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Our Commitment to Privacy
Stanford Who's Who Publishing, Inc. ("Stanford") recognizes and respects the importance of individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers. The globalization of business in this increasing electronic economy makes the collection of personal information of individuals a necessity. It is our goal to balance the benefits of e-commerce with the preservation of individual privacy rights.
Collecting Personally Identifiable Information
Generally, you browse our Website anonymously. However, in some circumstances, we may request you to provide personally identifiable information. Although, your response to such a request is completely voluntary, there are areas of our Website that require this information such as the Basic Listing Page, Online Application for Stanford and the Nomination Ballot which functions may not be available to those individuals who elect not to provide the information requested.
Use of Personally Identifiable
Stanford may use the personally identifiable information it collects from you during the course of your use of the Website for a variety of business and marketing purposes including specifically, without limitation, (1) processing online membership applications, (2) contacting potential registry nominees, (3) maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the online registry, (4) conducting transactions, (5) for record-keeping and archival purposes pursuant to applicable law, (6) promoting Website development and registration, (7) customer service purposes, and (8) to contact and correspond with you for marketing and other business purposes.
Stanford also collects domain information as a part of our analysis of the use of our Website. This data enables us to become more familiar with which customers visit our Website and web pages, how often they visit, and what parts of the Website they visit most often. Stanford uses this information to improve our web-based offerings. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.
In addition, Stanford may provide
customer satisfaction surveys or other surveys which you may complete
at your sole option. These surveys may collect information to help us
determine which products, services and offers are of most interest to
our current and future customers.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
Stanford may share and disclose your personally identifiable information (with the exception of credit card information) with its (1) business partners, (2) affiliates, (3) subsidiaries, (4) legal representatives, (5) sales agents, (6) independent contractors, and (7) third-party vendors and suppliers for Stanford' business purposes described above, across borders and from your country of residence or jurisdiction to other countries around the world. Notwithstanding anything stated to contrary herein, Stanford will not share your personally identifiable information with third-parties for third parties' direct marketing purposes, that are unrelated to Stanford products and services.
Collecting Your Information Through Cookies
Securing Your Information
Other than the personally identifiable information you provide to us during the course of using the Website, any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). Except as otherwise provided by applicable law that cannot be waived, Stanford will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. Accordingly, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Communications will not be entitled to any security or privacy protection by Stanford and that Stanford has no obligation to protect the security or privacy of Communications. Stanford and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from our Website any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.