Dated March 31, 2008
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)
Each Contributing User will be required to create an account through the Website so that such Contributing User’s Story may be accessed by such Contributing User after the initial creation of that Story. In order to create an account, we may ask any such Contributing User to provide information such as, but not limited to, that person’s name and email address (all such information, “Personal Information”), that may be Personally Identifiable Information. Once a Contributing User has created an account on the Website, that Contributing User may modify the Personal Information stored in that Contributing User’s account at any time by accessing the “[My Account]” section of the site. We will also collect user submitted information including but not limited to reviews of and comments on Stories, and feedback about the Website. We may retain any emails, letters, messages, postings, or other correspondence between you and CCH to ensure quality control and the best possible service, although we have no obligation to do so.
You should be aware that if you upload, post, and/or distribute to the Website material, including but not limited to, PII, questions, feedback, reviews, data, comments, ratings, suggestions, information, text, data, software, sounds, photographs, podcasts, audio, audiovisual, video, images, graphics, messages, Stories and other content or materials of any nature (“User Submitted Materials”), those materials and the substantive information contained in them may be accessible by third parties.Information and User Submitted Materials provided on or through the Website by a Contributing User may be accessible to other Users. The activities of third parties are beyond the control of CCH. Please do not submit any information that you expect to keep private for posting on the public areas of the Website.
Use of Personally Identifiable Information. We do not intentionally provide PII to third parties except as set forth below, nor will we knowingly make PII available to other Users.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information that, by itself, cannot be tracked to a specific individual. Examples of non-personally identifiable information include, but are not limited to, log files, web beacons, the type of internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, your IP address, the time and date of your use of the Website, and whether or not you clicked on hypertext links within the Website. We may collect non-personally identifiable information while you use the Website.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may use the non-personally identifiable information to generate user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners, and that we may use to enhance your experience using and generally improve the Website. If we provide any such information to others, we will provide such information in the aggregate only and will not include any personally identifiable information about any individual users. We may also use the non-personally identifiable information to generate statistics that we may provide to you and to other Users of the Website. We also may provide non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform services related to the Website for us.
We may use information you submit to or through the Website to send you email messages and other notifications relating to the Website and your use of the Website. We reserve the right to notify you through e-mail, facsimiles, text or voice messages, written or hard copy notices, messages posted to your user account, or notices posted on the CCH websites, as determined by CCH in our discretion.Notwithstanding the foregoing, CCH reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our customers or web site users. By using the Website, you consent to receiving such notifications.
Where applicable, you may opt-out of receiving certain notifications through the Website by sending an email to us at email@example.com; opting-out of such notifications, however, will limit the effectiveness of the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no User may opt-out of receiving notifications relating to support of the Website or other notices as required by law. If we have provided any third party with your personal information, you will have to contact the third-party directly with any opt-out request.
Other Sharing of Information
In the event that we, in whole or in part, establish a partnership with another company [or are acquired by or merged with another company], information we collect may be transferred to the partner [or the acquiring or merging company] at the time such [merger, acquisition, or] partnership is closed and to the extent necessary to fulfill our obligations under such [merger, acquisition, or] partnership.
The Website is not for use or access by persons under the age of 13, and we do not target persons under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will purge any information we receive from people we believe to be children under 13 from our database and cancel the corresponding accounts.
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure, but we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. We cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure of such information. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.
Compromise of Personal Information
Please direct any questions that you may have regarding our Privacy Statement at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.