We collect limited account information and store and maintain your account, files, and email messages created and used in conjunction with ThinkFree Online on our secure servers. We will never rent, sell or share information that personally identifies you for marketing purposes without your express permission. In order to monitor compliance with and enforce the limitations set forth herein, ThinkFree has the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to enforce the Terms. Personal information collected by ThinkFree may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ThinkFree or its agents maintain facilities. By using ThinkFree Online, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. As consideration for using the Service, you agree and understand that ThinkFree will display ads and other information adjacent to and related to the content of your file and/or email. ThinkFree Online serves relevant ads using a completely automated process that enables ThinkFree to effectively target dynamically changing content, such as documents and email. No human will read the content of your files or emails in order to target such advertisements or other information without your consent, and no file or email content or other personally identifiable information will be provided to advertisers as part of the Service. Because we keep back-up copies of data for the purposes of recovery from errors or system failure, residual copies of files and emails may remain on our systems for some time, even after you have deleted those files or messages from your storage or mailbox or after the termination of your account. ThinkFree employees do not access the content of any files and mailboxes unless you specifically request them to do so (for example, if you are having technical difficulties accessing your account) or if required by law, to maintain our system, or to protect ThinkFree or the public. We also may collect information about the use of your account, such as how much storage you are using, how often you log in and other information related to your registration and use of ThinkFree Office Online. Information displayed or
1. The Information Scribd Collects:
Collected Information Users may provide ThinkFree Docs with “personally identifiable” information after registration. Session and persistent cookies may be used. In addition, ThinkFree Docs may track IP addresses, the content of the pages the user accesses and specific dates and times of usage. ThinkFree Docs acts in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and only uses information provided by our users to maintain, operate, enhance, and provide all of the services on the site. Disclosure
3. When Scribd Discloses Information: Scribd does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your prior express consent. Please be aware, however, that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on the Scribd Platform – such as when you publish attribution credits for documents or profile information – becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction. We may disclose User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist Scribd in improving the Scribd Platform and creating new services features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures. Scribd may disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the goodfaith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity.
Scribd also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Scribd from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Scribd Platform; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Scribd, our Users, or others.
Scribd shows aggregate geographical information about visitors on Scribd document pages in our analytics section. This information includes the cities and countries of people viewing documents, the document which was viewed, and the time the document was viewed. This information is publicly available to all Scribd users. If you do not want this geographical information recorded and displayed in this way, you can prevent Scribd from doing so by following these steps. First, create a Scribd account. Then, in account settings, select "Hide all geographical information." 4. Your Choices: You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Scribd, in which case Scribd will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Scribd Platform. You may update, correct, or delete your user information and preferences at any time by following the directions here. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. 5. Our Commitment to Data Security: Scribd uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Scribd, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Scribd makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Scribd learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Scribd may post a notice on the Scribd Platform if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 6. Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy:
IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SCRIBD PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Scribd does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years-of-age. If Scribd learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the Scribd Platform, then Scribd will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become Scribd Platform member, then please contact Scribd at email@example.com to have that child’s account terminated and information deleted. The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting your childrens' access to certain types of material on the Internet. While Scribd does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our community.
“OnGuard Online,” maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. WiredSafety Netsmartz.org The Child Safety Network Control Kids Cyber Sitter Net Nanny
7. International Visitors: For Users visiting the Scribd Platform from the European Economic Area or other nonU.S. territories, please note that any data you enter into the Scribd Platform will be transferred outside the European Economic Area or such other non-U.S. territory for use by Scribd and its affiliates for any of the purposes described herein. In addition, because Scribd operates globally, we may make information we gather available to worldwide business units and affiliates. By providing any data on the Scribd Platform, you hereby expressly consent to such transfers of your data to the United States or other countries. 8. In the Event of Merger or Sale: In the event that Scribd is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. 9. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice: This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by a “last modified” date below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received that personal information. Your
continued use of the Scribd Platform constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions. For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of personal information you have provided to us, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you and obtain your consent before implementing revisions with respect to such information. 10. Scribd Contact Information: Please contact Scribd with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, and our third-party disclosure practices or your consent choices at: 894 Tolman Drive, Stanford, CA 94305, or by email:firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.
Your internet protocol address What kind of browser or computer you use The number of links you click within the site The state or country from which you accessed the site The date and time of your visit The name of your internet service provider The Web page you linked to our site from The names or types of our resources you viewed, copied or downloaded
Please note that ThinkEssay.com does not collect any personal information on our users or registrants and that no personal information is recorded. If you do not want to provide the requested information, please do not register to use the site. 4. Who Has Access to the Information? ThinkEssay.com will never sell or distribute collected users' information to any third party, unless as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, or as needed in connection with the transfer of business assets. And in compliance with U.S. law, ThinkEasy.com does not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly ask us to do so. The information collected from ThinEassy.com is used internally for assisting in the demographic targeting of our content, so that we may deliver content relevant to the audience of the site. Additional uses of the information collected includes notification of contests and contest awards, eligibility determination and notification via email of new features, additions and offers available on or through
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YouTube Privacy Notice
YouTube, Inc. ("YouTube") recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.youtube.com or other web sites owned or operated by YouTube (the "YouTube Sites") (collectively or individually "Users") value their privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on the YouTube Sites. YouTube provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the YouTube Sites.
