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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy hereby incorporates by reference all terms, conditions rules, policies and guidelines on the Site, including the AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”). Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy are defined in the Terms of Service.
 
This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1st, 2011. Your use or continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify the provisions in this Privacy Policy without prior notice to you, so please check back often for updates
 
AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc., Inc. ("AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc.", "us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to its Web site, the home page of which is located at www.atoztechexchange.com. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information and Anonymous
 
Information you submit to us through our Site. This Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated in our Terms of Service Agreement, and by registering for our Services you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies companies or organizations that use the Services on the Site. In addition, if you are a person who is only visiting the Site (a "Visitor"), the provisions titled "Consent," "This Site Contains Links to Other Sites," "Automatically Gathered Information" (applicable parts only), "Service Providers and Clients," "Legal Requests" and "Anonymous Information" apply to you
 
"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
 
By submitting Personal Information through the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy. Your Personal Information may be processed by AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. in the country where it was collected, as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
 
Notification of Changes
 
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as our Services change and expand. If we make substantial changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated policy on this page and we will post notice that this Privacy Policy has changed in the My Account section of the Site and in this policy. The notification of revised terms will appear on the website 30 days prior to the changes taking place. Once any changes that we make to this Privacy Policy become effective, your continued use of the Site after such time will signify your acceptance of the new terms.
 
The Workspace
 
This area of the Site is for the benefit of companies and organizations using the website. The private and shared Workspace areas of the Site facilitate communication and the exchange and sharing of information between Clients and Service Providers once a contract has been signed. The information contained in private Workspaces shared between Clients and Service Providers is not used for any purposes other than to facilitate communication and the exchange of information between the parties involved. AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. reserves the right to monitor communications in the Workspace in order to verify compliance with our Terms of Service, international, federal or state laws and/or our other stated policies.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, CHAT ROOM OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
 
Information We Gather
Registration
 
If you register to buy or sell Services using AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc., we collect and store Personal Information that specifically identifies you or your Account. At this time, the most information you would be required to submit is your first name, last name, User ID, password, preferred currency, company name, street address, city, state, zip/postal code, country, phone number, email address and valid financial Account information. We may, in the future, include other optional requests for information from you to help us to tailor the Site for you and deliver personalized information to you. Without your agreement, we will not share, rent or sell any personal information with third parties in any way other than what is disclosed in this privacy statement. In addition, to post a first-time project, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. requires Members to pay an Employer Activation fee via the AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Payment System and consequently we might collect your credit card number and/or other financial account information as described in the section entitled “The AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Payment System” below.
 
Credit card information is transmitted via SSL ("Secure Socket Layer") encryption for your protection.
 
Team Accounts
 
If you are a User of a Team Account, the information you provide to the Site may be accessible to other Users of the Account under which your Team Account was added, and Users of all related Team Accounts.
 
Online Surveys and Contests
 
Occasionally, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. conducts a User survey to collect information about our Users' preferences. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. Similarly, we may offer contests to qualifying Users in which we ask for contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address. None of this information is shared with third parties, except in summary form, if at all. The demographic information and company that AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. collects in the registration process and through surveys is used to help us improve our Services to meet the needs and preferences of our Users.
 
The AtoZ Tech Exchange Payment System
 
The AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Payment Service requires Members to pay with a credit card, wire transfer, ACH or debit card,check, or PayPal. Consequently, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. will collect your credit card number and/or other entered financial institution information such as bank account numbers or PayPal email ID and will use that information to bill your Service Provider membership fee and/or to perform the billing operation on behalf of the Service Provider, including but not limited to the use and disclosure of such credit card number and information to third parties as necessary to complete such billing operation. Verification of credit information, however, is accomplished solely by the User through the authentication process.
 
Service Providers and Agents
 
We use credit card and other payment processing companies to bill you for goods and services and email marketing companies to send emails from AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. to opt-in users. We will share your personal information as necessary for third parties to provide these services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
 
Automatically Gathered Information
 
AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. automatically collects browser type and browser software version to tailor the presentation of the Site and the Services to the Visitor's or User's platform and to maintain a record of the User's or Visitor's activity on the Site. As an automatic process, our Web server software records a log file of IP addresses that access the Site. We also collect IP address information but do not ordinarily link IP addresses to Users' Personal Information. However, we can and will use IP addresses to identify a User when we, in our sole discretion, determine that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms and Conditions of Use or to protect our service, Site, customers or others. When you use the Site, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. collects information about your Account transactions and AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. may collect information about your computer for fraud prevention purposes. Finally, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here.
For example, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. may collect information related to your contact with AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Customer Service or store results when you respond to a survey.
 
Cookies
 
When you use the Site, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. or our contractors may place small data files called cookies on your computer. AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. uses cookies to enable Users to specify unique preferences and to track Visitor and User use of the site, including trends and patterns. AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. sends a session cookie to your computer when you log in to your Account. This type of cookie helps if you visit multiple pages on the Site during the same session, so that you don't need to enter your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires. AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. also uses longer-lasting cookies for other purposes such as to display your project related information. AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. encodes our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them.
 
