SIP collects personal information about you that is provided by you either directly to SIP, or to one or more of SIP’s service providers and/or strategic partners (“Site Partner”) that work with SIP to provide information, products, and/or services to you. Such personal information may include your name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address(es), and/or other information that can identify you as a specific individual. SIP is committed to maintaining the security of your personal information (data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single individual) obtained through this site. To that end, SIP takes precautions including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For example, SIP’s systems are configured with data encryption technologies and firewalls. When you send your personal information to SIP over the Internet, or if SIP sends such information to service providers over the Internet, your data is protected by 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure safe transmission.
SIP collects personal information from you when you: (i) become authorized to use this site through a Site Partner; (ii) purchase a product or service from SIP or a Site Partner; (iii) request further information regarding a product or service offered by SIP.
SIP needs to collect and use your personal information in order to: (i) facilitate your orders for services or products; (ii) send you notifications regarding services, products, or information requested; (iii) promote the services of SIP’s Site Partners; (iv) respond to your questions or suggestions; and/or (v) improve the quality of this site.
(i) Facilitating Your Ordering of Products and Services. SIP will use your personal information both to facilitate, confirm, and/or process your order of a particular product or service, as well as to assist with the processing of your orders of other products and services in the future. In addition, information collected from you when you order products or services is used, if applicable, to process the billing and payment for these services through your credit card or automatic deduction (electronic funds transfer) account. If you set up a revolving billing and payment account with any of SIP’s Site Partners, these ongoing charges to your credit card or automatic deduction account will be billed and collected directly by that particular Site Partner (i.e. service provider).
(ii) Notifications. For those Site Partners that you opt to do business with, they may use your e-mail address or telephone number to contact you in order to confirm or arrange service appointments, answer questions, provide requested information, or to resolve outstanding issues pertinent to the delivery of products or services ordered by you. Likewise, SIP and its Site Partners may use your e-mail address or other contact information to send you notifications about new features, products, services, specials, service providers, promotions or other opportunities available through this site, or to confirm or improve customer service. At all times, you will have the opportunity upon the receipt of such promotional e-mails (which do not pertain directly to the status of any of your orders) to unsubscribe from receiving such promotional e-mails in the future.
(iii) Promote the Services of Site Partners. SIP will not share your personal information in ways other than those disclosed in this privacy statement unless you specifically elect to make such information available to third parties. You can do this by checking the applicable opt in box(es) located on this site. Keep in mind that even if you check such boxes, your opt in elections do not in any way require SIP to share your personal information with anyone. Your election simply gives SIP your permission to do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is up to you to remember that at all times, while SIP aims to work with reputable service providers to offer this site’s users a variety of products and services offered by SIP’s Site Partners, it remains true that all such services and products offered through this site are provided by third parties that are not under the control of SIP. When choosing to purchase products or services from any service provider (i.e. Site Partner), you must remember that you will be transacting business directly with that Site Partner. The information provided by you and collected by such a service provider will be similar to information that you would provide if you purchased the particular product or service by telephone or in person.
(iv) Respond to Questions/Suggestions. In the event that you submit a question or suggestion to this site, or request assistance in using or accessing this site, SIP will use your e-mail address or telephone number to do so.
(v) Improve the Website. SIP may collect certain information about your computer (i.e. IP address, operating system and Web browser software) for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of this sites content and traffic. This data allows SIP improve the quality of the website, and may serve to improve your experience on the site the next time you visit. Information about you and your use of this site may be collected and grouped with other information collected on this site or other sites or otherwise used in ways that do not personally identify you or constitute personal information. SIP reserves the right to use this type of aggregated or statistical information as SIP deems appropriate, and your use of this site constitutes your acknowledgment and agreement for such use.
As was mentioned above, SIP may collect your credit card information when doing so is necessary to set up the billing for the services and products that you purchase. If you use automatic deduction (electronic funds transfer and/or ACH) to purchase services or products, SIP will collect account information necessary to set up the billing and payment for the services and products that you purchase. Likewise, when you order a product or service from a Site Partner, SIP may provide your personal information, including credit card or electronic funds information, to the Site Partner from whom you elected to purchase a product or service. You acknowledge and agree that when you purchase a product or service, you are contracting directly with the applicable service provider offering the purchased product or service. SIP may provide the forum for, or actually facilitate the sale and/or processing of your orders, but the applicable service provider will be responsible for the fulfillment, delivery, billing, customer service, warranty and support of its own products and services.
By visiting this site third-party companies may place cookies for targeted advertising purposes. Third-party companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visit to this web site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. This data may also be used by third parties to target advertising on other sites based on internet activity. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising by those third parties that are members of self-regulatory programs such as the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit the NAI’s website which will allow you to opt out of Interest-Based Advertising by one, or all, NAI members. NAI opt out click here – http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices
This site may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by SIP. Therefore, your use of this site constitutes your acknowledgment that SIP is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites, or for those other sites’ use of your personal information. For your own protection, SIP encourages you to be aware when you leave this site (to complete surveys or click on advertisements that direct you to other websites) and to read the privacy statements of each and every other website that collects your personal information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.
If required by law, or in the interests of national security or other issues of public importance, and if SIP reasonably determines that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate, SIP may disclose information you have provided in connection with your use of this site or the purchase of products and services.