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Our Commitment to You
Welcome to The Queer Youth Community (’THEQYC‘), a social media network and advice site for LGBT youths aged 11-21. The Queer Youth Community is operated by Uberex Ltd.(’THEQYC‘).
We give you choices about the personally identifiable information you share with THEQYC and other THEQYC users.
THEQYC does not spam.
Information Collected On the THEQYC Service
We collect the following types of information about you when you use the THEQYC Service:
Information provided by you. We collect personally identifiable information, such as your name and email address, when you register to become a THEQYC member. This information is needed to set up your personal profile. As part of your personal profile, you may choose to submit or incorporate additional information, such as your age, your hobbies and interests, as well as other content, such as photos, music and videos.
Information collected automatically. THEQYC receives and stores information which is transmitted automatically from your computer when you use the THEQYC Service. This information includes information from cookies (which are described below), your IP address and browser type. Your IP address is the unique address of your computer which is automatically provided to other computers when your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from those computers on the Internet. We also collect information about how you use the THEQYC Service, including information about the features you use and where you go on the Service.
Information about you as a THEQYC member may be supplemented with additional information, including publicly-available information and information from other companies.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We use this information in order to operate the THEQYC Service and improve your experience:
We will display your personally identifiable information on your profile according to the preferences you set. We will use your name so that you are recognisable on our database and so that we can personalize your experience. We will use your email address to contact you from time to time and may also use it for security reasons to confirm that you are who you say you are. You can control the types and frequencies of certain emails you receive in your email preferences.
We may use the information collected automatically, such as your IP address, information stored via cookies, and information about how you use the THEQYC Service to develop statistics and aggregate information about the number of people who visit the THEQYC Service and to customise THEQYC’s content, layout and services. We may share this information with third parties to help us improve the THEQYC Service and better serve our users.
Advertisements that appear on the THEQYC Service are delivered to you by THEQYC’s advertising affiliates, partners and service providers. THEQYC may transfer information about you and your use of THEQYC, such as your IP address, information stored via cookies, and other demographic information about you, to our advertising affiliates (such as Advertising.com), partners (including Yahoo! and its affiliates) and other third parties. This information may be used to provide advertising, promotions and other products and services that may be of particular interest to you. It may also be used to provide you with a tailored choice of content and media products. Please refer to the Cookies section below to find out about the choices that THEQYC offers in connection with advertising targeting.
Our advertising and promotions partners have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by THEQYC unless you choose to share it with them. THEQYC does not provide your name or personal contact information to an advertising partner when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement.
We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you. Such third party entities will be obligated to use your personally identifiable information solely to provide the services to us.
Personally identifiable information about you as a THEQYC user, including the contents of your online communications, may be accessed or disclosed in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); in other circumstances in which THEQYC believes the THEQYC service is being used in the commission of a crime; when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person; or when necessary either to protect the rights or property of THEQYC and its affiliates, or for us to render the service you have requested.
Personally identifiable information collected in connection with your use of the THEQYC Service may be stored in the United States, or other countries where THEQYC or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities. THEQYC adheres to the EU Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data transferred from the European Union. By using the THEQYC Service, you expressly agree to the transfer to the United States and elsewhere of the personally identifiable information you provide THEQYC. By publicly posting information on the THEQYC Service, you also certify that your posting conforms with all local data protection laws.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about THEQYC, we will ask you for your friend's name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit THEQYC. THEQYC stores and only uses this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may submit a request that we remove this information from our database via the Contact Us; remove requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.
Collection of Information On Other Sites
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by THEQYC.
THEQYC contains links to other sites and services that are not owned or controlled by THEQYC, including THEQYC affiliates (e.g. AIM). Please be aware that these sites have their own privacy policies and that THEQYC is not responsible for their privacy practices. We therefore encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every site that collects personally identifiable information.
We post customer testimonials on THEQYC which may contain personally identifiable information such as your name. We obtain your prior consent to post your name along with your testimonial.
THEQYC may link information stored in cookies such as your age, gender and country with your personally identifiable information and we may use such information to gather statistics about the number of people who visit THEQYC and to customize THEQYC’s content, layout and services for delivery to you.
You control who sees your profile information on THEQYC
Your profile information on the THEQYC Service will only be shared with people you have specifically agreed to share such information with, and to other members of groups (such as universities) you choose to belong to. You can limit who can view certain personal information, such as email addresses and phone numbers. Please bear in mind that if you choose to share your personal information (including any comments, videos, photos or any other information) to other people on THEQYC, you do so at your own risk. THEQYC recommends that you don't share your personal contact information.
You can choose to make your profile visible to non-members of THEQYC by editing your profile and opting in to accessible profile.
For users under the age of 13, the default setting for profiles is private and this is not changeable.
Sharing Information with Applications Providers
THEQYC allows you to share your profile or other THEQYC information with applications created by third parties.
These third party applications providers have their own privacy policies and terms for how they use the information you’ve chosen to share with them.
While THEQYC has Policies and Guidelines for these providers, we can’t control how they may use your information - and so you should review these application providers’ policies carefully.
Reviewing, deleting and changing your Profile
You can review, delete, correct and revise your privacy settings and personal profile, including who has access to your personal profile in your account at any time or contact us for assistance via the Contact Us page; requests of this nature will be completed within 30 days.
Whenever you voluntarily post personal information in public areas, like journals, weblogs, message boards and forums, this information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by others to send you unsolicited communications. THEQYC recommends that you exercise discretion in deciding what information you disclose on the Internet.
Children under the age of 11 are not eligible to use THEQYC and must not attempt to register with THEQYC and/or submit any personal information to us. THEQYC does not knowingly collect personal information from any person who is under the age of 13.. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information as quickly as possible. If you have reason to believe that this has occurred, please contact us via the Contact Us page, and we will delete any such information.
We recommend that children between the ages of 11 and 15 should not send any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet without asking their parents or legal guardians for permission beforehand. THEQYC is a member of the working party involved in the drafting of the UK Home Offices Good practice guidance for the providers of social networking and user interactive services 2007.
Security and Confidentiality
THEQYC uses a variety of safeguards to help protect your personal information, including technical, administrative and physical controls. Please bear in mind though, that it is impossible for THEQYC to guarantee that impenetrable security measures are in place. For example, we cannot control any illegal and/or unforeseen activity of other users that may allow them to get around the privacy or security settings on THEQYC. Consequently, you acknowledge that there are circumstances in which your personal information may be accessed by unauthorised persons.
The security of your personal information depends in part on your protection of your account password. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people.
We limit access to your personal information only to employees that we authorize to access that information in order to do their jobs in connection with the THEQYC service.
If you become aware of any breach of data security or have any other questions about the security of our website, please contact us via the Contact Us page.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Additionally, we may send registered users an email notifying you of the change. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU SHALL STOP USING THE THEQYC SERVICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE THEQYC SERVICE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE OR ON OUR WEBSITE OR BLOG OR RECEIVING OUR EMAIL NOTIFYING YOU OF THE CHANGE WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGE.
You always have the option to cancel your membership at any time