- Personal information collected
We collect information:
- When you register an account to become a Poza user ("User"), such as your name, e-mail, country, location, occupation and a password.
- When you add to your profile with further information about yourself or your private contacts
- We automatically receive from your internet use such information as your IP address, the URLs of sites from which you arrive or leave the Poza website, your type of browser and your ISP.
- Uses of personal information
We use the information you provide to:
- Administer your account with us and customize the service we provide to you.
- To send you service or promotional communications through email and notices on the Poza website.
- We do not sell, rent or otherwise provide your personal identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes.
- We provide you with the means to control whether or not your contact information is shared with another User.
- In order to deliver our services, we may share information with third parties. For example, to process subscription payments made by you, we share some of your information with the credit card processing company we use.
- Enable you to share your information and communicate with other Users, or provide (usually at your option) your personal details to third parties offering combined services with Poza.
- Your information choices
- Review, enhance or edit your personal information through your personal profile page.
- Choose what information you make available through your public profile.
- Control the messages you receive from Poza and other Users and how these messages are sent.
- Change your settings to control visibility and accessibility through our website.
- Tell us to close your Poza account.
- Important information
- Personal information you provide will be secured with industry standards and technology.
- How to contact us
If you have any questions or comments please email us at privacy@Poza.com or contact us at:
P.O Box 11177
Charlotte NC 28220
Your privacy is our top concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes.
- We do not share your contact information with another User without your consent.
- Any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. By continuing to use the Poza service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on the Poza website, you are consenting to the changes.
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by Poza.
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your Account settings.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by Poza.
- How to contact us.
1. Personal Information Collected
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
Registration - In order to become a User, you must first create an account on our website. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information, which you recognize and expressly acknowledge is personal information allowing others, including Poza, to identify you: name, email address, country, ZIP/postal code, a brief summary of your professional background, and a password chosen by you.
Profile Information - Once you become a User, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your skills, professional experiences, and networking objectives. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration to become a User is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new opportunities in the Poza system to build and leverage your professional network. Any information you provide at registration or in the Profile section that is not personally identifiable may be used in the same manner and extent to which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder, including for the purpose of serving advertisements through the service. If you opt-out you may lose the potential benefit of being a User, including receiving ads that are more targeted to your interests.
Contacts Information - In order to invite others to connect with you directly in Poza, you may use the Poza services to invite them if they are a User, or enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by Poza to send your invitation including a message that you write. The names and email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send your invitation and reminders.
Customer Service- Poza may collect information through the Poza website in order to, among other things, accurately categorize and respond to a customer's inquiry and deliver appropriate service levels.
One type of cookie, known as a "persistent" cookie, is set once you've logged in to your Poza account. The next time you visit the Poza website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the service. In order to access or change any of your private information (like a credit card number) or to send a message to another User, however, you must log in securely again with your password even if your computer contains your persistent cookie.
Additionally, if you log out of the Poza website you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a "session" cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Poza website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Web Beacons- We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to Users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. Poza may "target" some ads to Users that fit a certain general profile – for example, "hairstylists in North Carolina." Poza does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.
To deliver these ads properly, Poza may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by Poza so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.
Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network's servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. Poza does not provide personally identifiable information to any advertiser or any other third party.
Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer - Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Poza web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Poza. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the Poza service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You- You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data about you which has been collected pursuant to your decision to become a User. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information which you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented herein.
We take your rights seriously and encourage you to use them if you deem this to be appropriate. You may exercise these rights by emailing us at privacy@Poza.com or by contacting us at:
P.O Box 11177
Charlotte N.C 28220
2. Uses of personal information
Poza is an online service dedicated to helping all types of cosmetology professionals more effectively connect with one another. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on our website is used to help you describe yourself to other Users. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by Poza from Users (such as, for example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by Poza. This information can be utilized by Poza in such manner as Poza, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Poza Communications- Poza will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Poza website or through other means available through the service, including text and other forms of messaging. If we send any communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges for messages to your mobile device). These include a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new Users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Poza related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another User in your network sends you an opportunity. Poza may send you promotional information unless you have opted out of receiving such information. You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your ‘Account & Settings' and amending your email notification choices. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails, by sending a request to customer_service@Poza.com.
Customized Content- Information provided to Poza (or to third parties with whom it offers combined services) is also used to customize your experience on our website. For example, when you login to your account we will display the screen names of new Users who have recently joined your network.
Sharing Information with Third Parties- Poza takes the privacy of Users very seriously. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your personally identifiable information with third parties to carry out your instructions or to provide specific services or information. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill Users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and they are bound by confidentiality agreements, which limit their use of such information.
Poza offers a "public profile" feature which allows Users to publish portions of their Poza profile, including their "name", but not their "email address" to the public Internet. Users may opt-out of this feature by editing their account and settings, however Poza does not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their cache.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of our services to third parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Poza. We may segment our Users by role, industry, geographic location, or company. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our Users' activities on the site, please email customer_service@Poza.com.
