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Privacy Policy
We are committed to transparency around information that we collect from our users. We highly encourage our users to read our privacy policy and understand how we handle the information collected from you. Here are a few important points we would like to highlight around what we do not do with your personal information,
  • We don’t send promotional mail or newsletters to you
  • We don’t sell your personal information to any other businesses except under certain circumstances described in 'Business Transitions' below
  • We don’t tolerate inappropriate content on Buzzyears
  • Why do we collect Personal Information about our users and how do we use it
    In order to use Buzzyears, you must first complete the registration form. During registration you are required to give contact, age and gender information. We use this information to establish your identity, contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest and to provide you an experience suitable for you.
    We store any information you knowingly enter on the Website, whether via computer, mobile or wireless device, or that you provide to us in any other way. When you use the website, you may set up your personal profile, join groups, send messages, post on board, create groups, create event invites, post photos, perform searches, post questions and answers, or use any other features and transmit information through various channels, depending on the kind of user you are, and as permitted by the functionality of the Website. The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and improve our services, and, in some cases, to allow our users to set up a user account and profile through the Website. In most cases, we retain such information so that either you can continue with your previous experience with our website or because it enables us to improve your experience of using Buzzyears.
    If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Buzzyears stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. If required, your friend may contact us at a link provided on the bottom of their email to request that we remove this information from our database.
    We utilize an import contacts feature to help you message your contacts and invite them to privacy@buzzyears.com. We make it easy for you to invite people from your email address books to join you on our Site. At your request we will search your email address book to help you import your contacts to our site. You can manually find and send messages to your contacts. The message will be sent in your name to your contacts. The contact will receive a message sent in your name from privacy@buzzyears.com that you create in your own words.
    Communication from us
    Occasionally, we will send you mail around activities related to your site so that we can notify you of events of interest to you. This might be because of interaction of another user with your profile or group or because of changes to some content that you might find of value. If you go to the Settings section of the website, you have numerous controls in your settings to select on which information you would like to be notified and not on which ones. You are welcome to express your preferences to customize this behavior to suit your needs. We do not send promotional emails at this time.
    Information sharing
    We do not share information about our users with advertisers or partners. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
    We use other third parties to provide site and content hosting for our site and to send emails. When you sign up for Buzzyears, we will store your data on servers provided as service by a third party. We also use a service to help us send mails to users. Unless otherwise noted, such service providers do not have any right to user personal information of our users we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us with their services.
    These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose including their own marketing.
    We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
    Choice to opt out
    Users engage with other users in the community by creating or joining groups. Information visible on a user’s profile is visible to other users in the groups you belong to. The decision to create or join a group is taken by individual users. Users are advised to join only those groups with whose members they are comfortable sharing their user profile information.
    If a user joins a group and is not comfortable with it, they can choose to remove themselves from that group membership. If a user doesn’t want to interact with a particular member of Buzzyears, they have the option to block that user. Once a user is blocked, they should not be seeing any interaction with the blocked user. If you belong to a group, some user you might not know might see you listed as member of a group that their contact belongs to. You can disable this visibility by going to your account settings if you like to restrict this visibility.
    When a group page is created, the contents of the group page are visible to users who are not members of Buzzyears. Similarly, in case of questions and answers, both questions are answers are visible to the Buzzyears community. If you are not comfortable with associating your identity with either the question or answer, you have a choice to post the question or answer anonymously thereby concealing your identity.
    Only those users who are part of one of your groups is allowed to see your profile. All users may request removal of an unauthorized profile or request deletion of personally identifiable information by contacting us at Buzzyears.
    Information logged
    As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
    We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole and to make changes to our web site to provide a better experience to our users.
    We do not link this automatically collected data to personally identifiable information.
    Use of Cookies
    Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable our servers to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. Please view this YouTube video about cookies made by Google Engineers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZLztx8cKI to learn more about cookies.
    Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We recommend that you leave cookies activated because you will not be able to log in or use many of the Website's most attractive features without cookies enabled.
    We also use javascript in all pages to help us track how users are using our web site so we can analyze the aggregated information and make changes to provide a better user experience. We do not tie any Personally Identifiable Information to any of our tracking technologies.
    Third party sites
    Buzzyears can contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Buzzyears Inc. Please be aware that we, Buzzyears Inc, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
    We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
    This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.
    Boards
    Users of Buzzyears are allowed to interact with users of another group individually or with the whole group as a whole by posting on the board of another user or that of the group. The content of a user’s board is visible to members of all groups that they belong to whereas the content of a group board is visible to members of that group only. You should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these boards, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
    Access to Personally Identifiable Information
    If your personally identifiable information changes, you can go to the Settings section of the application and reflect those changes. For any other access inquiries, please contact us at privacy@buzzyears.com. We will respond to your request for access within 30 days.
    Security and Data Retention
    The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is perfect or impregnable, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained in Buzzyears. Please understand that, even after removal, copies of user content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or stored your user content.
    If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email us at security@buzzyears.com.
    We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at privacy@buzzyears.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
    Business Transactions
    In the event Buzzyears Inc goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
    Changes to Privacy Policy
    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
    We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
    Contacting Us
    If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@buzzyears.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
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    Cupertino, CA 95014

    Last Updated: 04/21/11