Effective Date: April 16, 2007
What data do we collect?
From All Web Site Users
We encourage you to register as a MeetingWave.com Member so that you can use the PostInviteSM service, respond to invites, and take advantage of the other services that MeetingWave.com has to offer. However, if you choose not to register, you can use any feature on our Web Site that does not require registration.
If you do not register, the information we collect from you is limited. We automatically log non-personally-identifiable information including the IP address of all visitors to our Web Site. We use your IP address to estimate your general geographic location (so that we can show you invites to events that are close to where you are), manage the Web Site, track usage statistics, and improve the MeetingWave.com Services. Your IP address may vary each time you visit, or it may be the same, depending on how you access our Web Site. Either way, it would be extremely difficult for us to identify you through your IP address, and we make no attempt to do so. If you reached MeetingWave.com by clicking on a link or advertisement on another Web site, then we also log that information. This information helps us to understand the interests of our users. All of this information is collected and used only in the aggregate; that is, it is entered into our database, where we can use it to generate overall reports on our users, but not reports about individual users.
We may also place "Web beacons" (also known as "clear gifs") on our Web pages and emails to you. Web beacons recognize a visitor's cookie information and therefore gathers the information that allows us to understand how visitors use our Web Site and Services.
From MeetingWave.com Members Only
To become a MeetingWave.com Member, you will be asked at the Web Site to select a username and password, and to provide your email address and name (name is optional). Members are identified on MeetingWave.com by their username.
We also collect the information Members voluntarily provide to the Web Site in order to use the MeetingWave.com Services. This information typically includes invitations posted using PostInvite, responses to invitations, messages to Members, other users and friends, and the information about a Member's interests and background provided in his or her personal profile. Additionally, authorized MeetingWave.com personnel may update your membership information to accurately reflect any new information included in communications received from you.
Members can invite friends and contacts to become Members of MeetingWave.com by sending pre-invite emails using our automated invitation system. MeetingWave.com stores the email addresses to which a Member sends a pre-invite email, so that these recipients, if they later become Members, can be added to the inviting Member's friends list, and also to send reminders to these recipients of outstanding pre-invite emails. Members may also store email addresses of friends and contacts in their internal Member address book, and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses. MeetingWave.com does not sell the email addresses provided by a Member to use these MeetingWave.com Services, does not use these email addresses to send any other communications besides invitations and invitation reminders, and does not post these email addresses publicly on the Web Site. Recipients of a Member's invite email may contact MeetingWave.com at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the removal of their email address from our pre-invite database.
During each Member's visit to our Web Site, we also automatically collect from our Members the information described in the preceding section, including a Member's IP address and Web Site usage patterns recorded by our cookie and Web beacons. The information we collect from a Member is either associated or associable with the Member's username.
How Do We Use The Personal Information We Collect?
As we mentioned above, we collect personal information only from MeetingWave.com Members, and the information we collect is voluntarily provided by our Members. We use a Member's personal information to perform the TravelerTable.com Services. Our use of your personal information can be divided into four general categories.
First, we use your email to confirm the invitations you've posted or accepted, to communicate with you about your MeetingWave.com account, including the content that you may have contributed to MeetingWave.com, to deliver the messages you've requested to your friends and contacts, to enforce our Terms of Service, and to perform other administrative functions. We do not disclose your email address to other Members without first giving you prior notice and an opportunity to opt out. We may also use your email to provide other Services that you request (such as email alerts and newsletters).
Second, we associate your username with a cookie so that the Web Site automatically recognizes that you are a Member at the start of each visit, which saves you the step of typing in your username and password.
Third, we post on the Web Site the content submitted by a Member for posting, including the personal information, if any, that may be included in the submitted content.
Fourth, the MeetingWave.com Services are ad supported. We may therefore use non-personally-identifiable demographic information provided by our Members, such as gender, geographical location, interests, age, education and occupation, to provide more relevant advertisements to our users.
Is The Personal Information We Collect Shared With Third Parties?
From time to time, TTB Technologies or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on MeetingWave.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
TTB Technologies may transfer the personal information we collect to our affiliates or to our successors-in-interest, such as a company that acquires TTB Technologies or MeetingWave.com. We may also disclose personal information about a user if we determine that an applicable law, regulation or legal process requires it, or if we determine that we need to share such information to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of another user.
What Else Should A User Know About Our Privacy Practices?
We maintain security measures in place in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personally identifiable information under our control. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, please be advised that TTB Technologies assumes no responsibility or liability for disclosure of your information (personal or otherwise) due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access or other causes beyond our control.
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Disclosure of Information in Public Areas
While information about a Member's interests and background helps facilitate user interaction, we want to remind you that the personal information that you post on MeetingWave.com -- for example, in an invite, reply to an invite, or your Member profile -- may be collected and used by a third party to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements or for other purposes. We encourage you to carefully consider the information that you post on MeetingWave.com and that you provide to other users. We do not control the actions of users of our Web Site. If you disclose personal information in a public area, you do so at your own risk. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate the account of any MeetingWave.com user who uses our Web Site in a manner inconsistent with the Terms of Service. We also encourage you to review our Safety Tips.
Collection of Information From Minors
Our Web Site is directed to and intended for use by adults only. We require that a user be eighteen years of age or older to become a MeetingWave.com Member (and in doing so, to submit personal information). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records.
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