INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
"Personal Information" means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home.
In general, you can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, you may be asked to provide Personal Information if you would like to participate in certain features of the Site.
CTF collects a range of Personal Information from and about Site users. Much of the Personal Information collected by CTF about users is information provided by users themselves at the time they register with the Site. That information includes each user’s email, first and last name, gender, birthday and country.
Certain Personal Information collected from users is disclosed as a matter of course as a result of those users’ use of the Site. USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Information Collected Upon Registration
If you desire to have access to certain restricted sections of the Site or to have access to or use of certain parts of the Site, you will be required to become a registered user, and to submit certain Personal Information to CTF. Personal Information that we may collect in such instances may include your full display name, email address, password, city, time zone, telephone number, and other information that you decide to provide us with, or that you decide to include in your public profile. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself and utilize the Site. We also collect Personal Information when you contact us online for customer service and other support using self-help tools, such as email, text, or by posting online.
Your use of a mobile version of the Site may provide CTF with information regarding your actual location. CTF will collect this information only if you allow CTF to access your location through your mobile device. Additionally, CTF receives location information from the Social Media Sites (as defined below) that you enable within the mobile version of the Site and also (with your permission) from your device ("Geo-location Data"). We may use Geo-location Data to complete your CTF profile (for example, to indicate that you are located in Chicago), customize the Site to make it more relevant to you (for example, to show you topics in your area) and to offer you location-relevant services.
"Personal Information" does not include statistical information. By analyzing your use of our system we may compile certain statistical information, such as anonymous information about how users use our service. In addition, when you use the Site certain statistical information may be gathered about your usage and used for diagnostic purposes and improving CTF. This may include certain information that CTF automatically receives from your mobile device, such as time patterns and feature usage. Statistical data helps understand trends and customer needs so that new products and services can be considered and in order to tailor existing products and services to customer desires. Aggregate statistical information is anonymous and will not be linked to any Personal Information for provision to third parties. We may share such anonymous statistical information with our partners, without restriction, on commercial terms that we can determine in our sole discretion.
Posts, Comments and Message Data
The posts and comments made by users on CTF are not private, even if made to a forum not readily accessible to the public. This means that, by default, they are not deleted from our servers – ever – and will still be accessible after an account is deleted. User messages are generally only viewable by the parties involved, but they may be accessed internally as needed for community support. Moreover, CTF keeps a complete log of all messages sent on the Site, even when both parties later delete their accounts. CTF stores the IP addresses associated with specific posts, comments, and private messages for 90 days after they are made or sent.
USE OF INFORMATION
Your information may be shared with agents, contractors or business partners for the purpose of performing services for CTF. If you contact us by email through the Site, we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and may use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to respond to you.
In addition, we may use your contact information to market to you, and provide you with information about our products and services and the products and services of our partners that we believe may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such marketing information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of our Site, CTF also conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Information and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and CTF may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. CTF may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Site to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We consider your information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
When We Have Your Consent.
When you create a profile, your username and any other information that you share on your profile page will be public and may be viewed by anyone. By creating a profile and registering to use the Service, you are consenting to this public disclosure of the information in your profile. You can adjust the information in your profile and your privacy settings at any time in your account settings.
We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services.
Social Media Site
CTF may use your Personal Information to personalize some of our services and products for you and to deliver targeted advertisements and offers from CTF, its affiliates, and from third parties. In addition, CTF may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us. CTF may ask advertisers to tell CTF how users responded to the ads CTF showed them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as "conversion tracking," helps us measure CTF’s advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements users see. CTF may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.
CTF allows advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements. CTF may display targeted advertisements based on your Personal Information. Advertisers may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria—for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
CTF does not provide any Personal Information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an 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. Also, when you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser and note that it meets the criteria they selected.
Certain Communications Directed to CTF
Disclosures for Legal Purposes
CTF may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of CTF, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
You can request the Personal Information that CTF has collected about you, correct factual inaccuracies in your Personal Information, remove Personal Information from CTF’s databases and/or update your Personal Information here or by contacting us at email@example.com.
CTF is very concerned about the security of your Personal Information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored Personal Information to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site 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.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our Site may contain links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
USE OF CTF BY CHILDREN
CTF does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, and you must be 18 years of age or older in order to use the Site and establish an account. In the event you become aware that an individual under the age of 18 has enrolled without parental permission, please advise us immediately.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
QUESTIONS; CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS AND OTHER COUNTRIES
If you reside in Canada, you may have the right to be provided with access to Personal Information that we have collected about you and written information about our policies and practices with respect to the transfer of your personal information outside Canada. email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of personal information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by CTF pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via the email or address stated above. Please allow 30 days for a response.