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We hope that this Privacy Policy disclosure will enhance your experience on Tack-it and establish a trust that you expect in the services we provide.

Tack-it is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy discloses how we treat both General and Personally Identifiable Information that Tack-it may collect and/or receive, including information related to your prior use of Tack-it services.

This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Tack-it does not own or control, or to people that Tack-it does not employ or manage. This Policy therefore does not cover information collected on or by sites and/or sponsors linked to from or by Tack-it.

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time; the date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page, so check back often. Continued access to this website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy.

In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, please read our Terms & Conditions.

Information, Collection and Use

Tack-it at no time knowingly collects or stores any information that is commonly defined as Personally Identifiable Information.

General Information is information about you like your name, address, email address, phone number and/or similar that is publicly available.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Personal Information, is commonly defined as an individual's first name and last name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more of the following data elements that relate to such individual: (a) Social Security Number; (b) driver's license number or state-issued identification card number; or (c) financial account number, or credit or debit card number, with or without any required security code, access code, personal identification number or password, that would permit access to an individual's financial account; provided, however, that “Personal Information” shall not include information that is lawfully obtained from publicly available information, or from federal, state or local government records lawfully made available to the general public.

Tack-it subscribes to PayPal credit card processing. All credit card transactions are performed using a certified and secure SSL encryption process. Tack-it at no time records or stores credit information on our server or related systems. Credit information is simply 'passed through' an encrypted connection to Paypal credit processing, a secure and recognized payment processor. Neither Tack-it, its' affiliates, sponsors nor any of their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors have access to any Personally Identifiable Information at any time.

Tack-it only collects general information that you voluntarily supply to us.

Tack-it collects minimal information when you register with Tack-it, when you use Tack-it services, when you visit Tack-it pages or the display advertisements of Tack-it sponsors or partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. Tack-it may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners, sponsors or other companies for the sole purpose of improvement to our services.

When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, phone number, physical address, and zip code. Once you register with Tack-it and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.

Tack-it collects information about your activity with us including information about your use of services that we offer.

Tack-it automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Tack-it cookie information, and the pages you request or view.

Tack-it uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and/or services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and/or provide anonymous reporting for internal use. The extent of information provided to our sponsors and/or partners is limited to tracking Tack-it users visual and participation activity to each sponsor's individual advertisements. No Personally Identifiable Information or General Information is otherwise provided, collected or shared with our sponsors and/or partners.

Some examples of when general information is collected include:

  • Register a new user account
  • Post a classified ad
  • Complete a survey
  • Register for a promotion, contest or sweepstakes
  • Make a purchase from our online store
  • Send us an e-mail message
  • Submit a photo to the photo gallery
  • Participate in any online forum or community
  • Register a sponsor account, or
  • Purchase a sponsor subscription.

You have a choice as to what General Information to provide. Although you are not required to disclose General Information to Tack-it, portions of our web site and services offered may be unavailable to you without such information.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Tack-it does not rent, sell, or share General Information about you with other parties or companies except to provide products or services you have specifically requested. Only under the following circumstances will General Information otherwise be shared:

  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with Tack-it under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your General Information to help Tack-it communicate with you about offers from Tack-it and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share or use this information.
  • For the purpose of protecting a minor child both parents/legal guardians and law enforcement agencies have the option to request that Tack-it collect, share or use any information submitted by a minor child solely for legal purposes. Tack-it will share information with law enforcement in any case that involves the protection of minors.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Tack-it's Terms & Conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer General Information about you if Tack-it is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, Tack-it will notify you prior to any such information being transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Tack-it at times displays targeted advertisements based on your General Information and/or site usage. Sponsors (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, a women/mother age 18-24 from a particular geographic area, or a single male age 24-30 from a particular economic level.

Tack-it does not provide any Personally Identifiable or General Information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.

Tack-it advertisers can include any number of service and retail companies. Tack-it does maintain applicant restrictions within these groups.

Tack-it works with sponsors, vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. Please exercise caution prior to doing business with or providing any Personally Identifiable Information with these advertisers. Tack-it makes no warranties, implied or expressed in the services and/or products provided by any advertisement posted or displayed. Nor does Tack-it make any warranties, implied or expressed as to the privacy practices of any advertiser.

Children / Minors

Tack-it is not intended for use by children under the age 13. No user under the age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our posting services, or any other public discussion areas, forums and chats. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get permission from their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) prior to registering or using services on this site. Please check with our Terms & Conditions for further age restrictions regarding users.

If your children disclose information about themselves in our public posting areas, they may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so.

If you're worried about your child's activities or their privacy on our site, we encourage you to either prevent their use of this site, or monitor their activities. Please contact your local law enforcement if you feel that any minor is being targeted by internet predators. Tack-it will actively assist law enforcement in such cases.

Cookies

Cookies are nuggets of information that are placed by a website in a storage place on your own computer. We may use cookies to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns on the site, to deliver editorial content, and to record registration and personalization information. For example, if you register on any part of the Tack-it and are given the option to save your user name and password on your computer, we can provide this convenience to you by placing a cookie on your computer. Our cookies only contain basic or General Information, never Personally Identifiable Information. Cookies will not be shared with our affiliates and other companies.

If you visit a link provided by an advertisers, they may occasionally serve you cookies as well. We do not have control over cookies placed by advertisers.

If you don't want any cookies, your web browser likely includes an option that allows you to not accept them. However, if you set your browser to refuse all cookies, most portions of this website may not function properly.

IP Address

Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Tack-it may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

You can edit your Tack-it account Information, including your marketing preferences when applicable, at any time.

New categories of marketing communications, options, and services may be added to your 'Account Settings' page from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained within any messages they receive.

We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Tack-it service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Tack-it Newsletter, that are considered part of your Tack-it account, but will offer you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

You can delete your Tack-it account by visiting your 'Account Settings' page. Account information may remain in our archived records after your account has been deleted.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to General Information contained in user accounts to Tack-it employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that protect your password and user account access.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to Personally Identifiable Information.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns please contact Tack-it or you can contact us at the address noted below. We welcome your feedback.

Tack-it
Privacy Policy Coordinator
PO Box 771
Grand Haven, MI. 49417

Date Posted - April 30, 2010

 
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