"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.
We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Sites.
We may collect your name, email address, your gender, date of birth and postal code.
We may collect your telephone number from a mobile device and send you messages if you decide that you want to receive SMS, MMS, or other text messages from the Services.
When you save other Personal Information in your profile we will collect any such information you enter.
When you enter Personal Information throughout the Epikoo network using one of the features of the Epikoo network, for example journals, testimonials, groups, or message boards, we will collect any such information you enter ("Publicly Posted Information").
When you contact us by sending us an email, we will collect your email addresses and any information contained in the email you send us.
Once you register with Epikoo and sign in to our Services or you are responding to an invitation to join Epikoo, you are not anonymous to us. If you are browsing the Sites without being invited or registering with Epikoo, you are anonymous to us, but we will collect the information listed below under Personal Information Collected Via Technology. If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the site. Epikoo stores this information to send these invitations, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at contact@Epikoo.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
Use of information
Any visitor of the Sites can view your profile information and photos that you have uploaded to the Epikoo community. You can control what part of your profile information and photos is visible to visitors of the Sites and which categories of Epikoo users can see what information.
Please be aware that any information that is publicly posted throughout the Epikoo network can be accessed by every visitor of the Sites.
Epikoo may analyze any collected information for its own internal purposes. In addition, Epikoo may remove personally identifying information from collected information to render it anonymous. Epikoo may use Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information in its discretion.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who work on behalf of or with Epikoo under confidentiality agreements to provide some of the services and features of the Epikoo community and to help us communicate with you. These service providers may use your personal information to communicate with you about offers and services from Epikoo and our marketing partners. However, these service providers do not have any independent right to share this information.
If you decide to use one of the additional services that are offered by our partners, we may forward Personal Information to these partners to enable them to provide the services that you requested.
We also provide information to third-party advertising companies, as described in the next section.
If you would like to know (1) the categories of Personal Information about you that we disclosed in the prior calendar year to third parties for the purposes of the third parties’ marketing and/or (2) the names and addresses of such third parties, please contact us.
Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our Sites. These companies may use Personal Information, such as gender or age, and other information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to the Sites and other websites, such as time of day of the login, IP address or information about the internet service provider (ISP) or mobile device Carrier, in order to provide advertisements on the Sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Personal Information Collected Via Technology
An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track your IP Address when you login to the Sites.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a web site. Epikoo may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Sites. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Sites may not work properly.
Other third parties may place advertisements and cookies on webpages within the Epikoo network. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Epikoo Newsletter, that are considered part of your Epikoo account. If you would like to opt out of certain messages, log into Epikoo and go to your account settings by clicking the account link in the top right hand corner. On that page you can edit your preferences. If you would like to delete your account, log into Epikoo, go to your account settings page by clicking the account link in the top right hand corner. On that page, right below the email address field you will see a link to cancel your account.
Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you and your Epikoo account information is protected by a password that you select. Epikoo uses industry-standard SSL encryption in certain areas of the Sites to protect data transmissions.
However, no company, including Epikoo, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
We do not intentionally gather Personal Information about visitors who are under the age of 13.
366 Adelaide St East, Unit # 221
Toronto, ON, M5A 3X9
Attn: Privacy Department
Epikoo may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Epikoo account or by placing a prominent notice on our Sites. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using our Sites. Continued use of our Sites following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.
This Policy was last updated in February 2011.