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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Epilogger Inc. (“Epilogger”, “us” or “we”) is an online aggregator of user generated content from a variety of social networking sites into a single source of information.  While much of the information we collect is generally available to the public, we also invite you to register with us, so that you can contribute your own stories, photos, experiences, and blogs with the Epilogger community.  We have created this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”).    

This Privacy Policy applies only to the information that you provide to us.  It explains what data we collect from you and how we use it, share it, and safeguard it.  By using our Service, as defined in our Terms of Use of Use, you are accepting and agreeing to the policies and practices set forth in this Privacy Policy and in our Terms of Use.  Any privacy-related dispute will be governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.       

Information That We Receive About You:

Epilogger receives and stores various types of information about you including:

§     Registration information

Your registration information is information you are required to provide in order to use certain aspects of our Service.  When you sign up for Epilogger, you are required to provide your name, email address, birthday, and timezone information.  Your birthday is used to ensure you meet our minimum age requirements and to show you age-appropriate content.  Your name, email address, and timezone information are used to allow you to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with others through the Service.  Your registration information is not shared with anyone but Epilogger. 

§     Profile information

Upon registering for the Service, an Epilogger profile is created for you, which sets out the information you provided upon registration (your name, email address, birthday, and timezone information) and allows you to upload a photo.  This profile, including your photo, is personal to you and is not shared with anyone but Epilogger.        

§     Information you choose to share

As a user who has registered for our Service, you have the option of granting Epilogger access to your account with certain third party social media and networking sites (“TPSM”), including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, to allow you to share with Epilogger information of your choice that has previously been uploaded on those TPSMs. 

By granting Epilogger access to a TPSM and by choosing content from that TPSM to upload to Epilogger, you understand that Epilogger will access, render and store the chosen content, whether or not such content consists of or contains Personal Information, so that it is available and viewable through the Service.  Epilogger will ask you to choose whether or not to publicly share this TPSM information on the Service before Epilogger accesses your TPSM content.  When you consent to publicly sharing your TPSM content on the Service, you understand that your TPSM content will be shared publicly. 

Epilogger is an aggregator of user generated content that operates through the voluntary sharing of information.  By uploading content to Epilogger from a TPSM or otherwise, you acknowledge that any such content becomes publicly available information.  This means that anyone, including people not registered with Epilogger, will be able to see it.  You should be aware that persons having access to this content through our site may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge.  We therefore urge you to think carefully before you upload any content that you may deem private. 

By uploading content to Epilogger, you grant Epilogger a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, process, adapt, modify, publish, and transmit such uploaded content in any and all media or distribution methods, even where it contains, consists of, or includes content covered by intellectual property rights.  By providing Epilogger with uploaded content, you grant Epilogger a right to sublicense and allow Epilogger to distribute such uploaded content to other companies, organizations or persons who partner with Epilogger for the syndication, consolidation, broadcast, distribution or publication of such uploaded content.

Please refer to the privacy settings of each of your TPSMs in order to manage the performance of each TPSM account.  This Privacy Policy does not govern the practices of TPSMs. 

§     Information collected automatically 

When you use the Service, Epilogger automatically collects information on how you use it.  Whether you use Epilogger as a registered user or as a non-registered user who is browsing Epilogger, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Information”).  Log Information may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, or previously visited webpages, access times and dates, and other statistics.  This information is collected to monitor and analyze use of the Service and for technical administration purposes, to increase Epilogger’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Service to our users’ needs.  We do not use Log Information in association with personally identifiable information.  Log Information is only collected in aggregate, anonymized form.  We may provide aggregate, non-personally identifiable information to advertisers or potential advertisers, so that they may understand how people use our Service.   

Like many other websites, we also use web cookies to collect information.  Cookies are very small data files that are stored on your computer from a webpage to keep track of information about your browsing on that site.  We use cookies for two purposes: first, we utilize persistent cookies to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to our site; and second, we utilize session ID cookies to enable certain features of our Service, to better understand how you interact with it, and to monitor aggregate usage of the Service and web traffic routing.  By changing your browser settings, you can stop websites from accepting cookies or you can request to be prompted before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.  If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use or access all functionalities of the Service.    

Disclosure to Third Parties:

We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy where you have so consented or in those limited circumstances set out below.

§     Where required or permitted by law

The type of information we are legally required to disclose may relate to criminal investigations.  In some instances, such as a legal proceeding or court order, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information to authorities.  Only the information specifically requested is disclosed and we take precautions to satisfy ourselves that the authorities that are making the disclosure request have legitimate grounds to do so. 

Your Personal Information may also be disclosed in situations where we are legally permitted to do so, such as in the course of employing reasonable and legal methods to enforce your rights or to investigate suspicion of unlawful activities.  We may release certain Personal Information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of ourselves and others. 

