SHIFT Communications, Inc., (together with its affiliates, “SHIFT”) takes your privacy very seriously and is committed to safeguarding your privacy pursuant to this policy. The policy is designed to inform you about SHIFT practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of any personal information on [shiftcomm.com] and its sub-domains and related sites (the “Site”).
When you use the Site, you may choose to send certain information to SHIFT such as your name, email address, and telephone number. In addition, products and services made available by SHIFT may provide to SHIFT information regarding the systems on which they are installed.
SHIFT may also collect other technical information regarding the computer hardware and software that you use to access the Site. This information may include without limitation your IP address and domain name, referring site addresses, user agent strings, browser and operating system types, and access logs including pages visited and times of access.
Cookies and IP Addresses
An “IP Address” is a series of numbers assigned to your computer when you are connected to the Internet. The communication protocols upon which the Internet operates cause SHIFT to receive your IP Address every time you access and use the Site. SHIFT may retain log files containing your IP Address.
Use of Information
SHIFT may use information collected through your use of its products and services to develop and test its products and services.
SHIFT may use your information aggregated with that of other Users. In these cases, any personal identifying information will be stripped and the aggregate data will be completely anonymous. This aggregate data shows overall trends in the use of the Site, and may be used by SHIFT or third parties to improve the Site or for marketing, research or other business purposes.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO UNAFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES
Please note that SHIFT may share customer information across its affiliated business entities and companies working on SHIFT’s behalf, but only as described above in “Use of Information.
a. Third Party Service Providers and Suppliers
SHIFT may share your personal information with third parties in connection with responding to your requests for products or services. SHIFT may enter into agreements with third party service providers and suppliers to deliver complete products, services and customer solutions to its customers. Service providers and suppliers are generally required to keep confidential the information they receive on behalf of SHIFT and generally may not use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for SHIFT. These service providers and suppliers may change, or SHIFT may enter into agreements with additional service providers and suppliers, to better accommodate SHIFT customers.
b. Law Enforcement
SHIFT, and its affiliates and related companies, may disclose personal, technical or other information when required by law to do so or as set forth below. These circumstances may include criminal or civil subpoenas, court orders or requests by law enforcement personnel. SHIFT, and its affiliates and related companies, will only disclose information when it has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to prevent fraud or illegal activities from being conducted via the Site, to protect SHIFT property interests (including intellectual property), or to prevent imminent bodily harm. Disclosure may be made to law enforcement officers, government agencies, other companies, lawyers or agents.
c. Change of Ownership
Should SHIFT or any affiliates or related entities merge with or be acquired by another business entity, or should some or all of their respective assets (including their customer information) be acquired, SHIFT may share your personal information with those business entities in connection with the merger or acquisition.
CHILDREN UNDER AGE 13
The Site is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age, and SHIFT does not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13. No one under the age of 13 is allowed to transmit personal information via the Site. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to transmit any personal information to SHIFT. Do not assist anyone under 13 to transmit any personal information to SHIFT. If SHIFT learns that it has received such information, it will remove and delete that information. If you believe that SHIFT may have received any personal information about a child under the age of 13, please contact SHIFT at the address at the end of this policy specifically identifying the information in question.
CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18
SHIFT recommends that anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 get permission from his or her parents or guardians before transmitting any personal information to or through the Site.
SHIFT takes appropriate measures to ensure the security of your information. However, SHIFT cannot guarantee that third parties will not overcome any security measures and gain access to your information for unauthorized purposes. By using the Site, you accept the risk that compromise of and unauthorized access to your information is possible. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SHIFT disclaims any warranty or guarantee that your information will be protected from misuse, appropriation, alteration or loss, and you accept the risk of any potential resulting liability.
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