This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that The Storms Network, Inc. does not own or control, or to individuals that The Storms Network, Inc. does not employ or manage.
What Personal Information About Users Does The Storms Network, Inc. Collect?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience. We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with the purpose for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. We collect the following types of information from our users:
1. Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The personal information you provide is used for such purposes as:
Registration: In order for you to use The Storms Network, Inc. services, such as creating brainstorms on the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require your email address and other identifying information.
2. Automatic Information:
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. The Storms Network, Inc. automatically receives and records certain "traffic data" on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, The Storms Network, Inc. cookie information, and the page you requested. The Storms Network, Inc. uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.
The Storms Network, Inc. may also add on any page display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes member profile pages.
Social sharing of data: The Storms Network, Inc. allows other users to browse brainstorms that you have submitted, voted, or commented on. This information is made available throughout the site, and within the permalink URL of the brainstorm in which you performed the action on. The Storms Network, Inc. may choose to post this data on other site features in the future.
Friends Data: Much like other social services The Storms Network, Inc. may allow non-friends to browse through your friends activities.
Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While The Storms Network, Inc. will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. The Storms Network, Inc. cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.
Will The Storms Network, Inc. Share Any of the Information it Receives?
Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone. We share your personal information only as described below.
The Storms Network, Inc. Personnel:
The Storms Network, Inc. personnel (including consultants and/or contractors) may have access to user information while carrying out their duties in the normal course of The Storms Network, Inc. business.
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if The Storms Network, Inc., or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
Protection of The Storms Network, Inc. and Others:
We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of The Storms Network, Inc., our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
With Your Consent:
Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information by opting out.
Is Information About Me Secure?
Your The Storms Network, Inc. account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.
Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.
What Information Can I Access?
You can access your personal information on our website and correct, amend, or delete information that is inaccurate. Upon logging in visit your user profile setting page located at: http://www.peoplestorms.com/user/edit
What Choices Do I Have?
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you may be unable to use certain features on our website, such as posting new links.
You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the "What Personal Information About Users Does The Storms Network, Inc. Collect?" section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
You may request deletion of your The Storms Network, Inc. account by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As explained earlier, the "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.
Can Children Use The Storms Network, Inc.'s Services?
You must be 18 years and older to register to use the peoplestorms.com website. As a result, The Storms Network, Inc. does not specifically collect information about children.
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