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PRIVACY POLICY

About Chooseafamily.com®
Chooseafamily.com® (“CAF”) is an online social community that allows our members to set up unique personal profiles about themselves and have an interactive network with others.  It is a place where users and Members can communicate with each other.  It is a place where users and Members can find new family figures, friends and mentors. CAF’s members can view each others' profiles, communicate, share photos, comments, personal stories and describe their interests. To enrich our members' experience, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends. CAF’s members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the Chooseafamily.com® service communicates with them.

Chooseafamily.com® cares deeply about online privacy.  If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@chooseafamily.com

PRIVACY POLICY
Chooseafamily.com, Inc. (hereinafter, “CAF or Chooseafamily.com®”) has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to helping our users better understand what information we collect about them and how that information may be used.
By accepting this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, you expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in the manner prescribed in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of CAF’s Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection and Use by Chooseafamily.com®
Chooseafamily.com® collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Chooseafamily.com® service. Chooseafamily.com® does not accept membership by any person under the age of eighteen (18) and Chooseafamily.com®.  Chooseafamily.com® also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, hometown, current location and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

Chooseafamily.com® may also log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site.  This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring. 

Be advised that your personally identifiable information will be stored and processed on our computers which are located in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may differ from the laws of other jurisdictions but, notwithstanding, Chooseafamily.com® shall maintain and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure manner.

Your User Profile is available for other members to view. Your viewable User Profile does not include any identifying information about you, except your first name and any other information or photographs YOU submit for inclusion in your profile, a User’s likes and dislikes, individual essays and other information helpful in determining matches and in order to facilitate user interaction in the Chooseafamily.com® social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join CAF, link Members who wish to communicate with one another and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting others, adding others, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network. Users can communicate on Chooseafamily.com® with each other through the Chooseafamily.com® service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members.

We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type or be featured in newsletters or other marketing promotions by changing their settings in the user "Account Settings." 

From time to time, Chooseafamily.com® or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on Chooseafamily.com®. Users may be 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. CAF assumes no liability for any actions by third parties as a result of your participation in said third party sponsored promotions, sweepstakes or contests.

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
CAF members can invite others to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Chooseafamily.com® stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the members sending the invitations. Chooseafamily.com® does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations. Recipients of invitations from Chooseafamily.com® may contact Chooseafamily.com® to request the removal of their information from our database.

Use of Cookies

Chooseafamily.com® automatically tracks certain information and collect data based upon your behavior on our websites using “cookies” and other devices. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services. Chooseafamily.com® uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and webpage content based on browser type and user profile information.  We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie."  We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from Chooseafamily.com® in order to use most functions on the site.  Please note that CAF allows third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the CAF Privacy Policy. “Cookies” can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. We use this information for internal research on our members' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and our online community.

Links and External Service Providers

Chooseafamily.com® contains links to other websites and service providers. Chooseafamily.com® is not responsible for the privacy policies, content and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Chooseafamily.com®.

Discussion Boards, Member Profile
s & Use of Other Members’ Information
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Testimonials, Discussion Boards, Member Profiles or any other Public Forums in which that information can be accessed by the public, that information can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.  Additionally, as Chooseafamily.com® provides access to the aforementioned Discussion Boards and Forums, and other modes of communication, you have access to other Members’ profiles, and you might gain access to other contact information of Members through the use of internal CAF mail. Discussion Boards and Forums, and other modes of communication. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you agree that, with respect to other Members' personally identifiable information that you obtain through your use of Chooseafamily.com®, you may only use such information for Chooseafamily.com® related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, and/or any other purpose that such member expressly agrees to after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s). Under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another member to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other member after adequate disclosure.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

Chooseafamily.com® users may modify or remove any of their personal information, password and email address at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Information. If you change your password and email we keep track of your old password and email. You can also change your registration information such as: name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, personal comments, interests, and other information.

Notwithstanding the above, Chooseafamily.com® will retain in its files information you have requested to remove for certain circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored 'back up' systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.

Email Choice/Opt-out/Anti-Spamming

Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. in the future.

Chooseafamily.com® and our Members do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add Chooseafamily.com® Members to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express written consent after adequate disclosure. To report spam from other Chooseafamily.com® Members, please send an email to privacy@Chooseafamily.com.

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on this website may be delivered to users by Chooseafamily.com® or one of our web advertising partners. Our web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers 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. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Chooseafamily.com® and does not cover the use of cookies or any other information acquired by any advertisers.

Security

Chooseafamily.com® member accounts are secured by member-created passwords Chooseafamily.com® 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 and you are responsible for all actions taken with your login information and password. Chooseafamily.com® recommends that you do not disclose your password or login information to any third parties and that your password contains a unique character set. If you choose to share this information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your login information and password and therefore should review each third party's privacy policy. 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 Chooseafamily.com®, please contact us a privacy@Chooseafamily.com   

Safety

Meeting new people and/or providing personal information about yourself requires taking precautions you should otherwise follow in establishing new relationships including, but not limited to, meeting in public places, checking with mutual friends, performing background checks, otherwise using common sense about protecting yourself and your property; nothing on Chooseafamily.com® is designed to or should be expected to do any of that for you.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Chooseafamily.com® Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, CAF will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Chooseafamily.com®, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Chooseafamily.com® Terms and Conditions Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. CAF reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of CAF or a transfer of substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it.  A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted.  If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our website for 30 days. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, please do not register to join Chooseafamily.com®.

Legal Compliance

Chooseafamily.com® cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. We can, and you authorize us to, disclose any information about you to law enforcement and other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at: privacy@chooseafamily.com

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