Meporter Privacy Statement
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
If you are a Visitor to Meporter or are a Member who is not logged in, you can browse the Meporter Web site without revealing any personal information about yourself, except for your IP address (which may be considered personally identifiable information in some jurisdictions). For all Users, Meporter automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address and the pages you request. For more information about our use of log files, see Cookies and Log Files below.
If you post Content to a Web site, such as a thought, comment, video, picture on any public area on the Meporter Web Site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other Users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for further distribution of the personally identifiable information you choose to provide.
USE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We use information for the following general purposes: billing, identification, authentication, services improvement, service delivery, User contact, service announcements, advertising, research, customization, and anonymous reporting. IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including: diagnosing or servicing technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific Web company or Internet Service Provider, estimating the number of Users visiting Meporter from specific geographical regions, and determining the geographic location of a Member claiming an account. We share information with our affiliates and advertising partners as described below.
We may share the personal information we collect in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, suspected violations of the User Agreement, or as otherwise required by law. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal or administrative process served on us.
We will send you certain non-promotional notices in connection with the Meporter Services. For example, we may send you notice if we are implementing an upgrade that will temporarily suspend our service. There may be other information regarding Meporter Services that the law requires us to send you. We may send you this information in electronic form via e-mail or online posting. Generally, you may not opt out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option of terminating your Membership by deleting your Meporter account or profile. To delete your account or profile, follow the delete account or profile link on your Meporter My Profile page.
We gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP address, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify the individual user, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track Users' movements on the site and to gather demographic information about our users as a group.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS
We share information we collect about you with a third party service provider for the purpose of processing your payments for Meporter fee-based services, such as purchasing advertising. If you do not want your information shared with our third party service provider, you have the option of not purchasing fee-based services.
Ads appearing on Meporter may be delivered to Users by Meporter or one of our Web advertising partners. We share Web site usage information with our advertising partners for the purpose of targeting our banner advertisements.
PROMOTIONS, CONTESTS, AND SWEEPSTAKES
From time to time, Meporter or an advertising partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake, or contest on Meporter. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply. Participation in these contests and sweepstakes is voluntary. If you choose to participate, you may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address, or to answer questions. The information that you provide may be transferred to our advertising partners. Promotions, contests, and sweepstakes are void where prohibited.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) for a Meporter Service, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us by submitting a contact request through our Contact Us page.