Effective May 21, 2016
1. How answerMug Operates
answerMug allows registered users ("Members" aka “Muggers”) to create, join our social network. answerMug also uses Third Party Application Developers and Third Party Applications on the site. answerMug Members who join a Network are "Network Members" of answerMug. The Network Creator, Moderators, and Administrators are also considered Network Members of the Networks they create.
2. Collection of Personal Information
Personal Information You Provide
3. Passive Data Collection
Like most web-based services, answerMug automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser when you use answerMug. answerMug may use a variety of methods, including clear GIFs (also known as "web beacons"), and "cookies" to collect this information. The information that answerMug collects with these automated methods may include, for example, your IP address, answerMug cookie information, a unique device or user ID, browser type, system type, the content and pages that you access on answerMug, and the "referring URL" (i.e., the page from which you navigated to answerMug).
Websites visited before visiting answerMug might place Personal Information within the URL of your browser during a visit to that previous website. answerMug may unintentionally collect that information as part of referring URL information that it collects.
4. Content and Use of Networks
When you send messages, make postings, or otherwise post or transmit any Content within answerMug, others who visit or use that Network may access any Personal Information within such Content. Within your Network Member settings, accessible at the "Settings" link, you may be able to modify your privacy settings for certain types of Content that you make available on that Network.
Some of this information, such as your latest activity on answerMug, and the most active members of answerMug, will be made available to Network Creators, and may also be made available to other members of, and visitors to, answerMug as well as to Third Party Application Developers.
Because you may voluntarily disclose Personal Information when you post or otherwise transmit Content, please be careful with the information that you choose to disclose.
5. Third Party Advertisers
answerMug does not provide your Personal Information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks answerMug to show an advertisement to a certain audience or audience segment and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience that they were trying to reach.
6. Information Received From Third-Party Sources
7. How answerMug Uses Personal Information
We may use Personal Information to operate, provide, improve, and maintain answerMug, and our other services and systems, and to develop new products and services; to prevent abusive and fraudulent use of answerMug and our other services and systems; to personalize and display advertisements (via our own advertising engine or server) and other content on answerMug; to send you administrative messages, and information about answerMug, content, and answerMug services in which we believe you may be interested; and for other administrative and internal business purposes.
8. When answerMug Discloses Personal Information
9. Change of Ownership
In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of your Personal Information, including email addresses, to that entity. answerMug will use reasonable efforts to notify registered users of such a transfer (by a posting on our home page, or by email to an answerMug Member's email address that was provided to us, as chosen by us in our discretion).
We use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent "hackers" or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information. We do not assume any liability to third parties whose information you include in your Address Book, or which you post or transmit in any Content on a Network. To help maintain the security of your answerMug ID, please keep your password secure.
If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using answerMug or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of answerMug. If a security systems breach occurs, answerMug may post a notice on the answerMug homepage, or elsewhere on answerMug and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. answerMug does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through answerMug represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If answerMug learns that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through answerMug, then answerMug will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become an answerMug Member, please contact answerMug at answerMugger at gmail.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.
The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting your children's access to certain types of material on the Internet. While answerMug does not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our community.
12. Your Choices
You may, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information that you have provided to answerMug by logging in to answerMug and updating the Personal Information. Additionally, you may update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information within your Profile Pages.
You may also, at any time, elect to deactivate your membership within answerMug by visiting the Settings page while logged in to a Network. The Network Creator may still maintain and use Personal Information that you have provided in accordance with the Network Creator's privacy policies. Additionally, you may terminate your answerMug ID account and end your use of the answerMug at any time and for no reason by contacting us at answerMugger at gmail.com.
Additionally, even if you update or remove Personal Information that you have provided to answerMug or any Network Creator, your Personal Information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes.
13. Email Communications and Unsolicited Commercial Email
We may send you administrative messages, and updates regarding your answerMug ID account, answerMug, and answerMug's services, by email, as well as administrative or promotional messages to the extent permitted by applicable law and the answerMug Terms of Service. When you are logged in to answerMug, you may indicate your preferences regarding certain administrative email messages. Additionally, if you receive an email invitation from answerMug to join and do not wish to receive any future messages for this Network, you can choose to opt-out of receiving future messages from this Network by following the directions on the bottom of the email message you receive. You do not need to sign up to a Network to block all future emails from the Network.
14. Third-Party Service
answerMug may contain links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any Personal Information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's policies governing privacy and security. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links are displayed on answerMug. We encourage you to learn about third parties' privacy and security policies before providing them with Personal Information.
15. International Users
17. Contacting answerMug
18. Notice Regarding Online Behavioral Advertising.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our Web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.