January 1, 2011
Our Commitment to Privacy
products and services with integrity in dealing with our users. The Policy is designed to
assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information
you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and
our products and services.
What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our site you may provide us with two types of information: personal
information you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and Use information
collected, in a way not visible to you, on an aggregate anonymous basis as you and others
browse our site (“Passive Information”).
1. Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know who you are or things specifically about you.
When you register to become an authorized reseller of Master Networks services, we will
collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, address, email address, and
telephone number). This Personally Identifiable Information is securely stored and may
be accessed on our website. You are assigned an identification number and select your
own password – both are needed to enter the Site and to access your Contact Information.
When you enroll as an Affiliate and/or Member, we collect Personally Identifiable
Information (such as name, contact and billing information, credit card, and other
transaction information). We use this information to deliver your order, process payment,
and to communicate with you about the status of your order.
C. Credit Card Storage
Credit card information collected at registration or for monthly subscription fees is used
only to process payment for the transaction and, generally, is not retained on our Site.
D. Surveys and Promotions
From time to time you may voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Information to
complete surveys and questionnaires or to participate in user polls. We use this
information to improve our products and services and to ensure that we’re providing
accurate disclosures. We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to
provide you newsletters and other marketing information that coincide with your preferences.
You may customize your marketing preferences, or let us know if you do not wish to receive any
promotional materials, by adjusting your Subscriptions & Email options on the Site.
2. Aggregate Information
This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify you as a specific individual.
Such information would include the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the website
that referred you to our Site, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number
automatically assigned to your computer whenever you surf the web), your operating
system and browser type, and any search terms that you enter on our Site. Our web server
aggregates this information in order to monitor the level of activity on our Site, evaluate
its effectiveness, and improve the content or our Site in order to make your visit an easy
and enjoyable experience.
We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, or otherwise disclose or use any
Aggregate Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you.
We do not correlate any Personally Identifiable Information with the Aggregate
Information that we collect on our Site. If we do correlate any Aggregate Information to
you, it will be protected like any other Personally Identifiable Information under this
No Use of Our Site by Persons Under 13
No person under 13 should disclose information on this site. You may learn more
about protecting children’s privacy online by visiting www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.
Active Information You Choose to Provide
In order to gain use of the site (become a “user”), we require you to disclose the
We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of the
information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. The information you
provide to us is stored securely.
Passive Information Collected
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are a feature of web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape
Navigator, etc.) software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to
access a site. They are small pieces that allows web servers to recognize the computer used
to access a site. They are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web
browser on one site to simplify subsequent interactions with that site by the same user or
to use the information to streamline the user’s transaction on related web pages. This
makes it easier for a user to move from site to site and to complete transactions over the
Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.
Our site utilizes cookies to collect information about how our site is used.
Passive Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, the site pages
viewed, time spent at our site, the sites visited just before and just after our site. If you do
not wish to transmit “cookie” information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie
function in your web browser; please consult the “Help” section of your browser to
correctly do so.
Our site’s servers also automatically identify you computer by its Internet
Protocol address which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by
your Internet Service Provider. Your IP address may be used to address problems with
our server or administer our site or site or to gather broad demographic information about
our users. We passively collect your IP Address.
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Broadly speaking, persons we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our
direction, use Active Information for purposes of administering our business activities,
providing customer services such as support, and making available other products or
services we think may be of interest to our users. We may use the Active Information or
Passive Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our site, new
services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you shall find
valuable. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, you may “opt-out”
of doing so by sending an email to us at support [at] masternetworks [dot] net.
We use Passive Information to gather information about our users and to enhance and
design our site to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help us
know information about how many people visit our site, when they visit and how they
use our service. Passive Information may result in your viewing of particular advertising
based on your user habits for your viewing on our site and a shopping experience
customized to you in content, services and goods.
Your Information In Relation to Others We Link To
You may be able to access other websites through our site. When you do so you are doing
so subject to their policies regarding privacy and data collection and you should read
those sites’ privacy policies to make sure you agree to them before using such sites.
