Summit Six LLC (“we”, “us”, or “our”) respects your concerns about privacy and values the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices with respect to information collected through our website Breaching the Summit (“Site”) and any other online service that links to this Privacy Policy. By using our Site, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those change.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We collect limited information from you in conjunction with your use of our Site.

We may ask you to provide your personal information, demographic information, or information about your preferences or interests when you:

  • Sign up to receive email newsletters from us
  • Enter a contest or sweepstakes
  • Participate in surveys or special promotions
  • Participate on social media accounts involving our authors, books or brands
  • Participate in communities or forums on the Sites
  • Submit user generated content on any part of the Sites that permit it
  • Knowingly volunteer information

We and our third party service providers may also use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain non-personal information when you interact with our Site or emails sent to you. Specifically, we may:

  • Log certain information about your use of our Site (e.g., log files, clickstream data, a reading history of the pages you view, your search terms and search results) and additional “traffic data” (e.g., time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, referring website addresses).
  • Use Web beacons for a number of purposes, including counting visitors to our Site, monitoring how users navigate the Site, and counting how many emails were opened or how many links were viewed. A “web beacon” is an invisible graphic that is programmed only to collect non-personal information about your use of our Sites or emails sent to you.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the information we learn about you to help us continually improve your experience with Summit Six LLC. We may use your personal and non-personal information in the following ways:

  • Post your user generated content to our Sites as you request
  • Communicate with you about your use of our Site and send you information about features on our Site
  • Communicate with you about changes to our policies
  • Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our services, or information about special events by email or another medium
  • Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
  • Optimize or improve our services and operations
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
  • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of our Site and recipients of our emails, including browsing and purchasing patterns

WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not use or disclose your personal information to any company. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your personal information to our business partners, in no event will we sell or rent your personal information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.

  • We may use a third party service provider to perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, marketing, analytics, etc. These entities have access to your personal information only as needed to perform their functions and they are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are obligated not to use, sell, distribute or alter this information in any way other than to provide the requested services to our Site.
  • We may share your personal information with certain third parties with whom we do business, such as our authors, publisher, or sponsors, so that they can provide you with special offers or similar materials that may be of interest to you. Although our treatment of your personal information is governed by this Privacy Policy, the third party’s treatment of your personal information will be governed by its privacy policy.
  • We may also use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Sites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Sites or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Sites or the public.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict our use of your non-personal information, and we may disclose or share non-personal information in any manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Our Sites may provide you with the ability to “like,” “follow,” “connect,” “comment,” “share,” or otherwise interact with third party social media services, including, but not limited to, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, YouTube. These features may enable integration and/or access to your social media accounts. We do not control these social media services or your profiles on these services, and we do not establish privacy settings or rules for how your personal information on these services will be used. If you choose to submit information through any of these social media services, your personal information will be subject to the applicable social media service’s terms and conditions and your current privacy settings on such social media service. By accessing any social media service, you will be assuming the risk that the personal information you provide on that service may be viewed and/or used by third parties for any purpose. You agree that we are not responsible for any acts or omissions by these social media service providers.

In addition, by choosing to log in to our Sites using your credentials from a social media service, you are asking that service to send us certain information from your account with the service, and you authorize us to collect, store and use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Summit Six LLC takes reasonable steps to help protect and secure your personal information. However, please remember that no data storage or data transmission over the Internet, or by other means, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and, by your use of our Site, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you transmit your personal information to our Site at your own risk.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Our Site may contain links to websites operated by affiliates or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for our Site, Breaching the Summit, do not apply to information gathered by these third parties. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies employed by any third party, and our linking to third party websites does not constitute an endorsement of the content or business practices of those third parties.

BLOGS, FORUMS, REVIEWS, AND COMMUNITY AREAS

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as blogs, forums or feedback sections, becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

GOVERNING LAW

This Site is published in the United States. We attempt to protect the personal information of all users of our Site and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to us. If you are uncertain whether this Privacy Policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to this Site.

NOTICE TO NON-US USERS

If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by the your country to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us on the Sites, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

As our Site continues to develop, we may add new services and features. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, or if other changes in our privacy practices or applicable laws necessitate changes to the Privacy Policy, this document will be updated accordingly. We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information we have previously collected from you.

HOW TO OPT-OUT OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION

You may always opt-out of receiving future commercial emails and newsletters from Summit Six LLC. We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link within the email you receive.

YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

Some browsers offer a “Do Not Track” feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. We do not track your personal information about your online activities over time and across third party websites. We also do not authorize third parties to collect any personal information from you on our Site for these purposes.

We do not control third parties that may use technologies to provide targeted advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you and may offer you advertising while you are on our Site and display content about us when you visit other third party sites.  These third parties are not subject to our Privacy Policy. We do not authorize these third party advertisers to use this technology to collect personal information about you and we do not provide access to your personal information from us. They may, however, track your Internet usage anonymously (that is, without being able to identify you personally) over time and across other websites in their networks beyond our Site. To learn more about the use of this information or to opt out of having this information used by these third-party advertisers, visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by clicking here.

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: April 30, 2018