The Information YouTube Collects
User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to YouTube when choosing to participate in various activities on the YouTube Sites such as uploading videos, posting messages in our forums or in the video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
Cookies Information: When you visit the YouTube Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. YouTube uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the YouTube Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the YouTube Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Clear GIFs Information: When you use the YouTube Sites, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner).
In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
The Way YouTube Uses Information
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the YouTube Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the YouTube Sites.
Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the YouTube Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the YouTube Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or optout. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for nonmarketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major YouTube Site changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personallyidentifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the YouTube Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
When YouTube Discloses Information
We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the YouTube Sites.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personallyidentifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the YouTube Sites, in which case YouTube may not be able to provide certain services to
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
24/7 Real Media, Inc. http://www.247realmedia.com/privacy.html
Adbrite, Inc. http://www.adbrite.com/mb/privacy.php
Fastclick, Inc. http://www.fastclick.com/company/privacy.html
Google, Inc. http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html
Tribal® Fusion http://www.tribalfusion.com/TribalFusion/privacy.html
Our Commitment To Data Security
YouTube uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to YouTube and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, YouTube makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If YouTube learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. YouTube may post a notice on the YouTube Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using this contact form.
Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, YouTube does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the YouTube Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the YouTube Sites at any time or in any manner. If YouTube learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the YouTube Sites without verified parental consent, then YouTube will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Special Note to International Users
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that YouTube is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the YouTube Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions. For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified January 20, 2006. Contact Information: Please contact YouTube with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using this contact form.
Information Collection and How it is used
Flickr collects personal information when you register with Flickr to use Flickr services or to post content on Flickr. When you register we ask for your email address and certain optional information such as your name, birth date, birth place, gender, biographical information, ICQ/AIM/Yahoo/MSN user name, and personal interests. If you would like to obtain a paid ("Pro") account, we will ask for your billing address, phone number, and credit card information. Flickr automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you request. Flickr uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.
IP Addresses IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in our user registration databases when you register with Flickr. IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:
To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP. To tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers. To estimate the total number of users visiting Flickr from specific geographical regions. To make sure that people are not voting for themselves or friends during contests or promotions.
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use Flickr products or services that require you to "sign in," and you may not be able to take full advantage of the Flickr service. Flickr uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: o Access your information when you "sign in". o Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Flickr's services. o Display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on Flickr. o Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic. o Conduct research to improve Flickr's content and services. Flickr lets other companies (such as Google) [that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to Flickr's cookies.
Web Beacons Yahoo! uses web beacons to research certain usage and activities of the Yahoo! and Flickr web sites. The information collected through these web beacons is used to find out more about our users, for more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and to make Flickr better. No personally identifiable information from your Flickr account is collected using these web beacons.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
When you post a message, your Flickr ID or alias that you are posting under is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.Flickr does not rent or sell your personal information. Generally, Flickr does not share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies without your consent except to provide products or services you've requested and in the following circumstances: o Flickr may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, warrants, court orders or legal process or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person,
Editing and Deleting Account Information. Security.
You can change your Flickr Account Information, at any time. We may send you certain communications relating to the Flickr service, such as service announcements and administrative messages, that are considered part of your Flickr account. You can delete your Flickr account at any time from your account page; however, please note that your identification, billing and contact information may remain in Flickr's records for some period. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. Your Flickr Account Information is password-protected. In certain areas, Flickr uses SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions.
Flickr may update this policy at any time for any reason. If there are any significant changes to how we handle personal information we will send a notice to the primary email address specified in your Flickr account or by placing a prominent notice on our site. If you have questions or suggestions please use you the help form or you can contact us at: Flickr, c/o Yahoo! Inc. Customer Care - Privacy 701 First Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Your privacy is important to us, as it is to you. We will not give, sell or rent your email address to any third party and at time, for any reason. When you register with us, we ask you to provide your name, email address and an account password. We use your email address to send administrative email messages to you from time to time. For certain premium services, we also request credit card or other payment account information. You can decide not to submit personal information, in which case we won't be able to make the SlideShare services available to you.
