AwayFind Privacy Policy

AwayFind, Inc., (“AwayFind”) takes privacy issues seriously.  We offer the following privacy statement to make our users aware of the nature of the data we store and the use we may make of any such data.  In this Privacy Policy, “we”, “us”, “our” and other similar references mean AwayFind and “you” and “your” and other similar references mean a specific user of the AwayFind.com website (the “Site”).  This privacy statement explains the manner in which we collect, use, and disclose any of your data.  By visiting the Site and using AwayFind’s service you agree to the terms of this privacy statement.

Information Collection and Use

We may collect information from our users at several different points on our Site. 

  1. Cookies. Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer when you visit a website. We occasionally use cookies to improve our website and make it easier to use. Cookies permit us to recognize you and avoid repetitive requests for the same information. Most browsers will accept cookies until you change your browser settings to refuse them. You may change your browser’s settings to refuse our cookies. However, if you do so, you may not be able to access certain features of the AwayFind service.
  2. Server Statistics. We collect general statistics to track user trends on our Site. These statistics include hits to our server, the types of browsers used to access our Site, page views, and navigational patterns. The information that is collected in this manner does NOT provide us with any personally identifiable information about our users. It helps us track “where” our users are coming from. This allows us to pinpoint high traffic areas and determine the most effective ways to communicate with our users. As part of that ongoing analysis, we also use devices called “web beacons” to help us identify when emails sent to you have been received and read. In order to prevent the introduction of viruses and hackers into the Site we may collect information, such as IP addresses, into a log file to be used to identify potential hackers of the Site.
  3. Personal Information You Provide Us. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Personal Data” is any information that identifies you, would enable someone to contact you, or that describes your relationship with AwayFind. We collect and store Personal Data when you register to use our Site, ask a question, complete a form, conduct a transaction, or send us an email. While you are not required to submit any information to our Site, if you do not provide the requested information, you may not be able to access or use some of the features and functions of our Site and we may not be able to provide you with certain services. AwayFind uses your Personal Data to complete transactions, respond to your requests, deliver the products and services you request, and notify you of updates and other information that we think may interest you. Periodically, we may send email to you regarding news, updates, and other information relating to our service. You may unsubscribe from these email subscriptions by clicking the unsubscribe hyperlink at the bottom of our email messages.

External Links. Other companies or organizations may have links to their websites on our Site.

We are not responsible for how these other companies or organizations collect, use, disclose, or secure the information that you provide them. If you choose to access a third party website linked to our Site, you do so at your own risk and subject to any terms of service or privacy statement (if any) associated with such third party websites.

Collection Of Information From Children.

The services offered by AwayFind are not intended for use by children under the age of 13.  Users of our Site are required to be at least 18 years old, and any user under 18 is not an authorized user. If we learn that a user is under thirteen (13) years of age, we will promptly delete any Personal Data we have collected about that user. 

Consent to Processing in the United States

By providing any Personal Data to AwayFind, all users, including, without limitation, users in Canada and the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Statement and to the transfer of such Personal Data across international borders in accordance with AwayFind’s standard operations, including the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.

Changing or Deleting Information

If you desire to change or modify any of the information that you have previously provided to us, you may do so at any time within the AwayFind service’s screens.  You may access your AwayFind account settings at any time from http://www.awayfind.com/login.php.

Information Sharing Policies

  1. Non-Personally Identifiable and Aggregated Data. From time to time, we may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) or aggregated  with third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain AwayFind services.. We will use reasonable efforts to modify such aggregated data so as to minimize the ability of the recipient to personally identify you from such data. However, when such aggregated data is combined with data from other sources over which we have no control, it may be possible to derive personally identifiable information from such combined data.
  2. Service Providers. From time to time, we may enter into relationships with third parties who provide services to us (e.g., credit card processing services, SMS gateways, or data management and storage services). In those circumstances, we disclose information about you that is necessary for such service providers to perform those services, but only if such service providers agree not to disclose your information except as necessary to perform such services.
  3. Other Disclosure Scenarios. Notwithstanding anything in this privacy statement to the contrary, we reserve the right, unless limited by applicable law, to share any information we have collected about you or that you have submitted: (1) in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; (2) if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property; (3) if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding situations that involve significant abuse of our business, the website infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of information); (4) to our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us, subject to a commitment to comply with this privacy notice; and (5) As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings, or we may be acquired by or merged with another entity. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions.

Security

We protect information we receive or collect from you using technical, administrative and physical security measures that are consistent with general industry practices for information of the type and nature of the information we receive or collect to assist us in preventing unauthorized access, maintaining data accuracy, and correctly using your Personal Data. Except as specified in this privacy statement, we use commercially reasonable efforts to limit access to your Personal Data to the employees, agents, and officers of AwayFind who need the information for their jobs. Please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or administrative safeguards.

Changes to the Policy

We may make changes to our privacy statement as described in section titled “Modification and Notification of Changes of the Terms of Service.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please feel free to write to us at support@awayfind.com.

Historical Changes

Date

Nature of Change

1/1/2008

Initial Privacy Statement posted.

5/17/2010

Modification of Privacy Statement to include much more details within Information Use (which aggregated the previous Cookies and Email Communications sections) and Information Sharing Policies.  Revised policy to reflect that this site is not intended for those under the age of 18.