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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Vote2Sort, Inc.'s ("Vote2Sort") website at www.Vote2Sort.com (the "Website"). This Privacy Policy describes the policies implemented throughout Vote2Sort governing the use of personally identifiable information about users of our Website.

Privacy Policy Updates

At Vote2Sort we are constantly working to improve the user experience. These changes, along with the ever-changing nature of the Internet, may cause Vote2Sort to update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Vote2Sort's sole discretion. If we do, we will notify you by posting the amended policy on the Website. If any modification is unacceptable to you, you shall cease using this Website. If you do not cease using this Website, you will be deemed to have accepted the change(s). In all cases, use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

Vote2Sort Visitors

Like most website operators, Vote2Sort also collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Vote2Sort collects non-personally identifying information in order to better understand how Vote2Sort's visitors use its Website. From time to time, Vote2Sort may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Website.

Vote2Sort also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, email addresses (from registered users only), and data from connected social media accounts. Vote2Sort does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.

Vote2Sort may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that the page has been viewed. Vote2Sort allows for the RSS syndication of its public content within the Vote2Sort website.

User Submitted Information

When visiting Vote2Sort you may choose to submit information such as photos, videos, interests, opinions, social connections, and more. You may also be prompted to provide information to help you leverage your online social network through our third party sharing services, amongst other things.

When you create a Vote2Sort account, some information about your account and your account activity may be provided to other Vote2Sort users. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your birthday (if you choose to make it public), and various other information.

Your Vote2Sort account display name, not your email address (unless you make it your account display name), is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on Vote2Sort.  

You may also choose to add personal information that may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your Vote2Sort account page.

Vote2Sort may use this information, in aggregate, to provide information about voting patterns to other users, partners, advertisers, and other interested parties. This aggregated information will not identify specific users’ identity

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

If you so choose, you can visit our Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, certain visitors to the Website choose to interact with Vote2Sort in ways that require Vote2Sort to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Vote2Sort gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, in certain sections of this Website we may invite you to contact us with questions or comments or feedback, participate in list creation and/or voting, questionnaires or contests, recommend or rate content, or complete a registration form. Vote2Sort does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described herein. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information.

We may use and disclose your information if we believe, in good faith, that it is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Vote2Sort from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Vote2Sort, our users, or others. We may disclose user information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality and assist us in improving the Website and creating new features.

Children's Privacy

This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. Vote2Sort does not target this Website to children under 13. Vote2Sort does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Vote2Sort website at any time or in any manner. If Vote2Sort learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the Vote2Sort website, then Vote2Sort will take the appropriate steps to remove this information.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 who has created a registered account, then please contact Vote2Sort at info@Vote2Sort.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.

Cookies

When you use or access the Website we may use cookies to improve overall Website experience, among other things. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies generally do not permit us to personally identify you. Vote2Sort may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie generally disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Vote2Sort Website or other websites. Persistent cookies can generally be removed by you. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings and to remove cookies. We may also use web beacons on our Website and in emails that we send to you. We may collect information regarding pages visited, searches performed, documents and profiles viewed, documents downloaded, documents uploaded, votes cast, reviews and comments made.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Vote2Sort will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

Automatically Collected Information

When you access the Website or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology, including server logs. This "automatically collected" information may include Internet Protocol address ("IP Address"), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, browser used, the content and pages that you access on the Website, the dates and times that you visit the Website, documents that you viewed, uploaded or downloaded, and ads that you clicked on, and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our Website. These "server logs" typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Additionally, Vote2Sort may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit our site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on our site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out //www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Aggregate Information

The Website may track the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Website, browser type, IP addresses, and general website behavior such as voting or connecting via social media, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Disclosure

We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies, web beacons, logs, and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing services and advertising to you. Such third party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information to provide the services to us. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation, including upon receipt of what we believe may be a valid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction over Vote2Sort or not. (Please note that Vote2Sort reserves the right to assert that only the Federal District Court of the Central District of California, and the Los Angeles County Superior Court, have jurisdiction, and subpoenas from outside those jurisdictions must be "domesticated," though we are not obligated to do so.) We will not sell your personally identifiable information to any company or organization, however, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Vote2Sort participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Vote2Sort's assets to which this Website relates.

