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Online Privacy Statement

(last updated February 2011)


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Collection of Your Personal Information Collection of Your Personal & Financial Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Use of Your Personal Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Sharing of Your Personal Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Accessing Your Personal Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Communication Preferences
Collection of Your Personal Information Display of Advertising
Collection of Your Personal Information Security of Your Personal Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Collection of Your Personal Information Use of Cookies
Collection of Your Personal Information Use of Web Beacons
Collection of Your Personal Information Controlling Unsolicited E-mail ("Spam")
Collection of Your Personal Information TRUSTe Certification
Collection of Your Personal Information Enforcement of This Privacy Statement
Collection of Your Personal Information Changes to This Privacy Statement
Collection of Your Personal Information Contacting Us

Trust-e VerifyTakker Ltd. is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Takker Ltd. Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular Takker Ltd. sites and services that you may use.

This Takker Ltd. Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Takker Ltd. through the majority of its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does notapply to those Takker Ltd. sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements. Some products and services mentioned in this statement may not be available in all markets at this time.


Collection of Your Personal & Financial Information

At some Takker Ltd. sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address, which is used to create a Takker Ltd. billing account.

Our website does not store credit or debit card details.

In order to access some Takker Ltd. services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your Takker Ltd. credentials. You can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Takker Ltd. sites and services, as well as those of select Takker Ltd. partners. By signing in on one Takker Ltd. site or service, you may be automatically signed into other Takker Ltd. sites and services. If you access our services via a mobile phone, you may also use your telephone number and a PIN as an alternative credential to your username and password. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternative e-mail address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will be used to identify your credentials and associated information.

We may collect information about your interaction with Takker Ltd. sites and services. For example, we may use website analytics tools on our site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons and your browser's width and height. We may also use technologies, such as cookies and web beacons (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses. We also deliver advertisements (see the Display of Advertising section below) and provide Web site analytics tools on non-Takker Ltd. sites and services, and we may collect information about page views on these third party sites as well.

When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mails from Takker Ltd., we may use web beacons (described below), customised links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you with more focused e-mail communications or other information.

In order to offer you a more consistent and personalised experience in your interactions with Takker Ltd., information collected through one Takker Ltd. service may be combined with information obtained through other Takker Ltd. services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customise certain services to your geographic area.


Use of Your Personal Information

Takker Ltd. collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and services. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customised to your interests and preferences. For more information about the use of information for advertising, see the Display of Advertising section below.

We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues and security announcements. Some Takker Ltd. services, such as Windows Live Hotmail, may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Takker Ltd. and its affiliates.

Personal information collected on Takker Ltd. sites and services may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which Takker Ltd. or its affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities.


Sharing of Your Personal Information

Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Takker Ltd. 

Some Takker Ltd. services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Takker Ltd. and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. However, for credit card processing, our fraud detection vendors may use aggregate data to help improve their service. This helps them more accurately detect fraudulent use of credit cards. We may access or disclose information about you, including the content of your communications, in order to: (a) comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Takker Ltd. or our customers, including the enforcement of our agreements or policies governing your use of the services or (c) act on a good faith belief that such access or disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of Takker Ltd. employees, customers or the public.


Accessing Your Personal Information

You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your credentials (e-mail address and password). The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.

Some Takker Ltd. sites or services may collect personal information that is not accessible via the links above. However, in such cases, you may be able to access that information through alternative means of access described by the service. Or you can write to us by using our Web form, and we will contact you within 30 days regarding your request.


Communication Preferences

You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Takker Ltd. sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.

You may also have the option of proactively making choices about the receipt of promotional e-mail, telephone calls and postal mail from particular Takker Ltd. sites or services by visiting and signing into the following pages:

These choices do not apply to the display of online advertising. Nor do they apply to the receipt of mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain Takker Ltd. services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service.


Display of Advertising

Many of the Web sites and online services we offer, as well as those of our partners, are supported by advertising. Through the Takker Ltd. Advertising Platform, we may display ads on our own sites and the sites of our advertising partners.

