privacy policy

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without transacting business and Visitors who register to transact business on the Site and make use of the various services offered by Digital Asylum (collectively, “Services”) (“Authorized Customers”).

“Personally Identifiable Information”

refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?

We may collect basic user profile information from all of our Visitors. We collect the following additional information from our Authorized Customers: the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of Authorized Customers, the nature and size of the business, and the nature and size of the advertising inventory that the Authorized Customer intends to purchase or sell.

What organizations are collecting the information?

In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as credit card companies, clearinghouses and banks) who may provide such services as credit, insurance, and escrow services may collect this information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Authorized Customers. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?

We use Personally Identifiable Information to customize the Site, to make appropriate service offerings, and to fulfill buying and selling requests on the Site. We may email Visitors and Authorized Customers about research or purchase and selling opportunities on the Site or information related to the subject matter of the Site. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to contact Visitors and Authorized Customers in response to specific inquiries, or to provide requested information.

With whom may the information may be shared?

Personally Identifiable Information about Authorized Customers may be shared with other Authorized Customers who wish to evaluate potential transactions with other Authorized Customers. We may share aggregated information about our Visitors, including the demographics of our Visitors and Authori Customers, with our affiliated agencies and third party vendors. We also offer the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving information or being contacted by us or by any agency acting on our behalf.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?

Personally Identifiable Information collected by Digital Asylum is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of Digital Asylum except for use as indicated above.

What choices are available to Visitors regarding collection, use and distribution of the information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt out of receiving unsolicited information from or being contacted by us and/or our vendors and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed, or by contacting us.

Are Cookies Used on the Site?

Cookies are used for a variety of reasons. We use Cookies to obtain information about the preferences of our Visitors and the services they select. We also use Cookies for security purposes to protect our Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, we will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.

How does Digital Asylum use login information?

Digital Asylum uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?

Digital Asylum has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors. Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Authorized Customers for service eligibility. Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information. Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?

All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols, in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?

Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies.

Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?

We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting us. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?

We will let our Visitors and Authorized Customers know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

Links:

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

terms of use

Welcome to the Digital Asylum website. These Terms and Conditions set forth certain rules and policies that govern the use of the Digital Asylum website, and therefore it is important that you read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By using this website, you, agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions below and you represent and warrant to Digital Asylum that you are authorized to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, both personally, and on behalf of any legal entity of which you are a representative, agent or employee, when you are acting in such capacity as a representative, agent or employee. Please note that because these Terms and Conditions are subject to change, we advise you to read these Terms and Conditions regularly. If you continue to access and use this website after changes to the Terms and Conditions are posted, your use shall be deemed to constitute acceptance of all revisions. It will be your responsibility to review this page for possible modifications. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not access, visit nor make any use of this website or the information or content included in the website.

General Rules and Policies

Digital Asylum operates this website to provide information, education and communication to our customers. These Terms and Conditions set forth certain rules and policies that govern the use of this website generally. However, some sections this website is governed by additional terms and conditions. For example, our Privacy Policy details how we collect and handle “personally identifiable information” you may provide to us through this website. Those separate terms and conditions are in addition to these Terms and Conditions, which govern your access and use of this website, any content, materials or information provided by Digital Asylum on or from this website (“Content”) and any e-mail correspondence between us.

Your privilege to access and contribute to our website is subject to your continuing compliance with these Terms and Conditions. By using this website, you, agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions below and any applicable additional terms and conditions applicable to specific sections of this website, and all applicable international, national, federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Unless otherwise expressly provided, Content offered on this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation to conduct business in any jurisdiction. Persons accessing, visiting or using this website must satisfy themselves that the laws of their country allow them to access the information or must refrain from accessing, visiting or using the website accordingly.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use and access of the website is at your own risk. Your use and access of this website is without warranty of any kind, and any Content on this website is provided “as is”. To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, Digital Asylum hereby disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

While Digital Asylum uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this website, Digital Asylum makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, timeliness or fitness for any specific purpose of the Content included or referred to in this website or the reliability and honorableness of its sources. There may or may not be technical inaccuracies or typographical errors contained in this website, and Digital Asylum will correct such items at its sole discretion as they are discovered. Digital Asylum assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website. There is no warranty that any particular results may be obtained by use of this website.

Digital Asylum, however, does not guarantee that this website will be error free or that the website or the server that operates it are free of viruses or other harmful components. It is your responsibility to maintain backup files adequately and to update virus detection software to protect the integrity or security of your computer system. If, as a result of your direct or indirect use of this website, you determine that your property or equipment requires servicing or replacing, you hereby acknowledge that Digital Asylum is not responsible for any costs incurred.

You expressly understand and agree that Digital Asylum shall NOT be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, special or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses whether based on breach of contract or warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability, contract or otherwise (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use this website; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from this website; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on this website; or (v) any other matter relating to this website or your use of this website.

Links to Third Party Websites

We may provide links to other World Wide Websites or resources. We have no control over such sites and resources and we make no representations about any content or material available at these locations. We are not responsible for the availability of such external sites and resources and will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content or material available from such external sites and resources.

By linking to a third party website, or by being a target of a link from a third party website, Digital Asylum does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered on such third party website. Digital Asylum does not make any representation, implied or explicit, as to the accuracy or reliability of the information to be found, directly or indirectly, on any third party website. Your linking to or from any third party website pages or other websites is at your own risk.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Content contained in this website is protected by intellectual property rights, which are claimed by Digital Asylum, its affiliated entities or third parties. These intellectual property rights include, but are not limited to, patents, trademarks, trade names, inventions, copyrights, (registered and unregistered) design rights, databases, or know how and any other intellectual property relating to the website, the Content, and products of Digital Asylum and third parties.

