1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
a. Account information. We ask for and store information about you when you create an account on the Site, such as your email address, your FanficOverflow username and your password. We use your email address, FanficOverflow username and password to create your account. We use your email address to help you reset your password, curb spamming, send you updates, provide services to you in connection with the Site, and to contact you on behalf of other users sending you messages, compliments, and the like. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive email communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.
b. Information you choose to share—public content. By posting information which you choose to share, such as posting stories, blogging, uploading photos and videos, sending compliments, filling out your public profile, and voting on other users' poll, you understand that such information will be considered public content—to be display to the public, as well as used for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your public content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your public content.
c. Activity and log data. We automatically store information related to your use of the Site, such as the pages you view on the Site, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, browser language, referring URL, and the date and time of your visit. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.
e. Feedback. You should feel free to give us feedback, register a complaint, or ask questions about the Site. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.
2. Transfer of Information to Third Parties
a. Third party service providers. We may use third parties to provide technical and customer support, perform tracking and reporting functions, conduct quality assurance testing, perform payment processing and provide other services in connection with the Site. We may share information about you with them so that they can perform the services they are required to perform, but they are not permitted to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
b. Aggregate information. We may share non-personal information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.
3. Special Note to International Users
The Site may contain links to third party Sites with which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party Sites.
5. Our Policy Towards Children
The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at [email protected] If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
7. Changing or Deleting Your Information. All users may review, update, correct or delete the personal information in their user account by contacting us or by editing their profile via the Service. If you completely delete all of your personal information, then your user account may become deactivated. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
9. Dispute Resolution
Effective Date: August 15, 2012
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