Effective April 12, 2015
- Our Commitment to Privacy
- The Information We Collect
- How We Use Information
- Service Providers
- Links to Other Sites
- Social Media Widgets
- Our Commitment to Data Security
- Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy
- How to Access or Correct Your Information
- How to Contact Us
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Papercheck website. On some pages, you can order services, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personally identifiable information collected on these pages are:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Credit/Debit Card Information
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you believe Papercheck’s editing and proofreading services would be useful to a friend, you can elect to send our general information to that person via email. Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database. In this circumstance, the types of personally identifiable information collected are:
- Email Address
- Phone Number
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When we ask for your personally identifiable information, we provide you the opportunity to “opt out” of having this information used for certain purposes. For example, if you purchase our editing service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing materials from us, you can indicate your preference in your account profile.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We offer an opportunity to opt out of certain communications on your account profile page.
You will be notified when your personally identifiable information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
We use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to complete that order, fulfill the requested services, and send communications related to our service if you register (for example, we may send a “thank you” package for your patronage or provide a newsletter). We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order. Typically, we share with our editors only the information that is necessary for them to proofread your documents.
We use the information you provide about other people when we send information to them. For example, in our “referral” function, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We store this information to track the success of the referrals and send a one-time invitation. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the requested information. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database.
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts are used by Papercheck and our analytics service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
We use local storage objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs, please click here:
Like most standard website servers, we use log files. These include data such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information allows us to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information, except to prevent fraud.
From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code). We may use a service provider to conduct these surveys or contests for us; that company is not permitted to use personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
If you post a testimonial or blog on this website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of this site and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit on this site. To request removal of your personally identifiable information from our site, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personally identifiable information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
If Papercheck, LLC is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personally identifiable information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personally identifiable information.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
We use Authorize.net and PayPal’s PayFlow Pro to provide credit card processing on our website. When you sign up for editing services, we will share billing information as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Papercheck, LLC. Please be aware that we, Papercheck, LLC, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
The security of your personally identifiable information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number and/or Social Security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). To learn more about SSL, go to http://www.verisign.com.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personally identifiable information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on our website, you can email us at email@example.com.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by logging in to your Papercheck account and clicking on “user profile” over the SSL or secured socket layer. All information sent to https://www.papercheck.com in an SSL session is encrypted, protecting against disclosure to third parties. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct or delete factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error through any of our contact details below. You can also update, correct, or delete any of your personally identifiable information on your account by going to your “user profile.” We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at 1-866-693-3348 or send us an email.
|Mailing Address:||Physical Address:|
|Papercheck, LLC||Papercheck, LLC|
|666 Natoma Street||666 Natoma Street|
|San Francisco, California 94103||San Francisco, California 94103|