Event Options has a policy to protect customer privacy.
We will not sell or disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent except as otherwise provided in this Policy. We may use information about who you are, where and when you browse on the Web to provide you better service and enrich your user experience when you sign up or use any of our products or services.
This Policy applies to customers who purchase and use our services and products in the United States. Collection, use, disclosure, and protection of personal information may be subject to different regulation outside the United States.
Event Options will revise and update this Policy as it deems appropriate, including, for example, if our practices change or if changes in the law so require. You should refer back to this page for the latest information.
Information Collected About You
We collect a variety of personal information about users of our products or services. Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, or information about activities directly linked to that person.
Our definition of personal information does not include "aggregate" information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of services or customers from which individual customer identities have been removed. For example, we could prepare a report that indicates that a certain number of our customers always visit the same Web pages within Event Options. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and customer needs so that we can better consider new services or tailor existing services to customer desires. The aggregate data also might be purchased by or shared with a third party.
Information You Give Us
We collect information you give us when you use Event Options services. For example, you may provide us a shipping address when signing up for services.
Automatically Collected Information
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you visit the Event Options Web site, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use.
Information from Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with your account information. We also may use commercially available demographic and marketing information from third parties to help us better serve you or inform you about products or services that we think will be of interest to you.
We also may purchase email lists from third parties for advertising purposes. We only purchase lists of individuals who have allowed third-party use of their email address for marketing purposes. If you have previously requested to participate in an email advertising program, the information we receive may include your name, information on previous transactions, or any other personal information you have provided.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
We do not make available offers and products online where a child informs us that he or she is under the age of 13. You should be aware, however, that services purchased may be used by minors without the knowledge of Event Options. If that happens, any information collected from the usage will appear to be the personal information of the actual adult business subscriber and treated as such under this Policy.
Information for Internal Use
In general, we use personal information to serve our customers, to enhance and extend our customer relationship, and to enable our customers to take maximum advantage of products and services we think they would enjoy. For example, by understanding how you use our Web site, we are able to customize and personalize your experience. More specifically, we use personal information to provide services or complete transactions you have requested, to anticipate and resolve problems with your services, and to create and inform you of products or services from Event Options or others that better meet your needs.
Event Options uses email to inform you about products or services we think will interest you through our periodic Newsletters and other communications. You can modify your preferences on receiving these types of communications: If you are currently an Event Options customer and wish to change your preferences on receiving these types of communications, please visit the Contact Us” page and click on the email link for EventOptionsInfo@EventOptions.com and let us know your preferences.
While you may choose not to receive marketing information from us, you will continue to receive orders, customer service-related notifications, and other similar information from us electronically or otherwise.
You should review the following section to understand when Event Options discloses personal information to third parties.
Disclosure of Personal Information
Information about our customers is one of our most important business assets, and therefore we strive to protect it and keep it confidential. We do not sell personal information to third parties without your consent. When and what types of information Event Options discloses depends on the service and in some cases the choices you have made.
Event Options will not disclose personal information other than in accordance with this Policy. In general, that means that you must consent to the disclosure in advance. Depending on the service, we may obtain your consent in a number of ways, including:
Online by clicking a button
At the time of initiation of a particular service offering, when your consent is part of the required terms and conditions to use that service
For example, your consent to disclose personal information can be implied simply by the nature of your request, such as when you ask us to deliver an email or short message to another person. Your return address is disclosed as part of the service and your consent to do so is implied by your use of the service. To determine how personal information may be disclosed as part of a particular service, you should review the terms and conditions of use for that service.
We share personal information with third parties as necessary to complete a transaction, perform a service on our behalf (such as enhancing our ability to serve you better), or perform a service that you have requested. When the third party acts solely on our behalf, Event Options does not allow them to use your information for other purposes.
Aside from our services, however, you may also want to take advantage of services and products offered by other companies utilizing our service. In those cases, you will be providing information to those companies, and information about you received by those third parties will be governed by their privacy policies, not this Policy.
