Welcome to RapkaView.com (the “site”) We believe in the principle that privacy online is important, and extends to all visitors to our site, especially when transacting financial business. This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to the personally identifiable information of users of our site who visit without transcting business (“visitors”), and users of the various services we offer (“customers”). “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to any data we collect, either directly or indirectly, which can be used to identify, contact or locate the person to whom such information pertains. This includes but is not limited to name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial accounts and profiles, social security number and credit/debit card information. It does not include any data that is collected anonymously (i.e., without being directly linked to the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.
Our Basic Intentions and How We Protect Your Privacy
We honor the fact that you have a right to privacy or your person and personal information. We are therefore posting this disclosure that explainsf how this website interacts with you. This page is part of, and is subject to, our website’s Terms and Conditions of Use, which you may view elsewhere on this site.
It is our policy to acknowledge the fact that we collect and utilize certain personal information about our visitors for a variety of legitimate purposes, including but not limited to billing for purchases and membership, providing products and services, research to better understand the needs of visitors, providing an ever-improving website experience, and maintaining interactive communication with visitors, customers and potential customers for the purpose of improving our products, services, and selection of third-party products and services offered through this site.
Private information that we collect for these purposes will generally only be made available to the owners of this site, its employees and independent contracts hired in the course of maintaining the site, any subsidiary business entities, and our partners, affiliates, legal and business consultants, service providers, business associates and agents contracted to work on our behalf or request. The details of this general rule, and explanatory disclosures in specific situations, is elaborated in the following paragraphs.
Use of Our Site by Minors
Access to and use of this website is available only to persons at least age 18; we do not direct this website nor encourage persons under age 18 to visit, nor do we deliberately or knowingly collect personal information from any persons under the age of 13. If you are under age 18, you may use our website only with the express persmission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 13 we request you do not use or visit this website or provide us or any other website visitors with any personal information.
Specific Information Collected by our Internet Service Provider
Our hosting provider for this Internet site has the ability to record and maintain archive logs containing
various information, including your IP address, the domain name and pages thereof accessed, date and time of access, type of web browser used for access (“User Agent”), information about the computer and operating system employed by the visitor, information about referral sites directing traffic to this URL, and similar technical information they require to provide an optimum user experience. They also have their own policies about how they maintain and disclose this information, over which we have no personal control.
This type of technical information is most commonly recorded and maintained through the use of internet server logs maintained at the ISP. For more detailed information you can perform an online search on the terms “server logs” or “raw server logs.” In addition, we may have access to various server logs, and reports derived from them, made available to us through our hosting provider.
Specific Financial Information Collected for Billing Purposes
In addition to providing educational and entertainment content on our site, we also describe and sell products and services, including our own and those available from third-party businesses. In the course of these sales, certain financial information must be collected and disclosed, and you will be requested to provide this information to complete the transaction. This information may commonly include your name, specifics about your credit card, bank account or other financial-related account, your billing and shippng addresses, and your email address. These transactions are commonly handled by a third-party payment processor (“merchant account”) and it will be collected and processed through them. We do not directlyl access or maintain any records involving your credit card or financial accounts.
In rare instances it may be required we solicit certain personal financial information from you to resolve problems or disputes involving purchases of products or services. In these cases, we will not disclose this information to anyone except in instances when such disclosure is mandated by law or court order, or providing this information is necessary to address an issue involving a particular financial transaction. For example, if you make a claim that your financial account was used to make a purchase that you did not authorize, financial details of the transaction may need to be disclosed to law enforcement and other duly authorized agencies to investigate and resolve the issue.
Use of Your eMail Address and Other Contact Information
We have a vested interest and a mission to provide you with important educational and entertainment information, and by visitisng our website you acknowledge that you are actively soliciting this type of information. Therefore, by visiting our site you implicitly consent to receiving reasonable communications from us through channels including your email, telephone, fax, U.S. mail or similar delivery methods.
If you elect to post a comment or other content to our site, we may also collect any data that you provide us through the posting form or email. You have the option not to provide us with certain personal information, but by withholding information you understand that your access to some or all of our website featurs and services can be limited.
Further, if you initiate a purchase of any of our products or services, you thereby expressly consent to receiving communictions from us regarding the product or service you purchased. This may include, but is not limited to, communications containing information about product or service updates, new features, related products, or other information we think you may find of interest.
Under no circumstances will we ever sell, provide or transfer your contact email address to any third-party business. In the course of our own business, we may elect to send you information about third-party products or services that we directly offer as a business associate, joint venture partner or sales affiliate, and we may also send you advertising from these entities, and engage in certain joint business ventures which may result in your receiving advertisemnts from selected third parties.
In all of these cases, you will always be provided with a clear and simple opportunity to “opt-out” of receiving future communications. In the case of email communications, you will have access to a CAN-SPAM-compliant “opt-out” link which will remove you from a specific email list that we maintain, and in th case of communications through other means you will be provided with a means of contacting us directly via phone or U.S. mail to request you be excluded from future communications.
Identification of Authorized Customers
When you initiate a purchase of any of our products or services, you are consenting to our use of your personal information, in aggregate form (not individually attributable to you) for our internal use for business and operational use, marketing analysis and other promotional purposes. If you purchase any of our products or services, you implicitly consent to and authorize the use of your name and other identification information in our advertising or promotions.
Certain transactions beteween you and our site may involve payment by credit card, debit card, check, money order, or other third-party online payment services. In the course of such transactions we will collect information related to the transaction in the course of doing a business transaction, including but not limited to your billing address, telephone number and other financial information.
