This Security and Privacy Statement, together with the LibertyID for Small Business Terms & Conditions posted on our Website set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.
Ascente Business Consulting, LLC DBA LibertyID (“LibertyID”), DBA LibertyID for Small Business (“LISB”), keeps this Security and Privacy Statement posted on our Website and you should review it frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Security and Privacy Statement. WHEN YOU ACCESS OUR WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS OF THIS SECURITY AND PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS SECURITY AND PRIVACY STATEMENT, OR TO ANY CHANGES WE MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE, IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING OUR WEBSITE.
You will know you are in a secure area by the presence of “https” in the address link or a lock that appears on the bottom of your screen. The exact position of the lock depends upon which internet browser you are using. When you visit our web site, you may move in and out of secure areas. Any time you are on a registration page you will be in a secure area.
Additionally, LISB restricts access to information you provide only to those employees who need to know such information to provide and process the information you have requested or to investigate matters you have requested to be investigated. LISB maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your information.
When visiting this Web site, LISB’s Web server will collect two types of information: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you and (b) information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect and store, such as the following information:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
- The date and time you access this site
- The Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to this site
- This information is used for security and to measure the number of users to this site
When you visit our web site, we assign your computer one or more “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that contains information that can later be read by us to facilitate your access to our web site and personalize your online experience.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Specifically, we use session-based cookies in order to store language and other country specific preferences such as support contact information. LISB may also utilize cookies in order to track internal metrics of site usage. At no time will this information be provided or sold to any third-party affiliates or marketing companies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser.
A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.
Overall, cookies help us provide subscribers with a better experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Our third-party web analytics 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 subscribers’ personally identifiable information.
We may use clear gifs in our HTML-based e-mails to let us know which e-mails 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 e-mails, please contact us by one of the methods described below.
Personally identifiable information: Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, postal and email addresses, phone number, credit card information, etc. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow, or otherwise provide you an opportunity to submit your personally identifiable information in connection with a feature, a service, or some other aspect of our Website. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, address, and email address to register on our Website to use software services or application; (b) provide certain demographic information about yourself (e.g., age, gender, purchase, preference, usage, frequency, etc.) when registering on our Website; (c) provide payment information when ordering products or services on the Website, or (d) post a general comment and/or recommendation on our Website. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate or purchase the particular activity or service or gain access to certain content on our Website.
We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect in a variety of ways, including to administer the Website, help us analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities, improve the quality of the pages that make up our Website, gather broad demographic information, and to improve our Website services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others. In no event is this information matched to your personally identifiable information, and aggregate information is anonymous information that does not personally identify you.
If you send us an email with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, credit card information, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. However, aside from our reply to such an email, it is not our standard practice to send you email unless you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves email communications, it relates to purchases you have made with us (e.g., product updates, customer support, etc.), we are sending you information about our other products and services, or you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us; that is, agree to some communications but not others. We reserve the right to send you transactional emails such as customer service communications. If you provide a contact e-mail address, you may receive the newsletter published by LISB by e-mail.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, with respect to copyright and other intellectual property infringement claims, or if we believe that such action is necessary: (a) to fulfill a government request; (b) to conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) to protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our Website’s users or the general public.
Whether or not you provide personally identifiable information is completely your own choice. You are not obligated to answer any question that is presented to you on or through our Website. You may opt-out from receiving future promotional information from us or our affiliated companies, or direct that we not share your information with any affiliated companies, as set forth below. Whether or not you opt-out is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in a particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to certain content, services, or offers on our Website.
We take special care to protect the safety and privacy of children. Our site is a general audience site. Nevertheless, the features, programs, promotions, services and other aspects of our Website requiring the submission of personally identifiable information are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us toll free at 844-411-LIBERTY (844-411-5423). If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.
We have implemented security measures that we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information. In the unfortunate event that your “personally identifiable information” (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we shall notify you by e-mail (to the extent required by applicable law) to the last e-mail address you have provided to us (or in such other manner to the extent required by law) in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.
If you have questions about this Security and Privacy Statement or the practices of this site, please contact:
Ascente Business Consulting, LLC DBA LibertyID, DBA LibertyID for Small Business
100 Fillmore Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80206
This Security and Privacy Statement as posted on this Website is the sole statement of our Security and Privacy Statement with respect to this Website, and no summary, modification, restatement or other version thereof, or other security and/or privacy statement or policy, in any form, is valid unless we post a new or revised policy to the Website.