Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site and when you use our Services, including as a subscriber, we may invite you to contact us with questions or comments or request information, provide or upload documents and other content (for example, links to your blog), contact us with feedback, participate in surveys, questionnaires or contests, recommend or rate content, or complete a registration form. Due to the nature of some of these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information that you submit in your profile, such as your email address, gender, school, photo, age, phone number, postal address, city and occupation. We may also collect additional personally identifiable information that you voluntarily include in your profile or your blog or transmit with your communications to us. If you are a registered user, (i) you may be able to send a request to add friends to your network and send them messages and we will collect their personally identifiable information that you use to contact them and (ii) other users will be able to view who has posted (for registered users), recommended or rated certain content or documents and may be able to comment on or rate the documents and other content you have posted to the Site (if they are registered users). Additionally, other users will be able to view information about the documents you have posted, such as the most recently posted documents and highest rated documents and we and other users may modify the tags or categories of the documents and other content you have posted to the Site (which will be associated with your username if you are a registered user).
We may use your personally identifiable information to register you to use our Site and Services, deliver certain services, provide notices regarding services or documents you have purchased or licensed, and verify your authority to enter our Site, improve the content and general administration of the Site and our Services and display targeted advertising on web pages served by the Site. We may use your email address, without further consent, for administrative communications, to address copyright infringement or defamation or other violations of Terms of Service issues, or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from the Site. We may use and disclose Your information if we believe, in good faith, that it is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Sharingpaper from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Site; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Sharingpaper, our Users, or others. We may disclose User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist us n improving the Site and creating new services features.
Sharingpaper recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Sharingpaper does not target its Services or this Site to children under 13. Sharingpaper does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE Sharingpaper SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. IF Sharingpaper LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-YEARS-OF-AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE Sharingpaper SITE, THEN Sharingpaper WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.
IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME Sharingpaper SUBSCRIBER, THEN PLEASE CONTACT Sharingpaper AT PRIVACY@Sharingpaper.COM TO HAVE THAT CHILD'S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE Sharingpaper DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE SITES, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, AND DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THEM, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE.
· OnGuard Online, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
· The Child Safety Network
· Control Kids
· Cyber Sitter
· Net Nanny
When you use or access the Sharingpaper Site we may use small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters called cookies to improve overall Site experience, among other things. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. Sharingpaper may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie generally disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Sharingpaper site or other web sites. Persistent cookies can generally be removed by you. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings and to remove cookies. We may also use web beacons on our site and in emails that we send to you. We may collect information regarding pages visited, searches performed, documents and profiles viewed, documents downloaded, documents uploaded, reviews and comments made.
Automatically Collected Information: When you access the Site or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology, including server logs. This "automatically collected" information may include Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, browser used, the content and pages that you access on the Site, the dates and times that you visit the Site, documents that you viewed, uploaded or downloaded, and ads that you clicked on, and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. Like most Web sites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our sites. These "server logs" typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, and IP addresses, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies, web beacons, logs, and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our Services and advertising to you. Such third party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information to provide the services to us. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation, including upon receipt of what we believe may be a valid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction over Sharingpaper or not. (Please note that Sharingpaper reserves the right to assert that only the Federal District Court of the Central District of California, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court, have jurisdiction, and subpoenas from outside those jurisdictions must be "domesticated," though we are not obligated to do so.) We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization, however, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Sharingpaper participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Sharingpaper's assets to which this Site relates.
When you create a Sharingpaper account, some information about your account and your account activity may be provided to other Sharingpaper users. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the number of documents you have uploaded, downloaded, and viewed.
Your Sharingpaper account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on Sharingpaper. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the Site.
Any documents that you submit may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other Sharingpaper users or the general public.
You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, such as company name and your job title, that will be visible to other users on your Sharingpaper account page. We may provide your company name and your job title (if you elected to complete those sections of your user profile) to third parties, such as advertising networks and other companies.
We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our Services to you. Such third party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information solely to provide the services to us. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization except we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Sharingpaper participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Sharingpaper's assets to which this Site relates.
Links to Third Party Sites/Opt-Out for Non-PII Collection for Network Services
We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Web site. These, and other companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number, but including your company name and job title gathered from your profile information) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. They may do this by using cookies and web beacons, among other things. (See, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacons.) Some third parties might use the DoubleClick DART cookie in the ads served on the Site. When users visit the Site and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on our Site. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the advertising opt-out page. We may use Google AdSense, and so the privacy policies pertaining to Google AdSense ads are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the Google AdSense privacy policies here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html, and the DoubleClick privacy policies here: http://www.google.com/doubleclick/privacy/. Sharingpaper participates in the Bizographic Targeting Network ("BTN"). You may opt out of BTN targeted ads at http://www.bizo.com/business_audience/opt_out. The privacy policies pertaining to Bizo and BTN ads are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the Bizo / BTN privacy policies here: http://www.bizo.com/business_audience/privacy_policy. Sharingpaper may use and participates in SAY Media Ad Platform Online Program ("SAY"). You may opt out of SAY Media Targeting at http://www.saymedia.com/privacy-policy.php. The privacy policies pertaining to SAY are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the SAY privacy policies. Although we may attempt to contractually limit what third party advertising companies and networks do, we have no ability to monitor or control what they do. Recently some advertising companies and networks have been sued for allegedly using what are called local shared objects or re-spawning cookies (including by using Adobe® flash cookies). Although we attempt to contractually require that these companies shall always allow the end-user (you) to easily and completely uninstall any means of tracking the end-user without regenerating the means of such tracking, we cannot assure that this will occur and, therefore, you consent to these types of practices. If you would like more information about what many advertising companies and advertising networks do and to know some of your choices about not having this information used by the companies that are member of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. We cannot assure that all of our third-party advertising companies and advertising networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, or that they comply with the policies of the Network Advertising Initiative.
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Sharingpaper may use encryption, password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, WE MAKE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. WE MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE SITE 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.
Notice to European Users
Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information
Sharingpaper provides you with the ability to review, correct and delete any of your user profile. Information you post in other areas of the Site cannot be deleted. If you wish to review or correct any profile information you have provided to us, you may submit a request to us at the contact email below or access your account online.