- What Information is Collected; How Information is Collected; and by Whom is Information Collected
- The Sharing of Collected Information
- Security of Information
What Information is Collected; How Information is Collected; and by Whom is Information Collected
Required Personally Identifiable Information
To register on our web site, you must submit your e-mail address. In addition, to purchase a calling card, you must submit additional information, including your name, address, phone number and credit card information. This required personally identifiable information is necessary for us to process transactions for you, protect you against credit card fraud and contact you. When you register with eCallChina.com, we will ask you for an "e-mail." The e-mail you select may appear on the web site in connection with future services we provide, such as login window box, your account or discussion forums in which you may voluntarily participate.
We will never, under any circumstance, share with business partners or third parties any information about you that is stored in that database. This includes information you provide as well as information we collect.
Addtionally, in an effprt tp comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will not knowingly collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13.
When you authorize a purchase transaction, we will collect certain information related to that transaction. This will include: the location from which you are requesting the search or transaction, the product or service involved, the quantity or amount of the product or service and certain personally identifiable information, such as your password, your credit card information and any special handling requests. This personally identifiable information will never knowingly appear in public areas of our Web site.
Third Party Information
During the processing of your transactions, we collect verification information from our credit card authorization services. Credit card authorization services verify that credit card information and address that they have on file for you matches the information that you have provided to us.
We collect general information about you when you visit our web site. This information includes technical information related to your computer and the manner in which you are accessing our site. It includes such information as: the internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, what operating system your computer is using, what browser software (e.g., Explorer, Netscape or other) your computer is using, and who your Internet service provider, the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the web site from which you just came and the URL to which you go next and certain operating metrics, such as the amount of time you use our web site.
The general information that we gather about you may be aggregated with general information of all users to help us better understand how our site is used. In addition, we aggregate the general information and the personal information. We compile and analyze this aggregated information so that we can provide more meaningful information to corporate partners and more relevant content and advertisements to you.
The Sharing of Collected Information
Personally Identifiable Information
As noted above, we only share certain information about you with those of our vendors who are responsible for handling your account or performing other necessary services that you require. We will not share your personally identifying information with other third parties without your consent, except for the following limited purposes:
- We are compelled to do so by law or by an order of a court or governmental authority.
- In order to cooperate with law enforcement authorities or governmental regulatory bodies, and if we find any fraudulant activities.
- As necessary to complete a transaction for you.
- If you use our Web site through a link from one of our promotional partners, then we may be required to share your gerneral information such as your IP address, the time you vistied our website about any search or transaction that you initiate through such promotional partner with that partner.
Aggregated General Information
In addition, we may share aggregated general information about our site with our business partners or the general public. For example, we may share information regarding the daily number of unique users to our site with potential corporate partners or others. Aggregated data does not contain any information that could be used to contact or identify you.
Third Party Sites
We may publish links to other sites from our web site. Please note that eCallChina.com does not control the content, practices or policies of any other site, including what information those sites collect about you. Accordingly, we do not endorse or hold ourselves responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of any site that you may link to from our site. In addition, you may choose to respond to advertisements that are posted on our web site or made available via our service or to direct marketing offers from third party sponsors or advertisers. We do not control the content, practices or policies of our sponsors or advertisers and, accordingly, do not endorse or hold ourselves responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of any sponsor or advertiser who may collect information about you.
How You Can Access, Limit or Change the Information Collected About You
eCallChina.com uses the security standard available Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt all of your credit card and personally identifiable information while it is in transit to us. All data stored on the eCallChina.com server is protected by a secure "firewall" so that no unauthorized use or activity can take place. Although eCallChina.com will make every effort to safeguard your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk that thieves may find a way to thwart our security system or that transmissions over the Internet will be intercepted.