Last Updated: July, 2004
SUSA Online Driving Services, LLC ("SAFETY-USA" or “we”) recognize(s) that your privacy and the protection of your personal information are important to you (“User”, “you” or “your”) when enrolling in our programs. This statement discloses how SAFETY-USA® helps protect your personal information while using the SAFETY-USA website (“www.SAFETY-USA.com” or “Web Site”). It does not apply to other online or offline websites, products or services, whether linked or otherwise associated with www.SAFETY-USA.com.
SAFETY-USA seeks to provide, through our Safety-Ed™ courses, high quality driving education and safety programs and other related services (“SAFETY-USA Products and Services”) through electronic formats, including the Internet, accessed principally through www.SAFETY-USA.com. By using the Web Site and SAFETY-USA Products and Services, you consent to the data use and practices described in this statement.
SAFETY-USA®'S COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Why We Collect Personal Information
As described in greater detail below, SAFETY-USA collects and processes personal and financial information for several reasons: (1) to provide for your user identification and authentication, (2) to facilitate registration and payment for SAFETY-USA Products and Services, (3) to meet certain State or Court requirements pertaining to your identification and validation during courses, (4) to facilitate the delivery of course Certificates of Completion and other documents, as applicable, to you and (5) to improve security and provide customer support for you.
What Information is Collected
When you register for SAFETY-USA Products and Services, you will be asked to provide certain personal information that will be stored in a secure and confidential "profile" (“User Profile”.) The amount of information we request from you will vary depending on the specific course purchased, but the User Profile may contain information about you, including the following: your (1) e-mail address, (2) legal name, (3) driver’s license number and state where issued, (4) license plate number for your vehicle, (5) social security number, (6) home address, including street address, city, state or territory and ZIP code or postal code, (7) telephone number, (8) primary language, (9) date of birth and (10) gender.
When you register for a SAFETY-USA course, you will be assigned a username and asked to create a password for your account. You will also be requested to provide a secret question and answer. You will use your secret question and answer to help verify your identity to SAFETY-USA representatives when there are account issues, such as a request to reset your password.
SAFETY-USA®’S USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
How SAFETY-USA Will NOT Use Your Personal Information:
SAFETY-USA will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.
SAFETY-USA will not use or share your personal information in a manner that differs from what is described in this Privacy Statement without your prior consent.
How SAFETY-USA Uses Your Personal Information
SAFETY-USA uses your personal information for the operation and maintenance of your Web Site account and to provide SAFETY-USA Products and Services, as described above. As an example, SAFETY-USA uses your e-mail address, if provided, to send you a welcome e-mail message when you first register, confirming your enrollment in the SAFETY-USA course for which you register and telling you how to manage your Web Site account. SAFETY-USA may also send you e-mail messages about SAFETY-USA Products and Services and any benefits you have accrued as a User. You may unsubscribe to these e-mails at any time in the future by indicating so as indicated on such correspondence.
SAFETY-USA®’S GENERAL DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SAFETY-USA may hire other companies to provide certain services on our behalf, such as providing customer support or performing statistical or other analyses of our products, services, Web Site or other areas of our business. SAFETY-USA will provide these companies with only those items of your personal information needed to deliver the services, and the companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose.
SAFETY-USA may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on SAFETY-USA; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SAFETY-USA or its affiliates; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Web Site, or the public.
SAFETY-USA®'S DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER SITES AND SERVICES
The information stored by SAFETY-USA is not shared with other company sites or services, other than as described above.
The information is, however, shared with governmental agencies in order to provide SAFETY-USA courses to users and to remain in compliance with State and other regulatory requirements, as applicable. www.SAFETY-USA.com is registered with independent, industry-recognized, certification and privacy assurance organizations, including GeoTrust and BBBOnLine.
Nevertheless, we do not control or monitor the privacy practices of sites linked to the Web Site, and the privacy practices of those sites will vary. You should carefully review the privacy statement for each of those sites you visit in order to determine how each of those sites or services may use any information it collects.