Teaming with Other Organizations to Offer Combined and Other Services- Poza may offer our services in connection with other websites (including updates about the Poza service) or may team with other online services to give you the combined results of both services or additional services and benefits. Platform Applications (as defined in the User Agreement) can be designed by Platform Developers (as defined in the User Agreement) or by a subset of Platform Developers with whom Poza has more closely aligned ("Partners").
In the case of Partners, we do some vetting and we only work with trusted Partners. Because of Poza's trust in these Partners, Platform Applications or services designed by a Partner may be automatically granted permission to access account information to provide the combined services.
For Platform Applications designed by most Platform Developers, you will be asked to confirm acceptance of the Platform Developers' respective privacy policies and user agreements, which have not necessarily been reviewed or approved by Poza. In these cases, it will be your choice whether or not to make use of the services and whether to proceed under the Platform Developers' terms.
Platform Developers are required to agree to restrictions on access, storage and usage of your information. However, while we typically enter into contractual agreements and take technical steps to restrict possible misuse of such information by such Platform Developers, we may not screen or approve Platform Developers, and we cannot and do not guarantee that all Platform Developers will abide by such restrictions and agreements. Certain actions you take through the Platform Applications will be displayed to your connections. You understand that your use of any Platform Applications is on an "as is" basis without any warranty as to the Platform Developers' actions.
If you, your connections, members of your network, or other Users of Poza use any Platform Application, or if you interact with a Platform Application being used by any of them, such Platform Application may access and share certain information about you with others. Because a Platform Application can make calls on behalf of the User interacting with it to access non-public information, the level of detail accessible by the Platform Application is constrained by the same settings that govern visibility of your data to that User on Poza.
For example, assuming you have not already given a Platform Application permission to access your information, your nonpublic profile information should not be visible to someone using a Platform Application if it is not otherwise accessible to that person on Poza.
To uninstall a Platform Application at any time, go directly to the Application Details page for the Platform Application you wish to uninstall. Note, however, that even if you uninstall a Platform Application, your connections, other members of your network, or other Users of Poza may still be using the Platform Application, and so it may still have access to certain information about you, just as those Users do. To report any suspected misuse of information contact: abuse@Poza.com. Poza is not responsible for your use of or inability to use any Platform Applications, including the content, accuracy, or reliability of such applications and the privacy practices or other policies of Platform Developers.
Surveys and Polls - As a User, you will receive requests to participate in market research including polls and surveys submitted by other Poza members. If you participate in surveys and polls offered through our website, the information you provide may be visible to others using the Poza website. You may opt-out of participating by changing your Account & Settings to stop receiving these inquiries and requests.
Forums/Chats/Blog - If you post on the Answers section of Poza, or use a bulletin board, import a blog, or participate in a chat room on Poza, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Users of these forums, as well as Platform Developers and other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Poza is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Testimonials and Advertisement Placed through Poza Ads Service
Communications to other Users – Many emails you initiate through Poza, e.g., an invitation sent to a non-User, will list your email address and name in the header of the message. Emails you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network (for instance how many people are in your network), but will not list the people to whom you're directly connected. Other communications that you initiate through the Poza website, like a request for contact, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal contact information. Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
Legal Disclaimer- It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law, such as responses to civil or criminal subpoenas, or other requests by law enforcement personnel. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, subpoena, or other legal process or request to Poza brought in any country throughout the world, or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Disclosures to others- We may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party as part of a reorganization or a sale of the assets of a Poza corporation division or company. Any third party to which we transfer or sell Poza's assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
3. Your Information Choices
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information- You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Poza account including your email, and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Poza website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Poza may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
Closing Your Account- You can also close your account through the Poza website. If you close your Poza account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. We may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. To request that we close your account and remove your information from the Poza website, please send your request to customer_service@Poza.com. Please send your request using an email account that you have registered with Poza under your name. You will receive a response to requests sent to customer_service@Poza.com within five business days of its receipt.
4. Your Obligations
As a User, you have certain obligations toward the other Users with whom you will be communicating. Certain of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members, such as Poza:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information which may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Poza and its community of Users.
- You must not provide information to Poza and /or other Users which you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person, professional or social status.
- Poza has also self-certified its privacy practices as consistent with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor principles: Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access and Accuracy, Security, Data Integrity and Enforcement. More information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program can be found at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account by Poza, as we take these principles seriously and consider them to be the basis on which our Users adhere to the Poza website and the services which it offers.
5. Important Information
Children- Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
If you use the Poza service after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Poza is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Poza web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we also regularly audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails and instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users of Poza are not encrypted and we strongly request you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
7. How to contact us
P.O Box 11177
Charlotte N.C 28220