COLLECTING AND USING INFORMATION
1.1 Mentoring Questionnaire Information. Breakthrough Systems, LLC collects information about you when you voluntarily complete any of our Mentoring Questionnaires, Company surveys, order forms, registration pages or other online request forms, (herein collectively referred to as a "Survey"). In Surveys, Breakthrough Systems, LLC or third-party partners may ask you to provide personally identifiable information to Breakthrough Systems, LLC, which may include your name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together herein referred to as "Survey Information"). You may receive incentives from Breakthrough Systems, LLC or third-party partners in exchange for providing Survey Information to Breakthrough Systems, LLC. If a login or password is generated, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login and password information.
1.2 Third-Party Partner List Information. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may obtain information about you when you provide information to a third-party partner, and Breakthrough Systems, LLC subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires that information from the third-party partner (herein referred to "Third-Party Partner Seller"). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, Survey information (herein referred to as "Third-Party Partner Survey Information"). Third-Party Partner Survey Information is included in Survey Information.
1.3 Cookies, Web bugs, and Other Technology. Breakthrough Systems, LLC currently uses cookie and web beacon technology to associate certain Internet-related information about an individual with information about you with Survey Information in our database. This internet-related information includes but is not limited to your IP address, the date and time you access the site, the URL that you just came from, which URL you go to next, which browser you are using and which operating system you are using. Additionally, Breakthrough Systems, LLC may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future (together herein referred to as "Technology Information"). As a result, Breakthrough Systems, LLC strongly encourages you to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
(a) Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data stored on your computer’s hard drive that allows Breakthrough Systems, LLC to associate your computer with your corresponding Survey Information that resides in Breakthrough Systems, LLC's database. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may use cookie technology to improve your experience, remember your preferences, customize the content you see, or authenticate our access to your Survey Information. If you do not accept cookies and use our website, you may be unable to use all of the features and functionality of our website. You may always choose to disable cookies on your computer at your sole discretion.
(b) Web bugs. A web bug, web beacon, or action tag is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page, but can also be used to transfer your unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate your information with previously acquired information about you in another database. Breakthrough Systems, LLC currently contracts with online partners to help manage and optimize its Internet business and communications. It uses the services of a marketing company to help us measure the effectiveness of its advertising and how you use our site. To do this, it uses web beacons and cookies provided by its marketing company on this website. The type of information it collects includes the frequency, duration, and pages viewed by you, and the time you spend on a page, your operating system, browser size, type, version, and connection speed. By supplementing our record with this information, we learn about the pages that are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. Although the marketing company logs the information coming from its website on its behalf, Breakthrough Systems, LLC controls how that data may and may not be used. If you do not want to help Breakthrough Systems, LLC learn how to improve its website, product, offers and marketing strategy, you can "opt-out" of the website analysis tool by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We may also use web bugs in email messages or newsletters.
1.4 Individual Information. As used herein, "Individual Information" means Survey Information, Third-Party Partner Survey Information, Technology Information, and any other information Breakthrough Systems, LLC gathers or receives about individuals.
1.5 No Information Collected from Children. Breakthrough Systems, LLC does not solicit information or target information of any kind to children under the age of 13. Breakthrough Systems, LLC will not knowingly collect or share any personal information about children under the age of 13.
1.6 Credit Card Information. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may in certain cases collect credit card numbers and related information, such as the expiration date of the card ("Credit Card Information") when you place an order with or through Breakthrough Systems, LLC. When you provide your Credit Card Information to Breakthrough Systems, LLC, such information is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption software. Breakthrough Systems, LLC will use the Credit Card Information for the purpose of processing and completing the purchase transaction, and the Credit Card Information will be disclosed to third party partners only as necessary to complete the purchase transaction. Credit Card Information is not included in the definition of "Individual Information" and is not shared with Third-Party Partners. Credit card information is currently going through Howard Stephen Berg and PayPal and they collect all financial data.
