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In General. We may collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name and email address, as well as non-personally identifiable information. When you submit personal information on the Agora Website, it may be sent to servers in the United States and other countries across the world.
In General. We may use the information we collect about you in the following ways:
Financial Information. For Agencies, we may use your financial information or payment method to process payments for purchases made on the Agora Website, to enroll you in discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to pre-qualify you for other offers that may be of interest, to pre-qualify Agencies to participate in our directory service, to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and to manage our business in other ways.
We want you to be aware of the circumstances under which we may share personal or other information about you or your actions on the Agora Website or while using our services.
Personal information. We may share personal information with the following entities:
Aggregated and non-personal information. Under any of the aforementioned circumstances, we may share aggregated and non-personal information that we gather. Additionally, we may share it with third parties in order to build and deliver targeted advertising on our and third-party websites. We may combine non-personal data obtained by us with non-personal data collected from other sources. Additionally, we may share aggregated data with third parties, such as consultants, advertisers, and investors, in order to do general business analysis. For instance, we may inform advertising of the total number of visitors to the Agora Website and the most frequently accessible features or services. This information is not personally identifiable and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find useful, as well as to target content and advertising. For Agencies, we may share your business's contact information with third parties, which may include but is not limited to the business's name, address, telephone number, email address, and the name of the business's owner or proprietor.
We want you to be comfortable conducting business with the Agora Website. No system, however, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take precautions to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee that your personal information, searches, or other interactions will always be secure.
We may provide areas on the Agora Website where you can publish information about yourself and others, communicate with others, as well as post reviews of products, businesses, contractors, and the like (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Our terms and conditions apply to all such postings. Additionally, such postings may surface on other websites or when keywords related to your posting are searched. Additionally, whenever you freely give personal information on publicly accessible online pages, such information becomes publicly available and is therefore collectable and usable by others. If you post your email address, for instance, you risk receiving unsolicited communications. We have no control over who reads your postings or what other users may do with the information you willingly share, therefore we advise you to use discretion and caution when disclosing personal information. You may not be able to alter or delete material that you have previously posted.
A cookie is a small text file (which typically includes a piece of computer code) that is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are sent by the Agora Website (or the website of a company we have a relationship with) to your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit our website. When you visit a website, that website's computer asks your computer for permission to store this text file in a section of your hard drive that is specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate the Agora Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time.
For example, when you sign in to the Agora Website, we will record your user or member ID and the name on your user or member account in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we might encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from the Agora Website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content, and advertising.
You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of the Agora Website may not function properly.
We may allow third parties, including advertising companies and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. These third parties may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites.
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. They are also used on many web pages for alignment purposes.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.