Sosh X Privacy Policy

Updated July 17, 2007

Sosh X cares deeply about online privacy. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@soshx.com

Information Collection and Use by Sosh X

Sosh X collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Sosh X service. Sosh X also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

Sosh X also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes

User Profile information including members’ pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Sosh X social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Sosh X, to add users to members’ friends’ networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user’s email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user’s personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on Sosh X with each other through the Sosh X service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Sosh X allows users to search for other members.

We may also use a user’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their “notification” setting in the user “Profile” settings.

From time to time, Sosh X or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on Sosh X. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members

Sosh X members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Sosh X stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations Sosh X does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations. Recipients of invitations from Sosh X may contact Sosh X to request the removal of their information from our database.

Sosh X members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal Sosh X address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.

Links

Sosh X contains links to sites. Sosh X is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Sosh X.

Public Information

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

Sosh X users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Profile.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to making a change in their Profile settings. All notification emails and Sosh X newsletters also include instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by Sosh X or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Sosh X and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Security

Sosh X member accounts are secured by member-created passwords Sosh X takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Sosh X Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Sosh X will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Sosh X, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Sosh X Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. Sosh X reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Sosh X or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest For more information see the “Changes in Our Privacy Policy” section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: privacy@soshx.com