1. Information About Visitors to the WPS Web Sites
WPS keeps track of the Web sites and pages our visitors view within the WPS Web Sites to enable WPS to determine what sites and services are the most popular. This data can be used to deliver customized content and advertising to Web Services Pros’ customers and other visitors to the WPS Web Sites whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a specific subject area. WPS’ service may automatically gather certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the WPS Web Sites and its pages, and WPS will only use information gathered in this manner in the aggregate to enable WPS to improve and better design the WPS Web Sites.
To facilitate the above, WPS Web sites may use a technology called “cookies” – small files attached to your Web browser – which tell WPS how and when pages in the WPS Web Sites are visited, and by how many people. WPS’ cookies do not collect personally identifiable information and do not combine information collected through cookies with other personally identifiable information, so users remain anonymous. WPS may also provide statistical “ratings” information in the aggregate (and never about individual users personally) to WPS’ partners about how visitors, collectively, use the WPS Web sites.
Some WPS Web Sites may use “cookies” to personalize users’ online experience. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to users’ computers. Cookies are uniquely assigned to individual users, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued such cookies.
Among the primary purposes of cookies is to indicate to WPS’ Web server that a particular user has returned to a specific page and enables WPS’ Web servers to “remember” such users from prior visits – including any preferences such users may have established during such prior visits. This simplifies the process of recording personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, etc. When a visitor returns to the same WPS Web site, the information previously provided can be retrieved, so that such visitor can easily use the WPS Web Sites’ features previously customized.
Users have the ability and the right to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but users may be able to modify their browser settings to decline cookies or purchase third-party programs that provide such functionality. If a user chooses to decline cookies, such a user may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the WPS Web Sites visited.
3. Use of Third Party Advertising
WPS sometimes enter contracts to provide space on the WPS Web Sites to third-party advertisers. WPS will never reveal users’ personal data or data about a user’s specific visits to the WPS Web Sites to such third-party advertisers. WPS reserves the right to provide information to such third-party advertisers about visitors to the WPS Web Sites in the aggregate, absent any personally-identifying information.
4. Information About You
WPS may request specific information about a user when such a user signs up to use a service or orders a product through the WPS Web Sites. WPS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WPS does, however, require specific information to enable provisioning of such service or product, to bill for the same, and to enable WPS to properly credit and maintain users’ accounts. Such information typically includes, but may not be limited to, name, age, Internet address or screen name, billing address, type of computer, phone number, and perhaps a credit card number. WPS reserves the right to use such information to inform users of additional products and services which WPS believes they might be interested in learning about. In the event WPS exercises this right, users can opt not to receive such information by letting WPS know on the registration screen when signing up for the product or service. WPS may ask users to identify their interests to enable WPS to enrich users’ online experience; users may choose to respond or not. Additionally, WPS may offer users an opportunity to be listed in a directory on one of the WPS-branded services; such listings are also optional and users can edit or delete their listing information at their discretion.
WPS takes all reasonable precautions to prevent the correlation of any user-sensitive data, such as race, age, religion, political affiliation, or sexual orientation, with personally identifiable data.
5. Security of Users’ Personal Information
WPS secures users’ personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, and secures their personally identifiable information we receive from them on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Personal information is transmitted to other Web sites through the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypted protection.
6. Third Party Disclosure
WPS does not use or disclose information about users’ individual visits to WPS Web Sites or personal data that they may provide WPS, such as name, address, email address, or telephone number, to any unaffiliated companies. WPS may share with our WPS Web Site partners aggregated rating information about access to and use of WPS Web Sites, however, and WPS may utilize the services of trusted partners to assist in such statistical analysis. All such third parties are prohibited from using users’ personal information except to provide such services to WPS and are required to maintain the confidentiality of users’ information.
WPS never discloses personal information without notice to the owner of such information unless required to do so (i) by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with the law and legal process, (ii) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect the safety of a WPS Web Sites user or other WPS customer or the public generally, or (iii) in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights of WPS, its affiliates and subsidiaries.
