Privacy Policy


Memorial Software Inc. (the company that operates MemorializeMe.com and is referred to herein as the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) understands how important the privacy of personal information is to our users (“you” or “your”). We understand that your privacy matters and we respect your privacy choices. We are committed to protecting your privacy, and we believe in being transparent about what information we collect and how we us it.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and considered part of our Terms and Conditions Agreement. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in the Terms and Conditions Agreement.

We have created this Privacy Policy in order to disclose our use of personal data you give to us when you access or use our website at www.memorializeme.com, our mobile app and other our other online products and services (collectively, our “Services”) and to explain how we collect, use and share information when you register for, access, or otherwise use our Services.

This Privacy Policy applies to anyone in the world use our Services. This Privacy Policy covers only data collected through our Services and not any other data collection or processing, including, without limitation, data collection practices of other web pages to which we link or data that we collect offline or through websites, products, or services that do not display a direct link to this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information Collected and Utilized. The information we collect falls into two categories: information you actively provide (for instance when you create an account); and information we collect through your use of our Services.

1.1      Information You Provide. When you create an account to use or access our Services, post Content to our Site, send messages, participate in message boards, provide payment information or otherwise actively send information or data through the use of our Services, we collect all the data and information you provide us. In each such instance, you will know what data we collect, because you actively submit it.

(a)       Personal Information. If you choose to register or update an existing member profile with us or access certain functionality on the Site, you may be required to submit Personal Information. “Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address. Some of our interactive tools and services may request you to submit health information, which would also be considered Personal Information. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to us. Inaccurate information will affect your experience when using the Site and Services and our ability to contact you as described in this Privacy Policy.

(b)       Registration. Access to our interactive tools and services may be limited to users who have registered. Some of our tools do not retain your Personal Information, while others store your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. See also the Section below on Mobile Device Applications. You may also be asked to provide authorization for uses of personal information in addition to what is in this Privacy Policy when you use certain tools, such as providing personal information to a sponsor of the tool. We will not make any use of your personal information in addition to this Privacy Policy unless you provide such additional consent in connection with the specific tool at the time you submit Personal Information in order to use the tool. We allow you a secure place to gather, store, manage and share your Personal Information and provide tools and Services to better manage your health and the health of your family. Some of these Services require additional registration. Our Health Manager has the ability to use Personal Information that you provide to send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages. However, we do not allow any third parties to place beacons or cookies or to gather any data about you in connection with your use of our Health Manager. Furthermore, we do not use any information that you submit in connection with that tool to deliver any advertisements to you on or off of the Site.

(c)       Market Research. From time to time, we may conduct online research surveys through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating in a survey, we may ask you to enter Personal Information. The Personal Information you submit in a survey may be used by us for research and measurement purposes, as described below, including measuring the effectiveness of Content, advertising or programs. When our market research surveys collect Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13. Market research surveys conducted by or on our behalf will contain a link to this Privacy Policy.

 

(d)      Community, Health Communities, Blogs and Other Public Forums. We feature several community areas and other public forums where users with similar interests or medical conditions can share information and support one another or where users can post questions for experts to answer. We also offer online discussions moderated by healthcare experts. Our communities are open to the public and should not be considered private Any information (including Personal Information) you share in any online community area including a chat room, Health Community, Ask Our Expert posting or online discussion is by design open to the public and is not private. You should think carefully before posting any Personal Information in any public forum. What you post can be seen, disclosed to or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we cannot control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes. As with any public forum on any site, the information you post may also show up in third-party search engines. If you mistakenly post Personal Information in our Community areas and would like it removed, you can send us an email to request that we remove it by using the Contact Us link on every page of the Site. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your Personal Information.

(e)        Newsletters & Emails to You. At registration and at various times as you use the Site, you will be given the option of providing us with Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational/promotional newsletters – such as a newsletter relating to a specific health condition – via email from us and/or directly from third parties. From time to time we make subscriptions to our newsletters available on third party websites. If you sign up for one of our newsletters on a third party site the site will provide us with your Personal Information such as your email address and we may use that information as described in this Privacy Policy as though you had provided it directly to us. When you sign up for our email newsletters on Site or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional promotional newsletters from us or our Sponsors. You can unsubscribe from a newsletter by following the directions included at the bottom of the newsletter or logging in to the Site and unchecking the newsletters you no longer wish to receive under the “My Profile” section.

