1. INTRODUCTION TF.N LLC (“TFN” or “we”) owns Theforce.net, which provides a collection of online services, including, without limitation, various communication tools, message boards, social networking features, personalized content and branded programming, and any other features, content or applications offered from time to time by TFN, including when the Services are accessed via the Internet, mobile or other device.
2. USER SUBMITTED INFORMATION A. “Registration Information” is the information that Users provide to TFN: (a) to register for certain Services, for example, creating a profile, participating in forums and contests, or participating in chat rooms; or (b) to purchase products or services from or through the Services. Registration Information may include one or more of the following: date of birth, email address, first name, and time zone.
B. “Profile Content” consists of information Members may choose to add to their member profile, including a Member’s profile picture or avatar, user name, vanity URL, stated location, gender, online addresses, interests, social media contact information (i.e., facebook name, twitter name, and the like) and free-form content such as a Member’s Bio, friends, photo albums, signature, and similar information. A Member’s Profile Content is always public and available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third-party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Services. Profile Content may be displayed in search results both on the Services and on external search engines.
C. “Public Site Content” consists of information you disclose in public areas of the Services, such as your Profile Content, message boards, chat rooms and other community areas. Please be aware that Public Site Content is always public and available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third-party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Services. Public Site Content may be displayed in search results both on the Services and on external search engines.
D. “Correspondence” consists of information you disclose when you contact TFN, for example, for customer service purposes.
Third parties that support the Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. TFN does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.
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To improve the quality of the Services, we may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties. If you access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your user ID and/or user name associated with that third-party service, or any information you have made public in connection with that service or which the third party shares with partner services.
We use the information we collect from and about Users for the following purposes:
B. To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Services. TFN may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Services. These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to TFN.
C. To allow other Users to find you. In order to locate Members that a User may already know in the physical world and/or want to get to know in the online world, TFN allows Users to search for Members using information the User already knows, such as username and identifies users matching that search information.
E. To contact you. TFN may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from TFN, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are a Member, such as notifications of changes to the Services or policies.
F. To protect the rights of TFN and our users. There may be instances when TFN may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where TFN has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of TFN, our employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
G. To complete a merger or sale of assets. If TFN sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, TFN may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
5. INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA If you are located in the European Economic Area, you may seek confirmation regarding whether TFN is processing personal information about you, request access to your personal information and ask that we correct, amend or delete your personal information. Please note that this is in regard to your personal information, not content you have posted to our sites.
If applicable law provides you the right to request access to, (receive) port, object to or restrict processing, seek rectification or request erasure of personal information held about you by TFN, you may do so, as applicable, through controls on TFN sites or by contacting TFN directly. To protect your privacy, TFN will endeavor to take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your personal information.
10. SECURITY TFN uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
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