"Non-Personal Information" (NPI) is information that is in no way personally identifiable and that is obtained automatically when you access our Website with a web browser.
"Personally Identifiable Information" (PII) is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service. PII may include information such as your name, address, phone number, and other related information that you provide to us.
Our Commitment to Your Privacy
Switch is committed to the security and privacy of all our visitors and clients. We take your privacy seriously, and we will work with you to ensure that you have an enjoyable online experience.
Switch and our clients who engage us with regard to their marketing and communication programs respect your privacy and recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of your PII you share with us.
1. TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
Information You Give Us.
Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to Switch when visiting our Website. As a visitor to Switch Website, you can browse our Website to find out more about us. You are not required to provide us with any PII as a visitor.
However, Switch only gathers personal information, such as, first and last names, age, your company name, addresses and email addresses, when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, personal information may be collected from you in order to send you our newsletter or when you enter one of our client’s contests or sweepstakes. You may choose not to provide the requested information, but in that event you may not receive the information you requested or the Website may not function correctly or certain functions may not be available.
Information Automatically Generated
In addition, when you visit our Website, we may collect certain information by automated means. The information we collect may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, computer/mobile device operating system and browser type, type of mobile device, the address of a referring website (if any), and the pages you visit on our Website. We may use this information to operate, maintain, and manage our Website and to provide services such as technical support.
Information From Social Media Sites
In connection with services we may provide for our clients, we may collect public information about your online social media activities for use in providing you with product, service or event materials tailored to your individual interests, notify you of selection for a promotion or to post photos which you uploaded to a social media account we own and/or operate on a social media site in connection with services provided by Switch to one or more of our clients.
2. HOW INFORMATION IS USED
Switch may use the PII you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to provide our Website to you as well as to make improvements to it.
When we communicate with you about our Website, we will use the email address you provided when registering to receive our newsletter or other registration opportunities you elect to undertake. You can change contact preferences at any time through your account. While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot opt-out of receiving Website alerts.
Switch may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce Switch rights; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you; (e) to protect the integrity of the Website; and/or (f) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of Switch, employees, and clients.
Through use of various technologies, Switch may obtain photos and other postings you post to one or more social media sites which are under Switch control or ownership for use in connection with a Switch client’s marketing efforts. Under the terms of the marketing information and rules governing the contest, sweepstakes or other promotion by which you will have been advised of the opportunity to post entries to various social media sites, you will be advised as to how your photos and other postings may be used by Switch, and in turn by Switch clients.
Switch believes in everyone’s right to privacy. If any postings you make to our Website contain information about third parties, you need to make sure you have permission to include them in your posting. While we are not legally liable for the actions of our visitors, we will remove any postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the privacy rights of others.
3. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Switch may share personal information with Switch clients. Any use of this information by Switch clients will comply with this policy. If you elect to receive our newsletter, we will send the Switch newsletter and other marketing information to you. If you do not elect to receive such materials, we will not send them to you.
Companies may be engaged by Switch to perform a variety of functions, such as providing technical services for our Website. These companies may have access to personal information if needed to perform such functions. However, these companies may only use such personal information for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose.
Switch does not sell, transfer or disclose personal information to third parties other than Switch clients for whom we have been retained to provide a specific service. Accordingly, one or more of our clients may send you information about products, services or events that may be of interest to you. You may be asked if you wish to receive product, service or event materials from Switch clients. If you elect to receive such materials, Switch may share your personal information with such clients or may directly communicate with you by sending a mailing or e-mail on behalf of the clients.
You are in control of your personal information you provide to us through our Website. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us or on behalf of our clients, you can let us know by contacting us at the email or postal address listed below.
Switch complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act. You can always opt out of receipt of further email correspondence from us.
6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
We may offer links to websites that are not operated by Switch. If you visit one of these linked websites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies, and any information you submit to those companies is subject to their privacy policies.
8. HOW TO CONTACT US
Switch Privacy Officer
The Spark Agency, Inc., d/b/a
6600 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63139
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