Last Updated December 8, 2012
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In this Agreement, you will be referred to as "you" or the "user" and if you create an account with myEDmatch, then that account will be referred to as "Your Account".
2. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION
3.3 Customer Service. We collect information when you interact with us and with our customer service department in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
3.4 Using the myEDmatch Site and Applications. We receive personal information when you interact with and use the Services. For example, we know when you click on ads, upload your address book, join groups, participate in polls, install a myEDmatch mobile application, share articles on myEDmatch, etc.
In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the Services, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g., your industry or geography, career field, or information about your professional or educational background) for the enhancement of your user experience by providing more relevant advertising. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. myEDmatch does not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.
3.6 Advertising and Web Beacons. To support the Services we may provide at no cost to our users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our users, we target and serve our own ads and third-party ads both on and off the site using ad networks. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad exchanges, ad technology vendors and research firms. We may target ads to users based on general profile categories or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a user’s profile in addition to a user’s use of the Services or their clicking on myEDmatch ad inventory. myEDmatch does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network. We may use ad technology such as web beacons, pixels, anonymous ad network tags, and cookies to more effectively serve ads to our users on and off the Services through ad networks, as well as to collect anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Because your web browser requests advertisements and web beacons directly from ad network servers, these networks can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
4.3 User Communications. Many communications you initiate through the Services will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Messages you initiate may also provide aggregate information about your network.
4.4 Contacts Information. You may use the Services to connect with other users of the Services. By doing so, you will be sharing your information, including personally identifiable information and personal contact information with those other users. If you do not want to share this type of information, then do not use the Services to connect with other users of the Services.
4.5 Customized Content. We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom myEDmatch offers combined services) to customize your experience on the Website.
myEDmatch may offer a "public profile" feature that allows users to publish portions of their myEDmatch profile to the public internet. This public profile will be crawled by and displayed through search engines when someone searches for your name. If we offer this service, we will offer you the ability to opt-out using Your Account settings, however, we do not warrant how often third-party search engines will update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Content distributed through myEDmatch’s sharing features and third party integrations may result in displaying some of your information outside of the Services. We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on the Services.
4.8 Polls and Surveys. We may conduct polls or surveys. You may be invited to participate in the same. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll. Further, myEDmatch or third parties may follow up with you regarding your participation unless you have opted out of receiving such messages. We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive. We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.
4.9 Search. We may offer search services to help find information and learn more about other users as well as employment opportunities. myEDmatch search also allows users to find jobs, companies, and contributions to the community aspects of the Services. We may use information from Your Account profile to inform and refine our search service.
4.11 Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of myEDmatch. We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of myEDmatch, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the myEDmatch. Any third party to which myEDmatch transfers or sells myEDmatch’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
5. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
5.1 Accessing and Changing Your Account Information. You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for Your Account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to Your Account on the Website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, we may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
5.2 Closing Your Account. You can close your account through Your Account settings. If you close Your Account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close Your Account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. We may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other users. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other users have copied, may also remain visible. We disclaim any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. We do not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from our publicly viewable database.
6.1 Security. In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on myEDmatch is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the myEDmatch website. To protect any data you store on our servers, myEDmatch also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to myEDmatch. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other users of the Services are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.