Effective Date: August 25, 2011 | Amended April 1, 2013
Certain activities on the Allvoices website, including contribution, report or
submission of breaking news; creating a news event; sharing videos, news, URLs,
images or perspectives; asking a question; answering a question; commenting;
creating a user profile; or sharing website content with a friend via email, SMS
or MMS require you to create an account with Allvoices. This type of user is known
as a Registered User. To create an account, you must register as a Registered User
and Allvoices may collect or maintain the following PII about you:
First and last name; physical address; email address; mobile phone number; gender; age; education; occupation; photographs; personal interests; and any other PII you submit during the course of normal correspondence (including SMS, MMS and email) with Allvoices (collectively "Profile Information").
We may combine this PII with information from other sources. By creating an account and providing Allvoices your mobile phone number, you expressly agree that Allvoices may contact you by SMS (i.e. "text") message or Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS). If you send information to Allvoices via SMS or MMS, Allvoices may respond to you via SMS or MMS.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Non-personally identifiable information is information Allvoices collects in the normal course of operating the Allvoices website that does not reveal the specific identity of the individual. We collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit this website. This information does not relate to a single identifiable visitor. When you visit the website to browse, read or download information, we automatically collect standard computer information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses. We generally do not link standard computer information to anything that will allow us to identify users unless to enforce compliance with our rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, users or others. We also may collect aggregate and non-personal information through "Cookies" or other website technology as explained below.
How We Use PII Collected on the Allvoices Website
Individual PII Collected on the Allvoices Website Allvoices is intended to be a global community for discussion around news, events and people. Accordingly, the Allvoices website publicly displays some Profile Information, including a Registered User's pictures, name, username and location (country and city) to facilitate user interaction on the Allvoices website.
We may create anonymous records from PII by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the information personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous information to analyze request and usage patterns to improve the website and our services. We reserve the right to use and disclose this anonymous information to third parties for various purposes, including for internal business analysis and to provide aggregate demographic data to our partners.
Registered Users can invite friends to join the Allvoices website by sending invitation emails and by using our automated invitation system. Allvoices stores the email addresses that Registered Users provide so that the respondents may be added to the sender's friends' list. We may also send up to 3 reminders of the invitations (via email only). Allvoices does not sell these email addresses.
Sharing of Individual PII with Third Parties
Allvoices may share PII with service providers who assist us with our marketing efforts and other communications, but those service providers will not use this PII for their own marketing purposes and are prohibited by contract from sharing this PII with any party other than Allvoices. These businesses include providers of website applications. These services enable us to deliver communications to website users and to verify and update information about website users.
Allvoices may also share PII in the following limited circumstances: (1) upon receipt of a properly authorized and authenticated governmental request for information; (2) in response to a subpoena or a court order; (3) to comply with relevant laws; (4) in response to an investigation of fraud regarding a specific individual; (5) in an effort to safeguard the person or property of an Allvoices employee or a third party; or (6) when Allvoices believes it is necessary to protect our interests or we believe in good faith that the law requires the sharing of your PII.
Web beacons, also known as "clear gifs," "one-pixel gifs," "web bugs," "Internet tags" or "pixel tags," are small graphic images on a website or in an email that allow us and third parties to monitor the activity on our website or to make Cookies more effective. We use log files to store the data that is collected through web beacons.
Third Party Advertising
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), a self-regulatory organization consisting of online advertising networks, has an opt-out tool that allows you to opt out of the data collection and targeted ad programs of NAI members. You may access the NAI opt-out tool here. PrivacyChoice's opt-out tool allows you to opt out of other third parties (in addition to NAI members) who may place cookies on your computer. To opt out of these third parties, please go to http://www.privacychoice.org/choose.
Allvoices Registered Users may modify or remove any of their PII at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Information."
Registered Users may also control the types of messages they receive by changing settings through the "Edit Profile" feature. U.S. Registered Users can opt out of SMS messages using the "Edit Profile" feature or by sending STOP or END or CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE or STOP ALL from your mobile device to VOICES (864237). Please note that this will only work if you have previously submitted content using the same mobile number and are in the Allvoices system.
Recipients of invitations from Allvoices may contact Allvoices using the contact information below under "Access" to request removal of their information from our database.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users' information. When users submit information on our website, such information is protected both online and offline. The servers in which we store PII are kept in a secure physical environment. Allvoices has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. Please be advised that, although we take reasonable technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, Allvoices cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data at or through our website is at your own risk. However, access to your information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public.
Allvoices places the highest value on the privacy of children. Allvoices does not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13.
Individuals wishing to review PII collected by Allvoices on this website should
Allvoices’ Privacy Department, c/o PulsePoint
20 Broad Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10014.
Allvoices may take reasonable steps to confirm the identity of the consumer in an effort to prevent identity theft.
European Union and Other Non-US Residents
Your information may be stored and processed in any country in which Allvoices or its affiliates maintain facilities, including in the United States, which may not have protections equivalent to those in your home country. For purpose of providing the service or sharing or disclosing data for purposes noted in this policy, Allvoices reserves the right to transfer information outside of your country. By using and registering on the Allvoices website, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country. In addition, Allvoices’ parent company, PulsePoint, has self-certified to the Department of Commerce's Safe-Harbor framework, and we adhere to the Safe-Harbor Principles. For more information on the Safe-Harbor program, visit http://export.gov/safeharbor. If you are a European resident and have a data-privacy inquiry, you may contact us at email@example.com or in writing at:
20 Broad Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 706-9781
If your data privacy inquiry was not satisfactorily resolved by us then you may
contact the DMA Safe Harbor Program at:
Safe Harbor Line Direct Marketing Association
1615 L Street, NW - Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have
provided PII to PulsePoint or its partners to request certain information regarding
Allvoices disclosure of PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories
of PII disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the
immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of the third
parties when required. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address
specified in this section.
If you have any questions about your California privacy rights or this Privacy
Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or in writing at:
Allvoices Privacy Department
20 Broad Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Tel: (212) 706-9781