Privacy Policy

About Society31.com

Society31.com is an online service that allows our members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends. Society31.com members can view each others' profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new friends on the service, share photos, post stories and videos, live webcam, attend private functions and describe their interests. To enrich our members' experience, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends. Society31.com members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them. Society31.com cares deeply about online privacy If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at Society31@gmail.com.

Information Collection and Use by Society31.com

Society31.com collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Society31.com service. Society31.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

Society31.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes only.

User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Society31.com, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on Society31.com with each other through the service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Society31.com allows users to search for other members using profile name or location only.

We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their "notification" setting to "Do not send me notification emails" in the user "Account Settings".

From time to time, Society31.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to collect said prize.

Use of Cookies

Society31.com uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from Society31.com in order to use most functions on the site. Please note that Society31.com allows 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the Society31.com Privacy Policy.

Links

Society31.com contains links to sites. Society31.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Society31.com.

Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

Society31.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. Users who do not wish to receive Society31.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me newsletters' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

Security

Society31.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. Society31.com takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use please contact us at Society31@gmail.com.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Society31.com Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Society31.com will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary:

  • (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Society31.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;
  • (2) to enforce the Society31.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or
  • (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service.

Society31.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Society31.com or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at: Society31@gmail.com.