Please read the information below to learn the following regarding your use of this Site:
1. What information do we collect from you?
In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our Site and to enable Local World to better provide our various services.
Personally Identifiable Information. This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this Site, such as registering for a membership, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products or services on the Site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our Site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the website Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. An URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.
2. Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?
We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you:
(a) register for our services and register your e-mail address with us;
(b) send e-mail messages, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone, letter, or via the Site; or
We may also collect information from you at other points on our Site that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Site and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at our Site.
3. With whom do we share your information?
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners, clients and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our Sites and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your resume, job history, and other related information in order to provide you with staffing and placement services.
We will encourage our service partners and affiliates to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
4. How can you update or correct your Personally Identifiable Information?
We believe you should have the ability to access and edit the Personally Identifiable Information that you have provided to us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this Site.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information you have submitted deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past submissions, you cannot delete information associated with past submissions on this Site, unless otherwise instructed elsewhere on the Site. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
5. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
We may, from time to time, send you e-mail regarding our products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you are interested in receiving offers or information from us and our partners, we may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. Only Local World, or its agents working on behalf of Local World with Local World’s express authorizations, will send you these direct communications and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily edit your account information to no longer receive such offers and mailings.
You also have choices with respect to cookies, as described below. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies some parts of our Site may not work properly in your case.
6. What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
At our Site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our user is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected. Your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected Local World personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Personal information that you provide that is not Personally Identifiable Information also resides on a secure server and is only accessible Local World and its authorized personnel.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be one hundred percent (100%) secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
7. How long do we retain your Personally Identifiable Information?
Local World retains your Personally Identifiable Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws. Your consent to such purposes(s) remains valid after any termination of our relationship with you.
8. Do we use “cookies”?
When you use our Site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our Site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our Site. The cookies make your use of the Site easier, make the Site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure website. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly in that case.
9. What should you know about privacy policies and data collection at any third party websites accessible from our Site?
10. What else should you know about your privacy online?
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this Site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.
You should also be aware that when Personally Identifiable Information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. your name, e-mail address, etc.) in the discussion forums or other public areas on this Site, that information, along with any information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond our control and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to message boards or other public areas on this Site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If you do not want your comments to be viewed by third parties, you are advised not to make any submissions. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
UNDER CALIFORNIA’S “SHINE THE LIGHT” LAW, CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS WHO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OBTAINING PRODUCTS OR SERVICES FOR PERSONAL, FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD USE ARE ENTITLED TO REQUEST AND OBTAIN FROM US ONCE A CALENDAR YEAR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CUSTOMER INFORMATION WE SHARED, IF ANY, WITH OTHER BUSINESSES FOR THEIR OWN DIRECT MARKETING USES. IF APPLICABLE, THIS INFORMATION WOULD INCLUDE THE CATEGORIES OF CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THOSE BUSINESSES WITH WHICH WE SHARED CUSTOMER INFORMATION FOR THE IMMEDIATELY PRIOR CALENDAR YEAR (E.G., RESIDENTS WHO MAKES THE REQUEST IN 2011 WILL RECEIVE INFORMATION REGARDING 2010 SHARING ACTIVITIES).
TO OBTAIN THIS INFORMATION, PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL MESSAGE TO INFO@LOCALWORLD.COM WITH “REQUEST FOR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY INFORMATION” ON THE SUBJECT LINE AND IN THE BODY OF YOUR MESSAGE. WE WILL PROVIDE THE REQUESTED INFORMATION TO YOU AT YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IN RESPONSE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT NOT ALL INFORMATION SHARING IS COVERED BY THE “SHINE THE LIGHT” REQUIREMENTS AND ONLY INFORMATION ON COVERED SHARING WILL BE INCLUDED IN OUR RESPONSE. IF YOU PREFER TO RECEIVE SUCH INFORMATION VIA REGULAR FIRST-CLASS MAIL, PLEASE SEND A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Local World Inc.
Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
840 S. Holt St., Apt. A
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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