Inventorz Virtual Network acts as a venue to allow users who comply with W.I.N.’s policies to offer, sell and buy inventions on their own websites and not on the W.I.N. forum. W.I.N. is not directly involved in the transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, W.I.N. has no control over the quality, safety, morality or legality of any aspect of the items listed, the truth or accuracy of the listings, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to pay for items. W.I.N. does not pre-screen users or the content or information provided by users. W.I.N. cannot ensure that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction since it doesn’t take place on our site.
Consequently, W.I.N. does not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer. W.I.N. cannot guarantee the true identity, gender, age or nationality of a user. W.I.N. encourages you to communicate directly with potential transaction partners through the tools available on the Site. You may also wish to consider using a third party escrow service or services that provide additional user verification.
By (clicking “agree”) / signing this agreement, you agree that W.I.N. is a venue and as such is not responsible or liable for any content; for example, data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items and links posted by you, other users, or outside parties on W.I.N. You use the W.I.N. service at your own risk.
W.I.N. is an open forum to support all inventors! We do not police products, or turn products away if they are similar to another product. We let the consumer/buyer decide which product they would like to purchase or license. All legal issues and conflicts are between the inventors and must be handled privately. This is the case for all of our programs and opportunities through our network.
All inventors on the W.I.N. platform have done their due diligence to protect their invention. All members must understand that they are exposing their idea to the public even though our platform is a membership based site; therefore, they must be ready for market.
Though officers of W.I.N. are knowledgeable about the invention process, they are not consultants and usually steer members to trusted vendors on and outside our platform. We have a very strict process of bringing vendors into our network and recommending them to the inventors we are passionate about protecting. However, we are not responsible or liable for any advice or services provided by the vendors we recommend and found in our Expert Pavilion. We ask the inventors to notify us of any misgivings so we can make an educated decision in whether we continue recommending that vendor.
The Inventorz Virtual Network is set up as a sounding board and a way to rate services provided by experts within our Expert Pavilion. It is the inventor’s responsibility to come back to the platform and rate their experience to educate or warn the other inventors in our network.
W.I.N. services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can use this service only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In this case, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities.
Compliance: You agree to comply with national laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content. You are responsible for all applicable taxes. In addition, you must abide by W.I.N.’s policies as stated in the Agreement.
Password: Keep your password secure. You are fully responsible for all activity, liability and damage resulting from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree to immediately notify W.I.N. of any unauthorized use of your password or any breach of security. You also agree that W.I.N. cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password secure.
Account Information: You must keep your account information up-to-date and accurate at all times, including a valid e-mail address.
Right to Refuse Service: W.I.N.’s services are not available to either temporarily or indefinitely suspended W.I.N. members. W.I.N. reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel unconfirmed, offensive, or questionable accounts. It reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason, at any time.
This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the United States and any user of the Website hereby agrees to be bound exclusively by the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States without reference to rules governing choice of laws. This includes any members who are not citizens of the United States.
FEES AND SERVICES
The Inventorz Virtual Network is a membership based platform with recurring fees on a monthly or yearly basis. W.I.N.’s Fees Policy, which is subject to change, is incorporated into this Agreement by reference. W.I.N. may choose to temporarily change the Fees Policy and the fees for their services for promotional events. W.I.N. may, at their sole discretion, change some or all of their services or fees for use, at any time. In the event W.I.N. introduces a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in US Dollars ($USD). Please refer to Inventorz Network Membership Fees for up-to-date membership information.
You are responsible for paying all fees associated with using the Inventorz Virtual Network. If an invoice or monthly fee is not paid in full, the member risks penalties such as the suspension of privileges and/or termination of the account.
Fees and Termination: If W.I.N. terminates your account, if you close your account, or if the payment of your W.I.N. fees cannot be completed for any reason, you remain obligated to pay W.I.N. for all unpaid fees plus any applicable penalties. If you have a question or wish to dispute a charge, contact W.I.N. directly at [email protected]
RULES FOR LISTINGS
To promote a safe, fair, and enjoyable trading experience, W.I.N. has established a set of rules and policies for item listings. These restrictions involve how certain items are described, and practices that would provide an unfair advantage or result in a negative buyer experience.
