Last Updated: July 1, 2010
Your Privacy Rights.
Under the laws of some jurisdictions, you may be entitled to request disclosure regarding how Ebyline shares personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes ("Information-Sharing Disclosure"). To the extent required by applicable law, Ebyline shall provide the Information-Sharing Disclosure to its end users upon rightful request made in writing or by electronic mail to the following address: Ebyline, Inc., 925 N. La Brea Ave, Suite 6080, West Hollywood, CA 90038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of Information Collected.
In order to better serve your online content needs and provide you with attentive and consistent customer service, Ebyline may collect several types of information, including both personal and non-personal information as described below. The information Ebyline collects depends on how you choose to use the Ebyline Network.
Identifiable Information" Collected.
- The Ebyline Network
automatically tracks and collects certain information about your visit
that does not generally identify you individually. Similar to other
commercial web sites, the Ebyline Network uses standard web measurement
and tracking technologies like "cookies," (see explanation below,
"Cookies"), web server logs, or other statistics programs,
which keep records of traffic on the Ebyline Network. This data is generally
anonymous information that does not personally identify you, e.g., "clickstream
data," such as:
- the domain name
of the site providing you with Internet access,
- the Internet protocol
(IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your browser
type and version,
- type of operating
system and platform you use,
- the average user
- the number of hits
and pages viewed,
- top search engines
and keywords, and
- access times and
other relevant statistics.
Ebyline and/or its web service provider use this Non-Personally Identifiable Information in the aggregate to measure the use of the Ebyline Network and to administer the Ebyline Network. We also use this information to improve your online experience.
are small pieces of information that a web site transfers to a visitor's
hard drive. Your World Wide Web browser may have an option that allows
you to accept cookies, reject cookies, or receive notification when
a cookie is sent, but you should note that the use of restrictive browser
settings may limit the functionality available to your browser when
using the Ebyline Network. Any cookies and other Internet traffic tracking
technologies utilized in connection with the Ebyline Network are not
designed to gather any Personally Identifiable Information.
- From time to time,
Ebyline may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when
you visit our website. These companies and Ebyline may use Non-Personally
Identifiable Information about your visits to this and other websites
in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest
to you. In addition, the Ebyline Network and the third party advertising
companies may utilize web beacons (also known as "action tags" or
"one pixel .gif files"), provided by our advertising serving partner,
to measure the effectiveness of, and otherwise manage, our online advertising.
These web beacons enable our advertising server to recognize a browser's
cookie when a browser visits the Ebyline Network and to learn which
banner ads bring users to the Ebyline Network. Any information collected
using these web beacons or action tags is not personally identifiable
and unless otherwise notified, our advertising server does not link
online actions to an identifiable person.
Identifiable Information" Collected.
- Personally Identifiable
Information about you is not collected unless you specifically provide
it to Ebyline. For example, when you submit your email address for communication
purposes or offer your contact information with the intention of being
a content provider, you will be asked to provide certain Personally
Identifiable Information. The Personally Identifiable Information we
collect about you through such sources will vary, depending on the nature
of the transaction and the information required to fulfill your request
for our services, but may include, without limitation, first and last
name, home and email addresses, home and business telephone numbers,
facsimile number, and/or other identifying information that permits
Ebyline to contact you.
- In general, Ebyline
collects Personally Identifiable Information from users of the Ebyline
Network in connection with access to certain online areas or services,
- registration for
certain online community services and tools such as content submission,
payment information, message boards, chat rooms or other community services
- registration for
special communications, such as email updates and newsletters;
- user surveys; and
- events, sweepstakes,
contests or promotions.
Your Personally Identifiable Information is stored on Ebyline computer servers (or those of its service providers) located in the United States.
- We may gather data
about the areas of the Ebyline Network you visit or access. We do not
use any of this navigational data about where you "as an individual
user" go on the Ebyline Network or share any of this data with third
parties. However, we do use and share navigational data in an aggregate,
non-personal form to understand how our users as a group use the Ebyline
- Use of Information
- Ebyline uses Personally
Identifiable Information to customize and personalize content displayed
on the Ebyline Network and to send to its visitors newsletters, emails,
features, and other material, or otherwise for the purposes for which
it is submitted, including to complete transactions and fulfill services
you have requested, as well as for reference in the event that we need
to contact you when processing your requested transaction. Further,
your Personally Identifiable Information, including any email submissions
and their content, may be used in connection with customer-relations
correspondence and may be retained for use in evaluating and improving
our customer-relations and assistance programs. We may share Personally
Identifiable Information you submit with our affiliates, as well as
with unaffiliated third parties who perform services for Ebyline or
who otherwise are involved in the fulfillment of your service request
(e.g., information systems maintenance and development providers, data
archiving, end user communication and similar services).
- Ebyline also may
use this information to identify and develop products and services that
may be of interest to you and/or share this information with certain
third parties for direct marketing purposes with respect to special
offers, products, services, programs, promotions, surveys, publications,
invitations or other opportunities that may be of interest to you.
- Authorized parties
with whom we may share your information are subject to terms similar
individual customer/end user names or other Personally Identifiable
Information to third parties and have no intention of doing so in the
- Except as otherwise
your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties; provided
that, to the extent permitted by law, Ebyline may use or disclose Personally
- for compliance purposes,
such as immigration and customs control, security, and legal support;
- in connection with
legal requests from government authorities or third parties pursuant
to a subpoena or other legal process;
- to perform payment
verifications, debt reporting or collection, or to otherwise protect
the rights or property of Ebyline, its employees, customers, or end
- You should be aware
that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information
(e.g., user name, email address) on a bulletin board, chat room, profile
page or on any other community forum offered on the Ebyline Network,
such information may be collected and used by others and may result
in unsolicited messages from other parties. Ebyline has no control over
this use of your Personally Identifiable Information. We advise users
to be especially careful in such public areas about disclosing Personally
Identifiable Information, such as full name, home address, or phone
- Other Uses of
Personally Identifiable Information.
