Updated on 1/1/2010
What information does Ciao Websites gather and track?
When you register with Ciao Websites we ask you how you heard about us. The more information you provide (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize and provide our services to suit your needs and preferences. When you register with Ciao Websites, we ask that you give us personal information such as your name, email address, zip code, and country. When you register for a subscription-based service, we ask that you provide us with additional information, such as your mailing address, credit card number and credit card expiration date. Finally, when you register for a Ciao Websites account, in addition to the above information, we may also ask that you provide us with a variety of information about your business, which may include (among other things) your company name, billing address, you fax and phone number.
When, as a Ciao Websites Member, you request technical support or information for Ciao Websites Services, we ask you for your personal information and other information necessary to answer your question or resolve your problem.
Legally Compelled Disclosure and Other:
Ciao Websites may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. Ciao Websites may also disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms Of Service. We can disclose any personal information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with a violation of the Terms Of Service, an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
We employ other companies and individuals who are subject to confidentiality obligations, to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to, web site design services, sending postal mail and email, registering a respective domain name, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, and collecting and processing payments for the Ciao Websites subscription service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Does Ciao Websites share member account information?
How secure is my account information?
Ciao Websites uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. We make every effort to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. In addition, we always use a secure connection when collecting personal financial information from you. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Your Ciao Websites account is password-protected so in addition to those partners or agents who may provide you services, only you and those you designate can access it and view the member information relevant to your account. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. Remember to log out of your Ciao Websites account and close your browser window when you are done. This ensures that others cannot access your personal information if your computer is accessible to others.