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					When you register with ThinkFree, we will request some personal information, including your first and last name, a user name (which will be your email address) and password to create your account. ThinkFree understands that privacy is important to you. Your password will be maintained on our system in encrypted form. Just in case you forget your password, we also may ask you to choose a secret question and answer and provide a secondary email address where we can contact you to re-access your account. As a condition to using the Service, you agree to the terms of the ThinkFree Online Privacy Policy as it may be updated from time to time.
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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

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clicked on in your ThinkFree account (including UI elements, ads, links, and other information) is also recorded. We use this information internally to deliver the best possible service to you, such as improving the ThinkFree Office Online user interface, preventing fraud within our advertising system, and better targeting related information. From time to time aggregate information may be shared with partners to determine usage. No individual information on your use of your ThinkFree account will be shared with any third party. When you visit ThinkFree and create a ThinkFree account, we set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your computer when you first visit a web site. We use cookies for a number of reasons, such as recognizing you when you visit the site, displaying the site according to your chosen user settings for language, and maintaining the security of your web storage. ThinkFree may share cookie information among its other services for the purpose of providing you a better experience.

Privacy Policy
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 privacy@scribd.com. 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 privacy@scribd.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.
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“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:privacy@scribd.com. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.

ThinkEssay.Com Web Site Privacy Policy
1. Overview: Thank you for visiting ThinkEssay.com (the “Web Site”) and reviewing our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us, and our policy is simple. We will collect no personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit the Web Site unless you choose to provide that information. This Privacy Policy does

not describe information collection practices on other sites, including those linked to or from the Web Site. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our privacy policy so that you will learn what personal identifying information of yours may be collected, how and when we might use them, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct or delete any collected information. 2. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act: ThinkEssay.com is in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which became effective April 21, 2000. Consistent with the regulations and requirements of the Children's Online Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. sections 6501 - 6506 and 16 C.F.R.312.1-312.12, this site does not permit children under 13 years of age to become users. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to access the site. Under no condition are you allowed to register for use of the ThinkEssay.com website. 3. What Types of Information We Collect: The server on which the Web Site is located collects and saves personal information in our registration form. Examples of the additional information we may track include:
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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

the site. By accepting registration to the ThinkEssay.com site, you agree to receive emails from the company from time to time. We do not send unsolicited email (Spam). If you do not wish to receive email from the company from time to time, please do not register to use the site. 5. Cookies: Our Web site uses cookies (i.e., small bits of text that our servers place into a file on your computer's hard drive). This is used to save your preferences and login information, and provide personalized functionality. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but be aware that this will disable some of the functionality on our Web sites. (Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to login or use ThinkEssay.com products and services. ThinkEssay.com may use these cookies for a number of purposes, including (a) gaining access to your information when you "sign in," so that we can provide you with customized content; (b) keeping track of preferences you specify while you are using ThinkEssay.com's products or services; (c) estimating and reporting our total audience size and traffic; (d) conducting research to improve ThinkEssay.com's content and services; or (e) requiring you to re-enter your ThinkEssay.com password after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against others accidentally accessing your account contents. Please note that ThinkEssay.com uses other companies to present advertisements on some of our pages and they may set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertiser's use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the ThinkEssay.com's Privacy Policy. 6. Links to Other Companies' Sites: Our Web sites contain links to sites maintained by companies that are not affiliated with ThinkEssay.com. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting them. In particular, we recommend you view the privacy policy posted on each site. 7. How to Correct Inaccuracies: If you've registered with our Web sites, you can access and update your information online using this link: http://www.ThinkEssay.com/edit-portfolio.php 8. Rights of parents: At any time, a parent may revoke consent to use the site or have their child's personal information deleted or verified. To do this, email support@ThinkEssay.com and put "Remove Information Subject to COPPA" in the subject line. Please remember to provide the child's registered email address and password so that we may verify your information. We will notify you via email of the deletion of the information.

9. No Warranties THINKESSAY.COM DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS, ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR ANY SITES LISTED THEREIN, AND THE WEB SITE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. THE WEB SITE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT IT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN IT WILL BE CORRECTED. THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AS AVAILABLE BASIS.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE WEB SITE OR ITS MEMBERS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND ASSIGNS OF SAME BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY INCIDENTIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION, AND THE LIKES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE. THE MATERIALS OR ANY INFORMATION, OR TRANSACTION PROVIDED ON THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEB SITE, EVEN IF THE WEB SITE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR (2) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE WEB SITE, THE MATERIALS AND/OR LISTINGS OF INFORMATION DOWNLOADED THROUGH THE WEB SITE BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN SUCH STATES, THE WEB SITE'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 10. Indemnification You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Web Site and its members, managers, officers, employees, agent and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorney's fee and expenses), claims, damages and liabilities related to or associated with your use of the Web Site and any violation of this Privacy Policy by you. 11. Governing Law and Jurisdiction This Privacy Policy constitutes a contract made under, and shall be governed and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of Washington by courts of competent jurisdiction in the County of King, Washington State.

