Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY OF THE SSI WEBSITE

CURRENT POLICY VERSION (2.1) PUBLISHED ON NOV. 18, 2016

This policy was originally published on the 19th of December, 2015.

Revision #1 (ver. 1.2) published on the 17th of February, 2016.

Revision #2 (ver. 1.3) published the 23rd of July, 2016

Revision #3 (ver. 2.0) published on November 17th of 2016.

(For information concerning the option to Opt-Out from Site-Tracking, please see the last section of this page HERE.)

  1. The following is the Privacy Policy for samanthasummersinstitute.org and all pages using said website name/title as its domain.
    1. Samantha Summers Institute ("SSI") operates samanthasummersinstitute.org and may operate other websites. It is SSI's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
    2. The Samantha Summers Institute ("Company", "we" or "us") operates the samanthasummersinstitute.org website(s), and desktop, browser, and mobile service(s), applications, and extensions (collectively the "Software"). The Software offers value adding stand-alone services, enhances your interaction with various websites by adding features, functionality and content through your browser, and provides other functional and entertainment services.
  2. Herein this Privacy Policy the term €you is defined as the individual(s) whom accept the terms of this policy via the prescribed action concerned hereto (i.e. the "user" of said services offered on/through the heretofore noted website). Furthermore, the terms we, us, our, and similar are defined as the owner(s)/operator(s) of the concerned website hereof (i.e. the "provider" of said policy and concerned services/activities).
  3. Nothing in this policy will
    1. limit or exclude any of our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
    2. limit or exclude any of our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
    3. limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
    4. exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.
  4. Here at samanthasummersinstitute.org, we recognize that the privacy & security of your personal information is important when interacting with our website. This Privacy Policy will inform you about the various types of personal information that we receive, in addition to the information which is collected, when you use and/or visit samanthasummersinstitute.org (which includes those pages using said website as its domain), and how we secure & safeguard said information. We do not sell, nor transfer the rights to, your personal information to third parties (for applicable exceptions thereto, see hereinafter).
  5. We may access, preserve and share the information of or pertaining to you, the user, in response to a legal request (such as a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires for us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects others in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect themselves, you the user and others.
  6. Information that we receive from/of/about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of the terms or disclaimers herein, or otherwise to prevent harm.
  7. We here at samanthasummersinstitute.org, as is commonplace at many other websites, collect and use the data obtained & contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your public IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as, but not limited to, Cox Communications or Virgin Media), the type of browser you had used in order to visit our site (such as, but not limited to, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), the type of electronic device and/or operating system which you used at the time in question (such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Apple iPhone, or Mac OS X), the screen resolution of said device (such as, but not limited to, 1366x768, 1280x800, or 1920x1080), the time at which you visited our site, which pages you visited throughout our site, which links you accessed within our site, and what files you downloaded off of our site.
  8. We disclose that our site, samanthasummersinstitute.org, uses cookies for market research, statistical, security, and customer service purposes. Cookies from our site may be placed onto your device when you access any page of or in our website. These cookies do NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. These aforementioned cookies may track your public IP (internet protocol) address, and the other information noted in section 7 heretofore. Said cookies are used for the purposes of, though are not limited to, remembering you after you have logged in as a registered user (subscriber) to/of our site, and disabling the age-verification prompt for a determined period of time.
  9. You may choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to log in to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
  10. We at samanthasummersinstitute.org know that the privacy & security of your email address is important to you. We do not sell or share your email address with a third party unless per applicable circumstances noted elsewhere herein this policy or within another policy and/or agreement which you have entered into with us.
  11. Concerning "Security" here at samanthasummersinstitute.org:
    1. Here at the samanthasummersinstitute.org, we have implemented a multiplicity of systems, programs, services, and similar entities as in order to secure the virtual assets of the Samantha Summers Institute, our partners, users, consumers, etc. These include, but are not limited to:
      1. Email Security
      2. General Firewall(s)
      3. IP (v4 & v6) Monitoring
      4. User-ID number Assigning
      5. Cross-Device Identification
      6. Input Validation and Tagging
      7. Request Logging (GET, POST, HEAD)
      8. Geo-Locating (Country, Region, and City)
      9. IP-(sub)net Blacklists and Whitelists, etc.
    2. In the event of a breach of security and/or a breach of the confidentiality of your personal information, we will attempt to notify you of said event within three (3) business days of said event.
    3. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. The Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information transmitted to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by emailing us via support page and suspend or terminate your use of ALL Services and use immediately!

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, SSI collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SSI's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how SSI's visitors use its website. From time to time, SSI may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. SSI also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on samanthasummersinstitute.org blogs/sites. SSI only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to SSI's websites choose to interact with SSI in ways that require SSI to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SSI gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at samanthasummersinstitute.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with SSI are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, SSI collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with SSI. SSI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

SSI may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. SSI may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, SSI does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

SSI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on SSI's behalf or to provide services available at SSI's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using SSI's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. SSI will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, SSI discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SSI believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SSI, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an SSI website and have supplied your email address, SSI may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with SSI and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SSI takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SSI uses cookies to help SSI identify and track visitors, their usage of SSI website, and their website access preferences. SSI visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SSI's websites, with the drawback that certain features of SSI's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If SSI, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SSI goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SSI may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by SSI and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

 

Introduction

This Privacy Policy is part of the Company's Terms of Service Agreement, currently available here. The Company and the Services are based in the United States. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the Services, including any of the Sites and the Software. This Privacy Policy describes the Company’s collection and use of users’ personal information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address), and non-personally identifiable information (e.g., interests, demographics and site usage) to the extent such information is associated with a particular user.

Collection of Information

User Submitted Information.

Personal Information You Submit:

When contacting us for issues related to the Services, you may submit personal information (such as your full name, e-mail address, and other identifying information) to allow us to respond to your inquiry. In addition, when you install the Software on your device, you may be asked to allow us access to certain information on your device, including your address book, contact data information, SMS messages, SD card contents, and other system information and tools. If you do not want us to have access to this information, please do not install or use the Software.

Public Information and Posts:

This consist of comments or content that you may voluntarily post on or through the Services, and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, such as a user name and/or user picture. Public Information and Posts will always be publicly available to anyone, and will be displayed in search results both on the Services and on external search engines and sites.

Third Party Information and Content:

If you access the Services using a third party service, connection or log-in, your user submitted information may also include your user name associated with that third party service, any information or content you have permitted the third party to share with the Company, and any information you have made public in connection with that third party service. Such third party information and content will be governed by this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service Agreement, and may be publicly available according to applicable policies and user permissions granted by you. In addition, the Company may supplement user submitted information with other information we collect or obtain from your use of the Services and third parties.

Collected Information.

Accessing and Using the Services.
When users access or use the Services, certain non-personally and personally identifiable information (the "User Information") is collected, stored and used for business and marketing purposes, such as maintaining and improving the Services, conducting research, and monetization. This User Information includes, without limitation: IP address, unique identifier number, operating system, browser information, URLs visited, data from URLs loaded and pages viewed, search queries entered, social connections, profile properties, contact details, usage data, and other behavioral, software and hardware information. If you access the Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other information for that device in order to serve content to it. This collected data may also be supplemented with information obtained from third parties or submitted by users.

Tracking and Data Collection Technologies.

The Company may use browser cookies, web and DOM storage data, Adobe Flash cookies, pixels, beacons, and other tracking and data collection technologies, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. These technologies may be used to collect and store information about your use of the Services, including without limitation, web pages, features and content you have accessed, search queries you have run, referral URL information, links you have clicked on, and advertisements you have seen. This data is used for business purposes such as providing more relevant ads and content, and market research. The Company may also use these technologies and other similar tools to relate your use of the Services to personal information obtained from you, through the Services, or a third party. For example, cookie, click stream or other data about your activities using the Services may allow us to limit the offers and content provided to you through the Services to items we think you will find interesting and relevant to you, based on your prior online activities and preferences.

Third Party Tracking and Data Collection.

Third parties that support the Services by serving advertisements or providing other services, such as tracking aggregate site usage or providing users with the ability to comment on or share content, may also use cookies, pixels and other tracking and data collection technologies described above to collect user information. The Company does not control these third parties and their use of these technologies is governed by the privacy policies of the third parties using such technologies.

