Date Effective 23 June, 2017
Information on Privacy
The United States federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your Personal Information. For more information on tips and safety to help you guard against Internet fraud, see https://www.usa.gov/online-safety.
From time to time, Socialgist may request other Personal Information in order to provide features, functions or services, but you will always have the choice to decide whether or not to provide the requested information. If you access the restricted access portions of the Site, you may be required to provide additional Personal Information.
Additionally, Socialgist collects and compiles information relating to your use of the Site which is not Personal Information, such as time, date, browser type, browser language, operating system, domain name of your internet service provider, and IP address (collectively, the “Non-Identifiable Information”) as part of the operation of this Site or during the course of your activities on or use of this Site.
Certain information, like archive threads, may be collected by Socialgist as a result of the links displayed as a result of a search query on the Site. Socialgist uses this information to understand and improve the quality of the Site and related technology including the accuracy and efficiency of the Site.
By using the Site (which resides in part on servers located in the United States), you unambiguously consent to any collection, processing, transfer or use of any Personal Information. If you do not consent to any collection, processing, transfer, or use of such information, please discontinue use of the Site.
Collecting and Using Information
Socialgist uses Personal Information for the purpose for which you provided it. For instance, if you registered on the Site, Socialgist uses your Personal Information to provide you any alerts or feeds that you requested Socialgist send you. If you provide Personal Information in a search query, Socialgist uses that Personal Information to provide you search results. If you correspond with us and include Personal Information, Socialgist uses the Personal Information to respond to you. Socialgist uses your information to provide you customer support.
Socialgist may use your email address to send you information about Socialgist’s products or services, but you may opt out from receiving these promotional messages. However, Socialgist always reserves the right to contact you about your account or customer service issues.
Generally, the Non-Identifiable Information is used to provide better services to users and to improve the Site.
When you use the Site, we collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide the Site with information on Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Non-Identifiable Information and Personal Information about you is disclosed and shared with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties under limited circumstances. Socialgist may disclose the frequency of visits to the Site by the average user. Socialgist may disclose information to third parties assisting us in carrying out a transaction or providing a service for you (e.g., packaging, sending and delivering purchases and information to you, clearing transactions, or performing statistical analyses of Socialgist’s services, performing promotional services and training services), or in connection with merger and acquisition discussions.
Socialgist may share data, including Personal Information about you, with Socialgist’s affiliates, partners, subsidiaries and companies or individuals who provide services on behalf of Socialgist throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will have agreed with Socialgist to follow or already have privacy practices substantively no less protective than Socialgist’s practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Socialgist will release information, including Personal Information, in connection with any valid law, regulation, or legal process (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order). Socialgist may disclose Personal Information to protect or enforce the rights, property or safety of Socialgist, its users or other third parties including the disclosure of information with other companies and organizations relating to fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Generally, and except as indicated at the time of collection, Socialgist does not sell or lease any Personal Information about you to any third party. However, Socialgist may aggregate information (gather up data across all user accounts) in a manner that creates Non-Identifiable Information and disclose such information to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes. In these situations, Socialgist does not disclose to these entities any Personal Information. Certain information, such as your name, e-mail address, password, are not disclosed to marketers or advertisers.
You may choose to opt-out from allowing Socialgist to provide Non-Identifiable Information to certain partners. Visit networkadvertising.org, aboutads.info, and jumptap.com to make informed decisions about your online and mobile privacy and to opt-out.
In the event that Socialgist is or substantially all of its assets are sold or otherwise transferred, all information Socialgist has about you may be included in the transferred assets.
Other Uses Of Information
On the secure portion of the Site, your login information and password are considered confidential. However, this information may be shared if it is necessary to comply with applicable laws, or to assist law enforcement officials and/or the court and judicial systems.
Socialgist takes children’s privacy seriously and does not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information from children and is committed to complying with all applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Socialgist encourages all parents and guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of personal information on the Internet. The Site is not intended for or directed at children under the age of 13, and Socialgist does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Socialgist asks children under the age of 13 not to use the Site.
Socialgist recognizes that changes can be made to bulletin and message boards and websites regarding website URL’s and message board placement. If you would like to update your information in any way, please log into your account and modify it there, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The websites, advertisements and messages linked to by Socialgist are developed, published, and operated by third parties over whom Socialgist exercises no control. Since Socialgist does not control these websites, Socialgist encourages you to review the privacy statement posted on these (and all) third party websites. Socialgist is not responsible for the privacy statements or practices of websites and services controlled by other companies or organizations.
Socialgist will not retain your Personal Information longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected.
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