1.2.Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information that might be stored in that user’s account.
1.3.DISCLAIMER REGARDING SITE CONTENTS
WE DO NOT PRE-SCREEN OR APPROVE USERS, AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE USER IDENTITIES OR ANY INFORMATION THAT USERS PROVIDE. WE HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ACTIONS YOU MAY TAKE ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANY OTHER USER UNLESS YOU KNOW WHO THAT USER IS AND KNOW WHAT HE OR SHE INTENDS TO DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
2.Information Collection Practices
2.1.What PERSONAL information DO WE collect?
In operating the Site and providing the Service, we may collect a variety of user-submitted information such as names, email addresses, and other contact information, in order to establish and authenticate user accounts, to facilitate certain features we offer, to enable interactions between users, and to send information and notices to our users regarding the Site and the services we offer. In addition, we may provide registration forms, bulletin boards, comment forms, online surveys, and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, e-mail addresses, mobile phone numbers and other contact information, as well as information related to the subject matter of the activities requiring registration, the surveys or of the other online forms. Your name and any other information you choose to add to your profile with us will be available for public viewing on the Site and through the Service. Also, if you communicate with us by e-mail, post messages to any of our 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.
2.2.What additional information DO WE collect?
(a)AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses. No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
(b)COOKIES. From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to the Site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on the Site other than cookies. Cookies help us learn which areas of the Site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at the Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.
3.Use and Sharing of Information
3.1.What DO WE do with collected information?
(a)PERSONAL INFORMATION. If you decide to register for an account with us, then we will ask you to provide us with information about yourself, such as your name and your email address. All information that you choose to include when you register will be part of your profile and will be available for public viewing on the Site and to users of the Service. You always have the option not to register for an account; however, this may limit your ability to access areas of the Site or features of the Service that require a user name and password. To the extent that you do provide us with information as part of the account registration process, then we will use that information (including any personally identifiable information that you include) to provide you with access to the Site and the services offered by us or to comply with the law, and we may share that information as follows:
(1) We share demographic data (such as zip codes, user ages and income information) with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis; and
(2) We may share contact information (such as names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers) with third-party providers that we engage in order to provide certain of the services that we offer or to facilitate our operation of the Site and the Service. All of our third-party providers have been made aware of the terms and conditions of this Policy, and, in order to work with us, are required to agree to uphold privacy standards at least as restrictive as those set forth in this Policy.
(3) In addition, we may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site or the Service, or to send you additional information about us. We may store personal information in locations outside our direct control, such as on servers or databases maintained by or co-located with hosting providers that we use.
(b)ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic; we do not examine this information for any individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
(d)DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. In addition to disclosures described above, we may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us or our parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e)SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell our company or portions of our company or sell or buy portions of other companies or assets, including the information collected through the Site. If Einztein or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
3.2.HOW CAN YOU TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
(b)EFFECT OF TERMINATION. Upon receipt of your notice of termination, we will suspend your account for a period of 30 days, and at the end of that period we will ask you via email to confirm your desire to terminate. During this suspension period, users of the Site and the Service will not be able to access your profile or any personal information included therein; provided, however, that you will continue to be identified as the author of any post or project that you have submitted to us. Once you confirm to us that you do desire to terminate your account, we will permanently remove all identifying information about you from the Site and the Service, and we will delete any information that identifies you as the author of a post or project.
(c)SURVIVAL OF CONTENT ON SITE. Notwithstanding the foregoing, content that you provide to the Site or the Service (such as posts and projects) and content that you create on the Site (such as user comments) may remain on the Site and accessible through the Service after your account is terminated. We will exercise commercially reasonable efforts to remove all personally identifiable information about you from this content that remains accessible, but we cannot guarantee removal of all residual information that may have been connected with your account. You agree to notify us of any information about you that you specifically want removed when your account is terminated, and we will exercise our best efforts to provide for removal of that information.
Einztein, the Site and the Service have security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, or alteration, and we and our owners, partners and affiliates will have no liability to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
5.Website Areas Beyond OUR Control
The Site may include, or the Service may offer you access to, interactive forums such as blogs, message boards, comment areas and chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and please exercise caution when using any of these public forums to disclose your personal information. We have no control over the use of any personal information disclosed in a public forum, and you are solely responsible for the effects of any such disclosure. In addition, we may choose to work with third-parties that provide some of the features offered by our interactive forums, and therefore those third parties may have access to your contact information for purposes of providing services to us; provided, that all such third-parties will be held to standards at least as restrictive as those set forth herein, as explained in Section above.
5.2.Third Party Websites
The Site may contain links to other websites and content embedded from third-party websites. If you choose to visit other websites or explore any embedded third-party content, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other websites or third-party content providers, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies. In addition, in no event will we have any responsibility for the contents of those other websites or that third-party content, and you visit and use those websites and that content entirely at your own risk.
6.Contact Information and Policy Updates
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel contact us using the contact information provided in Section above.
6.2.Updates AND CHANGES
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.