Personal Information: What we collect, when you give it to us Personal information collected from a Visitor may include:
first and/or last name
(hereinafter, individually and collectively, referred to as, "Personal Information").
The submission of Personal Information is purely voluntary, but may be a necessary step for registering or participating in certain activities and promotions offered or made available. By providing Personal Information, the Visitor consents to the collection and use of the Personal Information by The Elfenworks Foundation ("Foundation"), as stated herein.
Automatic Data Collection Technologies ("Persistent Identifiers") Our websites and online services may use automatic data collection technologies ("persistent identifiers") including but not limited to "cookies" and "web beacons" to collect certain information about Visitor equipment, browsing actions and website usage.Cookies are small files placed on the hard drive of your computer, which may collect:
a customer number,
an IP address (a Uniform Resource Locator or "URL"),
a processor or device serial number,
a unique identifier that might be used to recognize a user's online activities over time and across different web sites or online services (behavioral tracking), including but not limited the type of operating system and software the Visitor is using to browse the Internet, the "URL" (web address) that the Visitor visited before and after our site and the Visitor's Internet Service Provider; and
geolocation data of the Visitor which may be sufficient to identify a street name and name of city or town.Web beacons are small, transparent graphic images (such as clear GIFs, pixel tags and single-pixel GIFs) placed on website pages and advertisements for use in combination with cookies to collect website statistics, for example, to count the number of Visitors to a page, to determine the popularity of website content, to determine Visitor interest in website content, to identify Visitors when they return to a website or online service, to store information about Visitor preferences, and to verify system and server integrity.
Use of Personal Information
The Elfenworks Foundation and its affiliates (e.g., online service providers) use Personal Information for internal business purposes, to communicate to Visitors about products and special offers and promotions, and for notification and publicity of participants and winners in promotions and contests.Personal Information will not be traded, licensed, sold or shared for third party marketing or promotional purposes without prior authorization or request from the Visitor.Personal Information may be used or disclosed by operation of law, in compliance with valid legal requirements or in the event of a business transaction involving the company's assets, but only to the extent necessary and always with the commitment of The Elfenworks Foundation toward protecting the Personal Information.
Events or webinars– You may provide your personal information, including your name and contact details, through our Sites to register for Foundation events and webinars. We will use this information to process the registration and contact you about any changes or updates regarding the event or webinar. We may share your personal information with speakers or event sponsors, provided you have given your consent. We may also contact you with information about other events and other Foundation activities and services provided you have consented to receiving such information. You can unsubscribe from this information at any time (please see the "Opting-out " section, below).
Podcasts– You can use our Sites to subscribe to an RSS feed or podcast, or to receive email updates of our blogs by submitting your name and/or email address. We use this information to send you the content you request and to communicate with you in connection with our blogs. You can unsubscribe from our content at any time (please see the "Opting-out" section below).
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A Visitor may review, correct and/or delete Personal Information by e-mail request using our website contact page or by using the contact information provided below. Visitors may also opt out of receiving communications from us about offers, contests, promotions, activities or new products by advising us by e-mail request using our contact page or by using the contact information provided below, or through available opt-out features. If Personal Information is deleted or consent to the use of Personal Information is revoked, a Visitor's participation in activities requiring the use of Personal Information may be restricted or terminated.
California Privacy Rights. California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of web sites that are California residents to request certain information regarding Foundation disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send a request via our website contact page or write us at the contact address provided herein below.
European Union Privacy Rights. For European residents only. Under European data protection law, in certain circumstances, you have the right to:
• Request access to any Personal Information we hold about you ("Subject Access Request") as well as related information, including the purposes for processing the Personal Information, the recipients or categories of recipients with whom the Personal Information has been shared, where possible, the period for which the Personal Information will be stored, the source of the Personal Information, and the existence of any automated decision making;
• Obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate Personal Information we hold about you;
• Request that Personal Information held about you is deleted;
• Prevent or restrict processing of your Personal Information; and
• Request transfer of Personal Information directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.
You can exercise any of these rights by contacting us using the Contact page or write to us at the address provided herein below.
Note to International Visitors. If you access any of our Sites or services from countries outside the United States of America, please note that our Sites are hosted on servers located in the USA. If you do not wish for any information to transfer to the USA at all (e.g., IP Address, country of origin) then please do not access any of our Sites and/or services.
Visitor Comments, Submissions and Postings Our web sites and the online services in which we participate may allow the ability to post comments, information about yourself and others, and to upload media content. Submissions to Foundation web sites are subject to the posted Terms of Service. Please be aware that any information you post to publicly viewable site and services can be accessed and use by others. We cannot control what others may do with information you voluntarily post, and once you post information you may not be able to edit or delete it. We urge you to use caution when posting any information online.
Access from Mobile Devices Visitors using social media sites should be aware that information you submit on such sites may be accessed on mobile phones and other mobile devices that allow information to be synced and saved by friends and others. You should only share important or sensitive information with people you trust because they may be able to save and share it, knowingly or unknowingly, with others you do not intend the information to be shared with.
Mobile Device and Wireless Network Security Mobile devices such as cell phones and other devices using WiFi networks can have financial and other information intercepted during use. It is important to use only encrypted transmissions on secured WiFi networks when transmitting Personal Information. In addition, passwords and other login information should be stored in password protected files in case a mobile device is lost or stolen.
Data Security The Elfenworks Foundation and its affiliates use appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology for the transmission of Personal Information. To take advantage of this technology, your browser software must support 128- bit encryption.
Visitor's Responsibility Visitors must also take precautions to prevent unauthorized access and use of Personal Information including but not limited to login names and passwords. For example Visitors should not disclose or allow others to use their personal passwords or other personal identification information used to access and/or conduct transactions on this site. Visitors are solely responsible for all results (claims, liabilities and damages of any kind) arising from or related to their disclosure of Personal Information to another person or entity, whether the disclosure was intentional or not. Visitors agree not to use anyone else's personal identification information without proper authorization.
Visitor's Risk and Limitation of Company's Liability for Failure of Security Measures Due to the nature of electronic communications and storage, the company's security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse, theft or alteration of Personal Information collected from the site. THEREFORE, THE VOLUNTARY SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION VIA THIS SITE ISAT THE VISITOR'S SOLE RISK AND EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, EACH VISITOR AGREES THAT THE ELFENWORKS FOUNDATION AND IT AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF SECURITY MEASURES OR FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, DISTRIBUTION, ALTERATION OR THEFT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SUBMISSION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION VIA A COMPANY SITE OR ONLINE SERVICE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE ELFENWORKS FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY FAILURE OF SECURITY MEASURES OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, DISTRIBUTION, ALTERATION OR THEFT OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
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The Elfenworks Foundation
P.O. Box 608
San Mateo, CA 94401