ETS may collect Personal Information (as defined below), such as your first and last names, home addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers; payment information when you make a transaction such as paying ETS; and demographic information and other information about you. We and our service providers may automatically collect certain information while you use the Site, including your Device Identifier (as defined below), browser/operating system, referring URL or advertisement, and all of the areas our Site you visit. There are a variety of technologies that collect this information including cookies, local storage and web beacons. In addition, we may receive information about you from third parties.
We may use the information we collect for a variety of purposes including to: enable you to use our Site; process your request and/or transaction; personalize your experience and offers; and provide you with information, opportunities, or services from us and our third-party partners.
We may also share your information with third parties, including our service providers and affiliates. We do not share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes.
We work with advertisers and analytics service providers to target our advertisements elsewhere online, and to provide us information on the effectiveness of our advertisements and Site traffic. We may share non-Personal Information (including hashed or otherwise de-identified personal information) with service providers for these same purposes. Some of the companies participate in a self-regulatory program that allows you to opt-out of having information about you used for targeted advertising. Learn more about third party advertisers and similar third parties on our Site, and the opt-outs they may offer.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
Information You Provide
Information We Collect Automatically As You Access and Use the Site
We and our third-party service providers (including any third-party content, advertising, and analytics providers) may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information about your use of the Site whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to our Site, the search terms you entered into a search engine that led you to our Site, all of the areas within our Site that you visit, and the time of day you visit the Site, among other information. Usage Information also includes the IP address, mobile device identifier, or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for any computer, mobile phone, or other device used to access the Site. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier.
We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including enhancing or otherwise improving the Site and our services, and to
target content or offers to users. The Usage Information we collect is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a
specific and identifiable person, we will treat it as Personal Information.
Cookies and Local Storage
“Cookies” and local storage are pieces of information (data files) transferred to an individual’s browser on their device when the device
is used to visit a site. These technologies are able to store a unique identifier for a device to allow a certain Internet site to recognize
the device whenever the device is used to visit the site, and may be used for many purposes, including remembering information that
will make your use of the site more convenient. Like most Internet sites, the ETS Site uses these technologies for a variety of purposes.
For example, we use these technologies to serve targeted advertising elsewhere online, to track the total number of visitors to our site
on an anonymous, aggregate basis, and to remember you when you return to the Site and remember your preferences. We may
associate Personal Information with a data file. You can find more information about cookies and how they work at AllAboutCookies.org.
A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built into or downloaded by you onto your device.
Flash cookies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, enabling a Flash feature and remembering your
preferences. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, visit the Adobe's Flash Player Settings Manager
page. If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, some features of the Site may not function
Use the options in your Internet browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when
you receive a cookie. If you disable all cookies or adjust your Flash privacy settings on your device, you may not be able to take advantage
of all the features of the ETS website.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “pixel tags,” “1x1 GIFs,” or
“clear GIFs”) may be included in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or
other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be
used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to
count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular links were actually viewed.
In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
Information Third Parties Provide About You
We may receive information about you from third parties and we may supplement the information we collect with outside records in
order to provide you with information, activities or services you have requested, to tailor content, to offer you opportunities to become
involved in activities that we believe may interest you, and for other purposes. We may combine the information we receive from those
We may use the information we collect, including Personal Information and Usage Information:
1. to enable you to use our Site, and to provide related services and care, including responding to your questions, complaints or
2. to process your transaction and, as applicable, create your account or personal profile;
3. to provide you with information, opportunities, or services that you have requested or that we otherwise believe will interest
you, including opportunities to volunteer and other special opportunities from us and our third-party partners;
4. to personalize your experience by tailoring content, recommendations, and opportunities we display to you, both on the Site
and elsewhere online;
5. for internal business purposes such as to improve our Site and services;
6. to administer and process contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys;
7. to process information, you provide via our Site including verifying that your email address is active and valid;
or any of our other policies;
9. to comply with regulatory and legal obligations; and
10. for purposes as disclosed at the time you provide your information, with your consent, and as further described in this Privacy
SECURITY AND PAYMENT PROCESSING
We employ commercially reasonable security methods and technologies to help secure the Personal Information we collect and store.
Your information is stored within a restricted database. Access to the database is restricted to personnel with a legitimate business need
to access or modify the information contained therein. However, no system can be guaranteed 100% secure. We therefore cannot
ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, or that we transmit to you, or guarantee that it will be free
from unauthorized access by third parties.
ETS Intelligence, LLC uses First Data products for payment processing and data storage. First Data has modified every one of its
applications that processes, stores and transmits cardholder data based on PCI DSS and PA-DSS compliance standards. First Data
represents that it fully adheres to PCI standards regarding secure storage of data, strong access control and other requirements. For
further information on this subject please visit First Data's PCI Compliance page. Since we use a vendor to process credit card payments
made through the Site and to store associated payment data, ETS does not directly collect such credit card information, nor does ETS
store or have access to credit card information submitted online. For payments made offline, ETS may directly collect, store or have
access to credit card information for processing payments.
We may share non-Personal Information, such as Usage Information and aggregated user statistics, with third parties in our discretion.
