Drake & Associates is very sensitive to the privacy concerns of our guests. We believe that privacy of personal information is a serious matter and we strive to manage any information we collect from you or you may share with us in a careful and sensible manner.
By visiting any of our Websites, you accept our practices as set forth in this notice. We encourage you to carefully read our policy to understand how we manage this information. Laws and practices governing the handling of this information are constantly changing, as a result we may and do update this policy from time to time so you are urged to periodically read our policy to take note of any changes.
Information We Collect
Generally, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to our Websites who do not elect to provide the information. However, certain non-personal information, including IP addresses, is recorded by the standard operation of Drake & Associates’ Internet servers. We may also automatically collect information about your use of our services, including the type of operating system in use (e.g., MacIntosh, Windows), the type of browser you use (e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome), access times, pages viewed, and the page you visited before navigating to our services.
We also may collect personal information you provide directly to us that can be used to uniquely identify or contact you. The types of information we may collect include name, postal address, email address, zip code, phone number, credit card number, birthday, and legal age.
Use and Sharing of Information
Our primary goal in collecting any of this information is to provide an enhanced on-line experience for our guests. Other uses of this information include internal review of the number of visitors to our Websites but only in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your browser containing information about you. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. There are two types of cookies in use on our Websites. One type of cookie is often referred to as a session cookie, which is used to enhance your experience and enable certain features on our Websites. Once you close your browser, a session cookie simply terminates. For instance, by using a session cookie on our Websites, you would not have to enter a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Websites. If you reject the session cookie, you may still use our Websites. The only drawback to this is that you will be limited in some areas of our Websites.
The other type of cookie used on our Websites enable us and our partners and advertisers to track and target the interests of our users. These cookies will not terminate when you close your browser, but may stay on your browser for a predefined period of time and will expire when you clear your cookies within the browser. These types of cookies may also be used by third parties serving ads across the internet, as described in the next paragraph.
Third Party Ads
To the extent that any of the sites accessible through Drake & Associates’ Websites have different practices, these practices will be explained at that site.
From time-to-time our Websites request information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include personal information such as contact information (such as name and email address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of our Websites.
Protection of Information
Drake & Associates takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via our Websites, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive personal information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), we use commercially reasonable standards to encrypt the information using industry standard encryption software.
We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Control of Information
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if you no longer desire our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove your personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by contacting us using the contact information below.
The content of our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and Drake & Associates requests that these individuals do not provide personal information through the Site. Drake & Associates does not knowingly collect information from children under 13. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
If you need to contact us for any reason regarding these Terms and Privacy, you may do so by mailing us at the following address:
Drake & Associates, LLC
Watertown Crossing Bldg.
20855 Watertown Road, Suite 210
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186