(f)       Sharing Info. The Services may integrate with social sharing features and other related tools which let you share actions you take on our Services with other apps, sites, or media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the social sharing service. Please refer to the privacy policies of those social sharing services for more information about how they handle the data you provide to or share through them. If you elect to use our sharing features we may collect information from such social sharing service such as you mobile address book contacts or social media friends or followers, including names, phone numbers, email addresses and social media handles, if available.  If you use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about a feature on our Site, we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site using your name and email address as the “from” email address. We do not use your friend’s email information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the requested email to your friend.

(g)       Your Content. We collect information or other Content that you may post while using our Services or actions that you take while using our Services, including how you interact with our Services, preferences expressed and settings chosen. We collect this information whether you post it directly to our Services or via a third-party service.

(h)      Location. Whenever you access our Services, we may derive your approximate location from your IP address and use this information to customize your experience on our Site.

(i)       Meta-Data. When you post things like photos on our Services, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo.

(j)       Tokens. We receive information when you choose to connect social media or other third party accounts and applications with your account, including a token to authenticate your identity between these accounts.

(k)      Communications. We receive and store the messages you send to and receive from other users through use of our Services. If you send a SMS message to any person through use of our Services, we receive SMS data including the date and time of the SMS message, the parties’ phone numbers, and the content of the SMS message. We also will store any communications between you and us relating to our Services;

(l)       Payment Information. If you choose to access or subscribe to our Premium Services, you will be required to enter your credit card information (“Payment Details”) through our Services to us and the Payment Service Provider retained by us (the “PSP”). We do not store your credit card information on our servers as all payment processing is handled by our PSP

(m)     Emails You Send to Us. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information, content, business information, ideas, concepts or inventions that you send to us by email. If you want to keep content or business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email to us.

1.2      Information Collected Through Use of Our Services. As part of the standard operation of our Services, we automatically collect information from your mobile device or computer, including, but not limited to, your browser type, operating system, IP address and the domain name from which you accessed the Site, and if you are accessing our Site with your mobile device, type of mobile device. In addition we may record the actions you take when using our Services. Examples of the types of information that we collect through your use of our Services includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a)       Usage Information. We collect certain information when you use our Services, including (i) information about your interaction with our Services, (ii) the actions you take when using our Services, (iii) your interaction with other people on and through the use of our Services (including your interactions with third party applications); and (iv) device information, such as unique device identifiers, wireless service provider or mobile carrier, operating system information, IP address, browser type and language. In some cases we do this through the use of cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies that create and maintain unique identifiers. To learn more about these technologies, please see our Cookie Statement at Section 16.

(b)      Location Information. We will collect location information based on, for example, your phone’s GPS coordinates, or your computer or device’s IP address, unless you configure your operating system settings to prevent our collection of location information;

(c)       Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We may also collect certain information through the use of “Cookies” and other tracking technologies (please see our Cookie Statement below). We reserve the right to match your IP address or device information with other information about you in any way permitted by applicable law. We will store this information on our equipment or the equipment of third parties that we have a relationship with for that purpose.

(d)      Device Identifiers. If you access or use our Services on your mobile telephone or other mobile device, including tablets, we collect mobile device identifiers, including MAC Address, and IP Address. We may create and assign to your device an identifier that is similar to an account number. We may collect the name you have associated with your device, device type, telephone number, country, and any other information you choose to provide, such as user name, geo-location or e-mail address.

(e)       Server Logs. When you interact with our Services, we collect server logs, which may include information like device IP address, access dates and times, features accessed or pages viewed, crashes, bugs and other system activity, type of browser, and the third-party site or service you were using before interacting with our Services.

(f)       Analytics. We may allow others to provide audience measurement and analytics services for us, to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet, and to track and report on the performance of those advertisements. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, SDKs, and other technologies to identify your device when you visit our site and use our Services, as well as when you visit other online sites and services. For more information about these technologies and service providers, please refer to our Cookie Statement..

  1. Uses of Information.

2.1       General Uses. Whether you submit information to us, or whether we gather information about you through your use of our Services, we use this information to provide our Services to you (including particular tools and key features of our Services), administer your account, to measure and improve the Services we provide to you, analyze user behavior, respond to inquires you send to us, send administrative communications about our Site or our Services, obtain feedback about our Site and Services, and otherwise provide you with customer support. We also use this information to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with more relevant Content or advertising both on the Site or on other web sites that you visit after you leave the Site; and to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below. Lastly, we use your information to send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities from us and send you relevant offers and informational materials on behalf of our sponsors pertaining to your health interests.