If SAFETY-USA becomes aware of ongoing, site-specific privacy issues with a linked site or service, we will work to address those issues with the site or service. If at any time you believe that a linked site has not adhered to these principles, please notify us at privacy@SAFETY-USA.com.
MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Access to Your Personal Information
During the course, you can add, correct or update your password, address, e-mail address or phone number.
Security and Storage of Your Personal Information
SAFETY-USA® is committed to protecting the security of all of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access and that are located in controlled facilities. Any time SAFETY-USA transmits your information, we use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. This protects the confidentiality and security of your personal and payment information while it is transmitted over the Internet.
You must type the correct username and password to access certain Web Site information, including SAFETY-USA courses in which you enroll. It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your Web Site account password and not to reveal this information to others. We urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. We recommend that you change your password periodically, using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure that you use a secure browser.
SAFETY-USA stores and processes any personal information it collects from you in the United States and not in any other country.
Use of “Cookies”
A cookie is a very small text file that a Web site saves to your computer's hard disk to store information that you provide about yourself or to store your preferences.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
SAFETY-USA® may update this Privacy Statement at any time. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top and bottom of the Privacy Statement. SAFETY-USA will include a link in this Privacy Statement for you to use to “opt out” for any updates to this Privacy Statement that expand the sharing or use of your personal and payment information in ways not disclosed in this Privacy Statement during your Enrollment.
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail message to: privacy@SAFETY-USA.com. You can also contact SAFETY-USA® at:
SUSA Online Driving Services, LLC
P.O. Box 271169
Flower Mound, TX 75027-1169
Last Updated: July, 2004
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SAFETY-USA does not guarantee the sequence, accuracy or completeness of any information or data presented in the Courses, nor shall SAFETY-USA be liable in any way to the User or to any other person for any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of information or data or for any actions taken in reliance thereon, or for any damages arising therefrom or occasioned thereby or by reason of nonperformance, or interruption, or termination of the information or data for any cause whatsoever.
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Unless expressly permitted in writing by SAFETY-USA®, you are permitted to view, but not to copy, print, and distribute documents and text contained within Web Site, the Courses or related documentation. Any documents and text that you are expressly permitted in writing to copy, print, and distribute from the Web Site, the Courses or related documentation are subject, in any event, to your agreement that:
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Except as specifically stated herein, nothing contained on the Web Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark of SAFETY-USA or any other party that may be displayed on the Web Site without the written permission of SAFETY-USA or such third party that may own such mark or logo. Your use of such marks or logos, or any other content on the Web Site, is strictly prohibited, except as stated herein. You are also advised that SAFETY-USA will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
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YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATING TO AND/OR ARISING FROM THE SUITABILITY AND ACCURACY OF THE COURSES AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION. THE COURSES AND RELATED DOCUMENTATION MAY INCORPORATE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND/OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. SAFETY-USA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR, ANY SUCH INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS.
SAFETY-USA may make changes to the Courses and any related documentation, the Web Site and any content contained therein or to this or any other policy relating thereto and may do so by updating the relevant posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current disclaimers and statements of policy to which you are bound.
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COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICE
© 2004 SUSA Online Driving Services, LLC All rights reserved. “SAFETY-USA”, “Safety-Ed” and “Ride Safe. Ride Smart.”as well as all of the graphical versions of “SAFETY-USA”, “Safety-Ed”, “Ride Safe. Ride Smart.” and all of the logos and proprietary terms and phrases, including without limitation “Follow 2-3-4™” and “Safe and Smart™” contained in the Courses and/or or related documentation are common law or registered trademarks and/or service marks of SAFETY-USA®. SAFETY-USA's trademarks and service marks may be registered in the United States and internationally. No claim is made to the exclusive right to use “Ride Safe” apart from the marks noted above. Other product or brand names used on this Web Site, the Courses or related documentation may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.