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Privacy Policy

Summary

Our primary purpose in collecting and storing information is to provide our users with secure, pleasant, and efficient service. Cerbumi.org is the sole owner of the information collected on Cerbumi.org.

We collect, store, and use personally identifiable information to:

  • Provide the services and customer support you request
  • Prevent fraudulent and illegal activities
  • Enforce our Terms of Use
  • Personalize and improve our site's content and layout

We collect, store, and use aggregate (not personally identifiable) information to:

  • Offer targeted marketing to our advertisers
  • Perform troubleshooting and routine diagnostics
  • Improve our services and offerings

How We Collect Information

Registration

In order to use many functions of our website, you must first complete the registration form and create a Cerbumi ID (user name) and password. Here is a summary of the information we collect and how it is used:

Item Used internally to provide service to you Explicitly shared with the general public, including advertisers Explicitly accessible to the general public via search
Cerbumi ID (your user name) Yes. Yes. Any user can see your Cerbumi ID. Yes. Any user can find messages you've written and your full profile using your Cerbumi ID.
Password Yes. No. No.
First Name Yes. No. We will not share your first name with the general public unless you send invitations or forward messages. No.
Last Name Yes. No. We will not share your last name with the general public unless you send invitations or forward messages. Yes. The general public may search for members within Cerbumi.org by last name. The search method is not exact, therefore searching for "John" will return members with the last names of "John," "Johnston," etc. Note that the search results do not actually indicate a user's actual last name.
Email Address Yes. No. We will not share your email with the general public unless you send invitations or forward messages. If you use your mail client to send messages to members or projects using their Cerbumi.org email address ("cerbumiid.cerbumi.org" or "project.org"), we will remove all "From:" headers in your email and replace them with your Cerbumi.org email address. Yes. The general public may search for members within Cerbumi.org. An exact match is required to return a result.
Skills Yes. Yes. Yes.
Interests Yes. Yes. Yes.
Biography Yes. Yes. Yes.
Availability Yes. Yes. Yes.
Minimum Reputation Yes. Yes. Yes.
Geographic Location Yes. Yes. Yes.
Organization (optional) Yes. Yes. (Not at this time, but expected in the near future.) Yes. (Not at this time, but expected in the near future.)
Your IP Address Yes. No. No.
Referral information Yes. No. No.

We offer you the opportunity to opt-in and opt-out of various email communications from Cerbumi.org, such as a newsletter and service notifications. See Communications from the Site below for additional details.

Surveys or Contests

From time to time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

We may use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests. We will prohibit this third-party service provider from using our users' personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

Invitations

If you choose to use our inviation service to tell a friend, family member, or associate about our site, we will ask you for your associate's email address. We will automatically send your associate a one-time email inviting him or her to join Cerbumi.org. Cerbumi.org does not store your associate's email address and uses it for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. This email contains a link back to our website that includes a coded reference to your Cerbumi.org account. This allows us to track the origin of each user who registers on the site.

Browser Activities

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in web server log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and click-stream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

Communications from the Site

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the "Choice and Opt-out" section.

Service-Related Announcements

We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, we may send you an email if we suspend our service for maintenance or if we make material changes to our policies.

Because these messages are important and not promotional in nature, you may not opt-out of these communications. If you do not wish to receive them, you may deactivate your account.

Customer Service

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account.

Profile

We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to create a "profile" of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information and purchasing history to information in the profile in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers, improve the content of the site, and to reduce the risk of fraud.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally Identifiable Information

Legal Requirements

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Website. We also reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information to take legal action related to breaches of our Terms of Use.

Choice and Opt-out

We provide you the opportunity to 'opt-out' of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on our My Account page.

You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not one of our agents or service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. Cookies are nearly ubiquitous on the Internet, and are a feature of virtually all major sites.

We use cookies on this site. We link the information we store in cookies to personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

We use both temporary and persistent cookies. We use temporary cookies to make it easier for you to navigate through our site. Your computer will delete our temporary cookies when you close your Internet browser's window.

A persistent cookie will remain on your hard drive for an extended period. Persistent cookies enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. We also use persistent cookies to reduce the risk of fraud.

You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.

If you refuse cookies issued by Cerbumi.org, you may be unable to use our website.

Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies on our site. We have no access to or control over these cookies. See "Third Party Advertisers."

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Cerbumi.org only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. [See the "Third Party Advertisers" section.]

Third Party Advertisers

The ads appearing on this Website are delivered to users by our advertising partners.  We share Website usage information about users with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting our Internet banner advertisements on this site.

Our advertising partners may use cookies and clear GIFs on this site, which allow them to recognize a user's cookie when a user visits this site. The information that our advertising partners collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable.

For more information about our third-party advertiser, or to learn more about the choices available to you regarding this anonymous information, please visit their respective privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Cerbumi.org. Please be aware that we, Cerbumi.org, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, or deactivate it by making the appropriate changes on our member information page.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can notify us using our contact page.

Business Transitions

In the event Cerbumi.org goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. We will notify you via prominent notice on our Website for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. We will notate the date of last revision at the beginning of each copy of our privacy policy. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our site after you have logged in.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.