Our purpose in all of this is to obtain business-related information that will allow us to promote our website, make the visitor’s experience easier and more fulfilling and identify specific issues where improvement is needed or can be made.
If you are using a common internet web browser to access our site, you may elect to set your browser preferences to let you know when you rceive a cookie, or to deny any requests to set a cookie on your computer.
How We Use Information We Collect
Our purpose in collecting any personal information from you is to operate our website business in an efficient, rewarding and legally compliant manner. We may use this data to improve the visitor experience, and we may contact individual visitors to survey them about possible improvements and new services we can provide. We also use this data to announce special offers, resolve issues and disputes, troubleshoot technical problems and enforce the terms and conditions of use of this site.
We reserve the right to store or process your personal information that we have collected and retained in any country or geographical location in which we conduct operations or maintain facilities. By using our website, products and services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your state and country.
We affirm no definite time limit on the retention of any of the above-mentioned personal data. In the event that your account or relationship with our site becomes inactive or dormant after a period of time, your information may remain in our databases, computers and archives due to the nature of maintaining computer system integrity, data backup procedures and security measures, and you understand that it cannot reasonably be expunged without a specific request from you.
Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing our support desk. We provide Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting our support desk. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to fully delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we affirm that we will not sell, transfer or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
Disclosure by Legal Necessity
Our primary position is never to give your data to any third party without your permission. In the real world, however, there are important exceptions which we feel it is important to emphasize. And while we do not generally disclose individually identifiable information, we may disclose aggregate data about the visitors to our website to advertisers and other interested third parties for marketing and promotonal purposes.
To comply with law enforcement requests, specific private information that we have collected may need to be disclosed if required by a suppoena, court order, statute, law or other legitimate request. Additionally, we will need to disclose certain information if we are required to respond to a claim from one of these entities that you are violating the terms of any agreement pertaining to your use our website or our products or services, or that you have violated the rights of any third party.
Information is also subject to disclosure in the event we believe this is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, your rights or property, or the rights or property of other users of our website, products or services, or anyone else. Also, at our sole discretion we may disclose data to law enforcement and other government officials for the purposes of fraud investigation. alleged infringement of intellectual property, or other suspected illegal activity or situations that we think may expose us to legal liability, or that in our assessment is necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.
Your Rights and Obligations
1. USER NAMES AND PASSWORDS
From time to time we may implement security protocols that require you login to parts of our website through a Username and Password, to access services you have purchased or for other reasons. We will take proper generally recognized precautions to maintain the security of your login information and prevent it from being obtained by third parties. You are required to keep your login information secure, and you are not authorized to share or reveal this information to any third parties. Whenever you access a portion of our site that requires a password, you are required to log out when you leave, and as a further security precaution you should close out of your browser completely and re-open it before viewing other parts of the internet. This is especially true if you are using a public-access computer or device, such as a library or internet cafe. If we determine that anyone other than you is using your secure access privileges, we reserve the right to restrict all access to your account for security reasons, until a new set of login credentials can be created for you.
2. YOUR USE OF INFORMATION OBTAINED ON OUR SITE
All content on this website is copyrighted by the publisher (us) unless otherwise noted, and may not be copied or reproduced without obtaining permission from us. Some so-called “Web 2.0” content is provided by our visitors, for instance comments and reviews. This social-sharing content may also contain personal information about the person who posted it, and you are not permitted to make any use whatsoever of this private information without first obtaining permission from that user, and our consent as well. Specifically, you are not permitted to send unsolicited commercial email or other communication to email addresses you find on our site, or to use our website posting or other communications systems to send such email. Also, you are not permitted to disclose any such personal information to anyone else without consent of the user.
We have a zero-tolerance policy regarding SPAM email. We reserve the right to employ the fullest legal resources against anyone who violates our email policies.
3. ALL VISITORS TO OUR SITE ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW DUE COURTESY AND RESPECT TO OTHER VISITORS
Any visitor to this website who feels or thinks he is being harassed, abused or otherwise having his personal rights of privacy violated by another visitor to this site is encouraged to contact us with the details and we will make a full investigation and resolution of the matter. We believe in the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated yourself. If you are unable to honor your civil obligations, you are not welcome nor permitted to visit this site.
Our Use of Autoresponders
We believe in the principle of personal communication, but we may also make use of “autoresponder” services to communicate with you via email. This is a standard business practice in our contemporary internet-connected society. For your privacy protection, we employ a verified opt-in system when using autoresponders, which will always provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of future communnications, by clicking on the links contained in each autoresponder email message. In the event you encounter any difficulties in removing yourself from our mailling list, you may contact us by sending an email to our support desk email address, which you will lfind posted elsewhere on this website.
Geographically Specific Privacy Rights
Depending on where you live, there may be specific regulations or restrictions imposed by state regulations on our use of your personal information and you may have additional rights. These state-based rights may augment, strengthen or compliment any of your inherent privacy rights under Federal law. Our policy is to comply fully with the privacy policies of every jurisdiction in which we operate. Should you have any questions about how we are complying with your geographically specific privacy rights, you may inquire by sending an email to our support dsk as mentioned above, or write us at our address posted on our Contact Information page to assert any state rights on your behalf.
We Strive To Keep Personally Identifiable Information Secure
If you have any questions about the contents of this page, or simply wish to reach us for any other reason, you may do so by visiting our Contact information page.
This policy was last updated on 12-01-2013.
Edward Rapka, 14110 Valerio St., Van Nuys, CA 91405