Updated: July 2008

    We want you to protect your Personal Data. We define Personal Data as any data from which it is practical to directly determine your identity or the identity of any individual. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain how Personal Data is collected on the Sociabilis Platform, and how this Personal Data is used by Sociabilis. Any capitalized term not defined in this Privacy Policy has the meaning which we lay out in the Sociabilis Terms of Service. From time to time, we will update this Privacy Policy and will do our best to keep you abreast of these changes by posting a notice on the Sociabilis Platform.

    We take protecting your Personal Data very seriously. All Networks running on the Sociabilis Platform are required to meet the terms of our Privacy Policy. That being said, we would like to ask you to be careful and use caution when providing Personal Data to Social Networks built on the Sociabilis Platform.

    By registering on the Sociabilis Platform, you agree (1) to comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and (2) that Sociabilis and any User may process (i.e., collect, use, etc.) your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service. Personal Data may be processed by Sociabilis or User(s) in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent.

  • Collection of User Information
  • Personally Identifiable User Information

    Once you register with Sociabilis and sign in to the Sociabilis Platform, you are not anonymous to Sociabilis.

    When registering on Sociabilis, you provide Personal Data, which includes a Sociabilis ID, a User- chosen password, and optionally an email address and a photo. To combat online fraud, Sociabilis may also record your IP address when submitting information. In addition, if you choose to purchase premium services on Sociabilis, you provide necessary information to process your credit card payment, including your billing address. When you use the Sociabilis Address Book service, you also provide contact information of other people ("Address Book").

    In an effort to support group-specific as well as location-based Social Networks, Networks can validate the domain from which your email address originates (e.g., gmail.com or hotmail.com).

    To protect your Sociabilis ID account information, please keep your password secure.

    You can decline to share such Personal Data with us by not registering on Sociabilis. Further, you may opt to remove any Personal Data from our active database by contacting Sociabilis and canceling your Sociabilis User account.

    Sociabilis does not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 13.

    Cookies and Passive Data Collection

    Sociabilis automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, Sociabilis cookie information, and the page you request. Users should be aware that other websites visited before entering Sociabilis might place personally identifiable information within a User's URL during a visit to their website, and Sociabilis has no control over such websites. Accordingly, some of this information may be logged by a subsequent website that collects URL information.

    Content and Use of Networks

    When you post Content (or send messages) in any Social Network(s) on the Sociabilis Platform that enable direct sharing of information with other Users and visitors, other Users and visitors will have access to any Personal Data in such Content. The Sociabilis Platform keeps track of Content that you have uploaded to a Social Network on Sociabilis as well as the top Users for a Network. Such information, displayed with your Sociabilis ID and photo, if you uploaded one, is available to Users and visitors of the Sociabilis Platform. In addition, the Sociabilis Platform enables other Users to invite you to use Social Networks on Sociabilis. Because you may voluntarily disclose any Personal Data in these public areas, you should be careful about the information you choose to disclose. Sociabilis does not control that disclosure, and is not liable in any way for anyone's use or misuse of the information in the disclosure. In other words, use caution and judgment here.
  • How Sociabilis Uses Information
  • Personally Identifiable Information

    We will send you administrative messages, and email updates regarding your account, your Social Networks, or the Sociabilis Platform. We may also send you notices of new Content that has been added to Networks in which you may be interested when you have subscribed to such notices. In some cases, we may also send you primarily promotional messages. In your account, you can choose to opt out of promotional messages and new Content notices. You may opt out of receiving administrative messages by canceling your Sociabilis User account. We will not use your Address Book information for our own purposes.

    Cookies and Passive Data Collection

    Sociabilis uses cookie, IP address, and URL information to improve the content of the Sociabilisbar, the quality of Sociabilis servers, and to provide enhanced features to Users, where available. Sociabilis uses cookies to save Users' Sociabilis IDs, session validators, and on Users' browsers and hard drives, and may use them to provide tailored products and services to those Users, as they become available.

    IP Addresses also help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Sociabilis Platform, and to otherwise provide the Sociabilis service to its users. IP addresses may be disclosed to a third party if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, or to protect the rights or property of Sociabilis, its Users or the general public.

  • Disclosures
  • Sociabilis is not in the business of renting or selling email addresses or other Personal Information, and does not share Personal Information with third parties except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

    Sociabilis Service Providers

    Sociabilis may need to provide your Personal Data to third parties to deliver specific services to you (such as hosting services, support services, or credit card payment processing). These third parties are required not to disclose your Personal Data and not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by Sociabilis.

    Network Creators

    The Sociabilis Terms of Service require each Network Creator to comply with applicable laws (e.g., CAN-SPAM) and Sociabilis's rules with respect to the Network Creators' use of your Personal Data. As a Network Creator, you may have your own privacy policy applicable to your Network if approved by Sociabilis in advance and in writing (on a case-by-case basis). If you, as a User of a Network, agree to a Network's privacy policy, you agree that any dispute you have with a Network Creator is between you and that Network Creator (and not Sociabilis).

    Law Enforcement

    Sociabilis may disclose Personal Data if required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, where required by law, or, at our sole discretion, where we deem necessary to protect the safety of any individual or the general public or to prevent violation of our Terms of Service or the rights of Sociabilis or any third party.

    Sociabilis Affiliates

    Although Sociabilis currently does not have a parent company, any subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control (collectively, "affiliates"), it may in the future. Sociabilis may share some of all of your Personal Data with these affiliates, in which case we will seek to require our affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

    Change of Ownership

    In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of Sociabilis's User information, including email addresses, to a separate entity. Sociabilis will notify Users (via a posting on this site or email of such a transfer, and Users may choose to modify their registration information at that time. This means if you are concerned about your Personal Data migrating to a new owner, you can deactivate your account.


    Sociabilis uses industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected by Sociabilis and Social Networks running on the Sociabilis Platform in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, Sociabilis cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information. Sociabilis does not assume any liability to third parties whose information may be included in your Address Book.

    Updating or Removing User Information

    Users may, at any time, choose to correct or update the information they have submitted to Sociabilis, by going to their account. Users may remove their User information from Sociabilis's live database by canceling their account. Even if you update or remove your information from our live database, however, your Personal Data may be retained in our backup files and archives.

    Registered Users may remove their User information from Sociabilis by canceling their account.

    No Spam Policy

    Our No Spam Policy and Terms of Service prohibit all Users from engaging in any activity involving the sending of email in violation of applicable law. Violations of these policies may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any spammers. Any unauthorized use of Sociabilis computer systems is a violation of the Terms of Service and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. section 1030 et seq.), Section 502 of the California Penal Code and Section 17538.45 of the California Business and Professions Code. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties. Sociabilis offers email masking and relay when Users choose to communicate with other Users on Networks running on the Sociabilis Platform to reduce third party email harvesting and spam. We also encourage Users to choose an email address where they will be comfortable receiving email responses from other Sociabilis Users if they choose, at their sole discretion, to upload a profile or classifieds listings on any Social Network running on the Sociabilis Platform.

    International Users

    By visiting Sociabilis and Social Networks running on the Sociabilis Platform and providing Sociabilis with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of Sociabilis we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in country where laws protecting Personal Data may not be as stringent as the laws in your jurisdiction. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.

    Revisions to This Policy

    Sociabilis reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted on Sociabilis, and a User's continued use of Sociabilis will signify agreement to such changes. USE OF THE NING SERVICE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE PRIVACY POLICY


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