Updated April 7, 2009:
The PalZoo Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII or Related Data from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON PALZOO
General. PalZoo collects your email address, gender, and date of birth from you in order to register you as a Member (“Registration Data”). PalZoo cannot register you as a Member without this information. All other information you provide during the PalZoo registration or that you post on the PalZoo website is voluntary. PalZoo may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in PalZoo Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to PalZoo for review.
In addition, PalZoo collects other Related Data and non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the PalZoo Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
PalZoo Members can change their Registration Data and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and PalZoo communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Account Settings” portion of their PalZoo profile. Link to Privacy Settings.
PalZoo determines the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of the Registration Data you provide and, as such, is considered the data controller of this information. Because the Member, not PalZoo, determines the purposes for which Profile Information is collected, used and disclosed, PalZoo is not the data controller of Profile Information that Members provide on their profile.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the PalZoo Services.
NOTICE: PALZOO WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
Some of the advertisements that appear on PalZoo may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII information and Related Data about your visit to or use of PalZoo, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the PalZoo Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members’ profiles. However, PalZoo does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with PalZoo. PalZoo encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party’s application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
CHOICE: PALZOO WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
USE: PALZOO'S USE OF PII
In order to locate other PalZoo Members that you may already know in the physical world, PalZoo allows Users to search for Members using Registration Data (i.e., username or email address). PalZoo also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). PalZoo may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration Data as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under “Profile Settings.” Search engines may index the portion of a Member’s profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
PalZoo employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII and Related Data. PalZoo may share your PII and Related Data with those who help us manage or provide PalZoo Services’ information activities (for example., message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide PalZoo with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
PalZoo may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. PalZoo also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in “Notice” above, PalZoo may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the PalZoo Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. PalZoo prohibits these companies from sharing your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with PalZoo’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when PalZoo may access or disclose PII, Related Data, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of PalZoo, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the PalZoo Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if PalZoo sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, PalZoo may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. PalZoo is not responsible under any data protection laws for Member posted information.
SECURITY: PALZOO PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
PalZoo uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, PalZoo uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT PALZOO ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
Whenever possible, PalZoo Members may review the Registration Data we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration Data, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as “Profile Settings” and “Account Settings.”
If you ask PalZoo to stop using your PII, PalZoo will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.