ShareMethods Privacy Statement

ShareMethods has created this privacy statement ("Statement") in order to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. Privacy on the ShareMethods web site (the "Site") is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our visitors and customers, we have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices.

Collected Information: We require customers who register to use the Services offered on our Site to give us contact information, such as their name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of users within the organization that will be using the Service is provided only to Geotrust, a leading and trusted provider of security and payments systems. No financial or billing information is stored at the Site. At the time you express interest in attaining additional information, or when you register for the service, we may also ask for additional personal information, such as title, department name, fax number, or additional company information, such as annual revenues, number of employees, or industry. Customers can opt out of providing this additional information by not entering it when requested. Customers can update or remove their personal information at any time by logging into the Site and editing their Personal Information within the My Preferences Section. Customers can view their updated profile to confirm their edits have been made. ShareMethods uses the information that we collect to set up Services for individuals and their organizations. We may also use the information to contact customers to further discuss customer interest in our company, the Services that we provide, and to send information regarding our company or partners, such as promotions and events. Customers are invited to receive an email newsletter by providing an email address. Customer email addresses and any personal customer information will not be distributed or shared with any third parties. Customers can opt out of being contacted by us, or receiving such information from us, at any time by sending an email to Separately, customers are also asked to provide an email address when registering for the Service, in order to receive a username and password. We may also email information regarding updates to the Service or company, and a Customer Newsletter. Again, email will not be distributed or shared with any third parties and customers can opt out of receiving any communication by emailing at the time it is distributed, or at the time any customer registers for the Service. Except as we explicitly state at the time we request information, or as provided for in the ShareMethods Terms of Use, we do not disclose to any third-party the information provided. ShareMethods uses a third-party intermediary to manage the credit card processing. This intermediary is solely a link in the distribution chain, and is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided, except for the sole purpose of credit card processing. Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide content on the Site but they are not permitted to collect any information nor does ShareMethods share any user information with these parties. Customers of the Service will be using the Site to host data and information ("Data"). ShareMethods will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such Data except as provided in the ShareMethods Terms of Use, or as may be required by law. Individual records may at times be viewed or accessed only for the purpose of resolving a problem, support issue, or suspected violation of the Terms of Use, or as may be required by law. Of course, customers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and password. ShareMethods may also collect certain information from visitors to and customers of the Site, such as Internet addresses. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, and to administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Service. We may also track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers and provide such information to third parties. If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a contact about the Site, we ask them for the contact's name and email address. ShareMethods will send the contact a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. ShareMethods does not store this information.

Cookies: When you interact with the Site we strive to make that experience easy and meaningful. When you come to the Site, our Web server sends a cookie to your computer. Cookies are files that Web browsers place on a computer's hard drive and are used to tell us whether customers and visitors have visited the Site previously. Standing alone, cookies do not identify you personally. They merely recognize your browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to ShareMethods, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or registering for a 30-day trial, you remain anonymous to ShareMethods. Cookies come in two flavors: session and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you've closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include such information as a unique identifier for your browser. ShareMethods uses session cookies containing encrypted information to allow the system to uniquely identify you while you are logged in. This information allows ShareMethods to process your online transactions and requests. Session cookies help us make sure you are who you say you are after you've logged in and are required in order to use the ShareMethods application.

Third-Party Sites: The Site contains links to other web sites. ShareMethods is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other web sites. Customers and visitors will need to check the policy statement of these others web sites to understand their policies. Customers and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is the responsibility of the user to keep such information private and confidential.

Security: The Site has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Data under our control. When our Site is accessed using Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 5.5 or higher, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology is available to protect information using both server authentication and data encryption to help ensure that Data is safe, secure, and available only to you. ShareMethods also implements an advanced security method based on dynamic data and encoded session identifications, and hosts the Site in a secure server environment that is SAS 70 Type II certified, and uses firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. Finally, ShareMethods provides unique user names and passwords that must be entered each time a customer logs on. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of Data.

Opt-Out Policy: ShareMethods offers its visitors and customers a means to choose how we may use information provided. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering Services, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about sharing your information with third parties, send us a request specifying your new choice. Simply send your request to

Social Media Measurement: ShareMethods website uses JavaScript that lets us measure the effectiveness of social media sites such as blog pages, news articles, videos, and other similar marketing focused pages in driving traffic to our site. The information collected helps us measure the effectiveness of our social media marketing and online PR efforts by determining a visitor's viewing of pre-defined pages that mention our company or product name, and only these pre-defined pages. All information collected is anonymous and data reported is aggregated. If you'd like to opt out of this service, please opt out by clicking here. If you've already opted out of this service and would like to opt back in, you may opt back in by clicking here.

Correcting & Updating Your Information: If customers need to update or change registration information they may so by editing the user or organization record. To update a User Profile, log on to ShareMethods and select My Preferences to add or update information. To update Organization's data, log on to ShareMethods and select Admin, navigating to the Client information area. To update billing information, please send an email message to or call 1-877-742-7366. To discontinue the Service and to have data returned, email or call 1-877-742-7366.

Additional Information: We reserve the right to change this Statement and will provide notification of the change at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect. Questions regarding this Statement or the practices of this Site should be directed to the ShareMethods' Security Administrator by emailing: