Privacy and Security Policy
Privacy and Security Policy is provided for the benefit of existing customers
of Safe Communications, Inc. (“Safe Communications”) as well as other
consumers and parties who seek information from or about Safe Communications
and/or its website(s), particularly www.AnonymousTips.com.
1. OPENING STATEMENTS
1.1 Our Commitment to Privacy
At Safe Communications, we respect the privacy and the confidentiality of our
customers’ information, particularly our customers’ personally identifiable
information. We are committed to keeping confidential the personally
identifiable information you share with us. This Privacy and Security Policy
explains how Safe Communications collects, uses, discloses and protects the
information we obtain.
Provided you are not in breach of any of your
obligations under this or any other Safe Communications’ agreement, Safe
Communications will use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain your
anonymity when you use the Service.
1.2 Acceptance of Privacy Risks
While Safe Communications strives to
maintain the anonymity and privacy of your electronic communications sent to
and through our systems and websites, the nature of the Internet and electronic
communications precludes the ability to guarantee that your communications will
always remain secure and anonymous. All electronic communications through
any system will be susceptible to human error, power failures, malevolent
intent, unauthorized intrusions, and other circumstances beyond our control.
Safe Communications has implemented and continues to employ commercially
reasonable measures to minimize these risks. However, the risks cannot be
eliminated altogether. Consequently, by using our services, you
acknowledge your acceptance and understanding of these risks and agree that
Safe Communications shall not be held liable for the failure of any of its
security protocols or falling prey to one or more inherent risks in the
delivery and storage of electronic communications.
1.3 Applicability of Privacy and Security Policy Our Privacy and Security Policy applies to all individuals and entities
from whom or for the benefit of whom we receive personally identifiable
information (also commonly referred to as personally identifying information)
(“PII”), whether the PII be collected through our corporate owned websites;
traditional mailing and/or faxing channels; telephone or electronic
communications; from some other medium; or from our clients.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT IS USED
2.1 Personally Identifiable Information is any information that
would, by itself, identify you or tend to identify you as a particular
individual or entity. This personally identifiable information may include,
but not be limited to, your name, your address, credit card number, bank
account information, and/or personal identification number (such as a social security
number or driver’s license number).
2.1.1 Personally identifiable information does not include any public
information that is readily attainable through federal, state or local public
record distribution channels.
2.1.2 Personally identifiable information does not include any information
that, by itself, could not identify you as a particular individual or entity.
2.1.3 Personally identifiable information also does not include raw data that
becomes aggregated for statistical purposes and cannot, thereafter, be identified
with you as a unique individual or entity.
2.1.4 Safe Communications does consider your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address
to be PII and will treat it as such.
2.2 Information Collected
2.2.1 Safe Communications collects information that is considered personally
identifiable information and other information that, by itself, would not be
considered personally identifiable information.
2.3 Collecting and Using Personal Information
2.3.1 Safe Communications will explain how it intends to use your personally
identifiable information either before it collects the information (such as in
this Privacy and Security Policy) or contemporaneously with the solicitation of
such information about you. Exceptions may exist where the intended use is
obvious to a reasonable person.
2.3.2 We will use the information collected only for the purposes explained to
you. Further, we limit the collection of personally identifiable information
to only that information which is necessary for the purposes explained to you.
2.3.3 Unless we are required to do so by law, we shall not obtain your consent
before collecting personal identifying information about you from parties other
than Safe Communications. Rather, Safe Communications shall presume that you
have previously provided such consent to any such third party from whom Safe
Communications obtains such information.
2.3.4 Safe Communications restricts the use of your personally identifiable
information to Safe Communications’ personnel.
2.3.5 We shall not sell your personally identifiable information in the normal
course of business operations. Should the Website be sold, this paragraph
shall not restrict the transfer of your personally identifiable information as
part of the Website sold to a third party.
