Revised November 6, 2016. This policy contains eight sections
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
Information We Receive Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for Appreciation Society you provide us with your name and email.
Content. One of the primary reasons for the Appreciation Society is to share content with others.
Information we collect when you interact with Appreciation Society:
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access Appreciation Society from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
Cookie Information. We use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Appreciation Society easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Appreciation Society. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Appreciation Society. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Appreciation Society , and to know when you are interacting with Appreciation Society Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Appreciation Society.
Name and Profile Picture. Appreciation Society is designed to make it easy for you to share your Appreciation Society with others.
Contact Information. Your name and email information are for Appreciation Society use and will only be used if there is a need to contact you regarding an inappropriate photo or Intellectual Property complaint.
Other. Here are some other things to remember:
The comments you share will be viewed by everyone.
Information You Share “Everyone” Information. Your comments will be publicly available information. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Appreciation Society), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. The default privacy setting for photos you post on Appreciation Society is set to “everyone.” If you post a photo by mistake or wish to have it removed from the website, use the Report Inappropriate Content link on the photo pages and submit your request.
Links. When you click on links on Appreciation Society you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
How We Use Your Information to serve personalized advertising to you. We don’t share your information with advertisers.
To serve social ads. We occasionally pair advertisements we serve with relevant information we feel you may want to learn about.
Memorializing Accounts. If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may memorialize the user’s account. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
How We Share Information Appreciation Society is about sharing your smile with others — friends and family.
When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join Appreciation Society, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We may allow search engines to access information that is visible to everyone.
To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of Appreciation Society to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards.
How You Can Change or Remove Information Editing your profile. You may change or remove your profile information at any time by clicking on the Your Profile link at the top of each page. Make and save your information.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, the photos will remain viewable unless a request is submitted asking for the photo(s) to be deleted from the site.
How We Protect Information Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we strive to keep privacy of your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Appreciation Society will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on Appreciation Society . You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us on this firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using Appreciation Society, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.