TERMS OF SERVICE
The network of IPF websites, Community Forum, Community Listings, Professional Directory, mobile application(s) and/or other IPF services (hereinafter collectively and individually referred to as the “Sites” or the “Site”) is owned and/or operated by SignPost Media, LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, successors, brands, licensors, licensees, employees officers, partners and/or agents (hereinafter, “IPF” or “us”, “our”, “we” and “ours”). The Sites are offered to the Sites’ users, members and visitors (hereinafter collectively and individually “you” or “your”) conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the Terms of Service and incorporated Privacy Terms. By accessing or utilizing the Sites, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service (hereinafter, “Terms”, “these Terms” or “the Terms”) in addition to any other terms and conditions referenced on the Site or otherwise applicable. In addition, particular Sites or features offered may also be subject to additional terms or conditions (hereinafter "Additional Terms"), all of which are incorporated herein by reference. If any of the Terms contained herein conflict with the Additional Terms presented on any particular Site, then the Additional Terms shall control. If you do not agree to these Terms, in whole or in part, you cannot access the Sites at all.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITES.
THESE TERMS MAY REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT DISPUTES TO ARBITRATION AND REQUIRE THAT DISPUTES BE RESOLVED ONLY IN A FORUM IN SHERIDAN COUNTY, WYOMING. PLEASE REVIEW THE SECTIONS OF THESE TERMS PERTAINING TO DISPUTES AND ARBITRATION FOR COMPLETE DETAILS.
THE IPF STANDARD OF CONDUCT
Be open minded. Don’t judge or attack others. Listen and remain receptive to other people’s ideas and opinions. If you do not like what someone is saying (or typing), you don’t have to listen (or read) it. Leave the discussion, join another discussion or star a new discussion of our own.
Gay rights are human rights. Likewise, women’s rights are human rights. Ergo, if you are a human then you are a proponent of equal rights for women, homosexual people and transgender people. If you do not feel that way, then this is not the Site for you. Try Breitbart or something equally as close-minded and obnoxious.
Reproduction and different methods of family planning will be discussed. That includes abortion and abortion-related issues. If you cannot participate in discussions about abortion or abortion-related issues without summoning your inner Hulk, then the Sites are not for you. We will not tolerate threats, abusive language or personal attacks by anyone. Engaging in such stupidity will not only get you removed and barred from the Sites, but also make you look like a big jerk. So, let’s just not go there.
THE RULES OF CONDUCT
As a condition of your use of the Sites, you agree that you will not use the Sites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. As such, you agree to refrain from the doing any of the following:
- • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- • Harass, threaten, stalk or intentionally embarrass or cause distress to another person or entity
- • Publish, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.
- • Secretly or subversively collect other users’ information either without their consent or free and voluntary consent.
- • Transmit or upload any material that contains scripts, viruses, trojan horses, worms, bots, malware, ransomware, or any other harmful or potentially detrimental programs which may affect the Site’s functionality and/or it’s layout, functionality or design.
- • Transmit or upload any material that contains software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of privacy or publicity unless you own or control the rights or have obtained the necessary licensing or consent.
- • Engage in disruptive activity such as sending multiple messages in an effort to monopolize the Site or posting unrelated information or comments to the Site’s designated discussion topic or theme;
- • Interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the Site or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks.
- • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site, through password mining or any other means.
- • Interfere with another member’s use and enjoyment of the Site or another individual’s or entity’s use and enjoyment of the Sites.
- • Invade the privacy of any person, including posting personally identifying or otherwise private or sensitive information about a person without their consent or harvesting personally identifiable information about other visitors, users or members.;
- • Engage in, encourage, advocate, provide instructions for or discuss with the intent to commit conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense or otherwise violate any federal, state, local, or international law or regulation.
OWNERSHIP AND USE OF CONTENT AND SUBMISSIONS
You are solely responsible for what you post in the Sites. We do not claim ownership and/or authorship of any of the content you post and IPF does not create and/or develop the content you post. Likewise, we are in no way liable for what other people post. However, by posting content to the Sites, you grant us and all of the Site’s visitors, members and users a royalty-free, transferable, perpetual, and irrevocable license permitting us and all of them a right to use, reproduce, modify or edit and display in any manner the content you post. By posting content on the Sites, you represent and warrant that you possess any and all rights to grant such a license to us and them without infringing or violating any third-party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
You may use the Site (including any content and materials included on the Site) for your own personal, non-commercial use, but you may not use it for commercial purposes. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Sites unless explicitly authorized in these Terms or by us or the owner of the materials. You may, however, download and/or print one copy of individual pages of the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.
