This statement provides you with information regarding the
policies we have established and follow by which we protect the privacy and
integrity of the information we collect. This statement describes:
Who we are
What information we collect via our Web Site(s), and how the information is
How we use and protect the information we collect
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and
distribution of the information
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
Information We Collect
ElectionMall Technologies Inc. provides services that enhance the procurement
of goods and services, and the payment and collection of payments by commercial
and non-commercial enterprises. We will not sell, share, or rent
this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed within this
statement and within any agreements with our customers.
Our customers are business or other non-person legal
entities. Therefore, most of the information we receive and collect is
not of a personal nature. However, portions of the information
we receive from our business customers may include public and non-public
information about our customers, persons, and businesses.
Regardless of the nature of the information and regardless of
whether it is information we solicit directly from our customers from visitors
to our Web site or whether we collect the information during the processing of
visiting one of our sites, we regard all such information as private and take
steps to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the information.
Commitment to Security, Privacy, and
ElectionMall Technologies Inc takes seriously our responsibility to
protect the security and privacy of the information we receive and
maintain. We have established effective policies that define our
commitment to protecting the information and information technology we
administer. We continue to review our policies and procedures to
assure that they are appropriate and effective in meeting our commitments to
our community, our customers, and ourselves.
We maintain strict internal policies against unauthorized
disclosure or use of customer information. Procedures and control
mechanisms are implemented. This Web site is maintained, viewed,
and updated solely by one individual, the Territory Manager who is the
Webmaster, and all information is for his use only. We use it to
get a credit approval for credit cards and debit cards processing, equipment
lease approval, and may share this information with other credit cards
companies such as Novis, Discover card, American Express, JCB, and Diners
card. Then again, this information is only shared with these other
cards issuers if suggested/requested by the applicant.
Any suspected attempt to breach these policies and procedures
or to engage in any type of unauthorized action involving this Web site is
regarded as potential criminal activity and all suspected computer mischief is
reported to the appropriate authorities.
ElectionMall Technologies Inc Use of
Information collected regarding visitors to our Web site will be used by
ElectionMall Technologies Inc only as appropriate to provide authorized
services or to communicate information regarding ElectionMall Technologies Inc
services. No information regarding specific persons, including our
customers, our employees, or visitors to our Web site, will be provided to any
non-affiliated organization, except as may be legally required, to prevent
fraud, or to comply with the legal inquiry of the government. This policy
does not preclude ElectionMall Technologies Inc unrestricted use of
non-personal, summarized, derived, or aggregate information (i.e., volumes,
totals, averages, etc.).
ElectionMall Technologies Inc does not anticipate a change in its policies
regarding the use of personal information (see section above, Use
of Personal Information). However, should ElectionMall
Technologies Inc at some future time, change its practices regarding the use of
personal information (i.e., to share such information with third parties) our
customers will be provided an opportunity to choose to be excluded from any
such use of public or non-public personal information prior to their
information being used for such purposes. You have a choice, where
and what you want to be viewed, and you have the option of providing your
personal information to our Web Site and link sites.
Changes to Information Security and
ElectionMall Technologies Inc continues to adhere to good business practices.
We will regularly review our policies and practices as it determines them
to be warranted. When changes are made that
affect ElectionMall Technologies Inc information Security and Privacy
Statement, these changes will be posted to our Web site.
Information Collected via Our Web Site
We solicit, collect, or retain public or non-public personal information
regarding customers or visitors to our Internet sites, only as may be required
to allow ElectionMall Technologies Inc to respond to requests for information
about our products and services. The only information obtained about
a visitor to its Web site is information that is voluntarily supplied by that
visitor. Information about our customers and visitor to our Web
sites, regardless of whether acquired via our Web site, or through other means,
is not shared with affiliated or non-affiliated entities.
ElectionMall Technologies Inc site(s), may create a file, or cookie on
the hard drive of your computer in order to retain information that is used by
our Web site. These files are used during your online session to ensure
access to our site is authorized and to control certain parameters of your
communication session with our site. We do not use these files to
monitor the behavior of visitors to our sites. Sponsors and advertisers
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer for accessing the
Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted using
IP addresses, to allow other computers and servers to recognize and communicate
with each other. If a visitor requests pages from the ElectionMall
Technologies Inc site(s) or our affiliate site(s), the servers enter the
visitor's IP address into a log. We do not associate IP addresses with
personal information received from visitors.
ElectionMall Technologies Inc may provide links on the Web site, via
advertising and otherwise, to other web sites that are not under our
control. We do not endorse or make any warranty of any type
regarding the content contained on such web sites or products and services
offered therein. ElectionMall Technologies Inc makes no
representation regarding your use of such web sites. See also the
section on Links, located in our Statement of Terms and Conditions of Use.
Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy
practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they
leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site
that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by these Web sites.
We do not provide content on our Web sites which are intended to attract or
encourage the participation of children. We do not solicit or knowingly
accept information from persons under the age of 18.
As a customer/merchant to one of our web sites, you may be provided with a
unique identifier such as a password, or pin number which is intended to
authenticate your identity when accessing our systems. Such
identifying items are intended to be secret and to be known, possessed, and
used only by you. The effectiveness of these mechanisms for
authenticating your identity are dependent upon your keeping them in your
exclusive possession and upon your protecting them from the discovery, access,
possession of others. If you fail to keep such identifying
information in your exclusive possession (i.e., you allow others to have
knowledge or possession of your password or pin), you may bear responsibility
for the actions of other persons who use this information in accessing our systems.
If your personal identifier, pin number, has been lost or disclosed to
someone other then yourself, you should immediately contact one of our sites,
You should be familiar with the precautions that are prudent
for you to take in providing information to anyone via the
Internet. The following site is a good source of information
regarding information privacy and secure use of the Internet. The
Electronic Frontier Foundation is a good source of Information Security related
information and has a valuable list of the Top 12 Ways to Protect Your Online
Visa has adopted new operating policies to reassure consumers
that it is safe to shop online.
From Visa Web Merchant News:
on their Web sites. Requiring all Visa merchants globally to
prominently post their policy regarding use of non-public personal data will
instill confidence in consumers and complement Global Payment's best practices
recently set by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Visit Visa's Web site at: http://www.visa.com/fb/wmn/main.html for complete
information regarding the requirement.
Inventory and assess security controls and ensure that
personal and cardholder data is secure and not subject to compromise.
Visa has an online automated self-assessment questionnaire located at: http://www.visabrc.com/documents/self-assessment.pdf.
You will need Acrobat Reader to view the self-assessment
questionnaire. If you do not have any version of Acrobat Reader,
you can download the the latest 32 bit version available here: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Also, the Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) publication identifies
best practices for all Internet and card not present merchants, service
providers, and others that hold sensitive cardholder data.
In response to the self-regulation policy challenge, Visa
policy requires all electronic commerce merchants to post both their consumer
later than June 1, 2001. Although most sites post this information,
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
This statement generator tool is found at: http://cs3-hq.oecd.org/scripts/pwv3/pwhome.htm.
The OECD developed that OECD Generator as a tool to provide
statement. The OECD Generator provides guidance on conducting an
internal review of existing personal data practices and on developing a privacy
policy statement. The Generator makes use of a questionnaire to
learn about your personal data practices. A Help Section provides
explanatory notes and practical guidance. Warning flags appear where
appropriate. Responses are feed into a pre-formatted draft policy
statement. Additional links to private sector organizations with
non-governmental organizations, and private bodies that give information on
applicable regulations can be found.
To access their site, please link to: http://cs3-hq.oecd.org/scripts/pwv3/pwhome.htm