Effective Date: January 1, 2012
COLLECTION OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can browse some of our site without telling us who you are or otherwise transmitting personal information. In order to join the Boom network, activate an account and participate in projects, you are required to register and provide certain personal information. If you choose to give us personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information: email address, date of birth, Twitter username, professional experience, project related information based on your activities on the Boom Websites (such as files uploaded for your projects or entries to a project); financial information, such as online payment system information, information included in IRS Form W-9; community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, and correspondence sent to us; and standard web log information, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site, ad data, and IP address.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Boom does not resell or redistribute your information. You agree that we may use your personal information to: provide the services and customer support you request; resolve disputes, respond to emails or other inquiries, pay fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our site policies; customize, measure and improve our services and content; communicate project based information or suspicious activity and policy violations to you; and compare your information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.
Either your public alias (optional), your first name and initial of your last name, or your avatar (optional) may be publicly displayed on the Boom Websites, however you may choose not to display any of the above. Boom employees and its independent contractors who may provide project level administrative functions can see for example the information you provided when you joined the Boom network, your project submissions, communications and the possible development of a performance rating system.
HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT
Your password is your key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not share your password with anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken on your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.
HOW YOU CAN ACCESS, REVIEW OR CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can see, review and change your personal information via your account tab. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Once you make a public work posting, you may not remove it. If you request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, make any payments owed, issue IRS 1099 forms, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our site policies, and take other actions permitted by law. Other Internet sites you visit, including those linked from the Boom website, may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. Other websites might use personal information differently than our policy permits. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site before providing any personal information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We may disclose personal information if we are legally required to do so, to enforce our policies, to respond to claims that content you submitted violates the rights of others, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of third parties. We may also share your personal information with: entities or individuals that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotional, internet, and technical service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”) who help us with our business operations (such as website hosting, email compliance, data analysis, and fraud investigations); third parties to whom you expressly agree to share your information with; and law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, public alias history, IP address, fraud complaints, as well as project and entry history) or otherwise in response to the judicial process.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
The Boom website is intended for adults 18 years of age and older. Boom does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
In the event that Boom or any of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal information acquired by Boom may be one of the assets transferred in such acquisition.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Boom is not responsible for the policies, content, and practices of third party websites to which a Boom Website may link. Please refer to those sites’ own privacy policies to learn how they collect and use personal information.
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Kansas City, MO 64108