The Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as a member of the Service. If you are under 13, you may not register or send any information about yourself to the Company, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information. In the event that the Company learns that it has collected personal information from a child under age 13, the Company will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that the Company might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally Identifying Information
The Company collects both Non-Personally-Identifying Information (“NPII”) and Personally-Identifying Information (“PII”) from you. NPII is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity. PII by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information We collect NPII user information to enhance your experience using the Service. We use aggregated (gathered up data across all user accounts) information to develop and improve your experience using the Service. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are better able to (i) design this Service to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use (ii) improve your apps, and (iii) provide you with advertising that is targeted to your interests.
We use data analytics collected by the systems described below to determine which areas of our Service you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make assumptions based on your browser provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you. We may also make geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising. Additionally, we may share this aggregated information with other third party business partners. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information As defined above, PII is information that can be directly associated with a specific Service user. The Company does not collect PII about any individual Service user except when knowingly provided by such individual. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your name and e-mail address when you register to become a member of the Service.
When you do provide PII, you are sharing that information with the Company, as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services. In addition, if you provide any PII via an advertiser promotion, please be aware you are directly providing your PII to that advertiser.
Listed below are additional ways in which we may use your PII: • We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys. If you participate, we will request certain PII from you, such as your name and e-mail. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We may use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests. We will not share the PII you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
• We have features that allow you to send an e-mail to yourself and/or others about an item on our site. If you choose to use our e-mail referral service, you will be required to provide the e-mail address or addresses that will be used in the notification. Upon form submission, an e-mail will be generated to your recipient(s) inviting them to visit the URL you have recommended.
• We may email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email for opting out.
• If you submit a Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Infringement Notification, Counter Notice or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through the Service), you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For notices other than DMCA Infringement Notifications and Counter Notices, upon request, we will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications and Counter Notices (including any PII set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
• We disclose PII if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.
You always have the option not to provide PII. If you choose not to provide such information, you can still visit us, but you may be unable to access certain parts of the Service.
Posting PII to the Public
You may post PII in certain areas (newsfeed, blogs, etc.) that may be viewed by other users or the public. We urge you to use good judgment and not post PII that you do not want other users to know. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PII.
Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties
The Company uses commercially accepted security measures to protect any personal information provided by you. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your submitted information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to our site, and you do so at your own risk. We will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party’s ability to view, use or disseminate personal information.