Use of Information. It is the Company's policy to respect the privacy of its Users. The Company will not sell or rent, or otherwise disclose for any commercial purpose, Users' e-mail addresses or any other personal information about Users to any unaffiliated or unrelated third parties. The Company will not disclose a User's registration data, name, address, e-mail address, credit card or PayPal information, or other personal information, or the contents of files stored in the User's O-File storage area, except as authorized by the User or in connection with the provision of the services by the Company, unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the Company; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company; or (c) act to protect its Users or the public. For example, the Company may disclose information if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation for fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other illegal activity.
Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User's hard drive containing information about the User. Cookies identify the User for our database, but provide no information other than that which the User has already given to the Company. Cookies make it easier for you to use the Web Site. For example, a cookie may be stored on your computer so you don't have to enter your User name every time you log on the Web Site. A User may reject or erase cookies. If a User rejects or erases a cookie, the User may still be able to use the Web Site, however, access to some areas of the Web Site may be limited or affected.
IP Addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a person's computer when the person is on the Internet. The Company collects certain standard information about its Users' computers for security and identification purposes, which may include IP addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to identify and protect the customers of the Company, and to control unauthorized use or abuse of the Company's services. The Company may keep IP addresses for purposes of system administration. The Company may also use IP addresses to identify the User when it is necessary to enforce compliance with the terms and conditions of the User Agreement, or to protect the O-File service, the Web Site, other customers, or other people who might be affected by a User's actions. Some services and e-mail messages sent from the Company, such as those related to registration or file sharing, may display IP addresses along with the message.
Files Stored on the Web Site. The Company does not own or control any files the User stores in the User's O-File storage area. The Company will not disclose the contents of files stored in the User's O-File storage area, except as authorized by the User, unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the Company; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company; or (c) act to protect its Users or the public. The Company does not endorse the contents of any User files or communications, or assume any responsibility for any illegal, threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement by any User of third party intellectual property rights, or any crime committed or facilitated by any User. The User is solely responsible for all files and data in the User's O-File storage area.
Certain technical processing of content may be required to: (a) send and receive files and messages; (b) conform to connecting networks' technical requirements; and (c) otherwise enable the O-File services to operate. The Company reserves the right to alter or delete any files that might damage the O-File system or violate any applicable laws.
Surveys. The Company may at times request information from Users via surveys. Participation in a survey is voluntary, and each User has a choice whether or not to disclose the requested information. Information requested may include contact information (e.g., name and address) and demographic information (e.g., age level or income). Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the Web Site and the O-File services.
Security. The Company uses best practices to protect our Users' information. Access to Users' information is restricted. Only employees who need the information to perform their work are granted access to personally identifiable information. Passwords are required to operate Company computers. Company employees are reminded about the importance placed on privacy and what they can do to ensure Users' information is protected. Also, the servers on which the Company stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. If the Company learns of a security systems breach, then the Company may attempt to notify you electronically so you can take appropriate protective steps. The Company may also post a notice on the Web Site if a security breach occurs.
Updating Personal Information. If a User's information changes, the User should update the User's information. This can be done by following the procedure for updating User information set forth on the Web Site.
Removing Personal Information and Content. The Company will remove a User's contact information and files from the Company's current database if the User decides that he or she no longer wants to use the Company's services and requests to be removed from the database. The request must be made by following the Company's procedures for termination of an account and removal of information set forth on the Web Site. The Company may in some circumstances retain information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce the User Agreement, or to comply with applicable laws. Also, some information may never be completely removed from the Company's databases due to technical constraints (e.g. data remaining on a Company hard drive even after the information is erased) and the fact that the Company backs up its systems.
Communications from the Company. The Company generally communicates with its Users by sending e-mail messages or by posting announcements on the Web Site. The Company may occasionally send information via e-mail related to the Company's services, such as notifying the User that the services will be unavailable during a specified period of time for maintenance of the Web Site, or service announcements to Users about updates or other changes to the Web Site or the O-File service. By subscribing to the Company's services, you give your affirmative consent to receive these types of communications. As these communications are essential to the provision of the services, a User may not unsubscribe or opt-out of receiving e-mail messages from the Company related to the services. The Company may occasionally send information via e-mail about upgrades or other services offered by the Company. By subscribing to the Company's services, you also give your affirmative consent to receive these types of communications.
Communications from Third Parties. The Company will not sell or rent, or otherwise disclose for any commercial purpose, Users' e-mail addresses or any other personal information about Users to any unaffiliated or unrelated third parties.
No information about children under the age of 13. Our service is not intended to be used by children under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. Completion of forms on the Web Site, or use of a credit card, is a representation that you are 13 years old or older. Our Web Site is not directed to children or specifically designed or intended to attract anyone under the age of 13.
International users. By using the Web Site and providing the Company with information and data, you agree that due to the international nature of the Internet and the fact that the Company is located in the United States, the Company may use the information and data for the purposes identified in this policy or in the Company's communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. Your information will be stored and processed on the Company's computers in the United States. The laws related to holding personal information and data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your country. If you object to your personal information and data being stored, transferred or used as described in this Policy or in the Web Site, please do not register for the Service. Communications on the Web Site and otherwise from the Company will be in English.
California privacy rights. California Civil Code section 1798.83 permits customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. The Company does not provide your personal information to any third party for direct marketing purposes without your consent. If you would like more information with respect to your privacy rights under California law, you may contact the Company at the email address set forth below. Please reference your request as "California Disclosure Information."