Catasym.com (Catasym) is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors on-line while interacting with the content, products and services on websites catasym.com (or .org, .info and .biz) (the Site, we, our).
This Site is owned by Catasym, Inc. incorporated in Colorado, USA. The software facilitating operation of the site is leased from Mylisting, Inc. incorporated in Colorado, USA.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you visit Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information (Personal Information) you voluntarily choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information (Website Information) collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Site.
1. Personal Information
o When you register for services you will provide us information about yourself such as Full Name, Gender, Location and Address.
o If you choose to avail of our services and establish a credit account with us to pay the fees we charge, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
* Mailing address
* Email address
* Credit card number -Name on credit card -Credit card billing address; and, Business and home phone number
* Bank Account information for ACH transactions
o If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.
o If you choose to bid, buy or sell on the Site, we would collect information about your bidding, buying and selling behavior. We also collect other Users' comments about you in our feedback area.
o If you choose to post messages on our message boards, chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback for other Users, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary as to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.
o If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other Users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
o If you register for the Site on another web site or use a web site providing a service for Catasym or a web site that helps facilitate your activity on the Site, that web site may provide personal information about you and your transactions back to us.
2. Web Site Information
Site utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and web server log files to collect information about how our Site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the IP address, browser types, date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.
OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Please note that Personal Information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features.
We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications, by email, regarding new services offered by us that we think you may find valuable.
We may permit certain trusted third parties to track usage, analyze data such as the source address that a page request is coming from, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. This is collected in order to better understand our Site usage, and enhance the performance of services to maintain and operate the Site and certain features on the Site. We may use third parties to host the Site; operate various features available on the Site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our Site and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
If you choose to list an item for sale on the Site or open a credit account, or otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.
You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Site.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a User or subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.
We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as new services and promotions. The following are examples of some categories of persons to whom we would share your information with from time-to-time.
We may also share your personal information with:
- Third party service providers such as PayPal, Google Checkout, Authorize.net, ACH Direct etc. to provide combined services (like registration, transactions and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services and communications. Members of our corporate family will use this information to send you marketing communications only if you’ve requested their services.
- Service providers under contract who help our business operations (such as fraud investigations, bill collection, affiliate and rewards programs and co-branded credit cards).
- Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service (such as Facebook Connect)).
Notwithstanding the above, we reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information to appropriate third parties if we are required to do so by law or we believe that such action is necessary: to comply with legal process such as a search warrant or court order; to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site.
We also use this information for various internal business purposes, such as billing, customer service, fraud prevention, and broadening and improving the services we offer. Additionally, at your request, we may use the information, including postal address and/or email address, to send you promotions for our services. (Of course, this is strictly at your option and you may be removed at any time.) We do not use or share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to handle your request.
We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We do not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described herein
In the event that Mylisting or Catasym merges or is acquired by another company, all current information Catasym has will be shared with the other company. MyListing or Catasym will do its best to inform you of the transaction.
We don't sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-management programs, simply indicate your preference in your account profile on your personal site or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.
CUSTOMER CARE AND ACCOUNT MANAGER
To enhance your online experience and for your convenience and assistance Catasym has provided for Customer Care and Account Manager services. While interacting with a Customer Service Representative or an Account Manager, we ensure that your sensitive and financial details are encrypted. We ensure that only those details shall be disclosed to them which are necessary for their services or to answer your queries or any such services.
CATASYM PAYMENT SYSTEM
The Catasym Payment Service requires User to pay with a credit card, wire transfer, ACH or debit card or check. Catasym will collect your credit card number and/or other entered financial institution information such as bank account numbers and will use that information to bill your membership fee, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation. Verification of credit information, however, is accomplished solely by the User through the authentication process.
Although, Catasym encourages sellers to sell directly to buyers and collect cash payments, at events where cash payments is not plausible, Catasym encourages users to use PayPal or Google Checkout by integrating these payment processors into your shopping cart. When you use the ‘shopping cart’, we will share your personal information as necessary for third parties to provide these services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
ONLINE SURVEYS AND CONTESTS
Occasionally, Catasym conducts a User survey to collect information about our Users' preferences. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary form, if at all. The demographic information that Catasym collects in the registration process and through surveys is used to help us improve our Services to meet the needs and preferences of our Users. This may include targeting advertising to you about our Services. Information we gather through a contest may also be disclosed to third parties as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects of any contest or similar offering.
SMS/ EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS
Catasym may send updates of new service or product offerings to Users via email or SMS. We ensure that your email address or phone number shall not be misused or disclosed to third parties for any purposes other than mentioned herein. If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications you may opt-out of receiving these communications by changing your email notification settings in your account settings or sending an SMS to the ‘opt-out’ number/s mentioned in the SMS.
INFORMATION YOU SHARE ON CATASYM
Your User ID is displayed throughout Catasym, and is connected to all of your Catasym activity. Your bids, purchases, items for sale, storefronts, feedback, ratings and associated comments are public as well. Notices sent to other community members about suspicious activity and policy violations on our sites refer to User IDs and specific items. So if you associate your name with your User ID, the people to whom you have revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Catasym activities.
If you access our sites from a shared computer or a computer in an internet café, certain information about you, such as your User ID, activity or reminders from Catasym, may also be visible to other individuals who use the computer after you.
USER’S USE OF OTHER USERS' INFORMATION
(a) Catasym-related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages,
(b) using co-branded services offered through Catasym (e.g. insurance, shipping and fraud complaints), and
(c) any other purpose that such user expressly opts into after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s).In all cases, you must give Users an opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them.
In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure.
Catasym and our Users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Catasym user-even a user who has purchased an item from you-to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure.
When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you put in before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we will employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies.
Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
DISCLAIMER TO SECURITY
Users should be aware that when you are on Catasym, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Catasym pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or a "referral link to another site", the "click" takes you off the Site. This includes links from some advertisers, site sponsors and partners that may use Catasym’s logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to Users, collect data or solicit personal information.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
Advertisements appearing on this Site may be delivered to Users by Catasym or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the advertising partners to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement. In this way, they may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. This information allows an advertising partner to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Catasym does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertising servers of ad partners.
TERMINATING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PREFERENCES
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.
Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 16) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.