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BillCutterz Privacy Policy

Last Revised: November 1, 2013

BillCutterz understands how important your personal information is, and that's why we protect your information as if it were our own. We respect your privacy and we are committed to securing your information.

This Privacy Policy outlines how BillCutterz collects, uses and stores information from our users. By using BillCutterz services and websites, you agree to this privacy policy.

Registration for Newsletters

BillCutterz collects personally identifiable information from you if you register online for one of BillCutterz's newsletters and when you enter BillCutterz's sweepstakes. When you register online with BillCutterz, BillCutterz may ask for personally identifiable information like your name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, ZIP code and other demographic information.

Use of BillCutterz

If you choose to transmit, submit or post information through BillCutterz's website, blog, community, etc., BillCutterz will collect that information you provide. BillCutterz retains this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law and pursuant to BillCutterz's Terms of Use.

Correspondence

If you send BillCutterz personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send BillCutterz correspondence about your activities or postings on BillCutterz, BillCutterz may choose to collect such information into a file specific to you.

Business Partners

BillCutterz may receive your personally identifiable information from one of BillCutterz's business partners.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

BillCutterz uses your personally identifiable information as follows:
1. to improve BillCutterz's marketing and promotional efforts, analyze site usage, improve BillCutterz's content and product offerings, and customize BillCutterz's content, layout, and services;
2. to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of BillCutterz;
3. to fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
4. for market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity, to enforce BillCutterz's Terms of Use, for other internal purposes, and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection;
5. as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy

You agree to BillCutterz's use of your personally identifiable information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information

BillCutterz does not sell your personally identifiable information. The following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business:

Advertisers.

BillCutterz may aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for their marketing and promotional purposes. For example, BillCutterz may aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose it to network advertisers in a non-personally identifiable manner as set forth in the section entitled "Network Advertising", set forth below. BillCutterz does not disclose your information in a personally identifiable manner to such third party advertisers without your consent.

External Service Providers

There are a number of separate services offered by third parties, including, without limitation, BillCutterz's affiliates, that BillCutterz refers to as external service providers that may be complementary to your use of BillCutterz (e.g. realtors, mortgage brokers, lenders, financial institutions, credit card issuers, information aggregators). If you choose to use these separate services, disclose information to the external service providers, and/or grant them permission to collect information about you, then their use of your information is governed by their privacy policy. With your consent, BillCutterz may provide some of your personal information to the external service provider offering such services, for your convenience. To prevent BillCutterz's disclosure of your personally identifiable information to an external service provider, you can decline such consent or simply not use their services. You should evaluate the practices of external services providers before deciding to use their services.

Internal Service Providers

BillCutterz may use third parties that BillCutterz refers to as internal service providers to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of BillCutterz's business, product and service operations that BillCutterz provides to you (e.g., technology, Forums, newsletters/alerts, analytical tools, advertising campaign management) and therefore BillCutterz may provide some of your personal information directly to these internal service providers. These internal service providers are subject to confidentiality agreements with BillCutterz or other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information BillCutterz provides them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced BillCutterz related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses. In some instances, the internal service provider may collect information directly from you. In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the internal service provider, and all additional information you provide them and their additional uses will be strictly up to you. If you provide additional information to an internal service provider directly, then their use of your personally identifiable information is governed by their applicable privacy policy.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, BillCutterz reserves the right (and you authorize BillCutterz) to share or disclose your personally identifiable information when BillCutterz determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of your personally identifiable information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if:
1. you are or may be violating this Privacy Policy or BillCutterz's Terms of Use;
2. you are interfering with another's rights or property, including, without limitation, BillCutterz's rights or property;
3. you are violating any applicable law, rule or regulation;
4. necessary or required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; and/or
5. requested by authorities in the event of any act of terrorism or instance of local, regional or national emergency.
Personally identifiable information and other personal information collected from you may also be transferred to a third party as a result of a sale, acquisition, merger, reorganization, other transfer or bankruptcy (a "Transfer") involving BillCutterz and/or its affiliates. BillCutterz specifically reserves the right to transfer personally identifiable information collected from BillCutterz, and any of its databases, together with any personally identifiable information contained therein, to a third party in connection with a Transfer, and nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with the ability of BillCutterz to transfer all or part of its business and/or assets (including BillCutterz) to an affiliate or independent third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation whatsoever.

In addition, due to the existing regulatory environment, BillCutterz cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), BillCutterz may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Therefore, although BillCutterz uses industry standard practices to protect your privacy, BillCutterz does not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.

Network Advertising

BillCutterz may use third-party advertising companies for marketing, advertising and promotional purposes, as well as to serve advertisements to you. Using third-party advertising companies helps us and third-party advertisers better determine which advertisements or content to serve to you. For example, the third-party advertisers may use information regarding your visits to BillCutterz and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services, that third party advertisers believe will be of interest to you.
The types of information that may be collected by third-party advertising companies include, but are not limited to the following:
1. The type of Internet browser you use;
2. The type of computer operating system you use;
3. The domain name of a Web site you visit, as well as information related to Web sites and Web pages you are viewing when an advertisement is requested;
4. Whether or not you visit specific pages of BillCutterz or other Web sites;
5. The location of your Internet service provider's point of presence;
6. The date and time of a visit to a Web site;
7. Search keywords passed from another server;
8. The number of times you have clicked on an advertisement; and
9. Other interactions between you and a Web site.