Links to Third Party Sites/Opt-Out for Non-Personal Information Collection for Network Services

We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Website, as well as to provide augmented website functionality and do data analyses in aggregate. These, and other companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number, but including your company name and job title gathered from your profile information) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. They may do this by using cookies and web beacons, among other things. (See, e.g., //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacons.) Some third parties might use the DoubleClick DART cookie in the ads served on the Website. When users visit the Website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user's browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on our Website. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting their advertising opt-out page. Platform-A, our advertising partner, may also utilize cookies to present more relevant ads. If you would prefer to opt out, please visit their privacy policy and opt-out page. We may use Google AdSense, and so the privacy policies pertaining to Google AdSense ads are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the Google AdSense privacy policies here: //www.google.com/privacy_ads.html, and the DoubleClick privacy policies here: //www.google.com/doubleclick/privacy/. Although we may attempt to contractually limit what third party advertising companies and networks do, we have no ability to monitor or control what they do. Recently some advertising companies and networks have been sued for allegedly using what are called local shared objects or re-spawning cookies (including by using Adobe® flash cookies). Although we attempt to contractually require that these companies shall always allow the end-user (you) to easily and completely uninstall any means of tracking the end-user without regenerating the means of such tracking, we cannot assure that this will occur and, therefore, you consent to these types of practices. If you would like more information about what many advertising companies and advertising networks do and to know some of your choices about not having this information used by the companies that are member of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit //www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. We cannot assure that all of our third-party advertising companies and advertising networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, or that they comply with the policies of the Network Advertising Initiative.

Security

We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Vote2Sort may use encryption, password protection, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, WE MAKE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. IF WE LEARN OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH, THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. WE MAY POST A NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE, YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING.

Messaging

Vote2Sort.com wants you to retain full control of the types of emails you receive. By default, you will receive emails that we identify as enhancing the functionality of our products and services, emails about transactions that you have initiated or are involved in, and emails regarding your account, security and settings at www.Vote2Sort.com. We may also occasionally send out announcements about the site or regarding your followers, groups and content on Vote2Sort, and we may allow people to message you regarding various types of activity on Vote2Sort. You can opt out of these and other announcements by changing your email settings on your account settings page. Please allow for up to 24 hours for all changes to take effect.

Notice to European Users

The information you enter on this Website or otherwise provide to Vote2Sort may be transferred outside of the European Union to the United States of America which does not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union. In particular, you are advised that the United States of America uses a sectoral model of privacy protection that relies on a mix of legislation, governmental regulation, and self-regulation. Article 26 of the European Union's Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC, 1995 O.J. (L 281) 31) allows for transfer of personal data from the European Union to a third country if the individual has unambiguously given his consent to the transfer of personal information, regardless of the third country's level of protection. By agreeing to the terms of use and this privacy policy, you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States of America which may not offer an equivalent level of protection to that required in the European Union and to the processing of that information by Vote2Sort on its servers located in the United States of America as described in this Privacy Policy.

Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information

Vote2Sort provides you with the ability to review, correct and delete any of your user profile. Information you post in other areas of the Website cannot be deleted. If you wish to review or correct any profile information you have provided to us, you may submit a request to us at the contact email below or access your account online.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at info@Vote2Sort.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of, February 1, 2018

Content Policy

The purpose of this document is to make clear what is consider to be acceptable use of Vote2Sort.

If you are found to be in violation of any of the policies listed below, your account will be frozen and you will be notified via email when possible. Unless you explain or correct your behavior within 48 hours, your account will be suspended. Though our goal is to work with you to ensure an equitable outcome in all cases, we reserve the right to immediately suspend, without notice, any content, account, or IP address which we determine to be illegal, spam, systematically generated, or potentially damaging to our service or infrastructure.

When your account is suspended, public access to your content is blocked. Access to your Vote2Sort account and the ability to add/edit posts will also be disabled.

Redundant Content

Vote2Sort is not intended to be an all-purpose opinion aggregator. Users who import or aggregate content that is unrelated to the purpose of the Website will be subject to suspension.

Copyright

Although the use of copyrighted material does not necessarily constitute infringement, as a rule users should exercise caution when using copyrighted content without the permission of the content owner. It is Vote2Sort’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").

Sexually Explicit Video and Photographs

Accounts that use Vote2Sort's Video/Photograph upload feature to upload and host sexually explicit or pornographic material will be suspended.

Spam

Users that publish content that is not meaningful or relevant, use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or post primarily for the purpose of affiliate marketing, will be subject to suspension.

Privacy and Identity Theft

The appropriation and use of the identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other people's personally identifying or confidential information. You may not post information such as other people's credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, driver's and/or other license numbers, passwords, usernames, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses.

Objectionable Content, Defamation, and Libel

Hate speech and other objectionable content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent are not allowed on Vote2Sort. Though an allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish defamation, as the truth or falsehood of an expression is a necessary element in establishing defamation, therefore, as we are not in a position to make that sort of fact-based judgment, we will remove any statement that we have reason to believe could be defamatory.

Illegal Use

Vote2Sort may not be used for illegal purposes. Examples of this include using Vote2Sort for deceptive or fraudulent purposes.

Unauthorized Use

We will terminate accounts and block access of individuals who attempt unauthorized use of Vote2Sort.com.

Automated or Mass Registration

Accounts that are registered automatically or systematically will be removed and access will be permanently suspended.

This Content Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of, January 1, 2018