When we display online advertisements to you, we will place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognise your computer each time we display an ad to you. Because we may serve advertisements on many different Web sites, we are able to compile information over time about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements we display. We use this information to make predictions about your characteristics, interests or preferences and to display targeted advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you. We may also associate this information with your subsequent visit, purchase or other activity on participating advertisers’ Web sites in order to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.

While we may use some of the information we collect in order to personalise the ads we show you, we designed our systems to select ads based only on data that does not personally and directly identify you. For example, we may select the ads we display according to certain general interest categories or segments that we have inferred based on (a) demographic or interest data, including any you may have provided when creating an account (e.g. age, postcode, gender), demographic or interest data acquired from other companies and a general geographic location derived from your IP address, (b) the pages you view and links you click when using Takker Ltd.’s and its advertising partners’ Web sites and services and (c) the search terms you enter when using Takker Ltd.’s Internet search services, such as Live Search.

When we display personalised ads, we take a number of steps designed to protect your privacy. For example, we store page views, clicks and search terms used for ad personalisation separately from your contact information or other data that directly identifies you (such as your name, e-mail address etc.). Further, we have built in technological and process safeguards designed to prevent the unauthorised correlation of this data.

Although the majority of the online advertisements on Takker Ltd. sites are displayed by Takker Ltd., we also allow third-party ad serving companies, including other ad networks, to display advertisements on our sites. These companies currently include, but are not limited to:

These companies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting based on their cookies. You may find more information by clicking on the company names above and following the links to the Web sites of each company.


Security of Your Personal Information

Takker Ltd. is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.


Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information

Many Takker Ltd. sites and services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. When a Takker Ltd. site does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 13, the site will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their children's personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services.

Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use Takker Ltd. services, this will include such general audience communication services as e-mail, instant messaging and online groups, and your child will be able to communicate with, and disclose personal information to, other users of all ages.

We encourage you to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online.


Use of Cookies

Takker Ltd. Web sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalise your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalised content and appropriate advertising on your later visits to these sites. Takker Ltd. Web sites also use cookies as described in the Collection of your Information and Display of Advertising sections of this privacy statement.

When you sign in to a site of Takker Ltd., we store your unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your hard disk. This cookie allows you to move from page to page at the site without having to sign in again on each page. When you sign out, these cookies are deleted from your computer. We also use cookies to improve the sign-in experience. For example, your e-mail address may be stored in a cookie that will remain on your computer after you sign out. This cookie allows your e-mail address to be pre-populated, so that you will only need to type your password the next time you sign in. If you are using a public computer or do not otherwise want this information to be stored, you can select the appropriate radio button on the sign-in page, and this cookie will not be used.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of Takker Ltd. sites and services that depend on cookies, and some advertising preferences that are dependent on cookies may not be able to be respected.

If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies that you have accepted. In Internet Explorer 7, you can delete cookies by selecting “Tools”, “Delete browsing history” and clicking the “Delete Cookies” button. If you choose to delete cookies, any settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, will be deleted and may need to be recreated.


Use of Web Beacons

Takker Ltd. Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

Takker Ltd. may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns or other operations of our sites. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.

Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on Takker Ltd. sites to place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a Takker Ltd. site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.


Controlling Unsolicited E-mail ("Spam")

Takker Ltd. is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." Takker Ltd. has a strict anti-spam rules, prohibiting the use of a Takker Ltd.-provided e-mail account to send spam. Takker Ltd. will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties. While Takker Ltd. continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited e-mail. Using junk e-mail tools and being cautious about the sharing of your e-mail address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited e-mail you receive.


TRUSTe Certification

Takker Ltd. is a member of the TRUSTe Privacy Programme. TRUSTe is an independent organisation whose mission is to build trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. The TRUSTe programme covers only information that is collected through Takker Ltd.'s Web sites, and does not cover information that may be collected through Products downloaded from such sites.


Enforcement of This Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact us by using our Web form. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact TRUSTe at TRUSTe will serve as a liaison with Takker Ltd. to resolve your concerns.


Changes to This Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Takker Ltd. will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Takker Ltd. is protecting your information.


Contacting Us

Takker Ltd. welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by using our Web form. If you have a technical or general support question, please contact us to learn more about Takker Ltd. Support offerings.

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