Effective: February 14 , 2016
likeaqueen.com exists to promote sharing and community, but when you share any information through a service like LAQ, it’s important to remember that you are potentially sharing it with the entire world. The information you submit to LAQ may be accessible to anyone who visits your LAQ site (including people who are not registered LAQ users), or through search engines, mobile devices, and a variety of other devices and services. It may also be copied and redistributed by anyone who has access to it.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY likeaqueen.com
LAQ may collect certain information from you as described below. LAQ uses the information it collects for authentication purposes, to customize the advertising and content you see, to fulfil your requests for products and services, to provide aggregated, anonymous reporting for LAQ or third parties, to improve our services, and to communicate with you as part of the LAQ service.
Registration – Required Information
When you register for a LAQ account, LAQ requires you to provide the following information:
- Name – Your real name, a nickname or handle that acts as your primary identifier to other LAQ users and visitors, or viewers of LAQ material on other systems (e.g. search engines, RSS readers, cell phones, etc.). It is always publicly displayed, so please choose carefully.
- Password– required for signing into your LAQ Your password provides access to all of the information in your account, so never share your password with anyone except a parent or guardian.
- Email Address– an email address is required so that LAQ can contact you about your account. In addition, LAQ has several features through which information may be forwarded to this email address – including messages or invitations from other LAQ users, alerts, or logs of activity related to your account. You can control whether you receive certain of these emails by using the settings inside your LAQ Your email address is never publicly displayed on LAQ.
Information Submitted to Your LAQ Site
When you “publish” information to the LAQ site, this means you are sharing the information publicly.
Email Addresses of Others (Sending Emails through LAQ)
For features such as inviting others to join LAQ or participate in specific areas of the service (collectively, “invitations”), or for forwarding information published through the service, you may provide email addresses of others to LAQ.
LAQ stores the email addresses that you provide and uses them solely to contact the owner of the email address. For invitations, LAQ sends one invitation email and may send multiple invitation reminders; for other email-based communications, LAQ may send an email specific to that communication (e.g. a copy of a specific post that you are forwarding). LAQ does not share, sell or rent these email addresses with any third parties (other than certain contractors performing work for LAQ under confidentiality agreements – see “INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE” below).
Other Information Collected by LAQ
Every time you visit a page on the Internet, your web browser sends specific information to the web site you are visiting. LAQ’s servers automatically collect and store this information, including your IP address, specific type of browser software, the pages you visit at LAQ, and information from LAQ cookies (see below). This information is also collected by third-party tracking companies that provide traffic analytics to LAQ.
LAQ may set and access LAQ cookies on your computer.
Some third-party advertisers may also set and access their own cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.
Most browsers come with the ability to restrict cookies from specific or unknown sources. Please review your browser’s documentation for more information. Please be aware, however, that many LAQ features will not be available to you if you block the placement of our cookies on your computer.
If an error occurs in LAQ’s systems while you are using the service, LAQ’s servers may automatically collect and store information relating to that error, including your browser information, information from LAQ cookies, and other information that you may have input at the time the error occurred (e.g. information you had written into any web forms). LAQ uses this information solely to investigate the error and help prevent future errors.
Blog Post Copyright
All posts written by Constance on the likeaqueen.com blog are protected under Copyright. Any reproductions of this material will be deemed unauthorized.
MANAGING AND PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION
Unless specifically stated otherwise (e.g. on the page where you submit the information), any information that you submit to LAQ may be accessible to the entire world.
Your LAQ Site – Profile Information Unless specifically stated otherwise (e.g. on the page where you submit the information), any information that you choose to fill out on our profile pages will be posted on your LAQ site and will be potentially accessible to the entire world.
Your Email Address
LAQ requires that you provide an email address when registering for a LAQ account. You can edit this email address by using the controls inside your LAQ account, but it must always be an email address that belongs to you and is controlled by you.
Your email address is never publicly displayed by LAQ.
LAQ Search Results and Syndication Feeds
Information that you publish publicly to your LAQ site is indexed by LAQ’s search engines and made available for collection by and redistribution through other electronic services through a publicly available syndication feed (e.g. an RSS feed).
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
LAQ does not share, sell or rent any of your information, except as follows:
- Information that You Share– Any information that you submit to any public area of the LAQ system is potentially accessible to the entire world. Please keep in mind that the moment you share your information with anyone, copies of that information can be made, stored, and shared outside of the LAQ (For more information, see “MANAGING AND PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION”.)
- Under Confidentiality Agreements– LAQ may share your information with trusted third party contractors and service providers who work on behalf of LAQ. LAQ does not grant these third parties any independent right to share your information.
- Aggregate Information– From time to time, LAQ shares aggregated, anonymous data about its users with third parties. This data does not contain personally identifiable information.
- Legal Proceedings– LAQ may share your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights and obligations or defend against legal claims.
- Merger, Acquisition, or Change of Control– LAQ may transfer your information in the event LAQ is acquired by or merged with another company.
Third Party Advertisers
LAQ displays targeted advertisements based on information including demographics or interests. LAQ does not provide any personally identifiable information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria – for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
Please be aware that if you voluntarily provide information to a third party advertiser (e.g. you provide your email address after clicking on a targeted ad), you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you also meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
INFORMATION LAQ RETAINS
When you delete information submitted through your LAQ account, that information will no longer be accessible on your LAQ site.
When you shut down your LAQ account, or when your LAQ membership is terminated, the posts you’ve made to the site will continue to be accessible.
When you delete information submitted through your LAQ account, when you shut down your LAQ site, or when your LAQ membership is terminated, LAQ may retain a copy of your information (including browser information) for archival purposes. Archival copies are not posted publicly on the LAQ system; they are maintained solely so that LAQ may recover content and restore accounts (in case of errors or system failure) or cooperate with law enforcement in order to make the LAQ service safer.
HOW OTHERS USE YOUR INFORMATION
Links to Third Party Sites
Third Party Search Engines & Syndication Feed Readers
Any information you publish publicly on LAQ may be indexed by third party search engines (e.g. Google or Yahoo) and appear in the search results provided and controlled by those third parties. LAQ does not control the search indexes or results of those third parties.
For help with removing your information from any third party search engines, please visit the websites of those third parties. Information you publish publicly on LAQ is made available through a publicly available syndication feed. Your syndicated information may be collected, stored, copied, and redistributed by any third party with access to this syndication feed. LAQ does not control the information collected or stored by any of those third parties. For help with removing your information from the systems of any of those third parties, please visit the websites of those third parties or contact them directly.
Third Party Advertisers
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Some third party advertisers may set and access their own cookies on your computer, collect your browser information when you view their advertisements, request information from you as part of a campaign or promotion appearing on LAQ, or request information from you on a third party website that you visit by following a linked advertisement on LAQ, etc.
Most browsers come with the ability to restrict cookies from specific or unknown sources. Please review your browser’s documentation for more information.
Third Party Advertisers – Google
Google is one of the third-party advertising companies we may use to serve ads when you visit our website. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
CONFIDENTIALITY & SECURITY
Your LAQ account is protected by a password you create. LAQ implements features reasonably designed to protect the security of any non-public information that is stored in our database, such as your password. We cannot, however, guaranty the security of your non-public account information. Hacking, software or hardware failure and other unauthorized access to our premises and systems may compromise the security of LAQ members’ information.