USE OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
2.1 Discretion to Use Information. BREAKTHROUGH SYSTEMS, LLC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY'S SOLE DISCRETION. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of all known, and unknown forms of marketing and promotions. This includes, but is not limited to email advertising, text/short message services, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.
2.2 Email. Breakthrough Systems, LLC uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to you. If you wish to stop receiving email promotions from Breakthrough Systems, LLC, you should follow the opt-out instructions described in paragraph 5 below. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may use third party partners or affiliates to send commercial messages on its behalf. In certain commercial email messages sent by or on behalf of Breakthrough Systems, LLC, such partner's or affiliate's name or email address may appear in the "From:" line. The "Subject:" line of Breakthrough Systems, LLC’s commercial email messages will usually not contain phrases such as "ADV:" or "ADVERTISEMENT." All commercial email messages sent by or on behalf of Breakthrough Systems, LLC will provide you a means to opt-out of receiving future commercial messages from Breakthrough Systems, LLC. Please note that you may continue to receive non-commercial email messages from Breakthrough Systems, LLC even if you have opted not to receive future commercial messages from Breakthrough Systems, LLC. Such non-commercial messages may include, for example, information about products or services you have purchased from Breakthrough Systems, LLC or a Breakthrough Systems, LLC newsletter to which you have subscribed.
2.3 Targeted Advertising. Breakthrough Systems, LLC uses Individual Information to target advertising to you. Breakthrough Systems, LLC uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones. Because Breakthrough Systems, LLC markets using telephones, you hereby give permission and consent to Breakthrough Systems, LLC or its affiliates to contact you via phone or email, and you agree to allow Breakthrough Systems, LLC or its affiliates to monitor or record your phone conversations as it relates to business with Breakthrough Systems, LLC only. Verbal notice may not always be provided of monitoring or recording.
2.4 Storage of Individual Information. Breakthrough Systems, LLC stores Individual Information in a database on Breakthrough Systems, LLC computers. Breakthrough Systems, LLC computers have security measures (such as a firewall and monitoring) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Breakthrough Systems, LLC's control. Breakthrough Systems, LLC cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Breakthrough Systems, LLC computers from being illegally accessed.
DISSEMINATION OF INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION
3.1 Transfer to Affiliates or Third-Party Partners. BREAKTHROUGH SYSTEMS, LLC MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO AFFILIATES OR THIRD-PARTIES FOR ANY PURPOSE THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THIS POLICY, AT BREAKTHROUGH SYSTEMS, LLC’S SOLE DISCRETION. Breakthrough Systems, LLC will transfer Individual Information to third-parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders form such third-party while using Breakthrough Systems, LLC websites and to fulfill order requests for products or services provided by Breakthrough Systems, LLC. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may sell or transfer non-personally identifiable information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
3.3 Other. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, regulatory requests and other legal process. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may also disclose or exchange Individual Information with other companies for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Breakthrough Systems, LLC may disclose Individual Information to protect or defend the rights or property of Breakthrough Systems, LLC (including, without limitation, in the event of a transfer of control of the Company or substantially all of its assets) or its websites, its products, or services, or during emergencies when the personal safety of its employees or members of the public are at risk. Breakthrough Systems, LLC websites are located in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or anywhere outside the United States, any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. Your use of our websites means that you consent to such transfers.
3.4 Changes to Individual Information. Breakthrough Systems, LLC provides no process or procedure which you can use to review and/or request changes to personally identifiable information.
PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THIRD PARTY PARTNERS
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web bugs. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, herein referred to as “Advertisers") who place advertisements on their websites and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web bugs, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Breakthrough Systems, LLC does not control Advertisers' use of such technology, and Breakthrough Systems, LLC has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
4.2 Links. The Websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of third party partners. Breakthrough Systems, LLC is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.
5.1 Unsubscribe Procedure. If you wish to discontinue receiving commercial email messages from Breakthrough Systems, LLC, you have these options:
(a) To unsubscribe from Breakthrough Systems, LLC commercial email list, follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by Breakthrough Systems, LLC.
(b) Unsubscribe by sending an email to: email@example.com
6.1 More Information. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.