Information Collection & Use
In order to use this Web site, you must first
complete the registration form and/or create a user name and password. During
registration you are required to give contact information (such as name and
email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our
site in which you have expressed interest.
You have the option to provide demographic
information (such as income level and gender) to us; we encourage you to submit
this information so we can provide you a more personalized experience on our
registration, you may receive emails from HostedWidgets.com, these may be your
registration information, our newsletter, updated from HostedWidgets.com, among
others. No third party will have access to your email address and/or personal
information gathered from registration, unless permission is granted by you.
See “Communications from the Site” for more information.
HostedWidgets.com is the sole owner of the information collected
on http://www.hostedwidgets.com. HostedWidgets.com collects personally identifiable
information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we
request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form.
You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address)
and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and
to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this
information to contact you.
Surveys or Contests
[From time-to-time] we may provide you the opportunity to
participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will
request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in
these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a
choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information
typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and
demographic information (such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners and award
prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site (in the case of
anonymous information collected in surveys), to send participants an email
We will not share the personally identifiable information
you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give
you prior notice and choice.
If you choose to use our referral service to
tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email
address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him
or her to visit the site. HostedWidgets.com
does not store this information.
Uses of Information
The information collected by HostedWidgets.com is used to keep track
of individuals. Email address, URL, and website names are used to avoid
duplicate users. Usernames, passwords and user personal names are used to
differentiate accounts and provide secure access to our services. None of the
information collected is given to a third party unless the user grants
permission to do so.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and
We will occasionally send you information on products,
services, special deals, promotions. You are signed up for these emails from us
upon registration page.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not
to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out.”
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use
your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for
your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on
rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is
temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications,
which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you
have the option to deactivate your account.
Based upon the personally identifiable information you
provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and
password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to
provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will
communicate with you by email.
We store information
that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party
sources to create a “profile” of your preferences. We do not tie your
personally identifiable information, or your purchasing history, to information
in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and
to improve the content of the site for you.
We do not share your
profile with other third parties.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user
base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify
We do not link aggregate user data with personally
Personally identifiable information:
We DO NOT Share Personally
Identifiable Information with Third Parties
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a
credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These
companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information
for any other purposes.
We use other third parties to provide a payment gateway on
These third parties request personally identifiable
information for their registration purpose.
Other Third Parties
HostedWidgets.com uses PayPal
as a payment gateway for services that require it, they collect user information
in their own way. HostedWidgets.com does not pass on user information directly to
HostedWidgets.com uses Google
Adsense as a form of advertisement, they may acquire non user identifiable
information via their banners as well as set cookies. For more information on
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
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your
personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for
this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not
wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your
preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and
promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the
instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at
You will be notified when your personal information is
collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can
make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain
information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes
internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP),
referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify
individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’
movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user
base as a whole.
We do not link this automatically-collected data
to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s
some of the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable
information you submit while on our site.
We use both session ID cookies and/or persistent cookies.
We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session
ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on
your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent
cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you
don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to
track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your
ability to use some areas of our site, such as contests or surveys, will be
Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use
cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. See
“Third Party Advertisers.”
the “Third Party Advertisers” section.]
Clear Gifs (Web
We employ or our third party
advertising partner employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web
Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing
us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique
identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online
movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s
computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are
about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the
information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable
We use clear gifs in our
HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients.
This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the
effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these
emails, please see “Choice and Opt-out.”
Third Party Advertisers
The ads appearing on this Web
site are delivered to users by Google Adsense and other advertising partners.
We share Web site usage information about users with a reputable third party
Google Adsense for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements
on this site.
For more information about our
third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you
regarding this anonymous information, please
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not
owned or controlled by HostedWidgets.com. Please be aware that we, HostedWidgets.com, are
not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to
read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally
This privacy statement applies only to information
collected by this Web site.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you
should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there
can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be
used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the
personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Access to Personally Identifiable
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if
you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate
it by making the change on our member information page.
The security of your
personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration
or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology
We follow generally
accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us,
both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over
the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.
Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your
personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any
questions about security on our Web site, you can send an email to us at
In the event HostedWidgets.com
goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another
company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable
information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified
via email. of any such change in ownership or control of your personal
Changes in this
will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, 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. If we make material
changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a
notice on our home page.
If you have any questions or