Privacy policy

 

This policy was last modified on September 1, 2009.

 


3dEssentials.com (also referred as the “we” or “website”) is strongly committed to respecting your privacy and providing a safe online experience for all of our users and subscribers while offering them the highest quality publications and services. We urge you to read the complete Privacy Policy set forth below, as well as our Terms and Conditions of Use, and contact us if you have any questions.

This Privacy Policy will let you know the followings:

1. What information do we automatically collect about you (consent to voluntary information collection and sharing)?

All the information you submit to 3dEssentials.com is done on a voluntary basis. When you click the “Submit” button on any of this website’s forms you are indicating voluntarily consent to the conditions outlined in this Privacy Policy which together with our Terms and Conditions of Use govern 3dEssentials’ relationship with you in relation to this website. We do not collect personally identifiable information such as an email address, nor do we attempt to obtain such information without the full awareness and permission of our users. The type of information we collect from you with your permission may include data such as survey information and/or website registrations, email address, name and standard contact information, including address, phone numbers and payment information. However, you may visit our website anonymously.

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.

We may use cookies to keep track of advertisements and compile aggregate (non personally-identifiable) data about website traffic and website interaction so that we can offer better website experiences and tools in the future. We also use cookies to deliver content customized for your specific interests and to save your password so you don’t have to enter it every time you visit this website. We may contract with third party service providers to assist us in better understanding our website users. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. You have the ability to accept or decline Internet cookies, however most web browsers automatically accept cookies; you can modify your browser setting and reject cookies. By not accepting Internet cookies, some web pages may not display properly or you may not be permitted to access certain information.

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.

12. Consent to this Privacy Policy; Changes to our Privacy Policy.

3dEssentials reserves the right to modify from time to time or any time this Privacy Policy and any other documents incorporated by reference without any notice to you. When we do, we will also revise the “modified” date at the top of this policy. These modifications will be effective immediately and upon posting of the modified Privacy Policy in this website. By using this website you agree to review the most recent version of these documents whenever you see this website in order to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of this website constitutes your conclusive acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.


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.

If there are any questions regarding this Privacy Policy you may contact us by emailing admin@3dEssentials.com