1. Children Under the Age of 13
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Uropa Media does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Dyfuse from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Dyfuse at any time or in any manner. If Uropa Media learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on Dyfuse without verified parental consent, then Uropa Media will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
2. Information We Collect
* Information Submitted by a user. Uropa Media collects personal information when you register or request information from us. The personal information we collect is listed below:
o Login Name
o Email address
o Postal Code
o Instant Messenger User Names (for example AIM, Yahoo, MSN)
o Personal Preferences (Favorite Colors, Style Description)
* You may also submit information about other people. For example, you may enter a friend's email to invite to Dyfuse, or email links to Dyfuse. In this circumstance, we collect the following information about the recipient:
o Email address
* Non-submitted Information Collected. Uropa Media may also collect non-personal information not associated with your identity. We collect this data to improve Dyfuse. The non-submitted information we collect is listed below:
o Data transferred
o Browser type and version
o Operating system
3. How We Use Your Information
Among our primary goals in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience when visiting our site and to make our site more valuable to you. We use this information to closely monitor which areas of the site are used most and to determine which areas we need to focus on improving. This information is used exclusively by Dyfuse in aggregate form so that we may continue to improve the value of the services and information on Dyfuse for our members as a whole.
As a valued customer of Uropa Media, we will occasionally contact you, typically by e-mail (or any other way you prefer) in order to notify you of special promotions, and up-to-date news, custom-tailored to your personal interests. Of course, if you do not wish to receive this personalized information, you can remove yourself from receiving such information by changing the appropriate option on your user account.
Uropa Media uses your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our computer server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address is used to help identify you, and to gather broad demographic data. Your IP address contains no personal information about you.
Except as described above, we will not monitor, edit or disclose any personal information about you or your account, without your prior consent unless we have a belief that such action is necessary to: (i) comply with legal process or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Uropa Media; (iii) enforce our Terms of Service; (iv) protect the interests of users of our services other than you or any other person; or (v) operate or conduct maintenance and repair of Uropa Media’s services or equipment as authorized by law.
4. Our Disclosure of Your Information
Uropa Media does not sell or rent personal information about its customers to any third parties at this time. In the event Uropa Media does engage in such commerce in the future, you will have an opportunity to remove yourself from any such lists prior to your inclusion therein by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by changing the appropriate option on your user account. Uropa Media does, however, perform statistical analysis of customer usage in order to measure interest in, and use of, the various parts of Dyfuse, and Uropa Media shares that information with current and prospective advertisers, and other interested third parties. But, this information is aggregated data only (statistics, etc.), and contains no personally identifiable information whatsoever.
Uropa Media cooperates with all law enforcement inquires and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights.
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas, on bulletin boards, or in classified areas within Dyfuse, that information might be collected and disseminated by third-parties, and result in, among other things, unsolicited inquiries, messages, and offers from third-parties. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and this third-party conduct is out of the control of Uropa Media. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Dyfuse also contains links to other web sites. Uropa Media is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
The personally identifiable information we collect is securely stored within our database, and we use standard, industry-wide practices such as encryption, firewalls and (in some certain areas) SSL (Secure Socket Layers) for protecting your information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We recommend that you not disclose your password to anyone.
6. Revisions and Amendments