Last updated on September 1, 2021
2. What Information We Collect
On our Site, you may be able to obtain certain Services from Sharp. The type of information collected by Sharp may vary, depending upon the Services sought. Any payment or banking information collected for the purpose of processing payments for Services is collected by a third-party vendor and will be stored in accordance with that vendor’s policies and procedures. Because we do not have access to such information, you should review the vendor’s applicable policies before providing your information to the vendor.
3. Information Collected Through Technology
When you use our Site and/or Services we may collect tracking information such as your browser type, mobile device, the type of operating system you use, the domain name of your Internet service provider and pages visited on the website. We may use this information for aggregate reporting. For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our Site or which pages or features get the most attention. We use this information to make our Site and Services more useful to you; to provide you with more effective customer service; to make the website or Services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; and to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our Services and technologies. “Non-Personal Information” is information that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our Site with a web browser. It may also include publicly available information that is shared between you and others.
4. How We Use the Information
5. With Whom We Share the Information
We may share your Non-Personal Information, as well as your personally identifiable information, with related business entities and agents, as well as third parties, for the purpose of displaying advertisements that may be of interest to you. Other than for the purpose of providing you with the Services and/or advertising that may be of interest to you, we do not share your information; except, however, we may disclose your personal information (a) to any governmental authority as part of an investigation to determine our compliance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation (including privacy laws, rules, and regulations), (b) in response to a court order, subpoena, discovery request, or other lawful judicial or administrative proceeding, (c) as otherwise required or permitted under any applicable law, rule, or regulation, (d) in good faith, to protect or defend the rights or property of Sharp or other users, and (e) if Sharp is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets.
6. Data Storage
All data provided to us and/or published on our Site is stored by Sharp on its servers, and/or on the servers of our third-party vendors, located in the United States. In our sole and absolute discretion, we may retain the data permanently. If you do not consent to this permanent storage of such information, do not use the Site or any Services.
In an attempt to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We use data encryption technology to help protect against loss, misuse or alteration of your sensitive information. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology which creates an encrypted connection between you and our systems for the transmission of any sensitive information you input online. Any unauthorized access to or use of our website or Services should be immediately brought to our attention by contacting us at email@example.com.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, despite our efforts to protect your information, Sharp cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, or to or from our online products or services. You transmit and receive all such information at your own risk. SHARP PROVIDES ANY AND ALL SERVICES AND INFORMATION ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. SHARP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
8. Additional Website Issues
(a) How Sharp Uses Technology to Improve Your Sharp Experience
Most aggregate information is collected via cookies, web beacons and other technical methods. Web beacons, also known as clear gifs, in conjunction with cookies, are used to compile statistics about website usage. Web beacons are small pieces of data embedded in images on the pages of websites or applications. We or our service providers use these technical methods to analyze the traffic patterns on our website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the website and to measure site effectiveness or use of online products and services. We also use Web beacons in HTML e-mails that we send our visitors who have agreed to receive e-mail from us, to determine whether our recipients have opened those e-mails and/or clicked on links in those e-mails. On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish Sharp with personally identifiable information, this information can be associated to the data stored in the cookies or Web beacons. These technical methods may involve the transmission of information either directly to us or to our service providers. You may render some Web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies.
Sharp wants to ensure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. We are aware many people have concerns about cookies; however, we believe the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile.
(b) Links to Third Party Websites
Links to third party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links you will leave the Site. Sharp has not comprehensively reviewed all of these third-party websites and does not control and is not responsible for any of these websites, their content or their privacy policies. Thus, Sharp does not make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to our Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.
9. Enforcement; Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This policy is part of our Terms of Service, which disclaims any and all warranties and representations. You should carefully review our Terms of Service before using Site or any other Service we may offer. By using our Site, or any Service we offer, you are agreeing to be contractually bound by our Terms of Service, in addition to this policy.
10. Age Requirement
You must be 18 years of age or older to use this Site or any of the Services.
11. Changes to this Statement
12. California Privacy Rights (for CA Residents only)
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.
13. Your Right to Opt-Out
If you wish to opt-out and revoke the consent you have provided to us by accessing the Site or using any other Services, you must email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifically state that you would like us to keep your information private. Once we receive your email, we will attempt to remove your information from circulation in our systems and archive your information for safekeeping (in case of litigation or the like) delete whatever you may have provided us; however, please be aware that you will be denied access from accessing the Site or using any other Services in the future to help ensure that we do not use your information.