Last Updated: October 9, 2013
Your California Privacy Rights
California residents may request an information-sharing disclosure from us by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org this email address for management of site user issues] or writing to us at SYC, Att: Privacy Dept., P.O. Box 8427 La Verne, CA 91750. Please note that, under the law, we are not required to respond to your request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any requests that are not sent to the above-designated email or mailing address.
Information Collection and Use
RIC collects user submitted information including but not limited to name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the RIC Sites and RIC Services. RIC may also collect other data either directly or via third-party sign-on services, if any including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation, in order to enrich the user experience.
RIC also logs non-personally-identifiable information such as IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to users. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User account information, including pictures and usernames, may be displayed in order to enrich the user experience and facilitate user interaction. Email addresses are primarily used for the purposes of sending notifications related to the service. With the exception of notifying friends about content the user has created, a user's email address is not shared or publicly displayed on the RIC Sites or within the RIC service. Users' full names, to the extent collected and stored, are never directly revealed to other users, unless authorized by the user.
From time to time, RIC and one or more of its partners may co-sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest or may offer a co-branded product or service on the RIC Sites (each, a "Joint Offering"). Users may be asked to provide personal information such as name, email address, home address, etc. or to answer questions in order to participate in a Joint Offering, which personal information may be shared by RIC with its partners involved in such Joint Offering, and such partners may use the information for its own advertising and marketing purposes. Also, we may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
In addition, RIC may use so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “web bugs,” “clear GIFs,” etc. (collectively “Web Beacons”) to collect information about your visits to the RIC Sites. These are small electronic images embedded in web content (including online ads) and email messages and are ordinarily not visible to users. Like cookies, Web Beacons enable us to track pages and content (including ads) accessed and viewed by users on the RIC Sites. Also, when we send HTML-formatted (as opposed to plain text) emails to our users, Web Beacons may be embedded in such emails to allow us to monitor readership levels so that we can identify aggregate trends and individual usage to provide our users with more relevant content or offers. Web beacons in emails may recognize activities such as when an email was opened, how many times an email was forwarded, which links in the email were clicked on, etc. Web Beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive our Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.
Please note that RIC may allow thirty-party advertisers (including those that are serving their own ads on the RIC Sites, as well as those so-called “network advertisers” or “ad networks” who are serving and managing ads for others) to set and use their own cookies (including Flash cookies) and/or Web Beacons on your computer when you visit the RIC Sites. These cookies and Web Beacons allow third-party advertisers to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement and to compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. The information so compiled allows third-party advertisers to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
The RIC Sites also contain links to and/or enables certain third-party Internet functionalities to enhance your online experience, including, without limitation, social plug-ins, tools and APIs. Prior to using any third-party functionalities (e.g., Facebook Connect) on the RIC Sites, you should consult the privacy notices of the third-party providers of such functionalities (e.g., Facebook). Once again, we have no control over what information is collected by such third parties, or how they may use the information. The privacy policies and data practices of such third parties may significantly differ from ours, and we make no representation or warranty whatsoever about their data policies and practices. Your communications and interactions with such third parties are solely between you and them, and are at your own risk.
You may prevent RIC messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending an email request to email@example.com or by visiting and adjusting your email preferences in My Account. Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
RIC users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as "My Profile" and "My Account".
Registered users and members may choose to no longer receive updates or notifications by managing their email preferences; in the user profile 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and RIC newsletters include instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
RIC user accounts are secured by user-created passwords and, in some cases, third-party sign-on services (e.g., Facebook Connect). RIC takes precautions to ensure that user account information is kept private. We use commercially reasonable measures to protect user information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to user information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. However, we do not guarantee that these efforts will completely protect user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. We will endeavor to notify users in the event that the security of their personal information is breached or compromised. By submitting personal information on any of the RIC Sites, you expressly consent to receiving our notification regarding any breach or compromise, or suspected breach or compromise, of the security of your personal information, by email or postal mail, as we deem appropriate, and as required by law. For any additional information about the security measures we use on RIC, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We urge you to keep your username, password, and other account access information in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also, remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to a RIC Site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or an internet cafe.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information RIC Collects
RIC is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The RIC Sites and RIC Service are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 without parental supervision. RIC does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18. RIC requires users to be logged in with a valid account when submitting any data as a means of verifying that the source of such data is from a user that is at least 18 years of age.
Children should only access and use such sites and services with the participation and supervision of their parents. Only parents are allowed to create accounts and profiles and post personal content on such sites and services, and RIC does not knowingly collect personal information directly from children on such sites and services.
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