Privacy policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal information is important to us. We hope that these policies regarding your privacy (the “Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) demonstrate our commitment to making your experience on the www.passported.com Web site (the “Site”) thoroughly enjoyable. Except as specifically stated in “Disclosures of Handles and Postings”, this Policy does not apply to personal information that you choose to include in any materials you post to the Site. Any personal information that you post to the Site is accessible by anyone who visits the Site, through search engines, RSS readers, cell phones and other mobile devices, etc.

The information we gather

In order to use this Site, we ask that you register with us. During registration, we may collect your name, street address, mobile service provider, cell phone number, credit card number, and e-mail address. We also collect non-personally identifiable information (that is, information that does not identify a specific individual), such as certain demographic information. We collect such non-personally identifiable information in part through the use of “cookies”.

What are “cookies” and how do we use them?

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit the Site. Collecting this information helps us streamline your experience on the site–for example, by remembering who you are or “automatically” filling out forms for you. Most web browsers provide information on how you can elect not to allow cookies to be collected. [In order to use many features on the Site, however, you must enable your browser to collect cookies.]

Links to third party sites

The Site may contain hyperlinks to other Web sites, including sites we may not own or operate. We do not monitor or control the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties, and are not responsible for their practices or the content of their Web sites, including their use of any information (such as IP address, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors “click through” links to their sites or view advertisements served by them. We encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices, and to contact such third parties if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies.

For younger visitors and their parents

The Site is not directed toward children (individuals under eighteen years of age). We do not permit registration or use of the Site by anyone under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. In particular, if you are under 18 years of age, you should exit this Site and you should not provide any personally identifiable information to any site on the Internet without the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian.

How we use the information we gather

We use the personally identifiable information we collect from you:

We may furnish personally identifiable information to third party vendors who help us provide services, such as e-mail message delivery and data processing, or operate contests and sweepstakes. In addition, we may furnish personally identifiable information when required by law, including cooperating with members of law enforcement. Otherwise, we do not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third parties. If we sell our business, however, we reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information to the buyer of the business, together with the other assets of the business. We may disclose aggregate data concerning our visitors to third parties, but such data shall not include personally identifiable information concerning any visitor.

“Opting out”

You may choose to “opt-out” of any transfer of personally identifiable information to a third party as described in this Privacy Policy. You may “opt-out” by contacting us at info at passported.com, or by checking any “opt-out” boxes that may be provided during the registration process. Note that, because we will occasionally need to send you certain email messages that are important to your use of the Site, such as system status updates or order confirmations, you will not be able to “opt out” of receiving such messages.

Disclosure of handles and postings

The username you select or are provided with in order to participate in certain public areas (such as bulletin boards, chat rooms, and the like) of the Site (your “Handle”) is deemed non-personally identifiable information. Your Handle may be published on the Site and may be disclosed to others, including, without limitation, to the public at large, and to any third parties with whom we elect to share such information. In addition, if you include your name or any other personally identifiable information in any material transmitted or posted on public areas of the Site, such information will be published on the Site and will be disclosed to other users of the Site and to other third parties who may have access to or otherwise see a display of such information. You hereby release, hold harmless and waive any claims against us relating to such disclosure, sharing, or publication.

Security

Our data networks are protected by advanced firewall and password protection systems. Our security practices and policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals are granted access to the information provided by our visitors. There is no complete guarantee of security on the Internet, however. In addition, e-mail that you send us is not necessarily secure against interception. You are ultimately responsible for the security of your username and password. If you have to write it down, please keep your user name separate from your password.

Changing or deleting personal information

You may view, delete and change certain personally identifiable information by sending an email to info at passported.com, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

Revisions to policy

Please note that, by using the Site, you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Site. We may change or amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised Policy. Your continued use of the Site subsequent to changes to this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept the changes; therefore, please bookmark this page and review it frequently. The “last update” date at the top of this Agreement will assist you in determining whether you have reviewed the most current version.

Further questions

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the Site, please e-mail us. Alternately, you may contact us via U.S. mail at Passported, 25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004, Attn: Henley Vazquez.