VoiceFire

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Privacy Policy

VoiceFire is firmly committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we use the information you submit to us and describes the steps we take to secure your online experience. As we update and expand our services, our privacy policy may change, so please refer back to it periodically. By using the VoiceFire.org service, you actively agree to these terms.

Background

VOICEFIRE.ORG offers a free online service, VoiceFire.org, designed to help develop the ultimate compendium of world voices. Unregistered users can view voices, perspectives, discussions, and browse member lists, community lists, and profiles without ever providing any personal information. However, individuals who wish to add new voices and other content to the site must sign up for a free account. We ask for certain personal information during the account sign up process; our use of this information is described below.

Use of Personal Information

VoiceFire currently collects two types of personal information: Account Activation Information, and Member Profile Information.

Account Activation Information

To sign-up for a free membership, you must provide your email address, display name, and a password. We use your email address to send optional notifications about recent activity in your account. At your request, we may also use your email address to send password and sign up confirmations. We may also send you occasional updates about new features and product offerings as our service grows and changes. These policies are described more fully under Email Options.

During sign-up, we also request that you choose a personal VoiceFire image and specify a hometown. Both your personal VoiceFire image and your hometown are used to customize and personalize your VoiceFire experience.

Member Profile Information

As a VoiceFire member, you are also given the option to provide user profile information. Your personal profile may include, but is not limited to, one or more personal photos, a personal description, and online and offline contact information such as contact numbers and mailing addresses. Your provision of this information is entirely voluntary and you may control which users have the rights to view it. For more information, see Member Profile Options.

When you sign-up with VoiceFire.org, we automatically subscribe you to our general purpose customer notification list. This list is used to communicate with you about recent member activity in your account, to provide account status updates, and to send occasional messages about what’s new on VoiceFire.

You may update your email address or change your notification preferences at any time by going to the My Account section of VoiceFire. In addition, each email we send you will clearly explain how to opt out of future communications.

Member Profile Options

You can access the personal information you provide to VoiceFire by clicking the My Voice tab and then clicking the About link in the left-hand menu. From within your My Voice About page, you can edit any of the data you have provided, by clicking on the corresponding “edit” links. You may make changes to your personal information and update your account at any time.

VoiceFire enables you to control the sharing and display of your personal profile information. By default, your photos and profile description are made publicly available, while your contact information is only made available to people in your VoiceFire friend network. You may change these default settings by visiting the My Account section of VoiceFire.

Cookies and Clickstream Data

Like most interactive consumer websites, VoiceFire uses certain technologies to manage our website and improve your user experience. Among these are cookies and clickstream data, described below:

Cookies

As you browse VoiceFire.org, cookies are placed on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are small text files that enable us to complete your searches, store your settings, and handle any other interaction you have with our site. Cookies may also store, at your request, your user name and password so you don’t need to enter it every time you visit our site.

If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you will not be able to use the VoiceFire site or service.

We also use cookies to gather usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors o our site and its various pages. Third parties may serve some of these cookies. We analyze this data to determine which parts of our site customers like and which parts need improvement.

Clickstream Data

We log basic server information each time you visit the site. For example, we keep track of the domains from which you visit, and we also measure your page-level activity on our site. This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” VOICEFIRE.ORG or others on VOICEFIRE.ORG’s behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics, to help administer the site, and to improve our customer experience.

Third Party Websites

On our site, we may place links to other websites operated by other parties. When you click on these links and visit these other websites, you need to be aware that we do not control them or their business practices. Consequently, the operators of these websites may collect different kinds of information about you, and may use and disclose that information in different ways than we would if it were collected on our site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other websites you visit, and remind you that this privacy policy is limited only to your actions on VoiceFire.org. We will not be responsible for the actions of other websites.

Disclosure

Except as described in this section, we will not sell, rent or disclose your personally identifying information to third parties without notifying you of our intent to share the information and giving you an opportunity to prevent your information from being shared.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information when required by law. For instance, your profile information may be passed on to a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership or assets, or a bankruptcy, of VOICEFIRE.ORG. We may also disclose specific information to cooperate with law enforcement or to protect the interests or safety of VoiceFire users, VOICEFIRE.ORG, or other VOICEFIRE.ORG affiliates.

Contact

If you have questions concerning this Privacy Policy or your online account, please contact us via the VoiceFire Help Page.

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Last update to this document: January 23, 2008