THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE TERMS
OF PERSONABLE.COM’S INFORMATION GATHERING AND
Personable.com has created this Privacy Statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to safeguarding the privacy of our registering groups and organizations (“Subscribing Organizations”) and their authorized members (“Members”).
If Subscribing Organizations or Members have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement, they should contact the Personable.com Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection and Use of Information
Personable.com collects both personally identifiable (“Personal Information”) and anonymous information from its Subscribing Organizations and their Members during the registration process and at other times, such as when Subscribing Organizations or Members register for a promotion, any services for which a fee may be charged (“Premium Services”) or other service with Personable.com or one of our sponsors, advertisers or partners, when Subscribing Organizations or Members report a problem or question with our site or Services, or when Subscribing Organizations or Members respond to one of our surveys.
Personable.com maintains a database of Subscribing Organization and Member Personal Information and other information that is used only for its own internal purposes. The information we collect and the ways in which we use this information include:
- IP Address: Personable.com uses Members’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Website and Subscribing Organizations’ hosted intranet sites (the “Subscribing Organization Sites”), and to provide technical support.
- Contact Information: We use a Subscribing Organization’s and its Members’ names, addresses and other information from the registration form to send the Subscribing Organization and its Members information about our company, the Service Center, Premium Services and other Services, and to contact the Subscribing Organization and its Members when necessary.
- Unique Identifiers: We collect unique identifiers (such as login ID’s and passwords) to verify the Subscribing Organization’s and its Members’ identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.
- Demographic Information: We compile demographic information and profile data (such as zip code, industry, and organization size) in order to customize Subscribing Organizations’ and its Members’ experiences at our site, to exhibit content, to develop applications, Premium Services and other services that are useful to our Subscribing Organizations and Members, to improve our Services and to display the content according to Subscribing Organizations’ and Members’ individual preferences.
- Supplemental Information: We may supplement the information that a Subscribing Organization and its Members provide with information received from third parties. Third party information may include registration information that such Subscribing Organization and Members have provided to an Personable.com partner, content provider or sponsor or advertiser sites and information that the Subscribing Organization and Members have provided to InterNIC or other website registration organizations.
- Cookies: In order to offer our Subscribing Organizations and Members our customizable and personalized service and to better respond to any problems Subscribing Organizations and Members may experience, Personable.com uses “cookies”. Our partners, sponsors and content providers may also use their own cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to a Member’s browser from a web server and stored on the computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. The Personable.com cookies do not personally identify Members, but they do identify a Member’s computer. We use a cookie to record Members’ preferences only during the time that the Member’s browser is open. We do not store any other information in the cookie, and it disappears after the Member logs off or closes its browser. If a Member’s browser does not accept cookies, the Member cannot use the Services.
Distribution of Information
Personable.com does not sell or rent a Subscribing Organization’s or Member’s Personal Information to anyone. We will not release a Subscribing Organization’s or Member’s name, e-mail address or other Personal Information to any other party except with the Subscribing Organization’s or Member’s explicit permission or under special circumstances, such as those described below. We will not access the information stored on the Subscribing Organization Sites (the “Site Information”) except at the request of the Subscribing Organization or under special circumstances, such as those described below. If a Subscribing Organization or Member is asked for Personal Information, the Subscribing Organization or Member is providing that Information only to Personable.com, unless the Subscribing Organization or Member is specifically notified otherwise. For example, some of the Personable.com free services and Premium Services are offered in conjunction with a partner company, sponsor or content provider. In order to provide this service to Subscribing Organizations and Members, it may be necessary for Subscribing Organizations and Members to share certain information with our partner company, sponsor or content provider. If any other company is collecting information, Subscribing Organizations and Members will be given prior notice, and can elect not to use that particular service.
Personable.com may partner with other companies to provide special services, products, discounts or other information that will benefit our Subscribing Organizations and their Members. In addition, our sponsors and advertisers fund the free features of our Services. We may request demographic information from Subscribing Organizations and Members to help us attract sponsors, advertisers and partners and to offer the most useful products, services and information. However, the demographic information and Personal Information will be distributed to these sponsors, advertisers, partners and any other third parties only in aggregate form unless the Subscribing Organization or Member is specifically notified to the contrary and given an opportunity to elect not to transmit such information or receive such special service, product, discount or other information.
