Last Revised: December 25, 2011
When you use the Site, you may voluntarily provide us with: (1) your name, state, country and zip code, email address and a password that you create to register to use the Site and its group and event services (collectively, the “Services”); (2) information to login to use the Site and the Services by using your account from a third-party social networking service such as Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google Plus (which may include your name, location and any other information requested when you are connected with the third-party social networking service) to register you to use the Site and the Services; (3) information when you contact us with inquiries; (4) information to use credit card processing via the Site; and (5) information to use the Services on the Site.
When you use or visit the Site, we automatically collect other information about you, including your Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain name of your Internet service provider, your approximate geographic location, the Site pages that you visit and the time of your visits and aggregated information that cannot be used to specifically identify you. We collect information about you to personalize and enhance your experience using the Site as well as to improve the Site.
A user of the Site may submit comments or other content. The user’s name and profile is visible to the other users. For user comments and other content submitted on third party social networking services, either the user’s first and last name with respect to other users that are their social connections or otherwise the user’s first name and last initial, in each case with the user’s content and the user’s image on the third party social networking service, are visible to the other users.
In search results and on Web pages, each of you and your social connections from third party social networking services will be able to see the activities of the other. A social connection may only be removed through the third party social networking service, not through the Site. Users who use third party social networking services should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose information about themselves, the information can be read and used by others. We make no representations and undertake no obligations as to the security or use of information you voluntarily include when submitting content.
Please see “Email Addresses” below.
Third Party Service Providers. We may use third parties to perform services in connection with the Site such as website hosting and processing credit card payments. We may share information about you with them for the purpose of performing the services they are required to perform.
Aggregate Information. We may share information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user and visitor behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors (for example, to facilitate promotions on the Site), or in public communications (for example, in marketing materials).
Business Changes. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, dissolution or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, we may transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.
The Site and organizers of the groups which you have joined may use your email address to notify you of group news and events so you may receive emails from our system that originate with these organizers: (1) to generally manage the Site, the Services and our business; (2) for marketing and advertising purposes, including without limitation to inform you about services or events that might be of interest to you; (3) to develop promotional or marketing materials and provide those materials to you and (4) to display content and advertising on the Site that might be of relevance to you.
A cookie is a small text file that the Site can place on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit the Site, a cookie may be placed on your computer for customizing and enhancing your experience on the Site. Your name and email address are not shared in this cookie. We use a cookie that collects anonymous traffic data. You can set your Web browser to block cookies, but doing so may affect your ability to access certain features of the Site.
Web beacons are small bits of code embedded in Web pages or in emails. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited a Web page and to understand usage patterns. Web beacons also may be included in emails to learn if messages have been opened, acted on or forwarded. You can disable the ability of Web beacons to capture information in this manner by blocking cookies as described above under “Cookies.” Third party Web beacons also may be used to help manage online advertising.
The Company takes reasonable steps to protect the information you submit via the Site from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please use caution whenever submitting information online.
To keep your information accurate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct your information in our possession that you have submitted via the Site.
Please see “Email Addresses” above.
The Site is operated in the United States in accordance with laws of the United States and users of and visitors to the Site should be aware that the laws of the United States may differ from those of your country of residence. The information that we collect from you will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States. By submitting your information via the Site, you agree to any such transfers, storage or other processing. It is important to note that some or all of your information provided to third party service providers may be held by them in countries other than your own, including the United States. You acknowledge and understand that your information will be subject to the applicable laws of each such jurisdiction, which may not provide for the same protection as your country of residence.