Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
 
What this Policy Covers

Windfall, Inc.® (Windfall®) Privacy Policy describes how we use and protect the information that you share with us. This information includes your email address, name, title and mailing address. This policy governs web sites owned and operated by Windfall®. Our policy does not govern web sites of other parties to which we may provide links as Windfall® is not responsible for, and cannot control the privacy practices or content of, those sites.

We do, however, respect your privacy. When using our site, you may get information, communicate with us, or link to other web sites. While doing so, you may provide us with information that enables us to provide enhanced products and services to you — and to personalize your experience on our web site. To demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices, we have adopted these privacy guidelines. We do, however, urge you at all times to use caution when providing your personally-identifiable information and suggest that you read the Federal Trade Commission’s suggested safety precautions for Internet surfing, which can be found by clicking on www.ftc.gov.

Our Policies and Practices

We want to give you the comfort and confidence you need to fully participate in our online offerings so that we can better serve your needs. The following are our policies and practices:

Profile Information

The Windfall® profile forms require vendors and members to give us contact information such as name, organization name, phone number and email address. Confirmation and welcome emails may be sent via email. Users may receive information on services, special promotions, and a newsletter. Windfall® Supplier Partners are permitted to request and capture Windfall® member data from our members for the sole purpose of tracking and reporting administrative fees to Windfall®. Windfall® will not use any confidential information provided by our members or vendors. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we provide an option to not receive communications from Windfall®. Please see our unsubscribe policies below.

Registration and Ordering

When using some of our websites and signing up for certain selected services, members must first register. During registration, members are required to give their contact information (such as name, e-mail address, mailing address and phone number). We also may collect demographic information (such as job title and purchasing responsibilities, organization information and professional certification). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with members and provide requested services, and, for our website visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our sites. We use aggregate demographic information about our audience to improve our service, for marketing purposes and/or industry reporting.

Marketing Emails

You may choose not to receive marketing e-mails from us by following the instructions contained in any of the marketing e-mails we send. Please note that even if you unsubscribe from marketing emails, we may still e-mail you non-commercial e-mails related to your membership.

Email Newsletters

If members wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of the e-mail newsletter.

Surveys and Contests

From time to time we invite members to provide information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the member has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (e.g., name and mailing address) and demographic information (e.g., zip code or job title). In addition to other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and contests is used to notify the winners and award prizes, to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of the site, or may be shared with sponsors of such surveys or contests.

Communications with Us

We have features where members can submit information to us (such as our feedback forms). Requests for service, support or information may be forwarded as needed to best respond to a specific request. We may retain e-mails and other information sent to us for our internal administrative purposes, and to help us to serve members better.

Service Updates, Special Offers

In order to best serve our members, we may send updates that contain important information about our sites and services. For example, may communicate with a member to provide requested services and for account-related issues via e-mail, phone or regular mail.

We offer our members the option to receive information about our organization, related products, services and special deals. Members can choose not to receive these communications, as set forth in our Permission section below.

Automatic Data Collection

Our web sites have features that automatically collect information from members, to deliver content specific to members’ interests and to honor their preferences. This information assists us in creating sites that will serve the needs of our members.

We use “cookies,” a piece of data stored on the member’s hard drive containing information about the member. Cookies benefit the member by requiring login only once, thereby saving time while on our site. If members reject the cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of our site. Additionally, we may note some of the pages the member visits on our site through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs). The use of cookies and pixels enable us to track and target the interests of our members to enhance the experience on our sites.

Some of our business affiliates use cookies on our sites in ads or promotions. However, we have no access to or control over these business affiliates’ cookies. We urge members to read the affiliate’s privacy policies for information.

For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our site. This information does not contain anything that can identify members personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our member base for aggregate use.

We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide general profiles, in aggregate non-personally identifiable form, about our members and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our business affiliates to help them better understand our services.

With whom your information is shared

When we have co-branded, customized, private label, powered by or sponsored products and services, or when we join with other parties to provide specific services, we may share (provide and receive) personal information with them. We do not collect nor share credit card information with such third parties.

Information may be shared with selected business affiliates if a member affirmatively clicks through on a link/ad to such affiliate partner at those sites or in e-mails, or if a member expresses interest in a specific affiliate during the registration process. We may also share member names and offline and online contact information with our selected business affiliates so that they can independently market their own products and services directly to you.

On occasion, we may provide targeted lists of names and offline and online contact information for marketing purposes to our affiliate partners.

In the event that you or your company has been affiliated with an affiliate or association partner we may share general purchasing volume information with the affiliate/association partner.

