The term “Personal information” is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person, including your name, your email address, and other information that identifies you or allows you to be contacted.
When you visit or contact Useful Group or one of its affiliates, you may be asked to provide your Personal Information from time to time.
You may be desirous of knowing what types of Personal Information we may collect about you and how we use it, where we keep it, how we store it, how long we keep it, and what to do if you have questions or want us to delete it. We will do our best to answer these questions.
What types of Personal Information do we collect?
Useful Group may collect Personal Information from you when you visit Useful Group. We may also collect Personal Data about you from various third parties.
Useful Group: When you visit Useful Group and provide us your email address, apply for a newsletter, take a survey, download products, and/or download a software update, we may collect a variety of information from you, including your email address and your name. By signing up for newsletters or by providing your email address, you are consenting to Useful Group contacting you from time to time by email communication. Emails and newsletters will contain an “opt-out” button at the bottom of the communication and you can opt-out of receiving emails at any time by contacting us via the “opt-out” feature.
Advertisers and marketing partners: Useful Group may deliver ads to you from time to time. And, you may access Useful Group by way of ads posted on social media sites (e.g., facebook). We may obtain certain data about you, such as cookie id, mobile device id, IP address, email addresses, etc., and information about your interests and preferences from certain advertisers and advertising partners that allow us to deliver more relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.
Third-Party Sites and Services: Useful Group’s websites, products, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, services, and applications. Our site may use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We suggest that you contact or visit those third parties to learn about their privacy policies.
How do we use the Personal Information we do collect?
We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you, to comply with a legal obligation we are subject to, and to deliver our services or products to you. We do not sell your Personal Information to any third party, nor will we share your Personal Information with any person or entity other than Useful Group or its affiliates.
We also use Personal Information to assist us in developing or creating Useful Group services and content, advertising, and for network security purposes.
We may use Personal Information for evaluating uploaded content for potentially illegal content, including child sexual exploitation material, or for false, defamatory, or inappropriate content.
And, we may use other information, including depersonalized aggregate information, to analyze or perform internal research into our service and how visitors use and interact with and on Useful Group.
Useful Group’s website, email platforms, advertisers, and advertisements may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These types of technologies are often used to assist us in understanding the on-Useful Group site behavior of our visitors and can be used to measure or evaluate the effectiveness of advertisements. We treat Internet Protocol addresses as Personal Information where local law requires us to do so.
Useful Group, like most internet sites associated with third party search engines and platforms (i.e. Google), gathers some information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. Useful Group may use this information to understand usage behavior on our site, we may use this information for administrative purposes on our site, and we may use this information to improve our site and the offerings made by Useful Group. We may also use this information for marketing and advertising purposes.
Useful Group may, in email messages to you, use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Useful Group website. It is likely that when recipients of the email click on a URL contained in the email message, they may be routed through a separate web server before arriving at the Useful Group website. Useful Group may collect click-through data to help us evaluate the effectiveness of our visitor or email subscriber communications.
Disclosure to Third Parties: Useful Group and its affiliated companies do not sell or provide Personal Information to third parties.
What protections are in place?
Protection of Personal Information: Useful Group takes the security of Personal Information seriously. When your Personal Information is stored by Useful Group, it is stored in a physically secure location with password protection. Only Useful Group and its affiliates have security access to this stored information.
Your Privacy Rights: For Personal Information we store, upon request, we can provide you with access to Your Personal information, a copy of it, or we can delete the data upon your request if there is no law or legitimate business purpose for Useful Group to retain it.
Children: Useful Group is not intended for nor does it market itself to persons under age thirteen (13) years old or the equivalent minimum age in the relevant jurisdiction. To the extent that Useful Group learns that it has collected Personal Information of a child under age thirteen (13) years old, Useful Group will take steps to delete the information as soon as is commercially possible.
What do I do if I have questions about Useful Group’s Privacy Policies?
Privacy Questions / Requests to Delete Data:
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Tel: (331) 219-2583