Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 1, 2007.

Please take a moment to read our privacy policy prior to using this Website

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.

Also, please bear in mind that use of this Website is governed by the Terms of Use posted on the Website. As noted in those Terms of Use, the servers that host this Website are located in the United States, and any personal details you provide to us will be processed by FertilityTies in the United States. FertilityTies expressly excludes any representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the information available on this Website. FertilityTies makes no representation about any third-party websites that may be accessed via links from this Website. By using this Website, you agree that the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, will govern all matters between you and FertilityTies with respect to your use of 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.

FertilityTies has a general policy of not disclosing your personal information to third parties unless you have consented to such sharing, and except as discussed in "Customized Advertisements, Promotions, and Sweepstakes" below and elsewhere in this Privacy Policy. However, we may share the personal information you provide to us with trusted companies we have hired to provide services for us, such as sending out newsletters, fulfilling orders you submit, or collecting or processing information on our behalf. These companies - our vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information that we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide.

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?

A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personally identifiable information about you. We may use cookies in order to collect certain information about you, such as IP addresses (e.g., whether you are logged on from a .com, .gov, or .edu domain), domain names (the Internet address of a computer), browser type, and the type of computer and operating system being used. FertilityTies uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information to ensure that visitors are provided with a customized content and advertising experience. We record your IP address for security and monitoring purposes.

We do not link the information stored in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to change your cookie settings. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, you should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you certain features available on this Website. To disable all cookies, follow the instructions for your particular browser.

Customized Advertisements, Promotions, and Sweepstakes

Ads appearing on this Website may be delivered to users by FertilityTies or one of our Web advertising partners. As noted above, we may use cookies to provide you with customized, targeted ads. Our Web advertising partners may also set cookies to allow their ad servers to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information such as whether you saw their advertisements and which ads you "clicked" on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Please note, however, that this privacy statement covers the use of cookies by FertilityTies on this website and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

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

We may provide links to third party websites as a convenience to you. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on FertilityTies. FertilityTies is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on these linked sites. When linking to another site, you should read the privacy policy posted on that linked site.

Public Information

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.

Security

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

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, FertilityTies will never 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 FertilityTies, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the FertilityTies Terms of Use Agreement and to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the FertilityTies service.

FertilityTies 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 all or substantially all of FertilityTies' assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

We may make changes to our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will inform users of any changes we make by posting a notice on our Website.

USERS WILL ALWAYS BE AWARE OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT VIA THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

If the change in how we collect and use information is minor, you will be bound to our privacy policy when you use the site after the changes have been posted. For all material changes to our privacy policy we will provide you with 30 days' notice through a posting on our Website. At that time, you will have the opportunity to opt out of such new collection and use practices on a going forward basis. Therefore, we recommend that you review this Privacy Policy from time to time to see how any changes impact you.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, feel free to contact us at privacy@FertilityTies.com.