identifiable information ("PII"-- your full name, email address, mailing
address, telephone number, or credit card number) that Members voluntarily
provide to Chagora when they register (also known as "Registration PII"). The
services offered by Chagora, including any Chagora-branded URL (the "Chagora
Website"), and other features (for example, music and video embedded players),
Chagora mobile services, and any other features, content, or applications
offered from time to time by Chagora in connection with the Chagora Website
(collectively, the "Chagora Services"). The Chagora Services are hosted in the
initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the
features of the Chagora Services, or technology, and such modifications shall be
effective upon posting by Chagora on the Chagora Website. Your continued use of
changes. If Chagora materially changes its practices regarding collection or use
of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it
was collected unless you have been provided notice of, and have not objected to,
COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON CHAGORA
collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration
PII to us in order to register as a Member of Chagora. Chagora may also collect
PII from you if you choose to participate in Chagora 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 Chagora for review.
In addition, Chagora collects
other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This
data is used to manage and improve the Chagora Services, track usage, and for
Chagora Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII
information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth,
interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated
(schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or
personal statements (collectively "Profile Information"). The Profile
Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.
Chagora Members can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any
time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Chagora communicate with
them by controlling their account settings, available within the "Edit Profile"
portion of their Chagora profile.
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information
Internet browser, store Users' preferences, and determine whether you have
installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the Chagora
Services. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide
Third party advertisements displayed on Chagora Services may also
contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers (known as
"third party cookies"). Chagora does not control these third party cookies and
the "Notice" section below for more information on customized advertising on
Chagora. A pixel tag is a tiny image inserted in a webpage and used to record
the number and types of views for that page. Chagora may allow third party pixel
tags to be present on Chagora Services for purposes of advertising, providing
services or data and statistics collection.
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 Chagora Services.
NOTICE: CHAGORA WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE
ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
When you voluntarily provide PII to Chagora,
we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how
and why the information is being collected and the types of uses Chagora will
make of the information to the extent it is being used in a manner that differs
At the time you provide
your PII, Chagora will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII
not share your PII with third parties unless you have given Chagora permission
to do so (See "Use" below).
Chagora Services may be linked to Internet sites
operated by other companies. Chagora Services may also carry advertisements from
other companies. Chagora is not responsible for the privacy practices of
websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked to or
integrated with the Chagora Services or for the privacy practices of third party
Internet advertising companies. Once you leave Chagora Services via such a link,
access a third party application (such as widgets) or click on an advertisement,
site to determine, among other things, how they will handle any PII they collect
Chagora Services may also be linked to sites operated by companies
affiliated with Chagora. Users who visit those Affiliated Company sites should
still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ
tools to customize the content and advertising you receive based on the Profile
Information you have provided. Profile Information you provide in structured
profile fields or questions (multiple choice questions like "Marital Status,"
"Education" and "Children") ("Structured Profile Information"), information you
add to open-ended profile fields and questions (essay questions like "About Me,"
"Interests" and "Movies") ("Non-Structured Profile Information") and other
non-PII about you may also be used to customize the online ads you encounter to
those we believe are aligned with your interests. For example, based on your
music interests we might display an advertisement to make sure you are advised
when your favorite band is coming to town. The information used for this feature
does not provide your PII or identify you as an individual to third parties.
Some of the advertisements that appear on Chagora Services 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 about your visit to or use of Chagora Services, including
information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer
that reads your IP address.
Third party applications (such as widgets) created
by third party developers may also be available on the Chagora Services. Third
party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that
can be installed into Members' profiles or shared with other Users. However,
Chagora 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 Chagora. Chagora encourages
Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member
knows the party with whom it is interacting.
CHOICE: CHAGORA WILL PROVIDE YOU
WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
Except as described in this Privacy
Policy, Chagora will get your permission before we use the PII you provide to us
in a way that is inconsistent with the purpose for which it was submitted or
share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with Chagora.
CHAGORA'S USE OF PII
Chagora will only use the PII you provide under this
Chagora obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of
In order to locate
other Chagora Members that you may already know in the physical world, Chagora
allows Users to search for Members using Registration PII (i.e., full name or
email address). Chagora 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). Chagora may also enable
Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile
Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under "Edit Profile."
Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the
Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have
consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications
from Chagora, Chagora may periodically use your email address to send you such
materials related to the Chagora Services, as applicable. If you want to stop
receiving such materials from Chagora, you can change your profile settings
under "Account Settings," or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom
of each email.
Chagora employees, agents and contractors must have a business
reason to obtain access to your PII. Chagora may share your PII with those who
help us manage or provide Chagora 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 Chagora with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
Chagora 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. Chagora also may
share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, Chagora may customize the advertising and
marketing messages you receive on the Chagora Website, or may work with outside
companies to do so. Your non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with
these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Chagora prohibits
these companies from sharing your 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 Chagora's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Chagora may access or disclose PII, Profile
Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect
or defend the legal rights or property of Chagora, our Affiliated Companies or
their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our
agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Chagora
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 Chagora 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, Chagora may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the
transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member who is located in the
European Union 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. Chagora is not responsible under the
EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.
PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
Chagora uses commercially reasonable
administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and
credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized
use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Chagora uses reasonable methods to
make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES
REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT CHAGORA ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
possible, Chagora Members may review the Registration PII 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 PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into
your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account
If you ask Chagora to stop using your PII, Chagora will honor that
request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with
applicable federal, state or local law.