Totus is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Totus Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Totus website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Totus collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Totus also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Totus. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Totus for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Totus Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Totus public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Totus does not read any of your private online communications.
Totus encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Totus so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Totus is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Totus and Totus family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Totus collects and uses your personal information to operate the Totus Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Totus also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Totus and its affiliates. Totus may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Totus does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Totus may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Totus may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Totus, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Totus does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Totus keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Totus, in order to determine what Totus services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Totus to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Totus Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Totus or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Totus; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Totus, or the public.
The Totus Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Totus pages, or register with Totus site or services, a cookie helps Totus to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Totus Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Totus features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Totus services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Totus secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Totus secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Totus will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Totus encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Totus is protecting your information.