Effective Date: April 12, 2005
TurboUSA’s commitment to Privacy
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 privacy statement covers the site www.turbousa.com.
Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to our users’ privacy,
we have agreed to disclose our privacy practice.
If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact TurboUSA
by email or telephone.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the TurboUSA website.
The types of personal information collected
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. In this circumstance,
the types of personal information collected
The Way We Use
We use the information you provide about yourself
only to complete your request, fulfill our service to you, send elected communications,
provide customer support and authenticate referrals for our Referral program. We
do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary
to complete that order or as required by law. Though we may use a credit card
processing company to bill users
for goods and services, these companies do not retain,
share, store or use personally identifiable
information for any secondary purposes. 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. We use non-identifying and aggregate information
to better design our website and to share with advertisers.
For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain
area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our
registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify
those individuals. 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.
Communications From TurboUSA
We periodically distribute a user newsletter to all of our users.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement.
For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send
an email. Generally, users
may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account.
However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
We communicate with users
on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating
to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users’ wishes.
Forums and Chats
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal
information online - for example on classifieds, message boards, chats or through
e-mail - that information can be collected and used by others.
In short, by posting personal information
online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other
parties in return.
Cookies and Log Files
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user s computer tied to information about
the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally
identifiable information while on our site. We use persistent
cookies. A persistent cookie is
a small text file stored on the user s hard drive for an extended period of time.
Persistent cookies can be removed by
purposes to determine how users
arrive at our site.
reject the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this
is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site.
Like most standard Web site servers
we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser
type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time
stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s
movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate
use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally
Our Commitment To Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use
of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial
procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Commitment To Children's Privacy:
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 actually know
are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your
You can access all your personally identifiable
information that we collect online and maintain by contacting customer service by
email or telephone. We use this procedure
to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors
in your personally identifiable information
by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy
and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before
granting access or making corrections.
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these
privacy policies, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of Changes
statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances,
if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy
policy under which the information was collected.
If, however, we are going to use users’
personally identifiable information in
a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users
by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.