The Information We Collect
When you visit PUBLIC CHALK you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.
When you register with PUBLIC CHALK, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your mobile telephone number, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you use PUBLIC CHALK, you may set up your personal profile, chat with your friends on-line or via SMS, perform searches, create boards, set up events, post reviews, make announcements, post links, post pictures, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service. We retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on PUBLIC CHALK is a violation of the PUBLIC CHALK Terms of Service and should be reported to email@example.com.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about PUBLIC CHALK, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. PUBLIC CHALK stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a friend and add them to appropriate boards if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
By using PUBLIC CHALK, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Children Under Age 13
PUBLIC CHALK does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for PUBLIC CHALK or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, location, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on PUBLIC CHALK. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by PUBLIC CHALK
When you register with PUBLIC CHALK, you create your own profile. Your profile information, as well as your name and photo are displayed to PUBLIC CHALK members to enable invitations to events. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by PUBLIC CHALK that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information you submit to PUBLIC CHALK will be available to users of PUBLIC CHALK. Your name and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the PUBLIC CHALK network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and invite you to events. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to view your other friends.
PUBLIC CHALK may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend invites you to an event or posts updates to an event, you may receive an email alerting you to that activity.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails from the Notifications section on your profile, though PUBLIC CHALK reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
PUBLIC CHALK may use information you provide without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people like a band or concert and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you PUBLIC CHALK. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they’re more likely to be interesting to you.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you.
When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the Company may retain archived copies of your User Content. PUBLIC CHALK does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your User Content.
We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about PUBLIC CHALK, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the PUBLIC CHALK-specified purposes.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the PUBLIC CHALK service or using the PUBLIC CHALK name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
When you use PUBLIC CHALK, certain information you post or share with friends, such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, reviews or other information, may be shared with third-party marketers at an aggregate level or anonymously.
Third Party Advertising
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on PUBLIC CHALK is readily available to members. PUBLIC CHALK users may modify or delete any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their PUBLIC CHALK account may do so at any time. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of PUBLIC CHALK.
PUBLIC CHALK takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of the PUBLIC CHALK Web Site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contacting the Web Site