Privacy

Southwest Marketing Technology Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Southwest Marketing Technology website (hereinafter "the Site" or "Southwest Marketing Technology") and reviewing our Privacy Policy, effective December 1st, 2006. Southwest Marketing Technology is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings.

Overview

This Privacy Policy (hereinafter "Policy") governs your use of Southwest Marketing Technology, which is available under, but not limited to, the domain names and subdomain names associated with www.southwestmarketingtechnology.com. This Policy describes the information we collect from you and what may happen to that information. For example, this Policy will let you know what information we collect from you; what cookies are and how they are used; how your information is used; who is collecting your information; with whom your information may be shared; what options are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information; how you may use other users' information; the types of security precautions in place to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of your information; how Southwest Marketing Technology protects children's privacy; and other important information about your online privacy.

Please note that we review our privacy practices from time to time, and that our practices are subject to change. We ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy. All amended terms shall be automatically effective after they are posted on the Site.

By visiting the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use or access the Site.

What Personally Identifiable Information does Southwest Marketing Technology collect?

The primary purpose of collecting information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, effective, and personalized experience. We will only collect information about you that we consider necessary to achieve this purpose or as otherwise described below.

Generally, Southwest Marketing Technology collects information in several ways. Some information is gathered when you register for products or services. This includes your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. We also collect personal information when you report a problem, either through the Site's email, direct mail, or via telephone. We may also ask for personal information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you make a purchase or payments using Southwest Marketing Technology. If you contact Southwest Marketing Technology, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Wherever Southwest Marketing Technology collects personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

What are "cookies" and how does Southwest Marketing Technology use them?

Data collection devices, such as "cookies," are used to store, and sometimes track, information about you. Generally, these cookies help provide personalized services and promote trust and safety. A cookie is a small file containing a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and placed on your computer's hard drive to assist us in providing our services. All pages on the Site where you are prompted to login or that are customizable may require that you accept cookies. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them and are unable to execute any code or virus. Most cookies are "session cookies" and are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. More specifically, we may use cookies to:

Remind us of who you are when you login and to access your account information in order to deliver to you a more personalized service; Measure your visiting patterns in the aggregate. Aggregate data (data gathered across all user accounts) may be gathered in a non-personally identifiable form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our visitors, such as how long and how often users view certain pages; Determine your clickstream to our Site; Better personalize the content that you and other users will see on our Site; and Collect IP addresses for system administration. Advertising networks may serve advertisements onto Southwest Marketing Technology and may use their own cookies or other similar devices. We do not control the use of cookies by third parties.

How does Southwest Marketing Technology use my information?

Southwest Marketing Technology uses your information to provide you with a customized browsing experience. We also may use your personal information to process orders, resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; respond to your inquiries; detect and protect against error, fraud, or other criminal activity; and enforce our User Agreement.

Who is collecting information?

When you are using the Site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Southwest Marketing Technology alone, unless we specifically state otherwise. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than Southwest Marketing Technology, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer.

Please be advised that Southwest Marketing Technology advertisers or Web sites that have links on our Site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those Web sites linked to Southwest Marketing Technology are not covered by this privacy statement.

Sharing Personal Information

We may share information with select third parties who offer goods or services we think may be of interest to you or may give you the opportunity to run a more successful business. From time to time we may partner with other companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, products and services and may share your information with our co-sponsor. When you use a credit card to purchase goods or services, we may share your information with the credit card company. Use of shared information is subject to third parties' policies.

We rely on service providers to help us deliver products and services, such as administering the Southwest Marketing Technology programs, offering products and services, providing services in connection with our websites and delivering promotional materials via email and direct mail, processing credit card transactions, and administering sweepstakes and surveys.

During the course of our business, we may also share aggregated demographic and statistical information that is not personally identifiable.

Legal Requirements

Southwest Marketing Technology will disclose personally identifiable information without your permission when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by law, or is necessary or desirable to investigate or protect against harmful activities to other clients, customers, employees, or others, or to property (including this website).

Third Party Websites

We have no responsibility or liability for the practices and policies implemented by third parties on their websites. Third party websites may have received permission from Southwest Marketing Technology to use Southwest Marketing Technology logos or trademarks but will not offer a link to this Internet Privacy Policy. You may contact them directly to ask questions about their privacy practices and policies. If you enter or choose to leave our websites via links to other non-Southwest Marketing Technology sites (including those of our advertisers, content providers, vendors, affiliates and partners), your visits to those sites are not covered by this Internet Privacy Policy.

Internet Privacy Policy Changes In the future, we may make changes to this Internet Privacy Policy. The revised Internet Privacy Policy will be displayed via a link on this website so that you will know what types of information we gather and the categories of third parties with whom we may share the information.

Special Notification for California Residents

Individual customers who reside in California and have provided their personal information to Southwest Marketing Technology will not have their information shared with any companies outside our family of companies without your express consent by contacting the Southwest Marketing Technology Legal Department through either the email address or mailing address provided below. In addition, California residents may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Such requests must be submitted to us at the following address: Southwest Marketing Technology LLC, 2515 E. Thomas Road, Suite 16-546, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph.

What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?

Southwest Marketing Technology will contact you if you complete a contact form on the Site, if you purchase an item via the Site, or if you contact Southwest Marketing Technology directly by phone or email. Southwest Marketing Technology may also send you email regarding our products and services. Only Southwest Marketing Technology, or agents working on behalf of Southwest Marketing Technology, will contact you. Southwest Marketing Technology may communicate with you via telephone, email, or direct mail. If you do not wish to receive such communications, contact us through the form provided on the Site or write to us at the following address: Southwest Marketing Technology LLC, 2515 E. Thomas Road, Suite 16-546, Phoenix, AZ 85015

Please be advised that if you complete a contact form on the Site, you have expressly agreed to be contacted via telephone by Southwest Marketing Technology, regardless of whether you are listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.

How may I use other users' information?

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local laws and rules regarding online conduct and privacy, as well as content. Specifically, but not as a limitation, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding transmission of technical and personal data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Spam

We do not tolerate spam. You are not licensed to add a Southwest Marketing Technology user or business owner to your mail (email or physical mail) list without his or her affirmative consent. You are not licensed to use spam in promoting Southwest Marketing Technology. You are not authorized to send unsolicited email from any domain or subdomain associated with Southwest Marketing Technology. Such actions will result in the immediate suspension or termination of your Southwest Marketing Technology account, including a cancellation of all pending commissions and services. Such actions will also result in you being in violation of the Southwest Marketing Technology User Agreement and subject to legal action and liability for any financial loss incurred by Southwest Marketing Technology. For further details please contact us.

What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?

Whenever Southwest Marketing Technology handles your personal information, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant User Agreement and this Policy. Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We use procedural and mechanical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot, therefore, warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

As a user of the Southwest Marketing Technology Member Zone, your Southwest Marketing Technology account information is password protected so that only you have access to this personal information. We recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. Southwest Marketing Technology will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or unsolicited email. If you choose to share your User ID and password or your personal information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account and therefore you should review that third party's privacy policy. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

How are children's privacy protected?

Persons under the age of 18 are not authorized to use the Site. Persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from submitting any personal information to us. We do not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age.