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Introduction

We built Siafoo.net as a tool that we could use on a daily basis. As such, we have made every possible attempt to protect the privacy of end users. We have tried to include a large number of privacy options, allowing you to decide who is allowed to view your profile and any other information you submit. If you feel there should be more, please use the feedback link at the bottom of any page.

We will not sell your information to anyone, and we will not require you to enter any information that we don't need, such as gender, income, or age.

The privacy policy below is a modified version of Automattic's privacy policy, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License. As such, this text is released under the same license.

This means that you can use this text on your own site, with the restrictions imposed by the license. Feel free to put a link to http://www.siafoo.net on your site, but Automattic really deserves the credit for the text. Of course, you should change all of the references to iCapsid and Siafoo to something appropriate for your site.

Privacy Policy

Information Capsid ("iCapsid") operates Siafoo.net. It is iCapsid's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, iCapsid collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. iCapsid's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how iCapsid's visitors use its websites. From time to time, iCapsid may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

iCapsid also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. iCapsid does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to iCapsid’s websites choose to interact with iCapsid in ways that require iCapsid to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that iCapsid gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a an account at Siafoo.net to provide a username and email address. Users of Siafoo can also provide other personally identifying information such as contact information (blog, phone numbers, and others) for display to other Siafoo users or the Internet community in general. Display and access of such information can be controlled via the privacy settings of the user account. In each case, iCapsid collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with iCapsid. iCapsid does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

iCapsid may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, iCapsid may monitor the most popular Siafoo.net objects and pages, or the distribution of operating systems, web-browsers and nations of origin in order to better tune the service to the end user. iCapsid may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, iCapsid does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

iCapsid discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on iCapsid’s behalf or to provide services available at iCapsid’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using iCapsid’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. iCapsid will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, iCapsid discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when iCapsid believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of iCapsid, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an iCapsid website and have supplied your email address, iCapsid may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with iCapsid and our products. We primarily use the interface of our web-sites to to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. iCapsid takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. iCapsid uses cookies to help iCapsid identify visitors and their website access preferences. iCapsid visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using iCapsid’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of iCapsid’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, iCapsid may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in iCapsid's sole discretion. iCapsid encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. In the case of a change, we will place a conspicuous notice on Siafoo.net and/or notify your Siafoo.net account directly. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Third party services

Information Capsid uses several third-party services to collect data about the behavior of visitors to Siafoo.net and other Information Capsid sites (together, "iCapsid sites"). This data is used to understand our users, improve our services, and to serve relevant ads.

iCapsid does not have any control over how third parties use the information they collect. The information provided to iCapsid is in aggregate form only; iCapsid does not have direct access to information on individual users.

Analytics

iCapsid sites use Google Analytics, which allows us to track the behavior of visitors to these sites. Google Analytics collects information about you and your machine, and may place a cookie on your machine to track the pages you visit on Information Capsid sites. To stop this data collection, you may disable Javascript in your web browser. For more details on what information is collected and how it is used, please refer to the Google Privacy Center.

We may use additional or different third-party analytics services in the future.

Advertising

iCapsid sites are financially supported by advertisements. These help to pay the cost of operating and updating iCapsid services. Our goal is to provide relevant advertisements to our end users.

Currently, iCapsid sites use our own Adjector ad server to organize ads and to collect information about what ads are served and clicked on.

Google Adsense

Some of the advertisements shown on iCapsid sites are produced by and served from Google Adsense. This service provides contextual- and interest-targeted advertisements. Contextual ads are ads based on the contents of the page the advertisement is served on. Interest-targeted ads are based on sites previously visited by the end user viewing the advertisement.

Google uses a cookie, called the DART cookie, to serve ads to Information Capsid end users based on their visits to other sites on the Internet. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

In order to protect your privacy, Information Capsid has chosen to not allow information about your visits to iCapsid sites be used to serve you ads at other websites. However, information collected by Google at other sites may still be used to serve you interest-based ads on iCapsid sites, or on other sites on the Internet. For more information, or to opt-out of this service, visit Google's Advertising and Privacy page.

Affiliate Sites

Some of the advertisements shown on iCapsid sites are served through Commission Junction ("CJ"), LinkShare, Amazon.com, and other affiliate programs. iCapsid receives compensation when an end user clicks on an affiliate's ad and then completes an action, such as signing up for a quote or purchasing a product or service, at a third-party website. To this end, affiliate programs use cookies and other technologies to track individual users.

Personally-identifiable information is not collected by CJ unless an end user enters it explicitly in response to an advertisement or when contacting CJ. For more information on how Commission Junction collects and uses information, visit the Commission Junction Privacy Policy for Web Users.

For information on how other affiliate programs collect and use information, you may view their privacy policies:

Others

We have recently started showing ads from AdBrite, a Cost-Per-Impression advertising service. For more information, see their Privacy Policy .

We may experiment with other advertising services in the future, and we reserve the right to add or remove advertisers and services at our discretion. We will try post privacy information on this page about our advertisers and advertising services, but we may not always do so. Your continued use of this site constitutes your understanding and acceptance of this.