We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by us about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources. In addition to the emails described above that are made available to all registered Site visitors, our users can receive personalized emails or secure electronic messages based on Personal Information entered into the MemorializeMe tool. The MemorializeMe email service requires an “opt-in” authorization from you.

2.2       Research and Measurement Activities. Information that we collect about you may be combined by use with other information available to us through third parties for research and measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of Content, advertising or programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic, geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report aggregate information, which cannot be identified back to an individual user of the Site, to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners. We do not sell or share any Personal Information with any third parties, except contractors performing services on our behalf who agree not to use this information received from us for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.

2.3        To Support Operations. We may use other companies to perform services necessary to our operations and the Services we provide. In the course of providing these services, those companies may have access to your personal information and such information may be transferred overseas. By contractual agreement, those companies must treat your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, we will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted by law) for any damages that may result from the misuse of your personal information by these companies. We may use your IP address and mobile device information to help diagnose problems with our Services and to administer our app and website. Your IP address and mobile device information may also be used to help identify you, your location, and your online profile and to gather broad demographic information (such as country of origin). We may maintain (as permitted by applicable law) your data following your termination of your relationship with us. We may delete your user data as permitted by applicable law. If you provide credit, debit or other payment card and related details to us in order to make a payment, we will use those details only for the purpose of processing the payment. We may also aggregate your data with other data, for the purposes set forth above.

2.4        Legal Situations. We will share your information when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonable necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants or court orders; to enforce our Privacy Policy, our Terms and Conditions or our other policies or agreements; and in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transfers as one of our business assets. We also reserve the right to use a variety of methods to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent violations of our Terms and Conditions. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users. When we provide email proxy and relay services to the users of our Services, we monitor and review those messages in order to prevent fraud, reduce unwanted mail, and provide quality control.

  1. With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

(a)       In General. Except as described in this Privacy Policy or as specifically agreed to by you, we will not disclose any Personal Information we gather from you through the Site. We may share information when you give us consent to do so; otherwise, we may only release Personal Information to third parties: (1) to comply with legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) in special cases, such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In addition, we may disclose Personal Information as described below. We may share Non-Personal Information that we have about you, including about your browsing activity on Site, with third party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help us deliver advertising on the Site as well as on other sites on the Internet.

(b)       Changes of Control. In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from, for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a bankruptcy, Wee reserve the right to transfer your Personal Information to the new party in control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your Personal Information will continue to be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy unless any changes to the Privacy Policy are made in accordance with the section below that discusses “Changes to This Privacy Policy.”

(c)        Disclosures to Contractors. Our contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, data analysis, research, advertising and marketing assistance and/or content in connection with our operation and maintenance of the Site. We contractually require that our contractors: 1) protect the privacy of your Personal and Non-Personal Information consistent with this Privacy Policy and 2) not use or disclose your Personal or Non-Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the limited service or function for the Site.

(d)       Disclosures to Third Party Web Sites. Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the Site are served on, or contain links to, web sites hosted and operated by a company other than us (“Third Party Web Sites”). We do not disclose your Personal Information to these Third Party Web Sites without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to the other web sites once you access these other web sites is not subject to this Privacy Policy. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party Web Sites. You should review the privacy policy posted on the other web site to understand how that Third Party Web Site collects and uses your Personal Information. We make an effort to make it obvious to you when you leave our website and enter a Third Party Web Site, either by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the site before you visit the third party site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as “Powered by” or “in association with” followed by the name of a company other than our name, then you are on a web site hosted by a company other than us.

  1. Non-Personal Information Collected by Third Parties Not Acting on Our Behalf.

(a)       Third Party Sites. We work with third parties to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community. Sponsors or advertisers on the Site may use their own Cookies, Web Beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served on the Site and in emails, special promotions or newsletters we send you. Their advertisements may be displayed on the Site or on other sites that you visit after you visit the Site. Some advertisers use companies other than us to serve their ads and to monitor users’ responses to ads, and these companies (“Ad Servers”) may also collect Non-Personal Information through the use of Cookies or Web Beacons on the Site.

