ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
See the privacy statement in the section below for disclosures relating to the collection and use of your information.
WEB SITE CONTENT
All content available on this Web site is the copyrighted work of Ridgecrest Associates.
Any reproduction or redistribution of this Web site, in whole or in part, without the written permission of Ridgecrest Associates is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Elements of Web sites are protected by copyright, trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Ridgecrest Associates Web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Ridgecrest Associates. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Ridgecrest Associates makes no representations about the suitability of the information or content contained in the Web site for any purpose. All such materials are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Ridgecrest Associates hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the Web site, including all warranties and conditions of merchantability, whether express, implied or statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. In no event shall Ridgecrest Associates be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of information available from the Web site. The Web site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the Web site, and Ridgecrest Associates may make improvements and/or changes to the Web site at any time and without any notice.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Web site, you will not use the Web site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Web site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Ridgecrest Associates server, or the network(s) connected to any Ridgecrest Associates server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Web site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Web site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Ridgecrest Associates server, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Web site.
Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of the State of California.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The links in the Web site will let you leave Ridgecrest Associates site. The linked sites are not under the control of Ridgecrest Associates and Ridgecrest Associates is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. Ridgecrest Associates is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. Ridgecrest Associates is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Ridgecrest Associates of the linked site.
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
We use third-party software to power certain features of our website, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the reliability, availability or functionality of the third-party software.
Some of our clients provide Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates with personally identifiable information about their customers so we can perform various services such as online campaign analysis. In addition, as part of our services, we may collect information about user interaction with client Web sites and provide that information along with our analysis to the client. All of this information belongs to the client and, as their customer, you should review the privacy policies of the sites you visit. Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates make no other use of this personally identifiable information.
EMAIL SERVICE ON BEHALF OF RIDGECREST ASSOCIATES OR AFFILIATE CLIENTS
When we conduct an e-mail campaign for our clients, we generally use e-mail service providers. Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliates may use cookie and web beacon technology to track the campaign’s effectiveness.
RIDGECREST ASSOCIATES AND AFFILIATE WEB SITES
The Ridgecrest Associates and affiliate Web sites provide users with information about products and services, as well as company contact information. We do not collect personal information unless you provide it to us for items such as a request for a blueprint. We will express our need for the personal information at the point of collection.
Personal information is any information that can be used to identify an individual, and may include, but is not limited to, name, email address, postal or other physical address, telephone number and other information required to provide a service, deliver a product, or carry out a transaction you have requested.
We will only use your personal information in the way we specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way your personal information is used without your consent.
We may respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process by disclosing your personal information and other related information, if necessary. We also may disclose your personal information to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
We do not collect or maintain information at our website from those we explicitly know are under 13, and our website is not structured to attract anyone under 13.
POLICY UPDATES OR CHANGES
Frequently Asked Questions
Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. We may collect Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, and track user’s movement in the aggregate. The other information we collect through the Ridgecrest Associates or affiliate Web site is contact information you choose to provide as a consumer, client or partner, when you complete a form to request more information about our company, products or services.
We use the contact information you provide to respond to your request or to provide you future updates. We may contact you through any of the means you identified on the form (e.g., phone, fax, e-mail).
We may share the contact information you provide on our Web site with our contractors and vendors in order to provide a requested service or transaction (e.g., to send you an e-mail) subject to our confidentiality policies. Other than agents who act on our behalf, the information you provide at this site will not be transferred or sold to unrelated third parties, unless we have your permission to do so. We may disclose your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to protect or establish our legal rights or property. Information may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
If you are interested in partnership opportunities with Ridgecrest Associates, we provide you with the opportunity to contact us through our Web site. The information you can submit through our Web site includes your name and contact information, information about your company, and references along with their contact information. If you choose to provide your personal information or your reference’s personal information, we will use this information to assist us in determining whether to pursue a partnership opportunity with you, and will not use this information for any other purpose. We may share your personal information or your reference’s personal information with our contractors and vendors to perform services for us in regard to your request (e.g., to send you an email) subject to our confidentiality policies. We will not disclose your personal information or your reference’s personal information, except as otherwise described in this privacy statement.
We have security policies and procedures to protect information in our possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. While no data transfer can be completely secure, we will make reasonable efforts to secure all data that is transferred, stored or processed.
After opting-in, you may choose to opt-out from any mailing lists that you have subscribed to, at any time. You may opt-out by clicking on the unsubscribe link within any of the emails that you receive.
You can e-mail email@example.com if you wish to access your personally identifying information. We will provide you with reasonable access to review and request the deletion of your personally identifiable information, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Ridgecrest Associates and affiliate Websites may use persistent cookies and web beacons (aka: action tags or pixel gifs). Cookies are tiny packets of information stored in the temporary files on your hard drive, and used by Web sites to recognize a computer they have encountered before. A web beacon is a clear gif not visible to the user, which collects certain anonymous information about your visit to our Web sites. We use a combination of cookies and web beacons for planning, analyzing and managing our Web sites. These tracking technologies collect anonymous data about users who interact with our Web sites to help us provide a better user experience through the use of statistics and measurements of user satisfaction. Usage of cookies and/or web beacons is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our sites.
Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates may host discipline or employee blogs and may provide links to the blogs from www.ridgecrestassociates.com or affiliate Web sites. The postings on the blogs may include articles, press releases and research conducted by Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliates. The postings on the blogs reflect the views of the authors and not necessarily those of Ridgecrest Associates or its affiliates. Web site users may post comments to the blogs. In order to post a comment on a blog, you may be required to create a user name and provide your email address. Your user name and email address will be stored by Ridgecrest Associates or a third party, but your name and email address will not be shared or used for any purpose beyond posting comments to the blog.If you use a Ridgecrest Associates or affiliate blog, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Ridgecrest Associates and its affiliates are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in comments on our blogs.
The Ridgecrest Associates and affiliate Web sites may provide links to third party Web sites that provide valuable information. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and data collection procedures on these Web sites.