This policy may be revised over time as new features are added to our Sphere Services or as we incorporate suggestions from our users. If we are going to use or disclose your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time we collected the information, you will have a choice as to whether or not we use or disclose your information in this new manner.
How Your Information is Used
Order and Payment Processing, Customer Service, Credit Card Issuers and Quality Assurance:
We use your personally identifiable information to help us efficiently perform transactions, to deliver the services you have requested, to perform quality assurance, sales analyses and other business analyses, and to contact you in connection with any orders that you have placed with us. We may also provide your contact and financial information to your credit card issuer or to credit card processors for their purposes. We may use your financial information to tender payment to you for services you provide to us (upon mutual agreement). No other use of your financial information will be made except to satisfy any law, regulation, governmental request, or judicial order. When you make a purchase through Sphere Services, or register through TourWrist or Sphere Services, you will provide us with an email address where we, or these service providers, may contact you for the purposes described in this paragraph.
Contacting You for Offers and Promotions:
You agree, in consideration for the use of the Sphere Services, to allow Sphere to use your contact and demographic information (your "Profile Information") to email you marketing and promotional materials. Sphere may also email you marketing and promotional materials that promote third party products. Sphere will not rent or sell your Profile Information for use by third parties. The materials Sphere may email you may include without limitation newsletters providing you with additional information on how to use the Services and promotional offers for goods and services from Sphere or third parties.
Use of Demographic Information:
Disclosure to Governmental Entities
Sphere may disclose specific Information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with any applicable law or any judicial or governmental order, to cooperate with or seek assistance from law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of Sphere or other users of Sphere Services. Also, your Profile Information may be passed on to a third party in the event of a merger, acquisition, consolidation, divestiture, or a bankruptcy of Sphere or Sphere Services.
"Session IDs" allow us to identify a particular user across multiple web page requests. This Session ID is maintained within your cookie file, where possible. If cookies are not enabled, or if your internet browser program does not support cookies then we may place the Session ID in the requested web page. This allows you to avoid having to continually re-enter certain information such as account name and password for every web page request. This Session ID expires whenever you close your internet browser.
Tracking and Reporting:
Some of our web pages may also contain special electronic images (called a "single-pixel gif" or "gifs") that allow us to gather only non-personally identifiable traffic statistics and other aggregate information about visitors to our sites. Sphere (through itself or third parties) may use this technology to collect and accumulate anonymous data that helps us understand and analyze the experience of people visiting our web pages and, along with other information you provide, customize your future visits and improve our web pages. For example, we may capture data on the type of browser used, type of operating system used, cookie preferences (whether you have them turned on or off), and search engine keywords (what keywords did a you use to get to our site). We may also record the number of visits and paths taken using Sphere Services. None of this information is personally identifiable and we only distribute this information to internal staff at Sphere.
Each time you use Sphere Services, we may automatically collect your IP address and possibly the web page from which you came. In order to diagnose, administer and optimize Sphere Services, we use your IP address to help us identify you and to gather demographic information about you.
Sphere Services may include the use of ad banner partners for the serving and/or targeting of ads, promotions, and other marketing messages. These ads may be provided, in some cases, by a third-party ad service provider. The ad service provider may place or utilize their own unique cookie on your browser, and may use non-personally identifiable information about your visit to our sites, such as the number of times you have viewed an ad. Sphere is not responsible for the collection of these cookies and is not responsible for the actions of the ad service providers. Sphere does not sponsor or guarantee any products or services advertised by third-parties on its site. Ad service providers may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your use of Sphere Services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Direct Linking URLs or Hotlinking:
In order to provide more relevant advertising and monitor user bandwidth usage (as governed by our Terms of Service), Sphere may gather data from the referrer logs that identify where and how frequently images being hosted by Sphere are being displayed by third-parties.
Information from Third-Parties
You understand and agree that Sphere stores and processes your information on servers that may reside outside the United States, and by providing any data to Sphere, you consent to the transfer of such information to these servers.
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