Last Updated on Oct 30, 2007
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About Real Blog Series and the Information We Collect
Profile Information submitted by Members to Real Blog Series
Real Blog Series is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for communicating, sharing and making new friends. To accomplish this, each Real Blog Series Member creates his or her own profile, which contains the personal information that the Member chooses to include. This personal information includes such things as:
First name or first and last names of the Member (depending on the options selected by the Member),
Gender, age, martial status and other, similar personal information,
Schools attended or companies with whom the Member is associated,
Location (e.g., city and state), and
Photos, videos or other shared content uploaded by the Member to his or her profile, to the extent that it includes personal information.
Other Information submitted by Members to Real Blog Series
Real Blog Series also collects Member-submitted account information such as name and email address to identify Members, send notifications related to the use of the Real Blog Series service and conduct market research and marketing for Real Blog Series's internal use only. You should also be aware that Members may reveal other personal information while communicating on other areas of the Real Blog Series website, e.g., while participating in discussions on Real Blog Series Groups and/or posting information on Real Blog Series Blogs. This information, in turn, might be viewed by other Members or visitors to the Real Blog Series website who are not Members.
Information Not Directly Submitted by Members or Other Website Users to Real Blog Series
Finally, we also collect some information from Members, as well as from other visitors to the Real Blog Series website, that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all Members and visitors to the website.
Use of Information Obtained by Real Blog Series
Sharing by Members of Profile Information
The personal information of a Member contained in his or her profile will be shown to those people whom the Member chooses. Each Member has three options when choosing the level of sharing of his or her profile. They are:
"Friends" which consists only of that Member's friends,
"Friends of Friends" which consists of that Member's friends, as well as the extended group of people who are friends of that Member's friends, and
"Anyone" which is all visitors to the Real Blog Series website, whether or not they are Real Blog Series members.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION A MEMBER CHOOSES TO INCLUDE IN HIS OR HER PROFILE, OR WHAT LEVEL OF SHARING HE OR SHE CHOOSES, CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT EACH MEMBER WILL BE INCLUDED IN THAT MEMBER'S "PUBLIC PROFILE," WHICH IS AN ABBREVIATED VERSION OF A Real Blog Series PROFILE. A LIST OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN EACH PUBLIC PROFILE CAN BE FOUND IN THE Real Blog Series TERMS OF SERVICE. CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE PUBLIC PROFILE. PUBLIC PROFILES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANY USER OF THE Real Blog Series WEBSITE, WHETHER OR NOT THE USER IS A MEMBER
Display of Members' Information
Except where a Member might choose to include a full name in his or her profile, a Member's email address and full name will only be used in the following circumstances:
When the Member invites a friend via email to become a Real Blog Series Member,
When the Member sends a request to another Member to add the other Member to his or her friend list,
When we send notifications to the Member relating to his or her use of the Real Blog Series service or Real Blog Series website, and
If the Member so chooses, when we send regular notifications, weekly updates, or other news regarding the Real Blog Series service or the Real Blog Series website.
Except when inviting or adding friends or as otherwise expressly set forth herein, a Member's email address will never be shared with or displayed to any other person. Members and their friends, and other Members within their personal networks (depending on the level of sharing a Member has chosen) communicate on Real Blog Series with each other through the Real Blog Series service, without disclosing email addresses.
Real Blog Series's Use of Members' Information
We use information relating to each Member's server information, IP address, and browser-type.
Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO MAY VIEW YOUR PROFILE AT ANY TIME. YOU CAN CHANGE THESE PROFILE SHARING SETTINGS BY CLICKING THE "SETTINGS" LINK IN THE TOP, RIGHT CORNER OF THE Real Blog Series HOMEPAGE. ALSO, YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU'VE SUBMITTED TO THE Real Blog Series WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN YOUR Real Blog Series PROFILE, BY CLICKING THE "EDIT PROFILE" LINK ON YOUR Real Blog Series PROFILE PAGE.
Invite a Friend
If a Member elects to use our "Invite" feature to invite a friend to become a Member of the Real Blog Series service, we ask them for that friend's email address. Real Blog Series will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site. Real Blog Series stores this email address for the purpose of: (i) automatically adding the respondent to the “friends list” of the Member sending the invitation; (ii) sending reminders of the invitation and (iii) sending emails on recent updates by the Member on Real Blog Series to the Member's invited friend. Real Blog Series will never sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Any person who receives an invitation may contact Real Blog Series to request the removal of this information from our database.
The Real Blog Series account of every Member is password-protected. Real Blog Series takes every precaution to protect the information of the Members, as well as information collected from other users of the Real Blog Series website. We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit the access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.
Members who no longer wish to receive our weekly email updates or other email notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email or by logging-in and changing their settings in the "Account Settings" section of the Real Blog Series website. You can access this page by clicking on the "Settings" link on the top right of your Real Blog Series homepage.
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