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iAdvantage Master Privacy Policy

iAdvantage Master Privacy Policy

iAdvantage Master Privacy Policy

iAdvantage is committed to protecting each customer's privacy and security. To provide the iAdvantage services, including but not limited to the iBuy, iHealth, iAccounting, iPayCentral, iFileSafe, iNews and iHomePage programs (the "Services"), we will require certain personal information from you. Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the precautions we take to protect your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact us at

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the iAdvantage Terms and Conditions. Your registration for and use of the iAdvantage website (the "Website") signifies your agreement to this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement, you should not access the Website or the iAdvantage Services and should use your browser's "Back" button to exit. This Privacy Policy applies only to information that we collect on this Website or through email communications related to the Website, and does not apply to information which we may collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

1. Information We Collect. In order to use our Services, you will be asked to disclose certain information about you and/or your business, including but not limited to your full name, business name, address, phone number and email address, and other similar information. You may also be asked to provide financial or other personal information to utilize certain of the Services, including but not limited to credit card numbers or bank account numbers. Before permitting you to use the Services, we may require you to provide additional information we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of birth, social security number, tax ID number, or other information. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, this information, along with the other information we collect as described below, will be referred to collectively as "Personal Information."

Before you can use the Services, you will have to create an account. You will create a user ID and a password. Personal information does not include your user ID (also known as a member name, username or other online alias) you provide in the course of registering with or using the Website, except in circumstances in which we request that users provide their email addresses as their screen names.

When you purchase Services from us, we may note, for example, the type of Services requested or purchased and the date of the order or purchase, in addition to credit card information related to the purchase. You may provide us other types of Personal Information when you visit the Website, including when you participate in activities on the Website such as sweepstakes, contests, games and informational and promotional offers, and when you provide information to our customer service representatives. Finally, our Website may offer message boards, conversation pages, chat rooms, social community environments, profile pages and other public forums in which you may provide us with text, photographs, video materials or other submissions. When you use any of these features, the Personal Information you provide may be publicly posted and otherwise disclosed without limitation as to its use by a third party.

In addition to information that you provide us, we automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Website and in connection with the Services. We use data collection devices, such as cookies or web beacons, on certain pages of the Website to help analyze our web page flow, website performance and structure content, store your user preferences, and track and enhance your experience as a user on the Website. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer for record keeping purposes. These cookies will be placed as a text file in the browser of your computer. Web beacons are small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of the Website. Cookies, web beacons and other technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to another party authorized by us to collect information on our behalf. Other information that we may automatically collect includes computer type; browser-type and plug-ins; operating system; java script enables; domain registration and configuration; and city and country. Additionally, we may automatically collect the Uniform Resource Locator (the "URL") of the web pages that you view. The URL is the location of the web page. We may collect the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Website or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Website or not), your computer browser information and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. Your IP address is a unique numerical address consisting of four numbers separated by periods which provides the location to an individual computer on the Internet. IP addresses are used to designate the computer from which you are accessing the Website.

We may update and supplement Personal Information that we have collected directly from our users with other information that we obtain from third parties. We may also obtain Personal Information about individuals who are not yet users of the Website. In addition, when we associate information that we obtain from third parties with Personal Information that we have collected under this Privacy Policy, we will treat the acquired information like the information that we collected ourselves and, except as permitted by this Privacy Policy, the information will not be shared with third parties.

2. Our Use of Your Information. We use the Personal Information that you provide to us to provide the Services to you and to contact you with information about our products and services, including reports and customer notifications. We use the information that we automatically collect from you and your Personal Information to structure content for you to view, for marketing purposes, to improve the performance and availability of our Website, and to provide customer support. You agree that we may use Personal Information about you to market to you, better target your interests, analyze Website usage, improve our content, and customize the Website's content, layout, and services. We use "cookies" to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and store your user preferences. We use aggregate information to measure Website performance and identify trends in customer use. These uses improve the Website and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Website. You agree that we may use your Personal Information to contact you and deliver information to you that you have requested and that is targeted to your interests. You may receive administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the Website. By accepting the Privacy Statement, you expressly agree to our use and our service providers' right to receive and use this information.

3. Release of Information. Except as expressly set forth herein, we do not loan, give away, sell, distribute or rent your Personal Information to any entity with which we are not affiliated, or to any third party. We will disclose your Personal Information to third parties if you have previously consented to such disclosures and in special circumstances, including, but not limited to, the sale or merger of iAdvantage or its assets, the due diligence in connection with a potential sale of iAdvantage, any bankruptcy, insolvency or liquidation of iAdvantage, or in other similar circumstances.

