Updated: June 7, 2011
No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Share Magnet or provide any personal information to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending information about themselves to anyone over the internet and we encourage parents to teach their chilcren about safe internet use practices.
2. Information We Receive
Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for Share Magnet, you may voluntarily provide personal information such as your name and email address. In some cases, we may ask for additional information to provide specific services to you. (For example, we may require an address or social security number for income tax reporting purposes. Please note that we will request such information only when necessary. We will maintain this information in encrypted form on secure servers.)
Transactional Information. We may retain the details of every transaction or payment made through Share Magnet.
Corrections/Information Removal/Opt-Out. If you change your name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number of other personal information, you may update, correct or omit the relevant information by visiting our site.
Information we collect when you interact with Share Magnet:
Aggregate Information. Share Magnet collects aggregate information (non-personally identifiable information such as frequency of visits to Share Magnet, browser type, etc). No single person can be identified by this compiled information. Share Magnet uses aggregate information to provide its services and remuneration, as well as to monitor, audit and analyze data pertaining to our business metrics.
Cookie Information. We use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store on your computer, mobile phone or other device) to make Share Magnet easier to use, make our services better, and to protect both you and Share Magnet. We store minimal information in cookies and protect this information. (For example, we do not store any complete records or credit card numbers in a cookie). You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Share Magnet.
Use of Pixel Tags/Clear GIFs/Web Beacons
A pixel tag, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of our website but not on your computer. When you access certain Share Magnet pages, pixel tags may generate a generic notice of that visit. These usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. If you turn off cookies, the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.
Links to Other Websites
3. How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient and customized experience. Here are some of the details:
To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time.
To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms and Conditions of service. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address fraudulent activity and to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
Contests/Sweepstakes. From time-to-time, we may request information from users for participation in a contest or sweepstakes. Participation is completely voluntary. Accordingly, the user retains the choice whether or not to disclose this information. We may request contact information and/or supplementary information on your interests, opinions and preferences. We will use the contact information to notify winners. We may publish the winners’ first name, last initial and city of residence on the website. And we may be required by law to share (i) winners’ first name, last name and address with state agencies and (ii) winners’ first and last name with persons requesting such information by mail.
Sharing, Selling and Trading Aggregate Information Collected Online with Third Parties. We may share, sell or trade with third parties the aggregated, non-personal information (e.g. number of users who searched for a particular term). However, as stated earlier, this information does not identify you individually.
4. How We Protect Information
Security Pertaining to Your Information. Share Magnet takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
IN NO EVENT WILL SHARE MAGENT OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN DELIVERING THE SITE BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE. OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OR PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE (INCLUDING LOSS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SITE). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF SHARE MAGNET OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ANY OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Integrity of Your Data. Share Magnet processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.
Copyright Infringement/DMCA Notice
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any submission on Share Magnet’s message boards or any other content on the site infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(3), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our designated copyright agent with the following in writing to email@example.com:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, electronic mail;
(v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Failure to comply with the all of the aforementioned requirements may render your DMCA notice invalid