This policy was last modified on September 1, 2009.
1. What information do we automatically collect about you (consent to voluntary information collection and sharing)?
To help improve the performance of our website and enhance user experience, we may collect and associate with registered or logged-in users certain aggregate (non personally-identifiable) traffic information such as your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring website address. This means that the users’ sessions will be tracked but the user will be anonymous.
2. How is my information used?
The information we collect it is used to personalize your experience by helping us to better respond to your individual needs, to improve the content of our website based on the information and feedback we receive from you and to improve customer service by helping us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
3. How long is my information retained?
We destroy the information we collect when the purpose for which it was provided has been fulfilled unless we are required to keep it longer by statute, policy or both.
4. How do we protect your information?
We are committed to handling your personal information with high standards of information security. We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access it. The data is stored in a secured database that is accessed only for the purposes listed above. However, absolute security does not exist on the Internet.
5. What emails will I receive?
By signing up for our free services such as subscriptions to our RSS feeds through e-mail, you agree to receive future products and special announcements from 3dEssentials. We use information you send us by e-mail only for the purpose for which it is submitted (e.g., to answer a question, to send information).
Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, please follow the instruction from section number 10).
6. How do we use Internet cookies and other behavior marketing technologies?
Like many other websites, 3dEssentials.com may place Internet cookies on your hard drive. Internet cookies are small files that a website or its service provider creates on your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser that enables the websites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies can not retrieve personal information from your computer.
7. Do we disclose information to outside parties?
3dEssentials will not sell, trade, disclose or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties without your consent. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Also, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
8. Third parties links.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may provide third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies, independent from us and we recommend and encourage you to always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before using their site. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these sites. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your information, we can not ensure or warrant the security of any information through the transmission process and you choose to do so at your own risk.
We use third parties to serve some or all of the advertisements that are placed within our website and they may use information (not including personally identifiable information) about your visits to our websites and other sites to assist in serving advertisements to you. These advertisements may contain cookies, web beacons and action tags to measure advertising effectiveness that may be collected by the third parties and we do not have access to this information. They may share anonymous information with their clients such as date/time of the banner ad shown, the specific ad shown, the IP address, etc.
9. Registration and contest forms.
3dEssentials may collect users’ data via registration forms, contest forms and survey forms on our website in which we ask users for general contact information (like an email address) and sometimes demographic information (like zip code or age). Contact information from the contests may be used to ship contest prizes, information about our company, and to send promotional material from some of our partners to our users. The user’s contact information may also be used to get in touch with the users when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings (please see how by reading section number 10). Demographic and profile data is also collected at our website. We use this data to tailor our users experience at our website showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. When a contest/sweepstakes/survey is run on this website you may be asked to supply some personally identifying information like your name, email address, home address and/or phone number. This information will only be used to notify winners of the contest/sweepstakes. Non-identifying information may be analyzed, aggregated and presented to third parties to provide an overview of the demographics of our website’s users.
10. How can I control my personal information?
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent. Our intention is that you remain in control of your personal information and as part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act we offer several ways for you to update your contact information, change your preferences, opt-out of receiving future mailings or close your account:
a. You may unsubscribe from our RSS feed by following the instructions in your feed reader or at the bottom of the received e-mail.
b. You may request your individual information that 3dEssentials has collected about you by submitting an email request to admin@3dEssentials.com.
c. You may opt-out at any time from our email and (or) regular mailing list by sending us an email with “Unsubscribe from email and (or) regular mail” in the subject line to admin@3dEssentials.com or by following the “Unsubscribe” instructions located to the bottom of any email messages received from us. Please allow 10 business days to process.
11. Children under 13 years of age.
The content on this website is intended for adults and 3dEssentials.com does not allow children under 13 to register on this website. Our website may include chat rooms, forums, bulletin boards and other features that we believe are unsuitable for children under 13 and which are not necessarily monitored. We encourage all parents or guardians to talk to their kids about Internet safety and to monitor their children’s activity online.
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act) which prohibits the online collection of personal identifiable information from people under 13.
13. Terms and Conditions of Use.
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions of Use section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
14. Other Legal Notices.