Users and Visitors always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. If you disable cookies on your browser, please note that some parts of our Site may not function as effectively or may be considerably slower.
 
Public Information
 
As part of registration, you may set up a Profile describing your experience and qualifications. After becoming a member, in order to place bids, you must create a Profile, and in order to create a Profile, you will be required to provide some information about your company or business. If you decide to offer a service, potential clients may review your Profile to help them decide whether to make a bid on your service.
 
Information in your Profile is available for any other registered User to access. We will not have any obligation under this Privacy Policy with respect to information in your Profile or information you voluntarily provide to other Users via the Site.
 
Other Information
 
You may provide AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. information when you interact with us through email, online chat, or otherwise. We may retain such information in order to provide you with Services, including for diagnosing technical issues.
 
HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION
Registration Information
 
We use Personal Information for our own internal purposes including contacting you via email to inform you about updates to our Services and providing you with information relating to e-commerce transactions that you conduct on the Site. We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law. We do not rent or sell our Users' Personal Information to third parties. We do, however, provide you with the opportunity to receive newsletters via email. If you decide to opt in to receive newsletters, you may opt out of receiving these newsletters at any time by clicking on your Preferences and choosing Email Notifications to Unsubscribe.
 
AtoZ Tech Exchange's Contractors and Partners
 
To the extent necessary to provide you with the services on the Site, we may provide your Personal Information to third party contractors and/or partners who work on behalf of or with AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. to provide you with such services, to help us communicate with you or to maintain the Site.
 
Other Members
 
We share the email addresses of Service Providers and Clients to each other once a project is awarded on our Site to enable work on the project to be completed. In addition, Members involved in a transaction may request full contact information of the other party, including name, company name, phone number and mailing address. If you request the contact information of another User, your contact information will also be released to that User. If another User requests your contact information, we will disclose it to him or her. You agree not to use the disclosed information of other Users for any purpose other than providing the applicable Services or resolving a dispute.
 
Legal Requests
 
AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud, theft, harassment and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you, including the content of your online communications, if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; (b) protect or defend the rights or property of AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. or third parties; (c) assist in an investigation; or (d) respond to an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of Users or other persons.
 
Affiliates
 
Although we currently do not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures or other companies under a common control (collectively, “Affiliates”), we may in the future. We may share some or all of your Personal Information with these Affiliates, in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.
 
Business Transaction
 
If our company or our assets related to the Site are acquired by another company, we will attempt to notify you so that you may make an informed decision about this new use of your personal information. See the "Notification of Changes" section above to find out how we will notify you.
 
Anonymous Information
 
We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as names) that make the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request and usage patterns so that we may enhance Services and the Site. We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in our discretion. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons.
 
Comments Submitted by Users
 
AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. constantly seeks to improve the quality of the services we provide and the User experience on the Site. We value your input and encourage you to help us expand and make improvements to the Site by providing us with any thoughts or comments you might have regarding our services or the operation of the Site. You can submit any comments you have to us by clicking on the link webadmin@atoztechexchange.com at the top of most of the pages on the Site. The "Email Us" page asks for your email address and Username. Your Username is optional. If you provide this information, we will only use it to acknowledge or respond to your comments. Submitting comments via email will not cause you to receive any secondary or promotional material, unless specifically requested by you. In certain circumstances, we may ask for your permission to post your comments in marketing or promotional materials.
 
Security
 
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. We will use commercially reasonable methods to keep Personal Information securely in our files and systems. Our Payment System is operated using secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption, to help protect your financial data. Please note that with current technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your data as it travels over the Internet.
 
Regarding Children
 
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
 
Terminating Your Membership
 
We save your Personal Information until your membership with us is terminated and you unsubscribe to email notifications. To terminate your membership, contact Customer Support. If you terminate your membership, your Personal Information cannot be recovered. You may continue to receive email communications for a short period of time until we have updated all of our databases. After termination of your membership, your Personal Information may remain on our archived database and records.
Notwithstanding the above, we will maintain information on Users who have been removed for violating our Membership Agreement.
 
Correcting/Updating Your Information and Opting Out
 
This Site gives the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided:
1. You may update your registration information using the Preferences page, under My Account section, in the AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. navigation bar after you register.
2. You may update your credit card information using the Account page, under the My Account section of the Site.
3. This Site provides Users the opportunity to opt out of receiving promotional email communications from us, AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. newsletters and other Site information using Preferences, Email Notifications under the My Account section of the Site or by contacting Customer Support. However, you may not opt out of receiving administrative communications from AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. regarding the Services or the Site, except by terminating your membership. In addition, you may not opt out of AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. sending you legal notices related to the Services or the Site.
4. For other requests, please contact Customer Support.
 
CONTACTING US
 
If you wish to report a violation of the Terms of Service, have any questions or need assistance,
please contact AtoZ Tech Exchange Inc. Customer Support as follows:
Web Support: http://www.atoztechexchange.com/help
Email:customerservice@atoztechexchange.com
Online Help Topics: http://www.atoztechexchange.com/faq
 

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