INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you register, or make a purchase, or upload content (to the extent you are permitted to do so), and at other times, we will collect information from you. This information falls into two main categories: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) is any information collected through the Site that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate you. PII would include your full name, address, credit card number, telephone number, Social Security number or other similar information which is unique to you or specifically identifies you. PII may include your email address if you have chosen not to use an anonymous email address (eg: some people have their full name in their email address, or have a personal website URL in their email address). We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of eighteen.
PII is collected through the Site, including, for payments made on the Site through our merchant credit card account, your billing information (full name, address and associated credit card number), and is stored on our servers. JS makes an effort to collect and save only the PII needed to process payments. JS uses customary security arrangement, including SSS (Secure Socket Layer) interfaces, to handle such information, and all such information is maintained in access-restricted, password protected storage. No security system is perfect, and JS cannot guarantee that no data breaches will occur in the future. However, JS intends to use reasonable precautions to protect and preserve the confidentiality of any PII collected on the Site. In addition, whenever you make any payments “online,” including on the Site, using third-party payment processors, such as PayPal, these processors also collect PII in the payment process. Please refer to their privacy statement which can be found here [provide link] for information about the storage of your name, address and credit card information.
Your name, email address and user password are stored on our server. JS may also, particularly with Customers, collect other non-PII facts about your computers, profession, interests and similar information. JS may also elect to collect information regarding which features of the Site you use, and how frequently, to assist us in focusing JS’s efforts and resources on the development and improvement of the Site.
Surveys: JS may conduct occasional online or email surveys. For example, when you're within the Site, you may see a pop-up window or button offering you the opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate. If you do participate, you may be asked to provide additional information as part of the survey. JS will retain survey information on its server, in some instances aggregated, and in other instances as individual responses, depending on the nature and type of survey being conducted.
Site Usage Information: Like most websites, JS will automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the Site. This information helps JS evaluate how visitors and Customers use and navigate the Site, including the number and frequency of visitors and Customers accessing each Web page, and the length of their visits.
Additionally, JS may collect usage information that is tied to Personally Identifiable Information for purposes of subscription tracking and enforcement. This information is used to ensure Customers are given appropriate access to our content and the particular Services to which they are entitled.
Help Desk Information: Should you contact JS’s Customer Support desk with a question or technical concern, a customer support “ticket” will be created, that you will fill out, which will be saved. This is your support profile. This profile may include first name, last name, phone number, email address, Customership information and status, and if needed to address your concern, city/state/zip and address.
HOW THE INFORMATION COLLECTED MAY BE USED
JS may use information it collects in the following ways:
Credit card information is used only to process, validate, provide payment for and verify subscriptions for Customership, or purchases of merchandise or contect that JS may, from time to time, make available on the Site, or through third-party providers.
For any purpose if you are advised of it in advance
To send you e-mail notifications about new or existing Customerships, Content, products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
To enhance existing features or develop new features, content, products and services.
To provide Third Party Service Providers (see description of Third Party Service Providers, below) with aggregate information about JS’s user base and usage patterns.
To allow JS to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences, or to direct our Customers to specific content of interest to them.
JS may combine the information that we collect from you on the Site with information that you provide in connection with your use of other Content, products, Services and websites.
JS may, from time to time, hire other companies to perform services for JS or relating to the Site including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of the Site, sending e-mail, and fulfilling purchase requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your Personally Identifiable Information solely for the purpose of providing these services to you or on JS’s behalf. In addition, JS may provide PII to companies, including, in some instances, affiliates of Declartion, established for the specific purpose of creating the JS content. This information will be provided to such companies only for the purpose of providing Customers who have indicated an interest in a specific content project, or sponsors of such projects, information regarding the status of the project.
Comments: The Site will provide numerous areas offering you with an opportunity to provide comments or feedback regarding particular Content, and read what other Customers and users have to say. From time to time, JS may host or sponsor blogs related to JS and its Content, current affairs, political issues, or similar concerns, and these blogs may also provide comment areas. JS may also establish, or permit its Customers to establish chatrooms for discussion of topics of interest to Customers. When Customers use the Comments feature (for example, by posting a Comment or responding to special member participation forums), JS may make public any information that you provide including your name, location and e-mail address.
