Privacy policy

Effective March 1, 2007:

About NothingBinding.com
NothingBinding.com is an online service that allows writers to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of friends. NothingBinding.com members can view each others' profiles, communicate with readers and meet new friends on the service, share writing, post biographical information and comments, and describe their interests. Nothing Binding members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them.

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

Information Collection and Use by NothingBinding.com
NothingBinding.com collects user submitted information such as name and email address to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the NothingBinding.com service. NothingBinding.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, biographical information, written works titles, ISBN numbers, influences, and favorite Nothing Binding writers in order to assist users in finding and communicating with writers and each other.

NothingBinding.com also logs 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 purposes User Profile information including members' pictures and names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the NothingBinding.com writing community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Nothing Binding, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, NothingBinding.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, title of written works, and other data points collected by Nothing Binding from the member in establishing an online profile. It is common practice for writers to use full names when advertising and promoting their written works, and Nothing Binding assumes no privacy liability in this regard as participating members are free to use aliases, pen names, or other means to facilitate privacy in an otherwise non-private line of work.

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 by changing their user settings in “Account Settings"

From time to time, NothingBinding.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on NothingBinding.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.

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Nothing Binding members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. NothingBinding.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be tracked and also to send reminders of the invitations NothingBinding.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders (up to three (3) per email address). Recipients of invitations from NothingBinding.com may contact NothingBinding.com to request the removal of their information from our database.

Use of Cookies
NothingBinding.com uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including customizing newsletter and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. 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 NothingBinding.com in order to use most functions on the site.

Links
NothingBinding.com contains links to sites. NothingBinding.com is not responsible for the privacy policies 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 NothingBinding.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.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
NothingBinding.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.

Security
NothingBinding.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords NothingBinding.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. 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 NothingBinding.com, please contact us a privacy@NothingBinding.com

Sharing and Disclosure of Information NothingBinding.com Collects
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, NothingBinding.com 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 NothingBinding.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the NothingBinding.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. NothingBinding.com 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 NothingBinding.com or 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 Web site for 30 days.

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: privacy@NothingBinding.com

Nothing Binding, LLC, 2007