From time to time you may be able to participate in contests, giveaways, or other similar promotions we sponsor. Except as explained otherwise in the rules for a particular contest, giveaway, or promotion, any personal information you provide will be used in accordance with this Policy.
In addition, from time to time you may be able to participate in our surveys to help us improve our offerings and services. Except as explained otherwise in the survey, any personal information so collected will be used for our internal purposes.
Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another company, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
Protection of Event Options and Others
We release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or in good faith reliance on legal process (e.g., court orders, subpoenas, etc.); enforce or apply our customer agreements; initiate, render, bill, and collect for services; protect our rights or property, or protect users of those services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, or subscription to, such services; facilitate or verify the appropriate calculation of taxes, fees, or other obligations due to a local, state, or federal government; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications, or justifies disclosure of records, to a governmental entity without delay.
We also use a session-based cookie that maintains a user's session for continuity of navigation while viewing the site. After closing the browser the session cookie simply terminates.
Event Options Use of Web Beacons
A Web beacon, also known as a Web bug, is a small, graphic image on a Web page, Web-based document or in an email message that is designed to allow the site owner or a third party to monitor the address and other information of the computer viewing the item. Web beacons are often invisible to the user because they are typically very small (only 1-by-1 pixel) and the same color as the background of the Web page, document, or email message. Web beacons are represented as HTML IMG tags in the Web page; users can click on "view profiles" of the Web page to see whether the page is using a Web beacon. Web beacons collect the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to, the URL of the page the Web beacon comes from, and the time it was viewed. Web beacons can also be linked to personal information.
Event Options does not place Web beacons that link to personal information on other sites, nor does it permit third parties, other than those working on our behalf, to place them on our site. Event Options may use Web beacons itself and may link a particular beacon to personal information. For example, we may use a beacon to ensure a user can flip between technical assistance or customer service and still be recognized as our customer.
Event Options Placement of Advertising on Other Web Sites
Presence, Location, and Tracking
To make available certain services available that are dependent on wireless communications, the wireless network knows the general location of your phone or wireless device whenever it is turned on. Your wireless device sends out a periodic signal to the nearest radio tower/cell site so that the network will know where to route an incoming communication and how to properly bill for the service. This is necessary to make wireless communications possible.
Event Options services may also be personalized using your ZIP code or other location identifiers. We use this information to serve you relevant content, and we treat the information like any other personal information under this Policy. This service does not use the network location technology described in this section.
Receipt of Marketing Messages on Your Wireless Device from Third Parties
You should be aware that not all advertisements appearing on or delivered to your mobile phone or device are authorized by Event Options.
It is unlawful for any third party to make an unsolicited telemarketing call using an autodialer or to send a prerecorded message to a wireless phone or device. You should report any such unsolicited calls to the Federal Communications Commission.
We maintain a variety of safeguards to guard your personal information. For example, we use accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. Also, we grant access to personal information about you to employees and contractors who need to know that information to provide products or services to you. In addition, we work to protect the security of your personal information when you are ordering new service via the Event Options Web site by using well-known Internet encryption technologies like Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You should be aware that Event Options has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
What Can I Do to Protect My Personal Information?
An important part of ensuring the security of personal information is your own effort to protect against unauthorized access to your personal information contained in your Event Options account.
Use of a password is required to prevent unauthorized access to your Event Options account. If you write down your passwords or user names, keep the information in a secure location. Do not give your password to someone else unless you intend them to have the same full access and ability to make changes to your account as you have. Change your passwords periodically.
Accuracy of Personal Information in Your Account
You can review the accuracy of the personal information in your account records online and edit that information (go to the "My Account" page on this Web site) or by contacting us from the “Contact Us” page.
Updating this Policy
Event Options will revise or update this Policy as it deems appropriate, including for example, if our practices change, as we change existing or add new services, as we develop better ways to inform you of products we think will be of interest, or if the law so requires. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If, however, users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via posting on this page for 30 days before the material change is made. Users will have a choice as to whether or not their information will be used in this materially different manner.
(Effective date: December 1, 2011)