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We may collect personal or personally identifiable information from you when you use the site or when you participate in the site’s associated services that require this information. This information we collect may include, for example, your name, email address, country, social networking profiles, IP address, geographical location, comments, links, posts, feedback and preferences while using the site (collectively “Personal Information”).
By providing any Personal Information to The Observer, you understand and agree that we will collect and process your Personal Information in the United States and you provide your consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Information in the United States.
The Observer may use Personal Information collected from you to provide you with the site or its associated services, to provide other users with the site and services, to respond to requests that you have initiated, to improve the site or our services, including but not limited to through our analysis of usage patterns and to communicate with you to update you on our site or services.
The Observer will not sell, rent, lease or transfer your Personal Information to any individual, business or government entity except to respond to duly authorized information requests by government authorities, to respond to a duly authorized court order or subpoena, to protect the officers, directors, employees, shareholders, or independent contractors of The Observer, or to help prevent against fraud or the violation of any applicable law, statute, regulation, ordinance, or treaty.
The Personal Information that your provide to us, including but not limited to your email address, links to your social networking profiles, your country of origin, and other profile characteristics may be displayed on your profile page, which may be accessible to all users of the site. Additionally, your Personal Information, including but not limited to your comments, posts, and uploads, may be displayed on the site and may be viewed by third parties that access the site.
You understand and agree that The Observer is not responsible for any third party links, content, or communications sent to you from entities or individuals that we do not own or control. You should review the privacy policies of all third party sites.
We may collect information from you (albeit not the type of information that is normally associated with an individual) through the storage of data files on your computer called “cookies.” These cookies allow the site to recognize your computer when you revisit the site. Additionally, we may collect information from you through the use of “session cookies,” which help us track the pages that you visit during a single use of the site and ensure that users are not required to re-enter their usernames and passwords upon accessing each page of the site. These session cookies will expire once you leave the site.
The Observer undertakes commercially reasonable efforts to protect and secure your Personal Information. The Observer processes your Personal Information on computers located in the United States and has adopted procedural safeguards to protect against data theft. The Observer uses commercially standard and commercially reasonable encryption to ensure, to the extent possible, that your Personal Information is protected from unauthorized disclosure.
Should The Observer provide you with a Member Account, your Member Account may only be accessed through your entry of a username and password. You are advised not to share your Personal Information, including but not limited to your username and password, with any other person or entity.
Though we take the security of your Personal Information seriously, The Observer cannot guarantee that its servers and site are completely secure. We use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, but you provide any and all Personal Information at your own risk.
You are responsible for ensuring that your Personal Information is accurate, complete, current, and relevant. You have an ongoing duty to inform us of any changes in your Personal Information.
All questions and concerns regarding these policies may be directed to The Observer by emailing the webmaster at [email protected]
Updated: Aug. 1, 2014