1. A Note Regarding Children.
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site unsupervised and we ask that children do not submit any personal information to us. If you are under the age of 18, you may only use the Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or legal guardians.
2. Information We Collect.
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is (i) to provide you with a safe, smooth, and efficient experience, and (ii) to be able to contact you in connection with any submitted content. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you upload images or content, leave comments and/or give us your personal information (“Submitted Content”), you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to upload images or content to the Site, we will require you to provide contact and identity information. Also, any Submitted Content will be viewable by other visitors to the Site. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to submit any images or content or leave any comments.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
If you choose to leave comments or post messages on our message boards, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems as permitted or required by law.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
3. Our Use of Your Information.
We use your personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to: contact you about any Submitted Content; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce any other terms and conditions governing use of the Site; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
You agree that we may use your personal information to contact you. By accepting the Terms, you expressly agree that we may contact you as provided herein.
4. Our Disclosure of Your Information.
IDEO may disclose information it has collected from you and/or Submitted Content you have made available on the Site when it believes in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, or when it is necessary to do so to protect the rights or property of IDEO or others. As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent. The following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of our business.
Internal Service Providers for Our Operations. We may use third parties that we refer to as internal service providers to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of our business and therefore we may provide some of your personal information directly to these internal service providers. These internal service providers’ are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced IDEO related operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses.
Legal Requests. IDEO cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws and intellectual property rights. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, and email address. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.
5. Control of Your Password.
6. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information.
We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into the Site and entering in the new information yourself. You can change your User Id, email address, and contact information by going to your account profile. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once posted, you may not be able to change or remove any Submitted Content on the Site.
7. Other Information Collectors.
Your information is stored on our service provider’s servers. For more information regarding the security of the servers, please see http://www.mediatemple.net/company/legal/privacy.php. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.