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RONBEAN.COM™ TAKES YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY.
Please read the following to learn more about
to the use of the Sites (as defined below) by
consumers ("you") who are customers
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The RONBEAN.COM family of sites, including but
not limited to RONBEAN.com, and RAMONARON.com®,
are committed to your privacy and security and
want to provide you with the best possible online
experience. To that end, we want you to understand
what kinds of information we gather from you,
how this information is used and safeguarded,
and how you can control its use.
RONBEAN.COM™ Privacy Principles
we have built it around 5 simple privacy principles.
Notice – You have a right to know what
data is collected by RONBEAN.COM at what part
of the Sites and how in general it will be used.
Choice – You have a right to choose to (or
choose not to) share information with us, where
it is reasonable to do so.
Access, Edit and Non-Use – You have a right
to access, edit and review Personally Identifiable
Information (information which may, on its own
be directly traceable to you, such as your name,
social security number, phone number or address)
store on the Sites
Non-Use – You have a right to know how to
contact us to ask that we no longer use your information
to market to you, and to have us reasonably comply
with your request.
Security - You have a right to know what security
measures we have implemented in order to protect
your Personally Identifiable Information.
What information is collected from me?
The kinds of information we collect from you will
vary, depending on how you use the Sites. It’s
possible to browse the Sites without submitting
any Personally Identifiable Information (“personal
information”) at all, but if you choose
to take advantage of some of our products and
services, you may be asked to provide information
such as a user name and password, your full name,
e-mail address, phone number, address, or, for
certain financial products or services, your Social
Security number and banking information, and for
certain e-commerce transactions your credit card
information. Whenever we ask for this kind of
information, we strive to provide a link to this
personal information will be used before you decide
whether to disclose it.
In addition to the personal information you choose
to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain
anonymous data to help us to better understand
how the Sites are being used and how we can improve
them. This automatically gathered data includes
your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”)
address, statistics about how visitors navigate
through the Sites and information provided through
the use of “cookies” (which is described
in more detail below).
As you visit the Sites, be aware that third parties
may at times be able to gather information from
and about you. For example, third party advertiser
servers, companies that place advertisements on
the Sites and companies offering products or services
use information about you and may collect information
that you submit. In these cases, the third parties
will use such information according to their own
privacy policies that may differ from this Privacy
How is my information used?
The use of your information depends on the context
in which it is collected. Therefore, pay special
attention to the categories below that relate
to the features of the Sites that you wish to
utilize. In addition to using your personal information
as set forth below, note that we may disclose
the information that we collect about you when
we have reason to believe that it is necessary
to identify, contact or bring legal action against
persons or entities who may be causing injury
to you, to us or to others, and may also disclose
such information when we believe that the law
requires it, such as identifying (but not limited
We may link information collected from you through
various means, including information collected
purchase information, or other personal information
you provide to help us offer content, advertisements,
products and services that we believe will be
of interest to you, and this information may also
be shared among the Sites. In addition, we may
share this information, in aggregate form, with
our current and potential advertisers so they
can present advertisements more effectively.
If you have indicated that you want to be contacted
by third parties, we may use the information we
collect to select which names to provide to a
particular third party in order to present you
with products and services that we believe will
be of interest to you, but we will not disclose
this type of information, other than your Contact
Information (information that provides a means
of contacting you), to any such third party.
RONBEAN.COM may use anonymous data automatically
gathered by our servers so that we can understand
how to make the Sites more convenient and useful
to our audience. This information may also be
shared among the Sites and used for similar purposes.
In addition, we may share this information, in
aggregate form, with our current and potential
advertisers or marketing allies so they can try
to present advertisements and content more effectively.
We may also use aggregate information to share
information with the public regarding products,
services, content or tools that may of interest
Cookies: Cookies are small files that we send
to and store on your computer so that we can recognize
it as a unique machine the next time you visit
the Sites. Our cookies are used for three purposes:
(1) to keep track of your information for your
(2) to help us optimize your online experience
by altering our content depending on your particular
needs or browsing patterns, and to provide you
with advertisements, products and services that
we believe will be of interest to you; and
(3) to help us understand the size of our audience
and their traffic patterns within the Sites. Some
of our advertisers and third-party ad servers
may also utilize their own cookies.