(b)       No Control Over Third Party Sites. We do not control how third parties use Cookies or Web Beacons or how they manage the Non-Personal Information they gather through the use of these technologies on the Site. However, our Advertising Policy prohibits sponsors, advertisers and Ad Servers who collect cookie or web beacon information through the Site from collecting any Personal Information from the Site without your consent. Our Advertising Policy also prohibits advertisers from linking any Non-Personal Information collected by them on the Site to Personal Information they or others collect in other ways or from other sites except as may be described in connection with a particular program. To see how Google may use information collected through your use of Google’s search services on the Site visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

  1. Mobile Device Applications (“Apps”) and Mobile Optimized Sites. We may develop mobile Apps and release them from time to time. Some of these Apps may require that you be registered and signed in in order to use them and others allow you to use many features without being registered but require that you are signed in as a registered user in order to use certain features. The information that we collect through your use of these Apps and tools will be treated as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy. When you download and install one of our Apps onto your mobile device we assign a random number to your App installation. This number cannot be used to identify you personally, and we cannot identify you personally unless you choose to become a registered user of the App. We use this random number in a manner similar to our use of Cookies as described in this Privacy Policy. Unlike Cookies, the random number is assigned to your installation of the App itself and not a browser, because the App does not work through your browser. Therefore the random number cannot be removed through settings. If you do not want us to use the random number for the purposes for which we use Cookies, please do not use the Apps. Because some of the content on our Apps direct your mobile device to our website you will be exposed to the cookies that we use and to third party cookies that may be contained in advertisements that we do not control and will be unable to delete any of these cookies with your mobile device. Therefore, if you do not want to use these cookies when you use your mobile device you should not use our Apps and you should set your mobile device to reject cookies when you use our mobile optimized sites.
  2. What Choices Do I Have?

(a)       Consent. It is entirely your choice whether or not to use our Services. If you create an account, create a profile, submit Content, information or photos to us, or otherwise use our Services, you are specifically consenting to the use of any Personal Information you have provided to us as set forth herein and in the Terms and Conditions. Most mobile platforms (iOS, Android, etc.) have defined certain types of device data that apps cannot access without your consent. And these platforms have different permission systems for obtaining your consent. The iOS platform will alert you the first time we ask permission to access certain types of data and will let you consent (or not consent) to that request. Android devices will notify you of the permissions that we seek before you first use our Services, and your use of our Services constitutes your consent.

(b)       Updating/Removing Your Personal Information. If you do not want your Personal Information used by us as provided in this Privacy Policy, you should not register as a member or for any specific tool or application that collects Personal Information. You can correct, update or review Personal Information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific tool or application, logging-in and making the desired change. You can also update any Personal Information you have submitted by contacting us using the contact information listed below.

(c)        Deleting Information. If you have registered and desire to delete any of your Personal Information you have provided to us from our systems please contact us using the contact information listed below. Upon your request, we will delete your Personal Information from our active databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to the Site from our servers.

  1. Communications from Us.

(a)        We May Contact You. You agree that as part of the Services we provide to you, we may communicate with you, or initiate communication with you on behalf of a third party, through messaging options available through our Services or through other means such as email or phone whenever you provide us with such contact information. To the extent permitted by applicable law we, or our designated third party partners, may also use your contact information to (i) create an account for you; (ii) to send you notifications regarding your use of our Services, and (iii) send you information about us. We may use demographic and/or profile data to tailor your experience on an App or our Site, show you Content that we think you may be interested in, and display Content according to your preferences. If you do not want your personal information posted on our App or Site, you should not enter it.

(b)       Opting Out. If you decide that you would prefer not to receive personalized email or secure electronic messages from our MemorializeMe tool, you may “Opt-out” of the service by clicking on the settings tab on your MemorializeMe home page and changing your email preference or following the unsubscribe instructions included in each promotional email. Emails that we send with opportunities from us or with offers or informational materials from us on behalf of our sponsors will contain an opportunity to unsubscribe from getting additional emails of that type in the future from us unless you re-subscribe.

