Privacy Policy

 

Torina Collis
13240 Star Gazer Place

Waldorf, MD 20601

240-508-5492

The  last update to our Privacy Policy was posted on May 11, 2020.  This  document governs the privacy policy of our Website, www.asktorina.com.   Any capitalized terms not defined herein will have the same meaning as  where they are defined elsewhere on our Website.

Definitions

"Non-Personal  Information" (NPI) is information that is in no way personally  identifiable and that is obtained automatically when you access our  Website with a web browser.

"Personally Identifiable Information"  (PII) is non-public information that is personally identifiable to you  and obtained for us to provide you with a product or service.  PII may  include information such as your name, address, phone number, credit  card information, and other related information that you provide to us.



Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Our  Privacy Policy tells you what PII we may collect from you, how we may  share your PII, and how you can limit our sharing of your PII.

Torina  Collis is committed to the security and privacy of all our customers.   We take your privacy seriously, and we will work with you to ensure that  you have an enjoyable online experience.

Torina  Collis and our affiliates respect your privacy and  recognize the need for appropriate protection and management of your PII  you share with us.



Links to Other Websites

Our  Website may contain links to other websites.  You understand that these  websites are not under our control and are not subject to our Privacy  Policy.  These websites will likely have their own privacy policies.  We  have no responsibility for these websites and provide links to these  websites solely for your convenience. 

You acknowledge that  your use and access of these websites is solely at your own risk.  It is  your responsibility to check the privacy policies of these websites to  see how they treat your personal information.



Information We Collect

Generally,  you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when  using our Website.  As a visitor to our Website, you can browse our  Website to find out more about us.  You are not required to provide us  with any PII as a Visitor.

However, if you register as  a Member to use our Website, you must provide PII in order for us to  provide you with various features and/or functionality from our  Website.   As a Member, we collect your PII in the following ways:

At Member Registration

When you register for membership, we collect your name and email address. 

Online Forms

There may be online forms used in our Website.  The information you enter into these online forms may contain PII. 

OPTIONAL: Premium Features

Our  Website may offer premium features for which you must pay to use.  If  we were to charge you for the use of these premium features, we would  need to collect payment source information (i.e. credit card) to bill  you for using such premium features.



Computer Information Collected

When  you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer  information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with  our Website.  Such information is typically considered NPI.  We may also  collect any of the following:

Cookies

Our Website uses  “Cookies.” A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or  mobile device by your web browser.  We use Cookies to identify the areas  of our Website that you have visited.  We may also use Cookies to  identify you as a Member so that you can access various parts or  features of our Website.  Finally, we may use Cookies to personalize the  Content that you see on our Website.  Most web browsers can be set to  disable the use of Cookies.  However, if you disable Cookies, you may  not be able to access features on our Website correctly or at all.  We  never place PII in Cookies.



Web Beacons

We may also use a  technology called, web beacons, to collect general information about  your use of our Website and your use of special promotions or  newsletters. The information we collect by Web Beacons allows us to  statistically monitor the number of people that open our emails.  Our  Web Beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our Website.   We do not link NPI from Web Beacons to PII without your permission.



Automatic Information

We  automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile  device.  This information includes the name of the website from which  you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to  which you’re headed when you leave our website.  This information also  includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to  access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser  type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system.  We use all  of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve  our Website.



How Information is Used

We use the information we receive from you as follows:

Providing and Improving Our Website

We  may use the PII you provide to us along with any computer information  we receive to provide our Website to you as well as to make improvements  to it.



Communications and Email Alerts

When we  communicate with you about our Website, we will use the email address  you provided when registering as a Member.  We may also send you Website  alerts regarding your use of our Website.  Finally, we may also send  you emails with promotional information about our Website or offers from  us or our affiliates, unless you have opted out of receiving such  information.  You can change contact preferences at any time through  your account.  While you can opt-out of promotional messages, you cannot  opt-out of receiving Website alerts.



Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties

We  do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your PII to third parties for  marketing purposes.  However, we may use your Non Personal Information  for data aggregation purposes which might be sold to other parties at  our discretion.  Any such data aggregation would not contain any of your  PII.  We may provide your PII to affiliates that provide services with  regards to our Website (i.e. payment processors, webhosting companies,  etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to  provide the respective Websites and will be bound by confidentiality  agreements limiting the use of such information.  



Community Discussion Boards

Our  Website may offer the capability for Users to communicate with each  other through online Community Discussion Boards.  We do not filter or  monitor what is posted on such discussion boards.  If you chose to post  on these discussion boards, you should use care when exposing any PII as  such information is not protected by our Privacy Policy nor are we  liable should you choose to disclose PII through such postings.



Legally Required Releases of Information

We  may be legally required to disclose your PII, if such disclosure is (a)  required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to  assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c)  necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal  Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from  third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary  to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety  of our company, our Users, employees, and affiliates.



