Taposé Privacy Policy

Effective December 1, 2011

Last Updated: March 6, 2014

Summary of The Taposé Privacy Policy:

INTRODUCTION – The Introduction identifies the basic Services covered by this Privacy Policy and provides a brief overview of what the Policy covers.

SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION – This section addresses the types of information that Taposé collects from users and the collection of non-personally identifiable information via cookies and related technologies by third parties.

NOTICE AND CHOICE – This section provides information on users’ options to control how their information is collected and used, how we will notify users about future Policy changes, where the Services store data, and third-party web sites that may link to Taposé services.

USE AND DISCLOSURE – This section describes how we use your information to provide and manage Taposé services, including when we may disclose your information to third parties that assist us in providing the Services.

SECURITY – This section describes our security measures.

ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE – This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by Taposé, and how to cancel their accounts.

CONTACT US – This section instructs users how to contact us with any questions about Taposé services.

 

1. INTRODUCTION

Taposé (“the Company,” “Taposé”, “we”, “us,” “our”) operates (a) Taposé branded application (“Licensed Application”), (b) the website located at tapose.com and all corresponding web pages and websites associated with the foregoing URL (“Site”), and (c) any content, features, functionality and other information and services offered by us though the Licensed Application and/or the Site, including, without limitation, viral, embeddable or application/device-based features and related technology (e.g., applications, APIs, widgets, etc.), including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other device (collectively, “the Services”).

As set forth in our Terms of Service (www.tapose.com/tems-service-agreement), our content and website are not targeted to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

This Policy describes our collection, use and sharing of users’ personal information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address), where that information is not otherwise publicly available on the Services. It also describes generally our practices for handling non-personally identifiable information (e.g., interests, demographics and activity information) to the extent such information is associated with a particular user or user account. This Privacy Policy applies to all “users,” including both those who use some of the Services without being registered and those who have registered to use the Services.

 

2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES

User Submitted Information

When you use and/or register for the Services, we may collect your first name, last name, username/member title, email address, password, an avatar/picture and zip code (together, “Registration Information”). If you use the Services to share content or engage in other social activities, we may publicly display your username/member title and your avatar/picture along with your social activity.

Information Collected by the Services

Taposé Services Activity Information. When you use the Services, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about that use. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Services via the Internet, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Services from a mobile or other device, we may also collect transactional information such as a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”), your geolocation, or other transactional information for the device in order to serve content to it. We also may use cookies and other tracking technologies (including browser cookies, pixels and beacons), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier. Websites send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the web site can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that site. We may use these technologies to collect and store information about your use of the Services, such as pages you have visited, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen.

Third parties that support the Services by, for example, serving advertisements, allowing users to share content, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. We do not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). 

Third Parties. To improve the quality of our services, we may also supplement the information we collect with information we obtain from other users, business partners and other companies. If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your public user ID associated with that third-party service, and any information you have made public in connection with that service and which the third party shares with partner services.

3. NOTICE & CHOICE

Means of Notice and Choice. This Privacy Policy is the primary means by which we provide you with notice about our collection and use of your personal information. We will not use your personal information in a manner different from what is described in this Privacy Policy without your permission.

Privacy Policy Changes. We may modify this Privacy Policy as necessary. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that expand our rights to use your personal information, we will notify you to seek your consent.

Location of Data. The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to, processed and stored in the United States and other countries where data protection and other privacy laws may not offer the same level of protection as those in your jurisdiction. As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

4. USE AND DISCLOSURE

Information Made Public Through Use of The Services

If you use the Services to share content or engage in other social activities, your username/member title, avatar/picture and location will be publicly available to anyone, including other users of the Service, search engines, advertisers or anyone with access to the Services. Any material or comments that you choose to post on the Services will also be public and associated with your public username/member title, avatar/picture and location.

Use and Disclosure of Information
We only share your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties when we believe sharing is permitted by you or authorized by this Privacy Policy. We may share your personal information with Affiliated Companies.

We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the Services. We use the information we collect from and about users to provide the Services and features to you including to measure and improve those services and features, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising and marketing messages, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. We may use aggregated or anonymous data about use of and activity on the Services to assist us in this regard, and the use and disclosure of such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

To send you promotional emails. Taposé may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from Taposé, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered to use the Services, such as notifications of changes to the Services or policies.

To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Services. We may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Services. These service providers are required to protect any personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to the Services.

To protect our rights and our users. There may be instances when we may access, preserve and disclose user information without providing notice or choice, if required to do so by law or if based on a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law or legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any content or information violates the rights of any third party; (d) respond to your requests for customer or technical service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Company, users or any third parties including acting in urgent circumstances.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If we sell all or part of our business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or are otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, we may transfer your user information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

 

5. SECURITY

We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.

 

6. ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE

You may access or change your Registration Information at any time by reviewing your account settings. You may cancel your account by deleting the Licensed Application or by contacting us as described below. Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information associated with your account, including publicly viewable comments or other material you have posted on the Services or on other websites and applications via the Services, may remain viewable in some circumstances. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. Because of the nature of caching technology, your publicly viewable account information may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.

 

7. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Online: http://taposetest.devcloud.acquia-sites.com/ja/eform/submit/contact-form