Effective November 23, 2015
1. OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY.
2. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT.
(a) Information You Provide. Generally, You may use our Platform, including browsing the Site, without providing any Personal Information. However, we may ask that You provide information, including, without limitation, Personal Information, at various times and locations through the Platform. For example, if You decide to register, You will be asked to provide information such as Your name, user name, password, e-mail address, and You may have the option of adding a picture, address, and interests or other information. We may collect, use and store any Personal Information You enter through the Platform.
(c) Location Information. The Platform includes location-based features, such as mapping User Content. To provide these features, the Company may collect, use and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of Your mobile device. By using the Platform, and by uploading, posting or storing User Content through the Platform, You hereby acknowledge that such information may be viewed by other Users in combination with Personal Information such as Your username. If You do not wish to make this information publicly viewable, please access Your account settings to flag Your account as “private.”
(d) Information Collected by Third Parties. We may allow third parties to display advertisements through the Platform. The Company and such third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about Users who view or interact with these advertisements and use the Platform. This information allows the Company and these third parties to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt-out of advertisements from member companies. We do not provide any Personal Information to these third parties without Your consent.
3. THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION.
(a) General Use of Information. We may use the information collected and provided through the Platform, individually or in an aggregate form, as follows:
(i) to contact You about the Platform;
(ii) to compare and otherwise use data entered by Users for any purpose including consulting, research and marketing;
(iii) to evaluate products and services the Company or third parties could offer to You;
(iv) to monitor or improve use of the Platform;
(v) to customize the advertising and content You see through the Platform;
(vii) to provide special offers to You from the Company and third parties; and
(viii) to send You promotional material on behalf of the Company and third parties.
(b) Public Areas. The Platform features profiles of registered individual and organizational Users (“User Profiles”), user data and lists, newsfeeds, and similar areas where Users may share information about themselves, their activities and their opinions, as well as post questions or comments on particular posts. These features are generally viewable by all Users (“Public Areas”). By using the Public Areas, You hereby acknowledge and agree that any information You share in a Public Area (including, without limitation, Personal Information) is available to the public. Information You post to a Public Area may be viewed, accessed, or collected by, or disclosed to, third parties and may be used by others in ways neither You nor the Company are able to control or predict, including, without limitation, to contact You for unauthorized purposes. Unless You flag Your account as “private,” Your User Profile, and all other User Content will be publicly viewable by other Users. If You do not wish to make this information publicly viewable, please access Your account settings to flag Your account as “private.”
(c) User Profiles. If You register to access more features of the Platform, the information You provide to the Company may be stored in one or more profiles. These User Profiles, including Your username, email address, home city, and optional information including a picture and interests, may be viewed by other Users. If You do not wish to make the information in Your User Profile publicly viewable, please access Your account settings to flag Your account as “private.”
4. WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION.
5. THIRD-PARTY LINKS.
We may provide links to third-party websites as a service to our Users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of the Company. We encourage You to review and understand the privacy policies of these websites before providing any information to them.
6. YOUR RIGHTS, OUR OBLIGATIONS.
The Company respects the privacy of Your Personal Information. If You tell us that You do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with You, we will respect Your wishes (except to the extent we need to communicate with You about closing Your account with us). You can also choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in Your being unable to use certain features of the Platform. You may instruct the Company to stop sending You certain promotional materials (e.g., e-mail messages, catalogues, postcards and letters) by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in those materials. However, we may continue to contact You to provide service to Your account. If You wish to opt-out of any continued communication (direct mail, telephone, fax or e-mail communications), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will process an opt-out request as soon as reasonably practicable. If You choose to opt-out of further communications, we will keep Your e-mail address, phone number, name and physical address on file for the purpose of honoring Your opt-out request.
7. DATA SECURITY.
The Company maintains a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect Your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information You provide, including using accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. You should be aware that the Company has no control over the security of other sites on the Internet You might visit or interact with even when a link may appear to said site from ours. We want You to feel confident using the Platform. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure Your information, we do not promise, and You should not expect, that Your Personal Information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of Your Personal Information, we will notify You as necessary so You can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify You under such circumstances using the e-mail address we have on record for You. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their Personal Information. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect Yourself against identity theft.
8. OUR SERVICES ARE NOT FOR USE BY CHILDREN.
9. ACCESS: HOW CAN I REVIEW, UPDATE OR CORRECT MY INFORMATION?
If You would like to review, update or correct Your profile, please log in to Your account and select the profile You would like to review or modify.
12. OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES.