1. Types of Information Collected
Personal Data: Personally Identifiable Information ("Personal Data") is any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as your name, email address, home address, phone number and credit card information. Social Web Information including but limited to your Facebook connect credentials (and information that you authorize Facebook to share with us though permitted requests) and email account information. If you authorize and provide it to us, we may also collect information concerning e-mail contacts and other social web information. To help you connect friends and contacts you may want to use our service with as well as to improve or services and combat fraud, we also allow you to import data from other social web services, including but not limited to Linkedin, Twitter, and email service providers.
In addition, we may use a service that collects data remotely by using so-called "pixel tags," "web beacons," "clear GIFs" or similar means (collectively, "Pixel Tags") embedded in the Site's content. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1x1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors' hard drives. This information is anonymous data.
3. Our Use of Your Data:
Personal Data: We will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which it was provided. For example, if you provide Personal Data to register for a newsletter or a text messaging service, to enter a contest or a sweepstake, or to purchase goods or services, we will use it to register you for or provide you with those goods or services. We may also use your Personal Data to provide you with information about features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. We also may send information or offers to selected groups of Site users on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give those businesses your name or address. Under certain circumstances (for example if you win a contest) we may post your Personal Data on the Site. We will notify you of this possibility when you provide the Personal Data and, if possible, when the Personal Data is posted.
Cookies and similar tools may be used to relate your use of the Site and AA Data to Personal Data obtained from you. If any AA Data is linked with Personal Data, the linked AA Data will then be treated as Personal Data.
AA Data: We may also use Personal Data in aggregate form for purposes of research or analysis. In order to better understand and serve the users of the Site and Other Services, FRIENDSCHIP often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on Personal Data we gather. Although this aggregated data may be based in part on Personal Data, it does not identify you personally. FRIENDSCHIP may share this type of AA Data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, agents, and current and prospective business partners.
We may use AA Data collected from the Site for site administration, advertising and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. For example, IP addresses are used for the purposes of system administration and to provide AA Data to advertisers about the volume of use on the Site, and Clickstream Data and demographic AA Data may be shared with our advertisers and business partners. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows the Site to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site. This data (including Clickstream Data about your activities on our Site) may be shared with these companies for this purpose.
4. Disclosure of Personal Data:
Disclosure to Affiliates: Personal Data collected by this Site may be shared with our affiliates which include other entities owned or controlled by FRIENDSCHIP INC.. We reserve the right to share both Personal Data with our affiliates. If you do not want us to share your Personal Data with our affiliated companies for their marketing purposes, you may opt-out of such sharing by contacting us at email@example.com
Disclosure to Third Parties: FRIENDSCHIP, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions on our behalf such as hosting specific portions of the Site, maintaining databases, administering contests, providing wireless services, mailing information and processing payments. When we employ a third party to perform these functions, that third party will only be provided with the particular Personal Data it needs to perform its function, and is required to protect the Personal Data. With your consent, we may also share Personal Data with pre-screened third parties for their marketing or promotional purposes. We will provide you with an opportunity to elect or decline these services or opportunities. In the event you have elected to "unsubscribe" from any of our services, we will share your Personal Data with third parties with whom we jointly offer such services solely to the extent necessary to ensure that your request not to receive such communications is honored. In addition, for third-party sponsored sweepstakes, contests or promotions, we may request Personal Data from you that may be shared with the sponsor upon request. When you register on the Site you will be able to opt-in or opt-out of such sharing on the Member Center page.
Disclosure to Others: In addition, we may disclose Personal Data without providing you with a choice under the following limited circumstances to: (1) protect the legal rights, privacy or safety of FRIENDSCHIP, or its subsidiaries, affiliates or its or their employees, agents and contractors; (2) protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites or other properties; (3) protect against fraud or other illegal activity or for risk management purposes; (4) respond to inquiries or requests from public authorities; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; (6) enforce our Terms of Service; or (7) comply with the law or legal process.
FRIENDSCHIP does not share financial information (bank account, routing numbers and credit cards) linked to your FRIENDSCHIP account with third party social networking services such as those listed in the above bullet “1”.
5. Third-Party Advertising and Links to Other Sites:
6. Your Choices:
You can use the Site and certain Other Services without providing any Personal Data, but if you decline to provide Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain services or features. If you have previously provided Personal Data to the Site and have subscribed to one or more email newsletters or are receiving emails or other communications from the Site and you do not want to receive such emails, please discontinue your subscriptions by selecting the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of any message, visiting the Member Center section of the Site or contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you ask that we stop using your Personal Data, we will honor that request. However we will retain records of your Personal Data as needed in order to comply with applicable federal, state, or local law.
7. Access and Correction:
If you would like to review, correct or change the Personal Data that you have previously provided us, please contact us at email@example.com we will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession. 8. Children and Privacy:
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. At various places on the Site or Other Services, we may ask users for their age. By using the Site or Other Services you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. Children under the age of 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Personal Data on the Site or Other Services.
9. Message Boards, Chat Rooms, Blogs and Other User Forums:
Please remember that information posted to message boards, chat rooms, blogs and other user forums becomes public information. Use caution when posting. Individuals under the age of 18 should be especially careful not to provide any personally identifiable information when participating in any area of the Site where postings might become public. Please see our Terms of Service for the standards of behavior that must be followed when using these portions of the Site or Other Services.
10. Data Security:
FRIENDSCHIP takes reasonable security precautions to secure the Personal Data that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration or unauthorized access of such information. Any data transmitted from one account holder to another and over the website, including all login credentials, are sent over a 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL), verified by GoDaddy in order to prevent any third party interception. The https and green or blue bar visible in all URLs once you're logged into your account is evidence that any data transmitted is encrypted. FriendsChip will never reveal any financial information to a receiver of funds you transmit. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Other Terms and Conditions:
Your access to and use of this Site or Other Services is subject to the “Terms of Service”.
13. Applicable Law:
We control and operate this Site from the United States of America. The Site is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States of America. Please note that we do not represent or warrant that the Site is appropriate for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.
15. Contacting FRIENDSCHIP Regarding Your Privacy: