MINITIME PRIVACY STATEMENT
This privacy statement describes the privacy-related practices of MiniTime, Inc. (“MiniTime”, “our”, “us” or “we”), in connection with website located at http://www.MiniTime.com (the “Site”), and the services made available by MiniTime through the Site (collectively, the “Service”).
What Information We Collect
The types of information that we collect fall under two general categories: personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“non-PII”). PII consists of any information which can be used to specifically contact or identify you as an individual, whereas non-PII consists of aggregate information or any information that does not reveal your identity or enable us to contact you. The following sections describe how your PII and non-PII are collected by us, and how we use and share such information. As used in this privacy statement, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
How We Collect and Use Information
PII. When you register for the Service and in the course of your use of the Service, we collect a variety of information about you, including, but not limited to your email address, name, city, state and country, ages of your child(ren), if applicable, photos or other content in which you can be identified or other PII you provide via a SNS (defined below).
Registration. You may register directly via the Site or by logging into your account with certain third party social media or social networking sites (“SNS”) (including, but not limited to, Facebook) via the Site, as described herein. If you decide to register through an SNS, we will extract the personal information you have provided to the SNS (such as your “real” name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) from the account you have with the applicable SNS and use that information to create your account for your use of the Service. The specific information that we extract may depend on the privacy settings you have with the SNS. You hereby consent to our access to and collection of such personal information about you.
Email. We require an email address from you when you register for the Service. We use your email for both transactional (e.g., activity updates such as notices that another user is now following you on the Service) and promotional (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, event notifications, special third-party offers) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails, including whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you would rather not receive promotional emails from us, please see the section below labeled “Choice/Opt-Out.” We reserve the right to send you certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Demographic Data. Demographic data is also collected via the Site. We use this data to tailor our visitors’ experience, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. Some of this information may be shared with advertisers on a non-personally identifiable, aggregate basis.
Online Survey Data. We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in such surveys because they provide us with important information regarding the improvement of the Service. You may also volunteer for certain surveys that we may offer to our users, and any additional rules regarding the conduct of such surveys will be disclosed to you prior to your participation. We do not link the survey responses to any PII, and all responses are anonymous.
Information Regarding Your Friends. We offer contact access tools to help you access your friends’ addresses so that you can find your friends on the Service, and invite your contacts who do not have MiniTime accounts to join our Service. We will send your designated contacts a one-time message containing your name and inviting them to visit the Site. These emails will also include instructions on how to remove their information from our database.
Public Forums. We make discussion areas, public forums and other interactive areas of the Site available to our users and visitors. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and will be displayed in connection with your name, profile picture and city, state and country.
Log Files. Any time you visit the Site, our servers automatically gather information from your browser (such as your IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks). This information may be used to analyze trends, administer the Site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.
Web Beacons. “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs” and “pixel tags”) are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize our website for our users and to collect a limited set of information about our visitors. We may also use web beacons in email communications in order to understand the behavior of our customers. We do not link the web beacons to any PII.
Disclosure of Your Information to Third Parties
MiniTime Users. When you register through the Site and submit your Personal Information to create a profile webpage or when you make available content via the Site, MiniTime Users will see your name, profile photo, your city, state and country, ages of your child(ren), any content you choose to make available via the Site, including, but not limited to, photos and travel reviews and the names of any MiniTime Users you choose to follow via the Site. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information.
Social Networking Services. The Site gives you the option to share information contained in your account with certain social networking services (including but not limited to Twitter and Facebook). We will not share your account information, which may contain your PII, with such social networking services unless you expressly authorize such disclosure.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include PII and we may otherwise disclose aggregate information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your PII.
Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties have access to your PII only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. MiniTime cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of MiniTime or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Information Transferred As a Result of Sale of Business. MiniTime may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your PII, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
We may use third-party advertising agencies or other service providers to serve ads on the Site on behalf of MiniTime, Inc. or third-party advertisers (e.g., retailers of goods or services). These companies may employ cookies and web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and web beacons is completely anonymous and does not contain personally identifiable information. Some of these third-party advertising agencies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers you the option to opt out of ad targeting from its member agencies by following the procedures listed http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. We will only share your information with third parties in the ways defined in this privacy statement.
This Site is not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at http://help.MiniTime.com/customer/portal/emails/new. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
If you reside outside the United States, your access to and use of the Site is at your own risk. Users may not access the Site, register for or use the Service if prohibited by law in their country of residence. Your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, MiniTime transfers PII to the United States and processes it there. Your consent to this privacy statement followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information stored in our database. We will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, but given that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and hence accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on the Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Links to Other Sites
Our Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by “clicking on” a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
You may use the following options for removing your information from our email database if you wish to opt out of receiving promotional emails and newsletters.
- Click on the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the email;
- Click on the “Account Settings” link from the Site home page, and un-check the undesired promotions.
- Click here to let us know which promotional emails you wish to opt out of.
Updating and Deleting Your Information
You may change your email address, password and other information from the “Account Settings” page accessible via a link from the Site home page. To the extent you choose to include PII or other information in your profile, the Service allows you to update or remove that information by editing or deleting the content via the Site. If you would like us to delete your account in our system, please contact us http://help.MiniTime.com/customer/portal/emails/new with a request that we delete your Personal Information from our database. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with us, you can contact us at http://help.MiniTime.com/customer/portal/emails/new.
Modifications to this Privacy Statement
This privacy statement was last revised on 3/01/2012.