Below are more details about the Personally Identifiable Information
we, or third parties, may gather from you and how we may use it.
We may ask you for Personally Identifiable Information at other times,
including, but not limited to, when you enter sweepstakes, contests
or promotions sponsored by Ebyline or a third party. If you choose to
enter sweepstakes, contests or promotions sponsored by a third party,
the Personally Identifiable Information you provide will be subject
check the applicable third-party policy before providing any Personally
- Surveys and User
Research. Ebyline conducts email and web-delivered surveys from
time to time, as well as instant polls, to gather information about
our users. Taking these surveys and polls is entirely optional. You
have no obligation to respond to them. We share only the aggregate results
of these surveys, not Personally Identifiable Information, with our
advertisers and partners to help them better understand our services
and monitor the reach of their advertising or other offerings on our
service. We also use some of the Personally Identifiable Information
that you provide in these surveys to help us understand your interests
and to make the Ebyline Networks more useful to you.
- Purchase of Products
or Services. When you purchase products or services from or through
the Ebyline Networks we may require Personally Identifiable Information
such as name, address, telephone number and billing information, including
credit card, debit card or bank account data. Ebyline will not disclose
your Personally Identifiable Information, including billing information,
except to the extent necessary to complete your transaction, for example
during an online purchase or where needed to deliver a product or service
- Payment Information.
As a Member, in order to receive payment for the content you have submitted,
you will be required to submit certain Personally Identifiable Information
as it relates to payment. Ebyline shall not disclose, sell, lease, rent
or otherwise share your Personally Identifiable Information, including
account information, except to the extent necessary to ensure that there
is no fraud related to your account or to verify your identity.
- Merger or Acquisition.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of all or
substantially all of its assets, or the sale of an individual website
owned by Ebyline, Ebyline may transfer your Personally Identifiable
Information to a third party as a part of such merger, acquisition,
reorganization, or sale. In such an event, we will require such third
exercise any rights you may have under applicable law to limit disclosures
of information about you.
- Legal Authorities.
We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in cases when
we reasonably believe that it is necessary to identify someone who may
be violating Ebyline policies or Ebyline Networks' User Agreements
rights, property, or personal safety. The Ebyline Networks may disclose
Personally Identifiable Information to comply with valid legal process
such as a duly issued search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Personally Identifiable Information.
You can request access to your Personally Identifiable Information in
order to review and edit any such information you have provided to the
Ebyline Network at any time by making such request in writing to: email@example.com .
- Opting Out.
You may opt out of receiving communications about special offers or
programs from Ebyline or other information for which you subscribed
by clicking on a link provided at the bottom of the email communication,
and/or by emailing Ebyline at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Security of Personally
- Ebyline takes reasonable
precautions and has implemented reasonable technical measures intended
to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure
of, and unlawful interception of Personally Identifiable Information
submitted to the Ebyline Network, including the use of Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) encryption technology supported by most versions of Microsoft
Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and other popular browsers.
- Once your information
is received by Ebyline, we use commercially reasonable efforts to limit
access to Personally Identifiable Information about you to those employees
and service providers whom we determine need access to that information
to provide the requested products or services and/or other offers or
opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, please be aware
that your email transmissions and/or other communications to Ebyline
containing Personally Identifiable Information may be unlawfully intercepted
or accessed by third parties and/or the Ebyline Network may be subject
to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. Accordingly, Ebyline
cannot and does not guarantee that your Personally Identifiable Information
is completely secure and safe from such risks.
- Third-Party Sites.
The Ebyline Network may contain links to other web sites. Ebyline is
not responsible for the collection, use or disclosure of information
collected through third-party web sites and expressly disclaims any
liability related to such collection, use or disclosure. Ebyline is
not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or
from the Ebyline Network nor the information or content contained therein.
Links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience. Your
browsing, use and interaction on any other web sites, including web
sites which have a link to the Ebyline Network, are subject to that
web site's own rules and policies and Ebyline recommends that you review
the information collection practices of such sites before using them
or providing them with information.
- Children's Use
of The Ebyline Network. The Ebyline Network is not designed
for or directed to children under the age of 13 and Ebyline does not
knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children
under the age of 13. We recommend that children under the age of 13
be supervised by an adult while using the Internet and request that
children under the age of 13 not provide any Personally Identifiable
Information to the Ebyline Network.
- Consent; Changes
Network or otherwise providing the information described above to Ebyline,
you consent to Ebyline's collection and use of your information as
time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy
Policy, simply by publicly posting such change, update or modification
on the Ebyline Network. Any such change, update or modification will
be effective immediately upon public posting on the Ebyline Network.
By continuing to access, browse, or use the Ebyline Network or otherwise
providing the information described above to Ebyline, you acknowledge
that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions
- Further Questions.
collection and use of information submitted to Ebyline, please direct
your inquiries to email@example.com.
with the laws of the State of California, other than such laws, rules,
regulations and case law that would result in the application of the
laws of a jurisdiction other than the State of California. The Ebyline
Network and the servers that host the Ebyline Network are located in
the United States. Any information you provide will be transferred to
the United States. By visiting and using the Ebyline Network and submitting
information thereto, you authorize this transfer. If any part of this
to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will
be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely
matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of this