Opt- Out and Changes to Personally Identifiable Information and Use Preferences

You may at any time request a copy of BillCutterz's record of your personally identifiable information, change your personally identifiable information or use preferences, or opt-out of BillCutterz's use of your personally identifiable information by contacting BillCutterz at info@billcutterz.com.

Newsletters and CAN-SPAM Compliance

BillCutterz sends only verified, opt-in e-mail newsletters, specifically requested by BillCutterz subscribers. Subscriptions to BillCutterz newsletters are verified by sending an e-mail confirmation to your e-mail address, which requires a positive response before an e-mail address is added to BillCutterz's list. BillCutterz is fully compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003.

Cookie technology

"Cookies" are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer's hard drive. BillCutterz, its external service providers, internal service providers, and third-party advertising companies, may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. BillCutterz, and its external service providers, internal service providers, and third-party advertising companies gather anonymous information about you through cookie technology on an aggregate level only. For example, a third-party advertising company may assign a cookie (and a Web beacon, described below) to you, to limit the amount of times you see a particular advertisement or to help better determine which advertisements to serve to you. Please note that most Internet browsers will allow you to stop cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer.

Web beacons

"Web beacons," also called single-pixels (1x1) or clear GIFs, are electronic images that allow a Web site to access cookies and help track marketing campaigns and general usage patterns of visitors to those Web sites. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as cookie numbers, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with third parties through the use of Web beacons.

Internal use of Web beacons

BillCutterz may use Web beacons internally to count users and recognize users through cookies. Access to cookies helps BillCutterz personalize your experience when you visit BillCutterz.

Email

BillCutterz may include Web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages that BillCutterz or its affiliates or agents send. Including Web beacons in email messages helps BillCutterz determine your interest in and the effectiveness of such emails.

External use of Web beacons

BillCutterz may also use Web beacons externally. For example, BillCutterz may report aggregate information about BillCutterz users, such as demographic and usage information, to its partners and other third parties. BillCutterz may also include other company's Web beacons within BillCutterz.

Security

Personally identifiable information you submit to BillCutterz is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas BillCutterz uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third party compromises BillCutterz security measures, BillCutterz will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party's ability to view, use or disseminate such information.

Links to Other Web sites

BillCutterz may include links to other third party Web sites. Such links are not an endorsement by BillCutterz of those Web sites and/or the products or services offered there. Third party Web sites may have different privacy policies and BillCutterz is not responsible for the privacy practices of those third party Web sites. If you click on a link to a third party Web site, BillCutterz encourages you to check the privacy policy of that Web site, as it may differ substantially from that of this Privacy Policy.

Access and Use of BillCutterz

BillCutterz is intended to be accessed and used only by adults and is not directed to children under the age of 18. BillCutterz does not knowingly permit registration or submission of personally identifiable information by anyone under the age of 18.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

BillCutterz reserves the right to update, amend and/or change this Privacy Policy at any time in its sole discretion and without notice. Updates to this Privacy Policy will be posted here. Any information BillCutterz collects from you online is subject only to BillCutterz's most current Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to revisit this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to review any changes that have been made. Your continued access and use of BillCutterz following the posting of any such changes shall automatically be deemed your acceptance of the same.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions, comments, concerns or feedback regarding this Privacy Policy, send an e-mail to info@billcutterz.com.

You agree that:
(i) BillCutterz shall be deemed solely based in the State of Texas; and
(ii) BillCutterz shall be deemed a passive Web site that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over BillCutterz, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the State of Texas. This Privacy Policy is to be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas, without regard for principles of conflicts of laws. Any civil action, claim, dispute or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy shall be referred to final and binding arbitration, before a single arbitrator, under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association in Nueces County, Texas.

THEREFORE, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS AND YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR BRING CLASS ACTIONS. BY USING BillCutterz YOU CONSENT TO THESE RESTRICTIONS.

You and BillCutterz shall select the arbitrator, and if you and BillCutterz are unable to reach agreement on selection of the arbitrator within thirty (30) days after the notice of arbitration is served, then the American Arbitration Association shall select the arbitrator. Arbitration shall not commence until the party requesting it has deposited One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) with the arbitrator for the arbitrator's fees and costs. The party requesting arbitration shall advance such sums as are required from time to time by the arbitrator to pay the arbitrator's fees and costs until the prevailing party is determined or the parties have agreed in writing to an alternate allocation of fees and costs.

Judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final, binding and conclusive upon you and BillCutterz and your and BillCutterz's respective administrators, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, in no event shall either you or BillCutterz be entitled to punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages and both you and BillCutterz hereby waive your and BillCutterz's respective rights to any punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, damages for any loss of profit, revenue or business.

Should a dispute arise and should the arbitration provisions herein become inapplicable or unenforceable, or in any instance of any lawsuit between you and BillCutterz, jurisdiction over and venue of any suit shall be exclusively in the state and federal courts sitting in Nueces County, Texas.

Miscellaneous

If any portion of this Privacy Policy is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable by any arbitrator, this Privacy Policy as a whole shall not be deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, but only that portion of this Privacy Policy that is unlawful, void or unenforceable shall be stricken from this Privacy Policy.

The headings contained in this Privacy Policy are for convenience of reference only, are not to be considered a part of this Privacy Policy, and shall not limit or otherwise affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of this Privacy Policy.

All covenants, agreements, representations and warranties made in this Privacy Policy, as may be amended by BillCutterz from time to time, shall survive your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

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