Information Collection and Use by Elite Professionals Online
Elite Professionals Online collects user submitted information to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Elite Professionals Online service. Elite Professionals Online also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other. Elite Professionals Online also logs non-personally identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website service. All user information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant service and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people Elite Professionals Online social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on Elite Professionals Online with each other through the Elite Professionals Online service, without disclosing their email addresses. User’s full names may be directly revealed to other members if the user chooses their full name to be displayed. To facilitate searching and finding contacts and acquaintances on the service, Elite Professionals Online allows users to search for other members.
We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their user settings. From time to time, Elite Professionals Online or a partner may sponsor a promotion Elite Professionals Online users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from, in which case it will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply. We may also transfer personal information to our third party marketing partners whom we believe have products or services to offer that you may find of interest, at Elite Professionals Online’s discretion.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Elite Professionals Online members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Elite Professionals Online stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations Elite Professionals Online does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations from Elite Professionals Online may contact Elite Professionals Online to request the removal of their information from our database. Elite Professionals Online members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal Elite Professionals Online address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses. You may prevent Elite Professionals Online email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the request to: .
Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to journals, weblogs, message boards, classifieds or any other public forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Elite Professionals Online users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as profile edit and account information.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications from Elite Professionals Online may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'account settings'. Users who do not wish to receive MySpace.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me Elite Professionals Online newsletters' in the user profile 'account settings'. All notification emails, Elite Professionals Online newsletters and third party marketing advertisements also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
Elite Professionals Online member accounts are secured by member-created passwords. Elite Professionals Online takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time for any additional information about the security measures we use on Elite Professionals Online, please contact us at: .
Advertising Participation Disclaimer
Elite Professionals Online does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the site, Elite Professionals Online is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, Elite Professionals Online reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Elite Professionals Online in its sole discretion.
Contacting The Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at:
- September 11, 2013: Added advertising participation disclaimer
- September 17, 2013: Minor changes to wording within Information Collection and Use by Elite Professionals Online and E-mail Choice/Opt-out