Information Collected and Used. Riceworks collects personal information from you (for example, your name, postal address, email address, and other data) when you provide personal data through our Website. The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, when you register for any portion of our services, you are asked to provide information such as your email address, name or phone number. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested. Riceworks also may collect and store additional usage information such as where, what and when you are searching. Riceworks reserves the right to use information gathered by it for any and all purposes. Riceworks may sell or share email addresses and all other information with our affiliates and with carefully selected companies who we think can offer you services and products of interest to you. However, it is important to understand that Riceworks does not share its member information with any third parties. By obtaining credentials to access the Website, you acknowledge that you will not appropriate nor otherwise use the information regarding Riceworks members or programs contained on the Website for any personal, political or financial purposes, or appropriate any such information for the political or financial purposes of any third party. If you do not wish to have your information shared in the manner described above, write to us at info@Riceworks.com. If you do not wish to receive future commercial communications from us by email, simply follow the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.
Third Party Access. We also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance or forums and search software, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services. If you choose to purchase items through features on our Website, we may forward your information to third parties for services such as credit card processing and order fulfillment.
Use of Information. Your information is stored in a secured database and is used for purposes of providing you with information requested by you, improving customer service, personalizing your user experience, improving our Website, and processing payments. The information also is used as a part of our mailings and solicitations to prospective members, allowing us to contact you for administrative purposes. The information you provide also may be utilized for market research purposes, for project planning or for development of prospect lists for marketing. We also may use this information to contact you occasionally about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest. We may use information that you provide in order to present you with advertising that we believe, based on your history of use with the Website, you may find interesting.
Third party service providers that may assist us with the administration of the site or otherwise perform services on our behalf, including payment transaction processing and sending email may be supplied with or have access to your personal information solely to provide services to us or on our behalf.
Unsolicited Email (SPAM). You should be aware, however, that unscrupulous marketers can sometimes “harvest” your email address directly from your computer or another person’s address book or even obtain your email address through programs that automatically search web pages and email traffic for email addresses. Riceworks also may disclose or exchange with others information you have provided to us if we believe that the law requires us to do so or if it is necessary to protect the rights or property of Riceworks, our affiliate companies, our staff, or our users.
Do Not Track. Riceworks does not track its customers over time and across third party websites in order to provide targeted advertising. Riceworks therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor information that is presented to you. If you are visiting third party sites, you should become familiar with the sites tracking policies. Riceworks makes no representations and accepts no responsibility for the tracking activities of any third party.
Security. Riceworks will use reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure and not to disclose such information to any third parties. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that may receive the information. Riceworks takes commercially reasonable and appropriate measures (as determined in its sole and absolute discretion) to limit access to your personal information to people who need it to do their job. For example, if we need to mail something to you, we must share your name and address with a direct mail company. We limit such third parties in their access and use of your personal information. We cannot guarantee the protection of information against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration or that your information may not be disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others. We have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
IP Address. Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Website.