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GeoSim is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its users and aspires to be an environment where people can interact safely with other users much like in the real world. We are in a constant process of improving our systems for identifying and removing offensive or inappropriate content and/or bar individuals from using the Product.
This policy covers how GeoSim treats personal information that GeoSim collects and receives, including information related to your past use of the Product and GeoSim services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, phone number, or prefrences and that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that GeoSim does not own or control, or to people that GeoSim does not employ or manage. In addition, some companies that GeoSim partners with have their own, preexisting privacy policies and we encourage you to read them through.
Information Collection and Use
GeoSim collects personal information when you register with GeoSim, when you visit or use our Product or services and when you visit the pages of certain GeoSim partners. GeoSim may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, address, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. When you register with GeoSim and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
While using our Product, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, participate in discussions, set up events and transmit information through various channels as well as execute transactions with us and with some of our business partners. GeoSim collects this information so that we can provide you the services and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your favorites list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.
GeoSim automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, GeoSim cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
GeoSim uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal use only.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
GeoSim does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with GeoSim under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help GeoSim communicate with you. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
, or as otherwise required by law.
GeoSim displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Without derogating from the above this is especially true, while using our E-Shopping feature.
GeoSim does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
Please note that GeoSim works with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. For more information regarding providers of products or services please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the Product.
GeoSim sets and accesses GeoSim cookies on your computer.
GeoSim lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to GeoSim's cookies.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
You can edit your GeoSim account information, at any time.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the GeoSim services, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
You can delete your GeoSim account by contacting email@example.com
. Moreover, some information might possibly remain in our archived records after your account has been deleted.
Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
GeoSim takes appropriate precautions to secure our users' information by using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.
If you are using a public terminal, you will want to make sure you log off, or sign out, before you leave the terminal. To do this, close the application and, if applicable, your web-browser's window. This will close your session with our Product and log you out of our system. If you are logged in for an extended period of time without using the application, the site or any service, you will be automatically logged out and must sign back in.
Children and Parents of children 13 and under
GeoSim does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for our Product or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Product. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, parents to minors over the age 13 and under 18, should consider whether their child should be supervised during the child's use of our Product and services.
GeoSim strongly urges parents to talk to their children about the dangers they may encounter online, and to make sure their children are using our Product and services in a safe manner. Parents may want to install monitoring software on home computers if they are concerned about what their children are doing online. Children must know that they should report any inappropriate or offensive content to their parents and to us using the tools made available through our Product.
Despite GeoSim's safety and privacy controls, GeoSim cannot guarantee that its Product is entirely free of illegal, offensive, pornographic or otherwise inappropriate material, or that its members will not encounter inappropriate or illegal conduct from other members. Consequently, you may encounter such content and conduct. You can help GeoSim by notifying us of any nudity or pornography, or harassment or unwelcome contact by reporting it to email@example.com
. Where complaints are made, GeoSim will use best efforts to remove the offending content or conduct and to warn or, as appropriate, to bar from the Product those transmitting such content or engaging in such conduct as soon as practicable upon receipt of your complaint.
We urge all users to report suspicious people and inappropriate content they encounter on the Product. And we strongly encourage users under the age of 18 to talk to their parents or a responsible adult immediately if someone online says or does something to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened in any way.
, people are not always who they say they are. You should always be careful when sending invitations to other individuals, or accepting invitations from people you do not know in the real world. And it is always risky to meet anyone in person whom you don't know through real world friends.
by placing a prominent notice on our home page.