12. Privacy Policy Changes: If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post and highlight the policy changes. 13. Questions? Please send an e-mail message to ( PrivacyPolicy@ThinkEssay.com )

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.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the YouTube Terms of Use. Your use of the YouTube Sites and any personal information you provide on the YouTube Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use. Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the YouTube Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

The Information YouTube Collects
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the YouTube Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

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We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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YouTube also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that YouTube believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of YouTube, our Users or others.

Your Choices
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

you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the YouTube Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times. Please contact YouTube with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices using this contact form.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
YouTube allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the YouTube Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the YouTube Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see. YouTube does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks 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. However, please note that if an advertiser asks YouTube to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the YouTube Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. YouTube's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Currently, YouTube has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks:
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24/7 Real Media, Inc. http://www.247realmedia.com/privacy.html

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DoubleClick http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy

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Fastclick, Inc. http://www.fastclick.com/company/privacy.html

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Google, Inc. http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

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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
The YouTube Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the YouTube Sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the YouTube Sites, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

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.

Flickr Privacy Policy
Flickr is part of the Yahoo! network of products and services. This privacy policy describes how Flickr treats personal information of our members who registered for Flickr before August 15, 2005. If you used your Yahoo! account to sign-up for Flickr or merged your Flickr and Yahoo! accounts on or after August 15, 2005, please read the Yahoo! Privacy Policy for more about how Yahoo! uses your information. What This Privacy Policy Covers

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This privacy policy pertains to the use of the Flickr web site at http://www.flickr.com/ This privacy policy covers how Flickr treats personal information that Flickr collects and receives. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number. Children under 13 are not permitted to use the Flickr service, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for children's use of the site.

Information Collection and How it is used
General Information
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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:
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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.

Cookies

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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.

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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.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
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

SlideShare Privacy Policy
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.

When you visit this site, we send one or more cookie to your computer, for the purpose of uniquely identifying your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our services. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, but that may make it impossible to use our services. At your option, and in your sole discretion, you may provide us with certain demographic information, such as your age, city and country. This information is collected (and is made public) to facilitate the social networking that is inherent in the services. We will not distribute that information with any other personal information about you, except to the extent that content you submit for publication on the site specifically includes any such personal information. When you use our services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. When you send email or other communication to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We won't share any information you send to us in those communications with any third parties. Our privacy policy applies only to this site. We do not exercise control over any site that may be linked to from content that is displayed within content on this site. If at any time in the future, we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than our internal use in maintaining the services, troubleshooting, improving our services, etc., then we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes.

If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who have registered with us, the volume and pattern of traffic to and within the site, etc. That information will not identify you, the individual, in any way. We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Please note that this privacy policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of policy changes). If you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us or to write to us at: Jonathan Boutelle, Principal, Uzanto Consulting LLC, 655 W. Evelyn Ave, Mountain View CA 94041, email: jon@uzanto.com Telephone:650-564-0000 Fax: 877-801-8097

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(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.
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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.

Communication Preferences
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:
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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..

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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 Cookies
Microsoft Web sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Microsoft Web sites use cookies to store your preferences and other information on your computer in order to save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information and to display your personalized content and appropriate advertising on your later visits to these sites. When you sign in to a site using your credentials, the Microsoft Passport Network stores your unique ID number, and the time you signed in, in an encrypted cookie on your hard disk. This cookie allows you to move from page to page at the site without having to sign in again on each page. When you sign out, these cookies are deleted from your computer. The Passport Network also uses cookies to improve the sign in experience. For example, your e-mail address may be stored in a cookie that will remain on your computer after you sign out. This cookie allows your e-mail address to be pre-populated, so that you will only need to type your password the next time you sign in. If you are using a public computer or do not otherwise want this information to be stored, you can select the appropriate radio button on the sign-in page, and this cookie will not be used. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of Microsoft sites and services that depend on cookies.

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.

TRUSTe Certification
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.

