1. Types of Information Collected
In order to better provide you with Our numerous services, We collect two types of information about Our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Nonpersonally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using Our Website.
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 Website, such as registering for a membership, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, filling out a survey, or sending Us feedback, We may ask you to provide certain additional information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you do, however, We may ask that you provide Us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products or services on the Website, 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.
Nonpersonally 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 Website in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Website’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. (A 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. Collection Methods and Use of Information
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 email address with Us; (b) send email messages, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone or letter; or (c) submit your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on Our Website or otherwise registering to use the Website in any way. We may also collect information from you at other points on Our Website that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, We may also collect, or Our third party ad server and/or content server, if any, may collect, certain Nonpersonally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with Our servers, software, to administer Our Website and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers, if any, may also provide Us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell Us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at Our Website.
3. Release of Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We may provide some of Our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and Our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate Our sites and to deliver our products and services to You. For example, We must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on this Website; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help Us provide customer service.
We encourage Our service partners 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. You also acknowledge that, upon request by the NCAA or other amateur athletic governing body, regardless of level; by any conference; and/or by any member institution, college, high school, or other academic institution, We may provide all Idol and Fan sales and account-related information to the requesting person or entity. We may also provide or release Nonpersonally Identifiable Information about Our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related Website information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
4. Updating and Correcting 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 your account online at any time by linking to your account in accordance with instructions posted elsewhere on this Website. You may also access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences by writing to us via any other means or addresses that may be included or set forth in other Website-related agreements to which you consent.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because We keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this Website. In addition, it may be impossible to completely delete your information without some residual information because of backups.
5. User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
We may, from time to time, send you email regarding Our products and services. In addition, if you indicated upon registration that you consent to receive 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 FMI or its service providers or agents will send you these direct mailings 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 Website may not work properly in your case.
6. Security of Information
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 in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique customer ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected FMI 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. In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions are handled by Stripe, which receives the information needed to verify and authorize your credit card or other payment information and to process your order. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 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 Website cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
When you use Our Website We may store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of Our Website. 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 Website. The cookies make your use of the Website easier, make the Website 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 features of Our Website may not work properly in that case.
We may use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements on Our Website. As part of their service, they may place a separate cookie on your computer. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and Our third party ad server will collect and use Nonpersonally Identifiable Information about you, such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server and whether you responded to a particular ad. Other advertisers may also place banner ads on Our Website in the same manner as above, but We will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information to them.
8. Privacy Policies of Third-Party Sites
9. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
You must be at least 18 years old to use this Website. 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, email address, etc.) in any discussion forums or other public areas on this Website, 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 chat rooms or other public areas on this Website 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. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
Attention: Privacy Department
Fans Meet Idols, LLC
c/o Wellborn, Wallace & Mullman, LLC
1218 Menlo Dr. NW, Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318
email@example.com (with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)