  1. TRUSTed Ads Program Ad Choices. In order to give you more control over your privacy choices we have implemented the TRUSTed Ads™ program from TRUSTe. At the bottom of every page of the Site you will see an Ad Choices logo, (which looks like this: Ad Choices Logo). By clicking on that logo you will be presented with a window (the “TRUSTe Window”) that will identify all of the companies that we use to direct tailored advertisements to you, both on the Site as well as on third-party sites. If you would like to stop this tailored advertising from us, you can manage these advertisements through the choices in that window. By clicking the + symbol next to the name of a vendor in that window you will get information about how and where that vendor assists us with the delivery of advertisements. The TRUSTed Ads Program is not available on our Mobile Device Apps. Please see the Section entitled “Mobile Device Applications (“Apps”) and Mobile Optimized Sites.”
  2. Security. The security of your Personal Information is important to us. When you enter Personal Information (including personal health information in various tools on our website), we encrypt the transmission of that information or use SSL connections (Secure Socket Layer) technology. Despite our efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted. Whenever you post or transmit Content through the use of our Services you do so at your own risk. Although we take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction, you acknowledge that despite our effects, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures that we use in connection with providing you our Services. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. We cannot and do not guarantee that Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We will retain your Personal Information as long as your account is active or needed to provide you services. At any time you can remove your Personal Information or instruct us to remove it, but you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us from our servers. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Content. We will also retain your Personal Information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
  3. Amendments. We may amend this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions at any time. If we make significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will provide you notice through the Services or by some other means, such as email, or as otherwise permitted by law. By continuing to access or use our Services after an amendment to our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions, you are agreeing to be bound by the revised terms. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for the latest information on our privacy practices. And modifications or amendments are effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. If we make any material changes to this policy we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified when you register) and/or by means of a notice on the Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review the Site for the latest information on our privacy practices. If you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy, we ask that you do not register with us and that you do not use the Site. Please exit the Site immediately if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.
  4. International Users. By using our Services, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States and choose to provide information to us, we may transfer your information to the United States and process it there (or in any other country in which we operate). By using our Services, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage, and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.
  1. California. California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. We do not share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you provide us with consent to do so. 
  1. Do Not Track Requests. We do not respond to the browser “Do Not Track” (DNT) signal if enabled by the user in their web browser.
  2. Our Policy Towards Children. We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 (“minors”) and we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors. The Site is not designed or intended to attract children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have unintentionally collected personal information of a minor, we will delete such information. A parent or guardian, however, may use the Site to establish a personal health record and home page for a minor. In such an event, the parent or guardian is solely responsible for providing supervision of the minor’s use of the Site. The parent or guardian assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the registration information is kept secure and that the information submitted is accurate. The parent or guardian also assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information or suggestions provided through the Site to the minor.
  3. Cookies and Web Beacons.

(a)       In General. We collect Non-Personal Information about your use of the Site and your use of other web sites through the use of Cookies and Web Beacons. “Cookies” are small data files that are stored on the hard drive of the computer you use to view a web site. Every computer that accesses the Site is assigned a different cookie by us. “Web Beacons” are graphic image files imbedded in a web page typically used to monitor activity on a web page and send back to its home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or some other third party) information from your browser, such as the IP address, the URL of the page on which the beacon is located, the type of browser that is accessing the site and the ID number of any Cookies on your computer previously placed by that server.

(b)       By Third Parties. Third parties under contract with us may use Cookies or Web Beacons to collect Non-Personal Information about your usage of the Site, including which health topics you have viewed. These third party advertising service providers may use this information, on our behalf, to help us deliver advertising on the Site as well as on other sites on the Internet based on your browsing activity on our sites. We may further tailor the advertising on the Site and these third party sites based on additional Non-Personal Information to the extent known by us or by these third parties. One of the third parties that we work with is Facebook. While Facebook does not provide any personal information to us, Facebook may use information that it has about you as described in its privacy policy.

  1. Cookie Statement. By using or accessing the Services, you consent to our use of Cookies as follows:

16.1    What Are Cookies? “Cookies” are text files that are stored on your browser or device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow us to remember important information that will make your use of our Services more convenient. A Cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the Cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the Cookie, and a randomly generated unique number or other value.

