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(b) We collect your computer’s IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, to conduct Site analysis, block computers who have violated our Terms of Service, and identify computers which may be engaged in illegal or illicit activity on our Site. While we do not associate IP addresses with records containing Personal Data, we will use IP addresses to identify any user who refuses to comply with these Terms of Service or otherwise violates any applicable laws. Additionally, we may be required to disclose IP addresses pursuant to a court order or subpoena.
(a) Information Collected Through the Site: We collect Personal Data through the Site when you voluntarily choose to provide us with such Personal Data, such as through one or more of the following options:
(i) Member or Guest Registration. The Member and Guest registration system on the Site requires users to give the Company their Personal Data, including name, physical address, phone number, cell phone number, photo, email address, role/title, birthday, company/employer, industry, “Speed To Cool” tag, personal needs and professional biography. Member profile information may include more detailed profile information than information provided by Guests. Unless you otherwise opt out to keep certain information private, your Personal Data and profile will be public to all other Members who log into the Site. Guest Personal Data will be retained by Company and may or may not be published on the Site for Members to see, as determined in the Company’s sole discretion.
(ii) Forums, Blogs and Thread Discussions. Members may participate in forums, blogs and thread discussions with other Members on the Site. While the Company does not actively mine for its Members’ Personal Data disseminated in such blogs, threads and forums, the Company will be storing the content as User Generated Content and therefore collect such information indirectly. Although the Company does not monitor the exchange of Personal Data that Members disclose to other Members through their profile, or in forums, blogs and group discussions, such data could be mined by third parties including other Members, even though such conduct is expressly prohibited by the Terms of Service. You are advised to be careful in disseminating Personal Data on the Site to other Members whom you do not know or trust.
(iii) Privacy Settings. You can manage your own privacy settings on the Site and choose only to disseminate certain Personal Data to those Members you select (i.e. email and telephone numbers), however, your general profile information will remain available for all other Members to see. If you choose to keep your Personal Data private, however, you may not be exposed to business opportunities from other Members who may wish to contact you.
(v) Modifying Personal Data. Members may modify or update their Personal Data after registration to ensure it is accurate by logging into their accounts and editing their Member profile page. Members may also modify their Personal Data sharing preferences as described under Subparagraph (iii) above.
Personal Data contained in a user profile may only be accessible through a valid username and password. Users are responsible to maintain their username and password and to not share these with anyone else. The Company is not responsible for any breaches of a user’s profile and access to their Personal Data, which is attributed to lost or stolen usernames and passwords. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of a user’s username and password, users are advised to change their password as soon as they become aware of such disclosure.
(a) Personal Data Sharing That Does Not Require User Consent Or Notice.
(i) Business Transfers: As the Company develops its business, it might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
(ii) Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: The Company retains the services of third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions for the Company and to provide Members and Guests access and use of the Site. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and software and customer support. When the Company employs third parties to perform such functions, it only provides them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
(iii) Legal Requirements: The Company may disclose user Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a legal obligation, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or to enforce its Terms of Service, (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (4) protect against legal liability.
(b) Data Sharing Requiring Consent and Notice.
Currently, the Company does not share Personal Data other than as set forth above. Should Company desire to modify the manner in which they collect, use or share Personal Data with third parties in the future, it will notify its users of such change and any Personal Data collected after the effective date of such change will be subject to the new privacy terms. At the time of the change, Members and Guests will have an opportunity to opt out of such sharing, if appropriate.
(c) Your California Privacy Rights (California Residents):
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us:
METal International, Inc. [Insert Address]