"CultureSphere" refers to all services (including www.culturesphereapp.com, mobile sites, applications,
and other properties or services owned or operated by CultureSphere Inc.
By visiting CultureSphere, viewing our
content, data, or research, attending or viewing any of our events or programs
and/or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices
CultureSphere's Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information,
including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), obtained by
CultureSphere, including information obtained when you access or log in to
CultureSphere, and/or register for content or events provided by CultureSphere.
practices of companies that CultureSphere does not own or control, or to individuals
whom CultureSphere does not employ or manage, including any of the third
parties to which CultureSphere may disclose user information as set forth in
What Types of
User Information Does CultureSphere Obtain
obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer
or mobile device ("Information"), which may include information that can be
used to identify you ("Personally
Identifiable Information") such as: Name, Email Address, Credit
Card Information, Website URL, Social
Networking Handle or Username, Photo,
Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, location, employer, job title,
school of attendance, major, year of graduation), Activities or Content Viewed on CultureSphere, Information Collected Automatically
(detailed below), Information
Received from Third Parties (detailed below)
In certain cases, we may request that you
provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific features
of the service and better tailor the service to you. If you choose not to
provide the Information we request, you may still use CultureSphere, but you
may be unable to access certain features or services.
When you register to receive any products or
services from CultureSphere or provide information to CultureSphere in any
other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete
CultureSphere may automatically receive and
log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our mobile
applications, services, websites, or other products, including: Browser
Information, Operating System Information, Mobile Device Information (e.g.,
device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.), IP Address, Internet Service
Provider, Content Viewed, Geographic Location, Connection Speed, Time of Visit,
Referring Site, Application, or Service, Registration Time.
Received From Third Parties
Third Party Applications/Social
If you choose to use any third party
application or service that is integrated with CultureSphere, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such
as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Dropbox, or Google+
("Third Party Services") or if you use any CultureSphere application provided through any Third Party Servicewe may receive
Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Services, including, but not
limited to: Name, Nickname or Username, Photo or Graphic Avatar, Unique Third Party
Service Identifier (e.g., Linkedin User ID), Biographical or Demographic Information (e.g. professional title,
gender, college attended, etc.), Likes and Interests, Contacts/Friends/Associations, Any Information That Is Publicly
Available on Third Party Services.
For example, CultureSphere may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Services to facilitate
your registration on CultureSphere. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third
Party Services to allow you to share or connect with your network and contacts on
CultureSphere or to personalize
your experience. In addition, CultureSphere may offer "APIs", "plug ins" or "widgets" from various Third Party
Services that allow you to share CultureSphere content off of our service, as discussed below.
Your decision to use, or share with, a Third
Party Service when accessing or using CultureSphere products and services is completely voluntary. CultureSphere is not responsible for
compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Service. You should
ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Services
may make available to CultureSphere by reviewing those Services privacy policies and service terms,
and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.
Any information we receive from Third Party
How Do We Use
use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your mobile device/computer
to provide CultureSphere products and services, fulfill your requests, improve
our products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on CultureSphere,
operate our business, and understand how users are engaging with CultureSphere.
CultureSphere may place "cookies" on your
computer or mobile device that may contain anonymous Information that is
associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize
users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain
information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, CultureSphere)
that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third
Our cookies may record Information about
your use of CultureSphere so that we can provide a continuous and more
personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following
purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify
preferences; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information;
analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content;
record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer CultureSphere
products and services.
If you do not wish to have CultureSphere place
cookies before accessing CultureSphere. CultureSphere is not responsible for
any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your
browser preferences or settings. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not
be able to sign in or use other interactive features of CultureSphere that
depend on cookies.
CultureSphere does not control and is
below (see "Analytics Providers").
Modifying Your Personally Identifying Information
We offer several ways for you to update
Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by CultureSphere,
or to change your account preferences on CultureSphere:
1. If you have an online account with CultureSphere, you can
log in and update or change your account information by clicking on Edit
Profile, Forgot Password, or your Profile Picture
2. You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail updates or
products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message (see
E-mail Communications below)
3. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclosure of Information
to Third Parties
CultureSphere may disclose Information
(including Personally Identifying Information) from or concerning you or your
computer or mobile device to third parties in the circumstances described
below. By visiting, accessing, using CultureSphere's products or services, you
consent to the disclosure of your Information to certain categories of third
the policies or practices of any of these third parties.
