Last Updated: June 11, 2010
The terms "we", "us", and "MetroMarks" refer to MetroMarks.com. The terms "you" and "your" refer to you, as a user of the MetroMarks.com website (the “Site” or “Website”). The term "personal information" means information that you provide to us which personally identifies you to be contacted or identified, such as your name, phone number, email address, and any other data that is tied to such information.
Information Collection and Use
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose. If we use your information in a manner different than the purpose for which it is collected, then we will ask you for your consent prior to such use.
If you create an account to take advantage of the full range of services offered on the Site, we ask for and record personal information such as your name and email address. We use your email address to send you updates and news, and contact you on behalf of other users (such as other users who send you personal messages).
We store and may publicly display your submissions in order to provide the services that we offer. When we display your submissions, we do so together with your account name (first name and last initial). The term "submissions" refers to the information that you submit or post to the Site for public display, such as bookmarks, city and URL suggestions, and the information that you display as part of your account profile.
If you contact us to provide feedback, register a complaint, or ask a question, we will record any personal information and other content that you provide in your communication so that we can effectively respond to your communication.
We record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the searches you undertake, the pages you view, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site. You cannot be identified from this aggregate information.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. However the following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services.
Authorized Service Providers
We may share your personal information with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our Site functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through the Site. In order to perform their jobs, these service providers may have limited access to some of the information we maintain about you. We require all such service providers to ensure the confidentiality of your personal information, limit their access to any personal information to the minimum necessary to perform their obligations, and not to use the information they may access for purposes other than fulfilling their responsibilities to us or on our behalf. We are not responsible for any additional information you provide to these parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to them.
We aggregate (gather up data across all user accounts) personal information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, and password are not disclosed to these third parties in a personally identifiable manner without your explicit consent.
You may choose to provide us with another person's email address so that person may be invited to create an account on this Site. We do not rent or sell these email addresses. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. By providing us with another person's email address, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of the person concerned as regards such disclosure to us of their personal information. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
Other Information Collectors
Controlling Your Personal Information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Site because such information may be required in order for you to register as a user; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or initiate other transactions on this Site.
To the extent you include personal information in your submissions (such as a photo of yourself), third parties may be able to identify you, associate you with your user account, and contact you. Please do not include information in your submissions that you expect to keep private.
As a registered MetroMarks user, you can modify some of your personal information and your privacy preferences by accessing your account on this Site.
You hereby acknowledge that MetroMarks is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
MetroMarks has no intention of collecting, and will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Should we ever do so, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. If you are under 13, you should not provide information on our Site and should ask your parent to do so for you.
This Site may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. Except as set forth herein, we do not share your personal information with those third parties, and are not responsible for their privacy practices. We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites.
Consent and Changes
Comments, Concerns and Dispute Resolution
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