WHEREZA Privacy Policy


WHEREZA ("WHEREZA") recognizes that its customers, visitors, users, and others who use www.whereza.com or other web sites or applications owned or operated by WHEREZA (the "WHEREZA Sites") (collectively or individually "Users") value their privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of information about users collected on the WHEREZA Sites. WHEREZA provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the WHEREZA Sites.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the WHEREZA Terms & Conditions. Your use of the WHEREZA Sites and any personal information you provide on the WHEREZA Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions. As set forth in our Terms and Conditions [link], WHEREZA is a general audience site, is not targeted to children, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

Please note that any video, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the WHEREZA Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

The Information WHEREZA Collects:


* User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) to WHEREZA when choosing to participate in various activities on the WHEREZA Sites such as adding spots in your account or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.

* Cookies Information: When you visit the WHEREZA Sites, we may send, or cause to be sent, one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. WHEREZA uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the WHEREZA Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

* Log File Information: When you use the WHEREZA 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.

* Clear GIFs Information: When you use the WHEREZA Sites, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

The Way WHEREZA Uses Information


* If you submit personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) to us through the WHEREZA Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the WHEREZA Sites.

* Any personal information (including personally identifiable information) or other content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g., on discussion boards, in public messages and public chat areas, within notes in your public spots, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by third parties. Any content that you submit to the WHEREZA Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

* You voluntarily choose an account name when you register for WHEREZA ("Account Name"). Your Account Name is displayed to other Users when you add public spots and other Users can contact you through messages and comments.

* We do not use your personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major WHEREZA Site changes or for customer service purposes).

* We use both your personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) 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 WHEREZA Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.

* To improve the quality of WHEREZA's services, we may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties. If you access WHEREZA through a third-party connection or log-in (e.g., Facebook), we may also collect your public user ID associated with that third-party service, and any information you have made public in connection with that service and which the third party shares with partner services.

* We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the WHEREZA Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

When WHEREZA Discloses Information


* We provide personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf, including by serving advertisements and providing other services. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

* We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

* 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 WHEREZA Sites.

* We may release personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) 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.

* WHEREZA also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.)that WHEREZA believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms & Conditions, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of WHEREZA, our Users or others.

* WHEREZA may also be linked to sites operated by website affiliates or third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer games or applications developed and maintained by third parties. WHEREZA is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once you leave WHEREZA via a link, enable a third-party service, or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third-party site.

Your Choices


You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information (such as your full name and email address) through the WHEREZA Sites, in which case WHEREZA may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the WHEREZA Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms & Conditions.

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.

The WHEREZA Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the WHEREZA Sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the WHEREZA Sites, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms & Conditions, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer. U.S. data protection and other relevant laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

Please contact WHEREZA with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by sending an e-mail to contact@whereza.com.

Our Commitment To Data Security


WHEREZA uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to WHEREZA and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, WHEREZA makes 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 WHEREZA learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. WHEREZA may post a notice on the WHEREZA 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 using this contact form.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy


In the event that WHEREZA is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the WHEREZA Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Policy that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:


This Privacy Notice was last modified January 13, 2012.

Contact Information:


Please contact WHEREZA with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy by sending an e-mail to contact@whereza.com..