2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AND USE BY ICONOSQUARE
2.1 Collection of information
You are free to browse the Site without revealing any personal information making it possible to identify you. However, once you have sent us your identifiable personal information, you are no longer anonymous to us.
We collect two types of information from Users/Organizers of the Site: “Automatic Anonymous Information” (hereafter known as “AAI”) and “Identifiable Personal Information” (hereafter known as “IPI”). We process AAI and IPI differently, and the following articles describe both AAI and IPI and indicate how each type of information is collected and used by Iconosquare.
The Site/Contest Tool make it possible to monitor certain information automatically, based on your behaviour. This information does not identify you personally. We use this information to improve the Content and functionality of the Site/Contest Tool, and to better understand and satisfy our visitors. This information may include the browser you use, your IP address or other information. This information is referred to herein as the AAI.
IPI is individually identifiable information about you that allows us to identify or contact you. Some of the Site’s functions require asking you for certain IPI, such as your e-mail address, billing address, and/or other personal information. You may choose to provide IPI in order to access certain functions on the Site, to Publish your Content, to create an Account, to organize a Photo Contest, to participate in a Photo Contest or to make comments. When possible, we tell you which fields of information are required and which are optional. You can always choose not to provide certain information, but in that case it may be that you cannot use certain of the Site’s functions mentioned above.
Iconosquare does not collect or keep information on Users/Organizers whom we know to be under 18 years of age.
2.2 Use of your information
We use your AAI which we collect mainly in order to improve the quality of the Site and to provide you with personalized service. We may also use your AAI internally, to manage the Site.
When you register on the Site we may ask you for certain IPI, such as your e-mail address, so as to provide you with different functions. Your consent to this promotional use and disclosure of this information is a condition for your participation.
2.3 Shared information
The following provisions describe some of the ways in which your IPI may be disclosed to third parties: we may make use of third parties to provide functions on our behalf in order to improve our communication and our efforts in the areas of promotion, marketing or other services. These third parties may include approved service providers, consultants and other companies working with us (referred to collectively as “Representatives”). They have access only to the IPI necessary to perform their functions and may not share the IPI with others or use it for any purpose other than providing or improving the Site.
Iconosquare reserves the right to share or transfer your IPI in order to comply with a legal order, disclose your activities or IPI as part of the application of the law when, at its sole discretion, Iconosquare believes it necessary or appropriate, as part of an investigation of fraud, violation of intellectual property rights or some other illegal activity or activity that may engage your or our liability.
With an eye for quality, Iconosquare reserves the right to install cookies on your computer; under no circumstances shall these cookies infringe your privacy; these cookies make it possible to record User/Organizer preferences as well as information about your session on the Site. Cookies allow you to better use the Site/Contest Tool, in particular enabling you to avoid always consulting the same Contents on the Site.
The information that Iconosquare records with cookies is not linked to the personal information you otherwise supply Iconosquare.
The use of these cookies is optional; you can configure your browser not to accept, or to only sometimes accept, cookies.
5. COMMENTING OR POSTING ON THE SITE
When you post information (a tag, a link, a comment…) on the Site, the information may be consulted or used by any User; we therefore invite you to take care when posting, as this can lead to you receiving unsolicited information from Users.
Iconosquare uses its best efforts to ensure the confidentiality of your personal data.
Iconosquare uses secure technology according to industry standards to protect the Content and the User/Organizer’s privacy. All Iconosquare personnel have a duty to respect the confidentiality of the Users/Organizer. A confidentiality obligation is included in each employment contract of Iconosquare employees with access to personal data.
HOWEVER, ICONOSQUARE ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ANY CONTENT. THE INTERNET IS NOT A SECURE MEDIUM, AND RESPECT FOR PRIVACY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED WHEN INFORMATION IS TRANSMITTED. E-MAIL ADDRESSES ON THE INTERNET AND ON WEB SITES ARE EXPOSED TO INTERCEPTION, INFRINGEMENT AND UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS. INFORMATION SENT OR RECEIVED ON THE INTERNET IS NOT GENERALLY SECURE, AND ICONOSQUARE CANNOT AND DOES NOT MAKE ANY DECLARATION, GUARANTEE OR PROMISE CONCERNING THIRD-PARTY INTERCEPTION OF THE USER’S/ORGANIZER’S PERSONAL, FINANCIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION. ICONOSQUARE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR DAMAGES WHICH THE USER/ORGANIZER MAY SUFFER AFTER TRANSMITTING ANY INFORMATION FROM OR TO THE SITE OR IN ASSOCIATION WITH IT. ANY INFORMATION TRANSMITTED VIA THE SITE IS SENT AT THE USER’S/ORGANIZER’S OWN RISK.
8. APPLICABLE LAW