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Effective date: July 30, 2017
ZeeMee is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by United States law. By using or accessing the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the United States and other countries.
Information You Provide to Us:
We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may send you promotional email offers on behalf of others, or email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Collected Automatically
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your internet protocol (“IP”) address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
Information Related to Personal Data Provided by Institutions, Schools, Colleges, and Universities
If you are a prospective student or a current student, ZeeMee may collect some personal information about you under the direction of your institution, school, college or university, prior to any direct relationship established with you through signing up for our Services. ZeeMee works with institutions, schools, colleges, and universities to help them provide notice to their students concerning the purpose for which personal information is collected.
ZeeMee will retain personal information we process on behalf of participating institutions, schools, colleges, universities, and companies for as long as needed to provide services to them. We will retain and use this personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Information Collected from Other Websites and Do Not Track Policy
We may use information about you for various purposes, including, but not limited to:
You may also have the option of posting your Services activities to Social Networking Services when you access content through the Services (for example, you may post to Facebook that you performed an activity on the Services); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to view such activity.
We do not rent or sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone, except as expressly provided below. We may share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section:
Sharing Information with Institutions, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and other Users: We may share Personal Information provided in your account or on your linked website with the institutions, schools, colleges, and universities that we partner with (“Partner Organizations”). If you share portfolios or other information with various institutions, schools, colleges, universities, or companies, we may make your account information and/or linked website available to those entities or institutions. Additionally, our Partner Organizations may use information from your account to target particular communications or offers to you. For example, our Partner Organizations may use the information we provide to determine whether certain users of ZeeMee may be a good fit for admission or other programs associated with such Partner Organization. If you join communities associated with institutions, schools, colleges, universities and/or companies, we may make your information available to other ZeeMee users in those communities and you will be able to interact and communicate with other members of those communities.
You understand that when you use the Services, your profile and other information you post and actions you take through the Services, including, but not limited to, shoutouts, direct messages, posts on public forums, emails, nudges, push notifications, and chat services, may be shared with other users and/or Partner Organizations that you indicate, and may be viewable on publicly available areas of the Services, depending on your applicable privacy settings. Partner Organizations may send you direct messages, emails, nudges, push notifications, and chat services. For more information about how privacy settings work, please see the section titled "User Profiles and Submissions; Privacy Settings" below.
Information that’s been de-identified: We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a partner (or allow a partner to collect such information) in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.
Advertisers: We allow our advertisers and/or merchant partners (“Advertisers”) to choose the demographic information of users who will see their advertisements and/or promotional offers and you agree that we may provide any of the information we have collected from you in non-personally identifiable form to an Advertiser, in order for that Advertiser to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements and/or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in San Francisco to show you ads or offers for California Advertisers. Or, we might allow Advertisers to display their ads to users with similar usage patterns to yours. Note that if an advertiser asks us to show an ad to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that ad, the advertiser may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they were trying to reach.
We may deliver a file to you through the Services (known as a “web beacon”) from an ad network. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site. You may be able to opt-out of web beacon tracking conducted by third parties through our Services by adjusting the Do Not Track settings on your browser; please note that we don’t control whether or how these third parties comply with Do Not Track requests.
Affiliated Businesses: In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for you to automatically transmit Third Party Account Information to your Services profile or to automatically transmit information in your Services profile to your third party account. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
User Profiles and Submissions; Privacy Settings: Certain user profile information, including your name, location, and any video or image content that such user has uploaded to the Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for our services. Your account privacy settings may allow you to limit the other users who can see the Personal Information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others.
Our Services are designed, among other things, to help you share information with the world and put your best digital foot forward. If your ZeeMee page’s discovery mode is toggled on, most of the information you provide us through the Services is information you are asking us to make publicly accessible. If your ZeeMee page’s discovery mode is toggled on, the information you provide through and on the Services is and will be public. If your ZeeMee page’s discovery mode is private, the information you provide through and on the Services is not publicly accessible but may be accessed by Partner Organizations. Admissions counselors will always have their ZeeMee pages’ discovery modes be toggled on. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and documents via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
You may elect to restrict access to certain information, such as who can view your profile, by using the available privacy settings. It is important to note that regardless of the privacy settings you select for your own profile, information that you post and actions that you take on or in connection with other users’ profiles or in other areas of the Services may be viewable by other users and may be publicly available, depending on the applicable privacy settings for that profile or area of the Services. For example, if you send a shoutout, your shoutout, name, and profile picture will appear on that user’s profile page, and the recipient of the shoutout will receive an email with your name and profile picture notifying them about your shoutout. If you do not activate any privacy settings, your profile will be publicly available.
Business Transfers: We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Your account is protected via authentication for your privacy and security. If you access your account via a third party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, push notifications, instant messaging, and similar means of communication are generally not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on ZeeMee.
You should also report any security violation to us at email@example.com or by postal mail at ZeeMee, Inc., 805 Veterans Boulevard, Suite 105, Redwood City, CA 94063.
You should also report any inappropriate content on ZeeMee to us by clicking “Report User” on ZeeMee’s platform.
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to contact us to prevent disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes; in order to submit such a request, please contact us at email@example.com.
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information and adjust your privacy settings as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to delete your account you can also do so from Settings > Delete Account, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to email@example.com, and we will try to resolve your concerns.