This Privacy Statement does not govern our collection of information through a website or other means, other than through this Site and through our products.
This statement was last updated on May 26, 2009. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. What information do we collect and how is it used?
We collect two basic types of information: "Personal Information," meaning information from which an individual can be identified, and "Aggregate Information," meaning information from which an individual may not be identifiable.
We collect your personal information because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest product announcements, updates, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.
Personal Information. When you register with Modality, Inc., you will be asked to provide certain Personal Information, such as your name, e-mail address and other information. We may also request additional optional information during registration to assess the scope of our customers' needs and to tailor our applications to you, to provide personalized services and to communicate separately with you via email or postal mail. Once you provide us with your Personal Information, you are not anonymous to us.
We may ask for your personal information when you're discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, downloading an update, registering for an event, or participating in a survey.
We use Personal Information collected for the purposes of:
- Identifying potential customers or subscribers
- Analyzing and managing our product development or other business activities
- Administering orders and accounts relating to suppliers of goods or services
- Conducting market research analysis
- Providing you with information about our products or services or the products and services we offer jointly with or on behalf of other organizations
- Administering and processing orders and accounts relating to customers or subscribers
Aggregate Information. When you visit this Site we examine your browser type to ensure compatibility between our applications and the various Web browsers used to access this Site. We also collect Aggregate Information automatically from "cookies" about your visit to this Site.
Your Modality ID
The Modality website, as well as our products, allows you to create a "Modality ID" based on your personal information. Here's how it works: You create a personal profile — providing your name, email address, iPhone or iPod UDID and in some cases your mailing address and phone number— and choose a password and password hint (such as the month and day of your birth) for security. The system saves your information and assigns you a personal Modality ID — in many cases simply your email address, because it's unique and easy to remember. The next time you interact with Modality or register a new product, all you need to do is enter your Modality ID and password; the system looks up the information it needs to assist you.
Do I get to choose what information I disclose?
Yes, you can always choose whether or not to provide information on this Site or through registration when purchasing a Modality product. However, if you choose not to disclose certain information, such as your name, e-mail address and preferred user ID, you may not be able to register and your access to certain portions of this Site or enhanced customer service may be limited.
We take your privacy very seriously and do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose Personal Information about visitors to this Site or who purchase our products, except as described herein. We may share information provided by visitors with:
- Service Providers. We work with third parties who provide services, including credit card processing, data analysis, marketing studies, customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys and other administrative services. These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with Modality's policies, except if we inform you otherwise at the time of collection.
- Content Providers. Companies that provide content to portions of this Site or our Products may be given limited access to your information, both Personal Information and Aggregate Information.
- Required by Law. We may disclose information about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in response to a request from government officials or law enforcement authorities or as necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of illegal activity.
Note that any Personal Information which you post to a public message board or chat area becomes public information. You may always opt not to divulge your Personal Information to the public when posting to a message board or chat area.
We may share Aggregate Information with third parties.
Upon registration, you may opt not to receive future notifications by e-mail from us regarding events, surveys and new products. If at any time you decide that you no longer wish to receive such notices, you may indicate this preference on your personal profile by selecting the ‘My Account Information' option from the "My Modality" page, then select ‘Preferences.'
Information Storage and Security
Modality takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
This Site is operated from a secure environment with integrated security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of Personal Information provided on this Site. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology for this Site to provide security during transmissions of Personal Information. No method of transmitting or storing data is completely secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with this Site. If you have reason to believe that your Personal Information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately by contacting us in accordance with the last section below.
Children are not eligible to use our services without the permission of a parent or guardian, and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) not submit any Personal Information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
What if I need to change the Personal Information I previously disclosed?
You may change your Personal Information at any time. We encourage registered users to keep their Modality ID current. You can update your Personal Information by selecting the ‘My Account Information' option on the ‘My Modality' page, then select ‘Edit Your Modality ID'. Changes to your Personal Information may be made only through this Site.
Updates to this Privacy Statement
We may change or update this Site, our Applications, or any of our policies and procedures without prior notice. We will post a notice on this Site to advise you of any significant changes to this Privacy Statement and indicate at the top of this statement when it was most recently updated.
Who can I contact if I have questions regarding this Privacy Statement?
If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Statement, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.