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Privacy Policy

Last Updated June 03, 2015

Identit-e, LLC is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all visitors to www.identit-e.com (the "Web site"). We have posted this Privacy Policy to help you understand what information we are gathering and how we will use it. We believe your personal privacy on the Internet is a fundamental right, and we are committed to clear, open and accessible privacy policies.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy "we", "our" and "us" refers to Identit-e, LLC and any reference to "you" or "your" means you, the User.

You should be aware that this Privacy Policy only applies to the Web site identit-e.com and not to other Web sites that we provide links to.

We hope that you feel our Privacy Policy explains clearly how we gather and use any data we may collect from you on our Web site. We have used our best efforts to compose a policy that is fair, respectful and protects your privacy online. Your feedback is important to us. Please email any questions, comments or suggestions to privacy@identit-e.com.

Identit-e is a member of the VeraSafe Website Privacy Program, which means that VeraSafe has assessed Identit-e’s data governance for compliance with the VeraSafe Website Privacy Program Certification Criteria. The certification criteria require that participants maintain a high standard for data privacy and implement specific best practices pertaining to notice, choice, access, data integrity, security, and third party information sharing.  

VeraSafe helps businesses protect the security and privacy of your personal information. However, if a privacy complaint or dispute cannot be resolved through Identit-e’s internal process, Identit-e has agreed to participate in the VeraSafe EU Safe Harbor Dispute Resolution Procedure for U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor disputes. To file a complaint with the procedure, please submit the required information to VeraSafe here: https://www.verasafe.com/dispute-submission.

Identit-e, LLC complies with the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Identit-e, LLC has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Identit-e, LLC certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/. We will respond to your request to access, modify, or delete your personally identifiable information within 30 days.

1. Information that we collect from you
You may be able to visit parts of this Web site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. In order to visit other parts of this Web site we may need to collect Personally Identifiable Information in order for you to verify your eligibility to obtain access to discounted products, related promotions or information that you request. We may collect information from you through the use of online forms, through web analytics software, and through email, telephone, fax and mail correspondence which we have with you. The information collected from you may include but is not limited to:

  • Your name, address, email address, and birth date
  • Information verifying your status, which may be provided to us in the form of school ID cards, report cards, transcripts, tuition bills, paycheck stubs, and similar verification documents. These documents will often contain additional information about you, including your grades, area of study, financial status, student status, and other associated information

2. Opt-In and Opt-Out 
This Web site requires users to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information (such as listed above) in order to provide the user with eligibility verification services. The Web site requires users to actively select whether they choose to give us permission to share any Personally Identifiable Information with the product or service provider, and whether the user wishes to receive promotional communications from the product or service provider. The product or service provider may with your consent offer you the opportunity to receive email updates and announcements concerning our services, special promotions and product information. Information that you have provided to us may be used to facilitate those communications if you have given permission for this type of sharing with third parties. You must have a valid product code to initiate the verification process and view consent options. You may change the consent option you choose by contacting Customer Service.

You will find that it is not compulsory to provide us with any additional information we request which is not necessary or reasonable in order to provide you with the services you have requested. Furthermore, please note that our policy is not to ask for some types of personal data—that is, data relating to race or ethnic origin, political opinion, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual orientation, or criminal records. We recommend that you do not provide such information to us. If you choose to do so for any reason, this will mean that you have given (and we accept) your explicit consent for us to use that information for the reasons described in this policy, or as explained at the time you provide the information.

Identit-e, LLC provides "Partnership" Web sites, which offer entities a business right to access and use Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Licensee's Web site.

  • Identit-e, LLC Web sites provide authorization services for purchasers of Partners' products or services.
  • Personally Identifiable Information will be shared with the Partner that provides the product or service for which authorization is requested and that partner will receive information related to that authorization request.
  • The Opt-In and Opt-Out consent rights and process described above apply to Identit-e, LLC and its Partners alike.

3. Use of information collected
Personally Identifiable Information that we collect is used to determine your eligibility to use products or services.

In addition, we may track your domain name or IP address to assist our efforts to gather and track Personally Identifiable Information. IP address is a globally unique identifier of your computer. Multiple users of the same computer will share the same IP address. 

Domain name information that we collect is not otherwise used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits.

When Personally Identifiable Information, such as your name and email address, is collected from you with your consent (for example, through the use of on-line forms or via email, etc.) we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use that personal information. We may use the personal information you provide or which we collect via this Web site for the purposes of:

  • providing validation codes that you have requested from us;
  • responding to your inquiries or to process your requests in relation to your information;
  • providing and personalizing our services generally;
  • carrying out market research campaigns or surveys (always voluntary);
  • maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource;
  • making the Web site easier for you to use and providing you with access to all parts of the Web site;
  • helping you to quickly find services and information on the Web site; and
  • where necessary, crime prevention and prosecution of offenders.

Except with your permission or as provided herein, Identit-e, LLC will not sell, trade or rent personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties. We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on our behalf, such as hosting our Web site, maintaining, enhancing, or adding to the functionality of our Web site, operating our Web site’s features, tracking web analytics data, or performing other administrative services. We may share your PII with these third party vendors solely to enable them to perform the services for us. In providing such information, we require that those third party vendors maintain at least the same level of confidentiality that we maintain for such information.  

With your consent, Partner product or service providers may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the Web site.

Without your permission we may also use and disclose non-personally identifiable information in aggregate for marketing and strategic development purposes or use and analyze the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve or develop our business.

By using the Web site you consent to us using your personal information for the purposes described above.

Legal Disclaimer
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 Web site.

4. Cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on this Web site. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our Web site.

We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our Web site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.

We also use persistent cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time.

If you reject cookies, you may still use our Web site, but your ability to use some areas of our Web site, such as contests or surveys, will be limited.

5. Business Transitions
If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. We will provide you with appropriate notice before such a transition occurs.

6. Other Web sites Not Covered
The Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Identit-e, LLC does not control, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Please check with those Web sites to determine their privacy policies.

7. Children's Privacy Policy
The Web site may provide product or service authorization codes to children under the age of 13 but it never collects Personally Identifiable Information from them. We collect date of birth from all users and if a user indicates they are under 13 we will only authenticate their product code and give them on the site their authorization code. We do not collect more information from children than what is necessary to fulfill the child's request.

8. Data retention, security of information collected, internet based transfers and disclaimer
The Web site uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to transmit all information between our Web site and your browser or between your browser and our Web site. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as required by law and employ strict physical, electronic and administrative security measures to protect our information from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, and damage both on-line and off-line.

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore by browsing this Web site and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way.

Whereas Identit-e, LLC employs reasonable measures to protect against viruses and other harmful components, the nature of the internet is such that it is impossible to ensure that your access to the Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that this Web site, its servers or emails which may be sent by us, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

9. Access
If your personally identifiable information changes or is incorrect, you may update it by emailing contacting Customer Support. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days.

10. Contact Us
If you have any questions about this policy, the practices of the Identit-e, LLC Web site or our services, or your dealings with this Web site, please email privacy@identit-e.com or contact us using the details provided on the Contact Us page. We welcome your questions and any suggestions you may have about our privacy policy.

Identit-e, LLC
2402 Advance Road
Madison, WI 53718 USA

11. Changes to this Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. 

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