2.3.6 We may use the personally identifying information you provide in
registering with Safe communications to let you know of additional products and
services about which you might be interested. Safe Communications may also
share your personal information with other service providers and businesses
that may wish to offer you additional products and services. However, Safe
Communications will not disclose any Content created by you. Additionally,
Safe Communications will not use or share your PII in any way that would
compromise its commitment to maintain your anonymity according to the terms of
2.3.7 Again, you may “opt out” of the uses described in paragraph 2.3.5 by
modifying your account settings.
2.4 Disclosing Personal
2.4.1 General. Safe Communications may provide your personally
identifiable information to other persons where (a) we have your consent; (b)
we have obtained information about you from a third party (presuming that you
have previously provided such consent to any such third party from whom Safe
Communications obtains such information); (c) we are required or permitted to
do so by law; (d) you use the Website and/or Website Service in violation of
specifically intended; and/or (e) the terms of this Privacy and Security Policy
2.4.2 Strategic Partners. Safe Communications may employ, engage or retain certain
trusted third parties (“Strategic Partners”) to perform functions and/or
provide services on its behalf. Safe Communications will share personally
identifiable information with these Strategic Partners
only to the extent necessary to perform the functions and/or provide the
services for which they have been employed, engaged or retained. Safe
Communications shall also secure contractual obligations from our Strategic
Partners to maintain the privacy and security of the PII shared with them.
2.4.3 Business Transfers. Safe Communications reserves the right to sell, transfer
or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally
identifiable information, in connection with a sale
of assets; a merger, acquisition, or reorganization; or, filing for bankruptcy.
You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the planned
processing of your information by the purchaser differs materially from that
set forth in this Privacy and Security Policy.
2.4.4 Legal Compliance. Safe Communications may disclose any information about
you and/or Content created by you to government or law enforcement officials or
private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate
to: (1) comply with an order from a court of competent jurisdiction, regulatory
agency, and/or other governmental authority; (2) respond to claims or legal
process (including subpoenas); (3) to enforce the terms of this and other Safe
Communications’ agreements as well as to protect the property and rights of
Safe Communications, its strategic partners or other third parties; (4) to
protect, in Safe Communications’ sole discretion, the public or any person from
harm; (5) to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable
activity; and/or, generally, (6) to comply with the law.
2.4.5 Notice. Unless
restricted from doing so, Safe Communications will attempt to notify you before
Safe Communications releases any of your PII or Content pursuant to (1) and (2)
in paragraph 2.4.4. In such cases, Safe Communications will also provide you
with general information on how you may seek to block such a release of
information and/or direct you to resources that can provide such general
information. The provision of such general information to you is not and
should not be construed as providing you with legal advice. Additionally, Safe
Communications is under no other obligation to assist you in challenging or
opposing a release of your information.
2.5 Non-Personally Identifiable Information
2.5.1 In addition
to collecting personally identifiable information as previously described, Safe
Communications also collects other non-personally identifiable information.
identifiable information collected by Safe Communications may be utilized
non-PII can be used in a number of ways, you can be assured that the use of the
non-personally identifiable information cannot identify you as an individual or
2.5.4 Because non-PII
cannot be used to identify you, Safe Communications may in its discretion
provide non-PII to other persons.
2.6. Information Obtained From Use of Safe Communications’ Websites
220.127.116.11. Cookies can be defined as bits of data stored on your computer that
allow website(s) to identify your browser and session.
18.104.22.168. Safe Communications presently does not utilize “Cookies”.
advertisers. For information on how these third parties utilize Cookies
collected, you should examine their respective privacy policies.
22.214.171.124. Most web browser’s automatically accept and collect Cookies. Depending
upon your web browser’s security settings, you may have the ability to reject
126.96.36.199. Safe Communications maintains a log of your IP address when you access
our corporately owned websites. This IP address by itself does not allow us to
collect additional information about you.