Microsoft Online Privacy Statement
Supplemental Privacy Information
Maps & Virtual Earth Messenger Microsoft Passport Network MSN Sites & Services MSN Premium Software Microsoft Office Live Office Online Support Services Windows Live
WindowsMedia.com Windows OneCare Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows – LIVE
Security at Home Trustworthy Computing FTC Privacy Initiatives
(last updated: January 2006) view the privacy notice highlights Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement below and also any supplemental information listed to the right for additional details about particular Microsoft sites and services that you may use. This Microsoft Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by Microsoft through the majority of its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services. It does not apply to those Microsoft sites, services and products that do not display or link to this statement or that have their own privacy statements.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some Microsoft services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials. In most cases, these credentials will be part of the Microsoft Passport Network, which means you can use the same credentials to sign in to many different Microsoft sites and services, as well as those of select Microsoft partners. By signing in on one Microsoft site or service, you may be automatically signed into other Microsoft sites and services. If you access our services via a mobile phone, you may also use your telephone number and a PIN as an alternative credential to your username and password. As part of creating your credentials, you may also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will be used to identify your credentials and associated information. At some Microsoft sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you choose to make a purchase or sign up for a paid subscription service, we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address, that is used to create a Microsoft billing account.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with Microsoft sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses. When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from Microsoft, we may use web beacons (described below), customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information. In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with Microsoft, information collected through one Microsoft service may be combined with information obtained through other Microsoft services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
Microsoft collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences. We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, information on technical service issues, and security announcements. Some Microsoft services, such as MSN Hotmail, may send periodic member letters that are considered part of the service. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from Microsoft and its affiliates. Personal information collected on Microsoft sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using a Microsoft site or service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Microsoft abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of Microsoft and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some Microsoft sites allow you to choose to share your personal information with select Microsoft partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers. Other sites, such as MSN, do not share your contact information with third parties for marketing purposes, but instead may give you a choice as to whether you wish to receive communications from Microsoft on behalf of external business partners about a partner's particular offering (without transferring your personal information to the third party). See the Communication Preferences section below for more information. Some Microsoft services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both Microsoft and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services. We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, hosting websites, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on Microsoft; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Microsoft (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Microsoft services or members of the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
You may have the ability to view or edit your personal information online. In order to help prevent your personal information from being viewed by others, you will be required to sign in with your credentials (e-mail address and password). The appropriate method(s) for accessing your personal information will depend on which sites or services you have used.
Microsoft.com - You can access and update your profile on microsoft.com by visiting the Microsoft.com Profile Center. Microsoft Billing and Account Services - If you have a Microsoft Billing account, you can add to or update your information at the Microsoft Billing website by clicking on the "Personal Information" or "Billing Information" links. Microsoft Connect - If you are a registered user of Microsoft Connect, you can access and edit your personal information by clicking Manage Your Connect Profile at the Microsoft Connect website.
MSN & Windows Live - If you have used MSN or Windows Live services, you can update your profile information, change your password, view the unique ID associated with your credentials, or close certain accounts by visiting MSN / Windows Live Account Services. MSN Public Profile - If you have created a public profile on MSN, you may also edit or delete information in your public profile by going to the MSN Member Directory. MSN Keyword Advertising - If you buy MSN Keyword advertising, you can review and edit your personal information at the MSN adCenter website. Microsoft Partner Programs - If you are registered with Microsoft Partner Programs, you can review and edit your profile by clicking Manage Your Account on the Partner Program website. Xbox - If you are an Xbox Live or Xbox.com user, you can access and edit your personal information on the My Xbox page on Xbox.com or on your console by selecting Privacy Settings under Edit Gamer Profile on Xbox 360, or selecting the Info Sharing option in Account Management for the Original Xbox Live dashboard.
Some Microsoft sites or services may collect personal information that is not accessible via the links above. However, in such cases, you may be able to access that information through alternative means of access described by the service. Or you can write us by using our Web form and we will contact you within 30 days regarding your request.
You can stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from Microsoft sites and services by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive. You may also have the option of proactively making choices about the communications you receive from particular Microsoft sites or services by visiting and signing into the following pages:
The Microsoft.com Profile Center allows you to choose whether you wish to receive marketing communications from Microsoft.com, to select whether Microsoft.com may share your contact information with selected third parties, and to subscribe or unsubscribe to newsletters about our products and services. The MSN & Windows Live Communications Preferences page allows you to choose whether you wish to receive marketing material from MSN or Windows Live. You may subscribe and unsubscribe to MSN Newsletters by going to the MSN Newsletters website. If you have an Xbox.com or Xbox Live account, you can set your contact preferences and choose whether to share your contact information with Xbox partners on the My Xbox page on Xbox.com or on your console by selecting Privacy Settings under Edit Gamer Profile on Xbox 360, or selecting the Info Sharing option in Account Management for the Original Xbox Live dashboard..
If you are registered with Microsoft Partner Programs, you can set your contact preferences or choose to share your contact information with other Microsoft partners by clicking Manage Your Account on the Partner Program website.
