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Docstoc, Inc. Privacy Policy
Thank y ou f or visiting Docstoc, Inc.'s ("Docstoc") Internet web site ("Site") located at the URL www.docstoc.com. This Priv acy Policy details certain
policies implemented throughout Docstoc gov erning the use of personally identif iable inf ormation about users of our Site and users of serv ices
av ailable through this Site (the "Serv ices").

Privacy Policy Updates
Due to the Internet's rapidly ev olv ing nature, and to attempt to make the user experience better and f or other aesthetic and business reasons Docstoc
may update this Priv acy Policy f rom time to time. If so, Docstoc will post its updated Priv acy Policy on our Site located at www.docstoc.com and we
may send registered users an email, so you are alway s aware of what inf ormation, including personally identif iable inf ormation, we may collect and
how we may use this inf ormation. If any modif ication is unacceptable to y ou, you shall cease using this Site and the Serv ices. If y ou do not cease using
this Site and the Serv ices, you will be deemed to hav e accepted the change(s).

Information Collection and Use
Y ou can generally v isit our Site without rev ealing any personally identif iable inf ormation about y ourself . Howev er, in certai n sections of this Site and
when y ou use our Serv ices, including as a subscriber, we may inv ite y ou to contact us with questions or comments or request inf ormation, p rov ide or
upload documents and other content (f or example, links to y our blog), contact us with f eedback, participate in surv ey s, questionnaires or contests,
recommend or rate content, or complete a registration f orm. Due to the nature of some of these activ ities, we may collect per sonally identif iable
inf ormation that y ou submit in y our prof ile, such as y our email address, gender, s chool, photo, age, phone number, postal address, city and occupation.
We may also collect additional personally identif iable inf ormation that you v oluntarily include in y our prof ile or your blog or transmit with y our
communications to us. If y ou are a registered user, (i) y ou may be able to send a request to add f riends to your network and send them messages and
we will collect their personally identif iable inf ormation that y ou use to contact them and (ii) other users will be able to v iew who has posted (f or
registered users), recommended or rated certain content or documents and may be able to comment on or rate the documents and other content y ou
hav e posted to the Site (if they are registered users). Additionally, other users will be able to v iew inf ormat ion about the documents y ou hav e posted,
such as the most recently posted documents and highest rated documents and we and other users may modify the tags or categori es of the
documents and other content you hav e posted to the Site (which will be associated with y our username if y ou are a registered user).
We may use y our personally identif iable inf ormation to register you to use our Site and Serv ices, deliv er certain serv ices, p rov ide notices regarding
serv ices or documents y ou hav e purchased or licensed, and v erify y our authority to enter our Site, improv e the content and general administration of
the Site and our Serv ices and display targeted adv ertising on web pages serv ed by the Site. We may use your email address, wi thout f urther consent,
f or administrativ e communications, to address copy right inf ringement or def amation or other v iolations of Terms of Serv ice issues, or to c ontact y ou
regarding any content that y ou hav e posted to or download ed f rom the Site. We may use and disclose Y our inf ormation if we believ e, in good f aith, that
it is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability ; to protect Docstoc f rom fraudulent, abusiv e, or unlawf ul uses; to inv estigate and
def end ourselv es against third-party claims or allegations; to assist gov ernment enf orcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Site; or
to protect the rights, property , or personal saf ety of Docstoc, our Users, or others. We may disclose User inf ormation to aff iliated companies or other
businesses or persons to: prov ide web site hosting, maintenance, and security serv ices; f ulf ill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer
certain f unctionality ; and assist us n improv ing the Site and creating new serv ices f eatures.

