Employees in this context include past and present employees and independent contractors of Francombat.
Non-employee Persons in this context include Individuals who are viewers, readers, subscribers, advertisers, contest participants, job applicants, and Internet users who are exposed to the media content of Francombat or a Francombat Company and about whom Francombat collects Personal Information.
Exclusions from Privacy Protection
Purposes for Collection of Personal Information
As examples of the above:
Francombat will make a reasonable effort to make sure Persons understand how their Personal Information will be used by Francombat. Francombat will obtain consent from Persons before or when it collects or uses the Personal Information. Francombat will not attempt to deceive Persons into giving consent.
A Person’s consent can be express, implied, or given through an authorized representative. A Person can withdraw consent at any time, with certain exceptions noted herein. Francombat, however, may collect, use or disclose Personal Information without the Person’s knowledge or consent in exceptional circumstances where such collection, use, or disclosure is permitted or as required by law.
Note: If any Person at any time has any questions or concerns about Francombat’s privacy practices, the Person can write to email@example.com
Refusing or Withdrawing Consent
Subject to legal and contractual requirements, a Person can refuse to consent to Francombat’s collection, use, or disclosure of Personal Information about the Person, or a Person may withdraw the Person’s consent to Francombat’s further collection, use or disclosure of Personal Information at any time in the future by giving Francombat reasonable notice, unless: i) the consent relates to certain information required for credit approval which a Person applies for or accepts, ii) the consent is otherwise required by law or iii) the use or disclosure is permitted by law or is related to the legal or regulatory requirements described herein. If a Person refuses or withdraws the Person’s consent, Francombat may not be able to provide the Person or continue to provide the Person with some products, services, or information that may be of value to the Person.
Internet Protocol Address (IP Address)
When the user’s web browser requests a web page from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This address is called the computer’s “IP address.” For most users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time the user logs on.
Francombat Companies may use the user’s IP Address to:
A cookie is a small text file, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to the user’s web browser from a website’s computer and is stored on the user’s computer’s hard drive. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a user’s computer.
Certain Francombat Companies Services may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes called single-pixel gifs – that allow Francombat Companies to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access Personal Information; they are a technique used to compile aggregated statistics about Francombat Companies’ service usage. 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. Certain Francombat Companies Services web pages may also contain Web beacons placed there by Francombat Companies’ advertising partners to help Francombat Companies determine the effectiveness of Francombat Companies’ Internet advertising campaigns.
Links To Other Sites And Advertisements
Advertisements that are displayed in connection with Francombat Companies Services may be served through one or more reputable Third Party advertisement-serving companies which deliver the advertisements to users in conjunction with Francombat Companies Services. For more information about what information is collected and how information is used by a Third Party advertising providers, please consult with the Third Party advertising provider.
Language of these Terms and Conditions
Francombat Companies may automatically collect certain information about the user’s computer hardware and software. This information may include browser type, operating system type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used by Francombat Companies to operate the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of Francombat Companies Sites.
Certain Francombat Companies Services may be co-branded and/or offered in cooperation with or in conjunction with another company. If a user registers for or uses such services, both Francombat Companies and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with such services.
Francombat Companies – all companies providing communications services under Francombat Corporation including its subsidiaries, and any successor company or companies thereof, as a result of corporate reorganization or restructuring. Collection – the act of gathering, acquiring, recording, or obtaining Personal Information from any source, including third parties, by any means.
Consent – voluntary agreement with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information for defined purposes. Consent can be either express or implied and can be provided directly by the Person or by an authorized representative. Express consent can be given orally, electronically, or in writing but is always unequivocal and does not require any inference on the part of Francombat. Implied consent is consent that can reasonably be inferred from a Person’s action or inaction.
Disclosure – making Personal Information available to a Third Party.
Employee – an employee or independent contractor (including freelancers)* of Francombat.
* The inclusion of independent contractors, including freelancers, within the definition of “Employee” is for convenience of reference only, and does in no manner imply that such individuals are employees of the company within the meaning of employment legislation or are in an employee-employer relationship with the company.
Individual – an individual other than an Employee who (a) corresponds with Francombat, including complaints and applications for employment; (b) enters a contest sponsored by Francombat; or (c) uses, or applies to use, the products or services of Francombat.
Person – an Employee or an Individual.
Personal Information – information about an identifiable Person, but not: a) information that is publicly available, such as a Person’s name, address, telephone number, and electronic address, when listed in a directory or made available through directory assistance; b) business contact information, such as the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization; c) information collected, used or disclosed in the course of journalistic, literary or artistic activities; or d) aggregate information that cannot be associated with a specific person, such as demographic statistics about Francombat customers, or number of visitors and average time spent on a website.
Third-Party – a person other than the Person or his agent, or an organization other than a Francombat Company.
Use – the treatment, handling, and management of Personal Information by Francombat Companies.
Updates to this Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Policy from time to time. If we make changes to this Policy, we will change the “Last Revision” date at the top of the page and will post the updated Policy on this page. We may also provide other methods of notice or request your consent depending on the circumstances.