INFORMATION WE COLLECT
OG collects (1) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (2) information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect when you visit OG or that you provide us.
INTERACTION WITH SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES
We will not share any of your Personal Information back to a SNS, other than as follows: we may post to Facebook (or another SNS) a promotion of your Guide (if you write one and we publish it), which may include your name as the author.
OG also may permit additional interactions between it and a third party website, service, or other content provider, such as enabling you to “like” or share content to a third party SNS. If you choose to “like” or share content, or to otherwise share information from or via our Service with a third party site or service, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to information about you and your use of our Service (and we may have access to information about you from that third party). These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Your interactions with third parties through an SNS or similar features are governed by the respective privacy policies of those third parties.
You represent that you are entitled to use your SNS account for the purposes described herein without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern the SNS, and without obligating OG to pay any fees or making OG subject to any usage limitations imposed by such SNS. You can disable the link between your OG Profile and your SNS account at any time though the “Settings” section of our Service. Please note that your relationship with any SNS is governed solely by your agreement(s) with such SNS. If your SNS account terminates, then functions enabled through the link between your OG Profile and your SNS account will terminate as well.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED
The Personal Information you input if you submitted a Guide will be displayed in connection with your profile as an Oliver. If you opt to receive future communication from OG, your email address will be used to deliver electronic communication. Any demographic information you input is used to understand our member demographics, so that we can improve the Site for our members. Your information will not be shared with any organizations or companies under any circumstance, within the limits of the law.
Contests and Surveys. OG may provide its users the opportunity to participate in contests and surveys on the Site. Should you chose to participate in a OG contest or survey, OG will request certain Personal Information from you. Participation in these contests and surveys is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested Personal Information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address), and demographic information (such as zip code, number of children and gender). OG may use a third party service provider to conduct OG contests and surveys; that company will be prohibited from using OG users’ Personal Information for any other purpose. OG will not share the Personal Information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties without first providing prior notice and seeking consent to such use.
Invite Friends. If you choose to use the OG referral service to tell a friend about the OG site, OG will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. OG will send a one-time invitation to join OG email and will not store and/or retain your friend’s email address.
Information Sharing and Disclosure. OG shares aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and/or advertisers and/or investors. This information does not identify individual users. OG may use it to learn about the geographic location of our users or other ways to make the experience better for our users/members. OG will also use the information to report aggregate statistics on site utilization to the investors and/or partners and advertisers in order to improve the user experience and to better enable OG to continue offering the Site.
Service Providers. We may use an outside company to maintain the back end of the OG Site. This company does not retain, share, store, or use Personal Information for any other purposes.
Log Files. As is true of most Web sites, OG gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data. OG uses this information – which does not identify individual users – to analyze trends, to administer the Site, to track users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about OG’s user base as a whole. OG does not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
Mobile Device Identifiers. Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and OG or our third-party service providers may receive such device information if you access the Site through mobile devices. Certain features of the OG Site may require collection of mobile phone numbers, and we may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, OG or our third-party service providers may receive this information.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Computer from OG’s third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Clear GIFs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs). Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in OG web pages and/or e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. OG may use clear GIFs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows OG to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Third Party Advertisers. The Site displays various sized rotating advertising banners and/or buttons. OG shares aggregate, non-personal information only with those organizations/companies to let them know if their advertisement is being “clicked.”
Business Transitions. In the event OG goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.
Your California Privacy Rights. Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California, a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed certain personally identifiable information as defined under California law during the preceding year for third party direct marketing purposes. You are limited to one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. You may request the information in writing at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. OG does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via the Site from visitors in this age group.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This Site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by OG. Please be aware that OG is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. Links to other sites do not signify our endorsing their information. OG will not give any of your Personal Information to the owners / administrators of these linked sites. However, if you decide to give any identifying information to the sponsors of these sites (for example purchasing an item) be advised that OG is not responsible for the ways in which the owners/administrators of these linked sites use the information that you give to them. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
CONTACT AND OPT-OUT INFORMATION
Legal Disclaimer. Though OG makes every effort to preserve your privacy, OG may need to disclose your personal information when required by law wherein OG has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order, or legal process served on the Site.
Security. The security of your personal information is important to OG. OG follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and retention/storage of it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while OG strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, OG cannot guarantee absolute security.