§     In the context of a business transfer, bankruptcy or transaction

We may use your Personal Information and disclose your Personal Information to third parties in connection with the proposed or actual financing, insuring, sale, securitization, assignment or other disposal of all or part of our business or assets (including accounts) for the purposes of evaluating and/or performing the proposed transaction.  These purposes may include, as examples, permitting such parties to determine whether to proceed or continue with the transaction, fulfilling any reporting or audit requirements to such parties, and/or disclosing Personal Information as part of concluding a sale or transfer of assets.  Our successors and assigns may collect, use and disclose your Personal Information for substantially the same purposes as those set out in this Privacy Policy.  In the event the transaction does not go through, we will require, by contract, the other party or parties to the transaction not to use or disclose your Personal Information in any manner whatsoever for any purpose, and to return or destroy such Personal Information.

§     Where we employ a third party service provider

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform website-related services, such as maintenance services, database management, and web analytics, or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.  These third parties may have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf.  In such instances, Epilogger will use contractual or other means to ensure such third parties provide a comparable level of protection over your Personal Information while it is in their control.      

§     Where information is anonymized

We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-Personal Information, such as the content of your public uploads to Epilogger.

Except as specifically provided for in this Policy, we do not disclose any Personal Information to third parties.

Email Communications: 

If you are a registered user, we will use your email address to contact you with Epilogger newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you.  If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or email Epilogger at privacy@epilogger.com.

Please note that in all cases, you will continue to receive system updates (such as forgotten user log-in information) and legal notices from us, such as notices regarding this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.  Such notices will also be posted on Epilogger’s website, and will govern both registered and non-registered users’ use of the Service.  Users are responsible for reviewing any notices for changes.  Any substantive changes to this Privacy Policy and Epilogger’s information handling practices will be set out in such notices and acknowledged in this Privacy Policy in a timely manner. 

Security: 

Epilogger accounts are protected by a password for your privacy and security.  We recommend that you select your password carefully and limit access to your computer and browser (e.g. sign off after each use) to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information.

Epilogger endeavours to safeguard user information through the employment of reasonable physical, technological, and administrative security measures.  However, no method of transmission of information over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  Epilogger cannot guarantee the security of user information.

The Service may contain links to other sites. Epilogger is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site, you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Service.

Changing, Deactivating or Deleting Your Information:

If you are a registered user, you can access, review, update, and correct the Personal Information in your account by editing your profile on the Epilogger website at http://www.epilogger.com. Because of the way we maintain Epilogger, a copy of the unrevised information may remain on backup media for a period of ninety (90) days prior to being deleted from our servers. 

Should you ever decide to stop using your Epilogger account, you have the option to either deactivate your account or delete it. 

Deactivation puts your account on hold and makes your profile invisible to other users, without removing any of the content you have chosen to publicly share on the Service.  Deactivating your account is a way for you to put your Epilogger account and activity on hold, with the option of reactivating your account in the future and ensuring you have not lost any of the content you have previously shared and settings that you have selected.  Should you ever decide to deactivate your Epilogger account, you may do so by contacting Epilogger at privacy@epilogger.com or by clicking on the “deactivate account” link on your profile page.

Deleting your account permanently removes your account information from Epilogger.  Should you wish to permanently delete your account, please log in to your account and submit your request here.  You will have the option, upon deleting your account, of deleting your account information and the content you have chosen to share publicly on the Service.  Upon requesting that your account be deleted, Epilogger will begin the process of account deletion.  Your account will first be deactivated and will no longer be viewable on Epilogger’s site.  For up to thirty (30) days, it is still possible to restore your account if deletion was accidentally or wrongfully requested.  After thirty (30) days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems.  Deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your account may remain on our backup files for a period of up to ninety (90) days.  Please note that Epilogger has no control over content indexed on other websites or search engines, or content that has been publicly shared by you and copied, distributed, re-posted, published or otherwise transmitted by other users.      

Changes to this Privacy Policy: 

Epilogger may add, modify or remove portions of this Privacy Policy when it feels that it is appropriate to do so.  Changes to the Privacy Policy will be binding thirty (30) days after such changes have been introduced and for which notification of such changes has been made.  The date when this Privacy Policy was most recently amended is noted at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. 

Our Policy Toward Children:

The Service is not available to individuals who are younger than 13 years old, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.  If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has registered with Epilogger or provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information as soon as is reasonable and, in any event, in accordance with our deletion policies as set out in this Privacy Policy.

If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information, he or she should contact us at privacy@epilogger.com.   

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution:

This Privacy Policy, and the handling of Personal Information, is governed solely by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, to the exclusion of any rules of private international law or conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws.

Users may reside outside of Canada and Epilogger may perform activities outside of Canada through third parties.  As a result, Personal Information may be stored, processed, or accessed in other countries and may be subject to the laws of those countries.  In particular, information may be disclosed in response to valid demands or requests from government authorities, courts, or law enforcement in these countries.   For example, information that is processed, used, stored or accessed in the United States may be subject to the Patriot Act and applicable anti-terrorism legislation, together with other legislation applicable within the United States.

Contacting Us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@epilogger.com. 

 

Effective: November 30, 2011