Children's Privacy
Docstoc recognizes the priv acy interests of children and we encourage par ents and guardians to take an activ e role in their children's o nline activ ities
and interests. This Site is not intended f or children under the age of 13. Docstoc does not target its Serv ices or this Site to children under 13. Docstoc
does not knowingly collect personally identif iable inf ormation f rom children under the age of 13. IF Y OU ARE UNDER 13 Y EARS O F AGE, THEN
PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE DOCSTOC SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. IF DOCSTOC LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY -
IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-Y EARS-OF-AG E HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE DOCSTOC SITE,
THEN DOCSTOC WILL TAKE THE AP PROPRIATE S TEP S TO DELE TE THIS INFORMATION.
IF Y OU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME DOCSTOC SUBSCRIBER, THEN PLEASE
CONTACT DOCSTOC AT PRIVACY @DOCSTOC.COM TO HAVE THA T CHILD'S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THA T MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING Y OUR
CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TY PES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE DOCSTOC DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE SITE S,
SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, AND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THEM, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT
THEM A S A PUBLIC SERVICE.
   OnGuard On line, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
   WiredSaf ety
   Netsmartz.org
   The Child Saf ety Network
   Control Kids
   Cy ber Sitter
   Net Nanny
Cookies
When y ou use or access the Docstoc Site we may use small text f iles containing a string of alphanumeric characters called cookie s to improv e ov erall
Site experience, among other things. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard driv e containing in f ormation about the user. Cookies
generally do not permit us to personally identify y ou. Docstoc may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie generally
disappears af ter you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after y ou close y our browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent
v isits to the Docstoc site or other web sites. Persistent cookies can generally be remov ed by you. Please rev iew y our web bro wser "Help " f ile to learn
the proper way to modify y our cookie settings and to remov e cookies. We may also use web beacons on our site and in emails that we send to y ou.
We may collect inf ormation regarding pages v isited, searches perf ormed, documents and prof iles v iewed, documents downloade d, documents
uploaded, rev iews and comments made.
Au tomatically Collected Information: When y ou access the Site or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain inf ormation
f rom y our system by using different types of tracking technology, including serv er logs. This "automatically collected" inf ormation may include Internet
Protocol address ("IP Address"), a unique dev ice or user ID, version of sof tware installed, system ty pe, browser used, the co ntent and pages that y ou
access on the Site, the dates and times that y ou v isit the Site, documents that y ou v iewed, uploaded or downloade d, and ads that y ou clicked on, and
inf ormation from y our Facebook account that y ou make publicly av ailable, which is prov ided to us by Facebook v ia the Facebook APIs. Like most Web
sites, our serv ers automatically record the page requests made when y ou visit our sites. These "serv er logs" ty pically include y our web request,
Internet Protocol address, browser ty pe, browser language, the date and time of y our request and one or more cookies th at may uniquely identify your
browser.

Aggregate Information
The Site may track the total number of v isitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser ty pe, a nd IP addresses, and we may
analy ze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such inf ormation will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate f orm only and it
will not contain personally identif iable inf ormation. We may use such aggregate inf ormation to analy ze trends, administer the Site, track users'
mov ement, and gather broad demographic inf ormation f or aggregate use.

Disclosure
We may prov ide y our personally identif iable inf ormation and the data generated by cookies, web beacons, logs, and the aggrega te inf ormation to the
v endors and serv ice agencies that we may engage to assist us in prov iding our Serv ices and adv ertising to y ou. Such third party entities may be
obligated to use y our personally identif iable inf ormation to prov ide the serv ices to us. We will disclose y our personally ide ntif iable inf ormation if we
reasonably believ e we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any gov ernmental inv estigation, includi ng upon receipt of what we
believ e may be a v alid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction ov er Docstoc or not. (Please note that Docstoc reserv es the right to
assert that only the Federal District Court of the Central District of Calif ornia, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court, hav e jurisdiction, and
subpoenas f rom outside those jurisdictions must be "domesticated," though we are not obligated to do so.) We will not sell y our personally identif iable
inf ormation to any company or organization, howev er, we may transf er y our personally identif iable inf ormation to a successor entity upon a merger,
consolidation or other corporate reorgani zation in wh ich Docstoc participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Docstoc's assets to which
this Site relates.

Profile Information
When y ou create a Docstoc account, some inf ormation about y our account and y our account activ ity may be prov ided to other Docstoc users. This
may include the date y ou opened y our account, the date y ou last logged into y our account, y our age (if y ou choose to make it public), the number of
documents y ou hav e uploaded, download ed, and v iewed.
Y our Docstoc account name, not y our email address, is display ed to other users when y ou engage in certain activ ities on Docst oc. Other users can
contact y ou by leav ing a message or comment on the Site.
Any documents that y ou submit may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other Docstoc users or the
general public.
Y ou may also choose to add personal inf ormation which may include y our name, gender, prof ile picture or other details, such a s company name and
y our job title, that will be v isible to other users on y our Docstoc account page. We may prov ide y our company name and y our j ob title (if you elected to
complete those sections of y our user prof ile) to third parties, such as adv ertising networks and other companies.

DocStore Users
We may prov ide y our personally identif iable inf ormation and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate inf ormation to th e v endors and serv ice
agencies that we may engage to assist us in prov iding our Serv ices to y ou. Such third party entities may be obligated to use y our personally identif iable
inf ormation solely to prov ide the serv ices to us. We will disclose y our personally identif iable inf ormation if we reasonably believ e we are required to do
so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any gov ernmental inv estigation. We will not sell y our personally identif iable inf ormation to any company or
organi zation except we may transf er your personally identif iable inf ormation to a successor entity upon a merger, consol idation or other corporate
reorgani zation in which Docstoc participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Docstoc's assets to which this Site relates.

Links to Third Party Sites/Opt-Out for Non-PII Collection for Network
Services
We use third-party adv ertising companies and adv ertising networks to serv e ads to y ou on our behalf when y ou v isit our Web site. These, an d other
companies may use inf ormation (not including y our name, address email address or telephone number, but including y our com pany name and job title
gathered f rom y our prof ile inf ormation) about y our v isits to this and other Web sites in order to prov ide adv ertisements abou t goods and serv ices of
interest to you. They may do this by using cookies and web beacons, among other things. (See, e.g.,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacons.) Some
third parties might use the DoubleClick DART cookie in the ads serv ed on the Site. When users v isit the Site and either v iew or click on an ad, a cookie
may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered f rom these cookies will be used to help better serv e and manage ads on our Site.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by v isiting the adv ertising opt-out page. We may use Google AdSense, and so the priv acy policies
pertaining to Google AdS ense ads are integrated herein by ref erence. Users are encouraged to read the Google AdSense priv acy policies
here: http://www.go ogle.com/priv acy _ads.html, and the DoubleClick priv acy policies here: http://www.google.com/doubleclick/priv acy/. Docstoc
participates in the Bizographic Targ eting Network ("BTN"). Y ou may opt out of BTN targeted ads at http://www.bi zo.com/business_audience/opt_out.
The priv acy policies pertaining to Bizo and BTN ads are integrated herein by ref erence. Users are encouraged to read the Bizo / BTN priv acy polici es
here:http://www.bizo.com/business_audience/priv acy _policy . Although we may attempt to contractually limit what third party adv ertising companies and
networks do, we hav e no ability to monitor or control what they do. Recently some adv ertising companies and networks hav e bee n sued f or allegedly
using what are called local shared objects or re-spawning cookies (including by using Adobe® f lash cookies). Although we attempt to contractually
require that these companies shall always allow the end-user (y ou) to easily and completely uninstall any means of tracking the end-user without
regenerating the means of such tracking, we cannot assure that this will occur and, theref ore, y ou consent to these types of practices. If you would like
more inf ormation about what many adv ertising companies and adv ertising networks do and t o know some of y our choices about not hav ing this
inf ormation used by the companies that are member of the Network Adv ertising Initiativ e, please
v isithttp://www.networkadv ertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. We cannot assure that all of our third-party adv ertising companies and adv ertising networks
are members of the Network Adv ertising Initiative, or that they comply with the policies of the Network Adv ertising Initiativ e.

Security
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect y our personally identif iable i nf ormation
f rom loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Docstoc may use encry ption, password protection, and other security measures to
help prev ent unauthorized access to your personally identif iable inf ormation. Y OU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF
Y OUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY
OF ANY INFORMATION Y OU TRANSMIT TO US, AND Y OU DO SO AT Y OUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE Y OUR TRANSMISSION OF
INFORMATION, WE MAKE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SY STEMS. HOWEVER, PLEASE
NOTE THA T THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THA T SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROY ED BY
BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHY SICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SY STEMS BREACH,
THEN WE MAY ATTE MP T TO NOTIFY Y OU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT Y OU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PRO TECTIVE S TEP S. WE MAY POST
A NOTICE ON THE SITE IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE Y OU LIVE, Y OU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO
RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING.

Notice to European Users
The inf ormation y ou enter on this Site or otherwise prov ide to DOCSTOC may be transf erred outside of the European Union to the United States of
America which does not offer an equiv alent lev el of protection to that required in the European Union. In particular, y ou are adv ised that the United
States of America uses a sectoral model of priv acy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, gov ernmental regulation, a nd self -regulation. Article 26
of the European Union's Data Protection Directiv e (Directiv e 95/46/EC, 1995 O.J. (L 281) 31) allows f or transf er of personal data from the European
Union to a third country if the indiv idual has unambiguously giv en his consent to the transf er of personal inf ormation, regar dless of the third country 's
lev el of protection. By agreeing to the terms of use and this priv acy policy , y ou consent to the transf er of all such inf ormation to the United States of
America which may not off er an equiv alent lev el of protection to that required in the European Union and to the processing of that inf ormation by
DOCSTOC on its serv ers located in the United States of America as described in this Priv acy Policy .

Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information
Docstoc prov ides y ou with the ability to rev iew, correct and delete any of y our user prof ile. Inf ormation y ou post in other areas of the Site cannot be
deleted. If you wish to rev iew or correct any prof ile inf ormation y ou hav e prov ided to us, y ou may submit a request to us at the contact email below or
access y our account online.
If y ou hav e any questions regarding this Priv acy Policy please contact us via email at
Priv acy @docstoc.com.
This Priv acy Policy was last updated: September 16, 2010
This Priv acy Policy is eff ectiv e as of: September 16, 2010

				
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