product, or service. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of material on third-party websites, and therefore we disclaim all responsibility for the content of such third-party websites. If you decide to link to any such third-party website, you do so entirely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to determine when you have left our Site.
  • Limitation of Warranties and Liabilities
    We cannot ensure or warrant the full security of any information mentioned in this Privacy Policy.
    We will disclose any breach of the security of the system to those who require such disclosure under consumer protection laws. Any disclosure shall be made in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement. We may delay a notice if a law enforcement agency determines that the notice would impede a criminal investigation.
    All provisions governing warranties and liabilities within the Terms and Conditions of Use are incorporated herein by reference and shall be the same warranties and liabilities for this Privacy Policy, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary.
  • Anti-Spam Policy
    We are committed to providing users of the Site with the choice to receive or not receive e-mails and/or other communications from Wintellect/WintellectNOW.com. We strive to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act. We only send commercial e-mails to registered users, subscribers and affiliates with relationships with Wintellect. We offer e-mail recipients the opportunity to opt-out of further communications in every commercial e-mail we send. If you would like to opt-out of receiving further communications, please follow the directions in the e-mail received or contact us as provided below. Please note that we may not include the opt-out information in non-commercial e-mails (for example, e-mails concerning your order). If you have questions or concerns regarding a non-commercial e-mail, please contact us.
  • Contact
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at one of the following:
    Email: info@wintellect.com
    Physical mail: 10207 Technology Drive, Suite 302, Knoxville, TN 37932 U.S.A.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS POLICY AND BY USING THE SITE OR THE SERVICES, I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MENTIONED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND/OR THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.