February 14, 2007
At MyWebFilter.com we recognize that privacy is important. This Policy applies
to all of the products, services and websites offered by MyWebFilter.com Inc.
MyWebFilter.com adheres to the US safe harbor privacy principles of Notice,
Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact
us through our website or write to us at Privacy Matters, c/o MyWebFilter.com Inc., PO Box 964, Chesterton, Indiana 46304, United States.
Information we collect and how we use
We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for
an account or provide any personal information to us, such as MyWebFilter.com Search. In
order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types
- Information you provide - When you sign up for a MyWebFilter.com Account or other MyWebFilter.com service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information, such as your name, email address and an account password, credit card or other payment
account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We
do not combine the information you submit under your account with information from third parties.
- MyWebFilter.com cookies - When you visit MyWebFilter.com, we send one or more cookies -
a small file containing a string of characters - to your computer that uniquely
storing user preferences such as your zip code for the weather.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your
browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
However, some MyWebFilter.com features and services may not function properly if your
cookies are disabled.
- Log information - When you use MyWebFilter.com services, our servers
automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a
website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
- User communications - When you send email or other communication to
MyWebFilter.com, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries,
respond to your requests and improve our services.
- Affiliated sites - We offer some of our services in connection with
other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be
sent to MyWebFilter.com in order to deliver the service. We process such information in
accordance with this Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy
practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
- Links - MyWebFilter.com may present links in a format that enables us to keep
track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to
improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and
that are owned and operated by MyWebFilter.com. We do not exercise control over the sites
displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These
other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect
data or solicit personal information from you.
MyWebFilter.com only processes personal information for the purposes described
addition to the above, such purposes include:
- Providing our products and services to users, including the display of
customized content and advertising;
- Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve
- Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and
- Developing new services.
MyWebFilter.com processes all personal information on our servers in the United
States of America.
Choices for personal information
When you sign up,
we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a
manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask
for your consent prior to such use.
If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than
those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service notices, we will
offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for
those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes
other than those described in this Policy and/or in the specific service
notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.
You can decline to submit personal information to any of our
services, in which case MyWebFilter.com may not be able to provide those services to you.
MyWebFilter.com does not share personal information with other companies or
individuals outside of MyWebFilter.com.
- We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of
such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce
applicableTerms of Service, including
investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise
address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent
harm to the rights, property or safety of MyWebFilter.com, its users or the public as
required or permitted by law.
If MyWebFilter.com becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of
sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users, for example, or
how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not
identify you individually.
Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions
about the management or use of personal data.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized
access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These
include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing
practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard
against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to MyWebFilter.com employees,
contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate,
develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality
obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal
prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
MyWebFilter.com processes personal information only for the purposes for which
it was collected and in accordance with this Policy or any applicable
service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and
processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the
personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take
reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate,
complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their
personal information whenever necessary.
Accessing and updating personal information
When you use MyWebFilter.com services, we make good faith efforts to provide
you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if
it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise
required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask
individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be
accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may
decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic,
require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or
would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information
residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any
case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service
free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
MyWebFilter.com regularly reviews its compliance with this Policy. Please feel
free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or MyWebFilter.com's
treatment of personal information by contacting
us through our website or write to us at Privacy Matters, c/o MyWebFilter.com Inc.,
PO Box 964, Chesterton, Indiana 46304, United States. When we
receive formal written complaints at this address, it is MyWebFilter.com's policy to
contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate
with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection
authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data
that cannot be resolved between MyWebFilter.com and an individual.
Changes to this policy
will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and
we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Policy
changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more
prominent notice (including email notification of Policy changes).
Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page
by its effective date.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Policy,
please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at Privacy Matters, c/o MyWebFilter.com Inc., PO Box 964, Chesterton, Indiana 46304, United States.