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PRIVACY POLICY >>

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.
 

What PII does JAFAX, Inc collect from visitors accessing our website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience.

Additionally, we may use analytic tools to determine how many unique visitors our site gets, which uses IP and other related information sent from your web browser to our web server while accessing the site. These tools do use anonymous site cookies.

 

When does JAFAX, Inc collect PII?

We collect PII from you when you place an order or voluntarily enter information on our site for registering to be a volunteer, or an artist that wants to get a booth for Artist Alley, or be a vendor in Vendor Hall.
 

How does JAFAX, Inc use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

  • To quickly process your transactions.

 

How does JAFAX, Inc protect your information?

JAFAX, Inc has partnered with third parties to collect, process, and at your discretion store PII (credit card numbers, email addresses, names, addresses, etc.)
 

In the case of registering as a volunteer, artist, or vendor, the necessary information is stored securely in private Google Doc and Sheets storage. None of these forms request credit card numbers.
 

The site itself does not directly use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. As stated earlier, JAFAX, Inc partners with an external third-party, EventBrite, to process all purchases using their own PCI-DSS compliant payment gateway for CC transactions.
 

Our site is hosted on a system that has appropriate updates and hardening for hosting a website.

We do not use remote Malware Scanning on access to the site.
 

Does JAFAX, Inc use 'cookies'?

Yes, we do. However, they are not used for non-anonymous tracking purposes.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.
 

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII, except for use of handling your credit card transactions through EventBrite's systems and for volunteer and artist/vendor registration, which is stored in JAFAX, Inc's private Google Docs environment.
 

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
 

Use of Google's Services by JAFAX, Inc.

The Google Services JAFAX, Inc. uses include, but are not limited to:

  • Google AdSense Advertising

  • Google Forms

  • Google Docs and Sheets

 

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. See Google's AdWord Policy FAQ.
 

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.
 

We have implemented the following:

  • Marketing with Google AdSense

  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting

  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

 

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
 

Opting Out of Google AdSense and Cookie Use

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
 

Legal Obligations

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more here.
 

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  1. Users can visit our site anonymously.

  2. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.

  3. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

  4. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

    • On our Privacy Policy Page

  5. You can change your personal information:

    • By chatting with us or by sending us a support ticket

 

How does JAFAX, Inc's site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
 

Does JAFAX, Inc's site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It's also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking
 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
 

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
 

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
 

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

  • We will notify you via email Within 7 business days

 

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
 

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address when you voluntarily submit it in order to:
 

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  • Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

  • Send you additional information related to your product and/or service

  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

 

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

 

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

jafax.org
PO Box 7
Jenison, Michigan 49429
United States
tech@jafax.org

Last Edited on 2019-10-12

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