Privacy Policy

  1. Effective Date: June 26, 2016

    Please read our Privacy Policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, disclose, protect and handle information about you.

    This Privacy Policy describes:

    • the information we, collect about you,
    • how we use and share that information

    This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website, (collectively, the “Services”), or when you otherwise interact with us.

    From time to time, we may change the provisions of this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you use our Services.

    1. What Information Do We Collect When You Use Our Services?

    a. Information Users Provide to Us

    We collect information you provide to us, such as when you create an account, update your profile, use the interactive features of our Services, participate in contests, promotions or surveys, The types of information we may collect include:

    • Basic user information, such as your name, username, gender, birth date, email address, mailing address, phone number and photographs;
    • Messages and interactive forum information, such as discussion group posts, messages to other users and information you provide in connection with activities and events;
    • Other background, contact and demographic information, such as your occupation, personal URL, IM username, emergency contact, home descriptions, travel history and plans and other interests and self-descriptions you choose to provide;
    • Information about you from other users, such as trust ratings, friend connections, public references, and other interconnections and interactions between you and other users.

    b. Information We Collect Automatically

    When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you, including:

    • Log Information: We collect log information about how you access or use our Services.

    c. Information We Collect from Other Sources

    We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account through a third-party social networking site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, profile picture, connections and other account information in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such third-party social networking site.

    Some of this information may be shared with other users, for example they may be able to see your connections who are also users.

    2. How Do We Use this Information?

    We use information about you for purposes described in this Privacy Policy or otherwise disclosed to you on or in connection with our Services. For example, we may use information about you to:

    • Operate and improve our Services;
    • Protect the safety of users and provide our verification service;
    • Send you technical notices, updates, and support and administrative messages;
    • Respond to your comments, questions and requests.
    • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events and provide other news and information about
    • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;

    a. Sharing of Information

    We will not share information about you with outside parties except as described below or elsewhere in this Privacy Policy:

    • With your consent, including if we notify you through our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you subsequently agree to provide such information;
    • With third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
    • If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request
    • To enforce our agreements, policies and Terms of Use to protect the security or integrity of our Services; or to protect , our users or the public from harm or illegal activities.

    b. Social Media Tools may offer social sharing features or other integrated tools which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features.

    c. Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

    We may allow third parties to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services in relation to the use of our Services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address and information about your web browser and operating system, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity.

    Account Information

    You may update or correct information about your account at any time by logging into your account and editing your profile. Even after you deactivate your account, we may retain certain information as required by law, for legitimate business purposes and to protect member safety.