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GeoBeats, Inc. Privacy Notice

We at GeoBeats, Inc. (“GeoBeats”) are committed to respecting your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personal information you share with us. GeoBeats is the sole owner of personal information. GeoBeats has established this Online Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your personal information.

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and subject to the GeoBeats Terms of Use. Your use of the GeoBeats.com and any and all websites owned and operated by GeoBeats (“Site”) and any personal information you provide on the Site remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the terms of the privacy policy or the Terms of Use, please do not provide GeoBeats with any information and do not use Site. Your continued use of the Site after the privacy policy has been modified will signify your acceptance of the changes for information gathered after the date of the change.

The Information GeoBeats Collects

In general, you may visit our Site and access information while not revealing any individual user information other than technology related information.

*User Provided Information: We may collect personal information from you that may include your name, age, address, email address and your other similar information.

*Cookies Information: We employ cookie technology and other tracking technologies. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Site and your Web experience. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We use cookies for many purposes such as to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site. We also use cookies to deliver content (which may include third party advertisements) specific to your interests. GeoBeats lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. GeoBeats has no control over the information collected from our Site about you by any third parties, when you are leaving the Site. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. However, some features of the GeoBeats Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

*Web Site Usage Information: GeoBeats collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the GeoBeats Website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and the order of these pages, videos watched , the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Sites, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.

* Clear GIFs Information: When you use the GeoBeats Sites, we may use “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons). We may use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our Site in order to recongnize users and assess traffic patterns. Additionally, we may use clear GIFs in HTML based emails to track which emails are opened by recipients. We may tie information collected from clear GIFs to personally identifiable information.

* Surveys: We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you are within the GeoBeats Sites, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntarily and you may easily decline to participate.

How we use Information Collected

We may use information in the following ways:

  • We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide you the features and functionality of the GeoBeats Sites; and to develop new features, products and services.
  • To send you email notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
  • To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.
  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the GeoBeats Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
  • We may use third parties, called third-party and servers and ad networks, to deliver ads to you on our behalf. These third-party ad servers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. We may combine the information that we collect from you on the Website with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Websites.

Circumstances for Disclosure of Information

  • We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce Agreement or Terms of Use (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so. We may also disclose the personally identifiable information to protect the security or integrity of our Sites

  • We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy.
  • We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other third party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

Choices you can Exercise

You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to GeoBeats. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of GeoBeats' Web sites; but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.

Access/Accuracy

To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, GeoBeats wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on the Web, our goal is to provide a means of contacting GeoBeats should you need to update or correct that information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to privacy@geobeats.com; and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

We may also make some content, products and services available through our Site through cooperative relationships with third party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear on the Site in connection with such content, products and/or services. We may share with our provider any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may collect information from you directly; in which cases the privacy policy of the provider partner may apply to the provider partner's use of your information. The privacy policy of our provider partners may differ from ours. The advertisers may also use information regarding your use of the GeoBeats Sites.

Commitment to Data Security

GeoBeats uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GeoBeats and you do so at your own risk. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the internet, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure. It is also your responsibility to maintain and secure your username and password information.

International Users

The GeoBeats Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States, If you are a User accessing the GeoBeats Sites from any region with regulations or laws governing personal data collection, use and disclosure, that differ from United States laws/regulations, please note that through your continued use of the GeoBeats Sites, which are governed by U.S. Law, this privacy notice, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with our Web Sites in the federal and state courts of, and in accordance with the laws of District of Columbia, Washington( USA).

Children's Privacy Statement

Our services are not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect and solicit personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen without the consent of parents. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed PII to us, please contact us at privacy@geobeats.com.
Sale, Merger, or Bankruptcy

If GeoBeats is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these situations, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such sale, merger, acquisition, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Policy Modifications

Because the web is an evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Please read it frequently to stay updated. When we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Site and change the date on this page indicating when the policy was last updated. By continuing to use the Geobeats.com website after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

Date Last Modified

This Privacy Notice was last modified October 1, 2006.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at privacy@geobeats.com.