Effective February 19, 2009
Information Collection and Use by participantmedia.com
In connection with certain portions of the Site and Services, participantmedia.com allows members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends and organizations. participantmedia.com members can view each others’ profiles, communicate with each other, share photos and videos, post journals and comments, and describe their interests. participantmedia.com members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the Service communicates with them.
When you sign up as a member or for any other service or promotion that requires registration, participantmedia.com will ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). participantmedia.com collects such submitted personal information to authenticate members and to send notifications to those members relating to the Service. participantmedia.com also may collect other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist members in finding and communicating with each other.
Member profile information, including without limitation photos, is displayed to people in order to facilitate interaction in the participantmedia.com community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join participantmedia.com, to add users to members’ friends’ networks, and to send notifications related to the Service and participantmedia.com. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a member’s email address is not shared or displayed to people within a personal network. Members within a personal network communicate on the Site with each other through the Service, without disclosing their email addresses. Members’ full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the Service, participantmedia.com allows users to search for members using first and last name, email address, and schools and/or companies where users may have attended or worked.
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to blogs, message boards, chat rooms or any other public forums such information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
participantmedia.com may also log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and members of the Site. This data is used to manage the Site, track usage and improve the Service. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes. This non-personally-identifiable aggregated information, such as the number of users that clicked on a particular link, may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. Such information does not identify you individually.
participantmedia.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect or solicit or intend to collect any personal information from anyone under 14 years of age. If you are under 14, please do not attempt to register on the Site or send any personal information about yourself. No one under age 14 may provide any personal information on the Site. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 14 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 14, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
participantmedia.com members can invite friends to join the Service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. participantmedia.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the members sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. participantmedia.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from participantmedia.com may contact participantmedia.com to request the removal of their information from our database.
participantmedia.com members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal participantmedia.com address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
You may prevent participantmedia.com email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject "BLOCK" to email@example.com. Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
participantmedia.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting ‘Do not send me notification emails’ in the user profile ‘Account Settings.’ Users who do not wish to receive participantmedia.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting ‘Do not send me participantmedia.com newsletters’ in the user profile ‘Account Settings.’ All notification emails and participantmedia.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
participantmedia.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. participantmedia.com takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on participantmedia.com, please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharing and Disclosure of Information participantmedia.com Collects
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