Also, companies offering products or services
through a RONBEAN.COM Web site may use their
own cookies. Several of them may be part of the
Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”)
Self Regulatory Principles Governing Online Preference
Marketing. To read their Privacy Principles click
here. To opt out of the NAI’s Online Preference
Marketing, click here. In addition, we sometimes
use “clear GIFs” in connection with
cookies and other website functions. Clear GIFs
perform administrative functions without detracting
from the your online experience. They may be used
to perform statistical and administrative tasks
including measuring site and page traffic, verifying
advertising avenues and positioning images on
the web. Clear GIFs do not collect personal information.
Registration: The personal information you provide
when you become a registered user of one of the
Sites is used primarily to help us customize your
online experience. This personal information may
also be shared among the Sites to make your use
of the Sites more convenient by, for example,
limiting the number of times you have to register
with us. Your e-mail address serves as a unique
identifier in our record system, and it is used
to prevent unauthorized access to any information
you choose to store on the Sites. The data you
give us about your personal preferences and demographics
(e.g., your age, ZIP code, occupation or the like)
may be used to help us offer content, advertisements,
products, and services that we believe will be
of interest to you. Please note that we do not
knowingly accept or store any Personally Indentifiable
Information about any individual under the age
of 13 under any circumstances. If we become aware
that Personally Indentifiable Information regarding
an individual under the age of 13 has been stored,
we will promptly delete it from our records.
For our Home Management System, “My RONBEAN.COM,”
you may be required to submit information about
yourself (including contact and financial information),
your home and the products or services you use.
This information is stored for your convenience
and will not be used by other parties for marketing
purposes without your consent and then only for
the purposes of offering the products or services
that you request (unless you indicate you prefer
otherwise). Your e-mail address serves as a unique
identifier in our record system, and it is used
to prevent unauthorized access to any information
you choose to store on the Sites. The data you
give us about your personal preferences and other
information (e.g., your age, ZIP code, occupation
and the like) may be used to help us offer content,
advertisements, products, and services that we
believe will be of interest to you.
Unless you specify that you’d prefer not
to hear from us, we may also use the e-mail address
you provide at the time of registration to contact
you for promotional or other purposes. You may
have these communications terminated at any time.
If you indicate that you’re interested in
hearing from other companies, we may also share
your Contact Information with such companies for
that purpose. We may have to contact you now and
then to inform you of changes to your service,
purposes. These administrative e-mails will not
contain any advertisements.
Tools: The Sites allow you to use many helpful
tools, such as financial and home improvement
calculators, real estate search tools and other
tools most of which will not ask you to disclose
any personal information. These tools are for
your benefit, and the infofrmation you submit
when you use them (typically impersonal data)
is not disclosed to anyone or used for any purpose
other than to provide you with the service you’re
seeking. However there are several online tools
where we may ask your permission to use the personal
information you enter in order to offer services,
products or information that we believe may be
of use to you or to merge such information into
your profile registration. When using such tools
you will always be given the opportunity to opt-out
of sharing or storing such information.
User-Requested Services: You may choose to request
products or services of a more substantial or
personal nature when using the Sites. For example,
you may apply for a loan, request our help in
locating a remodeling contractor, store your preferences
for convenience in using the Sites or make an
online purchase. The information you provide when
seeking these services may be used in the following
For services provided by the Sites, the information
you submit is used by us to provide the service
For products and services offered to you jointly
by us and a third party, your personal information
may be shared with or independently gathered by
the third party. In these situations, RONBEAN.COM
will only use your personal information as outlined
use the information in different ways. You can
tell when a product or service is offered by a
third party, because a page of the Sites will
be “co-branded” and will display the
third party’s logo and/or name along with
our own, or you will be linked to the third party’s
site to complete the transaction. Please be aware
that each company we do business with has its
own policies regarding the use and protection
of your information that may differ from those
about how your personal information might be used
or protected by a third party, we encourage you
using the service or requesting the product.
From time to time, we may wish to use personal
information you provide when requesting a product
or service for purposes beyond those listed above.
If this is the case, you will always be notified
of the additional use prior to your submitting
the personal information, and you’ll be
given a chance to opt-out of that use or to not
complete the request for the particular product
Solicited Information: You may occasionally see
contests, surveys and other features of the Sites
that ask you to provide us with personal information.