Personal Information that a Subscribing Organization or Member chooses to transmit or allow to be transferred to another party will be subject to the privacy policies of that party. This privacy statement does not cover it, and Personable.com has no responsibility or liability for such independent policies.
Personable.com may disclose Personal Information or Site Information in special cases if (a) it is required to do so by law or to comply with legal process served on Personable.com or this site, or (b) we have a good faith reason to believe that disclosing such Information is necessary or appropriate in order to (i) identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing or threatening to violate Personable.com’s or this website’s policies or to cause injury to or interference with the Services or Personable.com’s or its Subscribing Organizations’, Members’ or any third party’s rights or property, (ii) protect and defend the Services, or Personable.com’s, its Subscribing Organizations’, Members’ or this website’s rights or property, or (iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the Services, or of Personable.com’s Subscribing Organizations, Members, this website or the public. In the event of any planned disclosure of Site Information from a Subscribing Organization Site as described in clause (b) which results from a circumstance that Personable.com believes in good faith is not caused by such Subscribing Organization, any such disclosure shall occur only after prior notice to the Subscribing Organization and upon terms and conditions that will safeguard the Subscribing Organization’s confidential information to the extent reasonably feasible.
Personable.com exercises great care to secure your Personal Information and Site Information, and has implemented security measures in accordance with industry practice. Personable.com’s network security uses a ‘defense in depth’ strategy with multiple layers of protection. In addition, all information on our servers is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Each Subscribing Organization’s Site Information is stored separately, so that there is no intermingling of Subscribing Organization Site Information and no Subscribing Organization will have access to other Subscribing Organizations’ Site Information. The Subscribing Organization Sites are monitored for network attacks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Physical access to the Subscribing Organization Sites is guarded 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All Personal Information and Site Information is secured by the site password, and Subscribing Organizations select the Members who have access to this Information. Only Members who enter the correct login password are permitted access to a Subscribing Organization’s Site Information. The Member’s login ID and password are unique to its Subscribing Organization Site and are designed to protect the Subscribing Organization Site from unauthorized use. Ultimately, each Subscribing Organization is responsible for safeguarding the secrecy of its Members’ login IDs and passwords. Each Subscribing Organization and its Members should be careful and responsible with all such information and when they are online. We encourage Subscribing Organizations and Members to follow good password doctrine. For example, change the password frequently, do not record it where it is accessible by unauthorized personnel, and do not select a password that can be easily guessed by an unauthorized person. Personable.com will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, otherwise disclosed or misused login ID or passwords.
Internally, we restrict access to all Personal Information and Site Information to employees who need access to the Information in order to do their jobs. These employees are very limited in number, and are committed to our privacy and security policies. All such employees execute comprehensive nondisclosure agreements, which provide explicit confidentiality protections. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure, and there is a slight risk that data could be intercepted or interrupted during Internet transmission. Although we strive to provide for secure transmission of Subscribing Organization and Member Personal Information and all Site Information from the Member’s computer to Personable.com and for secure storage of all Site Information, Personable.com cannot warrant the security of any information Subscribing Organizations or Members transmit to us or from our online services or store on the Subscribing Organization Sites, and Subscribing Organizations and Members do so at their own risk.
Choices Concerning Collection and Use of Information; Cancellation
Except for Personal Information that must be provided in order for Personable.com to provide the Services, Subscribing Organizations and Members may elect (a) not to transmit any Personal Information to or receive any Premium Service, special service, product, discount, promotional communications or other information from Personable.com, our sponsors and advertisers, our partners or other third parties, (b) to decline services that require them to share certain information with our partners, sponsors, advertisers, or content providers, (c) to remove their Personal Information from the Subscribing Organization’s site and our databases, or (d) to cancel the Site registration. Subscribing Organizations and Members can exercise some of these options by telling us during the registration process or when they are asked to choose to receive a specific service or product. In all cases, Subscribing Organizations and Members can notify us of their election by using their login ID and password, and sending an email to email@example.com, or writing to:
17600 Newhope Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
A Subscribing Organization or Member may update or modify any of its Personal Information previously provided to us by using its login ID and password, and sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or writing to:
17600 Newhope Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
To ask any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this website, or our Services, or make any suggestions or tell us about any other ideas concerning our site or our Services, please contact:
17600 Newhope Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Notification of Changes
Personable.com reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement. If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.