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Privacy Policy of Localtoolbox

Localtoolbox owns and operates a number of different sites on the Web both for Localtoolbox and its affiliates (collectively, “Affiliate Sites”) on the Localtoolbox web portal platform. Localtoolbox is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community. The intent of this privacy policy is to detail the information Localtoolbox may gather about individuals who visit the Localtoolbox Sites, how that information is used, and Localtoolbox’s disclosure practices. Please note that this policy applies only to the Localtoolbox Sites, and not to the Web sites of other companies or organizations to which Localtoolbox provides links to any software that may be downloaded from the Localtoolbox Sites.

Anonymous User Information

Localtoolbox may collect some anonymous information each time you visit a Localtoolbox Site so Localtoolbox can improve the overall quality of your online experience. Localtoolbox may collect your IP address, referral data, and/or browser and platform type. You do not have to register with Localtoolbox before Localtoolbox can collect this anonymous information.

The Localtoolbox Sites do not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or email address, in order for you to use the Localtoolbox Sites. The Localtoolbox Sites may assign an anonymous ID number to your requests and links the following additional data to that number: the date and time you visited the Localtoolbox Site, your search terms, and the links upon which you choose to click. Like most standard Web site servers, Localtoolbox may use log files to collect and store this anonymous user information. Localtoolbox may analyze the information to examine trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Individual User Information

From time-to-time the Localtoolbox Sites may request information from you that may identify you personally in addition to the anonymous information described above. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name, email address, shipping address, and zip code), and demographic information (such as age, gender, occupation, and household income). Localtoolbox will not use or disclose your individual user information except as described in this privacy policy. Localtoolbox may collect individual user information in the following ways from different Localtoolbox Sites:

Survey or Contests: From time to time, Localtoolbox may conduct surveys or contests on the Localtoolbox Sites. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose individual user information to the Localtoolbox Site. Contest information will be shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information may be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of the Localtoolbox Sites. Localtoolbox may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests. These companies may use your personal information to help the Localtoolbox Sites communicate with you about offers from the Localtoolbox Sites and other marketing partners. Such third parties do not have Localtoolbox’s permission to use your personally identifiable information for any secondary purpose.

Directory Services: Localtoolbox offers certain personalization services within its web portal services (i.e., community sites) that enable you to give Localtoolbox your geographic location so Localtoolbox can remember it for you when you return to use Localtoolbox’s service.

Correspondence: If you contact Localtoolbox, or its subsidiary companies, Localtoolbox Sites may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your email address.

Third Party Information Gathering

The Localtoolbox Sites include content and ads from third parties that may perform user activity tracking other than that described herein. For more information about each third party content provider, cookies and how to “opt-out”, please refer to such third party advertiser’s privacy policy.

The Localtoolbox Sites contain links to other sites on the Web. Please be aware that Localtoolbox is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Cookies

Localtoolbox may set and access Localtoolbox or partner cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data file that a Web site may send to your browser and which may then be stored on your system. Localtoolbox may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. For the session cookie, once you close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed following Internet browser help file directions.

Localtoolbox may use cookie and web beacon technology to track which pages on the Localtoolbox Sites Localtoolbox’s visitors view and which Web browsers Localtoolbox’s visitors use. Localtoolbox may also use cookies to help Localtoolbox provide personalized features and preferences to you within various Localtoolbox Sites in a way that may be linked to individual user information that you elect to share with Localtoolbox. Localtoolbox also may use “action tags” to assist in delivering the cookie. These action tags allow Localtoolbox to compile statistics and other data about Localtoolbox customers on an aggregate basis, by embedding a random identifying number on each user’s browser. Then Localtoolbox tracks where that number shows up on Localtoolbox sites.

Sharing

Though Localtoolbox makes every effort to preserve your privacy, Localtoolbox may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein Localtoolbox has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on Localtoolbox’s Web site. Localtoolbox may also share your personal information if Localtoolbox believes it is necessary 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 Localtoolbox’s or such Localtoolbox Sites’ terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Localtoolbox Sites may use third party service providers to serve ads and e-mails on Localtoolbox’s behalf. These companies may use technologies to measure the effectiveness of ads and e-mails and information about your visits to the Localtoolbox Site so that Localtoolbox can provide a better experience to you. For this purpose, Localtoolbox may also provide these third party service providers anonymous information about your site navigation.

Mergers; Business Transitions

In the event Localtoolbox goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, user’s personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Choice/Opt-out

Localtoolbox desires to keep you in control of the personal information you provide to Localtoolbox. Accordingly, you can review, correct, change or remove the personal registration information you may provide Localtoolbox and that Localtoolbox controls. In order to elect not to receive future communications from Localtoolbox and/or its subsidiary companies, please email Localtoolbox at ops@ltbx.net.

Notification of Changes

If Localtoolbox decides to change our privacy policy, Localtoolbox will post those changes to this privacy statement in places Localtoolbox deems appropriate so our users are always aware of what information Localtoolbox collects, how Localtoolbox uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, Localtoolbox discloses it.

If, however, Localtoolbox is going to use Individually Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, Localtoolbox will notify users by posting a notice on Localtoolbox’s web site for 30 days.

Special Notification to Children’s’ Privacy

(Users under the age of 13)

In response to concerns about protecting children’s privacy online, Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which Web sites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with Localtoolbox’s policy and COPPA regulations, Localtoolbox does not: request or knowingly collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age; or knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties. It is possible that by fraud or deception Localtoolbox may receive information pertaining to children under the age of 13. If Localtoolbox is notified of this, as soon as Localtoolbox verifies the information, Localtoolbox will immediately delete the information from Localtoolbox servers.

Policy Is Not A Contract. This privacy policy is a result of Localtoolbox’s voluntary effort to make you aware of how and when Localtoolbox may gather, use or disclose information obtained through the Localtoolbox Sites. Localtoolbox will use its best efforts to comply with this policy, but the policy is not a contract between Localtoolbox and its customers, or Web visitors, and does not provide you with legal rights for its enforcement.