1. The Information We Collect
When you visit ProfileTracker you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you visit social content on the site, such as a profile, we collect your ip address and will share that with members of the site, including owners of that profile. Ip addresses are run through an ip to location database in order to make an effort at determining the location which the visit occurred from for our users. If you register with the site, then your user account will be marked as having viewed that profile and this will be visible to users of the site.
When you register with ProfileTracker, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your gender, schools attended and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter ProfileTracker, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all ProfileTracker visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that makes it easier for you to login when you come back to ProfileTracker. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature or you can choose not to automatically login to the site.
When you use ProfileTracker, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
We track each social profile that your user account views on the website. If you are logged out, then we also track your view. We do this by storing the ip address that you are viewing the social profile from in order to approximate your viewing location. Subscribers can see that you viewed certain profiles if you were logged in. If you were logged out, then they can just see the approximate location of where a profile view occurred. To accomplish this, we use ip to location technology that allows us to also show an approximate position on the global map of where you viewed the social profile to subscribers. This information is only available to subscribers.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on ProfileTracker is a violation of the ProfileTracker Terms of Service and should be reported.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send reminders to them. ProfileTracker stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us to request that we remove this information from our database.
ProfileTracker may also collect information about you from other sources, such as other users of the ProfileTracker service through the operation of the service in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
By using ProfileTracker, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
2. Children Under Age 18
ProfileTracker does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register for ProfileTracker or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, or email address. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on ProfileTracker. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us through the form on our contact page.
3. Children Under the Age of 18
We recommend that minors 18 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves or their friends to anyone over the Internet.
4. Use of Information Obtained by ProfileTracker
When you register with ProfileTracker, you create your own user account and a social profile that anyone can supplement or purchase. Much of your account and profile information is shown publicly (with the exception of your password and email address). We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by ProfileTracker that we think you may find valuable. Anyone on the web can supplement or vote on content on your social profile. This profile can also be purchased from you so that someone else can be the profile owner and delete content therein.
User account and social profile information is used by ProfileTracker primarily to be presented back to and supplemented when by you and others when the service is accessed. Account and Profile information you submit to ProfileTracker will be viewable publicly.
ProfileTracker may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if someone starts tracking a profile that you own or if a friend sends you a friend request, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails from the Notifications page, though ProfileTracker reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
ProfileTracker may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. This information is used in aggregate in order to allow for the planning of ad campaigns or merely for statistical purposes.
For your social profile, we may use information about you that we collect from other sources, such as you, your friends, or other users.
5. Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
ProfileTracker is about sharing information with others - friends and people who have heard of you. Search engines will crawl our site and store your information in order to help people looking for you find you or interesting content related to you. Any information that you post to a social profile will be publicly viewable, except at certain times, secrets will only be available to profile owners who become Subscribers. No one can change or delete the first name, last name, or gender of a social profile.
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about ProfileTracker, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the ProfileTracker-specified purposes. ProfileTracker may provide your personal information to third parties with whom they have a business relationship for the purposes of securing the services and products you have requested or provide you with additional marketing materials from which you may choose additional products or services. ProfileTracker may make your personal information available to companies or other entities not affiliated with the ProfileTracker that have goods, services and offers that might be of interest to you so that they may send you these offers or present them to you.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the ProfileTracker service or using the ProfileTracker name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
If the ownership of all or substantially all of the ProfileTracker business, or individual business units owned by ProfileTracker, Inc., were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. ProfileTracker further reserves the right to disclose, transfer or sell your personal information to companies who are affiliated with ProfileTracker in ProfileTracker's sole discretion. If ProfileTracker changes ownership through an acquisition, merger, sale or other change of business status, it reserves the right to transfer or assign the right to use your personal information collected.
When you use ProfileTracker, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, or other information, will be share. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose any information on any social profile or your account, that this information is publicly available.
7. Third Party Advertising
8. Changing or Removing Information
Most User Submissions are not editable once submitted. User Submissions on a particular social profile can only be deleted by that respective profile owner who must also be a Subscriber. Most User Submissions on a user account can be changed or deleted. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of ProfileTracker.
ProfileTracker takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Because email is not recognized as a secure form of communication, we request that you not send private information to us by email. If you have any questions about the security of ProfileTracker Web Site, please contact us via the contact page.
Contacting the Web Site
. You may also contact us by mail at 2470 Windy Hill Road, Suite 226, Marietta, Georgia 30067.