7. Children & The Web
WPS does not specifically collect information about minors and believes that minors should get their parents’ consent before giving out any personal or sensitive information whether over the Internet or otherwise. WPS encourages parents to be engaged and proactive participants in their minor’s experience in cyberspace and otherwise, and to review important safety tips before their minor explores the Internet; WPS also encourages minors to consult with their parents before giving out information of any kind about themselves and their families whether on the Internet or otherwise. WPS supports and encourages the use of Web filtering technology to supervise and protect young minors’ access to online information.
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10. Rules of User Conduct
User, by posting information in or otherwise using any WPS-provided service that may be available to the user on or through the WPS Web Sites, agrees not to upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content including, without limitation, text, software code (whether an object, executable or otherwise), images, sounds, or other data or information that:
a. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals, or otherwise violates WPS’ rules or policies;
b. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals based on religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other protected status;
c. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or another proprietary right of any other entity;
d. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
e. contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
f. fraudulently impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of WPS.
User further agrees to refrain from “data mining” or otherwise gathering or collecting (whether through solicitation or otherwise) data or information about or regarding any other user of the WPS Web Sites whether to facilitate the transmission of the unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or otherwise.
11. Copyrighted Materials
The WPS Web Sites contain various types of content including graphics, text, sounds, animated material, design, and layout elements, and other copyrighted and similarly protected content owned or licensed by WPS or its third-party suppliers. Users are not permitted to use this information in any manner or for any purpose other than as expressly authorized herein and in the WPS Web Sites. The policies below relate solely to that content owned by WPS. For information, and permission to use, the content of third-party content rights owners, Users are directed to contact such third-party content rights owners directly.
a. Permission Granted to Users of the WPS Web Sites
(i). Such materials may only be used for personal, noncommercial, and informational purposes. Under no circumstances may they be posted, distributed, or modified; (ii). All copyright and other proprietary notices must be retained in such materials; and (iii). Users may not reproduce, copy, or redistribute the design or layout of the WPS Web Sites, individual elements of such design or layout, nor any trade or service marks or logos without WPS’ prior express written permission.
b. Permission for Commercial Use
Reproduction, copying, or redistribution for any commercial purpose whatsoever of any materials or design elements on the WPS Web Sites is strictly prohibited without WPS’ prior express written permission. WPS reserves the right to grant such permission at its sole discretion upon written request for such permission reasonably detailing (i) what materials or design elements are at issue and their URL addresses, (ii) the nature of the use for which permission is sought, and (iii) the identity and nature of the entity requesting such permission. In addition, all such requests for permission must contain a statement to the effect that, if the permission sought is granted, the requesting entity shall defend and hold harmless WPS from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, that are connected in any way whatsoever with the requesting entity’s use of the materials or design elements for which such permission is granted, and failure to include a statement to such effect shall conclusively disqualify any such request from consideration for the permission sought.
Requests for permission for commercial use should be in writing and directed to WPS at the mailing address above, attention: Legal Department.
c. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
WPS, its affiliates and subsidiaries respect and heed the intellectual property rights of others, and requires its third-party content suppliers and other vendors to do the same. If despite WPS’ best efforts, a user believes any content on the WPS Web Sites to be illegally infringing such user’s intellectual property rights, such user is requested to contact WPS in writing at the mailing address above, attention: Legal Department. Any such notice shall be in writing and shall include (i) a reasonably detailed explanation of what materials or design elements are at issue, their allegedly infringing use, and their URL addresses within the WPS Web Sites, (ii) the location (physical or electronic, and if electronic and network-accessible, the URL) of each alleged protected original of such material or design, (iii) a statement to the effect that there is a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, (iv) a statement by the author of such notice, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in such notice is accurate and that such author is the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf, and (v) the electronic or physical signature of the author of such notice, including such author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address.