I. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
Personal Information. We collect personally identifiable information, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, demographic information, and similar information in a variety of situations, including but not limited to the following: (i) when you register and/or subscribe to our site through Patreon (see the section below for more information on subscriptions); (ii) when you register as a user on WordPress; (iii) when you enter personal information on our site as a condition of participating in contests, promotions, or sweepstakes offered via our site.
Patreon may collect credit card and related financial information if you wish to subscribe to our site. If you wish to subscribe to our site for our services, you must generally establish a credit card account with us or our vendors.
II. WHAT DO WE DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
We use the personal information you provide to allow you to make product purchases, to fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, and to operate our business. We do not retain any e-mail addresses and do not share e-mail addresses with third parties.
III. HOW DO WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We share your personal information only as described below.
IBI’s Service Providers. IBI may decide to share your personal information with companies that work on behalf of or with IBI. These companies may use your personal information to provide you with information about other exciting products and services, or otherwise to assist IBI in serving its customers, understanding its consumer market, or devising effective marketing strategies to reach more consumers.
Credit Card Companies; Third Party Payment Services; Third Party Promotional Sites. As in any transaction, your credit card company will have all relevant information about the name of the vendor, item(s) purchased, and date and total cost. IBI will not otherwise provide any personal data to your credit card company. In some cases, we use third party payment and transaction services to facilitate your transactions and process your orders. In such cases, we will share your personal information and credit card information with the third party payment services solely for the purpose of completing the transaction or processing your order.
Public Postings. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information, personal or otherwise, online in any community area (whether through IBI or any other service available online), that information can be collected and used by others. Accordingly, you should use caution when sharing any personal information with others in any community area (whether through IBI or any other service available online).
Changes in Corporate Structure. In developing our business, we might sell certain assets, or the company, or parts of it, may be sold, merged or otherwise transferred. In such transactions, user information, whether personally identifiable or otherwise, may be one of the transferred assets.
Your Web browser offers “cookies” which, if you allow their use, store small amounts of data on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you and therefore cannot be used to identify you personally. Cookies assist us in tracking which of our features you like best, and also enable us to customize our content according to your preferences. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser and our websites are viewable even if you disable the cookie function on your browser. However, if you disable cookies, some advanced and customized features or offerings on our site will not be available to you. In addition to collecting cookies, IBI may distribute, sell, and/or transfer such cookies to third parties with whom IBI has a commercial relationship. If you do not wish your cookies to be used in this manner, you can modify your browser to disable the collection of cookies.
Additionally, we use third-party companies to collect non-personally identifiable information (e.g., the pages you visit, and which links you click, which ads you see and click on, and the categories of search terms you enter) when you visit our site. Some of these third-party companies collect information when serving ads on our site, while others collect information without showing ads on our site. These companies may use the information outlined above (which does not include your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies often use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.
V. HOW DO WE USE WEB BEACONS, WEB ANALYTICS, AND OTHER BEHAVIORAL MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES?
A number of technologies exist to assess consumer behavior both on-line and off-line. IBI employs a variety of these technologies, including web beacons (see below), web analytics techniques, and other behavior marketing technologies, to assess consumer behavior and to understand how we can better serve our customers. Many of these technologies are provided to IBI via third party providers specializing in behavioral marketing and consumer behavior. In the course of using these behavioral marketing technologies, we automatically collect non-personal information from you, including but not limited to the following types of information: Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login, e-mail address; computer and connection information such as browser type and related browser data; content viewed; and purchase history, which may be aggregated with other information for analytic purposes.
Some of our web pages, promotional e-mail messages, and/or newsletters may contain electronic images known as web beacons, which are also called single-pixel gifs. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information, but they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about the usage of our websites and to track the number of users who have opened and acted up our promotional e-mail messages. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.
VI. WHAT ABOUT THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS?
Some of the banner ads displayed in our websites are provided by third parties. These ads contain cookies and may also contain web beacons. Unlike cookies and web beacons used by IBI in content it controls on its website, cookies or web beacons received with banner ads are collected by our advertisers and we do not have access to this information. We use third parties to serve some or all of the advertisements that are placed within our site and they may use information (not including personally identifiable information) about your visits to our sites and other sites to assist in serving advertisements to you. These companies may employ cookies, web beacons, and action tags to measure advertising effectiveness. They may share anonymous information with their clients such as date/time of the banner ad shown, the specific ad shown, the IP address, etc.
VII. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt important information, such as your credit card data, in an effort to prevent unauthorized access during transmission of your orders over the Internet. We incorporate standard industry practices suitable to the degree of sensitivity of the information involved to maintain the security of your personal information and to avoid its disclosure except as described in this policy. Although we use our best efforts to assure that your data remains secure when maintained by us, security during Internet transmissions or within any system cannot be assured. IBI has no access to your personal data. Personal information is stored and maintained by Patreon. Remember, however, that we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, and we are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party.
VIII. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Our website is intended for adults and teens 13 and older but may include features or material that may be appealing to children under the age of 13. IBI is strongly committed to protecting the safety and privacy of children who visit our website. We do not knowingly collect personal information online from children under 13. Our site may include features that we believe are unsuitable for children under 13 and which are not necessarily monitored. We encourage all parents to talk to their kids about online safety and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.
IX. THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS
In the event that you provide personal information to any third party via the IBI website or any offer made available to you by IBI, you understand that IBI is not responsible for such third parties’ use or misuse of your personal information. You should review the privacy and information sharing practices of such third parties.
X. VISITORS AND SUBSCRIBERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
All matters relating to our site are governed by the laws of the State of Ohio in the United States. Any information you provide in subscribing to our publication or registering to our site will be transferred to the United States. By visiting our site and submitting information, you authorize this transfer, processing and use.
XII. CONTACT INFORMATION
Last Update: April 1, 2020