What Information Do We Collect?
Cookies and Usage Reports
By placing a small file known as a “cookie” on your computer (or other device), our, and our third party service providers’, servers passively gather information about all visitors’ use of the System for several reasons, including, but not limited to, the following: statistics collection and analysis, System optimization, analytics (as described below) and market research. The information that we and our third party service providers track with cookies includes, but is not limited to, the type of browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) and Internet-connected device being used to access the System, your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, your home domain or Internet service provider, your referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to visiting the System), how you were directed to the System, which specific pages you access on the System, how long you view each page, the time and date you access our System and the total number of visitors to the System and any portions thereof. We use your IP address to determine the general physical location of your computer or device and understand from what geographic locations our System visitors come.
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly or more slowly.
Some of the areas of the System may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow Poolwerx, and its third party providers or affiliates, to count and track users who have visited certain portions of the System. Web beacons collect only limited information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. Web beacons do not collect any of your personal information.
How Can I Opt-Out of Promotional Correspondence?
We may send you emails with promotional offers only if you opt-in to receiving such emails. If you would no longer like to receive emailed special offer information, sales notifications or other promotional messages from us, please click the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us and follow the instructions. Your email address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
Online Account Management
If you elect to subscribe to any online services provided via the System, if such Services are available, you will be required to submit personal information (including some Collected Information) for the purpose of providing services, and verifying your identity and your authority to manage the account. This Collected Information will be used exclusively by Poolwerx, our agents, suppliers and third-party service providers for internal use and to respond to your service requests.
How Do We Use The Information That We Collect?
With Whom Do We Share Information That We Collect?
We do not sell, rent, or lease our user lists or the identity of individual users to third parties. However, Poolwerx may use and disclose certain aggregated, anonymized information, such as System usage data, to our affiliates, subsidiaries, or trusted business partners. Such information may also be shared with other users or the general public for advertising, informational, or comparison purposes. However, such information shall not be personally identifiable to any user.
We may also disclose Collected Information if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose information. We may also use and disclose Collected Information to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce any policies applicable to the System, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.
As Poolwerx grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets.
What Choices Do You Have?
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with Poolwerx and its representatives through or in connection with the System, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Note, however, that if you don’t provide certain requested information, it may prevent us from providing certain Services to you and could also prevent you from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly. Any promotional email we send to you will contain a link which will allow you to opt out of receiving any further correspondence. If you have created an online account, you may have the ability to change your correspondence preferences by logging into your account and selecting your preferences.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?
Social Media Platforms and Websites
The System (including all Websites, Mobile Applications, and Services included therein) is intended for a general audience and is not intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the System. Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions to entrants who are at least 18 years of age.
Special Policy for Job or Franchise Applicants
Any Collected Information that you provide to Poolwerx when applying for a career position or franchise opportunity with Poolwerx will be used solely to consider and act upon your application or respond to your queries regarding job placement or franchise opportunities. Poolwerx may retain your Collected Information for a period of time, but only for as long as necessary for such purposes or as otherwise required or permitted by law. Poolwerx may disclose your Personal Information to its agents and/or affiliates for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position you applied for, for other available positions or as otherwise required by law. Poolwerx may also disclose your Collected Information to third parties hired by Poolwerx to collect, maintain, and analyze candidates for career positions or franchise opportunities, or as otherwise required by law.