When you register with Purchase.com, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your telephone number, your address, your gender, schools attended and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter Purchase.com, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all Purchase.com visitors.
In addition, we store certain information from your browser using "cookies." A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser.
You post Content (as defined in the Purchase.com Terms and Conditions) on the Site at your own risk. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Purchase.com is a violation of the Purchase.com Terms of Service and should be reported through Guest Services.
Purchase.com may ask you to tell a friend about our site in which case we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will contact your friend in your name inviting him or her to visit Purchase.com, and may send reminders to them.
Purchase.com will store such tell-a-friend information. Your friend may contact us through the Help Center to request that we remove this information from our database.
Purchase.com may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of Purchase.com through the operation of the service (e.g., photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
By using Purchase.com, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Purchase.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Purchase.com or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address.
No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Purchase.com. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us through the form on our privacy help page.
We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Purchase.com that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by Purchase.com primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings
Purchase.com may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.
Generally, you may opt out of such emails, though Purchase.com reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
Purchase.com may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people on Purchase.com are interested in different products or services and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you Purchase.com. We believe this benefits you.
We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. To learn more about the operation of the service, we encourage you to read the tutorial here. To opt out of the service altogether, click here.
Like many other Web sites that interact with third party sites, we may receive some information even if you are logged out from Purchase.com, or that pertains to non-Purchase.com users, from those sites in conjunction with the technical operation of the system. In cases where Purchase.com receives information on users that are not logged in, or on non-Purchase.com users, we do not attempt to associate it with individual Purchase.com accounts and will discard it.
When you use Purchase.com, certain information you post or share with third parties, such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, listings or other information, may be shared with other users. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk.
Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information anywhere (such as when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, listings or other items) this information may become publicly available.
Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content.
In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked.
Purchase.com does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Purchase.com unless you choose to share it with them.
Where you make use of the communication features of Purchase.com to share information with other individuals on Purchase.com you generally cannot remove such communications.
Purchase.com takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Purchase.com Web Site, please contact us through Guest Services.