Effective date: February 1, 2007.
At FertilityTies, Inc. ("FertilityTies"), we take your privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to share with you how we treat personal information about you that we receive in connection with this Website.
What Do We Do?
A better question is "what don't we do?"
FertilityTies is an online service that allows our members to set up public profiles, provide, share, and view information, create blogs, upload video and music, post classified listings, and communicate with each other.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It.
In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. However, you should be aware that, in order to provide the best online service and enrich our members' experience, as described further below, sections of this Website may request and display some of your personal information to other members and visitors. FertilityTies members can change their profile information at any time and can control how we and other members communicate with them.
FertilityTies collects personal information you submit to us including your name, email address, age, personal interests, gender, education level and occupation. For instance, you may submit this personal information to us for such purposes as becoming a Member of FertilityTies or registering for the use of certain restricted portions of this Website. We use this information to help authenticate users of FertilityTies, send you and other members newsletters and notifications regarding our services, respond to your requests for information or other materials, conduct internal analyses such as surveys and market research, process and complete orders, and help you to identify and communicate with other members. Our use of email addresses is discussed in greater detail below in the section entitled "what about email addresses." Note, your full name is never revealed by FertilityTies to other members.
In addition, through certain technologies, FertilityTies also collects non-personally-identifiable information from users and visitors to this site. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and targeted advertisements to members. For more information on how we collect this type of information, please see the section below on "cookies."
We may also collect and group demographic and preferences information, responses to surveys and other personal information that we collect from you into an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form for disclosure to our existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties. However, please be assured that this aggregated data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to the Website.
User profile information, including your picture and first name, is displayed to other members in order to facilitate user interaction in the FertilityTies social networking community.
You can modify and change your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Info."
What About Email Addresses?
If you provide your email address, we may use it for the purposes of facilitating your invitations to new friends ("Invitees") to join FertilityTies, adding users to your "friends networks," and sending notifications and other communications related to the Services, such as, for example, newsletters or other information. With the exception of inviting friends and adding friends, we will not share your email address with or display it to people within your friends network.
You can communicate with people in your friends network through the FertilityTies service without disclosing your email address. Your full name is never revealed to other members by FertilityTies.
FertilityTies members can invite Invitees to join the service by sending emails via our automated invitation system. FertilityTies stores the Invitees' email addresses that you provide so that the Invitees may be added to your "friends network," and also to send reminders of the invitations to Invitees who have not responded. FertilityTies does not sell the email addresses of Invitees and uses them solely for the internal purposes of sending email invitations and invitation reminders. Invitees who have received an email communication from FertilityTies may contact us at help@ FertilityTies.com to request the removal of their information from our database.
FertilityTies members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal FertilityTies address book and may choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.
Can I Opt Out of Emails?
Yes! Members who no longer wish to receive notifications or other communications via email may select 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. Members who do not wish to receive FertilityTies newsletters via email may opt out of such communications by selecting 'Do not send me FertilityTies newsletters' in the user profile 'Account Settings'.
What about Cookies?
Customized Advertisements, Promotions, and Sweepstakes
In addition, from time to time, FertilityTies or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on FertilityTies. If you voluntarily participate in these activities, you may be asked to provide personal information including your name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. If you participate in a promotion, sweepstakes, or contest, we may transfer personal information to our ad partners who have sponsored the promotions, sweepstakes, or contests. It will be clear at the point of collection whether FertilityTies or one of our sponsors or advertising partners is collecting your personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Links to Third Party Web Sites
Whenever you voluntarily post public information anywhere on the FertilityTies Web site (Journals, WebLogs, Forums, etc.), people can access that information and in turn could use that information to send you unsolicited communications. Do not post information you consider to be private on this Website if you desire to maintain the privacy of that information.
At FertilityTies, your privacy and security are our top priorities. Accounts are secured by member-created passwords.
FertilityTies 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 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: 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.
Privacy and Sharing
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, feel free to contact us at privacy@FertilityTies.com.