Violations of these policies may result in a range of actions, including:
Limits on account privileges
Forfeit of W.I.N. fees
Loss of Seller status
In addition to the rules for listings, you should also review your listing for Intellectual Property and Patent Infringement to check if your type of item is allowed or has additional restrictions that would affect your listing. You should consult with your own attorney to determine whether your listing may infringe upon the Intellectual Property rights of third parties.
Sellers need to make sure that their listings accurately represent the item being sold. Except as noted in the specific policy as exceptions, sellers cannot:
Misrepresent the item location from which their item will be shipped
Include brand names or other inappropriate keywords in a title or description
Have misleading titles that do not accurately describe the item for sale
List a single item but offer additional identical items for sale in the description
Include separate payment surcharges that buyers pay to use ordinary forms of payment
Misuse the reserve price option
Charge excessive shipping fees
Listings must provide an enjoyable and safe experience for buyers
Solicit buyers to mail cash or use other payment methods not specifically permitted by W.I.N. as accepted payment methods
Communicate to buyers that they accept, or will not accept, specific forms of PayPal payment
Include links that do not conform to W.I.N.’s Links policy
Promote giveaways, random drawings, raffles, prizes or bonuses
Create a listing that offers a service
Prohibited, Questionable and Infringing Items and Activities
You are solely responsible for your conduct and activities on and regarding to W.I.N. and any and all data, text, information, usernames, graphics, images, photographs, profiles, audio, video, items, and links (together, “Content”) that you submit, post, and display on W.I.N.
By listing an item on the Site, you warrant that you and all aspects of the item comply with any and all W.I.N. policies. You warrant that any item listed does not infringe upon any third parties’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral rights and rights of publicity, privacy and attribution. You also warrant that you may legally sell the item. You must accurately describe your item and all terms of sale. Your listings may only include text descriptions, graphics, pictures, video and other content relevant to the sale of that item. All items must be listed in an appropriate category with appropriate tags. Each listing must accurately and completely describe the item/items for sale in that listing.
Content and your use of W.I.N. shall not:
Be false, inaccurate or misleading
Be fraudulent or involve the sale of illegal, counterfeit or stolen items
Infringe upon any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy
Violate this Agreement or any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
Contain items that have been identified by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) as hazardous to consumers and therefore subject to a recall
Be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, unlawfully harassing, impersonate or intimidate any person (including W.I.N. staff or other users), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, through for example, the use of similar e-mail address, nicknames, or creation of false account(s) or any other method or device
Be obscene or contain child or adult pornography
Contain or transmit any code of a destructive nature that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information
Host images not part of a listing
Modify, adapt or hack W.I.N. or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with W.I.N.
Appear to create liability for W.I.N. or cause W.I.N. to lose (in whole or in part) the services of W.I.N.’s ISPs or other suppliers
Re-Posting Content: By posting Content on W.I.N., it is possible for an outside website or a third party to re-post that Content. You agree to hold W.I.N. harmless for any dispute concerning this use. If you choose to display your own W.I.N.-hosted image on another website, the image must provide a link back to its listing page on W.I.N.
W.I.N. does not control the Content provided by users that is made available on Inventorz Virtual Network. You may find some Content to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There are also risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense.
Additionally, there may also be risks dealing with international trade and foreign nationals. By using W.I.N. you agree to accept such risks and that W.I.N. (and their officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) is not responsible for any and all acts or omissions of users on W.I.N. Please use caution, common sense and practice safe buying and selling when using W.I.N.
Other Resources: W.I.N. is not responsible for the availability of outside websites or resources linked to or referenced on the Site. W.I.N. does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You agree that W.I.N. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or resources.
MEETINGS OUTSIDE OF INVENTORZ VIRTUAL NETWORK
Users may arrange and attend online virtual meetings or in-person meetings (“Meetings”) with one or more individuals. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users must comply with W.I.N.’s policies and acknowledge and agree to comply with the laws of the city, county and country in which the Meeting occurs. Additional eligibility requirements for a particular group or Meeting may be set by the group’s contact person. W.I.N. is not involved with user generated groups, the groups’ requirements or the Meetings.
