Last Modified: June 26, 2009
The Information POKE.LY Collects:
1. User Provided Information:
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to POKE.LY when choosing to participate in various activities on the POKE.LY Sites such as uploading images and captions, uploading videos, posting messages in our forums or in the video comments section, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
2. Cookies Information:
When you visit the POKE.LY Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the POKE.LY Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
3. Log File Information:
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. When you register with or view the POKE.LY Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
How your information is used:
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the POKE.LY Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the POKE.LY Sites.
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your display name (not your email address) may be displayed to other Users when you upload images or videos or send messages through the POKE.LY Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any images, captions, videos or other content that you submit to the POKE.LY Sites may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
We may use your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major POKE.LY Site changes, new messages in your inbox, or for customer service purposes). We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the POKe.LY Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
Disclosure of Your Information:
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the POKE.LY Sites. POKE.LY May share personally-identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information with third party-affiliates and business partners for the purpose of offering greater functionality and enhanced services through POKE.LY or other sites, and for the purpose of communicating these services to you.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
POKE.LY does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks POKE.LY to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
Commitment To Data Security:
We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to POKE.LY and you do so at your own risk. Please note that there is no guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If POKE.LY learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. POKE.LY may post a notice on the POKE.LY Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitment To Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, POKE.LY does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the POKE.LY Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the POKE.LY Sites at any time or in any manner. If POKE.LY learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the POKE.LY Sites without verified parental consent, then POKE.LY will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending any personal information to anyone over the Internet.