AdvisU's Privacy Statement
We at AdvisU honor and respect your privacy and take Internet privacy as a very seriously matter.
By acknowledging the AdvisU Terms of Service, you agree to the utilization and publishing of personal information that you furnish to us as stated in this Privacy Statement. As AdvisU advances and enriches its services, we may adjust the Privacy Statement, and it is your responsibility to check here for updates frequently.
This document stipulate the following:
- What personal information of yours or third party personally identification is gathered from you via the web site
- The organization gathering the information
- How the information is utilized
- With whom the information may be shared
- What options are accessible to you in association with collection, utilization and distribution of the information
- The type of policy and procedures that are for the protection of the loss, misapplication or adjustment of information under AdvisU control
- How you are able to revise any incorrectnesses in the information.
AdvisU Inc. is the exclusive owner of the information gathered on this site. We are not going to sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is stated in this agreement.
AdvisU gathers information from our members at a number of different points on our website.
To utilize this website, both AdvisU Clients and AdvisU Experts are required to first fill in the registration form correctly. Throughout registration we ask users to provide their contact information, including name and email address. This information is collected for the purpose of contacting the user regarding the services on our site for which they have indicated interest, and is also utilized as the user's sign in information. Users are able to decide if to provide further personalized information (such as experience and qualifications) and unique identifiers (such as a screen name) or not, but if you provide those mentioned above, we are able to furnish a more personalized experience on our site. Throughout the Registration process, you have the choice to "opt-out" of receiving AdvisU newsletters and promotions.
AdvisU hosts its own site (www.AdvisU.com). Any queries regarding collection of information via the AdvisU service should be turned to service@AdvisU.com.
Services Through the Site
You furnish us with information throughout the process of utilizing the AdvisU service. We categorize users of our service into two kinds, Clients and Experts (you are able to signup as both a Client and an Expert). Clients are required to provide financial information including a credit card number and expiration date so as to pay for and use the AdvisU service. Experts are required to provide contact information, including name and mailing address, so as to receive their payment from AdvisU. The information we gather from both Clients and Experts is to offer users the most excellent possible AdvisU service. If we have problem accommodating that service, we may use contact information to reach the user.
Client-Expert Communication Using the AdvisU Service
The aim of AdvisU is to let registered AdvisU Experts to furnish Clients with services that the Clients look for. Experts and Members are able to arrange and conclude a deal for a service utilizing the AdvisU site. Certain communications may be recorded and kept by AdvisU. AdvisU does not filter or edit the content of communications between Clients and Experts. Such communications are personal and private unless both parties consent to further distribution, for instance by posting questions or services on the Public Board (described later). Information that is shared between the Client and the Expert throughout either the arrangement phase of their relationship or throughout the actual relaying of service is kept fully confidential, and no other users of AdvisU can access this information.
Publicly Accessible Information
AdvisU makes a Public Board accessible to its signed up users. The Public Board lets Clients to post queries or service requests and any Experts are able to view such posts. Clients are able to post requests under anonymity if they want. They also determine the length of time they want to have their queries kept "in view" on the public board. All postings, descriptions, etc., are open to registered Clients and Experts until a Client conclude a personal deal with an Expert, after the Expert has answered the public question with an initial offer and the Client responds to the Expert. All subsequent communications between the Client and Expert, including both the negotiation phase and the actual relaying of service, are kept confidential. AdvisU deliberately signify to its users which communications are open to all registered users and those that are viewable to a specific, individual user only.
A cookie is a piece of data kept on the user's hard drive with information about the user. Application of a cookie is none of the time linked to any personal information whilst on our site. Once the user shuts their browser, the cookie will be concluded. For example, by establishing a cookie on our site, there would be no need for user to sign in his/ her email and password more than once, thus saving time whilst on our site. If a user does not accept the cookie, he/she is able to still utilize our site. The only disadvantage of this is that the user is going to need to sign in each time he/she visits the site. Cookies give us the opportunity to follow and target the interests of our users to improve the experience on our site.
We utilize IP addresses to dissect streams, manage the site, follow user's action, and gather broad demographic information for total use. IP addresses are also connected to personal information so as to improve the user's experience when utilizing our site. We may also keep any emails, letters, or other correspondence between you and AdvisU to boost quality control and the most excellent possible service, although we have no accountability to do so.
