LODESTONE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
What is Personal Information?
Personal information is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, or other account number, and information about that individual’s activities when directly linked to that person, such as information about his or her use of the Service. Personal information also includes demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic location and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include “de-personalized” information or “aggregate” information. Aggregate information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. “De-personalized” information is information regarding users where personally identifiable details have been removed or obsfuscated, such that the information would not easily reveal any personally identifiable details. “Aggregate” information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. In other words, information related to you and how you use the Service may be collected in non-personally identifiable way or combined with information about how others use the same Service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor the Service.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect personal information in a number of ways when you use the Service. For example, we collect personal information when you: (1) register for an event or (2) you contact us for technical support or otherwise for any reason or (3) when you participate in an event. When you visit the Service, we may also automatically collect some information, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your mobile device id, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and the time and date of your visit. We also collect various types of “clickstream” information which is information about your interactions with the Service, such as entry and exit points for the Service, search terms, comments, page views and impressions. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Furthermore, we may also collect billing and credit card information in connection with your use of the Service. All such credit card transactions are fully encrypted and your billing and credit card information is collected and stored by us or a trusted third party. Any third party credit card vendor will be prohibited from using this information for any purpose other than storing the credit card.
Cookies, IP Addresses and URLs
We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, when you visit the Service, we automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” which are discussed in more detail below.
How Lodestone Uses and Shares Your Personal Information
We try to provide you with the information you need to make informed, reasonable choices with respect to how the Service uses or shares your personal information. Lodestone uses and shares personal information from you in several ways:
- We may use information we have collected about you to provide you with news, notes, recommendations and to operate our business and the Service. We may also send you marketing communications related to our Service, or to the products or services of third parties we have contracted with. We do not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties who may want to offer you their own products and services unless you have requested or authorized us to do so.
- We may share your personal information with other users collaborating on the same event as you. For example, if you post a comments, users will see your name. Users reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about the personal information you make available for sharing to other users.
- We may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Lodestone where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or do something you have asked us to do. Likewise, we may share your personal information with third parties or affiliates of Lodestone with whom we have contracted to perform services on our behalf. Companies that act on our behalf are required to keep the personal information we provide to them confidential and to use the personal information we share only to provide the services we ask them to perform.
- In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Lodestone, our users, our employees or the public.
From time to time, you will post content to the Service and send content to other users on the Service (collectively “Content”). We may store Content and display it to other users of the Service. We may distribute such Content to a wider audience by sharing some or all of it with the other partners as further described in the Terms of Service. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information in such Content, this information may be collected and used by others, or otherwise displayed or accessed. We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others in your Content.
Personal Information of Other Users
You may not harvest personal data (including email addresses) from the Service, and specifically, you may not use email addresses displayed on the Service to ask users to join or contribute to your other services.
Our Security Practices
Control of Personal Information
We give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and to view, correct or remove your personal information. However, we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. To contact us directly regarding cancelling your account or correcting or removing other personal information, please email us at [email protected]
Use of the Service by Minors
The Service is not intended for use by minors (under the age of 18). Parents and guardians should monitor the use of the Service by minors. Children under age 13 should not use the Service at all. If a child under age 13 submits information through any part of the Service, and we become aware that the person submitting the information is under age 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as reasonably possible.
Links to Other Websites
Your Comments or Concerns
If you terminate your account or delete/change your data or content, we usually update our live databases immediately. However, some data may update more slowly or may be impossible to update and remove, and some old data may remain in our archives and records. Also, we may be unable to propagate changes to partners who receive your data or content. If your account is being terminated or suspended, we may maintain some data to prevent re-registration.
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Last updated: July 21, 2016