INQUARTA, INC. (referred to as “Our”, “Us” and/or “We”) owns and operates a website and an Affiliate Program at INQUARTA.COM and may also publish various information products sold through said website (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Site”).
“You” and/or “Your” refers to the visitor, customer, or member using the Site (whether that person is an individual or business entity and whether said person or entity is using the Site for personal or commercial purposes).
We strive to offer You the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience.
HOW WE GATHER INFORMATION FROM YOU
How We collect and store information depends on the page You are visiting, the activities in which You elect to participate, and the services provided. For example, You may be asked to provide personal information such as your first and last name, email address and/or telephone number when You register for access to certain portions of the Site or request certain features, (such as Our newsletter) or when You make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in any of Our programs (such as the INQUARTA, INC. Affiliate Program), on or by the Site and other interactive areas of the Site.
Like most websites, We also collect information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to You. For example, We may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or your IP address, or use information available through the Internet, cookie technology, other forms of technology, and technologies yet to be conceived and/or implemented, to recognize You and hold information from your visit. Among other things, these technologies, in whole or in part and in any possible combination, may store Your user name and password, sparing You from having to re-enter that information each time You visit, identify your account number, or may control the number of times You encounter a particular advertisement while visiting the Sites, or be used to Our advantage to market products and services on behalf of Us or Our Advertisers, or in any other way we see fit. (To learn more about “IP addresses” or “cookies”, find information by use of an Internet search engine.)
As we adopt additional technology, We may also gather additional types and categories of information about You and Your use of the Site, its Programs or Products, Your use of the Internet, and/or Your implied topics of interest, usage, or research, and do this through other means.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Like other web services, We collect information to formulate lists of topics, categories of interest and/or use, and Your implied specific areas of interest. This may be used to enhance Your visit, deliver more individualized content and advertising, to affect Our accounting methodology, to secure Our database(s), to protect Us from illicit usage of the Site, or to disable certain services or programs for use by You. We respect Your privacy and do not share Your information with anyone outside of Our organization and any subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, and other entities with whom We may have an ongoing business relationship. Additionally, real time transmission of the information may occur to affect, enable, or enhance other programs and services.
Aggregate Information (information that does not personally identify You) may be used in many ways. For example, We may combine information about Your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance the Sites and the services offered therein (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive).
Aggregate Information may occasionally be shared with or sold to INQUARTA, INC.’s licensees, subsidiaries, Affiliates, advertisers, and/or business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about You or information that would allow anyone to identify You individually. Additionally, periodic transmission of the aggregate information may occur to affect, enable, or enhance other programs and services.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by and/or retained on the Sites or through any of Our Affiliate’s links, may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to administration of the Site, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with You.
Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of the Sites (our Web hosting service for example), in general, may access such information. We will use Your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time, as we continue to develop Our business, We may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, Your user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose Your information in response to a court order, at other times when We believe We are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts You may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever We deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note We may not provide You with notice prior to, or after, disclosure in such cases.
Occasionally INQUARTA, INC. is approached by companies and professional associations seeking to inform Our Members, Participants, Purchasers, and Affiliates, about products or services that may be of interest to them. We review these requests and when, in Our judgment, We think the information would be of benefit to these persons or entities, We cooperate in getting You this information. We view receiving such information as a benefit for those who are seeking information related to the topics covered on the Site. In such cases, We would provide You with this information directly, rather than provide Your Personally Identifiable Information to the outside companies and professional associations. We may initiate the communication of any information or advertising for Our direct or indirect financial gain and it is done so without any compensation due to You or any other recipient of the information.
We may use third party merchant payment verification and processing companies to obtain payment and approvals and to bill You and other users for goods and services. We do not have complete control over the actions or intentions of the third party payment processors or how they use the information that You may provide during a payment transaction and therefore have no responsibility for their use of the data specific to the transaction. These payment processors, and/or Your own financial institution may, in some circumstances, make secondary use of Your personal information and purchasing history; it is Your responsibility to contact the payment processors and/or Your financial institution for information regarding their specific usage of the information conveyed during transactions.
On most purchases and transactions on the Site, or through our Affiliates’ links, INQUARTA, INC. will normally collect and record merchant/payment processing information. Much of the determination on what information is collected and/or archived before, during, and/or after a purchase transaction, is based on the provisions and/or limitations of the payment processor systems that are implemented on the Site, and this may vary from site to site. Purchases will normally be done via third party merchant transaction or other payment providers and such information during the post sale transaction of data and the data communication between their computer(s) and our computer(s) may not be encrypted nor protected with SSL or any other form of encryption software, in some cases.
The actual account access credentials information is not supplied to Us, but is available only for purposes of processing and completing the purchase transaction. The account and/or credentialization information is only disclosed to specific third parties as necessary to complete the purchase transaction, or during the process of financing the transaction. Additionally, notifications delivered in the form of email to Us will be delivered unencrypted and clearly readable in standard character sets defined by or within the geography of delivery or by or within the receiving computers configuration.
