Last Updated November 8, 2012
What We Collect
INFORMATION YOU GIVE US:
Powhow gives you a number of options regarding what information you will give us:
At those times, we may offer you the opportunity to submit information about yourself (such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, zip code, etc.) in addition to the required Username and Password.
Also, when you sign up for a Class (a “Payment Transaction”), we will collect other information such as credit card numbers and/or cell phone numbers, as well as other information about you necessary to ensure that the transaction is properly authorized, such as your address, zip code, and cv number (collectively, “Payment Information”). We retain such information (or our third party “fulfillment house”, such as PayPal, may retain such information) to facilitate future transactions. See “Controlling Your Personal Information” below if you would like us not to use that information to assist you in completing future transactions.
In addition to information about yourself, you may submit other content ("Content"), such as Class videos, photos and other media, each of which you deliver using technology available through the Service. It is entirely up to you whether you want to submit this additional information, and whether you would like to make it available to the Instructor of a particular Class, to Students or to other people in general. To protect your privacy, the Service allows you to mark your Content as “Private”, in which event it can only be seen by you and people with whom the unique URL of your Content has been shared (including the Instructor of the relevant Class and other Students of that Class). However, Powhow has no responsibility for how people you allow to view your Content (or the public if you make any information available to the public) use that material, or to whom they may forward it.
Finally, we may use information that you include in emails to us to assist us in providing the Service, and we may publish that information on an anonymous basis. In addition, the text of any posting on any one of the forums, bulletin boards, or other similar publically accessible systems offered by Powhow becomes the property of Powhow, and may be republished by Powhow in its sole discretion.
In each case, we will collect and record the information you have provided.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES:
When you invite new members to use Powhow or send messages through the Service, we collect and maintain on secure servers the information associated with those messages, including email addresses and content.
Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the Powhow site or Service, such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time (“Activity Information”).
By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information indefinitely.
How We Use Your Information
We may, however, use certain information about you that is not Personally Identifiable Information in determining the kinds of Content that you would like to view. We also may use your Payment Information to facilitate future transactions by you. If you would like us not to use your Payment Information in that manner, please send an email to Support@Powhow.com and provide us with your user name/email address and we will reflect that request in our records – Please understand, however, that such changes are a manual process, and Powhow cannot evaluate such requests or remove such items immediately.
We make your profile available to other users according to the privacy settings you set for yourself as part of your profile. Your user name will be identified to us and to any recipient of messages you send through the Service. We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new program releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. In the event that we decide to allow you to submit other information about yourself, the availability of that information to other users will also be controlled by privacy settings you will set for yourself. In the event that you make your Powhow Classes or profile publicly available, we may include links to those Classes or profile or otherwise identify them in our marketing materials as places where Powhow materials that may interest other users can be found. We strongly recommend that you not disclose any sensitive personal information in your profile, unless you are willing to have that available to all users of the internet.
If you choose to become a “Student” of a Powhow Class or identify yourself as a visitor to a Class, and provide us with an email address, we will allow the Instructor of that Powhow Class to send you communications through the Service. Those emails will contain an “unsubscribe” link should you ever decide you do not want to receive further emails from the Instructor of that Powhow Class. In addition, if during the course of a Class, you make oral or written comments, or share a video feed of yourself, those comments and/or video may be shared with the Instructor and other Students of the Class, and if the Class is being recorded by the Instructor, those comments and or video may be included in future distributions of the Class materials by the Instructor.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that if you send messages or post material containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others. The Service provides a number of tools that you can use to control the availability of your profile and other personal information. You can edit your profile and other information at any time through the Powhow software. You can also adjust your profile and your privacy settings so that only you, specifically identified Students, and/or people selected by other authorized viewers may view your information, or you can make that information available to everyone. Powhow has no responsibility for how people you allow to view your Content (or the public if you make any information available to the public) use that material, or to whom they may forward it.
You can terminate your account at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. Powhow, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination. Contact Powhow at Support@Powhow.com to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal information. If you would like us not to use your Payment Information to facilitate future transactions (i.e., require you to reenter that information each time you undertake a Payment Transaction), please send an email to Support@Powhow.com and provide us with your user name/email address and we will reflect that request in our records – Please understand, however, that such changes are a manual process, and Powhow cannot evaluate such requests or remove such items immediately.
Transfer of Information
You may decide to provide us with another person's email address so that person may be invited to join Powhow or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Service (such as if you upload an address book). We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join Powhow or received content through the Service. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from Powhow. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
Powhow uses third-party advertising services to serve ads when you visit our Site and sites upon which we advertise (often referred to as “online network advertising.”). This advertising technology uses information about your visits to this Site and the sites upon which we advertise (not including your name, address or other personal information) to serve our ads to you. In the course of serving our advertisements to you, a unique third-party cookie may be placed or recognized on your browser.
You may manage and opt out of third-party cookie-based advertising by visiting http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Use of Information
The Service may contain links to other web sites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself.
We use industry standard security measures to protect your information so that it is not made available to unauthorized parties. If you have any questions regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to contact us.
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