Certain of the Services are provided through our third party suppliers ("iAdvantage Suppliers"). In order to enable the iAdvantage Suppliers to provide these Services to you, we may release certain of your Personal Information to them. We may also disclose your Personal Information to one or more of our business partners, distributors, suppliers, affiliates, service providers or other third parties who are assisting us in performing the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, these entities may provide iAdvantage with credit card processing, shipping, data management, email distribution, live text chat, email response, market research, information analysis and promotions management services. We provide such entities with the Personal Information they need to perform their respective services and we use commercially reasonable efforts to require them to safeguard your personal information and limit their use of it. We may also provide your personal information to other iAdvantage-affiliated companies (including without limitation affiliates, subsidiaries and our parent companies) that either are subject to this Privacy Policy or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Policy.

We may provide aggregated, non-personally identifiable information to iAdvantage Suppliers and other third parties for any legal purposes whatsoever, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term or item, or how many users clicked on a particular page or item on the Website. Such aggregated information does not identify you personally.

In addition, we will consider, and may release, information about you to third parties to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order, to enforce our Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions or other agreements on this Website, upon your request, or to contact, identify or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our or others' rights or property, including but not limited to claims for infringement of intellectual property, invasion of privacy, or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person. You grant us and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Website the right to receive, transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your Personal Information, including without limitation, information which may be privileged and confidential under applicable state and federal laws, in connection with the operation of this Website and as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Due to the existing regulatory and technological environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other Personal Information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose Personal Information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information or private communications will always remain private.

4. How We Protect and Store Personal Information. We protect your Personal Information by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable U.S. federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, and we authorize access to Personal Information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. ALTHOUGH WE EMPLOY MANY DIFFERENT SECURITY TECHNIQUES TO PROTECT SUCH DATA FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS BY USERS, ABSOLUTE SECURITY DOES NOT EXIST ON THE INTERNET.

5. How to Access or Change Your Personal Information. You may access and modify your Personal Information at any time by logging onto your user account. You may unsubscribe from receiving emails, and other correspondence from us including, but not limited to, faxes and U.S. postal service mail, at any time by using the link, by contacting us using the information included at the bottom of each email communication, or by sending us an email at

In some limited circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may retain in our files information you have requested us to remove. Further, your Personal Information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your Personal Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.

We reserve the right to send you certain communications related to this Website that are considered part of your account, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. In some cases, your account may expire or be terminated under our Terms and Conditions. If so, you may contact us at to update your information and opt-out choices (to the extent that we still retain them).

6. Children's Online Privacy. This Website is not intended for use by children under 13. As part of our compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect names and email addresses from children under 13. In the event a child under the age of 13 submits a request or question to us on the Website and identifies his or her age, we may use the child's email address for the sole purpose of responding to the child's question on a one-time-only basis. However, we will not use the child's email address for subsequent contact with the child, and we will delete that address from our records once we have responded. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

We do not sell or knowingly divulge ANY personally identifiable information regarding children under 13 to iAdvantage Suppliers or any other third parties, unless otherwise required to comply with applicable laws, to comply with a court order or subpoena, to enforce our Terms and Conditions, or to protect the safety and security of our users and our Website.

Children should check with their parent or guardian before entering personally identifiable information on any website, and we urge parents and guardians to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personally identifiable information to anyone they don't know.

7. Use of Personal Information by iAdvantage Suppliers. As noted above, certain of the Services are provided by iAdvantage Suppliers. The use and collection of your Personal Information by iAdvantage Suppliers in providing a Service will be governed by the privacy policy for that particular Service, as posted on the webpage for that Service. Be sure to review the privacy policy for each Service you use.

8. Links to Non-Affiliated Websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by this Website. This Website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other Internet sites. When you leave our site, please read the privacy statements of any website that may collect your Personal Information.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Website. All amended terms shall automatically be effective immediately after they are posted on the Website. We reserve the right to make the revised or changed Privacy Policy effective for Personal Information we already have about you, as well as any Personal Information we receive in the future. We encourage you to refer to this Privacy Policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy practices.

10. Contacting Us. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should contact us at Please be assured that any Personal Information that you provide in communications to this email address will not be used to send you promotional materials, unless you so request.

11. Your California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code section 1798.83 permits individual Website users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their Personal Information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of Personal Information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to

Last Updated March 5, 2012.

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