Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, track and use the personal information you share or that we gather concerning your use of the Website and help you make informed decisions when using the Website. By accessing or using the Website (even through automated means) or by registering, you (the "User," “you,” or “your”) signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy (and related Terms of Use), regardless of whether you register with the Website by creating a User Account.

Personal Information

  • Non-Account Activity. You are welcome to visit the Website and may review the array of content we have here without registering. However, to submit content or to post comments on the content submitted by other users, you must register.
  • Account-Related Activity. Certain other activities on the Website—like uploading User Content (as defined in our Terms of Use), posting comments, rating User Content—require you to register for a User Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a User Account, including your email address, your age (you must be 13 years or older to register), username and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. If you choose to submit any content to the Website, we may ask you for additional information.
  • Usage Information. We may record information about your usage, such as when you use the Website, the content you watch and other User Content you view, and the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on (including UI elements, settings, and other information). We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. "web beacons") in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
  • Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or User Content that you voluntarily disclose on the Website will become publicly available and can be viewed and used by others.

Uses

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, we may use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the general and personalized features and functionality of the Website, and to process any correspondence you send to us. In addition, if you flag User Content on the Website as is inappropriate, we may use your personally identifiable information to follow up with you.
  • Any User Content that you submit to the Website may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
  • We will not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send marketing messages without your consent; you will have the opportunity to opt-out upon registration. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of Website changes or for customer service purposes).
  • We may occasionally disclose information about Users when we believe such a disclosure may be appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property or the safety of visitors to our Website, our customers, the public, the Project or any of its affiliates or any of their employees. We may disclose personally identifiable information and other User Account related information to a successor entity in the event of a sale or transfer of this Website.
  • We may use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications.
  • The Project may contract with third parties to provide services related to the Website. For example, we may use third party companies to manage and/or host the Website, to provide email services, and the like. If you submit User Content through the Website, we may share your User Content, the personally identifying information you provide when you create your User Account, and any usage information we collect as necessary or desirable for the third party to provide such services for us.
  • We may use cookies, clear GIFs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your User Content and any other submissions.

Information That Is Publicly Available

  • When you create a User Account on the Website, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other users of the Website.
  • If you upload User Content to the Website, your information as entered on the registration and submission pages will be publicly available.
  • You may also choose to add other personal information to your profile that will be visible to other users. This may include your name, gender, age, or other details.
  • Your username (not your email address) is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activity on the Website, such as when you upload User Content or makes comments on the Website. Other Users can contact you through messages and comments.
  • If you choose to add certain personal information to your profile, then this information and any activity associated with your User Account may be displayed to other users and may be aggregated and shared with other users.

Your Choices

  • Of course, if you would prefer not to submit personally identifying information, you can explore the Website without registering. But if you do not create a User Account (and provide the required personally identifying information in connection with your registration), you will not be able to submit User Content, comment on the User Content submitted by others, or enjoy the other interactive features of the Website.
  • You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your profile page.

You post User Content on the Website at your own risk. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on the Website is a violation of the the Website Terms of Use and should be reported.

If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our Website or if you choose to use our “email this” tool, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation or the requested content, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email in your name inviting him or her to visit the Website or view the requested content. We will not use your friend’s e-mail address for any other purpose.

Children Under Age 13

This Website does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for a User Account or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18

Minors over the age of 13 should obtain their permission of a parent or legal guardian before registering for a User Account and/or sending any information about themselves over the Internet. In addition, the Website strongly encourages you to have your parent or legal guardian review and approve your submission before submitting it to the Website.

Links

This Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web site you visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to this Website and information collected by or furnished to the Project.

Changing or Removing Information

Access to and control over most of your personal information on the Website is readily available through the profile editing tools. Website users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. All User Content submitted to the Website may only be deleted at the sole discretion of the Website. If after submitting any User Content you conclude that it is inaccurate in any respect or wish to withdraw it from the Website, please contact us immediately for consideration of your request.

When you make use of the comment feature on the Website to share information with other individuals on the Website, you generally cannot remove such comments.

Security

Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter your username or password, we encrypt that information using secure sockets layer technology (SSL). Because email is not recognized as a secure form of communication, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. If you have any questions about the security of the Website, please contact us.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Web is an evolving medium. The Website may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time, in its sole discretion. By visiting this Website, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Contacting the Web Site

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