Lonely Soul, Idea Varna Eood
Idea Varna Eood (http://www.lonelysoul.net)
for you, as an individual who is a user of Lonely Soul
or our services, the information we collect, how that information may be used, with
whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures.
services or transacting business with us. By using our website, you are accepting
If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of
Information we collect about you
In General. We may collect personal information that can identify you such
as your name and email address and other information that does not identify you.
When you provide personal information through our website, the information may be
sent to servers located in various countries around the world.
- Information you provide. We may collect and store any personal information
you enter on our website or provide to us in some other manner. This includes identifying
information, such as your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, and,
if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method
(valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information).
We also may request information about your interests and activities, your gender
and age, and other demographic information such as your hometown, your gender or
- Information from other sources. We may also periodically obtain both personal
and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors and other
third parties and add it to our account information or other information we have
collected. Examples of information that we may receive include: updated address
information, purchase history, and additional demographic information.
- Information about others. We may also collect and store personal information
about other people that you provide to us. If you use our website to send others
(friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) a product as a gift, we may store your personal
information, and the personal information of each such recipient.
We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about
your activities on our site.
- Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information
from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP
address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted
cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see “Cookies”
below), and the referring website address.
- Cookies. When you visit our website, we may assign your
computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize
your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect
information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit,
the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies.
If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in
or use some of the interactive features offered on our website.
- Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our
site. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or promotional or other
e-mail messages or to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we
offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the
overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
- Information collected by third-parties. We may allow third-parties, including
our authorized service providers, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display
advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such
as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.
Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties. This
information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.
How we use the information we collect
In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:
- deliver the products and services that you have requested;
- manage your account and provide you with customer support;
- perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services,
or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
- communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about
products or services that may be of interest to you either from us;
- develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site
and other sites;
- verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
- enforce our terms and conditions;
- manage our business and
- perform functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Financial information. We may use financial information or payment method
to process payment for any purchases made on our website, enroll you in the discount,
rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, to protect against
or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information
we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our
Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others
except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt
out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information
- Authorized service providers. We may share your personal information with
our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These
services may include fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, providing
customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis,
supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys
and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have
access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted
to share or use such information for any other purposes.
- Business partners. When you make purchases or engage in promotions offered
through our website or our services, we may share personal information with the
businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions,
contests and/or sweepstakes. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant’s
offer or program, you authorize us to provide your email address and other information
to that merchant.
- Other Situations. We also may disclose your information:
- In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request
for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish
or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required
by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available
- When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate,
prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other
wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company,
our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate
with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements
- In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our
business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely
event of bankruptcy.
Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own
privacy policies which describe how they use and disclose personal information.
Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information
If you want to learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit
the websites of those third parties.
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share aggregated and non-personal
information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it
with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and
on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect
with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may
share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers
and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example,
we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular
features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information
and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other
users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
There are a number of places on our website where you may click on a link to access
click on an advertisement on our website, you may be taken to a website that we
do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect
information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide
us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you
consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking
on the “privacy” link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
How you can access your information
If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update
your personal information online by logging into
Personal Data. You can also review and update your personal information
by contacting us. More information about how to contact us is provided below.
If you have an online account with us, you also may choose to resign and close your
account at any time by visiting the
Preferences page for your account. After you close your account, you will
not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your personal information.
However, you can open a new, separate account at any time or re-activate your previous
account by following instructions we will give you at the time you close your account.
If you close your account, we may still retain certain information associated with
your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to
prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions
we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our web site or our users, or take
other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has
of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in
you being unable to use certain features of our website because such information
may be required in order for you to register as a member; purchase products or services;
participate in a contest, promotion, survey, or sweepstakes; ask a question; or
initiate other transactions on our website.
At any time you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails
from us by visiting the
Preferences page associated with your account. You may modify your choice by visiting the
Preferences page associated with your account. You also will be given the
opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt out of receiving
such messages in the future. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship
e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and
surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please
note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt
of promotional email communications will only affect future activities or communications
from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as
a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information,
you may have to change you preferences directly with that third party.
When You Agree To Receive Information From Third Parties. You may be presented
with an opportunity to receive information and/or marketing offers from third
party(s). If you do not agree to have your Personal Information shared, your
Personal Information will not be shared with such third party(s) for direct
marketing purposes. If you do agree to have your Personal Information shared,
your Personal Information will be disclosed to such third party(s) and all
such third party(s). We are not responsible for the privacy policies and
practices of such third party(s) and, therefore, you should review the privacy
policies and practices of such third party(s) prior to agreeing to receive such
information from third party(s). If you later decide that you no longer want
to receive communication from a third party, you will need to contact that third
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural
measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and
disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal
information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions.
We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. However, no
system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your
information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information,
searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take
care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid
sending personal information through insecure email.
Information you provide about yourself while using our service
We provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and
others and communicate with others or upload content such as photographs. Such postings
are governed by our
when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily
disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will
be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you
post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control
who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily
post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your
personal information. We treat information you post or provide for posting on publicly-viewable
spaces, such as your Portrait information, as non-personal information.
Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service
to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information
from individuals under the age of 18.
No Rights of Third Parties
disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.
in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will notify
you by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you most recently provided us in
your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have such an email address),
and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. We recommend
that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in
How to contact us
practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal
information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact
us using the proper form
Cookies: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a
user's computer for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies
or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and
is used to make it easier for you to navigate our website. A persistent cookie remains
on your hard drive for an extended period of time. For example, when you sign in
to our website, we will record your user or member ID and the name associated with
your user or member ID in the cookie file on your computer. We also may record your
password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password
saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames,
passwords, and other user or member account-related data that we store in such cookies.
In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie
will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers
to serve cookies from our website to allow them to assist us in various activities,
such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of our site, content and
advertising. You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings.
(Click “Help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some
of the features and services of our website may not function properly. We may allow
third-parties, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements
on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to
collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.
Our website does not provide any personal information to these third parties, but
they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer,
saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver, and possibly associate this
information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may
combine this information with personal information they collect from you. The collection
information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness.
Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel
tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function
to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access
cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, web
beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the
size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons may be used to deliver
or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to
understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number
if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party
Last Updated: March 29, 2010