RING! Inc. is corporation that owns and operates several popular Web sites, including ring.com, partscatalog.com, michigan.ring.com, data.usaring.com, rings.ring.com, bysky.com, businesssoftware.com, datatender.com, developershowcase.com, lendercatalog.com, weneedmoney.com, easyclassifieds.com, merchantnetwork.com, religiouscatalog.com, executivecatalog.com, and others.
This policy applies to all sites that form part of the network of RING! Inc. sites. For a list of all such sites or to find out more about these sites, visit www.usaring.com.
RING!, Inc. does not collect personally identifying information about any individual Web site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information when you register for a contest or survey or to receive a newsletter. You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the RING!, Inc. Web sites, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.
RING! Inc. collects personal information from a variety of sources, including from members of the public, advertisers, prospective employees, mailing lists, recruitment agencies, contractors and business partners.
In general, the personal information RING! Inc. collects includes (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, gender, occupation, in some cases membership of professional associations and, where relevant, financial information, including credit card information, banking details and income information.
Personal Information you provide: We store the personal information you enter on RING! Inc. or give to RING! Inc. in other ways. We obtain most personal information through RING! Inc. membership registration process and updates to membership details. You may provide information when you request or acquire a product or service from RING! Inc. or its related companies, provide a product or service to RING! Inc., complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition, participate in forums or when you communicate with RING! Inc. by e-mail, telephone or in writing (for example if you contact customer service or provide feedback).
Automatic collection: Cookies: We may use a feature of your browser called a cookie to assign your computer a 'User ID'. Cookies do not contain information by which RING! Inc. can identify you. They identify your computer to our servers. You may configure your browser so that you are notified before a cookie is downloaded or so that your browser does not accept cookies. RING! Inc. may use information contained in cookies to make assumptions about the user of the computer and to provide users of that computer with focused advertising and content that RING! Inc. believes may be of interest, based on that information. To disable your cookies, please refer to the help menu within your Internet browser. Disabling cookies in your browser will usually render certain Web pages inoperable.
Indirect collection: RING! Inc. endeavours to collect personal information about an individual only from that individual. In some circumstances RING! Inc. may obtain personal information from a third party. If you provide personal information about another person to RING! Inc., RING! Inc. requires that you inform that person you have done so and provide them with a copy of this policy.
RING! Inc. may use information it collects from you for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection.
RING! Inc. generally uses personal information to:
provide you with products or services you have requested
personalise and customise your experiences on RING! Inc.;
help RING! Inc. manage and enhance its services;
communicate with you;
provide you with ongoing information about opportunities on RING! Inc. in which RING! Inc. believes you may be interested;
give you the opportunity from time to time to receive e-mail and 'e-newsletters' from RING! Inc.
In most cases where RING! Inc. asks you to provide information about yourself, if you do not provide RING! Inc. with that information, RING! Inc. will not be able to provide you with the requested product or service.
RING! Inc. may disclose personal information to other Web sites within RING! Inc that may only use it as set out above.
RING! Inc. may also provide your information to:
third parties engaged by RING! Inc. to perform functions on its behalf, such as processing credit card information, mailouts, debt collection, marketing, research and advertising.
RING! Inc. respects the privacy of its readers and shall not disclose, distribute or rent its e-mail subscriber newsletter list or any names in a RING! Inc. database to any third party. We will allow 3rd parties to include advertising within emailings processed by RING! Inc. but will not provide the email addresses to the 3rd parties.
"Sensitive Information" means information relating to a person's racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion, membership of a trade union or professional or trade association, sexual preferences, criminal record and health.
RING! Inc. may use and disclose Sensitive Information only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose or as allowed by law unless you have agreed otherwise.
Management and security of personal information.
RING! Inc. protects the personal information RING! Inc. holds from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure by various means including firewalls, pass word access, secure servers and encryption of credit card transactions.
Seeking access to the personal information RING! Inc. holds about you
You have the right to seek access the personal information held about you and to advise RING! Inc. of any inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Privacy Act.
If you make an access request, RING! Inc. will ask you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. RING! Inc. may charge a fee to cover the costs of meeting your request.
Membership information: RING! Inc. Members can access the membership information RING! Inc. holds about them at any time via the 'Change Detailsí section on any of the membership and subscription sites within RING! Inc..