Contacting Us
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

Visuarios
At Visuarios ("Visuarios") we recognize that users, visitors, customers of our website and related services ("Services") highly value their privacy. This Privacy Notice describes important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on our Services. We provide this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use our website and related services. Please note that any video or other content Users post and or upload to our Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice. Your use of Visuarios and any personal information you provide remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use.

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.

Usage of information If you submit personally identifiable information to us through Visuarios, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide you with the features, services and functionality of our Website. We use your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality of the Visuarios Website and Services and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and behaviour. We do not spam! To be more specific, we do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send any commercial messages without your consent. For messages that you provided consent for, you have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may only use your email address without further consent for administrative purposes (like for example for customer service purposes). Any personal information or video content that you post 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 and your public profile, but not your email address, is displayed to other Users when you post videos or send messages through the Visuarios Website and other Users may chose to contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to Visuarios may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. We may analyze your information and the content you submit and/or post to our Website (such as videos, comments, etc.) for market research. This research is as treated strictly confidential and provided to third parties, such as product manufacturers and/or service firms, only in an anonymous form. User IDs are replaced with individual identifying codes, and only Visuarios has access to the associated user information. This research aims to improve the products and service our affiliated product manufacturers and/or service firms provide to you. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so you do not have to re-enter it during your next visit to Visuarios; (b) provide personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d)

monitor metrics such as pages viewed, number of visitors, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, and contests.

Disclosure of information We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other companies for their commercial 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 provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons to process such information on our behalf. These parties explicitly agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy. We provide third parties with the results from market research in anonymous form only. Visuarios does not publish any of your personal information without your express and written consent. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with laws (such as Copyright Laws). Visuarios reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or nonpersonally-identifiable information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use and to take precautions against any liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights of Visuarios our Users or others.

Your Choices You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through Visuarios, in which case Visuarios may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to Visuarios cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Use. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making changes. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

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.

Special Note to International Users Visuarios is hosted in Spain and is governed by the laws of Spain. If you are a User accessing our Website from other regions with laws or regulations ruling personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from those of Spain, please note that through your continued use of Visuarios, this Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to Spain and you consent to that transfer.

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.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites Visuarios allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements to the Visuarios Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on Visuarios. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see. Visuarios does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Visuarios to show an advertisement to a certain audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the characteristics of the audience they are attempting to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of Visuarios, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you. We recommend you consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Visuarios' privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Visuarios has agreements or is in the process of establishing agreements with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks: 24/7 Real Media, Inc. http://www.247realmedia.com/privacy.html Adbrite, Inc. http://www.adbrite.com/mb/privacy.php DoubleClick http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy 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

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 privacy@visuarios.com.

Privacy Policy
Effective August 26, 2005: About MySpace.com MySpace.com is an online service that allows our members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends. MySpace members can view each others' profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new friends on the service, share photos, post journals and comments, and describe their interests. To enrich our members' experience, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends. MySpace members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them. MySpace.com cares deeply about online privacy If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@myspace.com. Information Collection and Use by MySpace.com MySpace.com collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the MySpace.com service. MySpace.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other. MySpace.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the MySpace.com social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join MySpace, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network Users within a personal network communicate on MySpace.com with each other through the MySpace.com service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, MySpace.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, and schools and/or companies where users may have attended or worked. We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their "notification" setting to "Do not send me notification emails" in the user "Account Settings"

From time to time, MySpace.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on myspace.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply. Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members MySpace members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. MySpace.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations MySpace.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from MySpace.com may contact MySpace.com to request the removal of their information from our database. MySpace members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal MySpace address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses. You may prevent MySpace.com email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject "BLOCK" to privacy@myspace.com Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block. Use of Cookies MySpace.com uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from MySpace.com in order to use most functions on the site Please note that MySpace allows 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the MySpace Privacy Policy. Links MySpace.com contains links to sites. MySpace.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on MySpace.com. Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that

information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. Correcting/Updating or Removing Information MySpace.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info. Email Choice/Opt-out Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. Users who do not wish to receive MySpace.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me MySpace newsletters' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and MySpace.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future. Third Party Advertising Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by MySpace.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers 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. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by MySpace.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Security MySpace.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords MySpace.com takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time For any additional information about the security measures we use on MySpace.com, please contact us a privacy@myspace.com Sharing and Disclosure of Information MySpace.com Collects Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, MySpace will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by MySpace.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the MySpace.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. MySpace reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of MySpace or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days. Contacting the Web Site If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: privacy@myspace.com (8391 Beverly Blvd, #349, Los Angeles, CA 90048)


				
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