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Effective Date: 4/10/12
Last Updated Date: 4/10/12
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information it obtains through the Launch.it Service.
The “Launch.it Service” is defined as any website, mobile application, or Internet service under the control of Launch Ventures Media, Inc., whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing an online platform for Launch’s services.
Personal Information Defined. Launch considers “Personal Information” to include information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. Launch does not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
The Launch.it Service Collects Your Information
Personal Information Collection. You may use parts of the Launch.it Service without creating an account. However, to post or comment on articles or to interact with other users on the Launch.it Service, such as authors and companies, you must register and create an account. To register, you will need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, password, and email address.
You may also register by using your log-in credentials from social networking websites or connect your Launch.it Service account with such websites, including Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. When you register in this way, we may collect Personal Information from the social networking websites. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture. We may also obtain other information with your permission, such as your gender, date of birth, city, and friend list. The information the Launch.it Service obtains may depend on your privacy settings with the social networking website.
Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. In addition, the Launch.it Service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including anonymous usage statistics.
When you visit the Launch.it Service, we and our third-party service providers also receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Launch.it Service may not work properly.
By using the Launch.it Service, you are authorizing Launch to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Launch.it Service.
How Launch Uses Your Information
Internal and Service-Related Usage. Launch uses Personal Information for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow Launch to facilitate the Launch.it Service. For example, users of the Launch.it Service may view your profile along with the content you publish, or the Launch.it Service may display your Personal Information when you contact other Users using the Launch.it Service.
Marketing. Launch does not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for direct marketing purposes [without your permission]. Launch may allow access to other data collected by the Launch.it Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website [or other websites,] [direct marketing and offers,] or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.
Improve Service. We may retain any data you provide to:
· Provide customer support;
· Track the types of questions we receive;
· Analyze trends;
· Track user movement;
· Personalize your experience; and
· Otherwise enhance the Service.
Aggregate Data. Launch may anonymize and aggregate data, such as demographic information, collected through the Launch.it Service and use it for any purpose.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as billing, account management, or system maintenance.
LAUNCH May Disclose Your Information
Vendors and Suppliers. Launch may share any information it receives with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Launch.it Service.
Social Networking Websites. We may share Personal Information about you, such as your name, if you use the Launch.it Service to share articles with your friends on social networking websites. The Launch.it Service will share this information only with your friends; however, your friends could share this information with others outside of Launch’s control.
Search Engines. Your content and some Personal Information, such as your name, may be displayed to the public through search engines or similar services when you publish your content on the Launch.it Service.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if it believes doing so is required by law or if those actions are reasonably necessary to:
· comply with legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
· respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties;
· respond to your requests for customer service;
· respond to law enforcement;
· investigate and prevent unauthorized transactions or other illegal activities; or
· protect our or others’ rights, property, or personal safety.
Launch may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
Security of Your Information
By using the Launch.it Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Launch.it Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Launch.it Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at Info@launch.it.
Launch does not knowingly collect, maintain, or use any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age. No part of the Launch.it Service is directed to persons under the age of 13. In fact, you must be at least 13 years of age to set up an account with the Launch.it Service. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS the Launch.it Service AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.
If we become aware that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly delete such information from our databases. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a Launch.it Service account, then you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States to us. By providing your Personal Information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.
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