Privacy Policy

Overview

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets out the privacy policies and practices for Paragon Ingenuity LLC, its owners, officers, and employees (hereinafter collectively referred to as“Paragon Ingenuity”or “we”) with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by Paragon Ingenuity. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected from you by Paragon Ingenuity via this website and other websites operated or provided by Paragon Ingenuity, including www.paragoningenuity.com, and various sub-domains (collectively, the “Site” or “Sites”); and other places where we may collect personal information. In this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual as further defined under applicable privacy laws.

Please note that the Sites may contain links to other third party websites that are not controlled or operated by Paragon Ingenuity. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party websites, and Paragon Ingenuity is not responsible for the content of such third party websites or the privacy practices of such third parties. Therefore Paragon Ingenuity encourages you to request and review the privacy policies of any third parties upon disclosing your information to such parties or visiting such third party websites.

Gathering of Information

Voluntary Submission and Consent

Paragon Ingenuity does not collect personally identifying information about any individual Site user except when knowingly provided by such individual. By submitting personal information to Paragon Ingenuity or its service providers and agents, you agree that Paragon Ingenuity may collect, use and disclose that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and as permitted or required by law.  Subject to legal and contractual requirements, you may refuse or withdraw your consent to certain of the identified purposes at any time by sending an e-mail to support@paragoningenuity.com.  If you refuse or withdraw your consent, Paragon Ingenuity may not be able to provide you or continue to provide you with certain services or information which may be of value to you.

The personal information that Paragon Ingenuity may collect may include your name, username, password, email address, age, date of birth, gender, address, telephone number, credit card and debit card numbers (with expiration dates), personal preferences, and any other personal information that you choose to provide. You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority or have obtained all necessary consents to provide any information, including any personal information of another individual that is provided by you to Paragon Ingenuity.

In the event you place an order to purchase a product or service from Paragon Ingenuity, we may request additional personal information in order to complete the purchase. You always have the option not to provide the information we request to complete a purchase. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Paragon Ingenuity’s website, but you may be unable to access certain sections restricted only to paid subscribers.  When you register or become a member of Paragon Ingenuity or provide information to Paragon Ingenuity in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Paragon Ingenuity may also collect information that may not be personal information, which may include, but is not limited to, the frequency of user visits to the Site, the routes by which users access the Site and use of any hyperlinks available on the Site. Paragon Ingenuity or its service providers and agents may process and use this aggregate data for various purposes including, but not limited to, analysis of this data for trends and statistics, development of the Site and the Site’s features and offerings, assessing patterns of use, or planning and evaluating marketing initiatives. This information is gathered by certain tools and methods such as the collection of your IP address or the use of cookies and is maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form unless otherwise noted.

Cookies

Cookies are strings of information that are sent out of a website and saved in your computer.  A cookie file can contain information, such as a user identification code, that a website may use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. Paragon Ingenuity uses cookies to track web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and to remember your preferences, Site usage, and membership status so that you don’t have to login each time you visit the Site. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.

Business partners of Paragon Ingenuity, vendors providing hosting and other services for Paragon Ingenuity, third party analytics providers, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements on our website may set their own unique cookies through your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, choose to accept cookies only from certain websites or to refuse all cookies. However, if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a computer’s numeric address, by which it can be located within a network. Paragon Ingenuity may record your IP address when you visit or use services or features on the Site. Paragon Ingenuity may use your IP address for the purposes noted above, and also to help diagnose problems with Paragon Ingenuity’s server, or to administer the Site. Paragon Ingenuity may also use your IP address to identify you when Paragon Ingenuity feels it is necessary to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, or to protect the Site, systems, information, employees, service providers, business partners, users, customers and others.

Use of Information

Our primary goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website.

To Provide Interactive Communications From Paragoningenuity.com or Any of Our Sub-Domains

To enhance your experience we may provide you with interactive communications, such as our electronic newsletters, to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.

From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions or contests on the website to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.

To Provide Communications From Third Parties

We respect the privacy of our users and shall not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor shall we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your e-mail address will be transferred to the third party.

Control of Your Information

Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as e-mail address, zip code, country, title and industry, and they may elect to stop receiving newsletters or marketing material from Paragon Ingenuity or on behalf of external third party business partners. You may choose to stop receiving such communications at any time by visiting the “Member Profile” page at [https://paragoningenuity.com/membership/editprofile.jhtml], or by following instructions to unsubscribe to future marketing emails at the end of any such e-mail received.

You may also request to delete your personal account if you wish to do so. Please email us at support@paragoningenuity.com.  We will respond to your request within 30 business days.

Sharing of Information

When you are on the Site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with Paragon Ingenuity as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for Paragon Ingenuity.

We use third parties to provide credit card processing, e-mail service providers and hosting services on our site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.

In addition, if you provide any personally identifiable information via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your personally identifiable information to that advertiser.

Aggregate, Anonymous Information With Advertisers

Paragon Ingenuity derives revenues from subscription services and from advertising.  Sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to you. In order to attract and retain advertisers, we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to these parties.

As Necessary to Provide Services to You

Paragon Ingenuity may disclose your personal information to third parties whom Paragon Ingenuity hires to provide services on Paragon Ingenuity’s behalf, including, but not limited to, support services, website services, delivering promotional materials, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, and answering customer questions about Paragon Ingenuity’s products and services. Paragon Ingenuity will only provide those third parties with the personal information that they need to deliver the services to Paragon Ingenuity and/or on Paragon Ingenuity’s behalf. In the event that Paragon Ingenuity is involved in a business transaction, including the purchase, sale, lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, securitization or financing involving Paragon Ingenuity, your personal information and any other information Paragon Ingenuity may have collected through the use of the Site may be transferred to another party in connection with such transaction. Paragon Ingenuity may also disclose your personal information to legal, financial, insurance, or other advisors in connection with such business transaction or management of all or part of Paragon Ingenuity’s business or operations; as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected; or as otherwise permitted or required by law.

As Required By Law

Paragon Ingenuity may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Paragon Ingenuity or to protect and defend the rights or property of Paragon Ingenuity.

Security

Paragon Ingenuity takes every precaution to protect your private information.  When you submit sensitive information via the Site, your information is protected both online and off-line.  When our order form asks you to enter sensitive information (such as credit card information), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry – Security Socket Layer (SSL).  While on a secure page, such as our order form, the “lock” icon on the bottom of the browser window becomes locked indicating a secure, encrypted connection has been established with our website.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect your information off-line.  All of our users’ information is restricted in our offices.  The servers that store personally identifiable information are located in a secure environment in a locked facility located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside Paragon Ingenuity. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

Privacy of Children

Paragon Ingenuity recognizes the privacy interest of children and Paragon Ingenuity encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests.  The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13.  Paragon Ingenuity does not target its services or the Site to children under 13.  Paragon Ingenuity does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

How to Contact Us

Paragon Ingenuity welcomes questions and comments about our Privacy Policy.  If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at support@paragoningenuity.com. We read every message submitted and try to reply promptly to everyone.