YOUR LOGIN INFORMATION
You are responsible for all activity occurring when the Site is accessed through your account, whether authorized by you or not. Therefore, if you create an account, be sure to protect the confidentiality of your username and password. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. Even if the third party is affiliated with us you understand that we have no control over these external sites; all of which have separate privacy policies, data collection practices and terms and conditions independent and apart of our Sites. We have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and have no control or responsibility over or for the privacy practices, the terms and conditions or the content of such websites. You access these links at your own risk. Furthermore, links do not imply that we sponsor, endorse, are affiliated with or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted materials displayed via or accessible through the links or connected websites. If you purchase a product or service from a third party after following an ad or link on the Site, the terms of sale for your purchase are between you and the third party with whom you made the purchase. We are in no way responsible for any shortfalls or disputes arising from or connected with the service or product purchased from the third party.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND NOTICES
The communications between you and us via the Site use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or send us an email, or whether we post notices on the Site or communicate with you via email. You consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form and agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were provided to you in writing.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
The Sites are not intended for anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or store any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not use, make purchases or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or email address. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at email@example.com
ACCESS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES
We control and operate the Sites from our facilities in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you are a visitor, user or non-user who interacts with the Site from outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States of America. Additionally, you are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations applicable to that outside country, territory or state as well as the laws and regulations impacting or governing interactions between the U.S. and that outside territory, country or state. Lastly, you are not authorized to visit or use the Sites if you are prohibited from receiving products or services originating from the United States.
THE COMMUNITY FORUM
One of the many wonderful services we provide is a Community Forum (hereinafter, “Forum” or “the Forum”) to raise and discuss issues and concerns facing those of us involved in Assisted Reproductive Arrangements and/or using Assisted Reproductive Technology or considering becoming involved in or utilizing Assisted Reproductive arrangements or technology in their lives. And, while we encourage the free exchange of perspectives and opinions, we do require everyone participating in the Forum to abide by a certain code of civility and ethics inculcated in the IPF Standard discussed above. By accessing this website, you are agreeing to circumscribe your actions so as to fully comply with the IPF Standard as well as the conditions and terms contained in this Statement of Terms.
By interacting with the Forum, you acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. We have no duty to pre-screen your content or the content of others, but reserve the right to edit submitted content or delete content entirely for any reason. We are not the publisher of Forum posts and are not responsible for their accuracy or legality. We do not control the material that you or others post or otherwise make available in the Forum and have no obligation to monitor, edit or delete such material. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing any content that may offend, disrupt or harass anyone.
Although our representatives may moderate content, conduct and Terms compliance on the Site, at our direction, our representatives have no authority to make binding commitments, promises or representations to anyone that they or anyone else will address or punish any alleged problem or complaint, or that they or anyone else will otherwise stop, cure or prevent any problem, content, conduct or purported Terms violation from occurring or recurring. You agree that we and anyone else authorized to act on our behalf, shall in no circumstance be liable, personally or otherwise, as a result of any representation that we or they make regarding whether we or they would or would not restrict or redress any content, conduct or potential Terms violation.
By creating a discussion or thread, you acknowledge and agree that you are not our implied, actual or apparent agent, in any capacity. You further acknowledge and agree that you do not possess any implied, apparent, express or actual authority to act on our behalf and that all of your actions while using or visiting the Site are your own and performed of your own volition and at your own, individual risk. You agree and acknowledge that we provide a service to you by allowing you to delete threads and posts made by you or other users and that we may discontinue this service at any time for any reason. You agree that any and all discussion threads are expressly subject to all of the other provisions contained in our Terms and that we may remove or delete a discussion thread, or any portions thereof, at any time for any reason.
AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES TO TERMS
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time. Such changes will be effective when posted to the Site. By continuing to use the Site after we make any such changes, you accept the Terms as amended. We are under no obligation to notify you of any changes to the Terms. Instead, the Terms will be posted and accessible in the same way the original Terms were posted and accessible.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The site and its content and any services provided therein are provided for entertainment, educational and promotional purposes. We provide the site on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without warranty of any kind whether express or implied (including warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose and non-infringement). This means that we do not guaranty that:
- • The site will be available at any particular time or continuously for any period of time,
- • The site will meet any particular requirements or provide any particular results,
- • The information on the site will be accurate or up-to-date,
- • The site or the information transmitted to or from it or stored on it will be secure from unauthorized access,
- • The information and materials that you store in your account or on the site will remain retrievable and uncorrupted, or
- • The site will be error-free or will be free of viruses or other harmful components, or
- • That defects will be corrected.
You agree that use of the site is at your own risk. Although we try to ensure that the information posted on the site is accurate and up-to-date, we reserve the right to change or make corrections to any of the information (including pricing) at any time. We cannot, and do not, guaranty the correctness, timeliness, precision, thoroughness or completeness of any of the information available on the site, nor will we be liable for any inaccuracy or omission concerning any of the information provided on the site. No advice, service or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is accessed at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for and hereby waive any and all claims and causes of action with respect to any damage to your computer system, internet access, download or display device, or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
We shall not be liable to you for any punitive, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (a) the use or the inability to use the site; (b) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services; (c) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (d) statements or conduct of any third party on the services; or (e) any other matter relating to the site.
These disclaimers apply to us and our affiliated and related companies as well as third parties that are involved in the creation, production or distribution of the Site, and any of their employees and agents.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or relating to your use or visit of the Site, your submissions to the Site, or any violation of these Terms, or applicable law, by you or by someone accessing the Site via your account. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you agree to cooperate with us in defending such claims. This indemnification, defense and hold harmless obligation will survive these Terms and the termination of your interaction with the Sites.
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE'S TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE (OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS PROVIDED AS PART OF THE SITE), WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY, EVEN IF WE KNEW, SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OR HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, AND OF ANY OF OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE, WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO US, IF ANY, FOR USE OF THE SITE, OR, IF APPLICABLE, FOR USE OF THE SPECIFIC SITE FEATURE OR SERVICE FROM WHICH THE CLAIM IN QUESTION FIRST AROSE.
YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY LAW TO THE CONTRARY (INCLUDING ANY RELEVANT STATUTES OF LIMITATION), ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION THAT YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SITE, OR THESE TERMS, MUST BE FILED BY YOU WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUED OR BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.
NOTICE OF DISPUTE; PRE-SUIT NEGOTIATION AND SETTLEMENT
If you have a dispute with us, you must send written notice to legal department at firstname.lastname@example.org to allow us the opportunity to resolve the dispute informally through negotiation. You agree to negotiate resolution of the Dispute in good faith for no less than Ninety (90) days after you provide notice of the Dispute. If we do not resolve your Dispute within Ninety (90) days from receipt of notice of the Dispute, either party may pursue a claim in arbitration pursuant to Arbitration Section of these Terms.
You and we agree that all disputes, claims, or controversies arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms (including the validity, enforceability or scope of this Section), the Site or any content or services thereon (each, a "Dispute"), that cannot be resolved through negotiation shall be settled by final binding arbitration, in accordance with the terms of this Section and to the extent permitted by law. Arbitration means that the Dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury. An arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual. You agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act will direct and apply to the pre-Arbitration and Arbitration proceedings.
If you or we have a Dispute that is not resolved within the ninety (90) day negotiation period and either you or we elect to trigger arbitration, the party initiating the arbitration proceeding shall initiate same with the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its rules and procedures, as modified by these Terms. You and we agree to treat the arbitration proceedings and any related discovery as completely confidential. The AAA's rules are available at www.adr.org. The form for initiating arbitration proceedings is available on the AAA's site at http://www.adr.org. In addition to filing this form with the AAA in accordance with its rules and procedures, you must send us a copy of the completed form at the following address to initiate arbitration: email@example.com. The terms of this Section shall govern and control in the event they conflict with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
LOCATION OF ARBITRATION
Any arbitration proceedings shall be held in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
APPLICABLE LAW; NO WAIVER; SEVERABILITY
These Terms and the relationship between you and us will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the United States and the State of Florida, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
MERGER & ASSIGNABILITY
These Terms and any Additional Terms that are referenced herein or otherwise may apply to specific areas of the Site, constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the Site. This agreement is personal to you and is not assignable, in whole or in part, by you to anyone.
NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY
These Terms are not intended to benefit any third party, and do not create any third party beneficiaries. Accordingly, these Terms may only be invoked or enforced by you or us.
Any dispute not subject to arbitration will be litigated by either party in a court of competent jurisdiction only in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida or, if such court would not have jurisdiction over the matter, then only in a State of Florida court sitting in Sheridan County, Wyoming. Each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of these courts and agrees not to commence any legal action under or in connection with the subject matter of these Terms in any other court or forum. Each party waives any objection to the laying of the venue of any legal action brought under or in connection with the subject matter of these Terms in the federal or state courts sitting in Sheridan County, Wyoming, and agrees not to plead or claim in such courts that any such action has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
As further detailed below, we may share your Personal Information with third parties for their marketing purposes. You can notify us not to do so by editing your preferences or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your name, email address and mailing address). See "Your California Privacy Rights" below for additional information.
Also, unless otherwise specified, this Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than from you through our Site.
Advertisements that may be displayed to you on the Site and other sites may be customized to your interests and preferences based on your Personal Information and Site usage information collected through our Site. You may be able to opt out of such advertisements. To find out more, go to to www.intendedparentsforum.com or emailing us at email@example.com. Even if you opt out, however, we may still suggest offerings to you on our Site based on your history on the Site.
PROTOCOL TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT
You may have the right to opt in to or opt out of certain of our uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. For example, when you are asked to provide Personal Information on the Site, you may have the opportunity to elect to receive or not receive promotional messages from us by e-mail or by Text Message. You may unsubscribe from our promotional emails by editing your preferences in your account profile on the Site, or by clicking on the opt-out link within the e-mail you receive. To opt out of our Text Messages, please follow the instructions provided in connection with the particular Text Message campaign. Please understand that it may take us some time to process any opt out request and that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. To stop receiving promotional messages from third parties who already have your contact information, please contact them directly.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USAGE
By visiting or using the Site, you agree and understand that we collect Personal Information in various circumstances and means. “Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you or contact you as an individual, as well as information attributed with such information. Personal Information includes, for example, your name; age or date of birth; postal address; e-mail address; telephone number; wireless device address; text message address; screen name or username; photograph; gender; geolocation information; payment card and other payment information; event dates and related information; information about your family; and interests, hobbies and demographic information. We collect Personal Information via the Site in a variety of circumstances, such as when you conduct a transaction on our Site; create an account on our Site; edit your profile; sign up for our newsletters; sign-up for certain services; make online purchases; enter sweepstakes and contests; complete surveys; contribute to a discussion or thread in the Community Forum, bulletin board, message board, list serve, blog, wiki or other social forum on the Sites; or submit a comment or question to us by using a “contact us” or similar feature on the Sites. You may be able to visit and view content on the Sites without providing any Personal Information. However, in certain areas of the Site, you may not be able to participate in certain activities or access certain content, unless you provide us with the requested Personal Information.
Our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit the Site, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider. We may also capture certain “clickstream data” pertaining to your usage of and navigation around the Site. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, Web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to the Site, the pages or ads you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next Web site you visit when you leave the Site, and any search terms you have entered on the Site or a referral site. All of this information may be used for a variety of purposes, including, for example, to gather statistical or demographic information about the Sites visitors or users.
Additionally, we may utilize various tracking technologies on the Site to collect additional information about your Site interaction. These technologies may enable us to, for example, assign a unique number to you, to collect information about your usage of the Sites, administer the Sites and our systems, and to connect such Site information to other information we know or collect about you, including Personal Information. The below tracking technologies may be deployed by us or our service providers on our behalf. By using or visiting the Sites, you agree to our use of some or all of following tracking technologies including, but not limited to:
- • “Local shared objects,” such as “Flash cookies,” may be stored on your computer or device using a media player or other software installed on your computer or device. Local shared objects operate a lot like cookies, but cannot be managed in the same way. Depending on how local shared objects are enabled on your computer or device, you may be able to manage them using software settings.
