(last revised: 2/26/2016)
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to SKEEO creative's Privacy Coordinator at "privacy (at) skeeo (dot) com".
INFORMATION THAT SKEEO creative COLLECTS: SKEEO creative gathers personal information about visitors to the SKEEO creative Sites from two different sources: (a) personal information that individual Site Visitors provide when using or registering to use one or more of our services; (b) personal and contact information that Site Visitors provide when voluntarily participating in contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions. In addition, user information is aggregated for tracking data derived by tallying and identifying users' page views throughout our Site, by depositing and tracking cookies, by logging IP addresses, identifying browser type, and through other technologies. Such information enables us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help advertisers and partners better understand the demographics of our audience. SKEEO creative gathers user information in the following processes:
- SKEEO creative Newsletters - During the course of registration and in other areas of SKEEO creative Sites, users may be invited to receive a free email subscription to the newsletter and various other email updates and bulletins that we send out on a periodic basis containing items that we hope will be of interest to Site Visitors. In order to receive the Newsletter, Site Visitors must "opt in" by affirmatively checking the appropriate box, clicking the appropriate link, or otherwise responding to an invitation to subscribe by "opting in" to the Newsletter subscription. Site Visitors must provide their email address in order to receive the Newsletter. Newsletter subscribers who wish to remove themselves from this mailing list can do so by following the link provided in every newsletter.
- Forums - We may provide message boards and other forums on our Site for discussing various topics (collectively, the "Forums"). Although any Site Visitor may read postings in a Forum, only registered Site Visitors can make posts. Please note that information you post to a Forum will be available for any user of that service to read, and is therefore no longer private.
- Various Periodic Surveys/Polls - We may ask Site Visitors to participate in surveys from time to time which are typically aimed at obtaining general or demographic information about Site Visitors. Because information obtained in these surveys may be connected with individual Site Visitors and is used internally to better market our services, participation is voluntary. Data collected from these surveys may be shared with third parties.
Your information may be shared within SKEEO creative and with its affiliates. Your information may also be shared with SKEEO creative's joint venturers, sponsors, partners, and licensees with whom SKEEO creative has entered into sharing agreements (collectively, the "SKEEO creative Partners") in order to provide you additional products or services. The information we collect may be combined with information collected by SKEEO creative Partners to enable us to provide better service to you. You may opt out of future information sharing with SKEEO creative Partners by sending an email to "privacy (at) skeeo (dot) com" and requesting that your information not be shared with third parties.
SKEEO inc. is compliant to CAN-SPAM Laws & Procedures as follows:Applicability
CAN-SPAM defines a "commercial electronic mail message" as "any electronic mail message the primary purpose of which is the commercial advertisement or promotion of a commercial product or service (including content on an Internet website operated for a commercial purpose)." It exempts "transactional or relationship messages." The FTC issued final rules (16 C.F.R. 316) clarifying the phrase "primary purpose" on December 16, 2004. Previous state laws had used bulk (a number threshold), content (commercial), or unsolicited to define spam.
The bill permits e-mail marketers to send unsolicited commercial e-mail as long as it adheres to 3 basic types of compliance defined in the CAN-SPAM Act: unsubscribe, content and sending behavior compliance:
- A visible and operable unsubscribe mechanism is present in all emails.
- Consumer opt-out requests are honored within 10 days.
- Opt-out lists also known as Suppression lists are only used for compliance purposes.
- Accurate from lines (including "friendly froms")
- Relevant subject lines (relative to offer in body content and not deceptive)
- A legitimate physical address of the publisher and/or advertiser is present.
- A label is present if the content is adult.
Sending behavior compliance
- A message cannot be sent through an open relay
- A message cannot be sent to a harvested email address
- A message cannot contain a false header
Content is exempt if it consists of:
- religious messages;
- political messages;
- content that broadly complies with the marketing mechanisms specified in the law; or
- national security messages.
There are no restrictions against a company emailing its existing customers or anyone who has inquired about its products or services, even if these individuals have not given permission, as these messages are classified as "relationship" messages under CAN-SPAM.
If a user opts out, a sender has ten days to cease sending and can only use that email address for compliance purposes. The legislation also prohibits the sale or other transfer of an e-mail address after an opt-out request. The law also requires that the unsubscribe mechanism must be able to process opt-out requests for at least 30 days after the transmission of the original message.
Use of automated means to register for multiple e-mail accounts from which to send spam compound other violations. It prohibits sending sexually-oriented spam without the label later determined by the FTC of "SEXUALLY EXPLICIT." This label replaced the similar state labeling requirements of "ADV:ADLT" or "ADLT."
CAN-SPAM makes it a misdemeanor to send spam with falsified header information. A host of other common spamming practices can make a CAN-SPAM violation an "aggravated offense," including harvesting, dictionary attacks, IP address spoofing, hijacking computers through Trojan horses or worms, or using open mail relays for the purpose of sending spam.