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Privacy Policy

Last Modified:  July 9, 2015

Introduction

ESOP Economics, Inc. (the “Company” or “We”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Notice. 

This Privacy Notice describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website http://www.esopeconomics.com and/or https://telescope.esopeconomics.com (our “Website”) and/or register or use any of our products or services on the Website.  This Privacy Notice also describes our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. 

This Privacy Notice applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • From any e-mails, texts or other electronic messages between you and this Website.
  • Through any active or passive browser or other interaction when you access this Website.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to information collected:

  • By us offline or through any other means, including on any other website(s) operated by the Company or any third party, which may include our affiliates or subsidiaries.  
  • By any third party (which may include our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this Privacy Notice carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to access or use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Notice and our policies and practices described in this Privacy Notice.

Please note that this Privacy Notice may change from time to time and, therefore, you are encouraged to check this Privacy Notice each time you access or use our Website.  Your continued use of this Website after we make changes to the Privacy Notice is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check periodically for updates.


Children Under the Age of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features; do not register on the Website; do not make any purchases through the Website; do not use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Website; and do not provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use.  If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@esopeconomics.com and provide us sufficient detail to investigate the matter and take corrective action if necessary.


Information We Collect About You And How We Collect It

We may collect several types of information from and about users of our Website and/or online products, including information:

  • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, credit card/payment information, telephone number and the like (“Personal Information”). 
  • From time to time you may be asked to provide information that is about you but that does not identify you, such as demographic or geographical location data, which we may collect to improve the functionality and utility of the Website; to improve our marketing and advertising of our products and services; and to serve our customers.
  • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, usage details and/or IP addresses of the device you use to connect to the Website and/or our online products.  This may include your web browsing history prior to visiting our Website, such as what websites and/or links may have referred you to our Website.   

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the Website and its webpages.  Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, marketing and advertising agencies; data repositories; or our business partners.


Information You Provide to Us

The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website, whether provided via check boxes, radio buttons or text boxes.  This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website or any products contained thereon, purchasing goods or services from the Website or paying us for goods and services you order.  From time to time, we may also ask you for information when conducting surveys, running promotions or when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including e-mail addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes, including customer satisfaction surveys.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.
  • Your search queries or browsing activity on the Website.


Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies.

As you navigate through and interact with our Website and/or online products, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including your browsing history previous to visiting our Website, and other communication data and resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

The information we collect automatically may be statistical (e.g., not personally identifiable information), but may also contain personally identifiable information (for example, a static IP address that may be associated with you), and may be maintained or associated with personal information about you that we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. Such information helps us to improve our Website and/or online products and to deliver a better and more personalized service or our customers, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our customer base, audience size and site usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests and tastes.
  • Speed up loading of the Website when you access it. 
  • Speed up your searches on the Website.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website, or the functionality of the Website may be degraded.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as “clear gifs,” “pixel tags” or “single-pixel gifs”).  These permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited pages on the Website, opened one of our e-mails and to gather other website statistics, e.g., to determine the effectiveness of advertising and marketing campaigns, to measure and record the popularity of certain website content and to verify system and server integrity.


Third-Party Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers and application providers. These third parties may use cookies, alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies, to collect information about you when you use our Website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. Typically, this information is used to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content, including via e-mail.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. 


Use Of Information

We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:

  • To present our Website, its contents and/or online products to you.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide information to us, e.g., for order processing, payment and shipment.
  • To process applications and transactions.
  • To verify your identity (such as when you access your account and our online products).
  • To manage your preferences.
  • To perform analytics concerning your use of our online products.
  • To operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; improving existing products and services; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions).
  • To provide you with notices about your account with us, including expiration and renewal notices.
  • To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
  • To notify you about changes to our Website, online products or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
  • To allow you to participate in any interactive features on our Website.
  • To conduct research relating to, among other things, our products, future products, and/or for statistical purposes.
  • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.


Disclosure Of Information

We may use and disclose aggregated statistical information about our users, and any information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide to us as described in this Privacy Notice:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our business, such as third party payment processors and shippers. 
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it, and any reasonably related purpose.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions, Subscription Agreement  and other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
  • If we reasonably believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, our employees, our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We may share anonymous or aggregated information with third parties to help deliver products, services, and content that are better tailored to the users of our online services, and for other purposes, including conducting and/or facilitating research on employee ownership.


Accessing And Correcting Your Information

Where applicable, you can review and change your personal information by logging into the Website and visiting your account profile page.

You may also send us an e-mail at privacy@esopeconomics.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us.  We may not be able to delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.


Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to privacy@esopeconomics.com.


Data Security

We have implemented measures and safeguards designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure, including industry standard encryption and other protocols for electronic processing of payments.  

The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We likewise urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.  We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.


Changes to Our Privacy Notice

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Notice on this page.  If we make material changes as to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify users via a notice displayed on the Website home page.  The date the Privacy Notice was last revised is identified at the top of the Privacy Notice.  You are responsible for ensuring that we have an up-to-date active and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Notice to check for any changes.


Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Notice, or to communicate with us regarding our privacy policies and practices, contact us via e-mail at privacy@esopeconomics.com.  Should you not have access to e-mail, please write to us at the following address:

ESOP Economics, Inc.
Attn.:  Privacy
1608 Walnut Street, Suite 1501
Philadelphia, PA 19103