16.2    Why Do We Use Cookies? Like most mobile apps and websites, we use Cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your experience with our Services and for analytics and marketing. More specifically we use Cookies in connection with the use of our Services for the following purposes:

  • Authenticating Users: We may use Cookies to remember you and to recognize your mobile phone or computer when it is used to return to our App or website. This helps us customize your experience when using our Services. In these instances, we may associate personal information with a Cookie file. These Cookies (including Local Storage and similar technologies) tell us when you are logged in to your account, so we can customize your experience and show you appropriate features such as your account information, event invites, event calendar, crew, messages, and account settings. We may also use Cookies to authenticate that you are who you say you are, which helps keep our Services safe and secure and helps us protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you.
  • Location Cookies. We may store information in a Cookie and place it on your browser or device so you can participate in live event message boards and experience other features that require us to know your location.
  • Analytical Purposes: We may use Cookies to analyze your activity on our Services in order to improve our Services. For example, by using Cookies we can determine what types of events are popular with users in a specific area or demographic, measure the popularity of certain vibes and user Content, analyze site traffic and trends, and generally understand the online behaviors and interests of people who interact with our Services. We can use this information to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and user experience of our Services. We also use cookies to track the total number of visitors to our App or website. When this is done, it is done on an anonymous aggregate basis (i.e. the Cookies do not in themselves carry any personal data).
  • Marketing: We do not currently run any advertisements on our platform. However, we reserve the right to use Cookies from third-party partners (“third party cookies”) such as Google for marketing purposes. These Cookies allow us to display promotional materials to you on other sites you visit across the Internet and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

16.3    How Long Do Cookies Live? The lifetime of a Cookie depends on its function. “Session Cookies” are temporary cookies that remain in the Cookie file of your browser until you leave our App or website or close your browser. “Persistent Cookies” are cookies that remain in the Cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific Cookie).

16.4    How to Get Rid of Cookies.

(a)       In General. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept Cookies, but since Cookies are an important part of how our Services work, if you choose to refuse or remove Cookies, you may not be able to benefit from the availability and functionality of our Services (or certain features thereof). Most browsers are set to accept Cookies by default. If you do not wish to receive Cookies or is you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a Cookie, you can configure your browsers settings accordingly. You can also delete Cookies that have been installed in the Cookie folder of your browser. To do so, please follow the instructions provided by your browser which are usually located within the “Help” or “Preferences” menu or you can select “Cookies” in the “Help” function of your browser for information on where to find your Cookie folder.

(b)      Ad Servers. We work with third party ad networks to display advertising on our Sites. Our ad network vendors use technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on our web sites to provide you cookie-based targeted advertising based upon your browsing activity and your interests. It is important to note that in order to use the opt-out for the Network Advertising Initiative and the TRUSTed Ads Program, you must not reject all Cookies because these opt-out procedures work by placing Cookies on your browser that enable these opt-out procedures to function. The “opt-out Cookies” are placed, for example, in order to help prevent the placement of Cookies used for the targeting of advertising. Certain Ad Servers allow you to prevent them from collecting data through the use of Cookies. In order to do so, you must Opt-out of such data collection with each individual site. Currently, you can opt out of Cookies for several Ad Servers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site or TRUSTe’s Preference Manager at http://preferences.truste.com/. This website will also allow you to review the Ad Server’s privacy policies. You can find additional information and resources about how to opt out of advertising and related Cookies by visiting the World Privacy Forum’s Site. Information about your opt-out options on Facebook is available at www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

16.5    Other Types of Identification Technologies. We may also use the following types of identification technologies in providing our Services:

(a) “Pixel tags” (aka beacons or pixels) are small blocks of code installed on (or called by) a webpage, app, or advertisement which can retrieve certain information about your device and browser, including for example: device type, operating system, browser type and version, website visited, time of visit, referring website, IP address, and other similar information, including Cookies that uniquely identify the device. Pixel tags provide the means by which third parties can set and read browser cookies from a domain that they do not themselves operate and collect information about visitors to that domain, typically with the permission of the domain owner.

(b) “Local storage” generally are other places on a browser or device where information can be stored (such as HTML5 local storage and browser cache).

(c) “Software Development Kits” function like pixels and Cookies, but operate in the mobile app context where pixels tags and cookies cannot always function.

16.6    Changes To Our Cookie Policy. From time to time, it may be necessary for us to change this Cookie policy. We suggest that you check here periodically for any changes. By continuing to use our Services after any revision to our Cookie policy, you are agreeing to be bound by such revised terms.

  1. Contacting Us. Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page of our site if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Personal Information we maintain about you.

Effective Date: November 3, 2016