Effective: May 10, 2011
1. Information Collection and Use
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide and improve our Website, to receive, review and communicate with you about your submissions of images and related materials for inclusion on the online communications service we are developing, and to enable visitors to enjoy and easily navigate the Website.
When you wish to contact us, when you create an Account on our Website, or when you make a submission to us, we may ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Information
"). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your name and e-mail address.
We also collect other information that you provide or give us access to ("Non-Identifying Information
," below). Please note that we may also use your Personal Information to contact you with notifications related to materials you have submitted to us, and/or your Account, and/or your use of the Website or our online communications service; you may not opt out of these notifications.
Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other Non-Identifying information. We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other visitors to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Website and our communications service and to analyze and understand how our Website is used. We may also use the combined information without aggregating it to serve you specifically.
When you visit the Website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website ("Log Data
"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Website and for the Website's technical administration, to increase our Website's functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors' needs. We may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may utilize cookies to enable certain features of the Website, to better understand how you interact with the Website and to monitor aggregate usage by Website users and web traffic routing on the Website. If we decide to include advertisements from third party advertisers on the Website, such advertisers may also place or read cookies on your browser. You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Website or all functionality of the Website.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your login password, or your social security number or national identification numbers in an unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov.
2. Information Sharing and Disclosure
Except as noted below, we do not sell or share your Personal Information with third parties. Non-Identifying Information may be used, or disclosed to third parties, for any purpose.
Third Party Service Providers
We may engage third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website or the development or operation of our communications service, to provide the Website or communications service on our behalf, to perform related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance, database management, analytics and improvement of the Website's and communication service's features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Website and communications services are used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information. If they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they will be obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Doodle Republic LLC or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
If you would like us to delete your Personal Information in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation to retain the Personal Information. See below for contact information. Please note we may retain server/backup copies of all such data.
We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on our Website in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Links to Other Websites
Our Website contains links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website or display an advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with any of those third parties, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and online services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Our Policy Toward Children
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.