Internet Marketing Strategies, LLC

Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 20, 2019


Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Internet Marketing Strategies, LLC. (“company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”).  We’re committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy.  If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at


When you visit our website and use our services, you are trusting us with personal information and we take your privacy seriously.  In this policy, we’ll explain what information we collect, how we might use it and what rights you have in relation to it. Please read through this carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information.  If there are any terms you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our services.


This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our websites, services, sales, marketing or events. We refer to these collectively as “Sites.”


Table of Contents


  1. What Information Do We Collect?
  2. How Do We Use Your Information?
  3. Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?
  4. Do We Use Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies?
  5. What Is Our Policy Regarding Third-Party Websites?
  6. How Long Do We Keep Your Information?
  7. How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?
  8. Do We Collect Information From Minors?
  9. What Exactly Are Your Privacy Rights?
  10. Controls For Do-Not-Track Features
  11. Do California Residents Have Specific Privacy Rights?
  12. Do We Make Updates To This Policy?
  13. How Can You Contact Us About This Policy?


  1. What Information Do We Collect?

Personal Information You Disclose To Us:


In short: We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data and payment information.


We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering at the Sites expressing an interest in obtaining information about our company or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Sites (such as posting messages in our online forums or entering competitions, contests or giveaways) or otherwise communicating with us.


The personal information we collect depends on the context of your interactions with our company and its Sites, the choices you make and the products and features you use.  The personal information we collect can include the following:


Name and Contact Information.  We collect your first name, last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and any other contact information needed to reach you.


Credentials.  We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.


Payment Data.  We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (e.g. credit card number), and the security code associated with it.  All payment data is stored by our payment processor. You should review the payment processor’s privacy policies and contact them directly to for questions about payment data.


All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such information.


Information Automatically Collected:


In short: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Sites.


We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Sites.  This information does not reveal your specific identity (i.e. your name or contact information) but may include device usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Sites and other technical information.  This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Sites, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.


Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.


Information Collected From Other Sources:


In short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, and other outside sources.


We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases, joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties.  Examples of the information we receive from other sources include: social media profile information; marketing leads and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links).


  1. How Do We Use Your Information?


In short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.


We use personal information collected via our Sites for a variety of business purposes described below.  We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations.  We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.


We use the information we collect or receive from you:

  • To facilitate account creation and logon process. If you choose to link your account with us to a third-party account* (such as your Google or Facebook account), we use the information you allowed us to collect from those third parties to facilitate account creation and logon process.
  • To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences.  You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time (see the “What Exactly Are Your Privacy Rights?” below).
  • To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you product, service and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions and policies.
  • Fulfill and manage your orders.  We may use your information to fulfill and manage your orders, payments, returns and exchanges made through our Sites.
  • To post testimonials.  We post testimonials on our Sites that may contain personal information.  Prior to posting a testimonial, we will obtain your consent to use your name.  If you wish to update, or delete your testimonial, please contact us at and be sure to include your name, testimonial location, and contact information.
  • Deliver targeted advertising to you.  We may use your information to develop and display content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.
  • Administer prize drawings and competitions.  We may use your information to administer prize drawings and competitions when you elect to participate in these activities.
  • Request feedback.  We may use your information to request feedback and to contact you about your use of our Sites.
  • To protect our Sites.  We may use your information to verify your identity and protect our Sites from imposters.
  • To enable user-to-user communications.  We may use your information in order to facilitate user-to-user communications.
  • To enforce our terms, conditions and policies.
  • To respond to legal requests and prevent harm.​ If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
  • For other business purposes.  We may use your information for other business purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Sites, products, services, marketing materials, and your experience.


  1. Will Your Information Be Shared With Anyone?


In short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to protect your rights or to fulfill business obligations.


We may process or share data based on one or more of the following legal bases:

  • Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
  • Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
  • Performance of Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
  • Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable laws, governmental requests, judicial proceedings, court orders or legal processes, such as a subpoena to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

  • Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers: We may share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such information to do such work.  Examples include: payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing efforts.  We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the Sites, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the Sites over time.  This information may be used to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity.  Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell, rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
  • Business Transfers: We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
  • Third-Party Advertisers: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Sites.  These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
  • Business Partners: We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
  • Other Users: When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions or other content to the Sites) or otherwise interact within public areas of the Sites, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Sites in perpetuity.  Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Sites, and view your profile.


  1. Do We Use Cookies & Other Tracking Technologies?


In short: We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.


We may use cookies and similar tracking technologies (e.g. web beacons and pixels) to access or store information.  Specific information about how we use such technologies and how you can refuse certain cookies is set out in our Cookie Policy.

  1. What Is Our Policy On Third-Party Websites?


In short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with our websites.


Our Sites may contain advertisements from third parties that are not affiliated with us and which may link to other websites, online services or mobile applications.  We cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of data you provide to third parties.  Any data collected by third parties is not covered by this privacy policy.  We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from our Sites.  You should review the policies of such third parties and contact them directly to respond to your questions.


  1. How Long Do We Keep Your Information Safe?


In short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.


We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (e.g. tax, accounting or other legal requirements).  No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 2 years past the termination of your account.


When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (e.g. because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


  1. How Do We Keep Your Information Safe?


In short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.


We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process.  However, please remember we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Sites is at your own risk.  You should only access the services within a secure environment.


  1. Do We Collect Information From Minors?


In short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.


We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age.  By using our Sites, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Sites.  If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records.  If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at


  1. What Exactly Are Your Privacy Rights?


In short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information.  You may review, change or terminate your account at any time.


In some regions (like the European Economic Area, or EEA), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws.  These may include the right to (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability.  In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information.  To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below.  We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.  Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of processing before its withdrawal.


If you are a resident in the EEA and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to file a grievance to your local data protection supervisory authority.  You can find their contact details at:


Account Information


If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can do so in one of two ways:


  1. Log into your account setting and update your user account.
  2. Send a request to


Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases.  However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.


Cookies and Similar Technologies: Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies.  If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Sites.  To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Sites, visit:


Opting Out of Email Marketing: You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below.  You will then be removed from the marketing email list. However, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account.  To otherwise opt-out, you may contact s using the contact information provided.


  1. Controls For Do-Not-Track Features


Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (DNT) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online activities monitored and collected.  No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized.  As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.  If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy.





  1. Do California Residents Have Specific Privacy Rights?


In short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding the calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.


If you are 18 years of age or older, reside in California, and have a registered account with our Sites, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Sites.  To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California.  We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Sites, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.


  1. Do We Make Updates To This Policy?


In short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with all relevant laws.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time.  The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date on the updated version and will be effective as soon as it is accessible.  If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification.  We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.


  1. How Can You Contact Use About This Policy?


If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at or by mail to Internet Marketing Strategies, LLC, 36 Evalon Road, New Hartford, NY 13413, United States of America.


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