Please read this statement to understand how we will treat the personal information that you give to us. Our privacy procedures include the following:
During registration, R U on the Net collects personal information including your name, address, email address, birth date, gender and zip code. You never have to answer any questions, and you can decline this exchange of information at any time. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information, such as a personalized start page a personalized stock portfolio, a sweepstakes entry, or the purchase and shipment of products and prizes to people who visit our network.
R U on the Net may also collect your credit card information and billing address when you sign up for paying premium services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under the age of eighteen. In the event that you decide to purchase a service from R U On The Net, you will be asked for your financial information which can be read by others when you initiate your order as we may not use a secured system. You will know you are in secure mode when a tiny padlock icon - located at the bottom of your browser - appears "locked". Otherwise you are in a non-secured environment and any information transmitted by this method may be collected or read by parties not related to R U On The Net. It is recommended to transfer such information in a secured method.
Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
Web Site Usage Information
We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you access any of our online services. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Web sites on an aggregate basis, including but not limited to the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each web page, and the length of their visits.
We use your IP address (the series of numbers associated with your individual computer) to help us maintain our site and identify problems with our server. Your IP address does not disclose any personally revealing information about you.
Each web page access is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analyzed each week and each month to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and from where they connect. This information may be shared with outside parties. All R U On The Net cookies are 1) of limited duration, 2) less than 5KB in length, 3) only visible to R U On The Net web servers, and 4) devoid of any personally identifiable information.
Requested Information of the User
R U On The Net will not collect personally identifiable information about you (that is your name, address, telephone number, or email address) unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want your personal identifiable information collected, do not submit it to us. If you do submit personally-identifiable information, we will use it in the following ways, unless stated otherwise: we will use to complete the contact or request, we may store and process that information to better understand your needs, and how we can improve our products and services, we may use that information to contact you. We will not give or sell your individual information to any outside company for its use in marketing or soliciting and we will maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and it will only be used to support your relationship with R U On The Net.
When you register to use any R U On The Net service you will be asked for some general identifying information which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service. We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your city of residence or age). We may share some of this information for our own research purposes with our professional advisors or consultants and third party partners, however the information shared will be limited to non-personally identifying demographic information shared under cover of a confidentiality agreement. If you choose to purchase a service from R U On The Net, we collect financial information (like your credit card number and expiry date). We will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.
Visitors who purchase our products and become clients are entered into ours and possibly our clients' database. The client information is used solely for billing purposes and for notifying the client of future updates to our products. The Information in the client database is not available for sale or other use by anyone outside of R U On The Net. Similarly, the information of all visitors who join our affiliate program is never made available outside of R U On The Net and its clients.
Additionally We may use collected information in the following ways:
From time to time, R U On The Net or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on R U On The Net. Users maybe 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 ad partners that you 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.
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of personal information?
You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from R U On The Net or from having your personally identifiable information shared with selected companies. If you want to opt out, you can do so by editing your preferences. With respect to email or the sharing of information. If you select to "opt out" we will not, as applicable, share your personal information with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to conduct sweepstakes and promotions, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.
We reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email, and infrequent Service Alert messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for, regardless of email contact opt-in status. An example of a Service Alert message would be notification of the impending closing of an account that is believed to be abandoned. And finally, we also reserve the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of our Terms of Service.
R U On The Net is retaining these rights because in limited cases we feel that we may need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters which will be important to you. These rights do not allow us to contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications is rare.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information R U On The Net collects
The personally identifiable information we collect from you is used for internet review and to improve the content and functionality of our web server or course and program materials. The specific information we collect is not shared with other organizations and we will never release your personally identifiable information to an external organization without your prior consent except for the purposes of validating credit information and collecting debts, or unless we reasonably believe we are required to do so by operation of law.
Storage Length of Information Collected
We keep the information you have given us until we have received a request from you stating otherwise.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
R U On The Net users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info. Any such request may also be made by contacting AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com
Chat Rooms, Journals and WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
When you inquire about advertising opportunities on our site, you will be asked for contact information and information related to your advertising objectives. This information will be used to provide you with the business information you are seeking. Your information is only shared with internal staff and the external ad representation agencies that sell media space on the site, on our behalf. R U On The Net sites may contain links to other sites not affiliated with R U On The Net. Please note that these other sites may have privacy policies that differ from those of R U On The Net. We have no control over any personal information that you provide to these sites.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags(also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices contact R U On The Net.
R U On The Net member accounts are secured by member-created passwords R U On The Net 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 those employees 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 R U On The Net, please contact us a AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com
Associates, Agents and Affiliates
When you register to become an associate, affiliate, or agent of our site, you will be asked for contact information and information related to your site. Your information will only be used by internal staff and may be shared with parties external to the company without your consent. Your information will be used to secure your approval as an Affiliate, Associate or Agent, to facilitate communication between our two sites and to send you payment, based on your site's performance.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: AltHome@RUOnTheNet.com
R U On The Net,
#662, 101-1001 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4
THIS AGREEMENT WAS LAST UPDATED ON March 10th, 2005.