These communication choices do not apply to mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain Microsoft services, which you may receive periodically unless you cancel the service.
Security of Your Personal Information
Microsoft is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
Many Microsoft sites and services are intended for general audiences and do not knowingly collect any personal information from children. When a Microsoft site does collect age information, and users identify themselves as under 13, the site will either block such users from providing personal information, or will seek to obtain consent from parents for the collection, use and sharing of their children's personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services. Please note that if you grant consent for your child to use Microsoft services, this will include such general audience communication services as e-mail, instant messaging, and online groups, and your child will be able to communicate with, and disclose personal information to, other users of all ages. Parents can change or revoke the consent choices previously made, and review, edit or request the deletion of their children's personal information. For example, on MSN and Windows Live, parents can visit Account Services, and click on “Permission for kids.” If we change this privacy statement in a way that expands the collection, use or disclosure of children's personal information to which a parent has previously consented, the parent will be notified and we will be required to obtain the parent's additional consent.
If you have an MSN Premium, MSN Plus, or MSN 9 Dial-Up account, you can choose to set up MSN Parental Controls for the other users of that account. Please read the supplemental information for MSN Premium for further information. We also offer an area that is specifically designed for children at http://kids.msn.com/ which has a special privacy statement that informs children and parents about the MSN Kids area, describes the additional privacy protections provided in this area, and provides children with tips on how to protect themselves online. We encourage you to talk with your children about communicating with strangers and disclosing personal information online. You and your child can visit our online safety resources for additional information about using the Internet safely.
Use of Web Beacons
Microsoft Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services.
We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. Microsoft may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information. Finally, we may work with other companies that advertise on Microsoft sites to place Web beacons on their sites in order to allow us to develop statistics on how often clicking on an advertisement on a Microsoft site results in a purchase or other action on the advertiser's site.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on Microsoft Web pages are displayed by Microsoft. However, we allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on Microsoft Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Microsoft does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks. Microsoft maintains relationships with a number of the third-party ad networks currently operating such as: Avenue A; BlueStreak; DoubleClick; Mediaplex; Pointroll; RealMedia; TangoZebra; and Unicast. Those ad networks that use persistent cookies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting. You may find more information at the Web site of either the individual ad network or the Network Advertising Initiative.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
Microsoft is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." Microsoft has a strict Anti-Spam Policy prohibiting the use of a Hotmail or other MSN email account to send spam. Microsoft will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties. While Microsoft continues to actively review and implement new technology, such as expanded filtering features, there is no currently available technology that will totally prevent the sending and receiving of unsolicited e-mail. Using tools such as the Inbox Protector and being cautious about the sharing of your e-mail address while online will help reduce the amount of unsolicited e-mail you receive.
Microsoft is a member of the TRUSTe Privacy Program. TRUSTe is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to build trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting the use of fair information practices. Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have agreed to disclose our information practices and have our privacy practices reviewed for compliance by TRUSTe. The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through Microsoft's Web sites, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from such sites.
Enforcement of This Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact us by using our Web form. If you do not receive acknowledgement of your inquiry or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact http://www.truste.org/consumers/watchdog_complaint.php. TRUSTe will serve as a liaison with Microsoft to resolve your concerns.
Changes to This Privacy Statement
We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Microsoft will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how Microsoft is protecting your information.
Microsoft welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us by using our Web form. Microsoft Privacy, Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052 · 425-882-8080
Information Visuarios collects Information you provide: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to Visuarios when deciding to participate in various activities on our Website such as uploading videos, posting messages and or comments, entering contests, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. Cookies: When you visit Visuarios, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies the browser you employ to visit and or use our Website. Visuarios uses both persistent and session cookies. A persistent cookie stays after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to Visuarios. You can remove persistent cookies by following the help file directions of your browser. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can set your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of Visuarios may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Log Information: When you use Visuarios, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. User communications: When you send email or other communication to Visuarios, we may retain those communications to process and respond to your requests and improve our services. Clear GIFs Information: We may employ a software technology called clear gifs (aka
Web Beacons), that help us better manage our services and or content by tracking the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
monitor metrics such as pages viewed, number of visitors, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, and contests.
Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, Visuarios does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personallyidentifiable information on Visuarios from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access Visuarios in any manner. If Visuarios learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on Visuarios without verified parental consent, then Visuarios will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy In the event that Visuarios is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Our Commitment To Data Security Visuarios uses reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot warrant or ensure the security of any information you transmit to Visuarios. You do so at your own risk. If Visuarios learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you
electronically so that you can take appropriate steps. Visuarios may post a notice on our Website if such a breach happens.
Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in
effect when we have received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of Visuarios constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions. For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.
This Privacy Notice was last modified October 5, 2006. For any questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at email@example.com.