Revised May 1, 2007
Your privacy is very important to us. It is strongly recommended that
you follow common sense in the line of protecting your privacy. Remember
not to give out your full real name, address, telephone number, social
security number, credit card or other personal information to strangers.
The identity to the person you are giving this information to is
unknown. Be careful about sharing personal information in public places.
If you send personal information through email, or post it on a
discussion board or in a chatroom, then other people can collect it and
use it. You may end up getting email messages you do not want from
people you do not know. It is possible for users of MacInsiders who have
met each other online to meet each other offline. We encourage people to
do so, but if you ever meet somebody offline, be very cautious and
careful. Get to know them as well as possible before meeting offline.
Make sure to meet in a very public place like the food court of a mall.
Tell your family and friends beforehand where you will be and have a
cell phone with you in case of emergencies. We also highly recommend
that you do not meet anybody outside of your age range unless a large
number of people from the site are getting together. Remember that there
is safety in numbers, so be very careful about meeting somebody alone.
Under the Age of 13
MacInsiders is for college and university students, adults, and teens.
It is not for people under 13. You must be 13 or older to participate in
our Services or Site, and if you are under 13, we would prefer that you
not participate at all on MacInsiders. MacInsiders does not knowingly
collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13
or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please
do not attempt to register on MacInsiders or send any information about
yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email
address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or
on MacInsiders. In the event that we learn that we have collected
personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of
parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as
possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or
about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for
permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone
over the Internet.
If you do register on MacInsiders, you will have a password. MacInsiders
will make every reasonable effort to protect your password. You are
responsible for keeping your password confidential. Do not share it. If
you share a computer with other people, make sure that when you leave,
you are not signed on to your MacInsiders account and that you have
exited your browser.
Information We Collect
When you register at MacInsiders, we collect some information from
you, such as your name, year of birth, and email address. You can update
your information at anytime by changing your registration or user record
on the Edit Profile page.
We will not sell or give out any of your personal information without
telling you and giving you an opportunity to refuse.
We may release your personal information if required by law, or if we
have cause to believe that it might stop someone from harming others.
Organizations other than MacInsiders may run services and/ or promotions
on the site, and may collect personal information. Since they are
separate organizations, we are not responsible for how they handle that
information. If you are concerned about how they may handle that
information, check out their privacy policies. If you do not want your
personal information collected, you may decide not to participate in the
contest or promotion.
This policy does not cover the information gathering of advertisers or
companies that you can link to from MacInsiders. We are not responsible
for the privacy practices of those advertisers or sites. If you are
concerned about how these other sites may handle information you
provide, check out their privacy policies. By using MacInsiders, you may
be automatically providing information to other sites.
We use AdBrite and other
third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web
site. These companies may use 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 on this site and
other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer's hard
drive. At MacInsiders, cookies allow us to track users to help us
provide better service. However, the cookies are only active when a
person has logged on to their account. If a person uses MacInsiders
without logging on or registering, no cookies are involved. Cookies are
used by us to get your account information and to tell us where you like
to go on the site, what you participate in, and to determine the number
of users on the site.
In the course of serving advertisements to the site, our third-party
advertisers or their affiliates, or individual advertisers may place or
recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. They are separate
MacInsiders may survey or poll our users from time to time for our own
use, for our clients or other sites. If you participate, you will be
anonymous unless otherwise noted. No personally identifying information
on individuals will be released from the surveys.
We either own everything on this site or have permission to use it. You
are not allowed to copy or retransmit anything from our site without
MacInsiders' express written permission. If the material is owned or
copyrighted by someone else, you must have the copyright owner's
permission to use it. You also are not allowed to transmit to
MacInsiders any material that you do not own or do not have permission
to use. Violating this policy could result in civil or criminal
MacInsiders is not responsible for the content that is placed on the
website by its users. However, content placed on the site by users or by
MacInsiders at the request of a user, becomes the property of
MacInsiders. If content is found to be breaking this rule, please
contact MacInsiders at [email protected]
and the material will be removed by request.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and
Canada. If any portion of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, it
will be considered removed and the remainder of this Agreement will
remain in effect. These are all the terms and conditions governing your
use of MacInsiders.