Privacy Policy

SHIFT Communications Privacy Policy

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”).

PLEASE REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY BEFORE USING THE SITE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SITE. BY SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

This privacy policy may be modified by SHIFT at any time and at our discretion. Notice of any such modifications shall be given by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Site.  SHIFT suggests that you check this page frequently to review any changes, as continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of any such modifications.

Information Collected

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

SHIFT may use cookies to help create a more personalized experience and to recognize your use of the Site. A “cookie” is a small data file that can be stored on your computer to assist SHIFT in delivering a consistent and effective user experience to you. The cookies used on the Site may include “session” cookies (short-term data files which help to recognize and identify a particular visit to the Site) as well as “persistent” cookies (longer-term data files which assist the Site to recognize you during multiple return visits). If you disable cookies in your browser, certain parts of the Site may not function as expected and you may not be able to view or use all pages. SHIFT does not store any personal identifying information in any cookie.

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 your personal or technical information to provide you with a more effective, customized set of services. Provision of these services may involve the disclosure of your information to affiliates or related companies on the condition that they agree to treat your information in a manner substantially in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Except in the instances discussed in this Privacy Policy, SHIFT will not disclose your information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent.

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.

SECURITY

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.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

You may encounter links to third party websites when using the Site. These links may have been placed on the Site by SHIFT, by an advertiser, through the use of a third party application, or in some other manner. SHIFT makes no guarantees regarding the content, reliability, correctness or safety of any third party website accessed through links appearing on the Site. SHIFT does not control the content of these sites and does not supervise links posted by Users, advertisers or third party applications.  These sites may have different privacy policies or no privacy policy. If you access any of these links, you do so at your own risk.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this Privacy Policy, SHIFT can be contacted via email to [email protected] or by postal mail to SHIFT Communications, Inc, Attn: Rachel Rice, 120 St. James Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA.

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