Other User Submitted Content: JS may, in its sole discretion, from time to time authorize and permit Customers to upload other content such as user created articles, content, music or videos. If you are offered the opportunity and choose to submit material to the Site, JS will ask for information about yourself and the material you submitted. JS may, thereafter, and in its sole discretion, make public all or any portion of the information that you provide, including your name, location and e-mail address.
If you are a customer of the Site, you may occasionally receive email messages about the Site that are intended to assist you in making the most out of your experience. These messages contain a link that you may use to opt-out of receiving further such messages. In addition, Customers may receive email messages about the Site, their Customership and JS Content.
YOUR ABILITY TO CHOOSE
You may, of course, decline to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the JS Site, in which case JS may not be able to provide full Content and Services on the Site. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your profile page. To protect your privacy and security, JS takes reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
In order to access the Site successfully, and to take full advantage of the Content and Services, your browser must be set to "accept all cookies." If you set your browser to "not accept" any cookies, you will not be able to use the Site as intended. If you are having trouble using the Site, check your security settings to confirm that you are accepting all cookies.
JS suggests that you do not navigate the Site with your browser's "cookie alert" feature enabled. This feature notifies you onscreen whenever your computer is asked to accept a cookie. While you certainly could set your browser to alert you each time a cookie is passed to your computer, you will likely find the experience of having to respond to frequent cookie alerts quite frustrating while trying to enjoy the Site and its Content and Services.
Without cookie technology, JS would not be able to offer you convenient features such as the ability to store your User Name and Password and save personalized settings.
You may receive other cookies during your sessions at the Site from Third Party Service Providers. These Third Party Service Providers may use their own cookies in order to serve surveys or premium content on the Site.
What is the advantage for our Customers?
Faster, more convenient access – You are not asked to identify yourself with each new page requested. JS can also deliver customized information and store your settings more efficiently.
Will the cookies you send me go away?
Some cookies used by JS are long term, to avoid the need for asking you for certain information with each new session, such as your User Name. Some cookies do expire after a short period of time. Remember, cookies are small files and won't pose any significant disk-space concerns on your computer.
In fact, most cookies expire after 24 hours from their time of issue. Others, such as those required to retain settings you elect (User Name, Password, Personalization preferences, etc.) will continue to reside on your hard drive for subsequent use by your browser, but are quite small and should not pose any significant disk capacity concern.
You are, of course, free to clear any and all cookies from your hard drive any time you wish; simply search your system for any files named cookie*.* (or similar) and delete these at your discretion, or use your browsers “delete cookies” feature. This is usually found in the preferences section of your browser. Your browser’s “Help” section should allow you to find this feature.
Remember, however, that deleting these cookies means any long-term settings (such as your stored User Name) will need to be reset, and you will have to provide this information again the next time you visit the Site.
There are also a number of software and shareware programs available that are designed to periodically purge cookie files from your hard disk. JS does not recommend these applications and, as such, cannot address any resulting support issues that may be related to the use of these programs.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT ON THE SITE
When you view any third party content such as a survey or supplemental references on the Site or on other sites linked to at the Site, the owners of the other sites or JS’s Third Party Service Provider may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. The Site and the other sites linked to may also use web beacons to note which pages you visit after viewing ads on the Site. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to advertising efforts.
No security measures are completely reliable, and JS does not guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information will never be subject to unauthorized access However, the Personally Identifiable Information JS collects about you is stored in limited-access servers or password protected and encrypted files. JS will maintain customary, reasonable safeguards to protect the security of these servers and files and your Personally Identifiable Information.
REVIEW AND CORRECTION
You may review and update the Personally Identifiable Information/registration information that you have provided to JS by contacting Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JS reserves the right to retain your information for as long as necessary to permit JS to use it for the purposes stated, and to comply with applicable law or regulations.
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IN THE EVENT OF MERGER, SALE, OR BANKRUPTCY
In the event that JS is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, or a third party purchases some or all of the assets of JS, JS reserves the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information collected from Customers and users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, JS may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS