Checkmate is committed to protecting your
privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe
online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Checkmate Web site
and governs data collection and usage. By using the Checkmate website, you
consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Checkmate collects personally identifiable
information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or
telephone number. Checkmate also collects anonymous demographic information,
which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences,
interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is
automatically collected by Checkmate. This information can include: your IP
address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site
addresses. This information is used by Checkmate for the operation of the
service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics
regarding use of the Checkmate Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly
disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data
through Checkmate public message boards, this information may be collected and
used by others. Note: Checkmate does not read any of your private online
Checkmate encourages you to review the privacy
statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Checkmate so that you can
understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Checkmate
is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites
outside of the Checkmate and Checkmate family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Checkmate collects and uses your personal information to operate the Checkmate
Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Checkmate also uses your
personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services
available from Checkmate and its affiliates. Checkmate may also contact you via
surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential
new services that may be offered.
Checkmate does not sell, rent or lease its
customer lists to third parties. Checkmate may, from time to time, contact you
on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be
of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable
information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the
third party. In addition, Checkmate may share data with trusted partners to
help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide
customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are
prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these
services to Checkmate, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of
Checkmate does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as
race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Checkmate keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit
within Checkmate, in order to determine what Checkmate services are the most
popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within
Checkmate to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a
particular subject area.
Checkmate Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice,
only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action
is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on Checkmate or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of Checkmate; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the
personal safety of users of Checkmate, or the public.
The Checkmate Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your
online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by
a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to
your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a
web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature
to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you
have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Checkmate
pages, or register with Checkmate site or services, a cookie helps Checkmate to
recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process
of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping
addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Checkmate Web site, the
information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the
Checkmate features that you customized.
way we can find out which pages our visitors find interesting and might either
enhance those pages or point other visitors to those pages. These cookies can
only be read by your browser when you're visiting our website. They can not be
read or used by other users on our website or by other websites you visit, just
Please note: Your personal information is never matched or stored with the
cookie on your computer and do not contain any personally identifying
It would be perfectly possible to use other techniques to the same affect.
However, cookies are the easiest way to accomplish this because that's exactly
what they were designed for.
You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not
be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Checkmate services
or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Checkmate secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. Checkmate secures the personally identifiable information
you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected
from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as
a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected
through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Checkmate will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. Checkmate encourages you to periodically review
this Statement to be informed of how Checkmate is protecting your information.
Checkmate welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you
believe that Checkmate has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Checkmate
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy