|Last Modified: August 06, 2007|
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To make the Community Sites possible:
We offer Members the ability to manage their public profile and limit how much of their Personal Information is automatically displayed as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Regardless of which profile modules a Member removes from public view, the Memberís thumbnail, display name, general location, and gender may still appear publicly: (i) as a search result if another Member conducts a community search using matching criteria, such as location, gender, age criteria, etc.; and (ii) on Community Sites that display featured thumbnails, for example, pages showing most active Members, recent Members, most popular Members, etc.
When we use the term "Personal Information," we mean information such as your full name, street address, telephone number, blog or other personal website URL, date of birth, e-mail address, and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you.
We collect Personal Information about you when you provide your information to us on the SP Site or those portions of the other Community Sites that are powered by the SP Platform, including when you register or join a Community Site, register to use any services, features, or functions of the Community Sites, participate in promotions such as sweepstakes and contests, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions, and activities. We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information or information regarding your interests, hobbies, preferences, or similar information. If we link this information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information. In addition, as part of our current and planned services, we may, at any time, offer additional features that require you to register or otherwise provide Personal Information, including credit card information, or we may require a fee to gain access to any portion of the Community Sites. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in many of the Community Sites.
We may use your Personal Information (including e-mail address) to send you notifications relating to the Community Sites, including for example, to confirm when one Member has requested to add you as a friend, when someone posts a comment to your profile, or when someone tries to contact you via a Community Site.
In addition, if you join a Community Site, we may use your Personal Information and other information in your profile (without specifically identifying you) in order to report on Community Site statistics, such as how many Community Site Members are in a certain genre or enjoy a certain product or service, or to personalize advertisements and offers.
If you provide us with Personal Information of a friend, such as name or e-mail address (for example, in order to e-mail an article to a friend), or a friend has provided that information about you, we will not use that Personal Information to send other e-mail communications unless otherwise disclosed at the time the information is provided.
The SP Site and SP Platform are not directed to children younger than 13, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than 13. If you are younger than 13, do not send any information about yourself to us. If we discover that a person younger than 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete the Personal Information.
When you visit the SP Site or those portions of other Community Sites that are powered by the SP Platform, our servers automatically collect certain web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-personally identifiable information about how our visitors use and navigate the SP Site and those portions of other Community Sites that are powered by the SP Platform, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of their stays, the type of browser each visitor is using (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox), the type of operating system each visitor is using, (for example, Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of each visitorís Internet service provider (for example, America Online, Earthlink) and certain other information (for example, IP address and clickstream data). An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet, which our web servers use to identify where to send the information that your computer requests. When you request pages from the SP Site or those portions of other Community Sites that are powered by the SP Platform, our servers log your IP address. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners, or to audit use of the Community Sites. We may associate your IP address, web site usage information, or other non-Personal Information with the Personal Information that you provide to the Community Sites. We reserve the right to disclose non-identifying information about our users, such as web site usage statistics, to third parties.
The Community Sites and our e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon, which is sometimes also called a "web bug" or "clear gif," and which allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain limited information about the viewer of the web page or e-mail message (such as the type of browser downloading the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to, and the time the web beacon was viewed, as well as the URL of the page the web beacon comes from). Web beacons typically are very small (generally 1-by-1 pixel) and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail message, including an advertisement or HTML content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, such as and without limitation, to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Community Sites, and we may include web beacons or similar technologies in e-mails in order to count how many e-mails (or particular articles, links, etc.) that we sent were actually opened.
Certain third party advertisers may offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving their cookies when they serve ads to you. For more information please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
Some of the non-Personal Information and aggregate user data that we collect may be shared with Third Party Sites, advertisers, and other third party content or service partners.
In addition, we may share your Personal Information with third parties under the following limited circumstances:
We make reasonable efforts to maintain security and confidentiality of your Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information we receive and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of Personal Information.
Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers' personal identity data and financial account credentials. "Phishers" use 'spoofed' e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging Personal Information such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords, and social security numbers. WE DO NOT SEND E-MAILS ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE OR CONFIRM SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD! If you receive such a fraudulent e-mail communication, please do not reply or respond to it. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SP operates in the United States and its operation of the SP Site and portions of other Community Sites that are powered by the SP Platform is governed by the laws of the U.S. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of the Community Sites will be transferred to the U.S. and subject to U.S. law. By using and participating in any Community Sites and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of Personal Information to and in the U.S. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction. All users of the Community Sites are required to provide true, current, complete, and accurate Personal Information when prompted.
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