Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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CoED Road Trips Privacy Policy

We want to earn your trust by being transparent about how CoEdroadtrips works. You should read this policy in its entirety, but should pay particular attention to these two highlights:

  • CoEdroadtrips is designed to make it easy for you to share your information with anyone you want. You decide how much information you feel comfortable sharing on CoEdroadtrips and you control how it is distributed through your privacy settings. You should review the default privacy settings and change them if necessary to reflect your preferences. You should also consider your settings whenever you share information.
  • CoEdroadtrips is a free service supported primarily by advertising. We will not share your information with advertisers without your consent. We allow advertisers to select characteristics of users they want to show their advertisements to and we use the information we have collected to serve those advertisements.
  1. Introduction

    Questions. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, contact our privacy team through the CoEdroadtrips website.

    Scope. This privacy policy covers all of CoEdroadtrips. It does not, however, apply to entities that CoEdroadtrips does not own or control, such as CoEdroadtrips enhanced applications and websites.

    No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for CoEdroadtrips or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through the CoEdroadtrips website.

    Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.

  2. Information We Receive

    Information you provide to us:

    Personal information. When you sign up for CoEdroadtrips you provide us with your name, email, gender, and birth date. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to provide additional profile information, such as where you went to school and where you work, and to add a picture of yourself, to help your friends connect with you. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you. Once you register you can visit your profile at any time to add or remove personal information about yourself. You can add basic information about yourself, such as information about your hometown, family, relationships, and your political and religious views. You can also add other information about yourself including your activities, interests, contact information, as well as more information about your education and job history.

    Content. One of the primary reasons people use CoEdroadtrips is to share content with others. Examples include when you upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone’s profile, write a note, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on CoEdroadtrips (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.

    Transactional Information. We may retain the details of transactions or payments you make on CoEdroadtrips. However, we will only keep your payment source account number with your consent.

    Information we collect when you interact with CoEdroadtrips:

    Site activity information. We keep track of the actions you take on CoEdroadtrips, such as adding a friend, joining a group or an event or creating a photo album. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a video, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact you shared it.

    Access Device and Browser Information. When you access CoEdroadtrips from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.

    Cookie Information. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make CoEdroadtrips easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and CoEdroadtrips. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to CoEdroadtrips. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into CoEdroadtrips, and to know when you are interacting with our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use CoEdroadtrips.

    Information from other websites. We may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us:

    - We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as “conversion tracking,” helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see.

    - We may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.

    If in any of these cases we receive data that we do not already have, we will “anonymize” it within 180 days, meaning we will stop associating the information with any particular user. If we institute these programs, we will only use the information in the ways we explain in the “How We Use Your Information” section below.

  3. Information You Share With Third Parties

    We take steps to ensure that others use information that you share on CoEdroadtrips in a manner consistent with your privacy settings, but we cannot guarantee that they will follow our rules. Read the following section to learn more about how you can protect yourself when you share information with third parties.

    Sharing information on CoEdroadtrips. We designed our privacy settings to enable you to control how you share your information on CoEdroadtrips. You should review the default privacy settings to make sure they reflect your preferences. Here are some specific things to remember:

    - You can control the visibility of most of the information you share on CoEdroadtrips through the privacy settings you select.

    - Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.

    - You understand that information might be re-shared or copied by other users.

    - Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.

    - When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.

    - We may make information about the location of your computer or access device and your age available to CoEdroadtrips enhanced applications and websites in order to help them implement appropriate security measures and control the distribution of age-appropriate content.

    Exporting Information. You (and those you make your information available to) may use tools like RSS feeds, mobile phone address books, or copy and paste functions, to capture and export information from CoEdroadtrips, including your information and information about you.

    Advertisements. Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on CoEdroadtrips use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You may use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks.

    Links. When you click on links on CoEdroadtrips you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.

  4. How We Use Your Information

    We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:

    To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms of Use. For example, we ask for your date of birth to verify that you are over age 13 and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

    To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. We may include content you see on CoEdroadtrips in the emails we send to you.

    To serve personalized advertising to you. We don’t share your information with advertisers without your consent. (An example of consent would be if you asked us to provide your shipping address to an advertiser to receive a free sample.) We allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected (including information you may have decided not to show to other users, such as your birth year or other sensitive personal information or preferences) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. For example, we might use your interest in soccer to show you ads for soccer equipment, but we do not tell the soccer equipment company who you are. Even though we do not share your information with advertisers without your consent, when you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser and note that it meets the criteria they selected.

    Downloadable Software. Certain downloadable software applications and applets that we offer, such as our browser toolbars and photo uploaders, transmit data to us. We may not make a formal disclosure if we believe our collection of and use of the information is the obvious purpose of the application, such as the fact that we receive photos when you use our photo uploader. If we believe it is not obvious that we are collecting or using such information, we will make a disclosure to you the first time you provide the information to us so that you can decide whether you want to use that feature.

    Memorializing Accounts. If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may memorialize the user’s account. In such cases we restrict profile access to confirmed friends and family. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.

  5. How We Share Information

    CoEdroadtrips is about sharing information with others — friends and people — while providing you with privacy settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing your information. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:

    When you make a payment. When you enter into transactions with others or make payments on CoEdroadtrips, we will only share transaction information with those third parties necessary to complete the transaction and will require those third parties to agree to respect the privacy of your information.

    When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join CoEdroadtrips, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name.

    When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with CoEdroadtrips through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your consent.

    To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. We may allow them to access information set to the “everyone” setting and your public search listing (but you can turn off your public search listing in your privacy settings).

    To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.

    To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about CoEdroadtrips, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.

    To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of CoEdroadtrips to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.

    To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Use. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

    Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

  6. How You Can View, Change, or Remove Information

    Viewing and editing your profile. You may change or delete your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking “Edit My Profile.” Information will be updated immediately.

    Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested.

    Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.

  7. How We Protect Information

    We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.

    Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Terms of Use.

    Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on CoEdroadtrips will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on CoEdroadtrips. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.

    Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us through the CoEdroadtrips website.

  8. Other Terms

    Changes. We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in the CoEdroadtrips Terms of Use. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

    Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using CoEdroadtrips, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

    Defined Terms. "Us," "we," "our," "Platform" and " CoEdroadtrips " mean the same as they do in the Terms of Use. “Information” and “content” are used more generally and interchangeably here than in the Terms of Use unless otherwise limited by the context.

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