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ZOS Communications, LLC - PRIVACY POLICY

ZOS Communications, LLC ("ZOS") takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with ZOS' Terms of Use, which maybe found at terms.zhiing.com.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This policy covers how ZOS treats personal information that ZOS collects and receives, including information related to your current and past use of ZOS products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
  • This policy only applies to this website or any other websites owned or operated by ZOS (the "Website"). This policy does not apply to any other websites or to the practices of companies that ZOS does not own or control, or to people that ZOS does not employ or manage. The Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by ZOS. ZOS has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the privacy policies or practices of any third-party websites. Information on such third-party websites may be obtained directly from those third-parties, possibly from their websites.

Information Collection and Use

  • ZOS collects personal information when you register with ZOS, when you use the Website, and when you download and/or use ZOS software and products provided by ZOS, directly or through third parties, and/or the Website and/or Application Stores authorized to carry ZOS software and products. ZOS may utilize information that it obtains from you to collect additional information about you from business partners or other companies and may combine information that it obtains from you with information from business partners or other companies.
  • When you register and/or use software and or products provided by ZOS or third parties that use our software and or products may ask or derive information such as, but not limited to your name, email address, birth date, gender, address, cell phone number, cell phone service provider, current location, places of interest to you, your personal habits, path of travel, occupation, industry, personal interests, relationship information, lifestyle information, social media interactions, and personal pictures/photographs. When you register with ZOS and/or the Website, and sign in to or use our services, directly or through third party applications or services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • For certain services, we may request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain on secure servers.
  • ZOS collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of products and services that we offer.
  • ZOS automatically receives and records information from any device you use to view, register or download ZOS products and services. Including, but not limited to your cell phone, tablet, PDA computer, car and browser. Such records and information may include but not be limited to your IP address, cookie information, software and hardware attributes, location, location information and the page you request.
  • ZOS uses information for the following general purposes to: provide services that you activate or request to you, customize some or all of the advertising and content you may see, fulfill your requests for other products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients, and for sale to other clients or third parties in non-aggregated and aggregated forms (but only as set forth below).
  • The only way to prevent ZOS from collecting personal information about you is to not use our Website, services or software, directly or through our business partners, and other third parties who use our products and services as part of their offerings.
  • At anytime you may elect not to receive messages from us. In other words, you may opt out. At any time after your initial registration to receive information from us, you can opt out by sending an email message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the word "Remove" in the subject field; or


  • Send mail to the following postal address:

    Attn: Remove/Opt Out
    ZOS Communications, LLC
    121 Gray Avenue, Suite 101
    Santa Barbara, California 93101


    Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or special offers. If ZOS has provided any third-party with your personal information, you will have to contact the third-party directly with any opt-out request.
  • Special Note Regarding Children: ZOS believes that protecting the privacy of children on the Internet is very important. The Website and the services provided by ZOS and ZOS' software are not designed to attract children under the age of 13, and ZOS does not intentionally collect personal information from such children. Ordering online products, services and information is limited to adults 18 or over. Children should exercise caution before providing personal information online and should discuss with an adult or guardian before doing so. ZOS also urges parents and guardians to consider using one of the low-cost programs designed to protect children while they are online.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

  • When we have your permission, or under the following circumstances ZOS may rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies to provide products or services you've requested, or to present targeted advertising and content for you to see.
    • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with ZOS under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help ZOS communicate with you about offers from ZOS and our marketing partners.
    • ZOS reiterates that ZOS, the Website and all ZOS software, services, and products are not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13 as users and ZOS does not intentionally collect personal information from such children. However, if a parent/guardian permits their child under age 13 to register with ZOS, to use the Website, and/or to use the software and services, then that parent/guardian is permitting ZOS to collect and use their child's personal information in the same manner set forth herein that ZOS uses any other user's personal information.
    • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend ourselves against legal claims.
    • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of ZOS' Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.
    • We transfer information about you if ZOS is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, ZOS will notify you, by a notice posted in this Privacy Policy, before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
    • ZOS may display targeted advertisements and content based on your personal information. Advertisers (including advertisement serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted advertisements meet the targeting criteria for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area. However, not all advertisements and content may be appropriate for you. If you disapprove of advertisements or content targeted to you, your only choice to prevent further such advertisements or content being shown to you is to discontinue use of the Website, software or services.

Cookies

  • ZOS may set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data string our server writes to your hard drive. This data string contains your unique user ID for our Website. This technology also allows us to customize your experiences when you visit the Website. For example, we may be able to deliver content specific to your interests, keep track of your online ordering and alert you to new products.
  • ZOS may let other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies may have access to ZOS' cookies.
  • ZOS collects non-personally identifiable information regarding your visit, usually in the form of cookies, log files, or clear .gif files. Cookies contain a session identification number that our systems use to recall previous authentication or order information from our servers. We may also collect your domain name, IP address, the address of the last URL you visited prior to coming to our Web site, and your browser and platform type. We may use our or a third party navigation and localization services to target advertisements and content based on where you are located. We may use our or a third party tracking services to help us analyze this information in the aggregate to evaluate the effectiveness of our site, services and products. In some cases, the information is collected directly by the third party and in others it is forwarded by ZOS to the third party.
  • A cookie cannot be used to access or otherwise compromise the data on your hard drive. Your privacy is always protected. However, at any time you may choose to change your browser settings to disable cookies if you do not want us to establish and maintain a unique website user ID for you. Please be aware that cookies may be required to complete certain functions on this Web site, such as ordering online. Please consult the instructions provided by your browser provider to change your browser settings, remove cookies or to disable cookies.

Confidentiality and Security

  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

Notice to Residents of Countries outside the United States of America

  • ZOS is headquartered in the United States of America. Personal Information may be accessed by us or transferred to us in the United States or to our affiliates, business partners, or service providers elsewhere in the world. By using our Website, services, software and products, directly or through third parties, you consent to this transfer.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • ZOS may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by providing a notice within this Privacy Policy and/or by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your ZOS account and or by sending a notice via SMS or push to your registered device and or through downloaded ZOS software and products.

California Privacy Rights

  • Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the proceeding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of Personal Information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by ZOS pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us by writing us at the following address:

    ZOS Communications, LLC
    121 Gray Avenue, Suite 101
    Santa Barbara, California 93101

Questions and Suggestions

  • If you have questions or suggestions you can contact us on our Website or at:

    ZOS Communications, LLC
    121 Gray Avenue, Suite 101
    Santa Barbara, California 93101

1 August, 2011
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 August 2011 13:53