Your privacy is of the utmost importance to RateDrop. Our basic principles are:
- We respect your privacy at RateDrop
- You control your personal Information,
- We try to limit our collection of personal Information as needed to provide and improve our services to you,
- We do not disclose your personal Information to third parties unless we need to do so to fulfill your requests, you expressly tell us to, we believe we are reasonably compelled to do so, or we are required to by law.
What Information is Gathered
We collect the Information you give us when you become a member of RateDrop. Use of this information includes, but is not limited to, creating your account, username, and password. Upon registration an account with this same information is created for you at BetterBidding.com.
In general, you can browse most parts of the site without registering, but to use some features (including posting) you will need to register (and validate your account via clicking a link in the email sent) in order to post on the site.
Browser and Other Information We May Collect
In addition to the Information we collect when you register for an account, RateDrop also collects certain technical and other information about the online activities of our users (whether they have registered or not). This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser type, and operating system.
We have the ability to view your IP address if you visit RateDrop. We also collect the Information that you provide when you make a post so that we can archive and display your posts.
Like almost every Web site, RateDrop may be accessed by an international audience. By visiting our Web site and providing us with Information, you acknowledge and agree that your Information may be processed for the purposes identified in this policy. In addition, such Information may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction, which may have more or less stringent privacy practices than your own. By providing us with your Information, you consent to the transfer of such Information.
How Information is Used
We understand that you value your personally identifiable Information. We generally use your personal Information to render you services and to improve our services.
Email Communications from RateDrop
RateDrop may send you messages through our messaging system to keep you apprised of your membership status, alerts you have signed up for, site developments, and to inform you of new offers.
Third Party Use and Partner Site Email Communications
RateDrop may have or initiate partnerships with other Web-based services. Some of these arrangements may include the sharing of some of your personal Information with our partners in order to extend these services to you. We only share Information when you specifically authorize it.
RateDrop, as well as its partner sites, may send you e-mail messages on a regular basis to keep you apprised of your membership status, site developments, and to inform you of new offers. Examples of this include special offers from our business partners. Included in each of these messages are simple instructions on how to remove yourself from these mailings if you do not wish to receive them in the future.
Third Party Sharing to Render Services to You
Disclosure of Personal Information
Your personally identifiable Information, is not sold to others. There are some situations where we may need to disclose Information to organizations or entities not described in our policy here. RateDrop may be required to disclose your personal Information: (i) if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) would potentially mitigate our liability in an actual or potential lawsuit; (iii) is otherwise necessary to protect our rights or property; or that of others (iv) is necessary to protect the interest of other users of our web site.
Merger or Sale of RateDrop
We may transfer the Information in our possession in connection with a sale of assets of the company, a sale of the company or a merger.
Respecting Others' Privacy
RateDrop and our members do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a RateDrop member to your mailing list (email, including the RateDrop site?s messaging systems, or physical mail) without their express consent. To report RateDrop related spam, please contact us using our legal form.
Security of Information
Your Information is stored on RateDrop's servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal Information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy.
That being said, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet and no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal Information, RateDrop cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure the security of your Information on our systems.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account Information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member Information at any time. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal Information or private communications will always remain private.
If RateDrop learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this web site or providing personal Information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this site. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Personalization
RateDrop may use various technical methods to research certain usage and activities on its and our website. The Information collected is used to find out more about our users; for more accurate reporting; and to improve the effectiveness of our marketing. No personally identifiable Information about you is shared by RateDrop as a result of this research.
We at RateDrop believe it essential that parents are involved in their children's online experiences. That is why, in compliance with federal law, we do not knowingly collect personal information of any kind from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware of a user under the age of 13 providing information on our site, we will terminate their account and purge our databases of all Information provided by that user.
Access to and Changing Information
Once you become a member of RateDrop, the Information you provide is stored in the site. You may access or change most of this Information at any time through your account?s control panel.
Notice of Modifications
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account Information.
Attn: Privacy Officer
PO Box 1895
Hoboken, NJ 07030