privacy and security policy


General
Making It Big and our software publisher respect the privacy and security of every individual who visits our website. This Privacy and Security Statement outlines the information we will collect, how we will use that information, and how we keep it secure. This Statement will also instruct you on what to do if you do not want your personal information collected when you visit our website. If you have further questions, please contact us by phone at 1-707-795-1997 or email us.

Secure Ordering Online
You can shop at www.makingitbig.com online with confidence. We are partnered with Authorize.Net, a leading payment gateway since 1996, to offer safe and secure credit card transactions for our customers. Makingitbig.com uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to keep your online order information safe. SSL technology encrypts your credit card number, order information and personal information before it is transmitted to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than MiB. The Authorize.Net Payment Gateway manages the complex routing of sensitive customer information through the credit card and electronic check processing networks, adhering to strict industry standards for payment processing, including:
  • 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology for secure Internet Protocol (IP) transactions.
  • Industry leading encryption hardware and software methods and security protocols to protect customer information.
  • Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

For additional information regarding the privacy of your sensitive cardholder data, please read the Authorize.net Privacy Policy

www.makingitbig.com is registered with the Authorize.Net Verified Merchant Seal program.

Personal Information
We will not collect your name, address, telephone number, or email address unless you provide it to us voluntarily. However, we may attempt to collect such information if we believe your use of this website violates any laws. If you do not want this information collected, please do not submit it to us.

When you do provide us with personal information, we may use that information in the following ways: we may store and process that information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our services. We may also use that information to contact you.

We also gather navigational information about where visitors go on our website and information about the technical efficiencies of our website and services (for example, time to connect to our website, time to download pages, etc.). This information allows us to see which areas are most visited and helps us better understand our clients' experiences at our site and tailor communications to our users' interests. This helps us improve the quality of your online experiences by recognizing and delivering more of the preferred features, areas and services. Information about your computer (for example, domain type, browser version, service provider and internet protocol address) may also be collected by MiB or third parties which will provide information regarding a visitor's use of our website (such as the time of a visitor's last visit to a page on our site).

We also collect information from third-party sources, including from social media and other websites that display authorized MiB branding. For example, if you post a comment on our Facebook page or send us a message on Twitter, we may collect that information as described in this Privacy & Security Statement. We also may collect information about you from commercially available sources (such as data aggregators and public databases). Please note that we may combine this information with other information that we collect about you and use it as described here.

Children
We have no intention of collecting any personal information (that is, name, address, telephone number, or email address) from individuals under eighteen years of age. Where appropriate, we will specifically instruct children not to submit such information on our website. If a child has provided us with personally-identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child should contact us at the email address listed at the bottom of this Statement to request that this information be deleted from our records. We will use reasonable efforts to delete the child's information from our existing files.

Additional Information Collected Automatically
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally-identifiable. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet Browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the URL of the website from which you linked or clicked to our website.

Information we May Place Automatically on Your Computer's Hard Drive
When you view our website, we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "cookie" or similar file and will help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor our website to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Third-party Sites
If you are visiting makingitbig.com through a link from another website or search engine, information about your visit to makingitbig.com may be collected by the provider of the other website or search engine. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these other websites or search engines. You may avoid disclosing your information to these other websites or search engines by entering makingitbig.com directly into the address field of your Internet browser.

MiB also may allow reputable third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies so that these third parties can provide services to us. These selected companies may use information about your activities on our site and other websites and combine such information with other information (such as an email address) to provide advertisements about our products and services on this and other websites. These third parties have their own policies regarding privacy, and their information practices are not covered by this Privacy & Security Statement. Some of these third parties are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), a cooperative of online marketing companies that offers a centralized tool for opting out of behavioral advertising delivered by each of its member companies. To learn more about the NAI and its opt-out tool, please click here. Please note that opting out of the use of your information by an NAI member company does not mean that you will no longer receive online advertising or that data about your activities on our site will not be collected by third parties. It does mean that a NAI member company from which you opted out will no longer deliver advertisements tailored to your online activities as long as the company's opt-out cookie resides on your browser. You also may configure your browser settings to reject all third-party cookies.

Who to Contact
If you have submitted personal information through this website and would like that information deleted from our records, please contact us at the following email address: mib@makingitbig.com and we will delete your information from our existing files.

Last updated June, 2011