Privacy Policy

Introduction

At Openboard, Inc. ("Openboard", "we", "us", "our") respecting your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy describes Openboard's information collection, use, sharing, disclosure, and control practices of your information when you use our Services.

Information Collection

Information You Provide

Registration and Account Information

When you use our Services, you are anonymous unless you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, such as when you open an account or sign in.

Some of the Services require you to open an account. When you open an account you must provide some personal information, such as your name, email address, username and password. Some of this information, such as your name, email address and password, may be changed at a later time. However, your username may not be changed.

When you create an account you are asked to choose from a variety of account types, such as an "Individual" account or a "Company" account. These account types allow us to customize the type of additional information you may provide us in your user Profile and to enhance user experience and improve the Services.

Names and usernames are always displayed publicly on our Services, including in search results.

Profile Information

Once you open an account, you have the option to include additional information in your Profile, such as a short bio about yourself, your birthday, interests, occupation, website, and hometown. You can control who can see this information by adjusting your Profile settings. However, if you choose to include a photo and bio, this information will always be publicly displayed to other users. If you do not want your photo or bio to be publicly displayed, you should not include this information when setting up your Profile.

You can change or delete your Profile information, including your photo, at any time.

Information you Post

Once you are signed in to the Services, you may post information, including Status Updates, classified listings, comments, messages, and photographs. You may delete information that you post at any time, unless you have shared the information with another user and they have not deleted it, or it was copied or stored by other users.

If you post information to the Services, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to include can be read, used or collected by other users and third parties, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the information you choose to post to or transmit through the Services.

Location Information

At your option, you may choose to provide us with your geographic location. We may use and store your location information to provide features of the Services and to enhance and improve the Services.

Customer Service

We collect information about you when you contact Customer Support, or otherwise request assistance with the Services, so we can respond to customer inquiries and investigate violations of our Terms of Use or service related issues.

Information Collected By Your Use of the Services

Cookies

We uses "cookies" to enhance user experience and the quality of our Services.

Cookies are small data files stored on your computer. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide us with this information, for example at registration or when signing-in to the Services.

We use cookies to help us understand and analyze usage, improve content and offerings, and to enable access to certain features and functionality as required by the Services.

At any time, users may delete or block cookies from being accepted and stored by using the settings in your browser. However, disabling cookies may result in certain features or functionality of the Services to work improperly or not at all.

Advertising Cookies

The Services may contain advertisements by third parties. These third party advertisers may place or recognize unique cookies on a user's browser. As with other cookies, you may block or delete third party cookies from your computer by using your browser’s settings.

The use of cookies by a third party advertiser is subject to the third party's privacy policy, and is not covered under this Privacy Policy. We have no control over and are not responsible for cookies placed by third party advertisers.

Link Tracking

We may track how you interact with the Services by collecting information about the links you click on ("click statistics") that are published on the Services. Click statistics help us improve the Services and to display advertising. We may share aggregated click statistics with current and prospective third party advertisers.

Log Files

Information about your use of the Services is automatically recorded in log files and may contain information, such as your IP address (or proxy server IP address), web browser name and version, computer operating system, referring web page and mobile device information if accessing the Services through a mobile device ("Log Data"). We use Log Data to provide, monitor and enhance the quality of the Services.

Information Use

We use the information we collect about users to analyze usage, to enhance and personalize user experience, to improve content and design, and to offer products, programs or services.

Users who elect to register will receive service related announcements via email when we deem it necessary to do so, for example, if all or part of the Services are temporarily suspended. Generally, users may not opt out of these announcements. If a user does not wish to receive these service announcements, his or her account must be closed. See Terms of Use for further information on how to close (deactivate) an account.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Third Parties

We may disclose non-personally identifiable aggregated information to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to enhance user experience and to offer additional products, programs, or services. For example, we may share aggregated click statistics with our current or prospective advertisers.

Our agents and contractors who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, and may not use this information for any purpose other than to provide the Services on our behalf.

Legal Obligations

Legally Required Disclosures and Enforcement of the Terms of Use

We may disclose personally identifiable information if required by law, to comply with a judicial proceeding or court order, or in response to a subpoena or legal process.

We may also disclose personally identifiable information when it is necessary in our opinion to protect our rights, or to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Use, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of users or the public.

Business Transactions

Should Openboard be involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization, asset sale, bankruptcy proceeding, or other business transaction your personal information may be disclosed, sold or transferred as part of those activities.

Data Retention and Storage

Account Information and Postings

We store your information, including classifieds and other information you post, for as long as it is necessary to provide the Services to you and to other users. Information associated with your account will typically be retained until your account is closed. However, your account information, classified listings and other information you post may remain on back-up copies for an extended period of time. We may also keep a copy of the original information that you later modify or delete in our archives or data storage systems.

If you close your account, we are under no obligation to retain your information and may delete some or all of your information without liability.

Our Log Data and other records are stored indefinitely.

Memorializing Your Account

If we learn that a user is deceased through a formal notice from the user's next of kin, legal authority or other means, we may, but are under no obligation to, take steps to restrict access to content, pages or functionality associated with that user, disable messaging to that user, or close the user's account.

Important Information

Links to Other Sites

We may display links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by us. The information practices of these third parties may be different than ours. We are not responsible for, and have no control over the privacy practices or content of these third party websites. We encourage users to be aware when they visit any third party links and to read the privacy policies and the terms of use of any website they may visit.

Children

Children under 18 are not eligible to access or use the Services. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

If you become aware that a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, contact us using the contact information provided in this Privacy Policy.

If we become aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will take reasonable steps to remove such information and terminate the associated account.

Security and Technology

The security of our users' personal information is important us. We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to prevent unauthorized use or access to the personally identifiable information that we collect. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is one hundred percent secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of users' personal information.

Guarantee

Although this Privacy Policy outlines our guidelines for information collection, use and disclosure, we cannot guarantee that these guidelines will always be met. Factors beyond our control, such as hackers, software bugs and hardware failures may result in the disclosure of your personal information. Consequently, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to the maintenance or nondisclosure of personal information.

Policy Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of this Privacy Policy will govern our information collection, use, sharing, disclosure, and control practices of your information when you use our Services, and will be available on our website here. By continuing to access or use the Services after changes to this Privacy Policy, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, contact us at:

Email Address:

privacy@openboard.com

Mailing address:

Openboard, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department, Privacy Policy
4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 206
Pleasanton,CA 94588

For Customer Support:

support@openboard.com

Effective: August 29, 2012 10:17:31 PM