Use of Information Available Through AdvisU
To make sure that both Clients and Experts are with the top-notch service possible on our site, and to bring forward communication amongst Clients and Experts, AdvisU offers email addresses to Clients and Experts only under certain situations, including but not limited to participants involved in disputed and unpaid transactions. By reading AdvisU's Terms of Service and accepting AdvisU's Legal Agreement, signed up users of AdvisU consent to utilize the Public Board area and all communication systems offered by AdvisU exclusively for interaction in association with AdvisU services and their contribution. Signed up users are not allowed to utilize information gathered via a AdvisU transaction to denigrate, affront, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise breach the legal and civil rights of any other registered user. Signed up users are not allowed to use information gathered via a AdvisU transaction to sell any merchandises or services for any commercial purpose outside the scope of the AdvisU service. Email addresses and personal information may not be utilized to forward surveys contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters, or to post the same message in a repetitive manner (a practice referred to as "spamming"). AdvisU may end the capability of any Client or Expert to use the AdvisU service.
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We at this point do not share total demographic information with our associates and advertisers, but we can and there is a chance that we are going to do so in the future. This is not going to be linked to any individual information that can recognize any individual person. We utilize a credit card processing company to bill users for use of the AdvisU service. These companies do not keep, contribute, store or use individual information for any additional purposes. We hold the right to aligned with another party to offer particular services. When the user signs up for these services, we are going to share names, or other contact details that is essential for the third party to furnish these services. These parties do not have any right to use individual information unless the purpose was to exclusively offer these services.
Our Partners and Links to Other Sites
AdvisU keeps sites for some of its associates. All sites are kept on AdvisU servers, and all individual data is filed exclusively by AdvisU. We do enscroll the Partner web site from which a visitor has linked to AdvisU. If a visitor signs up to become a Client and/or an Expert, AdvisU may track the partner's name, so as to extend the relationships AdvisU holds with its partners. This web site includes links to other sites, for instance to download software that enhances the user's AdvisU experience. You must be aware that AdvisU is not accountable for the privacy practices of such other sites. We urge our users to be aware when they leave our site and to go over thoroughly the privacy statements of each and every web site that gathers individual information. This privacy statement is applicable exclusively to information gathered by this Web site.
If a user decide to utilize our referral service for introducing our site to a friend, we request them to provide us with the friend's name and email address. AdvisU is going to automatically send the friend a one-time email in order to welcome them to visit the site. AdvisU keeps this information for the exclusive purpose of sending this one-time email. If the friend wishes to remove this information from their database, he/she can do so by contacting AdvisU at service@AdvisU.com.
Security We Provide
This website takes precautionary measures to guard our users' information. When our registration form requests users to provide private information (such as a credit card number), that information is ciphered. We utilize the industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption and firewalls to protect against loss, misapplication, and adjustment of any individual data under our control. Whilst on a secure page including our registration form, there is a "locked" icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer. If you are not clear regarding the security matters at our website, you are able to send an email to service@AdvisU.com.
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user's individual information, including a mailing address, alterations, or if a user no longer wishes to use our service, we are going to endeavor to provide a way to adjust, update or remove that user's individual data furnished to us. This can normally be carried out at the "My Account" page, the user's personal zone within AdvisU, or by emailing our Customer Support at service@AdvisU.com.
Our users have the ability to 'opt-out' of having their information utilization for reasons not directly associated to our site at the point where we request the user to send information. Our registration form contains an 'opt-out' system to let the user remove from newsletters, promotions, etc., and signed up users are able to at all times decide to 'opt-out' by after the relevant procedures from within "My AdvisU", their personal zone within AdvisU. Users of our site are going to at all times be informed when their information is being gathered by any outside parties. We follow this step so our users are able to make an informed choice as to whether they should advance with services that need an outside party, or not.
AdvisU abide by the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as stated by the U.S. Department of Commerce on the collection, utilization, and retainment of individual information from European Union member countries. The company has authenticated that it accedes to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. For any further information on the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
If you feel that you need to be more clear about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with AdvisU, please click on the "Contact us" link on the button of any AdvisU page to contact us.