Privacy Policy

Compu Hero's Privacy Policy

Effective on: 04/01/2010

Compu Hero knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This notice describes Compu Hero’s privacy policy for our web site (the “Site”) including all online services and functions.

Registration

You must register on this Site in order to use certain online services and functions, such as our blogs. If you just want to browse the Site, registration is optional. During registration, you will be required to provide contact information, consisting of an email address, username and password.

You can select any username you want, except that your username cannot be an impersonation, the same or confusingly similar to a famous trademark, or be a term that is offensive in any way. You may, but are not obligated to, use your own name. If you do use your own name, you consent to it being passed to others by use of the functions of the Site. Compu Hero reserves the right to reject or remove any username that does not meet applicable standards.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. Compu Hero use cookies on the Site. Compu Hero uses both “session ID cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Compu Hero uses session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. If you check “remember me on this computer” when logging in to the Site, Compu Hero also sets a persistent cookie to store your username passwords, so you do not have to enter it more than once. The persistent cookie also enables Compu Hero to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the Site. The persistent cookie is removed when you uncheck the “remember my email address” check box.

Your web browser allows you to control and limit cookies on your computer. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site, but your ability to use some areas or functions of the Site may be limited. Some of Compu Hero’s business partners (such as advertisers) use cookies on the Site. Compu Hero has no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Compu Hero only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Email from Compu Hero for Newsletters and Announcements

Compu Hero may use your username and email address to provide you with email newsletters and announcements. If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by unchecking the email newsletters and announcements boxes during registration. Compu Hero also offers you the option to unsubscribe from newsletters and announcements by return email or by changing your profile on the Customer Profile page on the Site.

Product Information and Offers

The email address information that you provide on the Site may be used to contact you about other product and service offers from Compu Hero. Compu Hero may also use that information to let you know of additional products and services from other companies that you might be interested in.

If you do not wish to receive these kinds of communications, you can opt out by unchecking the appropriate email offer announcements boxes during registration. In addition, you can choose not to receive such information by opting-out on the Customer Profile page on the Site.

Significant Announcements by Email

Compu Hero may also use your registered name and email address to provide you with significant announcements about Site functions or services that you are registered to use, about this Site, about any user account you may create, about fulfillment of a specific transaction you have requested, or about other significant developments that may affect your use of the Site. You cannot opt-out of this kind of email.

Additional Information for Specific Purposes

This Site may request additional information from you on product order forms or other online transaction forms. Such forms may require you to provide contact information (such as name and mailing or shipping address) and payment information (such as credit card number and credit card expiration date). Information that you provide in this way may be used for billing and accounting purposes, for recording products and services that you have licensed, bought or downloaded, and to fill your orders. Compu Hero may use this contact information to communicate about orders, products, services, or fees or charges.

Compu Hero may use an outside shipping company to ship orders and uses a credit card processing company to process payments for goods and services. These companies have access to user information in order to perform their functions.

Compu Hero may partner with other third parties to provide specific goods or services. When you sign up for such goods or services, Compu Hero will share names or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these goods or services. Compu Hero does not authorize third party providers to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose related to these goods or services.

Communications with Others

The Site may allow you to contribute to one or more blogs or communicate by means of online functions. Nothing requires you to disclose your identity to others. If you choose to disclose your identity to third parties using any Site function or service, you do so at your own risk. Compu Hero is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information, personal or otherwise, that you may choose to communicate or exchange using the functionality of the Site. Each item of information or any materials you contribute for such purposes are your “Public Content.” Public Content must be content and information that you have a right to disclose and transfer and must not violate any other person’s privacy or intellectual property rights.

Feedback to Compu Hero

Compu Hero has feedback functionality on the Site that allows you to submit comments, suggestions, or bugs found. Compu Hero may collect your name or username and email address in order to follow up with you or thank you for a suggestion.

Anonymous Data

Compu Hero may track the Site to analyze trends, administer the Site, track your actions and use of the Site, record transactions, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. Such analysis is not linked to personally identifiable information. Compu Hero may share aggregated demographic and usage information with its partners and advertisers. This aggregated information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links

This Site may contain links to other sites. Compu Hero is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Compu Hero encourages users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of sites that collect personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to information collected on this Site.

Security Technology

When a Site’s registration/order form asks users to enter financial information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected during transmission through the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software. You should see the lock icon on the top of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open when you are just surfing. If you have any questions about the security, you can send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Correction/Updating of Personal Information

If you provide personally identifiable information changes (such as an email address or zip code), Compu Hero will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data. This can usually be done at the Customer Profile page.

Protection of Minors

Children under the age of 13 are not permitted to register on this Site or use any functionality for which registration is required.

Business or Asset Transfer or Sale

Compu Hero may be sold, might sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or Compu Hero might merge with another business. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Compu Hero, a line of business of Compu Hero, or substantially all the assets of Compu Hero are transferred, customer information may well be one of the transferred assets. Compu Hero will make reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site and to notify you via email to the most recent email address that you have provided to Compu Hero of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Release of Information for Legal Reasons

Compu Hero may release information concerning your use of Compu Hero (including, but not limited to, posted Public Content, registration information, and network records) when it believes in good faith that such release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, pursuant to a statutory demand, subpoena, warrant or court order), to protect against fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of the Compu Hero, to protect Compu Hero's rights or property, enforce any contract between you and Compu Hero, or if Compu Hero reasonably believes that a situation involving danger of death or injury to any person requires disclosure.

Limited Use

Compu Hero does not intend to sell, share, or rent information obtained on this Site other than as discussed in this privacy policy.

Changes in This Privacy Policy

If Compu Hero decides to change its privacy policy, Compu Hero will post those changes on Compu Hero’s Site so Compu Hero’s users can remain aware of what information Compu Hero collects, how Compu Hero uses it, and under what circumstances, if any, Compu Hero discloses it.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the Company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes and a disclosure of the shared information. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that provides you with an “opt-out” choice for use of your personal information by third parties for marketing purposes, the Company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options.

This Site qualifies for the alternative option. Its privacy policy provides you with information on how you may opt-out from the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information during the preceding year for marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices, send a request to the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it