THIS AGREEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON June 20, 2010.
is firmly committed to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering
and dissemination practices for this website, including the
The protection of your privacy being very important, we have adopted the following
practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. We will
notify all registered users via email of any material change to this Privacy Statement,
unless you have opted-out of receiving email from us. From time to time, changes
to this Privacy Statement will also be communicated on this site.
What information do you gather automatically from visitors?
We use your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer)
to help us maintain our site and identify problems with our server. Your IP address
does not disclose any personally revealing information about you.
a more user friendly experience. Cookies are small pieces of information that a
Website places on your computer's hard drive so we know it's you when you visit.
This helps us to create a personalized experience for you when you visit our site.
with this, you can disable all cookies through your browser settings. Your enjoyment
of our site won't be affected if you have set your browser to reject cookies.
What information will you ask me for?
When you register to use any
service you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable
us to provide you with this individualized service. We gather contact information
(like your email address), demographic information (like your city of residence
or age). We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with
our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners, however the information
shared will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared
under cover of a confidentiality agreement.
Once you have registered, you will be given the option of creating a pseudonymous
profile (nickname and personal description) within our communities where your gender
is applicable. You will be asked for some personal but non-identifying information
to complete your profile (i.e. whether you have dependants, height, body type, race,
religion, whether you smoke, etc). This information is not linked in any way to
your personally identifiable information, for other members to see. Obviously, if
you provide us with a photograph some of your information may become personally
How will this information be used and who has access to it?
If you choose to have them sent to you, we may use your contact information to send
you valuable updates and timely notices of promotions and mailbox status reports.
Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-in to receiving different types
of communications from us at the point where we request registration information.
You may modify this choice at any time by selecting "Account" from the member
home page. We reserve the right to use your contact information at any time to advise
you of any updates that may materially affect your rights or status on our site.
Your non-personally identifying demographic information is used to personalize your
experience, allow other members to find you through a search, to compose your personal
profile - which is associated with a pseudonymous identity you have created - and
to deliver targeted advertising and promotional offers to you from external companies
that are of the highest relevance to your demographic profile. Other than your
mail box, your contact information is never available to other members or organizations.
The personally identifiable information we collect from you is used for internet
review and to improve the content and functionality of our web server or customize
the layout of our pages for each individual member. The specific information we
collect is not shared with other organizations and we will never release your personally
identifiable information to an external organization without your prior consent
except for the purposes of validating credit information and collecting debts. We
may disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we
are required to do so by operation of law, which may include, but is not limited
to a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on
makes use of up to date technology in order to protect your pictures from being
copied or captured by unauthorized third parties, please keep in mind that we cannot
ensure complete protection.
How long do you keep the information I've given you?
We keep the information you have given us for as long as you are a member on the
site or for as long as we are required to do so by law, which ever is longer..
Can I change the information I have already given you?
You can always verify or request the removal of the personally identifiable information
we have collected and change your registration information by selecting "Account"
from the main menu on the site.
Do you monitor online behavior?
Our members communicate with each other through instant messages and onsite mail.
While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor members' private exchanges, we reserve
the right to do so if we suspect users of being under 18 or of using our service
Statement. Member submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated
and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication
on a public area of the site.
Members may choose to participate in community polls. The results of these polls
are tracked by gender only and do not reveal any personal identifiable information
linked to the individual voters.
What security features do you have?
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information
submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission
over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore,
while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information,
we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
When you inquire about advertising opportunities on our site, you will be asked
for contact information and information related to your advertising objectives.
This information will be used to provide you with the business information you are
seeking. Your information is only shared with internal staff and the external ad
representation agencies that sell media space on the site, on our behalf.
sites may contain links to other sites not affiliated with
. Please note that these other sites may have privacy policies that differ from
. We have no control over any personal information that you provide to these sites.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies
may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons)
to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect
via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to
your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices
about not having this information used by these companies,