TestimonialShield.com Privacy Statement
Effective Date: August 2, 2010
Protecting personally identifying information is a core TestimonialShield.com value. This Privacy Statement
describes how TestimonialShield.com collects and uses the personally identifying information you provide on our
Web sites and on TestimonialShield.com Internet applications that appear on third party websites. It also
describes the choices available to you regarding TestimonialShield.com's use of your personally identifying
information and the steps you can take to access this information and to request that we correct or delete it.
TestimonialShield.com abides by the Safe Harbor Principles as set forth by the US Department of Commerce
concerning the transfer of personal data from the European Union.
We self-certify compliance with
If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or want to contact us regarding how we handle your data,
please send an email to privacyquestions@TestimonialShield.com.com or write to us at:
PO Box 1672
Solana Beach, Ca 92075
How We Collect and Use Your Personally Identifying Information
We encourage you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to report and resolve privacy complaints you
may have concerning TestimonialShield.com Sealholders or to report misuse of TestimonialShield.com
trademarks. If you choose to file a Watchdog complaint, we collect your name, email, and location. We also
request you provide the details around your complaint. Any additional personally identifying information you
provide on the Watchdog Complaint Form is optional. We will use this information to investigate your complaint
and to send you an optional Watchdog Customer Satisfaction Survey once your complaint is resolved.
We will not share your name or contact information with the TestimonialShield.com Sealholder that is the subject
of your privacy complaint unless you give us permission to do so. Please be aware, however, that if we cannot
share this information, then we may not be able to resolve your complaint.
TestimonialShield.com Programs and Services
If you apply to become a TestimonialShield.com Sealholder, we will use the personally identifying information
you provide (e.g., your name, address, email address, company information and payment information) to follow
up with you about your application and facilitate the certification process.
We also use this information to provide you with customer support and to communicate regularly with you. While
providing you with customer support (including through the live chat feature on our website) we may also gather
additional information from you. From time to time we will also offer you the opportunity to receive information
about privacy-related products or services offered by our third-party partners. We will not share your personally
identifying information with these third parties for their marketing purposes, unless we have your permission to
We use information submitted through our Web site or collected through email or hard copy surveys to analyze
the characteristics of our customers and improve our services. We will occasionally provide anonymized
aggregated statistics about our Sealholders in reports made available to them, to third parties, or to the general
public. These reports will not identify individual TestimonialShield.com Sealholders.
If you wish to sign up for TestimonialShield.com programs other than the Web Seal Program, or to simply obtain
information about TestimonialShield.com programs and services, we will collect your name, email address,
phone number, and additional company information. We use this information to contact you about your request,
to assist you in the application process or to follow up with you about the programs and services in which you
have expressed an interest.
TestimonialShield.com CommunicationsIf you sign up for TestimonialShield.com newsletters, webinars, our online behavioral advertising notice opt-out
reminder e-mails, or other communications or you want to contact us generally, we will collect your contact
information to fulfill your request. To unsubscribe, follow the unsubscribe link that appears at the end of each
Other Information We CollectConsumer Opinion Surveys
We occasionally conduct online consumer surveys to learn about your views on important privacy issues. We do
not collect personally identifying information in these surveys. We use the survey data for research and to
improve our services.
Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. We use
cookies on our site to:
* help you navigate our website
* facilitate the sign up and login process for our services
* personalize your experience
* analyze which pages our site visitors visit
* measure advertising and promotional effectiveness
with your opt-out choices and to help us measure usage.
Please note that some cookies may be placed by a third party service provider who performs some of these
functions for us.
Information Automatically Collected By Our Site
As is true of most Web sites, we gather Web server log file information automatically such as your IP address,
browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We use this information to administer our website,
understand how visitors navigate through our Site and to enhance your experience while using our Site.
How We Share Your Personally Identifying Information
We may provide your personally identifying information to companies that provide services to help us with our
business activities such as web site analytics or offering customer service. These third parties are authorized to
use your personally identifying information only as necessary to provide these services to us.
We may also disclose your personally identifying information
* as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
* when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the
safety of others, investigate fraud or respond to a written government request
* if TestimonialShield.com becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its
assets, we will provide notice before personally identifying information becomes subject to a different privacy
* to any other third party with your prior consent to do so
We will share your personally identifying information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this
Privacy Statement. We do not otherwise sell your personally identifying information to third parties.
Accessing and Updating your Personally Identifying Information
To review and update your personally identifying information to ensure it is accurate, contact us; or, if you are a
TestimonialShield.com customer, use our online tools.
TestimonialShield.com will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide you reasonable access to any of
your personally identifying information we maintain within 30 days of your access request. We provide this
access so you can review it, make corrections or request deletion of your data. If we cannot honor your request
within the 30-day period, we will tell you when we will provide access. In the unlikely event that we cannot provide
you access to this information, we will explain why we cannot do so.
Providing security for the personally identifying information you submit via our Site is a priority for
TestimonialShield.com. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to; or
unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction; of your personally identifying information. We use Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) to encrypt the transmission of data on the TestimonialShield.com Sealholder application,
payment and login pages. Please be aware, however, that no transmission of information via the Internet can be
entirely secure. You should, therefore, always use caution when submitting personally identifying information
Links to Other Web Sites
This Privacy Statement applies to TestimonialShield.com Web services only. Our Site includes links to other
Web sites. If you submit personally identifying information to any of those sites, your information is subject to
their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Please note that this Privacy Statement may change from time to time. If we change this privacy statement in
ways that affect how we use your personally identifying information, we will advise you of choices you may have
as a result of those changes. We will also post a notice on our home page that this Privacy Statement has