Revised May 2009
You use of this site evidences your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, subject to the provisions of this policy. You may opt out of our use of your personal information by following the specific steps listed in this policy.
The Site is operated by Tingle Media, Inc. (“Tingle Media’). Information collected may be retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected.
When you visit the Site, certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the Site's operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the Site. Demographic information (e.g., your occupation, hobbies, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information.
2.1. information collected when you register including your member name and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number.
2.2. information collected when you make a purchase including your credit card number and billing address.
2.3. if you provide literary content to the Site, information collected when you sign-up to provide content including (i) banking and other financial institution information required in order for us to compensate you; (ii) your social security number required in order for us to prepare tax documents; and (iii) a copy of your photo identification (for example, your driver’s license).
You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you.
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access and change your personal information in the "your account" section of the Site. You may also contact Customer Service firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Tingle Media respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive surveys or marketing communications from us, please let us know by: (1) checking or un-checking the appropriate box on your online registration form when you sign up; (2) contacting Customer Service by email at email@example.com.
If you choose not to receive marketing communications, please be advised that you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
Tingle Media collects and uses your personal information to:
5.1. create and manage your membership account;
5.2. process your transactions;
5.3. provide customer service;
5.4. perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies;
5.5. to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences;
5.6. to provide Interactive Services;
5.7. if you are providing content to Tingle Media, to compensate you and to prepare tax documents;
5.8. if you are providing content to Tingle Media, to identify your uploaded content as your content; and,
5.9. to communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing communications to inform you of new products or services or other information or offers that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive surveys or marketing communications, you may adjust your preferences in the " email & password" portion of the “your account” area as described below or follow the "unsubscribe" instructions included within each email communication. Please keep in mind that, if you choose not to receive marketing communications, you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
Personal information collected by Tingle Media may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Tingle Media or its affiliates or agents maintain facilities, and by providing us with your personal information and using our Site or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to assist in marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those third-party service providers (i) shall be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service, (ii) must protect personal information to the same extent as Tingle Media, and (iii) shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
Tingle Media uses "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information, which can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, session identification number and your navigational history and preferences.
Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the Site so that they can retrieve previous search results and view their previous invoices. Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our Site and services that depend on cookies but you will be able to perform basic navigation through the Site.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Tingle Media follows generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation:
8.1. limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you;
8.2. requiring employees and its agents to sign confidentiality agreements to protect customer and other confidential information;
8.3. ensuring that third-party service providers sign confidentiality agreements to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and not to use it for any unauthorized purposes;
8.4. encrypting credit card information on our order forms using secure socket layer (SSL) technology; and
8.5. storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is one hundred percent secure. While we make every attempt to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Our Site may include discussion boards or other interactive services, including chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site ("Interactive Services"). If you use an Interactive Service, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with these Interactive Services, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information. Interactive Service postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Service does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.
Content on tinglemedia.com is intended solely for the exclusive use of adults over the age of 18 and should not be accessed or viewed by anyone under the age of 18. We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. Tingle Media strives to protect this Site from unauthorized use. If you have any reason to believe that minors are accessing the Site please contact us at email@example.com.
We may link to websites that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.