Privacy Notice

Updated February 1st, 2014

The Notesmaster Privacy Policy describes how Notesmaster treats personal information when you use Notesmaster services, including information provided when you use Notesmaster. In addition, the following describes privacy practices specific to Notesmaster. To understand how we treat the information you give us as you use Notesmaster, you should read this policy.

Personal Information

  • Non-Account Activity: You can read notes on Notesmaster without having a Notesmaster Account. You can also contact us without having a Notesmaster Account.
  • Account-Related Activity: Certain other activities on Notesmaster-like uploading images, notes, assignments, posting comments, flagging images, forming groups-require you to have a Notesmaster Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a Notesmaster Account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A Notesmaster Account allows you to access many of our services that require registration.

  • Usage Information: We may record information about your usage, such as when you use Notesmaster, the subjects, groups, and favourites you subscribe to, the contacts you communicate with, the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in Notesmaster. If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. "Web Beacons") in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

  • Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or image content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your published notes or emailed material etc.) becomes publicly available and you risk it being collected and used by others.

Correcting, Updating or Removing Personal Information

Notesmaster users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as MySettings.

Uses

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Notesmaster Sites, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you, the general and personalised features and functionality of the Notesmaster Sites, and to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us.

  • Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload notes or send messages or answer questions or send comments through the Notesmaster Site. Other registered Users can contact you through messages and comments using the closed email on Notesmaster. Any images that you submit to the Notesmaster Site may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

  • We do not pass on your email address or other personally identifiable information to third parties to use to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Notesmaster Site changes or for customer service purposes).

  • Our advertising and promotions partners have no access to your name or personal contact information stored by Notesmaster unless you choose to share it with them. Notesmaster does not provide your name or personal contact information to an advertising partner when you interact with or view a targeted advertisement.

  • We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Notesmaster Site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications.

  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Notesmaster Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

  • We reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Notesmaster.com, such as acquisition by or merger with another company. If an acquiring company should plan to materially change this privacy policy, we will notify you beforehand.

Information that is Publicly Available

  • When you create an account on the site, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other Users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country, your school and the number of images you have uploaded.

  • Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as you answer or comment on a question or send messages through the Notesmaster Site. Other Users can contact you through messages and comments.

  • You may also choose to add personal information that will be visible to other Users. This may include a profile picture, your name, gender, or other details.

Your Choices

  • You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Notesmaster Site, in which case you can still view notes and in part explore the Notesmaster Site, but Notesmaster may not be able to provide certain services to you. Some advanced Notesmaster features may, for authentication purposes, require you to sign up for other Notesmaster services like Notesmaster MyDesk.

  • You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at anytime by visiting your My Settings.

How long will Notesmaster keep your personal information

In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as a Notesmaster member, once an account is deleted a red flag goes on the database and, while people cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted automatically. All published content can be removed when desired by the user.

Co-Branding

Notesmaster may be co-branded with our affiliates & partners.

Notesmaster allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Notesmaster Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Notesmaster Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Notesmaster does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Notesmaster to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Notesmaster Site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Notesmaster's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with Notesmaster is maintained and dealt with by Notesmaster in accordance with this privacy policy.

Changes in Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

At all times Notesmaster will respect you.

- The Notesmaster Team