Privacy Policy

Solstice Consulting LLC, an Illinois limited liability company, d/b/a Solstice MobileTM (collectively, “Solstice MobileTM” the “Company” “we” “us” or “our”),  part of the St. Ives Group of companies with our parent company being St Ives plc, a public limited company registered in England and Wales, operates the website www.solstice-mobile.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy is for the purpose of letting you know what information we collect when you use the Site and our services that may be made available by the Site (the “Service”), why we collect it, how we use it to improve your experience, and how we will treat it. By visiting the Site or using any Service, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy does not apply to websites outside the United States that may be linked from the Site; see those websites for their applicable policies governing privacy, data and personal information. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. The Site is not directed to children, and we do not collect any personal information from children.


Information We Collect

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our Site and Service, which is to share information with the public regarding the products and services of Solstice MobileTM, to help Solstice MobileTM evaluate products, services, needs and trends, and to enable interested users to register for a Solstice MobileTM electronic newsletter, and to register for use of applications provided by Solstice MobileTM. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our users:

  1. Information You Provide Us:

    We receive and store any information you enter on our Site or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of any of our special features made available through the Site or obtain further information that may be of interest to you.

    Registration: In order for you to receive our newsletter, you must complete a registration form. Certain Services may require a separate registration.  As part of a registration form, we require select personal information (including your name and e-mail address). You may provide additional information for specific purposes.

  2. Automatic Information:

    We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Solstice MobileTM and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain “traffic data” on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested. This traffic data is used to help diagnose problems with servers, analyze trends and administer the Site and any Service.

    We may collect and/or, on any page, display the total number of times that page has been viewed.


Email Communications

We will not provide your email address to a third party which is not one of our affiliates without your permission, as detailed in the “Sharing Your Information” section below subject to exceptions in certain circumstances described therein. We may send you e-mails with Solstice MobileTM- and affiliate-related communications. You may also receive notification e-mails from us, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the Site or in relation to any Service.


Cookies

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our Site are visited and by how many people. Our cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your e-mail address is.
  • The “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of our features.
  • Some of our potential business partners, such as advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Sharing Your Information

We are not in the business of renting or selling your personal user information. We will share your personal information only as described below.

  • Solstice MobileTM Personnel: Our personnel, agents and representatives may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of our business.
  • Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if Solstice MobileTM, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred.
  • Protection of Solstice MobileTM and others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Solstice MobileTM, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, intellectual property protection, and credit risk reduction.
  • User information: Information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your name, user ID or other indicia of identification you provide (such as, without limitation, an alias or handle name) and email address, may be displayed to other users.
  • Sharing of data: Solstice MobileTM may allow other users to browse content that you have provided, submitted or commented on.
  • Solstice Mobile Affiliated Companies or their products or services.  If you request information about a Solstice MobileTM affiliated company, for example, such as companies in the St. Ives Group, we may share your user information to facilitate their correspondence with you;
  • With Your Consent: Except for the uses or circumstances described above, we will contact you when we share your personal information with third parties or use it for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

Keeping Information Secure

  • Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, an account or customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
  • You should ensure you follow best online practices when sharing any of your personal information and accessing or using the Site and any Service.

Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information

  • As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our Site, such as sharing and commenting on blog posts.
  • You may request deletion of your Solstice MobileTM account or registration by e-mailing us.
  • However, please note that you may continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.
  • As explained earlier, the “help” portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our features.

Children Under 13 Years of Age

The Solstice MobileTM website is not directed to children. You must be 18 years and older to register to use our Site. As a result, we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that Solstice MobileTM has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. 


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend, update or replace this Privacy Policy from time to time, at our sole discretion, and any such amendment, update or replacement then affects the Privacy Policy in effect at the time. Use of information we collect at any time is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site for updated terms of use and policies, including our Privacy Policy.


Conditions of Use

If you visit our Site, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy and other matters is subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including without limitation, arbitration of disputes, limitations on damages, prohibitions on class actions and application of Illinois state law.


Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 24, 2016.


Contact Information
In the event you would like to contact or notify us, please contact us at info@solstice-mobile.com.