During the entire process of placing and paying for an order, there may be several steps in the process where data is transmitted unencrypted and this is variable between Users partly based on the configuration of Your web browser technology or by any other means You access the Site, or by the payment method and/or payment or merchant transaction processor chosen or available at the time of purchase, or by any third party provider used by the merchant transaction or associated payment processor, all of which is beyond Our control. Your payment processor ids, payment processor transaction identifiers, dates and times of transactions, contractual obligations or details specific to the transactions, checksums, electronic forms of signature, and any other useful information for identifying or explaining or replicating the transaction may be stored temporarily or permanently on the Sites.
REQUESTING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION
AFFILIATED SITES, LINKED SITES, AND ADVERTISEMENTS
We expect Our members, partners, advertisers, and Affiliates to respect Your Privacy and the privacy of Our other users. Be aware, however, that third parties (including, but not limited to, our partners, peers, advertisers, Affiliates, INQUARTA, INC.’s entities and personnel, other content providers, or other advertising services) (collectively referred to as “Promotional Partners”) whose websites may be accessible through the Site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices.
For example, during Your visit to the Site, or websites that the Site provides advertising services to, You may link to or view, certain content that is actually owned, created, hosted by a third party, or hosted or advertised by another service, or websites far removed from and unrelated to the Site. Also, through the Site, You may intentionally or unintentionally be introduced to, or be able to access, information, other websites, programs, products, services, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of each of those third parties when providing information on any page operated by a third party.
You should also be aware that if You voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas which may be accessible through the Site, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of INQUARTA, INC. and this Policy.
We designed this Policy to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). INQUARTA, INC. does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under the age of 13 except as permitted by law. If We discover We have received any information from a child under the age of 13 in violation of this policy, We will delete that information immediately. If You believe INQUARTA, INC. has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact Us at the address listed below.
USER EMAILS OR TESTIMONIALS
If You are a customer and send an email to the Site or to INQUARTA, INC. or if You communicate with Us by phone or mail or other means, We collect information about Your communication. By communicating with Us, You give Your permission to collect, archive, retrieve, and otherwise use any information collected as We see fit.
Any communication which, in Our sole discretion, We deem to be a testimonial, may be publicized for commercial purposes.
INQUARTA, INC. uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to Us secure. We will use Your information only as permitted by law. Though We make every effort to preserve Your privacy, We may need to disclose Personal Identifiable Information when required by law wherein We have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:
1) Conform to the edicts of the law or to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on INQUARTA, INC.;
2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the Site or visitors to the Sites;
4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities;
In addition, from time to time as We continue to develop Our business, We may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, Your information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose Your information in connection with the collection of amounts You may owe to Us, and/or to law enforcement authorities whenever We deem it appropriate or necessary. Please note We may not provide You with notice prior to, or after, disclosure in such cases.
We can be reached by contacting:
628 9TH ST.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92648
Email Address: DONO@INQUARTA.COM
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through online mediation, We agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration online, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
In no case shall You have the right to go to court or have a jury trial. You will not have the right to engage in pre-trial discovery except as provided in the rules; You will not have the right to participate as a representative or member of any class of claimants pertaining to any claim subject to arbitration; the arbitrator’s decision will final and binding with limited rights of appeal.
¹TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (AFFILIATES ONLY)
If You register as an Affiliate (hereinafter “Payees”) AND if You are due any monies from their participation in the INQUARTA, INC. Affiliate Program, You must provide their Taxpayer Identification Number (either Your social security number or employer identification number if a United States citizen or resident, or other form of identification provided by their country of origin or residence) to INQUARTA, INC.. INQUARTA, INC. cannot make any payments to You until the You submit Your appropriate Taxpayer Identification Number and supporting Identification to INQUARTA, INC. (as required by the Affiliate Agreement of the Site).
Furthermore, INQUARTA, INC. may not pay any monies to any You if You are a United States resident or citizen if it would cause Your cumulative earnings to meet or exceed $600 during a calendar year, until You submit an original, signed copy of IRS form W-9 as per instructions contained in the Site’s Affiliate Policy. We are required to collect this information from You in order to report Your earnings to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, (and/or to the taxing authorities of any nation, state, or political subdivision whose laws or regulations We are obligated to respect), and to issue IRS form 1099-MISC to You and to the IRS.
If You are neither a citizen nor a resident of the United States, You do not need to provide a U.S. taxpayer identification number, but in this case We are required to withhold a portion of any monies that may be due to You and remit them to the IRS. (You are still required to provide Us with Personal Identification as required in the Site’s Affiliate Policy.) (You must apply to the IRS for a refund of this money if You do not owe any United States income taxes or are not subject to any laws pertaining to United States income taxes.) You should not be asked for (and You should never provide) Your taxpayer identification number, unless You are applying for a Program that entitles You to earn monies (whether such monies are derived from credits converted to cash, or otherwise).
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