188.8.131.52. OTHER THAN YOUR IP ADDRESS, SAFE COMMUNICATIONS DOES NOT DIRECTLY
COLLECT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU UNLESS YOU VOLUNTARILY PROVIDE US
WITH THIS INFORMATION.
Communications shall use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain storage of
tips subject to the terms of this Privacy and Security Policy and Safe
length of time for which Safe Communications retains your PII and other
information will vary depending on the nature of the services for which the
information has been collected and the nature of the information.
this period may extend beyond the end of your relationship with Safe
Communications, it will be retained for only so long as necessary for Safe
Communications to respond to any issues arising from your relationship with
Safe Communications no longer needs or requires your personal information, Safe
Communications will destroy, delete, erase or convert information to an
Communications may delete stored messages over ninety (90) days old.
your account be terminated, Safe Communications may immediately and permanently
delete all messages, Content, and records of your account.
3.1. Safe Communications may obtain your personal information through a
variety of sources. For each source or method, the manner of consent may
3.2. In general, Safe Communications operates on an “Opt-out” basis.
That is, Safe Communications presumes that by accessing this website you have
read this Privacy and Security Policy and Safe Communications’ Terms
of Use. Moreover, by providing the personal information requested (both
personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable), you have consented to
its use by Safe Communications for the stated purposes.
3.3. For these reasons, unless and until you expressly inform Safe
Communications you do not wish your information to be used, Safe Communications
shall presume it has your consent.
3.4. Where Safe Communications obtains information about a consumer from
its customers or other third parties, Safe Communications presumes that the
consumer has previously provided appropriate consent to the party from whom
Safe Communications obtains the information. In any case, the consumer can be
assured that this Privacy and Security Policy applies to any information
obtained from a third party.
4.1. Subject to certain limitations imposed by applicable privacy laws,
you may request that Safe Communications provide you with a copy of your
personal information and/or information regarding how we have used that
4.2. Any such requests for such information should be directed to our
Privacy Officer at the contact information provided below.
4.3. We will make every effort to respond to your request in a reasonable
5.1. Safe Communications takes the issue of protecting your anonymity and
personal information very seriously. Safe Communications protects the
information it obtains about you with appropriate, commercially reasonable
safeguards and security measures consistent with standard information
practices. These measures include commercially reasonable technical and procedural
steps to protect your data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure,
loss, alteration, or destruction.
5.2. For security purposes, Safe Communications does not disclose all of
its security measures. Be assured that Safe Communications does employ commercially
reasonable industry standard measures to protect your information.
AS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
our corporate owned websites may contain links to other third-party websites
and/or may be advertised on such third-party websites, Safe Communications is
not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and
specifically disclaims any such responsibility. Safe Communications does not
monitor the privacy practices or content of these websites. If you have any
questions about the privacy practices of a website other than a Safe
Communications owned website, you need to contact the Privacy Officer of the
website about which you have a question.
7. PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
We make it a practice not to
knowingly obtain and/or retain information about individuals under the age of
thirteen (13). Indeed, no part of our Website or Website Services is directed
to anyone under the age of thirteen (13).
8. REVISIONS TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY
8.1. Safe Communications reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify
online policies and agreements at any time and in any manner.
8.2. Safe Communications shall provide notice of such changes by posting
the revised policies to the applicable Safe Communications owned websites. As
we do not collect email addresses or other contact information from those
sending Anonymous Tips, we cannot send direct notification of such changes by
emails to those individuals.
8.3. With respect to this Privacy and Security Policy, you should visit
our website at www.AnonymousTips.com from time to time to review the
then-current terms. At any time, the current-posted policies govern and shall
For Additional Information or Questions, Contact Our Privacy
Officer Safe Communications has a
designated Privacy Officer. If you have additional questions or concerns
regarding how Safe Communications is managing or using your personal
information, please send your concerns in writing to our Privacy Officer by
e-mail at Privacy@SafeCommunications.com.