The EPICENTERservices.com Web site ("Web
site") is owned and operated by Epicenter
Services. The following privacy statement describes
the practice of EPICENTERservices.com with respect
to the collection, maintenance and disclosure
of information on the Web site.
You can access this Web site and browse it without
providing your personal information. But in order
to participate in some of the activities available
on, or benefit from services offered on, the Web
site, a user must provide personal information.
Annual Reminder to Replace Food and Water
To subscribe to our Annual Reminder to Replace
Food and Water service, users are required to
provide personal information such as name and
e-mail address. The provision of personal information
is not optional if a user wishes to receive the
annual e-mail reminder and we will not be able
to provide a user with the requested service unless
the requested information is submitted.
To improve services and the quality of the Web
site and to expand our users' experience on the
Web site, we occasionally conduct surveys among
users which request the provision of personal
information such as name and e-mail address as
well as non-personal information regarding users'
experiences on the Web site. Participation in
the surveys and the corresponding submission of
personal information are optional.
Suggestion, Contact and Feedback
To improve services and the quality of the Web
site, we may offer users an opportunity to provide
their suggestions and contributions by completing
Suggest and/or Feedback forms. By virtue of the
forms, we collect personal information such as
full name and e-mail address. Through these forms
we also solicit the provision of non-personal
information. By providing your suggestions and
contributions, you grant to EPICENTERservices.com
an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free
license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify,
transmit, distribute and otherwise utilize such
suggestions and/or contributions for any purpose.
To contact us users must complete the contact
form requesting the provision of personal information
such as full name and e-mail address.
Use of Personal Information Collected
Personal information collected on this Web site
is used primarily for the purpose it is requested.
In particular, contact information, such as name
and e-mail address, is used to provide users services
they have chosen on this Web site such as the
provision of an Annual Reminder to Replace Food
& Water. Personal information collected in
connection with a contest is used to notify the
winners and to award prizes.
We also use personal information to provide users
with information about new services and products
offered on the Web site and to forward promotional
materials from us and our partners. It is important
to note that users may opt-out of receiving promotional
materials and information about new services on
the Web site. The opt out procedure is discussed
in detail below.
We may use personal information collected to
contact users in connection with their inappropriate
use of this Web site, non-compliance with the
filed by another user.
We may share personal information collected on
the Web site with our partners and third parties
but only with your consent. We will not share
personal information if you select the opt-out
feature at the points where personal information
We collect and use non-personal information such
as demographic data to analyze and develop our
marketing strategy and to determine how you found
out about us, your interests regarding our services
and how to further improve our Web site based
upon user data. We share non-personal information
with our partners and third parties
Disclosure Required By Law
We may disclose personal information when required
by law or in the good faith belief that such action
is necessary in order to conform to the requirements
of law or comply with legal process served on
the Web site.
We provide users the opportunity to opt-out from
receiving updates regarding new services and products
offered on the Web site, newsletters, promotional
materials and from sharing users' personal information
with our partners and/or third parties. The opt-out
option may be exercised at points where personal
information is collected by clicking on the "No"
If the user has not exercised the opt-out option
at the point where personal information is collected,
s/he can do it later by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Forums are very popular informative discussion
opportunities for Web site users. Please note,
however, that any information users post during
forum sessions becomes public information. Exercise
caution when you decide to disclose personal information
in forum sessions as all users of the Web site
will have access to this information.
Children and EPICENTERservices.com
The Web site is intended for adults who are interested
in earthquake news and resources. It is not designed
for children, and we purposefully discourage children
from using this site. Therefore, we do not collect
personal information from children and ask that
users do not provide information about children
unless you are their parents. If you do provide
such information, you will have the option of
reviewing, changing, or deleting a child's personal
information, revoking the consent, or refusing
to permit collection of further information.
Cookies and Log Files
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's
hard drive containing information about the user.
Use of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal
information. If a user rejects the cookie, s/he
may still use the Web site, although it may affect
the functionality of certain services available
to the user. Cookies also enable us to track and
target the interests of our users to enhance their
experience on the Web site.
We collect IP addresses to analyze trends, administer
the Web site, track user's movement, and gather
broad demographic information for aggregate use.
IP addresses are not linked to personal information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected on this Web site. This Web site contains
links to other Web sites. Please be aware that
EPICENTERservices.com has no control or influence
over the privacy practices of such other Web sites.
We encourage our users to be aware when they leave
the Web site and to read the privacy statements
of each and every Web site they visit.
We take every reasonably available precaution
to protect our users' information. All of our
users' information, not just the sensitive information,
is restricted in our offices. Only employees who
need the information to perform a specific job
are granted access to personal information. This
information is password protected. Furthermore,
all employees are kept up-to-date on our security
and privacy practices.
If you have any questions about the security
at the Web site, you can send an e-mail to email@example.com
We provide users with an opportunity to access
their personal information to ensure that personal
information is correct, accurate and current.
To access personal information a user must send
us a request at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification of Changes
We will use information in accordance with the
privacy statement under which the information
was collected. If we decide to change our privacy
statement, we will post those changes on our homepage
so that our users are always aware of the information
we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances,
if any, under which we disclose it. If at any
point we decide to use personal information in
a manner different from that stated at the time
it was collected, we will notify users by way
of an e-mail. Users will have a choice as to whether
or not they will allow us to use their personal
information in this different manner.
If users have any questions or complaints with
respect to the principles outlined in this privacy
statement or enforcement of this privacy statement
they should contact us at email@example.com
Last revised on November 21, 2001.