This website, together with a network of related content and
social networking websites (each, a Site, and collectively, the Company Sites),
information we may collect from you and how we may use and share that
the ways this information is used by us.
company policies, which governs your use of our company sites. By accessing and
using any of the Company Sites (including, without limitation, any social
networking features, communities or other interactive content offered on the
Use provided on the Site. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not
use the Site. Please note that certain features or services discussed in this
APPLICABILITY AND USER RESTRICTIONS
collected on the Company Sites, which also may be governed by separate or
additional policies and does not apply to information about you collected by our
affiliated providers, third party web sites (e.g., ad serving and tracking
services) or offerings linked to or otherwise accessible from the Company Sites.
The information collected or received by such affiliated providers and third
parties is subject to their own respective privacy policies, which we encourage
you to review. We are not responsible for compliance with other websites?
privacy policies or practices.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Whether you are a Company Site visitor or a registered member, we take certain
steps to protect your information. Collection of information is usually grouped
into two categories: Personal Information, which is information identifiable to
a specific member (further defined below), and aggregate information, which is
general demographic information that does not identify any individual member. We
may use or disclose aggregate information for any purpose.
Please note that whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself
online (e.g., through email, in forums, message boards, chat areas, or similar
web pages), such information can be collected and used by people that you do not
know. Posting personal information in public places may result in unsolicited
communications, including unwanted email messages. Always be smart about the
information you provide online. We bear no responsibility for any action or
policies of any third parties who collect any information you may disclose on
the Company Sites.
online about an individual, such as a first and last name, a physical street
address, an e-mail address, a telephone number, a social security number, or any
other information that permits the physical or online contacting of a specific
You can browse the Company Sites without telling us who you are or
revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, there are certain
features and services (including social networking) that may not be available
for your use without providing Personal Information. If you choose to provide us
with Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that
information on our servers.
Certain features and services of the Company Sites may require you to first
complete a registration form and create a user name and password. During
registration you are required to provide certain Personal Information. We may
use this information to contact you about the services on our Site in which you
have expressed interest.
In addition to Personal Information collected for
registration purposes, we may collect and store the following:
(a) your responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on the Sites;
(b) information about the Sites? services or features that you use, and how
frequently you use them;
(c) commercial transaction-related information (such as credit card or other
preferred means of payment, billing or shipping information, or a history of
products purchased through the Company Sites);
(d) your responses to or entries for surveys, sweepstakes, and contests and
requests for services, products, newsletters or information;
(e) customer service information about you as a user of a Company Site,
including any suggestions you submit to us for review;
(f) community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our
Sites, and correspondence sent to us;
(g) information from other companies, such as demographic and traffic data; and
(h) other information from your interaction with our Sites, services, content
and advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics on
page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web
To enhance your experience with Company Sites, we may use "cookies." Cookies are
small data files that we place in your computer's browser when you visit the
usage patterns, measuring the effectiveness of advertising, to help serve
advertisements, limiting multiple responses and registrations, facilitating your
ability to navigate the Company Sites, and as part of a verification or
Cookies automatically identify your web browser whenever you
visit the Company Sites, help us determine which areas are popular and further
personalize your experience on the Company Sites. If you do not wish to allow
setting your browser to reject cookies. However, please be aware that some areas
of the Company Sites may not provide you with an acceptable user experience if
IP Address and Log Files
Upon visiting the Company Sites, we may collect and store your browser type and
IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Company
Sites, to help identify and analyze user trends, to customize content and
advertisements offered to you, and to gather broad demographic information for
Third Party Content
When you are visiting the Company Sites, certain content may be served directly
such technology by third parties, including the information they collect or how
they use such information.
Online Shopping Services
Company Sites may offer shopping services either directly or through a retailer
that operates a service under contract with us. If a Site offers shopping or
other commercial services, the customer order form will ask you to give us
certain Personal Information. We will use the financial information that you
provide only to bill you for products and services that you request.
the Site your credit card and related Personal Information, you are authorizing
us to give that information to the merchant and credit card company to confirm
and fulfill your order. We will use contact information from the order form to
fulfill your orders. We may also use your contact information for customer
service purposes. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial
information without your prior approval.
Other Third Parties
Our employees, agents and contractors must have a need-to-know business reason
to obtain access to your Personal Information. We may share your Personal
Information with those who help us manage or provide content or other services
for the Company Sites (e.g., forum administration, order fulfillment,
statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or
sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment
aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. Such outside contractors,
agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but
they may only use your Personal Information to provide the Company Sites with a
specific service and not for any other purpose.
We may also provide your
Personal Information to a third party where you have chosen to receive certain
information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request
requires sharing your Personal Information. We also may share your Personal
Information with any affiliated companies and partners if we have a business
reason to do so.
