Combo Ventures collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Website and the Services. Combo Ventures also collects other profile data including but not limited to: political influences, gender, age, and occupation in order to assist users in properly utilizing the Services.
Combo Ventures also logs non-personally-identifiable information including, but not limited to, IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the Website. This data is used to manage the Website, track usage and improve the Website and the Services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
The information provided by each user, including users’ names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction with respect to the Services. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new users to sign-up for the Services and to send notifications related to the Services. With the exception of inviting new users, and sending out notifications, a user’s email address is not shared or displayed to people, unless otherwise expressly agreed to by the user or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce Combo Ventures Terms and Conditions of Use (http://www.epicfail.com/terms-of-use/); (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Combo Ventures, its users and the public. Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other users of the Services. To facilitate searching and finding a user’s comments on the Website, Combo Ventures allows users to search for other users using usernames.
We may also use a user’s email address to send updates or news regarding the Website and/or Services. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their “notification” setting to “Do not send me notification emails” in the user “Account Settings”.
From time to time, Combo Ventures or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on the Website. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
COMMUNICATIONS TO NON-USERS
Website users can invite family, friends or acquaintances to join the Services by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system, including, but not limited to, using RSS Feeds. Combo Ventures stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the user’s list of the user sending the invitations. Recipients of invitations from the Website may contact Combo Ventures to request the removal of their information from our database. You may prevent Combo Ventures email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email requesting such invitations and messages to be blocked to [email protected] Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
MESSAGE BOARDS AND PUBLIC FORUMS
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to message boards or any other public forums, that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING
Combo Ventures user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. Combo Ventures takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to only those individuals who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time For any additional information about the security measures we use on Combo Ventures, please contact us at [email protected]
SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
We do not collect or solicit information from, approve applications for, or maintain accounts for any minor we know to be, or have reason to believe is, under the age of 18.
If you would like to change, update, or delete your personal information at any time, please send us an email to [email protected]
We may send you messages and updates about Combo Ventures, our Services, affiliates, promotions, etc. If you prefer not to receive non-transaction information, please send us an email at [email protected]
All contents of the Services and any other service provided hereunder are © 2012 Combo Ventures, LLC or its licensors. Photographs and illustrations are copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in the credits.
Copyright © 2012 Combo Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.
Effective Date: April 25, 2009
Last updated: April 25, 2013