How We Deal With Your Personal Information

What This Privacy Policy Covers

  • This privacy policy pertains to the use of the web site found at
  • This privacy policy covers how treats personal information that collects and receives. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number.
  • Children under 13 are not permitted to use the service, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for children’s use of the site.


Information Collection And How It Is Used

General Information:

  • collects personal information when you register with us to use our services or to post content on
  • For certain products we offer, such as enhanced email accounts, we will ask for your billing address, phone number, and credit card information.
  • automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you requested.
  • uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.

IP Addresses

  • IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. Your IP address is stored in our user registration databases when you register with .
  • IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:
  • To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
  • To tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers.
  • To estimate the total number of users visiting from specific geographical regions.
  • To make sure that people are not voting for themselves or friends during contests or promotions.


  • A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
  • You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
  • If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use products or services that require you to sign in, and you may not be able to take full advantage of the service.
  • uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
    • Access your information when you sign in.
    • Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using our services.
    • Display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on
    • Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
    • Conduct research to improve content and services.
  • lets other companies (such as Google) that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other entities use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

  • When you post a message, your ID or alias that you are posting under is visible to other users.
  • does not rent or sell your personal information. However, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
  • Generally, does not share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies without your consent except to provide products or services you’ve requested and in the following circumstances:
  • may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, warrants, court orders or legal process or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of terms of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. We will transfer information about you if is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the web site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy. may share demographic information with business partners, such as 53% of users who regularly use Blogs are between 18 and 24 or the like. NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WILL EVER BE USED WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION.

Sweepstakes and Other Promotions

  • From time to time, we may offer sweepstakes or other promotions involving marketing or advertising partners. If you choose to participate in one of these sweepstakes or promotions, you’ll have to provide some information about yourself (such as your name, address, and email address). We may share this information with sponsors of the contest or other promotional partners in order to contact you and to award a prize. We don’t control these third parties privacy practices, and our Privacy Policy does not apply to their collection and use of your information. If you don’t want us to collect the information requested in connection with a promotion, or to provide it to our co-sponsors or partners, please do not participate in the promotion. If you have provided us with contact information on a sweepstakes form, you will receive weekly emails from us with updates on the sweepstakes and/or special offers. If you do not want to receive information in the future please, you may opt-out at any time by using the safe unsubscribe feature found in any email we send or by sending us an e-mail with Remove from List written in the subject line.
  • displays targeted advertisements based on information that is exhibited in peoples profiles.


Changes to this Privacy Policy may update this policy at any time for any reason. If there are any significant changes to how we handle personal information we will send a notice to the primary email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.