Our Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 1-29-2015

1. INTRODUCTION

AGREEMENT AND PARTIES. Syncis, Inc. and all of its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates (“Company,” “us,” or “we”) respect the privacy of the visitors to the syncis.com, mysyncis.com and johnkimblog.com websites (hereinafter “website” or “site”). This privacy policy (“privacy policy” or “policy”) is an agreement between Company and you, as the user of the website (“you”). This agreement tells you when this policy is effective, what information we collect from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, how we may change this policy, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected.

2. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE

AGREEMENT TO TERMS. All activities in which you may engage on this website are voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features on this site which require the information. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy or other terms of use on this website, then you should immediately exit this website and discontinue using the site. If you do not agree with the terms of our privacy policy and our terms of use posted at www.syncis.com/privacy/, please do not provide us with personal information, and leave this website. The terms of use of this site are expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this policy. By using the website, you signify that you agree to the terms of this privacy policy as well as to our terms of use.

3. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

EFFECTIVE DATES. This privacy policy is effective as of 1-29-2015, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on the website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately on their posting to this site. You should check this policy periodically as its terms may change from time to time. Your continued use of the site after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the “last updated” date found at the beginning of this privacy policy when we post changes to it.

4. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY

DISCLAIMERS. The privacy policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Company’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This online privacy policy only applies to information collected through this site. This privacy policy does not apply to any information we may collect from you in any place other than this website.

5. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. We may ask you for certain information referred to on this site as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, address, date of birth, taxpayer identification number, age, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, or credit card or debit card number. You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or features of the site. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such information is requested. If you choose to use certain services utilizing location information, we may collect location information from your device and will notify you of this collection. You may control or disable the sharing of location information via your device setting and/or the Site. We may also request or receive other personal information such as feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas to provide you with other benefits or to improve upon the Service. In such instances, you will be given the opportunity to provide or decline that information.

6. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED. There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any personal information.

6.1. Click Stream Data

When you visit our website we may also collect “click stream data” (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our site are most or least effective or useful to you.

6.2. Cookies

We may also use cookies to gather information about your visits to our website and enhance your experience. More information on how we use cookies is available in the section “Use of Cookies.”

7. USE OF INFORMATION

We use your information to:

  • deliver content and services to you;
  • respond to your inquiries about our services;
  • analyze site usage and improve the services provided through our sites;
  • alert you to software compatibility issues and to improve our web design and functionality;
  • deliver to you any administrative notices or alerts and communications relevant to your use of our websites or services;
  • detect and protect against errors, fraud, or other criminal activity;
  • enforce our Terms of Service and as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Statement; and
  • in connection with a merger, sale, of substantially all of our assets, or corporate reorganization.

8. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION

8.1. Security Measures

In order to protect both the personal information and the general information that we receive from you through our website, we have implemented various security measures, such as using SSL encryption on pages where personal information is transmitted to us.

8.2. Risk of Interception

Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While we strive to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.

9. NO USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER 18 PERMITTED

9.1. Registration Declined

Company intends only persons who are 18 years or older to use this website. Personal registration information submitted by a person under the age of 18 will not be accepted. Any general information provided by a person under the age of 18 and gathered (for example, through the use of cookies) during his or her visit may be used as indicated in this policy (see Section 6). We are committed to protecting the privacy of children and has no intention of collecting personal data from children under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians of children under 18 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other activities online.

9.2. Notice Concerning Children

PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.

10. THIRD PARTIES

10.1. Sharing Information With Persons or Entities Who Manage This Website

Company’s global and local websites and the personal information and general information collected are managed and controlled by Syncis, Inc. located at Gardena, CA. The servers that make Company’s global and local websites available are located in the United States. If you are located outside the United States please note that the information you provide will be transferred to us, and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer.

10.2. Disclosing Information to Third Parties

WHO MAY HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION. Other than for the purposes set out above, and except as described in this policy, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information or general information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “service partners”). Our service partners may use your personal information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, executing services (such as for prize fulfillment), or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners and is not subject to our control.

10.3. Release of Information for Security

RELEASE OF INFORMATION. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to share or disclose your personal information with law enforcement, government officials, and other third parties:

  • to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process;
  • in order to investigate, prevent, defend against, or take other action regarding violations of our Terms of Service, illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the legal rights or physical safety of any person or the security of our network, Sites or Services;
  • to respond to claims that any posting or other content violates the rights of third parties;
  • in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our Sites’ users or the general public; or
  • as otherwise required by any applicable law.

10.4. Links to Third Parties

PURPOSE OF LINKS. For your convenience and to improve the usage of the website we may insert links to third parties on this site. This privacy policy does not apply to such third party websites. Links that take you outside our service and off the syncis.com, mysyncis.com, or johnkimblog.com sites are beyond our control. This includes links from partners that may use our logos as part of a co-branding agreement. The sites those links can take you to have their own separate privacy policy and although we seek to protect the integrity of our site, we are not liable for the content and activities of those sites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

11. AUTOMATIC COLLECTION

COOKIES. A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if you use such a feature on this site. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its features.

11.1 Do Not Track Signals

We do not currently actively respond to “Do Not Track” browser signals or mechanisms, but we’re always open to hearing from customers for whom this issue is really important.

12. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

CONTACT INFORMATION. If you have any questions or comments relating to our website or the privacy policy, send an e-mail to legal@syncis.com or write

Attn: Privacy Compliance Officer
1225 W. 190th St. Ste 110
Gardena, CA 90248