When you choose to respond to these requests,
the personal information you offer may be used
for several purposes. These include the uses set
out in the registration section above. They also
include providing information to third parties
as necessary for prize fulfillment and other aspects
of any contest, sweepstakes, game or other promotion.
If we are going to use your personal information
for any other purpose, we will notify you of that
purpose and give you a chance to opt-out before
responding to our survey or participating in our
contest, sweepstakes, game or other promotion.
Any contest, sweepstakes, game or other promotion
that is accessible through the Site is governed
by specific rules. By entering any such contest,
sweepstakes, game or other promotion, you will
become subject to those rules. We urge you to
read the applicable rules, which are linked from
the particular contest, sweepstakes, game or other
User-Initiated Communication: Portions of the
Sites enable you to send e-mail to us or to third
parties (such as Lenders, Escrow, Title Companies,
etc.) and to participate in public bulletin boards
and discussion groups. All postings to public
bulletin boards and discussion groups become our
property. Whenever you choose to initiate these
kinds of communication with us, or anyone else,
you may expect to be contacted in return. Also,
remember that our bulletin boards and discussion
groups are open to the public, and therefore,
your postings can be seen by anyone and are not
protected by us or any other entity. Please use
your own discretion when deciding what to post
publicly and whom to contact. We reserve the right,
in our sole discretion, to edit or delete inappropriate
postings from our bulletin boards and discussion
groups; provided, however, the reservation of
this right shall not, under any circumstances,
obligate us to conduct such editing or deletions.
Automatically Gathered Data: The information
gathered automatically by our system—such
as your computer’s IP address, the kind
of browser you’re using, and a record of
your navigation through our site—may be
used by RONBEAN.COM so we can understand how
to make our sites convenient and useful to our
audience. This information may also be shared
among the Sites and used for similar purposes.
What choices do I have regarding the use of my
how any information you share with us might be
used. If you feel concerned about any of these
uses, you might elect not to participate in certain
services, features or products that we offer.
We will never collect personal information about
you without your knowledge, so the decision whether
or not to share this information is completely
up to you.
How do I "opt-out"?
You also have the ability to terminate e-mail
correspondence from us at any time. You may be
given the chance to opt-out of direct mailings
when you disclose your e-mail address to us. Further,
you can reply to any of our mails and type “Unsubscribe”
in the subject line or send an e-mail to Privacy@RONBEAN.COM.com
with your request and we will promptly remove
you from that particular e-mail service.
If you feel concerned about the cookies that
are sent between our computers and yours, you
may, through your Web browser, either choose to
reject them automatically, or have your computer
prompt you before accepting them. Generally, this
is done by selecting the appropriate cookies setting
on your Web browser (usually found in “Internet
Options” or “Preferences”).
Please note, however, that some of our features
you will be unable to take advantage of those
features if you choose not to accept cookies.
What do I do if I no longer want Market Information
sent to me?
If you would like us to no longer use your personal
information we may gather from you to market information
to you: please send a request to Privacy@RONBEAN.com
How is my information protected?
Whenever personal information about you is stored
on our computers, that information is password-protected
from unauthorized access or use. In addition,
this information is kept only on servers that
are located behind a firewall, which makes their
contents inaccessible to outside users.
Of course, we appreciate your help in safeguarding
the integrity of your own and others’ privacy.
We hope you’ll use common sense whenever
you disclose personal information over the Internet.
Just as importantly, we encourage you to let us
know immediately if you suspect that the information
you share with us is being used in any way contrary
no data transmission over the Internet or the
storage of information on servers can be guaranteed
to be 100% secure and while we strive to protect
your personal information (as described herein),
we cannot guarantee or warrant its complete security.
To contact us, please send an e-mail to: Webmaster@RONBEAN.COM.
The Sites contain links to sites operated and
maintained by third parties over which we have
absolutely no control. Please be aware that these
sites may collect information about you, and operate
according to their own privacy practices that
that once you’re outside the Sites, any
information you submit is outside of our control.
Effective Date and Modifications
first written above and may be updated and modified
from time to time by us in our sole discretion.
If we choose to update or modify this Privacy
Policy, such updated or modified policy shall
become effective upon its posting on the Site.
Accordingly, we encourage you to periodically
to keep apprised of our current privacy practices.
If you do not agree to any provision of this Privacy
Policy, or any update or modification thereto,
please do not use the Site.
or our privacy practices in general, contact us
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