What Information Do We Collect?
As described in detail below, we may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of, or your submissions to, the Website (collectively, the “Collected Information”). Collected Information includes, without limitation, any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home, business, or other physical address, business name, a phone number, an email address, employer name, employer information (i.e., employer address and other identifying information), and credit card number (and related information such as expiration date). Mailinator uses the information we collect to provide the services that are available via the Website.
Cookies and Usage Reports
By placing a small file known as a “cookie” on your computer (or other device), Mailinator’s and its third party service providers’ servers passively gather information about all visitors’ use of the Website for several reasons, including, but not limited to, the following: statistics collection and analysis, Website optimization, analytics (as described below), market research, and maintenance of user login information. The information that we and our third party service providers track with cookies includes, but is not limited to, the type of browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) and Internet-connected devices being used to access the Website, your Internet protocol (“IP”) address, your home domain or Internet service provider, your referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to visiting the Website), how you were directed to the Website, which specific pages you access on the Website, how long you view each page, the time and date you access our Website and the total number of visitors to the Website and any portions thereof. We, and/or our third party service providers, may use the information collected from cookies or similar files on your computer for security purposes (such as authentication), to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting the Website. This data helps us and our third party service providers improve our respective product and services.
Most popular Internet browser applications will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website (or some portion thereof) and its capabilities, or cause some features of the Website to function improperly or more slowly.
Google Analytics and Web Beacons
Some of the areas of the Website may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear GIFs) that allow Mailinator, and its third party providers or affiliates, to count and track users who have visited certain portions of the Website. Web beacons collect only limited information and do not collect any of your personal information.
We appreciate your questions and comments about the Website and welcome your messages at our support email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you correspond with Mailinator through the Website or via email, the Collected Information may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it.
How Can I Opt-Out of Promotional Correspondence?
We may send you emails with promotional offers only if you opt in to receiving such emails. If you would no longer like to receive information, newsletters or other promotional messages from us, please click the link at the bottom of any such email you receive from us and follow the instructions, or alternatively you may contact us, email@example.com with the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” or “REMOVE” in the subject line. Your email address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
Online Account Management
If you elected to subscribe to any online services provided via the Website, including the ability to access any password-protected areas of the Website, you will be required to submit personal information (including some Collected Information) for the purpose of verifying your identity and your authority to manage the account. This Collected Information will be used by Mailinator, our agents, suppliers and third-party service providers for internal use, to respond to your service requests and for any other lawful purpose.
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
- you expressly authorize Mailinator to do so,
- it is necessary to allow Mailinator’s service providers, agents, or other third parties to provide products or services for or to Mailinator,
- it is necessary in order to provide the Website or the services,
- Mailinator is sending you other information that may be useful to you,
- subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on Mailinator’s behalf or to other entities with whom Mailinator has joint marketing agreements,
- it is necessary to protect the confidentiality or security of your records,
- it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, verifying identity, age, and/or payment details, investigating complaints about the Website, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends and dispute resolution,
- it is necessary to comply with law enforcement, governmental mandate, or other legal requirement, if appropriate, for your protection or in connection with an investigation or prosecution of possible unlawful activity;
- subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Mailinator or the merger of Mailinator into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Mailinator is not the survivor, or
- it is otherwise necessary for Mailinator to disclose it as required or permitted by law.
With Whom Do We Share Information That We Collect?
For the private upgraded Mailinator plan, it will be necessary for us to share some of your Collected Information with the third party payment processors in order to process your requested transaction. We do not sell, rent, or lease our user lists or the identity of individual users to third parties. However, Mailinator may use and disclose certain aggregated, anonymized information, such as Website usage data, to our trusted business partners. Such information may also be shared with other users or the general public for advertising, informational, or comparison purposes. However, such information shall not be personally identifiable to any user.
As Mailinator grows and develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be expected to be, one of the transferred business assets. Also, if any bankruptcy, liquidation or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, your information may be considered a company asset that may be sold or transferred to third parties.
What Choices Do You Have?
When submitting information, corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with Mailinator and its representatives through or in connection with the Website, you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Any promotional email we send to you will contain a link which will allow you to opt out of receiving any further correspondence. If you have created an online account, you may also change your correspondence preferences by logging into your account. You may disable your online account access at any time; however, this will not necessarily result in the deletion of any Collected Information.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?
If you are using the public Mailinator system, you should have no expectation of privacy because anyone can read any email received and posted in any mailbox. Please do not use the public Mailinator system for anything that you want to keep private.
Note the inherent design of the Public Mailinator system provides no privacy. All emails sent to this system are readable by anyone and in the public domain.
The Website is intended for a general audience and is not intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age without parental consent, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell products to children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the Website.
Visiting The Website from Outside the United States
Do Not Track Requests
Whom Can You Contact For More Information?
If you have any questions or suggestions about the Website, Mailinator, our services, or our privacy practices, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.