Last updated November 22, 2010
General Collection and Use of Information
Our primary goals in collecting personally identifiable information are to provide you with the Service, to communicate with you, and to manage your Profile (as defined below), if you have one.
Active Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Weavolution does not require you to provide us with personally identifiable information. However, if you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the Service, you will be required to become a registered user and to submit certain personally identifiable information to Weavolution. In order to register with the Service and use such portions of the Service, you may establish a user profile (a “Profile”) by providing personally identifiable and other information to us. Types of personally identifiable and other information that we may require for you to register and create a Profile include personal information such as your full name, gender, postal address, mobile telephone number, e-mail address and user name and password, along with other information. We may also ask you to provide other optional information in connection with your Profile, such as information relating to your weaving experience and preferences, your birth date, a personal statement, information regarding your pets and children, your personal interests, and so forth. You are the sole custodian of your Profile and are responsible for the accuracy of all information contained in your Profile. You agree that Weavolution is only a facilitator of the Service and has no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in your Profile.
We may also collect personally identifiable information or other information when you enter promotions, sweepstakes, give-aways, or other hosted contests on or in connection with the Service. In addition, we may collect information in connection with your transactions (such as, but not limited to, donations or the purchase of products) with us and with some of our advertisers. This may include payment information, such as information regarding your account with an online payment service provider, and information about your use of products and services offered by our advertisers.
Passive Data Collection and Cookies
A session cookie enables certain features of the Service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Service. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Service. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, some features of our site may not function properly.
Use of Collected Information
Personal and non-personal information will be used for purposes of the Service, such as ensuring the technical functioning of our network, fulfilling requests for products and services, developing new products and services, contacting you, conducting research and providing anonymous reporting for advertising clients. For example, we may use your e-mail address to send certain types of notifications relating to the Service and the services of our advertisers. We may also use personal or non-personal information we collect to customize the advertising and content you see for several purposes including, but not limited to, auditing, research and analysis to maintain, protect, and improve the Service.
Your user name and your photo, if you decide to upload one, are displayed to people in the Weavolution network to enable you to connect with people on the Service, as specified in your privacy settings in your Profile. Once you have registered, you may provide additional information in your Profile as described above, including but not limited to your bio, your location, and your personal web site, if you have one. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and find new friends and opportunities in the Service. If you contact us by e-mail through the Service, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your e-mail address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.
In addition, any information or other content that you upload into the Service or the Forum (including but not limited to projects, drafts, and loom information) will be displayed to other users.
Weavolution may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. When you interact with or view a targeted ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad. We may share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information with third parties (such as the total number of users who click on a certain advertisement on a particular page). We do not provide any personal information to an advertiser when you interact with or view an advertisement.
We may also use information you provide for purposes of completing transactions between you and Weavolution, including by providing such information to third party service providers or volunteers for such purposes.
Profile Updates and Opting Out
You may edit the information in your Profile, and certain information and content you post to the Forum, at any time. We rely on our users to ensure that all personal information in their Profiles is up-to-date and accurate.
Weavolution may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about, our products and services, including but not limited to the Service. Weavolution will also send you e-mails when you have received a private message or a request or when a comment has been left for you on a project or draft. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. We may also enable you to opt out of certain optional messages from us through the privacy settings in your profile. Notwithstanding your choice to unsubscribe or opt out of receiving certain messages, Weavolution reserves the right to send you certain communications regarding the Service, related services and your Profile, such as announcements and administrative messages.
You may also, at any time, delete or request that we delete certain information provided by you and associated with your Profile, or cancel your registration with the Service and delete your Profile, by using functions available in the Profile area of the Service or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In some cases, we may retain such information and/or your Profile in our archives or as required by law. Deletion of your Profile may not affect the availability on the Service of certain information and content contributed or posted by you to the publicly viewable portions of the Service, such as the Forum.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
Weavolution cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Weavolution or any third party or the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
Weavolution may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
We may at times offer you the ability to post content to a discussion forum or other online space (“Forum”). In order to do so, you may be required to register and create a Profile. You should be aware that any visitor to the Forum may read your postings on the Forum. Furthermore, any information which you may post to a Forum will be disclosed and available to all visitors and users of that Forum, and is therefore no longer private. Certain information, such as your user name, certain Profile information and other information may also be automatically displayed in connection with content you post to the Forum. In some cases, you may be able to choose what information will be displayed based on settings in your Profile. Weavolution cannot guarantee the security of information and content that is disclosed or communicated online in public areas such as Forums, and you provide such information at your own risk. Weavolution does not author, edit, endorse, or monitor any Forum. You acknowledge and agree that Weavolution has no responsibility for the accuracy or availability of information provided on any Forum, including any Linked Sites that may be provided in any Forum, and that Weavolution does not control or endorse any Linked Sites or other content, products, advertising, advice or other materials presented on any Forum. Weavolution reserves the right at any time, in its sole discretion, to remove any content that a user may post on any Forum and restrict their access to any Forum.
Weavolution may use e-mail links located on various pages of the Service to allow you to contact us with questions or comments you may have. We welcome these e-mail communications and make efforts to respond to these communications where appropriate. Email communications and the ideas sent to Weavolution in these e-mail communications become the property of Weavolution. We may use the e-mail communications to evaluate and improve our products, services and the Service. We may also save these e-mail communications for future reference or use. Once Weavolution receives an e-mail communication from you, we may send you future e-mail communications relating to Weavolution products or services or for other purposes.
Weavolution is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access or misuse. Your Profile is protected with certain user credentials, such as your user name and password. You are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person has access to your Profile, user name or password. It is your sole responsibility to authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your user name, password, and Profile by third parties.
Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected on the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining access to this information. We do not warrant or represent that your Profile will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via e-mail or conspicuous posting on the Service in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
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