(Last modified on April, 27, 2008)
This statement applies to TrendsSpotting Ltd. ("we," "us," or "our") information collection and use policies with respect to use of the site currently located at www.trendoscope.com (the "Site"), the trends spotting tool service (the "Service"), and the software enabling the use thereof (the "Software"). By using this Site, Software and/or Service you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
When you use the Site, you provide us with two types of information: personal information you choose to share and non-personal information we gather as you interact with the Site, the Service or the Software.
Personal Information: When you register with the Site, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, account password and email address. We will only use such information for the purposes for which it was requested, such as for site administration, to protect your account from unauthorized access, and to contact you when necessary.
On a voluntary basis, you may choose to share additional personal information when using the Site, the Service or the Software, such as by customizing your profile, adding a photo, posting reviews or comments, sending messages and performing searches. Please remember that any such personal information you disclose in this way becomes public information to the extent you choose to allow other users access to it. You should exercise caution when deciding whether and what types of information you wish to disclose. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk.
We may gather information related generally to users' use of the Site, Service and Software and to create aggregate, non-personal reports and statistics about users' usage of the Site, Service and Software. This information, which will only be collected and maintained in aggregate, anonymous form, will be used to, among other things: provide us with a better understanding of how users use the Site, Service and Software and the various features thereof; help us to create and provide new services and offerings to users; to track the demographics of our users and to collaborate with partners and advertisers; and conduct and publish aggregate, anonymous, market research results.
In the event, such information is disclosed to partners and advertisers it will only be in the form of aggregate data which does not describe or identify any individual user.
Please note that if you send us an electronic mail transmission, the email transmission is not necessarily secure and is not encrypted. Accordingly, email transmissions are not necessarily protected from unauthorized access. Transmission of email is at your own risk and we do not accept responsibility for your transmission of personal information or any obligation with respect to that information not submitted over the secure server.
The Site may allow its users to change or correct personal information previously provided. Please note, however, that even after modification or removal, residual copies of such information may remain on back-up media and may still be viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored the information.
Non-Personal Information: We also collect non-personal information through the use of "cookies" (small text files that reside on your hard drive) and/or IP address tracking. Non-personal information might include the URL, the browser, the type of computer, the operating systems, and the Internet service providers you use, and other similar information. Our system also automatically gathers information about the areas you visit on our sites and about the links you select from within our sites to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online.
We use such non-personal information in the form of aggregate data (which does not describe or identify any individual user) to understand how our users as a group utilize the services and resources provided on the Site. This way we know which areas of our Site are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve the Site.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this statement, we shall, pursuant to valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order, allow access to all available and relevant information, including Users' IP addresses, in order to comply with such valid legal process and to otherwise protect our rights and property. If warranted, we may also allow access to this information in special emergencies where physical safety is at risk.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13, or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Site. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register or to send any information about yourself to us. No one under age 13 may provide or post any personal information on the Site. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Protecting your privacy and your information from loss, misuse and alteration while under our control is a top priority. We take reasonable precautions to insure the security of your information. We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption and we authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities.
Although we take these precautions, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
The Site may contain links to other sites and services of third parties. The other sites or services that are so linked are not controlled by us and we assume no responsibility with respect to the content or privacy practices of such other sites.
THE SITE, SERVICE AND SOFTWARE MAY BE VULNERABLE TO VARIOUS SECURITY ISSUES AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED SECURE. BY USING SITE, SERVICE AND SOFTWARE YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO VARIOUS RISKS, INCLUDING AMONG OTHERS:
Unauthorized exposure of information and material you post on or through the Site. Exposure to objectionable material and/or parties, including without limitation, content and messages that may offend and which may contain contaminated files. Unauthorized invasion of your privacy during, or as a result of, your or another's use of the Site. Spoofing, eavesdropping, sniffing, spamming, breaking passwords, harassment, fraud, forgery, "imposturing", electronic trespassing, tampering, hacking, nuking, system contamination including without limitation use of viruses, worms and Trojan horses causing unauthorized, damaging or harmful access and/or retrieval of information and data on your computer and other forms of activity that may even be unlawful.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE SUBJECTED TO THESE RISKS, YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE SITE, SERVICE AND SOFTWARE.