SharedWisdom

Privacy Policy

Welcome to the SharedWisdom website. This Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use govern your use of the SharedWisdom web sites located at the address www.sharedwisdom.com (the "Web site"). Please review carefully this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy may be modified at any time and without notice to you. It is your responsibility to visit this web page frequently to review carefully the current Privacy Policy. Each and every time you access the Web site you shall be deemed to have agreed to the then current Privacy Policy.

Commitment to Privacy

SharedWisdom is committed to protecting your privacy and that of any personally identifiable information, including, but not limited to, any computer-generated identification number (including IP addresses), and any other information relating to your physical, physiological, or mental condition, or your economic, cultural or social identity ("Personal Information") that we may collect through the Web site. This Privacy Policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy.

Information Collected

Personal Information. The information that SharedWisdom collects on this Web site consists of voluntarily submitted Personal Information that is required to register and use this Web site. For example, during the registration process for this Web site, you will be asked to submit Personal Information, such as your name, company name, e-mail address, physical address, fax number, and demographic information (such as, city, state and country, or any other demographic information that you may submit). This Personal Information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of your request, as determined by SharedWisdom, to complete your registration. Persons younger than 13 years of age may not register at the Web site.

Cookies. The Web site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using this Web site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on this Web site. For instance, by setting a cookie on this Web site, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on this Web site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on this Web site. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by configuring your web browser setting. If you refuse the cookie, you may still use this Web site, however, your use may be limited in some areas of this Web site. If you would like to learn more about cookies, you can do so at www.cookiecentral.com.

IP Addresses. SharedWisdom collects the IP address of all users visiting this Web site. An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.

Site Usage Tracking. SharedWisdom may monitor and analyze your activity on this Web site to gather information to determine interest in different areas of this Web site.

Other Information Collected. SharedWisdom automatically gathers aggregate statistical information about this Web site and its visitors, such as browsers used, pages viewed, number of visitors, etc.

Use of the Personal Information

Service Enhancement. All information you provide may be used to improve the services offered at the SharedWisdom Web site.

Analysis of Site Behavior. SharedWisdom may monitor and analyze your activity on this Web site. This information is used to maintain and enhance the quality of the Web site. SharedWisdom may provide this information to any entity affiliated with SharedWisdom, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information in Aggregate. SharedWisdom may use Personal Information for purposes of compiling aggregate information on the use of this Web site. SharedWisdom may provide this information to any entity affiliated with our organization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Termination Option. Out of respect for the privacy of the users of this Web site, SharedWisdom offers the option to terminate future communications that were originally requested through this Web site. Please see the "User Access to Personal Information" section below.

Cookies. Cookies are used to store and sometimes track your preferences to provide you with customized and personalized services in order to enhance your use of this Web site. SharedWisdom may provide this information to any entity affiliated with our organization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

IP Addresses. SharedWisdom uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer this Web site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. SharedWisdom may provide this information to any entity affiliated with our organization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Surveys. At times SharedWisdom may conduct surveys on a voluntary and anonymous basis. You are not required to participate in the surveys.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Sharing With Affiliates and Employers. The Personal Information that SharedWisdom collects may be shared with any entity affiliated with our organization, in accordance with this Privacy Policy for purposes of providing requested services.

Sharing with Third Parties. SharedWisdom does not rent or sell your personally identifying information. SharedWisdom may share your personally identifying information with companies that assist us in delivering electronic and postal mailings, provide maintenance for sharedwisdom.com, or help facilitate our events. These companies will use your information solely to provide these services to us. We may also, but only with your permission, share the personally identifying information of users who reside within the United States with reputable organizations that offer information and programming that we think may be of interest to you. If you wish for us to share your information for these reasons, please check the "opt-in" box on our sign-up page.

Guidelines for Transfer of Personal Information. SharedWisdom will only transfer Personal Information to third parties consistent with the principles of notice and choice set forth in the European Commission's Directive on Data Protection ("EC Directive"). Where SharedWisdom has not provided for a choice, because our use of the Personal Information is compatible with the purpose for which the data was originally collected or which was disclosed in a notice, SharedWisdom will transfer the data to a third-party only if SharedWisdom first either (a) ascertains that the third party subscribes to the Safe Harbor principles or is subject to the EC Directive, or (b) enters into a written agreement with such third party requiring that the third party provide at least the same level of privacy protection as is required by the relevant Safe Harbor principles.

Exceptions. Notwithstanding the limitations on transfer of Personal Information set forth above, SharedWisdom will disclose your Personal Information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SharedWisdom or this Web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SharedWisdom; and (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of employees of SharedWisdom, users of this Web site, or the public.

Opt-Out

Opt-Out Procedure. Users of this Web site are given the opportunity to 'opt-in' to have their information used for purposes not directly related to this Web site and may chose to provide information to take advantage of SharedWisdom services related to this Web site. You may cancel your 'opt-in,' cancel SharedWisdom's services or remove your Personal Information from SharedWisdom's database by either: (a) sending correspondence to the following postal address: [Shared Wisdom Opt-out, PO Box 369, Captain Cook, HI 96704; or (b) sending an e-mail to SWinfo@sharedwisdom.com]

Effect of Opting-Out. Upon receipt of such notification, SharedWisdom will, within a commercially reasonable time, either: (a) remove you and your Personal Information from the SharedWisdom database (which may affect your ability to use the Web site); (b) correct any Personal Information that you state is erroneous; or (c) permit you to "opt-out" of further e-mail contact (excepting notification of major changes to the service) while still allowing access to this Web site; as directed by you.

Links to Third-Party Web sites

Disclaimer. This Web site contains links to facilitate your access to external or third-party Web sites. You should be aware that these linked external or third-party Web sites are not controlled by SharedWisdom and, therefore, are not subject to this Privacy Policy. SharedWisdom is not responsible for these other, linked Web sites, including the privacy practices of such other Web sites. You are responsible for checking the privacy policies of these third party sites to determine how your personal information may be utilized by the proprietors of those third-party Web sites. SharedWisdom disclaims any and all responsibility and/or liability for the collection and/or transfer of information collected by such other third-party Web sites.

Security

This Web site has industry standard security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information. All Personal Information in the public domain will be protected by an industry standard encryption scheme. All information, once received, is stored behind a firewall. However, although SharedWisdom has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Web site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.

User Access to Personal Information

If you desire access to your own Personal Information, to correct existing Personal Information, or to remove your Personal Information, please contact SharedWisdom using the contact information provided below. If you request removal of Personal Information, you acknowledge that residual Personal Information may continue to reside in SharedWisdom's records and archives, but SharedWisdom will not use that information for a commercial purpose. SharedWisdom reserves the right to maintain your Personal Information if SharedWisdom has suspended, limited, or terminated your access to this Web site for violating the applicable Terms of Use.

Safe Harbor

SharedWisdom participates in, and has complied with the requirements of, the Safe Harbor principles relating to the EC Directive.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the operation of this Web site, or your dealings with us, you can contact us at:

SharedWisdom
PO Box 369
Captain Cook, HI 96704

phone: (866) 805-2087
or email by using the contact form on this website