The Guidebox Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
You can use the Guidebox Service on third-party social networks, such as Facebook, and connect with third-party social networks through the Guidebox. With your consent, Guidebox may send the social networking service information about you, including information about your use of the Guidebox Services. These social networking services also may collect certain technical information about you, such as the IP address of the device you are using to access the Guidebox Services and the URL of the page you are viewing.
General. When Guidebox collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of Guidebox. In addition, Guidebox collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Guidebox Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
Guidebox Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively 'Profile Information'). The Profile Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.
Guidebox Members can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Guidebox communicate with them by controlling their account settings.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Guidebox Services.
Some of the advertisements that appear on Guidebox Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of Guidebox Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please contact those companies.
In order to locate other Guidebox Members that you may already know in the physical world, Guidebox allows Users to search for Members using Registration PII (i.e., full name or email address). Guidebox also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). Guidebox may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under 'Edit Profile.' Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Guidebox, Guidebox may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Guidebox Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Guidebox, you can change your profile settings under 'Notification Settings,' or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Guidebox employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. Guidebox may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide Guidebox Services' information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.
These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide Guidebox with a specific service and not for any other purpose. Guidebox may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. Guidebox also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in 'Notice' above, Guidebox may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Guidebox Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Guidebox prohibits these companies from sharing your non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with Guidebox's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Guidebox may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Guidebox, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Guidebox Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Guidebox sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Guidebox may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member who is located in the European Union chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. Guidebox is not responsible under the EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.
Guidebox uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Guidebox uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
Whenever possible, Guidebox Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as 'Edit Profile' and 'Account Settings.'
If you ask Guidebox to stop using your PII, Guidebox will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.