This policy is effective as of April 2, 2009.
FatBookie Software is committed to protecting your privacy and providing you the most powerful and safe online experience. This publication intends to help you understand how personal information you provide to FatBookie Software is collected and used, so you can make informed decisions when using the website located at http://www.Fatbookie.com ("FatBookie"). We promise to work hard to earn and keep your trust, and therefore we will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third party services for marketing purposes or share your contact information with another member without your consent.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to become a FatBookie member you must first register for our service. During this registration process you are required to provide personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address and name. Once you are a member you may provide additional information for your member profile such as home address, zip code, date of birth, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is optional, but will allow you to better identify yourself and find services at FatBookie.
FatBookie Software does not solicit, or knowingly collect and store personal information from anyone under the age of 16. FatBookie Software will immediately remove and delete any and all information from anyone under 13 if notification is provided that a person under 16 registered at FatBookie. If you have a reason to believe information was collected about a child under 16, please contact info (@) fatbookie.com.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by FatBookie Software. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, pages visited, features used and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by FatBookie Software for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of FatBookie.
If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through FatBookie public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. FatBookie Software does not read any of your private online communications.
FatBookie Software encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from FatBookie so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. FatBookie Software is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the FatBookie and FatBookie Software family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
FatBookie Software collects and uses your personal information to operate FatBookie and deliver the services you have requested. When you register with FatBookie, you are automatically enrolled in our monthly newsletter. This newsletter has information about upcoming holidays, new features, and useful tips about using the website. If you do not wish to receive the monthly newsletter, simply unsubscribe the first time you receive the newsletter. You can quickly and easily unsubscribe by clicking the "Unsubscribe" links in the newsletter. When you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive the monthly newsletter. However, you will continue to receive emails that are related to your usage of the FatBookie website. FatBookie Software also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from FatBookie Software and its affiliates. FatBookie Software may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. FatBookie Software will communicate with you through emails and messages posted on FatBookie.
FatBookie Software does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. FatBookie Software may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, zip code) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, FatBookie Software may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to FatBookie Software, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
FatBookie Software keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within FatBookie, in order to determine what FatBookie Software services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within FatBookie to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
FatBookie Software will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on FatBookie Software or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of FatBookie Software; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of FatBookie Software, or the public.
Like most websites, FatBookie Software uses "cookies" to allow you to bypass the login screen ("Remember Me" functionality). A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer and allows FatBookie Software to recognize you as a member when you return to FatBookie from the same computer and browser. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, when you register with FatBookie, a cookie helps FatBookie Software to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the FatBookie, the information you previously provided can be retrieved. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the FatBookie services.
Security of your Personal Information
FatBookie Software secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. FatBookie Software secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.