Independentinc.com strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number, etc.) subject to the terms of this Policy. We will never sell, barter, or rent your email address to any unauthorized third party. By visiting Independentinc.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy.
How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to certain portions of our site or request certain features, such as receiving notification of future promotions, newsletters or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in interactive areas of our site. Like most web sites, Independentinc.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular page while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do, you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password, and we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.
Like other Web publishers, we collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content, functionality, promotions, and advertising. We respect your privacy and do not share your information with anyone except as set forth in this Policy.
Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. For example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our business partners. Again, this information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information about you or allow anyone to identify you individually.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by Independentinc.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of promotions, and other communications with you. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law. In addition, from time to time as we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information when we are required to do so by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement agency; to enforce or apply our rights and agreements; to respond to claims that a customer's website is engaged in activities that violate the rights of third parties; or when we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Independentinc.com, our users, or others.
Independentinc.com expects its partners and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, affiliates, and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a Independentinc.com page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through Independentinc.com you may be introduced to, or be able to access information, Web sites, features, and promotions offered by other parties. Independentinc.com is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet, and there is always some risk in transmitting information electronically. The Personally Identifiable Information we collect is stored within databases that we control. As we deem appropriate, we use security measures consistent with industry standards, such as firewalls and encryption technology, to protect your information. However, since no security system is impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Any actual or suspected breaches of assigned user accounts should be reported directly to Independent Inc for further investigation.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important to us. For that reason, Independentinc.com does not knowingly collect, solicit or maintain Personally Identifiable Information from or about children we actually know are under 13 at our website, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Independentinc.com has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
We can be reached by contacting Independentinc.com or email customer service at: contactus@Independentinc.com.
You can access all your Personally Identifiable Information we collect online and maintain by emailing customer service at contactus@Independentinc.com. and requesting a copy of your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Only upon verifying your identity will we supply your information. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information.
You can correct factual errors in your Personally Identifiable Information by sending us a request that credibly shows error.
Independentinc.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
If you choose to visit Independentinc.com, your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Policy and all of the provisions found in our Terms & Conditions of Use including limitations on liability, dispute resolution, and governing law.