CultureSphere relies on third party vendors
and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products,
services and events ("Service Providers"), and we may disclose your Information
(including Personally Identifying Information) to these Service Providers to
the extent necessary to support our products, services, or as otherwise set
Third Party Services
the ability to share CultureSphere content on Third Party Services, including social networking and blogging
services such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Dropbox, or
Google+ through "APIs", "plugins" or "widgets"
(such as LinkedIn's "Add to
Profile" button). When you elect to share content and information with others
on Third Party Services, CultureSphere may transmit your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such Third Party
Services. This Information may be visible on the Third Party Service to anyone
who has access to that content or Information. Your decision to share
information in this manner is completely voluntary. You should ensure that you
are comfortable with how Third Party Services may share your Information by
reviewing their privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings
directly on those Third Party Services.
URL/Referrer Header Information
When you visit CultureSphere's
mobile applications or websites, certain information
about the content or activities you have engaged in on CultureSphere may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") for the
page you are viewing on CultureSphere (i.e., the Internet address, commonly displayed in the browser
window). For example, the date or title of a video you are viewing may appear
in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a CultureSphere account, certain account
information (may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on CultureSphere. If you leave CultureSphere to visit a Third Party Service,
including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information
through a social plug-in, the information contained in the URL may be
transmitted to the Third Party Service by your browser.
Law Enforcement/Legal Process
We may disclose your Information (including
Personally Identifying Information) when we believe in good faith that
disclosure is necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request;
agreements; respond to public requests; or protect the rights, property, user
experience or safety of CultureSphere, our employees, our users, or others.
This can include exchanging information with other companies and organizations
for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
If CultureSphere, or substantially all of
its assets, is acquired by another company or party, user Information will be
one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. You acknowledge that
such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of CultureSphere or its assets
may continue to collect, use and disclose your Information as set forth in this
In addition, CultureSphere uses third party
analytics providers and products to obtain, compile and analyze Information
(that may include Personally Identifying Information) about how users are using
and interacting with CultureSphere. CultureSphere may provide Information
(including Personally Identifying Information) to these analytics providers for
the purpose of obtaining statistics and other information about how users are
using and interacting with CultureSphere. These analytics providers may use tracking techniques other than HTTP cookies to
recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this
information. These techniques may be used directly on CultureSphere. CultureSphere
has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the third
parties that are providing analytics products and services to CultureSphere.
Please also keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the
use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional
cookies may have no effect on such techniques.
Security and Protection of Personally Identifying
We have implemented reasonable security
measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your
Personally Identifying Information (other than Personally Identifying
Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security
system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or
access information you provide to CultureSphere. CultureSphere cannot guarantee
the security of your Personally Identifying Information, nor can we guarantee
that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to CultureSphere.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your
password(s) and computer or mobile device, and to log off when using any shared
computer or mobile device.
We may contact you by e-mail, or other
equivalent electronic communications if you access CultureSphere products or
services or other content or services provided by CultureSphere. By visiting or
using CultureSphere content, products or services, you specifically consent to
the receipt of these e-mail communications. If you do not want to receive
emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us by
email at email@example.com
and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including
your Name, Email Address and the specifics of your request. If you
unsubscribe, CultureSphere may still contact you via email for administrative
purposes or concerning any products or services for which you have registered
or are using.
CultureSphere retains the discretion to
effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy
Policy of which you have notice. If we make material changes to the way we
collect, use or disclose Personally Identifying Information, we will notify you
by posting a clear and prominent announcement on CultureSphere or through a
direct communication. Your continued access to or use of CultureSphere following
any amendments and/or modifications. Your use of CultureSphere is entirely
voluntary, and you may discontinue use of CultureSphere at any time.
How to Contact Us
CultureSphere welcomes any questions or
such questions or comments should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will
undertake reasonable efforts to resolve or address your concern.
April 1, 2015.
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