Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personal Information that You Provide Us Actively
When you fill out registration forms, provide your Social Networking Site information, or provide us with other information actively, you will know what information we are collecting because you are actively submitting it. Because we change our offerings and features from time to time, the options you have to provide us with personal information also may change, but here are some examples of situations in which you may decide to provide personal information to us:
Depending on how you interact with UserMuse, the personal information we collect from you may vary. For example, if you were to create an account we may ask only for an email address and password. In other circumstances, such as when you complete a form related to a particular service offering, we may ask you to provide other information, which may include your name, phone number, and/or postal address. On a voluntary basis, you may also decide us to provide us more sensitive information such as your social security number; driver's license or other government-issued identification number, or payment information, including a bank account, credit or debit card number. You should not include sensitive data (such as, social security number, driver's license number, credit or debit card numbers, etc.) in any upload to UserMuse or submit it in any other scenarios, except where UserMuse specifically requests that you to provide such information.
If you connect to UserMuse using LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, or another social networking site (each a "Social Networking Site"), we may receive information that you authorize the Social Networking Site to share with us, including information about your friends and connections on that Social Networking Site. Any information that we collect from your Social Networking Site account may depend on the privacy settings you have set with the Social Networking Site, so please consult the Social Networking Site's privacy and data practices.
Information We Collect by Automated Means
When you use UserMuse, your device may be automatically providing information to us so we can respond and customize our response to you. The type of information we collect by automated means may vary, but generally includes technical information about your computing device, such as your IP address or other device identifier. The information we collect also may include usage information and statistics about your interaction with UserMuse. That information may include the URLs of our web pages that you visited, URLs of referring and exiting pages, page views, time spent on a page, number of clicks, platform type, location data, and other information about how you used UserMuse.
Automated means of data collection include the following:
Web Browser. When you visit a UserMuse website, your browser automatically sends us your Internet protocol ("IP") address so that the web pages you request can be sent to your computer or device. We use your IP address to determine additional information, such as whether the computer or device has ever been used to visit UserMuse before, which UserMuse features were used the most often, and how much time was spent on a page.
Web Beacons and Log Files. We use "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our websites. These web beacons allow us and third parties to collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party. The information is typically collected in log files, which generally track traffic on our websites. We may use this information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to the management of our online advertising by establishing which ads brought users to our websites. The information also is used for analytical purposes and to manage technical issues that may arise. We do not attempt to identify individual users through this information.
Location Data. If you access UserMuse using a mobile device, we may collect your physical location if you have enabled this feature on your device. Even if you are not using a mobile device, information about your general location may be discernable from your device's IP address or the URLs we receive.
Cookies. We also collect information using cookies to help us identify you when you visit UserMuse and we may share cookies with third-party advertisers or advertising networks to serve you relevant, targeted ads and for other purposes.
Information Third Parties Collect from UserMuse
Via "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, tracking pixels, and clear GIFs) on our website, third parties can collect information such as the IP address of the device, the URL of the web page, the time the page was viewed, the type of browser used, and any additional information in cookies that may have been set by the third party.
If you respond to ads posted by third parties or submit information to third parties via UserMuse, such third parties may receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.
If you come to UserMuse through Social Media Sites, from other websites or with devices that enable third parties to collect information from or about you, such third parties may receive information about you subject to their privacy policies.
Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently respond to 'do not track' signals and similar settings or mechanisms. When you use UserMuse, we try to provide a customized experience.
How We Use Information
We may use the information we collect:
How We Share Information
We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except as follows:
We may set Cookies when you visit UserMuse. They may also be set by other websites or services that run content on the page you're visiting. After you register on UserMuse, we may connect information stored in Cookies with other information received from you.
What types of Cookies do we use?
We may use two types of Cookies on UserMuse: "session cookies" and "persistent cookies." Session Cookies are temporary Cookies that remain on your device until you leave UserMuse. A persistent Cookie remains on your device for much longer until you manually delete it (how long the Cookie remains will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific Cookie and your browser settings).
What are Cookies used for?
Cookies may transmit information about you and your use of UserMuse, such as your browser type, search preferences, data relating to advertisements that have been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, and the date and time of your use. The data stored in Cookies is anonymous and is not linked to your personally identifiable information without your permission. Cookies may link to certain unique, non-personally identifiable information that you entered at time of registration or on your profile, but this is not linked to your name or any personally identifiable information.
Preferences and Features
Analytics and Performance
Ad Choices and Managing Cookies
UserMuse may worth with multiple third parties to provide you with personalized, interest-based advertising. We may target ads to you on and off UserMuse using:
We may work with third parties that may use the Cookies set on your device to measure the performance of advertising and track traffic to UserMuse generally. In addition, we may use Google Analytics, which categorizes cookie information so that we and third-party service providers can better deliver advertisements that are relevant and useful to you on UserMuse and various websites across the internet.
You may be able to opt out of other third-party advertiser and ad network placement of Cookies or targeted advertising , or by following opt-out instructions of the advertising networks, analytics providers and other advertising third parties. You may, however, continue to receive generic ads by companies not registered with these opt-out tools.
You may also be able to disable placement of some (but not all) Cookies by setting your browser to decline cookies, though this may worsen your user experience. If you delete your browser cookies, it is likely that your opt-out cookie will also be deleted. Additionally, if you change computers or web browsers, you will need to opt out again.
If you enable location data for a mobile version of UserMuse (including any version installed as a native application), you are expressly agreeing that we may use your location data (after de-identifying it) to serve you geo-targeted ads and offers for businesses or employers that are local to you. In such instances, we do not share your location with the advertiser or advertising network, rather, we provide the advertiser or advertising network with a means to push ads through to users located in certain areas or zip codes.
Please note: if ads or other features on UserMuse are provided by third parties, those parties also may set and use their own Cookies that are subject to those third parties' privacy notices and policies. UserMuse does not have access to, or control over, these Cookies.
Other Important Privacy Information
Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We may send you notifications, promotional communications, or other messages using the contact information (e.g., your e-mail address) you provided to us when you registered or when you requested information from us. You may opt-out of continuing to receive optional messages by following the instructions included in each message. Also, you can control most of the e-mails you receive from us by editing your e-mail preferences within "My Account" settings on the site. You release us from any responsibility for communications you do not receive.
We may send you service-related announcements when we believe it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt-out of these announcements, which are not primarily promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive these announcements, you have the option to deactivate your account.
Close Your Account
If you'd like to delete your UserMuse account entirely, you can do so within your Account Settings on UserMuse. Upon account deletion you may no longer have full access to any Content you have submitted and it may be pulled from the site. Any personal information collected may remain in our archives for legal and back-up purposes, or as permitted or required by applicable law.
Security. We employ physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect online. However, no company can fully eliminate security risks, so we cannot make guarantees about any part of our services. You are responsible for keeping your username and password secret. If you have registered with us, we will never ask you for your password. Please create a unique password for UserMuse and do not use it for any other web services or applications. Do not share your password with anyone else.
If you enter credit card information on UserMuse in connection with a purchase, that information is sent directly from your browser to the third-party service provider we use to manage credit card processing and we do not store it on our servers. The service provider is not permitted to use the information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.
Privacy of Minors. UserMuse is not intended for minors. Minors must obtain parental consent to use UserMuse. Minors under 13 years of age are expressly prohibited from using UserMuse or providing any personal information. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we remove such information and terminate the child's account.
The information about you that we collect through UserMuse is controlled by UserMuse, LLC, located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This information is stored in the United States.