1.1 Purpose of Policy
1.2 About the Service
1.3 Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: PLEASE NOTE: The Services and any products or services provided therein are limited to audiences fourteen (14) years old or older. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, nor do we direct any content specifically at children under the age of 13. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user is underage, we will promptly delete any Personal Information in that user’s account(s).
2. Information Collection Practices
2.1 Types of Information Collected
We collect the following types of information about users:
(a) Non-Personal Information. When you use the Services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our websites: 1. IP Addresses; 2. domain servers; 3. types of computers accessing the website; and 4. types of web browsers used to access the website (collectively "Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience with our Services. We also use "cookies" (defined in Section 2.3 below) in order to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly, to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the site, and to restrict the access of users who have violated our Terms of Service. Additionally our advertisers may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about people who view or interact with their advertisements on our site. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and judge their effectiveness. We do not provide any personal information about you to these third party advertisers.
(b) Personal Information. In order for you to access certain services, you are required to provide certain information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: 1. Contact Data (such as your name, and e-mail address); 2. Demographic Data (such as your gender, age, occupation, location, and marital status); and 3. Profile Data (such as your user name(s), interests, and content uploaded by you, such as photographs, video and audio files, which contain your personal information and likeness). Additionally, if you communicate with us by e-mail, use any of the communication tools such as instant messaging, and video chat, or post messages to any chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information. We also may receive information about you from third parties (such as address information, purchase history and additional demographic information).
2.2 Use and Sharing of Information
(a) Our Use of Personal Information. We use your Personal Information internally in order to promote and operate the Services and to introduce users to new features, areas or content. For example, we may use your Demographic and Profile Data to customize and tailor your experience by displaying advertisements and content that we think you might be interested in, and according to your preferences. In addition, we may use Contact Data to send you information about our Company or our products or services, or family-friendly promotional material from some of our partners and affiliates, or to contact you when necessary.
(b) Sharing of Non-Personal Information with Third Parties. We may share aggregate Traffic Data with third parties who assist us in understanding the needs of our users, and to continually improve the Services for them. We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis.
(d) Display of Personal Information. Any Personal Information (including live-streaming video content) that you post or otherwise disclose on or through the Services (for example, on message boards or chat rooms, streamed live via your media player, or within your personal profile page) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name and other profile information (but not your email address) is displayed to other internet users when you submit content or send messages on or through the Services, and you can be contacted by other users who wish to send you comments. Any content that you submit on or through the Services (including any Personal Information contained therein) may be distributed through the internet and other media. Additionally, certain Personal Information from your Friendsee profile will be pre-populated into your profile for social networking communities you join using your Friendsee user name and password.
(g) E-mail Invitations. Some of the Services allow users to invite friends to join a service or a social networking community by sending invitations via an automated invitation system. We store the email addresses that users provide so that the respondents may be added to the users’ friend’s list. Recipients of invitations from a user may contact us to request the removal of their information from our database.
(h) Other Uses of Traffic Data and Personal Information. We may provide Traffic Data and Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and we reserve the right to provide Traffic Data and Personal Information to law enforcement officials without requiring a subpoena or court order in exigent situations.
When you visit one of our websites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
We also employ Local Shared Objects, commonly known as Flash cookies, in certain situations where we use Flash to provide content such as live-streaming video and recorded video clips. Flash cookies are used to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. You may access your Adobe Flash management tools directly from the Global Storage Settings panel of the online Settings Manager at Adobe’s web site located here:http://www.adobe.com/.
2.4 User Choice Regarding Collection, Use, and Distribution of Personal Information.
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you will not be able to complete the account registration, or access and use those services that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from our affiliate companies, you may select the appropriate "opt-out" option. To “opt-out” log in to your account, go to “Settings” and click “no” next to the feature you wish to “opt-out” of.
You may also control who receives Personal Information you post or otherwise disclose. To control who receives your Personal Information, log in to your account, click on “Go Live” and set your Privacy Settings. You may have to change your Privacy Settings each time you go live if you have disabled the ability to use Flash Cookies in the Global Storage Settings panel of the Adobe online Settings Manager as discussed in Section 2.3 above.
3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
3.1 User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information.
You are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information or other account information you submit. Inaccurate information will affect the services you receive when using our Services as well as our ability to contact you.
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal profile in order to: (a) review and update your Personal Information; (b) choose whether or not you wish to receive promotional material from us.
3.2 Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if your user name, or password is or you have cause to believe has been lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that user name, and/or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
3.3 Links and Public Information
Please understand that any information that is disclosed in chat rooms, forums, message boards and other public areas becomes public information. We have no control over the use of such information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information on these areas. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, date or time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.
3.4 California Privacy Rights
California residents can ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide (a) a list of the categories of Personal Information that a business has disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes for the immediately preceding calendar year, and (b) the names and addresses of such third parties. To request this information from us, please email us at support@ Friendsee.com. We will respond to such properly addressed written requests. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
4. International Users