Last Updated: July 1, 2015
2. No Information Collected from Children Under 13 Years of Age
The Services are general audience services, are not directed to individuals under 13 years of age and do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register for the Site or provide any personal information about yourself through the Site. If VISCERAL learns or believes that it has collected personal information from a child under 13 years of age, VISCERAL will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of an individual under 13 years of age and you become aware that your child or ward has provided VISCERAL with personal information without your consent or you believe that VISCERAL might have any personal information from an individual under 13 years of age, please contact VISCERAL at email@example.com .
3. Information VISCERAL May Collect
VISCERAL may collect both personally identifiable information as well as non-personally identifiable information when you visit or use the Site.
3.1 Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) means information that would allow a third party to identify or locate a particular person. PII includes, without limitation, your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, birth date, credit card number and real-time geolocation information. VISCERAL only collects PII if that information is voluntarily provided by you. This may happen in several ways:
3.1.1. User Accounts.
In order to access and utilize certain products or services provided by VISCERAL, you may be required to create a user account and to provide certain PII, such as your full name, an email address, a user name and/or a password, contact information, etc. You are under no obligation to provide this information to VISCERAL. However, if you decide not to share this information, you may be unable to create an account on the Site and/or you may be unable to fully utilize all or some of the Services.
3.1.2. Public Forums.
VISCERAL may provide areas on the Site where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content such as photographs and videos. Whenever you disclose personal information to third parties through the Site, that information may be publicly available and may also appear on other websites or apps and in publicly available search results. If you post your personal contact information, you may receive unsolicited messages. VISCERAL encourages you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to the public posting of your personal information.
3.2 Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information (“Non-PII”) means information that does not allow a third party to identify or locate a particular person, including, without limitation, information you may choose (in your sole discretion) to provide in your profile (such as your age, videos, resumes, professional affiliations, hobbies, skills, etc.). You can visit the Site to read information about the Site and the products and services offered without revealing any PII. However, during your visit to the Site, VISCERAL may collect anonymous Non-PII such as the activity of your browser when you are viewing the Site; your site path during your visit to the Site; demographic data; the amount of time you spend on the Site and general information regarding your Internet service provider and host. The Non-PII may be collected by VISCERAL in several ways:
3.2.1. Logging Of Your Activities On The Site.
When you access the Site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, VISCERAL may collect and log information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). VISCERAL may also collect and log anonymous “traffic data” information that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful to VISCERAL for marketing purposes or for improving the services that VISCERAL offers to its users, such as the pages you visit, the length of your visit, your referring/exit pages, your clickstream activity and the actions you take while using or visiting the Site. No personal information about you is revealed in this process.
VISCERAL may use “cookies” to enhance your use of the Site and the Services and to monitor your activity during your visit(s) to the Site. Cookies are text files placed in your computer’s browser to identify your Internet browser and to store your preferences. You can remove or block cookies by programming your Internet browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to access certain portions of the Site and certain Services.
VISCERAL may also use “web beacons”, clear.gifs, or similar technologies, to track the activity and flow of your visit(s) to the Site. “Web beacons” and clear.gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior of and to collect data about the visitors to that page.
3.2.4. Third Parties.
VISCERAL may institute information sharing programs with third parties. For instance, VISCERAL may request that advertisers provide VISCERAL with information regarding the ad response rate for the users of the Site that were served specific ads. This helps VISCERAL improve the relevance of the advertisements that you are served. VISCERAL may also receive information about your interaction with various ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads and determine their relevance to you.
4. Information Collected by Third Parties
5. How VISCERAL May Use Your Information
5.1 Use Of Your PII.
VISCERAL may allow members to search for you by using the PII that you provide to VISCERAL as part of your membership registration. You may also choose to publicly display PII as part of your public profile. You can control whether or not certain items in your public profile are viewable to other individuals by editing the privacy settings on your profile’s Account Settings page.
VISCERAL may use the PII you share with VISCERAL to manage your account, to fulfill your requests for products, programs and services, to respond to your inquiries about VISCERAL’s offerings, to offer you other VISCERAL products, programs or services that VISCERAL believes may be of interest to you, to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Site and the Services, and for the purposes for which you provided the information.
VISCERAL may include the non-financial PII you share with VISCERAL, as well as the Non-PII which you share with VISCERAL, in the VISCERAL database which is searchable by employers, recruiters and other persons authorized by VISCERAL, in its sole discretion. By including your non-financial PII and non-PII in the VISCERAL database, such information is being shared with all such third parties.
VISCERAL may use the PII you share with VISCERAL to communicate with you, to contact you about your account, to respond to your comments or requests for information, etc. If a comment or request is made by email, VISCERAL may respond by sending an email response back to the sender. VISCERAL may store the emails received by VISCERAL for archival purposes and also for marketing purposes if VISCERAL feels that this is consistent with the nature of the comment/request.
VISCERAL may share your PII with VISCERAL’s affiliated entities if VISCERAL has a business reason to do so.
VISCERAL may share your PII with third parties that assist VISCERAL with the management, operation or administration of the Site; the analysis of the performance of the Site; and the provision of VISCERAL products and services (including, without limitation, the processing and serving of email and other electronic communications). However, these third parties do not have any independent right to share this information and are required to treat your PII as confidential, to maintain appropriate security measures and to not use your PII for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for VISCERAL.
VISCERAL may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have been notified that the fulfillment of your request for information, services or products will require VISCERAL to share your PII with a third party and you have agreed that VISCERAL may provide your PII or access thereto to the third party. VISCERAL has no control over the use of your PII by any of these third parties. You should carefully review their privacy policies to make sure that you are comfortable sharing your PII with them.
VISCERAL may use your email address to send you email communications, such as notifications, information on new services offered by VISCERAL, special offers, promotions, the VISCERAL newsletter, etc. If you do not wish to receive communications, you may be able to unsubscribe from certain communications by going to your Account page.
VISCERAL may allow third party search engines to access information posted on the Site. You may prevent third party search engine access to your profile information by turning off the public option in your privacy settings. However, please note that while your previously public information will no longer be available to third party search engines, it may persist in search engine caches and be available to others in accordance with the applicable search engine’s policies. Any changes that you make to the public option in your privacy settings will not be retroactive, i.e., information that you have previously allowed to become public will remain public even after you change your settings.
If you choose to submit content for publication on or through the Site (such as a posting to a public forum, blog or discussion board) VISCERAL may post/publish your screen name and other identifying personal information which you have provided to VISCERAL.
5.2 Use Of Your Non-PII.
VISCERAL may measure and analyze anonymous statistical Non-PII collected on an aggregated and/or un–aggregated basis in connection with your visit(s) to the Site in order to administer the Site and the Services; improve the quality of the Services; improve the design, performance and content of the Site and the Services; and improve your experience on the Site, such as by providing more relevant content to you during your visits.
VISCERAL may use and/or share anonymous, aggregated and/or un-aggregated Non-PII with third parties for any and all reasonable business purposes as VISCERAL determines in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, advertising, promotion, business opportunities, etc. VISCERAL may combine (a) your Non-PII with the Non-PII of other users of the Site and (b) Non-PII VISCERAL collects through the Site with Non-PII VISCERAL may collect from other sources.
5.3 Other Permitted Uses Of Information.
Additionally, VISCERAL may disclose the information it collects on the Site, both PII and Non-PII (collectively “User Information”), under the following circumstances:
VISCERAL may disclose any or all User Information if permitted by law; if required by any legal process or valid order of a court or other governmental body; to establish or exercise any or all of VISCERAL’s legal rights, to defend any legal claims made against VISCERAL and/or to enforce any or all of VISCERAL’s legal rights that govern your use of the Site and the Services.
If VISCERAL sells all or a part of its business or makes a sale of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, then as part of the applicable transaction, VISCERAL may transfer your User Information to the party or parties involved in the transaction. VISCERAL may also share and/or transfer your User Information to any or all of its affiliated entities (such as any subsidiary or parent).
VISCERAL may disclose any or all User Information to protect or defend the legal rights or property of VISCERAL or its employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety of the general public, the users of the Site and the Services and/or the VISCERAL employees, agents and contractors; and to investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or fraud.
6. Public Areas
If you post or provide any information in any public area on the Site (such as public forums, blogs, discussion boards, etc.) or if you otherwise make any information about yourself publicly available on the Site (such as on your profile page), you should be aware that any publicly disclosed PII can be read, collected, or used by other users of the Site, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages or otherwise. VISCERAL is not in any way responsible for the non-disclosure or protection of any PII or other information you choose to publicly disclose on or through the Site. You are solely responsible for all of the consequences resulting from any such public disclosure.
7. Third Party Linked Sites
VISCERAL uses commercially reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial security measures for the protection of your personal information in VISCERAL’s possession from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. However, since it is impossible to guarantee the security of (i) information storage technology or (ii) data transmission utilizing the Internet, VISCERAL does not guarantee that its security measures will not be circumvented or breached or that your personal information will not be accessed by, used by, modified by or disclosed to a third party. VISCERAL is not responsible for any such circumvention or breach by any third party. Additionally, it is solely your responsibility, and not the responsibility of VISCERAL, to protect the confidentiality of your password and username. Please note that email communications to and from the VISCERAL, as well as email and other means of communication via the Site may not be encrypted and if you communicate personal, confidential or sensitive information through such means, you do so at your own risk.
9. Updating Your Information
Once you have set up your account, you can at any time terminate your account or access your account to add, delete or modify any information which you have provided. You can also at any time modify your account’s privacy settings to restrict how certain of your information is shared with and searchable by other users of the Site. You may also delete your account at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that none of the foregoing changes will be retroactive.
Please also note that even after you terminate your account or delete or modify information from your profile, copies of the original information may remain viewable on the Site and/or elsewhere to the extent that your information was publicly posted by you or with your authorization, previously shared with others, otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or was copied or stored by other users of the Site or the Services. Additionally, even if you have requested that your information be deleted, VISCERAL may retain a record of certain information (including your PII) in order to prevent identity theft or other misconduct or as necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local laws. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies, but will not be available to others. If you update any of your information, VISCERAL may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy.
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