Effective as of September 21, 2015
AroundMe is based, and this website is hosted, in the United States of America. If you are from the European Union, Canada or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law and you are registering an account on the Site, visiting the Site, purchasing products or services from AroundMe or the Site, or otherwise using the Site, please note that any personally identifiable information that you provide to AroundMe may be transferred to or utilized by AroundMe or its affiliates in the United States. Any such personally identifiable information provided may be processed and stored in the United States by AroundMe or a service provider acting on its behalf.
If you are opposed to any of the terms listed below, we ask that you please abstain from using AroundMe.
1. Information Collected
AroundMe understands the importance of maintaining your privacy, and strives to provide services with your security in mind. You will be asked for consent if your personal information is to be used in a way other than originally intended. For us to identify which areas of AroundMe are used the most and provide statistical analysis of the site, we will record information such as your browser type, IP address, timestamp information and the pages you've viewed. This will help us make site enhancements and offer you the highest quality experience possible
AroundMe will ask you for and keep a record of personal information, including name, email address, login time, and Facebook profile photo. You may change these details and settings on your account page. Submissions you make through AroundMe may be saved or exhibited publicly on the website, in order to provide the most complete version of our services. "Submissions" refers to any material you post to AroundMe or information displayed on your profile.
AroundMe may also collect information about how Users use the Site, for example, by tracking the number of unique views received by the pages of the Site, or the domains and Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses from which Users originate. While not all of the information that AroundMe collects from Users is personally identifiable, it may be associated with personally identifiable information that Users provide AroundMe through the Site or otherwise. Additionally, certain information regarding your computer systems, network locations, IP address and software may be communicated to AroundMe in certain circumstances by the digital rights management systems associated with certain Content that you download or access via the Site in order to prevent unauthorized use or distribution of the associated Content. Non-personally identifiable information collected by AroundMe (such as patterns of utilization) is exclusively owned by AroundMe and may be used as it sees fit in accordance with applicable law.
We will record certain information that you provide in feedback, questions, or registered complaints in order to efficiently respond to your questions or concerns.
2. Information Disclosure
By reading this, you acknowledge and accept that AroundMe is not responsible for information that may be intercepted while being transferred through the Internet. By reading this, you also release AroundMe from any claims that surface due to information interception. Even though you may find links and access to unaffiliated third-party sites on AroundMe, we are not accountable for any privacy practices related to those companies or websites. Please make sure you take time to read the privacy practices of these websites as well.
AroundMe collects personally identifiable information, such as your name and e-mail address, with your knowledge and consent and uses your personal information to administer the Site and deliver the services you have requested. AroundMe may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from AroundMe and its affiliates. AroundMe may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
3. How This Information is Used
Information related to user behavior may be disclosed to third parties in connection with a present or future business partnership. This includes information relating to users that have clicked advertising banners and the number of users visiting our site.
When you visit AroundMe, you will see advertisements from third parties displayed on the site. Information about your visit to the site may be used by these companies, not including your name, email address, or telephone number. This helps them choose advertisements that you would find most interesting. If you would like more information about not having your information used by third parties, please visit: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of www.AroundMe.com to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
4. Cookies and Web Beacons
5. Security of Personal Information
AroundMe maintains reasonable and appropriate measures to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. AroundMe secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled environment. You are responsible for ensuring that the computer systems that you use to access the Site have appropriate security controls enabled and you expressly assume the risk of any unauthorized disclosure or intentional intrusion, or of any delay, failure, interruption or corruption of data or other information transmitted in connection with the use of the Site. You are solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensure compatibility of all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements necessary for your access to and use of the Web Site, or any part thereof.
Information about Users that is maintained on AroundMe’s systems is protected using industry standard security measures. In order to secure your personal information, access to your data is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Site. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and AroundMe cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. AroundMe is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site by any Users or third parties.
AroundMe is not responsible for the acts and omission of any third parties related to the security of your connection to the Web Site.
7. Compliance with the California Privacy Protection Act; DO NOT TRACK
If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to AroundMe through the Web Site, you are entitled by law to request certain information regarding any disclosure that may have been made by AroundMe to third parties of personal information for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, send an email to [email protected] specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Privacy Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response. AroundMe is required to respond to only one request per customer each year, and is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the above email address.
We will not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes if you request that we do not do so. If you would like more information about not having your information used by third parties, or if you would like to make such an opt-out request, you may send us an email at [email protected].
When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what personal information you do not want us to share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please note that there is no charge for controlling the sharing of your personal information or for processing this request. At this time, AroundMe is unable to universally respond to “Do Not Track” or other “opt-out” mechanisms that have been activated by a user through their web browser, and except as otherwise provided herein, does not alter its policies if a user activates such mechanism.
8. Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Act
We have taken the necessary measures to conform to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Our site, services and products are directed for use by people over the age of 13. We do not collect information from anyone under the age of 13, in any circumstance.
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