Mark Rudder aka Rudder Marketing (hereinafter “Rudder Marketing”) operates https://markrudder.com and may operate other websites. It is Rudder Marketing’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Rudder Marketing strongly believes that safeguarding your online privacy is our responsibility. What does this mean to you?
- We never share or sell your personal information (including email address).
- Information we collect is voluntary and you determine what information you share.
- Any personal information you provide to us is only used to help create a better online experience for you.
- We offer options to subscribe to various emails. You decide if you want to subscribe, and if you change your mind later, you can easily unsubscribe.
When you browse the Rudder Marketing Website, you may generally do so anonymously without providing any personal information. We collect certain non-personal information automatically, like IP addresses, browser types, referring websites, and access times, when consumers visit our Site. This “web log” information is not personally identifiable, but provides important information on the number of visitors, and what areas or features they like best.
In many cases, you may have the opportunity to send website content or information to a friend. In these “refer-a-friend” cases, your friend’s email will only be used to deliver the message and not for future marketing purposes unless otherwise stated.
Like most website operators, Rudder Marketing collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Rudder Marketing’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Rudder Marketing’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Rudder Marketing may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Rudder Marketing also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://markrudder.com blogs/sites. Rudder Marketing only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Rudder Marketing websites choose to interact with Rudder Marketing in ways that require Rudder Marketing to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Rudder Marketing gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at https://markrudder.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Rudder Marketing are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Rudder Marketing collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Rudder Marketing. Rudder Marketing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Rudder Marketing may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Rudder Marketing may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Rudder Marketing does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Rudder Marketing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Rudder Marketing’s behalf or to provide services available at Rudder Marketing websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Rudder Marketing websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Rudder Marketing will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Rudder Marketing discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Rudder Marketing believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Rudder Marketing, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Rudder Marketing website and have supplied your email address, Rudder Marketing may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Rudder Marketing and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Rudder Marketing takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Cookies and IP Tracking
“Cookies” are pieces of information stored on your computer by the Websites you visit. This site uses “cookies” to track visitor activities on the site so that we can understand how to better serve your needs on future site visits and for other site administration purposes. If for any reason you wish to not take advantage of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable or render unusable some of the features of the Rudder Marketing Website.
The Rudder Marketing Website also may detect and use your IP address or domain name for internal traffic monitoring and capacity purposes or to otherwise administer our Website. No personal information is obtained, rather just the patterns of usage of our various users may be tracked to provide you with improved service and content based on aggregate or statistical reviews of user site traffic patterns.
We may share statistical or aggregated non-personal information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. This data is used to customize the Rudder Marketing Website content and advertising to deliver a better experience to our users.
If Rudder Marketing, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Rudder Marketing goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Rudder Marketing may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Rudder Marketing uses reasonable efforts to make sure all personal information received from our online visitors is secure from unauthorized access and use. All personal information from our customers is protected by our security measures, such as encryption which are periodically reviewed. Rudder Marketing also requires its Agents to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.
Rudder Marketing cares about the safety and security of your credit card transactions or shareholder information and uses 128-bit SSL (“Secure Socket Layer”) when you provide your credit card or other similar sensitive personal information to us online. HTTPS is the industry standard security protocol which makes it difficult for others to intercept your information online. We do not store credit card data in our internal systems. All credit card transactions are completed on 3rd party secure servers. You should keep in mind, however, that no data transmitted over the Internet is 100% secure and any information disclosed online can potentially be collected and used by parties other than the intended recipient.
Rudder Marketing reserves the right to disclose user information in special cases, when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Rudder Marketing Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose personal information without notice to you in response to a subpoena or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or to respond to an emergency situation.
Third Party Sites
Please be advised that our Website contains links to third-party Websites. The linked sites are not under the control of Rudder Marketing, and we are not responsible for the contents or privacy practices of any linked site or any link on a linked site.
Rudder Marketing and/or Mark Rudder may receive compensation from the companies whose products we recommend.
We use the same products we are recommending to you, so you can be sure you are receiving our honest feedback.
We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.
Updated January 7, 2017
6026 W. Grandveiw Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306