When you choose to shop at such sites, you should read their privacy policies to make
sure you agree to them before making purchases.
Sharing Information with Advertisers or Other Third Parties
We may disclose anonymous information about user habits, characteristics and user
patterns, based on aggregate user statistics to advertisers on our site. The parties who
perform services for us (credit card processors, merchant bank, our Internet Service
Provider) may also have access to your information in performing such services. Should
we buy or sell assets of our company, another company may need to review our
company’s assets, including your information, to make business decisions as to whether
to acquire such assets.
Sharing Information with the Government or As Otherwise Required by Law
We may be required by subpoena, law or government agency to disclose both Active and
Passive Information you have provided to us.
How Do We Secure Active Information and Passive Information?
We secure your personal information submitted by you by using reasonable efforts to
prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, or accidental loss or destruction of Active
Information and Passive Information. Your posting s on this site and other
communications you may have with us via email or snailmail may not be secure unless
we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information.
Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming
the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information
through these means.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
We take reasonable measures to ensure that any Personally Identifiable Information we
collect on our Site is accurate, current, complete, and reliable for its intended use. If you
wish to update or otherwise correct Personally Identifiable Information you have
provided to us, you may edit your information online after completing registration, or
contact us as described in the “Contact Us” section, below, and we will assist you.
Protecting Your Information
We acknowledge your trust and are committed to take reasonable steps to protect
Personally Identifiable Information you provide online from loss, misuse, and
unauthorized access. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial processes to
safeguard and secure your information.
It is you responsibility to safeguard the password you use to access our Site, and to
promptly advise Master Networks if you ever suspect that your password has been
compromised. We strongly encourage you to change your password regularly to prevent
unauthorized access. Because your identification number and password are specific to
you, you acknowledge sole responsibility for any and all use of our Site conducted with
your identification number and password.
A “cookie” is a small data file transferred to your computer’s hard drive that allows a
website to respond to you as an individual, gathering and remembering information about
your preferences in order to tailor its operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. Cookies
also enable an Internet retailer like Master Networks to keep track of a consumer’s
electronic “shopping cart” before completing a purchase. Overall, cookies are safe, as
they only identify your computer to customize your web experience. Accepting a cookie
does not provide us access to your computer or any Personally Identifiable Information
about you, other than the information you choose to share. Other servers cannot read
them, nor can they be used to deliver a virus.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually adjust yours (Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Netscape Navigator) to notify you of cookie placement
requests, refuse certain cookies, or decline cookies completely. If you turn off cookies
completely, there may be some website features that will not be available to you, and
some web pages may not display properly.
Use of Third-party Media and Research Companies
Our Site may run limited third-party ads only for those Merchant and Services Partners
with whom we link. We do not, however, use third-party media and research companies
to place ads for us other parties’ websites.
Links to Other Websites
Links to third-party websites may be provided solely for your information and
convenience, or to provide additional shopping for various other goods and services
through our Merchant and Services Partners. If you use these links, you will leave our
Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those websites
linked to our site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you
carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Children’s Privacy Protection
We take special care to protect the privacy needs of children and encourage parents to be
an active participant in their child’s online activities. Our Site does not target and is not
intended for children under the age of 16, and we will not knowingly collect Personally
Identifiable Information from them. If we discover personal data from a child through our
site, we will eliminate that data.
Changes to This Statement
Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our
Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently,
especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information at our Site, to see if
this Privacy Statement has changed. By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of
this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.
How Can You Choose Not to Receive Information About Products or Services By
Us or to Correct, Delete or Access Your Information
If your desire not to receive information about products or services we think may be of
interest, you change the notification options in your account settings.
If you wish to access, delete or correct your information, please makes these adjustments
in the profile section of the website.
YOUR USE OF OUR SITE MEANS THAT YOU ARE ACCEPT THE PRACTICES
SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES
TO THE POLICY BY POSTING THE NEW VERSION WITH A NEW EFFECTIVE
DATE. YOUR CONTINUED USE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE