INTRODUCTION TO CSPACE AND THE NETWORK SITES
To make the Network Sites possible:
We collect information (including Personal Information as defined below in the section titled Collection and Use of Personal Information) at the Ccom™Site and at those portions of other Network Sites powered by the Ccom™Platform;
Registration allows Ccom™and each Network Site with which you join to provide you access to Member features of the Network Sites. Registration joins you to Ccom™and the first Network Site where you sign up; but after that, Ccom™makes joining other communities easy. When you are logged in, Ccom™will recognize you as a Member at any Network Site that you visit and, as a Member, you can automatically join that other Network Site by simply clicking the join button. (But some communities may choose to limit membership by minimum age, geography, or other requirements.)
If you are logged in on one Network Site and travel to another Network Site, Ccom™can recognize you so you do not need to login again. However, we recommend that you remember to log off of a Network Site if you leave your computer and another person can use or access your computer.
If you are already a Ccom™Member (either by registering at the Ccom™Site or another Network Site), once you agree to join another Network Site, that Network Site will have access to the registration information you previously provided and that Network Site may ask you for additional information.
MEMBER PROFILE/PUBLIC POSTINGS
We offer Members the ability to manage their public profile and limit how much of their Personal Information is automatically displayed as follows:
Members can choose to completely hide from public view certain of their Member profile page default information by removing the "About Me" or other modules.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Regardless of which profile modules a Member removes from public view, the Member’s thumbnail, display name, general location, and gender may still appear publicly: (i) as a search result if another Member conducts a community search using matching criteria, such as location, gender, age criteria, etc.; and (ii) on Network Sites that display featured thumbnails, for example, pages showing most active Members, recent Members, most popular Members, etc.
Members can delete comments posted to a Member’s page. Please note that we reserve the right to remove any comments or other posts (originating from the Member or otherwise) in our sole discretion. Members can designate when a post made by the Member should be displayed publicly or privately (for example, only to a Member’s connections).
In light of the ability for other people to view your Personal Information and postings, please exercise caution when disclosing information in your Ccom™profile or elsewhere on the Network Sites. You do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purpose. We are in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for restrictions with respect to public postings. Please note that we reserve the right (in our sole discretion) to set certain limitations on the availability of some or all of the features on the Network Sites.
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
When we use the term "Personal Information," we mean information such as your full name, street address, telephone number, blog or other personal website URL, date of birth, e-mail address, and any other information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you.
We collect Personal Information about you when you provide your information to us on the Ccom™Site or those portions of the other Network Sites that are powered by the Ccom™Platform, including when you register or join a Network Site, register to use any services, features, or functions of the Network Sites, participate in promotions such as sweepstakes and contests, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions, and activities. We may also ask you to provide us with demographic information or information regarding your interests, hobbies, preferences, or similar information. If we link this information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information. In addition, as part of our current and planned services, we may, at any time, offer additional features that require you to register or otherwise provide Personal Information, including credit card information, or we may require a fee to gain access to any portion of the Network Sites. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in many of the Network Sites.
We may use your Personal Information (including e-mail address) to send you notifications relating to the Network Sites, including for example, to confirm when one Member has requested to add you as a friend, when someone posts a comment to your profile, or when someone tries to contact you via a Network Site.
In addition, if you join a Network Site, we may use your Personal Information and other information in your profile (without specifically identifying you) in order to report on Network Site statistics, such as how many Network Site Members are in a certain genre or enjoy a certain product or service, or to personalize advertisements and offers.
If you provide us with Personal Information of a friend, such as name or e-mail address (for example, in order to e-mail an article to a friend), or a friend has provided that information about you, we will not use that Personal Information to send other e-mail communications unless otherwise disclosed at the time the information is provided.
NOTE TO PARENTS ABOUT CHILDREN
The Ccom™Site and Ccom™Platform are not directed to children younger than 13, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than 13. If you are younger than 13, do not send any information about yourself to us. If we discover that a person younger than 13 or the required greater age per applicable eligibility requirements has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete the Personal Information.
COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
When you visit the Ccom™Site or those portions of other Network Sites that are powered by the Ccom™Platform, our servers automatically collect certain web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-personally identifiable information about how our visitors use and navigate the Ccom™Site and those portions of other Network Sites that are powered by the Ccom™Platform, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of their stays, the type of browser each visitor is using (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox), the type of operating system each visitor is using, (for example, Windows XP or Mac OS), the domain name of each visitor’s Internet service provider and certain other information (for example, IP address and clickstream data). An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet, which our web servers use to identify where to send the information that your computer requests. When you request pages from the Ccom™Site or those portions of other Network Sites that are powered by the Ccom™Platform, our servers log your IP address. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners, or to audit use of the Network Sites. We may associate your IP address, web site usage information, or other non-Personal Information with the Personal Information that you provide to the Network Sites. We reserve the right to disclose non-identifying information about our users, such as web site usage statistics, to third parties.
WEB BEACONS AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
The Network Sites and our e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon, which is sometimes also called a "web bug" or "clear gif," and which allows the party that set the web beacon to monitor and collect certain limited information about the viewer of the web page or e-mail message (such as the type of browser downloading the web beacon, the IP address of the computer that the web beacon is sent to, and the time the web beacon was viewed, as well as the URL of the page the web beacon comes from). Web beacons typically are very small (generally 1-by-1 pixel) and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail message, including an advertisement or HTML content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, such as and without limitation, to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Network Sites, and we may include web beacons or similar technologies in e-mails in order to count how many e-mails (or particular articles, links, etc.) that we sent were actually opened.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
Certain third party advertisers may offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving their cookies when they serve ads to you. For more information, please visit:
OUR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
Some of the non-Personal Information and aggregate user data that we collect may be shared with Third Party Sites, advertisers, and other third party content or service partners.
In addition, we may share your Personal Information with third parties under the following limited circumstances:
Operational Service Providers. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf for the purpose of administering and maintaining portions of the Network Sites’ services, features, functions, and operations and performing other services on our behalf. Examples include, without limitation, sending communications on our behalf, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These third parties may have access to Network Site users' Personal Information in order to provide these services.
Other Non-Affiliated Third Parties. We may make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances:
We may disclose information about Members or other users, including Personal Information, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Network Sites and applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
We may use IP addresses to identify Members or other users in cooperation with Internet service providers or law enforcement agencies, and may also disclose Member or other user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests, or safety of the Network Sites, our Members, users, or other persons;
If, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, and/or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend our interests; or
In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, consolidation, acquisition, restructuring, transfer of control, joint venture, fundamental corporate change, or other business combination involving us or our affiliates.
We make reasonable efforts to maintain security and confidentiality of your Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information we receive and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of Personal Information.
REVIEW OR UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Phishing attacks attempt to steal consumers' personal identity data and financial account credentials. "Phishers" use 'spoofed' e-mails to lead consumers to counterfeit websites designed to trick recipients into divulging Personal Information such as credit card numbers, account usernames, passwords, and social security numbers. WE DO NOT SEND E-MAILS ASKING YOU TO PROVIDE OR CONFIRM SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION OR YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD! If you receive such a fraudulent e-mail communication, please do not reply or respond to it. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER
Ccom™operates in the United States and its operation of the Ccom™Site and portions of other Network Sites that are powered by the Ccom™Platform is governed by the laws of the U.S. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of the Network Sites will be transferred to the U.S. and subject to U.S. law. By using and participating in any Network Sites and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of Personal Information to and in the U.S. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction. All users of the Network Sites are required to provide true, current, complete, and accurate Personal Information when prompted.