- • A “pixel tag” (also known as a “clear GIF” or “web beacon”) is a tiny image – typically just one-pixel – that can be placed on a Web page or in our electronic communications to you in order to assist in measuring the efficiency and/or effectiveness of our Sites.
- • “HTML5” may be used to store information on your computer or device about your Site usage activities and to help reveal how our Site is being used by our members, users and/or visitors, how it can be improved, and to customize it for our users.
- • Web Beacons may also be used to help us analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting the Sites.
DO NOT TRACK SETTINGS & SIGNALS
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user interacts. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Until there is an industry standard in place directing how websites should respond when they receive such signals, we do not and will not change the tracking practices detailed above in response to any Do-Not-Track (hereinafter “DNT”) settings or signals in your web browser or received from same. For the same reason, we do not obligate our third party partners, such as ad networks, web analytics companies and social media and networking platforms to abide by any DNT settings either when they collect information about your online activities across our Site and other online platforms. Information about how to opt-out from your data being used by third parties can be found in your profile section.
We may utilize your information (including your Personal Information) for a number of reasons including, but not limited to, the following:
- • processing and fulfilling your transactions
- • administering the Site, the Site’s features and services, and your account with us
- • enabling users and/or visitors to use the Site and the Site’s features and services
- • responding to your requests, questions, and concerns
- • developing new features and offerings on the Site
- • sending you marketing and other communications, including information about products, services, and events, of ours and of others, that we think might interest you. You may opt out of receiving such notices from us by following the instructions in the Opt In and Opt Out section above.
- • protecting our rights and property
- • customizing the Site to your interests and history with us
- • tailoring ads displayed to you on our Site and elsewhere to your interests and history with us
- • other purposes described at the time you choose to provide Personal Information to us
HOW WE MAY SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND SITE USAGE
We may share the information we collect on the Site with third parties for a variety of reasons. In addition to the kinds of information sharing you might expect, such as sharing with our subsidiaries, affiliates and third-party providers who need your information in order to provide services to us or on our behalf, and sharing what you voluntarily post to public areas on the Site with other Site users, we may we may access, preserve and disclose your information and content:
- • with our affiliates and other third parties (e.g., pre-screened organizations that have offerings we think may interest you, registry program participants, retailers, and other third party partners) for their marketing and other purposes, unless you tell us not to by following the opt-in/opt-out instructions;
- • including limited personal information, such as your first name, first initial of your last name, geographical location, data, with our affiliates and other third parties for their marketing and other purposes;
- • with our co-sponsor(s) if we obtain your information in connection with a contest, sweepstakes, offering, or other promotional activity that is jointly offered by us and any third parties, unless you tell us not to by following the opt-in/opt-out instructions;
- • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or property, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, enforce the Terms or respond to a government, judicial or other legal request, or to comply with the law;
- • in connection with a corporate change or dissolution, including for example a merger, acquisition, reorganization, consolidation, bankruptcy, liquidation, sale of assets, or wind-down of a business.
If you communicate with a vendor through our Community Forum, chat, inbox or other messaging features, we may share personally identifiable information about you as well as the contents of your message, so that the vendor may contact you with customized offers and messages. Moreover, the information you voluntarily disclose will be accessible to other Site members and, in some cases, the general public. You should be cautious about the information you submit to these areas (e.g., make up a username that does not disclose your personal identity). For security purposes, please do not include any password, social security number, payment card or other sensitive information via this Site. We reserve the right to monitor messaging between you and our vendors for security and training purposes. In addition, we may share non-personally identifiable Site usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their use, in a form that does not include your name or contact information.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California's "Shine the Light" law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses' practices related to disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may have in place a policy not to disclose personal information of customers to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes if the customer has exercised an option to opt-out of such information-sharing. As discussed above, if you wish to opt-out of our sharing of your information with third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, edit your preferences in your account profile, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOCIAL MEDIA AND NETWORKING TOOLS
We may make available mobile applications (or "apps") that you are able to download to and use from your mobile device. Depending on the nature and functionality of the app, we may collect Personal Information and non-personally identifiable usage information through the app. The app also may collect information about your mobile device, such as your device’s unique device ID (UDID), the IP address of your mobile device, device type, operating system and connection information (e.g., WiFi, 3G, etc.). If you opt-in, some of our apps may collect your device’s precise real-time location, and in such cases, you may be able to opt out from further allowing us to have access to such location data by managing your location preferences in the app and/or on your device. This Policy may be supplemented from time to time with additional terms applicable to individual apps, or individual apps may be subject to separate privacy policies of which we will notify you by posting them on such apps.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVERS AND NETWORKS
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information about your visits to this Site and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These advertisements may appear on this Site and on other Web sites. These companies may employ cookies, clear GIFs and other tracking technologies to cause relevant ads to be displayed to you.
If the e-mail address you provide to us is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages from us at such address, subject to your opt-out rights. You may change your e-mail preferences at any time, but your wireless carrier’s standard rates will apply as long as you are receiving messages at a wireless e-mail address. If you give us a wireless e-mail address, you represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the device on which messages will be received and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
We may seek to send messages to you on your wireless device via short message service ("Text Messaging"). By submitting your mobile phone number, you consent to receive text messages and offerings from us to the mobile device associated with that number using an automatic system for such purposes unless and until you elect not to receive such messages by following the opt-out instructions provided in connection the particular campaign.
Further, you represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the device you use to sign up for Text Messaging, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges. You may not consent on behalf of someone else. You consent to receive phone calls from us even if your phone number is listed on the federal or state "do not call" registries. You must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States to use our Text Messaging. You must first register and provide all required Personal Information, such as your name, text address, wireless carrier, and billing information (if fees are applicable to the Text Messaging), which may be either your payment card information or mobile service carrier information. We may also obtain the date, time and content of your messages in the course of your use of Text Messaging. We will use the information we obtain in connection with our Text Messaging in accordance with this Policy. Messages may be about our promotional offerings. You are not required to agree to this in order to purchase goods or services from us. An auto-dialer and/or artificial or prerecorded message may be used to make calls to you. Mobile access is required for Text Messaging, and text messages are not available on some carriers and devices. If fees are charged to your wireless account invoice, we may provide information to your carrier about them. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies. We may also access the content of your account and/or wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and/or service-related complaints.
You may opt out of Text Messaging at any time by following instructions provided in connection the particular campaign, but your wireless carrier’s standard rates will apply to any messages you receive. Your opt-out will be effective once we send you a text confirmation of your opt-out. You will then be placed on our "do-not-contact" list for marketing purposes. (We may still contact you about your transactions with us.) If you are a Nevada resident, you may contact the Nevada Attorney General for more information about your opt out rights by calling 775-684-1100, emailing email@example.com, or by writing to: Office of the Attorney General, Nevada Department of Justice, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 100 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701-4717. You agree to enter into, sign and receive this consent to receive text messages electronically. Print this page using your Internet-connected computer or device and web browser to retain a copy of your consent.
YOUR ACCESS RIGHTS
You may be able to review, update or modify certain Personal Information that is stored in a user account set up with us on the Site (if you have one with us) by logging in to the "My Account" or similar area of the Site or by contacting us using the "Contact Us" information below. We may ask you to verify your identity and to provide other details before we are able to provide you with any information, correct any inaccuracies, or delete any information. Your right to delete your information is subject to our records retention policies.
We use various efforts intended to safeguard the security and integrity of Personal Information collected on this Site. For example, where appropriate, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), private networks, intrusion detection measures and firewalls, and payment card information is encrypted in our system. We also have in place various access controls and restrictions with respect to Personal Information, such as restricting certain personnel from accessing Personal Information, requiring personnel to use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk and passwords to regain access upon their return, and keeping personnel up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Additionally, the servers that we store Personal Information on are kept in a secure environment, subject to various physical access controls. Despite these measures, however, we cannot and do not guarantee that information will be absolutely safe from interception during transmission or intrusion during storage, while stored on our system, or otherwise.
If you correspond with us by e-mail, text message, or using Web forms like a "contact us" feature on our Site, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure from access by unauthorized parties. We have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission. If you create an account on our Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any activity that occurs under your account. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account. If we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our care may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.