Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 Last updated: January 01, 2017:   
This is the privacy policy that applies to this Site and our services. Shrinkage Stoppers International, LLC has a firm commitment to safeguarding the privacy of our customers' personal information. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual. Publicly available information, such as a public directory listing of your name, address, telephone number, or electronic address, is not considered to be personal information.
COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you register for an account as a member we ask for information such as your name, organization name, and email address. We also collect the e-mail addresses and other personal information provided during account sign-ups, from email inquiries, forum registrations and forum postings, and from blog comments. Information we collect is stored on computer servers that we use to operate the Site. These servers may be located outside of U. S., or the information may pass through jurisdictions outside of U. S. in the course of the operation or maintenance of the Site.
The personal information we collect is used to provide our products and services, for billing, for identification and authentication, for the general operation and improvement of our service, and to respond to inquiries, and is not used, shared with or sold to other organizations, except: to our service providers, as required to operate the Site and provide the products or services you've requested; to the applicable customer of the account in respect of which contact information is submitted to us; for collection purposes; to law enforcement agencies, in emergencies, for internal security matters, or where required by court order or search warrant; or when we have your permission. We do not contact our customers' contacts except as related to operating the Site (for example: event notifications and reminders, membership renewals, security and other notifications).
We may also disclose personal information in connection with the transfer to the acquirer upon the sale of our business.  We may create anonymous information records from User information by excluding information (such as your name and email address) that makes the data personally identifiable to you ("Anonymous information").  Shrinkage Stoppers reserves the right to use and disclose Usage information and Anonymous information to third parties at its sole discretion.  Collectively, Usage information, Anonymous information and User information are referred to in this Privacy Policy as "information".  Tip Service: For Shrinkage Stoppers, anonymous tip submission services, Shrinkage Stoppers uses industry standard encryption and delivery routines to provide security and anonymity of the information being submitted.  Unless you expressly provide it, no identifying information is collected or recorded by Shrinkage Stoppers through this online submission transaction.
We may also record member's computer's IP address with your order to help us identify fraudulent credit card use. We may share this information with the financial institution that issued the credit card with which an order was placed or with law enforcement authorities if we determine, or are notified, that the use of the credit card was fraudulent.
Your personal information is not used or disclosed by us for any other purpose.
 
Please see the Site Terms of Use for information on how we handle information upon the termination of an account.
Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of our customers who administer groups and organizations through the Site. If you are a member of a group or organization on the Site the administrators of the group or organization can view any personal information you provide on the Site and using tools on the Site they can publish your personal information to the Site so that it is displayed in public areas of the Site. If you have any concerns about their doing so, you should contact them. We are not responsible for any use or misuse by such persons of personal information you provide to the Site that is viewable by them using the Site. It is up to the customer to protect the privacy of the information in their custody concerning their members and event registrants, and we are not responsible for their collection, use or disclosure of your personal information.
COOKIES
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are required to use our service. We use cookies to record user session information.
SECURITY
The security of your personal information is important to us. Our service has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We do not store credit card information in our database. We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can email us at the address below.
UPDATING INFORMATION
You may keep your registration information current by visiting the account area of our Site. If you wish to change or update any of your personal information and are unable to do so, please contact us at the address below.
CHANGES
By using this Site, you agree that you permit the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. From time to time, we may make changes to our Privacy Policy and you should review it periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this Site following the effective date of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes, subject to your continuing right to notify us at any time as to how you would like us to treat your personal information.
 
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Web sites.


 
 


These are the Terms of Use between you and Shrinkage Stoppers International, LLC. (In these Terms of Use, together with our service providers, "we" or "us") for your use of this website and our services (in these Terms of Use we refer to them collectively as the "Site"). They include any Site usage guidelines that we may post on the Site from time to time. In these Terms of Use we refer to your members, subscribers, donors, registrants and such as "Members", and to those who use your areas of the Site without registering as "Visitors" (together with Members, the "Audience").
By using the Site you agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy - please read it before you register. It is your responsibility to determine whether your use of the Site is lawful, and you must comply with all applicable laws in using the Site. You may not use the Site for any illegal purpose.
We may change our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will post the changes to the Site.  By continuing to use the Site after any changes you agree to the changes. We may also change or discontinue the Site at any time.
You have a limited right to use the Site. We can decline or cancel your registration, or remove your account or any content you post on the Site, or that your Audience posts on the Site in relation to your account, for cause under these Terms of Use, or for any other reason and at any time. You are responsible for providing accurate registration information, keeping your registration information up-to-date and secure, and for all activity that happens in your account, including all content posted using your account. All user names and passwords are our property and may be changed at any time. If we terminate your account for cause under these Terms of Use, you shall not be entitled to any refund for any remaining period under your account.
By posting content on the Site, you confirm that you have the right to do so (including the right to post on the Site for its use the personal information of any other person), and you give us the right to use the content for the purposes of operating and marketing the Site. If you post content in any areas of the Site, you give us the right to give access to that Content to other users who have access to those areas of the Site from time to time. If your account is terminated, we may keep a copy of your content for archival purposes, and to use in any litigation to which it might be relevant. Please also see our Privacy Policy concerning our use of personal information.
Fees charged for using the Site is payable in the amounts and in the manner described on the Site. Our refund policy is also described on the Site. Fees are subject to change upon 30 days' notice. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the Site. If you are a paying customer and we change the Fees, we will also notify you at the email address you provide in your registration information. All Fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties. You shall be responsible for payment of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities for any payment or fees you may collect through the Site. All currency references on the Site are to U. S. dollars.  By joining or by submitting a tip you are in agreement with items 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of the tipster's Q & A and all items of the member's Q & A.
 
If at any point we support the Site in part with advertising, we may display advertisements throughout free accounts. We do not endorse any of the products or services advertised.
These Terms of Use continue in force until terminated by either us or you. Termination of these Terms of Use will results in immediate termination of your and your Members' and the public's access to your areas of the Site, and your content on the Site. We may, without prior notice, immediately terminate your access to the Site for the following reasons including, but not limited to:
•If you breach or facilitate or permit any breach or violation of these Terms of Use
•If your account is in arrears
•If we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the Site.
With the exception of your content, we and our licensors own the Site and all rights to the Site. You may not use, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Site, except as permitted in these Terms of Use or with our prior written consent.
The Site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and your use of the Site is at your sole risk. We expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, performance and non-infringement.
We and our licensors and suppliers shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary, and including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, and whether arising out of contract, tort, negligence (including strict liability), warranty, indemnity or otherwise (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages) and whether or not any limited remedy failed of its essential purpose, arising out of or in connection with the Site or these Terms of Use. In particular, we are not responsible for any content provided by you or any other user of the Site.
You shall indemnify and hold us and our licensors and suppliers, and our and their subsidiaries, affiliates, related entities, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, co-branders or other partners, employees, successors and assigns harmless from any liability, cost, expense, loss, claim or demand, including reasonable lawyers' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site.
The Terms of Use and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of Leon County Tallahassee, State of Florida.  Our service providers are third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Use. All claims concerning these Terms or your use of the Site will be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in Tallahassee, Florida, Leon County. These Terms of Use and your rights and obligations under them are not transferable by you to any other person. We may transfer our rights and obligations to the acquirer upon any sale of all or a part of our business.
These Terms, the Privacy Policy, any Site usage guidelines or other policies or guidelines we may post on the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Site. The parties acknowledge having consented that these Terms of Use and all documents, notices and judicial proceedings entered into, given or instituted pursuant hereto, or relating directly or indirectly pursuant hereto, be in the English language.