Privacy

Last Updated: June 5, 2011

Twinium.com Privacy Policy

Twinium.com ("Twinium") knows that privacy is important to you. We are committed to keeping our practices transparent and giving you flexibility to control your data.

What Personal Information Does Twinium Collect?

* Personal Information You Provide to Us: We store information you enter on our Service or otherwise provide to us. The Personal Information collected can include your real name, image, email address, phone number, birthday, location, usernames of other Social Networking websites (FourSquare, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), and information relating to your use of our Service. This Personal Information collected is used to allow you to create a user account and profile for interaction with other Twinium users, to improve the Service, to customize the content and advertising presented to you, as well as to communicate with you.
* Information Logged Automatically: Whenever you use the Service, Twinium records information from your browser, including your location, IP address, cookies, and pages requested. We treat these as non-Personal Information, unless required to do otherwise by law. Twinium uses this data in the aggregate only, and only provides it to our partners in aggregate form.

How is My Information Shared?

We neither sell nor rent your Personal Information to anyone. Twinium shares your Personal Information as follows:
* Faves/Fellows: Users whom you have identified as favourites or fellows will be apprised of this fact, and by default will have increased privileges to initiate communication with you
* Agents: We contract with other people and companies to undertake tasks on our behalf and share your information with them in that capacity. Our agents are bound not to use Personal Information we share with them for reasons other than to help us, and are required to protect your Personal Information in a comparable manner.
* Information Shared with Everyone: One main reason people use Twinium is to share content with others. Information such as your name and photo, your current city, your classifications of LifePlaces, posts to your feed, and links to your Twitter, FourSquare, and Facebook accounts (if your Twinium account is connected to them) is shared by default with all Twinium users.

Twinium Features

The Twinium service also has the following features that may allow you to share your information with others. Please keep in mind that any personal information you choose to provide may be available to the wider Twinium community, or published on the Twinium website, which in turn may be indexed by search engines.
* Connecting to your Twitter or Facebook accounts
* Searching for friends
* Inviting others to join Twinium
* Writing tags, tips, or take-aways
* Classifiying LifePlaces
* Uploading Photos
* Writing Comments

Sharing with Partners, in connection with business transfers, and for the protection of Twinium and others:

* Our Partners: Twinium cooperates with a number of businesses. In certain situations, these businesses may promote products to you through Twinium's Service, or Twinium may promote products jointly with these businesses. Such collaborations will be made recognizable, and an option to not be solicited by marketing partners will be made available in the account settings before any such marketing program begins.
* Business Transfers: If Twinium or substantially all of its assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that Twinium enters bankruptcy or goes out of business, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.
* Protection of Twinium and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is needed to comply with the law, including laws outside your country of residence; to enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Twinium, our users, our employees, or others. This includes the exchange of information with other organizations to reduce fraud or credit risk.

Is Personal Information About Me Secure?

Your Twinium account is protected by a password for your security. To prevent unauthorized access to your account you must adequately select and protect your password, and limit access via your browser by logging out after each use of your account.
Twinium makes efforts to ensure that user account information is kept private. However, Twinium cannot guarantee the security of user account information. The security of user information may be compromised at any time by unauthorized entry, software or hardware failure, human error, or other factors.

How Do I Delete My Account?

Should you wish to delete your Twinium account, please click on the "Delete Account" button found at the bottom of your profile page, which you can reach by choosing "Profile" after clicking on your username in the rollup menu always present at the bottom of the screen.
If you delete your account, your profile, including your classification history, lists, messages, and any promotional offers you received, will be removed from the site and deleted from Twinium's servers. Because of the way we maintain Twinium, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media for up to one year.

How Is Information Removed From My Account?

Even after you remove information from your account, a copy may remain visible elsewhere, if it was shared with others, was otherwise distributed in accordance with your privacy settings, or was stored by other users. Removed and deleted information may remain on backup media for up to one year prior to being deleted from our servers.

Will There Be Changes To This Privacy Policy?

Twinium may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. Whenever we make material changes to the way we use Personal Information, you will be notified via an announcement on our Service or by email. Users are bound by the new Privacy Policy after their first use of the Service after such notification has been made.

Who do I Contact with Questions?

Please send a message with any questions or concerns regarding privacy to: privacy@twinium.com.


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