We may access or disclose your Personal Information without your consent in
order to: (i) protect or defend our legal rights or property, including those of
our affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including
enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of other
users of the Company Sites or members of the public, including responding to
claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect
anyone's rights, property, or safety; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk
management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition,
if any Company Site is sold to or merges with another company not owned by or
affiliated with Company, we may transfer your Personal Information to any
acquiring or merging party as part of that transaction.
Access to Personal Information
You have the opportunity to correct, update or remove Personal Information you
have provided to us at any time. Upon entering any Company Site, you may sign in
using your previously issued login name and password. After signing in, click on
"Account Settings" and you will have the option of either modifying or deleting
your member profile settings. If you have forgotten your login name or password,
click the "Forgot your password?" link, and following verification, your login
name and/or password will be sent to your email address.
Activity Associated with Your Member Name
Your member name is displayed to other members throughout the Company Sites and
depending on your activity on any Sites, may also be available to the public.
All of your activity on our Sites is traceable to your member name. Therefore,
if you associate your name with your member name, the people to whom you have
revealed your name will be able to personally identify your Company Site
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Company employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard
industry practice to secure information collected through the Company Sites. We
also use internal protections to limit access to your Personal Information to
only those people who need the information to perform a specific request.
However, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be
of unauthorized or otherwise unlawful third party access), and you transmit such
information to us at your own risk.
Your member profile is password-protected so that you and only you have access
to this information. Please use a unique combination of numbers, letters and
special characters and do not disclose your Company Site password to anyone for
greater protection. If you share your computer with other people, or us a
publicly accessible computer, sign out of your account and close your browser
window when you are done.
If you do share your password or your Personal
Information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken
under your member profile. If you lose control of your password, you may lose
substantial control over your Personal Information and may be subject to legally
binding actions taken on your behalf. If your password has been compromised for
any reason, we encourage you to change it immediately or notify us to change
your password on your behalf.
at any time. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top
of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to
this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on this Sites
stay informed regarding our current privacy practices. Unless stated otherwise,
your activity on our Company Sites.
As the owner of this Site, the Company retains all ownership rights to the
information collected at this Site. In the event the Company goes through a
business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale
of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be
among the assets transferred.
please feel free to contact us any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for Parents
If your teenager has just recently started using the internet we encourage you
to talk to them about their online experience. You can use these guidelines to
your teenager to ensure that you both understand the rules to which our members
(and by extension, you as the parent of a teen under 18 years of age) are
Not everyone on the site should be trusted.
Community based internet sites are just like neighborhoods except that they are
online - make sure your teens take caution in interacting with members and non
members. Suggest they talk to you if they want to meet an online friend in
person, and if you think it's safe, make sure that any planned meeting occurs in
public with friends or a trusted adult present.
Talk to your teens about the dangers of giving personal information to
Although we are a community based site and we make every effort to remove
inappropriate members your teens should understand the dangers of giving out
personal information to strangers. This is a free site that anyone can access
and personal info should not be given to strangers. Don't let your teens give
personal information to strangers online!
Consider Utilizing Parental Control Software
Software is available that allows parents to add controls that block certain
websites. The software can also filter content so that parents can prevent
children from viewing information that they do not think is appropriate. Many of
these options are available to you for free. If you perform an online search
using "parental control software you will see your options.
Tips for Teens
Our site is a fun and cool place for you to meet new people and express
yourself. Before you get started we recommend that you read the following
guidelines that are designed to help you have fun and be safe while on our site.
Think before you submit!
This is a pubic environment and anyone will be able to see what you add to your
personal page. Do you want your friends, your teachers, your parents or
potential employers to see what you have written and uploaded? Think about this
before you add anything.
Tips for Daters
Although most of our members are serious about dating and committing to serious
relationships, there may be some people who join the site for other reasons. We
put together this guide to give you tips on how to protect yourself so that your
online dating experience can be enjoyable and safe.
Use your common sense and trust your instinct.
Meeting members online for the first time is just like meeting a stranger in a
club or bar. Think about what you would do or tell someone about yourself when
you first meet them. Use the same guidelines and the same common sense when you
first meet someone on the internet.
Take care in giving out your real name, your address or phone number.
Be cautious about how much information you share when you meet someone new. Why
not start by sending a note, an IM or an email from a third-party email address
such as Yahoo or Hotmail. This will allow you to take time to get to know the
person and will help you determine if they are trustworthy.
Trust yourself. If it seems too good to be true it probably is.
Although we have great and wonderful members you should be wary of those who may
be making up grand stories to trick you into believing they are someone they are
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