Information we collect
When you visit EXPOBLVD you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us, and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
When you register with EXPOBLVD, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, schools attended and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter EXPOBLVD, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all EXPOBLVD visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to log in when you come back to EXPOBLVD. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use EXPOBLVD, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
You post your own private or personal information on the Website at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on the Website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of user information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your information.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. EXPOBLVD stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
EXPOBLVD may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the EXPOBLVD service through the operation of the service (e.g., photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
By using EXPOBLVD, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to the United States of America and processed.
Use of information obtained by EXPOBLVD
When you register with EXPOBLVD, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on EXPOBLVD. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by EXPOBLVD that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by EXPOBLVD primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting to your wall), other EXPOBLVD users may be able to supplement your profile.
Profile information you submit to EXPOBLVD will be available to users of EXPOBLVD who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g., school, geography, friends of friends). Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the EXPOBLVD network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, member of your networks, etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.
EXPOBLVD may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message or poke, or someone posts on your wall, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails here, though EXPOBLVD reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
EXPOBLVD may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like an artist or work of art and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you with EXPOBLVD. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they are more likely to be interesting to you. For example, if you put a favorite artist in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting a related exhibition in your city. But we do not tell the institution who you are.
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to Social Network Platforms where we have a presence, newspapers and internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, Social Network Platform developers and other users of EXPOBLVD, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile (e.g., removing photo tag links).
Sharing your information with third parties
We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and networks through EXPOBLVD. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. When you use EXPOBLVD, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, listings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, listings or other items , this information may become publicly available.
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Changing or removing information
Access and control over most personal information on EXPOBLVD is readily available through the profile editing tools. EXPOBLVD users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their EXPOBLVD account may do so on their account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of EXPOBLVD.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on EXPOBLVD, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another EXPOBLVD user) you generally cannot remove such communications.
EXPOBLVD takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services.
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