YOUR PRIVACY IS
IMPORTANT TO US
respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. To better
protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information
practices and the way information is collected and used.
Wildtree, Inc. (referred
to herein as “Wildtree”, “our”, “us” or “we”) is the sole owner of the
information collected on our websites and on the replicated Wildtree websites
that we provide for use by Independent Representatives (hereafter the
“websites”). We collect information from Independent Representatives
(“Representatives”), customers and visitors to the websites at different points
on the websites.
Through your use of
or visits to our websites, you may voluntarily provide or be required or
requested to provide personally identifiable information to us. Personally
identifiable information is any piece of information which can potentially be
used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single person including names,
addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, social security and tax
identification numbers, and credit card and bank information.
Identifiable or Aggregate Information
To help us tailor the
websites to the needs and interests of our visitors, we may collect various
types of information from you that do not identify you personally such as the
products you purchase, the services you use, the frequency of such purchase and
uses, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the
type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS X), the
domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, EarthLink), the
length of time you spend on the websites, which pages you visited within the
websites, which site you visited before coming to ours, and which site you
accessed when you left the websites (collectively, "non-personally
or Service Purchases
When a customer
purchases products or services from us through any of our websites, the
purchaser must provide us with mailing and contact information as well as
payment information. This information is used for billing and payment purposes
and to fill orders.
We may use the
personally identifiable information (a) to protect and defend our rights or
properties, (b) to protect your personal safety and the general safety of our
users and the public in general (whether in emergency situations or otherwise),
(c) to provide to third parties to maintain and/or operate the websites, (d) to
give to our business partners and third party vendors that provide services or
products selected by you, (e) to fulfill your requests and product or
service orders, (f) to provide you with information on products, specials,
newsletters, and other services we provide, (g) for marketing research, (h) to
Representative with the Company, to enforce the terms of your Representative
Agreement and the Policies and Procedures and in connection with our business
relationship as set forth in such documents and (j) as otherwise permitted by
identifiable information that is collected from Representatives and customers
through Customer Registration, product or services purchases and/or surveys is
used as described above. WILDTREE DOES NOT share personally identifiable
or Aggregate Information
We aggregate the
non-personally identifiable information with information collected from other
visitors of the websites ("users"), including Representatives and customers,
to track overall visitor traffic patterns. This aggregated information
allows us to develop statistics that are helpful to understand our users.
We use this aggregated information to monitor, maintain, and improve the
functionality and content of the websites, making it more responsive to the
needs of our users. We may also use the non-personally identifiable
information for the enhancement, operation, management or maintenance of the
websites, in connection with developing and operating new websites and for
historical, statistical, scientific, or other purposes. We reserve the right to
use, sell, and assign for any and all purposes all non-personally identifiable
information; and you authorize us to use, sell and assign, for any and all
purposes, all non-personally identifiable information. Wildtree may share
aggregated information from time to time with its partners, vendors or other
third parties. When such aggregate information is shared by Wildtree, no
personally identifiable information is shared.
information that it collects through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or
third parties to create a profile of users. A profile is stored information
that Wildtree keeps on individual users that details their viewing preferences.
Profile information is tied to the user’s personally identifiable information
to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user. Except as
expressly stated herein, Wildtree may share profile information with third
parties in aggregate form only.
A cookie is a piece
of data stored on a user’s computer tied to information about the user. Use of
a cookie may be linked to any personally identifiable information while on the
websites. Wildtree collects personally identifiable information from you only
when you voluntarily provide it to us. Wildtree uses both session ID cookies
and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the
browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file
stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent
cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
By setting a cookie
on a user’s computer, users do not have to log in a password more than once,
thereby saving time while at the websites. If a user rejects the cookie, the
user will still be able to use the site. The only drawback to this is that the
user may need to enter his or her password every time he or she accesses the
Like most standard
website servers Wildtree’s websites use log files. These include Internet
protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP),
referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to
analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate,
and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc.
are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may at a future time
use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.
Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Wildtree employs a
software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help Wildtree
to better manage content on the websites by informing it about what content is
effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in
function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users. The
main difference between the two is that clear gifs are invisible on the page
and are much smaller, about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Clear gifs are not tied to users’ personally identifiable information.
In addition, Wildtree
uses clear gifs in its HTML-based emails to let it know which emails have been
opened by the recipients. This allows Wildtree to gauge the effectiveness of
certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM US
Offers and Updates
Wildtree sends all
new customers a welcoming email to verify password, username, and acceptance
Customer Agreement. Customers may occasionally receive information on products,
services, special deals, and a newsletter.
On rare occasions it
is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance,
if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send customers
with customers with respect to products or services purchased by such customers
from Wildtree. Such communications may be by email, regular mail or telephone.
Though Wildtree makes
every effort to preserve user privacy, Wildtree may need to disclose personal
information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such
action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order
or legal process served on Wildtree. We also may disclose such information in
response to a law enforcement agency's request or where we believe it is
necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected illegal
activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical
Identifiable or Aggregate Information
Wildtree may share
non-personally identifiable/aggregated information with our partners, vendors, or
service providers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable
information. Except as expressly stated herein, WILDTREE DOES NOT share
personally identifiable information about users with any third parties other
than as necessary to process orders and applications.
Wildtree uses a
credit card processing company to bill customers for goods and services. This
company retains credit card information and personally identifiable information
so they can fulfill future orders, but does not retain, share, store or use
personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
with other third parties to provide specific services. When necessary to
provide services or products to customers, we share names and/or other contact
information with service providers and vendors. Such third parties are not
allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of
providing these services.
In the event Wildtree
goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another
company, or selling a portion of its assets, the personally
identifiable information of Representatives and customers will, in most
instances, be part of the assets transferred. If, as a result of the business
transition, a Representative or customer’s personally identifiable information
will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection,
the Representative or customer will be given a choice consistent with our
notification of changes section.
Users are always
notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We
do this so users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should
proceed with services that require an outside party.
may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Wildtree is not
responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and they may have
different privacy policies than ours. We encourage users to be aware when they
leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website
that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by Wildtree websites.
Wildtree takes every
precaution to protect all users’ information. When users submit sensitive
information via Wildtree’s websites, their information is protected both online
Registration and/or online order forms ask users to enter sensitive information
(such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected
with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure
page, such as an online order form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers
such as Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as
opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just ‘surfing’.
While Wildtree uses
SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, Wildtree also does
everything in our power to protect user information off-line. All user
information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted
in Wildtree’s offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a
specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL
employees are kept up-to-date on Company security and privacy practices.
Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a
However, we cannot
guarantee that any electronic commerce is totally secure. For example, we
have no control over the information collected by your Internet service
provider or your employer (if the websites are made available to you through
your employer or if you send us personally identifiable information through
your employer-provided email account), or information that you disclose in a
public forum. Any such third party that collects your personally
identifiable information may use the information in accordance with its terms
and conditions of use (and related privacy policies), which may be different
collected by such third parties and/or how such information is used or
maintained. Neither we nor any third party have the authority to make any
representations or commitments on behalf of the other.
comply with all applicable privacy and data security laws, including security
breach notification laws when operating their business. Representatives must
take appropriate steps to safeguard and protect all private information of
customers, including, without limitation, credit card and social security
numbers, provided by a retail customer, prospective retail customer
or other Representatives. Representatives must hold such information in strict
confidence. Representatives are responsible for the secure handling and
storage of all documents that may contain such private information.
Representatives must adopt, implement, and maintain appropriate administrative,
technical, and physical safeguards to protect against anticipated threats or
hazards to the security of confidential information and customer data.
Wildtree reserves the
discretion. It is your responsibility to periodically access this Privacy
Making Changes to
Your Personally Identifiable Information
You may update your
personal information as necessary by logging into your Wildtree personal
Wildtree is committed
to the safety of our children. Persons under the age of 18 may not enroll as a
Wildtree Representative or register as a customer. Children under the age of 13
may not purchase products through any of our websites. We do not knowingly
collect any personal information from such children at this site or any of its
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