The Content may not be used (except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, the applicable terms and conditions associated with that section of this website, or any additional terms or licenses which Digital Asylum designates as applicable to such Content) without the prior written permission of Digital Asylum or the third party owner of the intellectual property rights in question. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting you, your agents or employees any license or written permission to use the Content or intellectual property rights.

Subject to the paragraph “Export Controls and Special Obligations for International Users,” you may use the Content, but only while accessing this site, and print one copy of any Content posted on the site, but in all cases, only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you also retain and do not alter any copyright and other proprietary rights notices contained on the content except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved.

Digital Asylum does not otherwise authorize you to distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, report, decompile, reverse engineer or use any Content and other contents of the website for public or commercial purposes, including any text, images, audio or video that may be provided. Your unauthorized use of any intellectual property rights, Content or any other content on the website is strictly prohibited. Please be aware and advised that Digital Asylum will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the applicable law.

Digital Asylum does not warrant or represent that your use of Content contained in or displayed on this website will not infringe intellectual property or other rights of third parties.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on this website, including the logo, and “Delivering sanctuary through technology and innovation”, are trademarks of Digital Asylum. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and similar marks depicted herein are the properties of their respective owners. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting to you or any other party, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the written permission of _ or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on this website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this website or any other Content on this website, except as provided in herein, is strictly prohibited. Use of any Digital Asylum trademarks as Meta tags on other websites also is strictly prohibited.

Unauthorized Access, Use or Modification

Access to and use of password protected and / or secure information areas of the website is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access this information or these areas of the website may be subject to prosecution. You may not transfer any files, programs or e-mails containing any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other computer programming routines that may harm, corrupt, expropriate information from, or place a disproportionately large burden on this website, it’s files or databases, or those of its users. You may not access or tamper with non-public areas of this website, or postings of other members or their files without the express, written authorization of Digital Asylum. You may not harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.

You may not “frame” or otherwise confuse users as to the origin of this website without the express, written permission of Digital Asylum. You may set up links from other websites to the home page of this website. However, you must first obtain the prior written consent of Digital Asylum to set up links to any other pages within this website, whether by hypertext linking, deep linking, framing, tagging or otherwise.

Confidentiality of User Communications

The information provided by you during any registration procedure on this website, along with certain other “personally identifiable information” is subject to our Privacy Policy. However, you should assume that any other communication or information you transmit through, to, or in connection with this website will not be private. By accessing and using this website, you expressly authorize Digital Asylum to treat any communication or information you transmit through, to, or in connection with this website as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and further hereby grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce, adapt, distribute, publicly display, and delete all or any portion of such communication or, without further permission from you. You represent and warrant that you are the owner of any copyright to such communication or information or have the permission of the copyright owner to post or transmit such communication or information. If such communication or information is confidential or proprietary, you should not transmit it. If you do transmit any communication or information, Digital Asylum may use and share such communication or information for any purpose, including but not limited to research, development or manufacturing activities.

Termination and Indemnification

Digital Asylum reserves the unconditional right to terminate your access to and use of this website at any time, without prior notice, if Digital Asylum believes you to have violated any of these Terms and Conditions, or other terms and conditions applicable to a section of this website. You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Digital Asylum, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the website from and against all losses, expenses, claims, actions, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your use of this website, any violation by you of these Terms and Conditions (or other terms and conditions applicable to a section of this website) or Digital Asylum’s termination of your access to or use of this website. Such termination will not affect the rights or obligations or you or Digital Asylum, which accrued before such termination. Digital Asylum reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms and Conditions, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address or user to the website.

Complete Agreement; Miscellaneous

These Terms and Conditions, and any applicable additional terms and conditions applicable to specific sections of this website, constitute the entire agreement between you and Digital Asylum relating to your access to and use of this website and supersede any prior or contemporaneous representations or agreements. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and Conditions and the additional terms and conditions relevant to a specific section of this website, such additional terms and conditions will prevail over these Terms and Conditions with respect to those specific sections of this website. Digital Asylum may assign its rights and duties under these Terms and Conditions (or other terms and conditions applicable to a section of this website) to any party at any time without notice to you. You may not transfer, assign or delegate your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions to any third party. Any such assigns, transfers or delegations shall be deemed null and void. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision herein. Digital Asylum’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision herein shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Export Controls and Special Obligations for International Users

The United States, European Union and any applicable national export control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. You agree to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations regarding online conduct, and the transmission of Content, including technical data, exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. No Content from this website may be downloaded or otherwise exported in violation of these laws.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions (and other terms and conditions applicable to a section of this website), and the relationship between Digital Asylum and you shall be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of law provisions, as applied to transactions entered into and to be performed wholly within Massachusetts between Massachusetts residents. Any legal action concerning these Terms and Conditions or this website must be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises and must be brought in the State of Massachusetts, without prejudice to Digital Asylum’s or the website user’s right to bring suit before a court of competent jurisdiction.

Construction and Enforceability

If any portion of these Terms and Conditions (or other terms and conditions applicable to a section of this website) is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed amended in order to achieve as closely as possible the same effect as originally drafted. Any invalid or unenforceable portion should be construed as narrowly as possible in order to give effect to as much of the Agreement as possible. Any unaffected provision of these terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

Any rights not otherwise expressly granted by this Agreement are reserved by Digital Asylum.