Disclosures to Succ


essors

If  our business is acquired or merges, in whole or in part, with another  business that would become responsible for providing the Website to you,  we retain the right to transfer your PII to the new business.  The new  business would retain the right to use your PII according to the terms  of this Privacy Policy as well as to any changes to this Privacy Policy  as instituted by the new business.

Protecting the Privacy Rights of Third Parties

We  believe in everyone’s right to privacy.  If any postings you make to  our Website contain information about third parties, you need to make  sure you have permission to include them in your posting.  While we are  not legally liable for the actions of our Users, we will remove any  postings for which we are notified that such postings violate the  privacy rights of others.

Changing Your Information

You  may change your PII at any time using facilities found on our Website.   If you need assistance with updating your PII or removing yourself from  our mailing lists, just send us an email with your request or contact  us using the Contact us information found on our Website.

Opting Out of Sharing Information

You  can always opt out of future unaffiliated third-party disclosures of  your information.  Such opt-out will not affect disclosures otherwise  permitted by law including but not limited to: (i) disclosures to  affiliates, (ii) disclosures to third-party service providers who  provide certain services for our business, such as credit card  processing, computer system services, shipping, data management, or  promotional services, (iii) disclosures to third parties as necessary to  fulfill your requests, (iv) disclosures to governmental agencies or law  enforcement departments or otherwise required to be made under  applicable law, (v) previously completed disclosures to third parties,  or (vi) disclosures to third parties in connection with subsequent  contests or promotions you may choose to enter, or third-party offers  you may choose to accept.

“California Do Not Track” Settings

Some  web browsers have settings that enable you to request that our Website  does not track your movement within our Website.  Our Website does  NOT  obey such settings when transmitted to and detected by our Website.    However, this does not change our compliance in any other way with our  Privacy Policy.

Change and Turn off tracking features in your browser. You can turn off tracking features and other security settings in your browser by visiting the following links:

For Internet Explorer visit: http://goo.gl/0taI7I

For Mozilla Firefox visit: http://goo.gl/IKxt9l

For Google Chrome visit: http://goo.gl/NQIkqE

For Safari visit: http://goo.gl/7XCOzL

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. Google  provides a free add-on to most major browsers that you can install to  prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.  Visit the following link to download the free Google Opt-out Add-on  Tool: http://goo.gl/Ls82zv

Protecting Your Child’s Privacy

We  follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Even  though our Website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 18  (child), we realize that a child may attempt to access our Website.  We  do not knowingly collect PII from a child.  If you are a parent or  guardian and believe your child is using our Website, please contact  us.  We may ask for proof of identification before we remove any  information to prevent malicious removal of account information.  If we  discover on our own that a child is accessing our Website, we will  delete the information as soon as we discover it, we will not use the  information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to  third parties.  You acknowledge that we do not verify the age of our  users nor do we have any liability to do so.  If you are a child, please  seek the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing our  Website. 

Our Email Policy

We comply with  the federal CAN-SPAM Act.  You can always opt out of receipt of further  email correspondence from us or our affiliates.  We will not sell, rent,  or trade your email address to any unaffiliated third-party without  your permission except in the sale or transfer of our business.

Our Security Policy

We  have taken steps to build our Website using sophisticated encryption  and authentication tools to protect the security of your PII.   When we  collect your PII through our Website, we will encrypt your PII before it  travels over the Internet using industry standards as establishing for  conducting secure online transactions.  We also use industry standard  technologies such as secure routers and fire walls to make sure that  your PII is safe.  Unfortunately, we cannot fully guarantee secure data  transmission over the Internet because of its nature. 

Once we  receive your PII, we have industry standard security measures in place  to protect against the loss or misuse of your PII, though again, we  cannot fully guarantee against such loss or misuse.  We strongly urge  you to protect any password you may have for our Website and not share  it with anyone.  You should always log out of our Website when you are  done using it, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone  else or are using a computer in a public place.

Use of Credit Cards

You  may have to provide a credit card to buy products and services from our  Website.  We use third-party billing services and HAVE NO CONTROL over  these services.  We use our commercially reasonable efforts to make sure  that your credit card number is kept STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL by using  only third-party billing services that use industry-standard encryption  technology to protect your credit card number from unauthorized use.   However, you understand and agree that we are in no way responsible for  any misuse of your credit card number.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

As  necessary to address changes in laws or our business practices, we may  modify our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to address these  changes.  We will typically notify users by some message on our Website  home page that our Privacy Policy has changed.  We will also change the  "Last Updated" date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.  Any  changes we make to our Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last  Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.  We encourage you  to review our Privacy Policy periodically to make sure you still agree  with it.

Questions about Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us using the Contact us information found on our Website.

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