W.I.N. does not supervise or control the Meetings, user-initiated online or offline gatherings, or the interactions among and between users and other persons or companies. Users are solely responsible for interactions with others. Users understand that W.I.N. does not in any way screen its users. All users agree to exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, particularly if meeting offline or in person.
RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AND RELEASE
Should You have a dispute with one or more users, or an outside party, you release W.I.N. (and W.I.N’s officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. W.I.N. encourages users to report user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement, postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity, as applicable.
W.I.N., for the benefit of users, may try to help users resolve disputes. W.I.N. does so in their sole discretion, and W.I.N. has no obligation to resolve disputes between users or between users and outside parties. To the extent that Inventorz Virtual Network attempts to resolve a dispute, W.I.N. will do so in good faith based solely on their policies. W.I.N. will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims.
Inventorz Virtual Network and other W.I.N. graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of W.I.N. in the U.S. and/or other countries. W.I.N.’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names or e-mail addresses, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
ACCESS AND INTERFERENCE
W.I.N. may contain robot exclusion headers which contain internal rules for software usage. Much of the information on W.I.N. is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to W.I.N. by Inventorz Virtual Network users or third parties. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access W.I.N. for any purpose without Inventorz Virtual Network’s prior express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not:
Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in Inventorz Virtual Network’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on W.I.N.’s infrastructure
Copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any user Content without the prior express written permission of W.I.N. and the appropriate third party, as applicable
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site
BREACH OF AGREEMENT
Without limiting any other remedies, W.I.N. may, without notice, and without refunding any fees, delay or immediately remove Content, warn W.I.N.’s community of a user’s actions, issue a warning to a user, temporarily suspend a user, temporarily or indefinitely suspend a user’s account privileges, terminate a user’s account, prohibit access to the Site, and take technical and legal steps to keep a user off the Site and refuse to provide services to a user if any of the following apply:
FOR INVENTORS – CERTAIN ITEMS REQUIRE INSURANCE
We encourage all of our Users/Inventors to obtain liability insurance for the sale of items. However, W.I.N. requires those Users selling: (1) Toys or other products for children; (2) Food or other products for human consumption (including lotions and soaps); or (3) Electrically powered items (including those run on batteries) to obtain and at all times maintain a policy with adequate limits of liability coverage, per occurrence, with respect to the sale and use of any such item, and that a Certificate of Insurance indicating such coverage shall be delivered to W.I.N. upon request. Further, Users who are required to obtain insurance shall name W.I.N. as an “additional insured” to such coverage, and shall provide proof of such addition to W.I.N. upon request. Failure to obtain or maintain such insurance shall result in the removal the listings of those covered items. If you do not have insurance please contact us at [email protected] in order to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement.
INVENTORZ VIRTUAL NETWORK, W.I.N.’s SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND ITS SUPPLIERS PROVIDE W.I.N.’S WEB SITE AND SERVICES “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. W.I.N., W.I.N.’S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND W.I.N.’S SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM W.I.N. SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL W.I.N., AND (AS APPLICABLE) W.I.N.’S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR W.I.N.’S SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, W.I.N.’S SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
W.I.N’S LIABILITY, AND (AS APPLICABLE) THE LIABILITY OF W.I.N.’S SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO W.I.N. IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless W.I.N. and its affiliates and subsidiaries, agents, attorneys, representatives, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, consultants, independent contractors, predecessors, successors, assigns and insurance carriers from any and all claims, costs, demands, debts, actions, causes of action, liabilities, and obligations of every kind, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
No Guarantee of Access
W.I.N. does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted access to the Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside W.I.N.’S control. It is normal that from time to time the site will need to undergo various upgrades and changes which may affect the use of the site on a temporary basis.
Contacting Inventorz Virtual Network
All correspondence, questions or issues should be directed via e-mail at [email protected]. All users of W.I.N. will be responded to within 24 hours. You are welcome to include a phone number and a service member will call you back if the matter should be discussed verbally.
FEEDBACK & RATING SYSTEM
Feedback is a way to establish a reputation of trust for both buyers and sellers. For every transaction, the buyer and seller have the opportunity to submit a positive, neutral or negative rating and write an optional comment.
