This policy is effective as of Sept 12, 2011.
The Information We Collect
When you visit the Website you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with other users on the Website.
When you register with the Website you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter the Website, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Website visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the Website. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use the Website, you may set up your personal profile. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to the Website without having to re-enter the information.
By using The Website, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Children Under Age 13
The Website does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Website or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by the Website
When you register with the Website, you create your own profile. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new products or services offered by the Website that we think you may find valuable.
The Website may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. Generally, you may opt out of such emails from the notifications page, although the Website reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
The Website may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people are in a certain network and personalizing advertisements and promotions.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about the Website, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we try to implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Website-specified purposes.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website service or using the Website name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on the Website is readily available through the profile editing tools. The Website users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their account may do so on the Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to users of the Website.
The Website takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of the Website, please contact us.