The iCWeekly Network is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This document discloses the privacy practices for the iCWeekly Network and its affiliate sites including:
• What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
• What organization is collecting the information
• How the information is used
• With whom the information may be shared
• What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
• What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under the Networks control
• How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
1. Information We Collect
Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and personalized experience while using our services. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier and quicker.
To fully use our services, we ask that you sign up as a member via our Registration system, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information (your e-mail address).
Using server log files, we analyze trends. This information may include the URL that referred you to our site (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, and your general geographic location.
In addition, cookies are used on our site to maintain login information in order to make your browsing experience smoother and more enjoyable. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on our site. Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted at the end of a session. The other type of cookie we use is a ‘persistent’ cookie. This stays on your hard drive and we use this to automatically identify who you are. We use this cookie so that you do not need to log in manually every time you visit the site, if you are a registered user. The cookie itself contains no personally identifiable information. It only passes an ID to our server which allows us to tie the cookie to your account information. You are always free to decline or delete our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you will not be able to use certain features on our site. For example, if you disable cookies, you will need to log in manually each time you visit the site as we cannot use a cookie to remember who you are.
We use Google’s AdSense service to serve ads which generate the revenue necessary to keep the site free. Google sometimes uses a cookie to display more relevant ads, though absolutely no personally identifiable information is transmitted back to Google. You can easily opt out of Google’s interest-based ad cookie on this page.
2. Our Use of Your Information
We use your email address to send you site notifications, newsletters, and other communications that you have specifically requested. All email communication is strictly Opt-In.
In the event of suspected violation of our Terms of Service, the Network may review all of a user’s posted content.
3. Our Disclosure of Your Information
For example, we may be compelled to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. By using our site, you agree to allow us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
We will never rent or sell personally identifiable information about you to any third party.
We disclose usage trends and information in aggregate to advertisers and potential advertisers. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.
Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID, which is thereby disclosed to other users and third parties. Your User ID can be used to identify you and your activities throughout the Site. Other people can see your postings on the Site. Please be aware that if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you risk receiving unsolicited messages from other parties in return. The Network cannot be liable for any such communications. The Network does not disclose your email address to other users.
The Network cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights. Local, and international law enforcement agents can request and may be given your personally identifiable information.
5. Public Discussion
Where you make comments or forum posts, your User ID will also be given on the site allowing other users to, possibly, click on it to find out more about you. Your User ID and Public Profile are always publically available information.
6. Your Password
Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password by visiting the ‘My Profile‘ page on the Site.
When submitted to the Network, your password is encrypted in a way that it cannot be decrypted. It is stored in our database in its encrypted form. To verify login credentials, the password you submit is encrypted and compared to the entry in our database. The Network does not have access to your password and cannot recover it. You must reset it by visiting the Forgotten Password form.
7. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information
Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our forums or other message areas.
You can at any time request that your account information be removed from our database. Please contact us if you would like your personal information removed. We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to removal requests.
8. Other Information Collectors
9. Data Security
While the Network endeavors to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, you should be aware that transmissions to and from our servers are not encrypted. Despite that, as mentioned in Section 6, passwords stored on our server are encrypted in a form that cannot be decrypted.
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via change to this policy. You will be able to decline such use by forfeiting your account.
11. Downloadable Software Disclaimer