Consistency, fairness and honesty are critical to the integrity of the feedback system. Members are encouraged to use the feedback and rating system. Feedback directly affects a member’s reputation as a buyer or seller, so please take it seriously.
Members have 30 days from the date they receive feedback to have W.I.N. review it for removal. At Inventorz Virtual Network’s discretion, feedback may be removed or altered in the following circumstances:
Private information was published
Abuse or harassment of a member
Use of profane or racist language or images
Spam or advertising
Shilling (fraudulent inflation of feedback rating by use of an alternate account)
Feedback comments on a different member’s transaction
Obvious misuse of the feedback system (e.g., buyer leaves negative feedback immediately after purchase and is unresponsive to communication)
Members with low feedback ratings will be subject to review and account privileges may be suspended and/or terminated.
DEFINITION OF AN INVENTION
The US Patent and Trademark Office provides definitions of a patentable invention. W.I.N. is not an attorney and does not provide legal advice. The following list summarizes rules regarding the patentability, but you should consult with a patent attorney to determine whether your invention may be patented:
An invention is defined as a new, useful and non-obvious process, machine or product.
An invention is also a new, useful and non-obvious improvement of a process, machine or product
Not every invention can be patented. Before an invention can be patented, certain conditions must be met.
Inventions that involve processes, machines, manufactures and compositions of matter, and any improvement thereof, can be patented.
The invention must be new, useful, and, even though new, it must have not been obvious at the time it was invented.
W.I.N. BLOG & RESOURCE CENTER
Make it clear that the views expressed in the blog and resource center are yours alone and do not necessarily represent the views of members or staff of W.I.N. If you comment on the blog you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected or used by others or could be used to send you unsolicited messages. W.I.N. is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. Keep comments respectful and clean of any profanity. Ask customer service if you have any questions about what is appropriate to include in your blog. Understand when W.I.N. requests that topics not be discussed for confidentiality or legal compliance reasons. Ensure that your blogging activity does not interfere with the integrity of confidentiality of an invention.
COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENTS:
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your intellectual property, you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether the material infringes upon your intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting W.I.N.
If you believe that material residing on or accessible through the W.I.N. website or service infringes a copyright or other intellectual property right, you must send a written notice of the infringement to the Designated Agent listed below. The notice must include the following information:
1. A physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or intellectual property right that has been allegedly infringed upon (by fax or regular mail – not by e-mail, except by prior agreement);
2. Identification in sufficient detail of the material being infringed upon (for an allegation of a patent infringement, please provide a patent registration number);
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing upon the intellectual property. Include information regarding the location of the infringing material with sufficient detail so that W.I.N. is capable of finding and verifying its existence (for listings, please provide item numbers);
4. Contact information about the notifier including the name of the intellectual property owner, the name and title of the person contacting W.I.N. on the owner’s behalf, the address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
5. A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the intellectual property or copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the intellectual property or copyright owner.
When removing material from the site, W.I.N. will inform the Inventor of the reason for the removal and may provide the Inventor with a copy of the notice and the notifying party’s contact information.
ONCE PROPER BONA FIDE INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT, IT IS W.I.N.’S POLICY:
1. To remove or disable access to the material infringing upon the intellectual property;
2. To notify the user that W.I.N. has removed or disabled access to the material; and
3. That repeat offenders will have their infringing material removed from the system and that W.I.N. will terminate such users’ access to the service.
PROCEDURE TO SUPPLY A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:
If you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is not infringing upon the intellectual property, you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees). Therefore, if you are not sure whether or not the material infringes on the intellectual property, please contact an attorney before contacting W.I.N.
If you believe that the material that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing upon an intellectual property right, or you believe that you have the right to post and such material from the intellectual property owner, the intellectual property owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, you must send a counter-notice, pursuant to 512(g) (2) and (3) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Please do not relist or reactivate the material yourself. The notice must contain the following information to the Designated Agent listed below.
1. Your physical signature (by fax or regular mail – not by e-mail, except by prior written agreement);
2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
3. A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material;
4. Your name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the user’s address is located, or if your address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which W.I.N. is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, W.I.N. may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that W.I.N. may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright or intellectual property owner files an action seeking a court order against the user, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter-notice, at W.I.N.’s discretion.
