Privacy Policy
 lesbianknot Privacy Policy

lesbianknot offers an online place to meet friends. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of lesbianknot policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information you submit to us through our Sites.

lesbianknot("us" or "we") respects the privacy of the visitors to its Sites. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the lesbianknot Terms of Services.

"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, email address, or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

"Anonymous Information" means information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect and use Personal Information and Anonymous Information as described in this Privacy Policy.

User Consent
By submitting Personal Information through our Sites, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and expressly consent to the processing of your Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy. ?Your Personal Information may be processed by lesbianknotpetzin the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States of America) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Sites.

    We may collect your name, email address, your gender, date of birth and postal code.
    When you save other Personal Information in your profile we will collect any such information you enter.
    When you enter Personal Information throughout the lesbianknot network using one of the features of the lesbianknotpetznetwork, for example journals, testimonials, groups, or message boards, we will collect any such information you enter ("Publicly Posted Information").
    When you contact us by sending us an email, we will collect your email addresses and any information contained in the email you send us.

Once you register with lesbianknotpetzand sign in to our Services or you are responding to an invitation to join lesbianknot, you are not anonymous to us. If you are browsing the Sites without being invited or registering with myhifriends, you are anonymous to us, but we will collect the information listed below under Personal Information Collected Via Technology. If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will send your friend an email inviting him or her to visit the site.
Use of information
Any visitor of the Sites can view your profile information and photos that you have uploaded to the lesbianknot community. You can control what part of your profile information and photos is visible to visitors of the Sites and which categories of lesbianknot users can see what information.

To provide you with some of the features that the lesbianknot community offers to its members, we may use your Personal Information, for example to send invitation emails to people that you specified as being interested in joining the lesbianknot community, becoming your friend or playing a game on the Sites. We may use your Personal Information to provide useful information about social networks to people who might be interested in joining the lesbianknot community, becoming your friend or playing a game on the Sites, for example when we send birthday reminders to lesbianknot members or when we send general newsletters to members of the lesbianknot community. When you decide to view a Member's profile, we may show that lesbianknot Member that you chose to view their profile. If you don't want us to show to other lesbianknot members that you viewed their profile, you can change this in your privacy settings. When you provide us with your telephone number, we may use the telephone number to send you the communications that you have requested to receive. If you decide to use certain features of the lesbianknot network (like journals,  groups, messages, locations, and the like), some of the Personal Information you entered into your lesbianknot profile and any information, including Personal Information, that you enter using one of these features, might be used and displayed.

You can use the search feature to search for other members by different criteria, like location or gender. The Personal Information that lesbianknot members enter into the lesbianknot profile will be used for these searches. Please note that if you choose to show your location, as provided by you  may be used within your Member profile and can be viewed and searched by other Members and visitors of the Sites.

Please be aware that any information that is publicly posted throughout the lesbianknot network can be accessed by every visitor of the Sites.

lesbianknot may analyze any collected information for its own internal purposes. In addition, lesbianknot may remove personally identifying information from collected information to render it anonymous. lesbianknot may use Anonymous Information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Information in its discretion.

Personal Information Collected Via Technology
As you navigate the Sites, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system. We also use Cookies and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the advertisements displayed on the Sites you clicked. This type of information is collected to make our Services and solutions more useful to you and to tailor the lesbianknot community experience to meet your special interests and needs.?If you search the lesbianknot community by using a toolbar that hi5, or a third party provides, we may collect Anonymous Information about you automatically, but we will not collect Personal Information.

An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track your IP Address when you login to the Sites.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a web site. lesbianknot may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Sites. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, some areas of the Sites may not work properly.
Other third parties may place advertisements and cookies on webpages within the lesbianknot network. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the lesbianknot Newsletter, that are considered part of your lesbianknot account. If you would like to opt out of certain messages, log into lesbianknot and go to your account settings by clicking the account link in the top right hand corner. On that page you can edit your preferences. If you would like to delete your account, log into website go to your account settings page by clicking the account link in the top right hand corner. On that page, right below the email address field you will see a link to cancel your account.

Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.?

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you and your lesbianknotpetzaccount information is protected by a password that you select. lesbianknotpetzuses industry-standard SSL encryption in certain areas of the Sites to protect data transmissions.
However, no company, including hi5, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

           [email protected]

Changes to this Privacy Policy
lesbianknot may update this policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your lesbianknot account or by placing a prominent notice on our Sites. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using our Sites. Continued use of our Sites following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Document Retention Schedule
All personal information collected by lesbianknot in connection with your use of the lesbianknot website, including, without limitation, your name, location, email address, pictures, friend connections, messages, comments, login information, ip addresses and other data, will be stored by lesbianknot indefinitely in a safe and secure manner.

This Policy was last updated in January 2012.
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