Effective Date: November 01, 2005
Rateometer.com does not send Spam or sell email addresses.
About Rateometer.com and the Information We Collect
Rateometer.com is a unique online social community that allows people to connect through networks
of friends for networking purposes or just for making new friends. To accomplish this, our users create
their own profiles which are shown to the people in their personal network. A personal network consists
of a user's friends as well as the extended group of people that a user is connected to via chains of
mutual friends. To fulfill the purpose of this site, some personal information we ask for is displayed
to people within these personal networks.
Information Collected/Tracked by Rateometer.com
Information submitted to Rateometer.com: Rateometer.com collects user-submitted account information
such as name and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the service.
Rateometer.com also collects user-submitted profile information such as gender, age, occupation, location,
Information not Directly Submitted by Users to Rateometer.com: This is information we collect that is
not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all
users to the site.
Use of Information Obtained by Rateometer.com
Information users submit to Rateometer.com: Profile information as well as first name and photos are
displayed to people in a user's personal network, to support the function of the site as social networking
community where users can meet new people through their friends. Email address and full name are used when
a user invites a friend via email to join the service, when a user requests to add another user to their
friend list, and when we send notifications to a user related to their use of the service. Except when
inviting or adding friends, a user's email address is not shared or displayed with people within a user's
personal network. Users within a personal network communicate on Rateometer.com with each other through
the Rateometer.com service, without disclosing email addresses. We may also use a user's email address
to send weekly updates or news regarding our site, but the user may choose not to receive email of this
type by accessing their Account Info.
Information that users do not submit to us: We use your server, IP address, and browser-type related
information in the general administration of our website.
Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks
Except where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away
any of your personal information unless required by law or for the protection of your membership.
This site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Rateometer.com is not responsible
for the privacy practices of other Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site
and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable
information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use
both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser,
the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive
for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file
directions. Cookies are used to manage sessions on our site. Users must enable cookies to use our site.
Also, users may optionally use a cookie to remember their password in order to automatically log in to
not intentionally submit to us.
* Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Rateometer.com 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.
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
If we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated
at the time of collection we will notify users via email.
Invite a Friend
If a user elects to use our Invite feature to invite a friend to our site, we ask them for the friend's
email address. Rateometer.com will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site.
Rateometer.com stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondant to the
friends list of the user sending the invitation, and also to send reminders of the invitation. Rateometer.com
does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and
invitation reminders. The friend may contact Rateometer.com to request the removal of this information
from our database.
Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example
on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others.
In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited
messages from other parties in return.
Your Rateometer.com account is password-protected. This web site takes every precaution to protect our
users' information. We use industry standard measures to protect your information that is stored within our
database. We limit the access to your information to those employees who need access to perform their job
function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website,
please contact us.
Users who no longer wish to receive our weekly updates or news may opt-out of receiving these communications
by following the instructions contained in the email or by logging-in and changing their settings in the Account
Info section of the site.
Third Party Advertising
The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising
partners may set cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an
online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using
your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad
network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Rateometer.com
does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad
cookies by any advertisers.
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.