ETS does not sell or share personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We may share the
information we have collected about you (including Personal Information): (i) as disclosed at the time you provide your information, (ii)
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf
Companies may be engaged by ETS to perform a variety of functions, such as assisting with payment collection, providing technical
services for our Internet sites, etc. Such companies may have access to Personal Information if needed to perform certain functions.
However, these companies may use such Personal Information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for
any other purpose.
Administrative and Legal Reasons
ETS reserves the right to use or disclose any information (including Personal Information) as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or
legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an
investigation on a public safety matter, to protect and defend the legal rights or property of ETS, our Site or its users, or any other party,
or in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of our users or the general public.
Sweepstakes, Contests, & Promotions
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion”) that may require registration. By participating in a
Promotion, you are agreeing to the provisions, conditions, or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific
requirements of you (including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the Promotion to use your name, voice,
likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing materials). If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information
may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation,
in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's terms or official rules
(such as on a winners list).
Social Networking Features
Functionality on the Site may permit interactions that you initiate between the Site and a third-party website or service such as Twitter
or Facebook (“Social Networking Features”). Examples of Social Networking Features include enabling you to “like” or “share” content
from the Site or to “like” or “share” our page on a third-party service; to automatically or selectively show your social media posts/tweets
on the Site; to create a ETS account or ETS personal profile using existing login information from a social-network (known as a social
login); and to otherwise connect the Site to a third-party website or service. If you choose to share content or to otherwise post
information through the Site to a third-party site or service, or vice versa, that information may be publicly displayed. Similarly, if you
post information on a third-party platform that references ETS, for example, by using a Twitter hashtag associated with ETS in your
Tweet), your post may be published on the Site in accordance with the terms of that third party. Also, both we and the third party may
have access to certain information about you and your use of the Site and the third-party site or service. In addition, we may receive
information about you if other users of a third-party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or
information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking
or other third-party website or service. If you choose to use a social login, we may collect Personal Information including your name and
collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party’s privacy practices, including whether the third party continues
to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that thirdparty
website or service.
Business Transfers & Transitions
In the event ETS goes through a transition (such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or sale of all or a portion of its assets, including,
without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process), your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred.
By providing your Personal Information, you agree that we may transfer such information to the acquiring entity without your further
THIRD-PARTY ANALYTICS PROVIDERS, AD SERVERS, AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES
We work with network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers, and other vendors to provide us with information regarding
traffic on the Site (including pages viewed and the actions taken when visiting the Site), to serve our advertisements elsewhere online,
and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Site and the effectiveness of our advertisements. We may share non-
Personal Information (including hashed or otherwise de-identified personal information) with service providers for these same
purposes. In addition, our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to and activity on the Site and other
websites and services and may use this information to target our and third-party advertising to you.
These service providers may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device and may otherwise collect or have access to
information about you. Some of these parties may collect personal information over time as you visit online websites and services.
Cookies, including those set by third-party network advertisers, may be used to (among other things): target advertisements, prevent
you from seeing the same advertisements too many times, and conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to
you. We may share Usage Information about visitors with third-party advertising companies, analytics providers, and other vendors for
For example, we use Google services, such as Google Analytics, to collect data about traffic across our Site, to deliver advertisements
when you visit other websites, and to share data about traffic to our website with Google and other Google Analytics program
participants. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and processes data, visit How Google uses data when you use
our partner's sites or apps.
To opt out of: (i) Google Analytics install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on and (ii) Google’s ad serving. In addition to Google,
we may use a variety of other service providers to perform advertising services. Some of these companies are members of the Network
Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) or the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You
may want to visit The Network Advertising Initiative for Consumer Opt Out, which provides information regarding targeted advertising
and the “opt-out” procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice Page, which
provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an “opt-out” by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory
Please note that these third-party advertising companies may still collect information from you and opting out through these
mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to be served generic ads while online or on your device.
HOW WE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. There is no consensus
among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, the Site does not
alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit
All About Do Not Track (DNT).
If at any time, you would like to correct the Personal Information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for
contacts from us, you can let us know by contacting us at the following addresses: ETS Intelligence, LLC 869 E. Schaumburg Rd. STE 319
Schaumburg, IL 60194 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. ETS will make good faith efforts to implement requested changes in our
active databases. Note, however, that we may keep information you update or change for ETS’s administrative purposes. Also, it is not
always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases, and residual data may remain on backup
media or for other reasons. If you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our
newsletter emails or contact us through the postal address listed above. However, please note that even if you opt-out of receiving
marketing communications, we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your use of our Site, service
These transactional messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from marketing communications.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by ETS, including without limitation the Chapters. If you visit one of these linked sites,
you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of others.
USERS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONSENT TO TRANSFER
The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in another jurisdiction, please be aware that information you provide to us
will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to this
transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as
comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
Policy on our Site. We may also provide notice to you in other ways in our discretion, such as through contact information you have
will constitute your consent to those changes. Rest assured, however, that unless we obtain your consent, any changes will not alter
how we handle previously collected information.
HOW TO CONTACT US
please contact us at:
ETS Intelligence, LLC
869 E. Schaumburg Rd. STE 319
Schaumburg, IL 60194
December 21, 2019.