The following defined terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
“Financial Information” means information relating to payments and billing (e.g. name, account information, billing address) provided in connection with your use of W.I.N. Service. All Financial Information collected is for billing and payment purposes only and may be protected and administered by W.I.N. and its authorized third party partners.
“Non-Personal Information” means information that, by itself, does not identify a specific individual or entity (e.g. demographic information, usage data or downloads).
“Personal Information” means specific identifiable information about an individual or entity which may be used to identify, contact or locate that person or entity (e.g. name, mailing address, e-mail address or phone number).
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Information You Provide. W.I.N. may receive and store any Personal Information, Financial Information and/or Non-Personal Information that you provide during the use of any Services. Sometimes, you will have a choice whether or not to provide information, but if you fail to provide certain information it could make some features and/or functionality of the W.I.N. Service unavailable to you. W.I.N. will use information you provide to respond to your requests, communicate with you, and to improve the W.I.N. Service. Here are some examples:
a) User Account Information: The information you provide in setting up your User Account with W.I.N. may include, without limitation, your name, login, e-mail address, physical address, payment information, phone number, password, computer and connection information such as browser type, version, and time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform.
b) E-mail Communications: W.I.N. may use your Personal Information to send e-mails periodically describing promotions, events or changes relating to the W.I.N. Service or W.I.N. Websites. You may opt-out of receiving promotional e-mails by following the instructions in the relevant correspondence. Once W.I.N. has processed your opt-out request, W.I.N. will not send you further promotional e-mails unless you opt back in to receiving such communications. Whether you opt out of receiving promotional e-mails or not, W.I.N. reserves the right to communicate with you via e-mail with respect to important information, notices or changes arising out of or relating to the W.I.N.. Service and/or the W.I.N. Websites.
c) Other Information: You may provide information whenever you interact with the W.I.N. Service including, without limitation, when you search, upload, organize, create, buy, post, participate in a contest, survey or questionnaire, place an order, update information in your User Account, provide corporate, employer or other business information, communicate with W.I.N. by phone, e-mail, or otherwise, use community features, and share information with other users. With any of these actions, you might supply W.I.N. with information such as your name, address, and phone number, credit card information, third party information, alternate contact information, and information about your use of the W.I.N. Service and W.I.N. Websites, personal descriptions, product descriptions, and in some cases, financial information including Social Security and driver’s license numbers.
HOW INFORMATION IS USED, SHARED AND DISCLOSED
W.I.N. uses Personal, Non-Personal and Financial Information, among other things, to analyze and monitor system performance, analyze internal business systems, improve W.I.N. Service, fulfill requests for additional products and services, contact you, and conduct research. The use and protection of information from users of the W.I.N. Service is an important component of Inventorz Virtual Network’s business. Except as otherwise as set forth in this section, W.I.N. will use reasonable efforts to provide you with notice when your information might be provided to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information in many cases. Examples of how W.I.N. shares and discloses your information is as follows:
d) With Your Consent . In other situations, if you provide consent with respect to the use and/or sharing of your information, W.I.N. will do so in accordance with the particular circumstances.
While no security system is completely secure, W.I.N. takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of the information it collects; this includes, but not limited to, ensuring that all Personal and Financial Information is disclosed only on a “need to know” basis and stored in physically secured environments.
Despite W.I.N.’s efforts, you also play an important role in protecting against unauthorized access to your User Account information, password and computer. W.I.N. recommends that you always log out of your User Account if you leave your computer unattended and/or are using a shared computer.
SPECIAL NOTICE CHILDREN UNDER AGE 18
W.I.N. does not knowingly collect Personal Information from persons under the age of 18 or allow them to register a User Account, and if you are under the age of 18, you must not attempt to register with W.I.N. and/or submit any Personal Information to us. If it comes to W.I.N.’s attention that Personal Information has been collected from a person under the age of 18, W.I.N. will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you believe that W.I.N. may have Personal Information from or about a child under the age of 18, please contact W.I.N. at the e-mail address below. If W.I.N. learns that a Minor is using the Jivox Properties, Jivox will require verified parental or guardian consent, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”).