Other than as set forth above, we do not share personally identifiable information with other companies; apart from those acting as our agents in providing our product(s)/service(s), and which agree to use it only for that purpose and to keep the information secure and confidential. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. Members should also be aware that courts of equity, such as U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, might have the authority under certain circumstances to permit personal information to be shared or transferred to third parties without permission.

We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include usage and demographic data, but it will not include personal information.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a member’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code), or if a member no longer desires our product(s)/service(s), we provide a way to correct or update that member’s personal data. The member should contact Member Care for the applicable product or service.

Permission

Our members are given the opportunity to opt out of all marketing. Please note that we will endeavor to implement requests within a reasonable time, although for a time members may continue to receive mailings, etc., transmitted based on information released prior to the implementation of the request. Members will continue to receive information directly related to their registered services, so they always are kept informed.

Security

We use reasonable precautions to protect our members’ personal information and to store it securely. Sensitive information that is transmitted to us online is encrypted and is transmitted to us securely. In addition, access to all of our members’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a member service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Links

Our web sites contain links to other sites. Windfall® is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our members to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.

Notification and Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our members are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Members should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes.

For questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site or any dealings with Windfall, contact us at:

membercare@windfallgpo.com
Windfall, Inc.®
1411 SE 47th Street, Suite 1
Cape Coral, FL 33904
866.776.1453

Terms and Conditions

You are registering for membership with Windfall, Inc.® (hereinafter “Windfall®”). Windfall® grants organizations and their employees access to affiliate contracts and is absolutely free with no purchasing obligations. When using Windfall® or its assigned administrator services (“services”) you agree to the terms and conditions listed on this page (the “Terms and Conditions”). If you utilize any Windfall services or visit the Windfall® website, you accept these Terms and Conditions. In addition, the use of any Windfall® services, whether or not included in our website, will subject the user to the Windfall® Terms and Conditions, as may be amended from time to time.

Privacy

To understand Windfall® practices, please review the privacy policy that governs your visit to the Windfall website and use of Windfall® services. A complete statement of our privacy policy can be found on this page above.

Trademarks

Windfall® and its graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of Windfall®. Windfall® trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not otherwise provided or authorized in writing by Windfall®, or in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among members, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Windfall®. All other trademarks not owned by Windfall® that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, which may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Windfall®.

Your Account

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account information with Windfall® and our affiliated partners. You agree to accept responsibility and liability for all activities that occur under your account or password whether lawful or unlawful. You are also solely responsible for all uses of your account information, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you. Windfall® reserves the right to refuse service, terminate membership, or remove or edit content at its sole discretion. One or more violations of the Terms and Conditions may result in immediate cancellation of your membership.

In order to ensure that Windfall® provides high quality services that are responsive to your needs, you agree to allow Windfall® employees to access your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints. Windfall® will not disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law.

Limited Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL OPERATOR OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent Operator may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of Operator’s liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the other, its affiliates, officers, directors, volunteers, employees, consultants and agents from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of Windfall® services, your violation of the Terms and Conditions or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, except to the extent any third party claims, liability, damages and /or costs (including, but not limited to, attorneys fees) are claimed by you to have been caused by Windfall®, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants or agents, in which case Windfall® will indemnify, defend and hold harmless you, your affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants and agents. The Terms and Conditions will inure to the benefit of the Windfall® successors, assignees and licensees.

Disclaimer

The legal information provided on this website is designed for general information only. The legal information presented at this website should not be construed to be formal legal advice or the formation of an attorney/client relationship. Persons accessing this website are encouraged to seek independent counsel for advice regarding the applicability and compatibility of state laws and local ordinances. The legal information contained in this website is a general summary of legal issues applicable to public agency procurement and is intended for the purpose of familiarization only. All of the information is subject to changes in the applicable laws. The information cannot be used as a substitute for professional advice. Before taking any action based on the information, you should obtain the advice of a qualified attorney who can provide you with current and specific information about your particular circumstances. Some links within this website may lead to other sites. Windfall® does not necessarily sponsor, endorse or otherwise approve of the materials appearing in such sites. Windfall® makes no warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in its web site concerning specific affiliate offerings.

Windfall® affiliates may provide links to other websites or resources. Because Windfall® has no control over such sites and resources, member acknowledges and agrees that Windfall® is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Member further acknowledges and agrees that Windfall® shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

All affiliate offers are for a limited time only and are subject to products or services availability. Windfall® affiliates reserve the right to change or modify all offers at any time without notice. All terms and conditions are subject to and governed by the Affiliates’ agreements with members including, but not limited to, member eligibility requirements. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the affiliate offers, however, the Windfall® affiliates are not responsible for any errors or omissions.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to its conflict of laws or your actual state or country of residence.

Modification and Severability

Windfall® reserves the right to make changes to its site and policies at any time. If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

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866.776.1453
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