When you visit the William Paid website, we collect your IP address and standard web log information, such as your browser type and the pages you accessed on our website. If you visit our website or open an account, we collect the following types of information from you:
Before permitting you to use our Service, we may require you to provide additional information we can use to verify your identity or address or manage risk, such as your date of birth, social security number or other information. We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services. When you are using our Service, we collect information about your account transactions, and we may collect information about your computer or other access device for fraud prevention purposes. Finally, we may collect additional information from or about you in other ways not specifically described here. For example, we may collect information related to your contact with our customer support team or store results when you respond to a survey.
Like many companies, we use browser cookies on this website. Browser cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain web sites. We use browser cookies to tell us, for example, whether you've visited us before or if you’re a new visitor and identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Browser cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your profile while you are visiting a particular site. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new browser cookies, how to be notified when you have received a browser cookie, and how to disable existing browser cookies. Remember though, without browser cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the website's features and functionality.
We also use flash cookies on our website to enhance your online experience. Flash cookies are similar to browser cookies, except that the data is more complex than simple text. Flash cookies, by themselves, cannot do anything to or with the data on your computer. In addition, we cannot access or remember your email address or other personal information unless you provide the information on this site. We use flash cookies to provide you with a better user experience. You can manage and disable flash cookies by accessing your browser's security information settings. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs, please click here.
Certain pages on our site contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, and the type of browser used to view the page. We use log files to store the data that is collected through web beacons. These files enable us to learn which advertisements bring users to our web site. The cookie on your Web browser was placed by us, or by another advertiser who works with us. With both cookies and web beacon technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
Our third party partners employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), images, and scripts that help them better manage content on our site. We do not tie the information gathered to our Customers' or Users' personally identifiable information.
Occasionally we provide links on our website to other sites we think you will enjoy or find useful. These sites operate independently of William Paid and have established their own privacy and security policies. William Paid is not responsible for the content or policies of any such sites. We strongly encourage you to review these policies at any site you visit.
If you feel that the services of www.williampaid.com could be useful for a third party you know (e.g. your friends, family members, etc.), we hope you will use our referral service. If you choose to use our referral service to tell someone about our site, we will ask you for your friend's email address and first and last name. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. This will be the only use of your friend's information unless they opt-in to receiving additional communications from us. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
If you use a bulletin board, blog, group tool or chat room on this Web site, if available, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there may be read, collected or used by other users of these forums and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at email@example.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Throughout this policy, we use the term "personal information" to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user. We store and process your personal information on our servers in the US, and we protect it by maintaining physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in compliance with applicable US federal and state regulations. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files, and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. While we are confident that we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information, the Internet is an open system and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience on the William Paid site. We may use your personal information to:
In addition, we may append your information with additional information obtained from third parties.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To process your payments, we need to share some of your personal information with the person or company that you are paying. When you pay rent through williampaid.com, we may also provide the landlord with certain basic information to help complete your transaction. The landlord is not allowed to use this information for any other purpose unless you have agreed to it.
Some of our other features, such as the ability to consolidate payments from members of a group, mean that a "group administrator" will be able to see limited information about you to fulfill that administrative role. Similarly, if members of a group each are responsible for paying a portion of an obligation, each member will be able to see whether each other member has made their respective payment.
Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone you have paid through our website, except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with a subpoena or other legal process.
We may share your personal information with:
We offer you the option of not having your information shared with any third party for its own marketing purposes. Specifically, you may tell us not to share information about you with any third party for its own marketing purposes. Even if you do tell us not to share, we may do so as required or permitted by law. Also, if you have authorized us to share information in connection with a particular service, we will continue to share information about you in connection with that service, such as payment to a landlord or credit reporting.
You can also control how we use your contact information to market our services to you in the notifications preferences. You can also contact us at email@example.com.
You can review, delete and edit your personal information at any time by logging in to your account and clicking the settings link or by emailing our Customer Support firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below. We will respond to your request to access within 30 days.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Because William Paid is an online service directed towards individuals who have rental and other commitments, williampaid.com is directed toward a general audience and is not intended to be used by any children under the age of 13. We therefore do not knowingly collect personal information about anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a visitor under the age of thirteen, we will delete the information from our records.