Personally Identifiable Information
The majority of user data we collect falls under the category of personally identifiable information (personal information or PI). When analyzed in combination, it can identify the owner of such data. We obtain it while you voluntarily share your personal information during your account registration or while contacting us. However, some part of this data is automatically collected.
Information You Provide at Your Discretion
This PI, its scope, and retention period are defined by the context in which you provided it. It comprises the following data:
- Your name, phone number, email, address, etc. You inform us who you are and how you prefer to keep in touch while registering. We will use this PI only to process your requests, send notifications, or ask you any questions about your donated papers.
- Encrypted login data. No person except you will ever access this information. We retain it to facilitate your login process. Besides, its application is automatic.
- Chat logs and phone calls history. All our conversations are recorded. We do this to grow and improve our services. Some of this information may be used in training our new support team members.
We will retain this PI during a reasonable period and delete it as soon as it becomes unnecessary. The security of our visitors is our priority, and we make every effort to prevent its violation. For your own good, please mind that the Internet has never been and, unfortunately, is not a secure method of data transmission. Store your login data in a safe place and never share your personal information with anyone you do not trust.
Furthermore, if you decide to delete your PI from our resource, you can notify us about such a decision in an email to [email protected]. We will do our best to delete all your information from our records as soon as possible.
Information Provided by Third Parties
As any other large company, we cooperate with third parties (e.g., partners, payment service providers, contractors, software providers, providers of analytical data, marketing specialists). Some of your PI may come to us from these sources.
Automatically Collected Information
It is something all websites do. During your stay on Politzilla.com, we automatically collect some personally identifiable information. Although it does not usually relate to your identity, it could identify you when combined with your full name and contact details.
This PI comprises your operating system, IP address, name and characteristics of your device, browser type, language preferences, location, referring URLs, time and instances of your visit, etc. We may use this data to support the operability of Politzilla.com and perform our internal analytical research and reporting.
The Right to Collect Personal Information
We have the right to collect and retain your PI based on:
- your consent;
- the current agreements with our service providers;
- the requirements of the law;
- the need to protect Politzilla from malware.
Security of Personal Information
We use secured networks to protect our website and its users from viruses, malware, security holes, and other similar threats. But if a breach happens despite all our security measures, we will inform everyone whose personal information is stored in our records through an in-site notification within one business day.
We will store your PI during the time necessary to support the functionality of Politzilla.com. It will be deleted as soon as there is no reasonable need to retain it. Longer retention may happen if required and permitted by the law.
Sometimes it is impossible to anonymize or delete PI once sent to backup archives. In this case, we will discontinue processing it and ensure its secure storage until the abovementioned actions become possible.
The proper functioning of Politzilla.com may require sharing some of your PI with our third-party providers. These may comprise auditing and marketing companies and providers of technical services.
Regarding any questions on their privacy policies, you are encouraged to visit their websites. We shall not be liable for their advertising, PI storage procedures, or communication with their users.
We never deliberately collect PI from children under 16. Moreover, our resource is intended for people who have reached the age of 16. By continuing to use Politzilla.com, you represent that you are 16 or above or that you have provided consent to use this website by your minor dependent. If we become aware of the fact of having collected PI from people under 16, we will either send a request for parental consent or deactivate their accounts and delete such data from our records.