1. Your Consent
2. The Types of Information you may Provide
3. Site-Directed Personally Identifiable Information; Our Uses of this Information
We will not sale or share Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us via the Website with any third party, other than as expressly disclosed in this Policy. We collect information from Visitors and Members at different points on our Website and use this information as follows:
3.1. Registration Information; In order to participate as a Member and to use our website, we require that you complete the registration process: (i) create a username, (ii) create a password, (iii) verify that you are at least 18 years old, (iv) provide an email address, (v) provide your city, (vi) specify the country in which you reside. We also give you the option of providing your full name, which helps us should you forget your password. The registration process provides you with a username and password, which allows you to gain access to the Website and Facilities depending on the type of membership that you have obtained. Our system relies on usernames as the public "identifier" for each Member.
3.2. Billing Information. If you become a Paid Member by paying for optional services, we provide several different payment methods including credit cards, debit cards and Paypal. SAF SOCIAL handles electronic payments by submitting billing information that you provide on our Site to a third-party vendor. Any billing information sent by SAF SOCIAL to our third-party vendor is intended solely to allow said third party to process payment. Any personal information that we collect when processing payments made through "traditional" methods will be treated as Personally Identifiable Information.
3.3. Email Addresses. You have the option of opting-in or opting-out of receiving e-mail notifications relating to our Site, including for example, notifications that you have received a message from another Member.
3.4. Communications with Other Members. By registering on the Website, Members indicate an interest in exchanging information with other Members, subject to any Privacy Controls imposed.
3.5. Other Information Exchanges. The Website allows Members (i) to provide and receive information in a range of forms and on a variety of topics, and (ii) to engage in other activities through Website discussions that may include, at the option of the user, an exchange of Personally Identifiable Information. In these instances, we use any information you provide to us strictly for the purposes for which you submit the information.
3.6. Use of Profiles. We provide "searches" in which Visitors performing searches will be able to see a synopsis of your profile, and an image from your profile may be displayed internally on our website. You have the option of opting-out of "mini-searches." Please be aware that all Members will be able to view your Content unless you block certain members. SAF SOCIAL provides the ability to block members.
3.7. Forums and Chat Rooms. As part of our service, we offer forums and chat rooms on our Site. We make only your username available to other users of these Facilities. Any comments you contribute to the online dialogue is at your discretion in what you submit to other member in these exchanges.
3.8. Surveys and Contests. Periodically, we may initiate surveys or contests at SAF SOCIAL and we may request Personally Identifiable Information from you in connection with such surveys and contests. You are free to choose whether you participate in a survey or contest. The information we request may include contact information, and this information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and appeal of our Site. We will notify you of relevant details in connection with asking for your participation in such surveys or contests.
4. Your Responsibility for Member-Directed Information
5. Anonymous, Aggregate Information
We use Anonymous Information to analyze the effectiveness of our Site, to improve our Facilities, and for other similar purposes. In addition, from time to time, we may undertake or commission statistical and other summary analyses of the general behavior and characteristics of users using our Facilities and the characteristics of Visitors at our Site, and may share Anonymous Information with third parties. Rest assured, though, that Anonymous Information provided to third parties will not allow anyone to identify you, or determine anything personal about you. We may collect Anonymous Information through features of the software that supports our Facilities, through cookies, and through other means described below.
5.2. Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies can be used to provide you with a tailored user experience and to make it easier for you to use a website upon a future visit. We may include cookies on our Website and use them to recognize you when you return to our Website. You may set your browser so that it does not accept cookies.
6. Any Information Linked with Your Personally Identifiable Information is Protected as "Personally Identifiable Information"
7. We will not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to unaffiliated third parties without your express consent, except in the following limited circumstances:
7.1. SAF SOCIAL Site Vendors. We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, such as maintaining the Website, providing services related to the Site, collecting information, responding to and sending electronic mail, or other functions necessary to our business. We may need to share your Personally Identifiable Information with these companies (collectively, "Site Vendors"). We will provide Site Vendors with only that Personally Identifiable Information that is necessary to perform their functions, and we will inform them that they may not use said Personally Identifiable Information for any other purpose.
7.2. Harm. We may reveal your Personally Identifiable Information to attorneys or law enforcement agencies if we believe (i) that you are at risk of harm from another, or (ii) that you are harming or interfering (or will imminently harm or interfere) with others or violating (either intentionally or unintentionally) our Terms or otherwise violating legal rights.
7.3. Legal. SAF SOCIAL will reveal your Personally Identifiable Information to the extent we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information we may attempt to notify you via the email address you supplied during registration within a reasonable amount of time before we respond to the request, unless such notification is not permitted.
8. Additional Tools for Protecting Your Privacy
We recognize that users may provide more personal information than they intend, or should. We provide a range of features to assist our Members seeking to preserve an appropriate level of privacy, including the following:
8.1. Privacy Controls. We provide you with privacy controls, that allow you to: (i) designate your profile as "offline," (ii) "block" certain Members; and (iii) designate certain uploaded visual content as "public," or "friends only" (collectively, our "Privacy Controls"). You have the ability to "block" specific Members. When posting photographs, video, and other visual content on our Site, you can designate the image as either public or friends only. All Members, and potentially Site Visitors, can view content marked "public," and only those Members that you give permission to can view your uploaded content that is marked "friends only.”
Please employ the Privacy Controls, or choose carefully the information you post on your profile, and that you provide to other Members. You should take care if you choose to include information that personally identifies you, such as your telephone number, street address, last name, email address, and any photographs that could easily identify you or where you are located.
8.2. Reporting of Problems. If you feel that you or one of your friends have been harassed or bullied on our Site, or that users have infringed upon your privacy or violated our Code of Conduct, please report your concerns as set out in our Terms.
9. Changing or Removing Information
9.1. Discretionary Account Information. To allow appropriate control over Personally Identifiable Information, you can access your account (after supplying your username and password) to change or update discretionary information that you have previously submitted.
9.2. Deleting Information. If you request, we will remove your name and all other Personally Identifiable Information from our databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions.
We have put in place security systems designed to prevent unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, personally identifiable Site-Directed Information that you provide to us, and we take all reasonable steps to secure and safeguard this Information. Our site's password-protected section requires users to give us unique identifiers such as their username and password. Moreover, we store all Site-Directed Personally Identifiable Information in a secure fashion. SAF SOCIAL employees (and employees of our affiliates and Site Vendors) are required to acknowledge that they understand and will abide by our policies with respect to the confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information. Moreover, we provide access to our databases containing Personally Identifiable Information on a need-to-know basis only.
Our security systems are therefore structured to deter and prevent hackers and others from accessing information you provide to us. Please understand, though, that this information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided by or submitted to SAF SOCIAL. Due to the nature of Internet communications and evolving technologies, we cannot provide, and disclaim, assurance that the information you provide us will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.
11. Modification of Policy
We reserve the right to modify, in our sole discretion, this Policy. If we modify this Policy, any such modifications will take effect proactively, upon your subsequent access to the Website. If we modify this Policy then we may, in our sole discretion, inform you of any changes by posting a notice on our Site.
12. Relationship to Terms and Other Contracts
14. Contact Us
15. Effective Date
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