For more information about third party ad networks that use these technologies, see http://www.aboutads.info/. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies).

Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website (http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html).

Please note that by blocking cookies or implementing other restrictions, you may not have access to the Services or certain features thereof.

Use and Disclosure of Information

We only share your User Information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. In addition, the Company may share your User Information with our parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies without restriction.

Any information about users that we collect or receive may be used and shared for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the Services.
We use the information we collect from and receive about users to provide the Services to you, to measure and improve the Services, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising, and marketing messages, for monetization, to allow you to comment on content, participate in promotions or rewards programs, to enable you to communicate and share with other users or services, and to provide you with customer support and respond to inquiries. We may also use aggregated, anonymous data about use of and activity on the Services to assist us in this regard and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Services.
The Company may make your User Information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Services. Examples of such services include, without limitation: advertising and marketing, developing or supporting products and features, processing payments, administering message boards, processing data or statistics, or supplementing or organizing information and data.

To contact you.
The Company may periodically send promotional materials or notifications to you at email addresses you may have provided to us or we have acquired from third parties or through your use of the Services. We may also send periodic alerts on your mobile device. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from the Company or any of our affiliates, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each promotional email or other method of notification. There are certain service notifications and emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered with or subscribed to the Services, such as notifications of changes to the Services or policies.

To deliver relevant advertising.
We may use the User Information and information we collect about your use of the Services through tracking and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads and content when you use the Services. We may work with third party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. We may share your information (such as search queries you have run, referral URL information, links you have clicked on, etc.) or aggregated information with third parties to improve the relevancy of the ads and content you see using the Services. As noted above, these third party advertising networks and advertisers may also use cookies and other technologies to collect and track information such as, but not limited to, demographic information, aggregated information and Internet activity to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. They may also utilize supplemental data from other sources and analytics methods to help deliver more relevant ads.

To find out more about third party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit the following websites:
Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

To protect the rights of the Company and our users.
There may be instances when the Company may disclose User Information without providing notice or choice, including situations where the Company has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of the Company, our affiliated companies, or any of their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

To complete a merger or sale of assets.
If the Company sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, the Company may transfer your User Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

Notice and Modifications to Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is the means by which the Company provides you with notice about its collection and use of your User Information. The Company may modify this Privacy Policy at any time and will provide notice of such modification to you. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Services following notice of modification constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by the Privacy Policy as so modified. If you do not wish to be bound by such modification, you must discontinue use of the Services and uninstall the Software. You may also receive a copy of this Privacy Policy by emailing us via support page.

Disclaimers

The Services may be linked to or advertise third party sites, services or products, including without limitation online stores, rewards programs, trial offers, newsletters, contests, affiliate programs, or sweepstakes. The Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once you leave the Services via a link or click on an advertisement, you should review the applicable privacy policy of the third party service or site.

 

Location of Data

The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are a user located outside the U.S., you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to, processed, and stored in the U.S. and other countries where data protection and other privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as in your jurisdiction, such as the European Union. This includes the use of cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SSI may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in SSI's sole discretion. SSI encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a samanthasummersinstitute.org account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Concerning Tracking Opt-Out

If it is the desire of you, the user, to be excluded from ALL site tracking, you are advised to leave all webpages associated with the Samantha Summers Institute in order to avoid ALL data collection. However, ff you, the user, wish to be excluded from tracking conducted by the most detail-oriented tracking program (that same program used in the SSI's Consensual-Blackmailing Services), you are given the option to Opt-Out of said tracking-program via the option below. (Note: Choosing to Opt-Out via the below option will invalidate you as a potential customer for any/all of the SSI's Consensual-Blackmailing Services indefinitely!)

YOUR CURRENT IP ADDRESS: 54.159.64.172

The above Opt-Out option only applies to the browser used in choosing said option, and only for as long as the concerned browser is not cleared of its Cookies. The noted option is NOT an IP-based exclusion from Tracking. If you, the user, come to any webpage of the SSI via a different browser, or after clearing your browser's Cookies, you MUST Opt-Out once again in order to continue your exclusion from the concerned system's informational tracking. (Note: Choosing this Opt-Out option does NOT delete any data obtained prior to your use of said option.)

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