Terms of Service

Terms of Use


PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“AGREEMENT” OR “TERMS OF USE”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES OFFERED BY BE SOCIAL CHANGE. (“COMPANY”). THIS AGREEMENT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE VARIOUS WEBSITES OWNED AND OPERATED BY COMPANY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WWW.BESOCIALCHANGE.COM WEBSITE AND DOMAIN NAME OR ANY SUCCESSOR SITE THERETO (“COMPANY,” THE “COMPANY COMMUNITY,” OR THE “SITE”), AND ANY OTHER FEATURES, CONTENT, OR APPLICATIONS OFFERED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE COMPANY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (COLLECTIVELY “SERVICE”). BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF USE DURING THE CONFIRMATION PROCESS OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICE IN ANY MANNER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VISITING OR BROWSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT APPLIES TO ALL USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICE, INCLUDING USERS WHO ARE ALSO CONTRIBUTORS OF CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES ON THE SITES. Acceptance of Terms.

The Service is offered subject to acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Terms of Use”) and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by Company. In addition, some services offered through the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions promulgated by Company from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Use by this reference.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to revoke or suspend your membership in and/or access to the Site, at any time without notification or liability to you or any other person, and for any reason or for no reason at all. While we retain the right to revoke or suspend your access to the Site, Company shall have no responsibility to exercise it or to moderate disputes between members.


Age Requirements.

The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. You represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful. Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.

Modification of Terms of Use.

Company reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the Terms of Use, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice on the Site or by sending you an email. Company may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check the Terms of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.


Privacy and Privacy Settings.

Company’s privacy statement is located at http://www.besocialchange.com/privacy (the “Privacy Policy”) and is incorporated into these Terms of Use. For inquiries in regard to the Privacy Policy, or to report a privacy-related problem, please send an email to info@BeSocialChange.com.
Through the Service, you can upload, submit, disclose, distribute or otherwise post content and information to the Service, including without limitation data, text, personal information, location information, articles, comments and other types of information (“User Submissions”). Please remember that if you choose to provide personal information, others reading it may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without your knowledge. Therefore, we urge you to think carefully about including any personal information about you or your family in postings.


Rules and Conduct.

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Service for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use, and your use of Company must comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances, including any laws regarding the export of data or software. The Service and all Content (as defined below) contained therein (including, without limitation, any User Submissions) are provided only for your own personal, non-commercial use. This means you cannot take Content that you did not create from the Company Community and repost or redistribute that Content anywhere else. For purposes of these Terms of Use, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, any videos, audio clips, written forum comments, information, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by Company or its partners on or through the Service, and any User Submissions posted by you or by other members. You may not use the Company Community to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your own website for commercial reasons, including, but not limited to, directing users to advertisements on your site. If you want to make commercial use of the Site or Service you must enter into a written agreement with Company to do so in advance, and abide by our commercial use policy. Please email us at info@BeSocialChange.com for more information.

Company respects the privacy and well being of all our users, and we ask you to be a thoughtful member of the Site and report suspected misrepresentation. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of anyone we believe to have provided false information or other misrepresentations accounts and delete their User Submissions. However, we may retain any information they have submitted for our records.

You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service. In addition, you may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content on or through the Service, that:

  • infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity;
  • is unlawful, threatening, harmful, vulgar, hateful, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, profane or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • harms minors or any member of the Company Community in any way;
  • constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”);
  • forges headers or otherwise manipulates identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the service;
  • involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information, or anything learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under a nondisclosure agreement);
  • involves uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any Content that advocates the violation of any local, state, federal, or international law;
  • attempts to reformat, redesign, alter, or prevent the display of information or advertising, or attempts to otherwise change the appearance of the Site;
  • involves submitting materials owned by or concerning a third party without that party’s consent, or redirecting to those materials without consent, or infringing upon any and all rights held by such third party over any such materials;
  • involves commercial activities and/or sales without Company’s prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
  • contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of Company or any third party; or
  • either (1) impersonates any person or entity, or (2) falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Company in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Company’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any privacy settings or measures Company may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site. You shall not (directly or indirectly): (x) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempts to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (y) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service, or (z) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

Company does not guarantee that any Content or User Submission (as defined below) will be made available on the Site or through the Service. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse to post or to delete any Content, including without limitation any User Submissions, from the Company Community without notification or recourse, and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if Company is concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Use), or for no reason at all. Furthermore, we retain the right to maintain back-up copies of any materials that we delete from the Company Community.

Fees and Payment.

Company reserves the right to require payment of fees for certain features of the Service. Should you elect to subscribe to such features, you shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the Site in connection with such features. Company reserves the right to change its price list and to institute new charges at any time, upon ten (10) days prior notice to you, which may be sent by email or posted on the Site. Use of the Service by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of any new or increased charges.


Third Party Sites.

The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Company is not responsible for and does not endorse any such third-party content or services. These other websites are not under Company’s control, and you acknowledge that Company is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Company or any association with its operators, or any third-party service providers, products, services, opinions, or websites accessed through the Service. You further acknowledge and agree that Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.


Company Site Content.

Company operates the Site as online networking platform. Company is not a party to any transaction between users or between users and any travel booking service. As a result, Company does not (a) guarantee or ensure any transaction between users or (b) between users and any third-party service.

You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by Company or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You agree that you have no license or right to use Company’s and/or its licensors’ trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, Content and other intellectual property rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property”), except while logged in as an authorized member of the Site, and then only in connection with your use of the Site to the extent authorized by these Terms of Use. The Intellectual Property may not be used in connection with any product, service, publication or website of you or any third party without our express written permission, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Company.

You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. You shall not sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, create derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any Content or third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you (a) without the consent of the respective owners or other valid right, and (b) in any way that violates any third party right.

You may, to the extent the Site expressly authorized you to do so, download or copy the Content, and other items displayed on the Site for download, for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. You shall not store any significant portion of any Content in any form. Company grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to access and use the Site and/or Services and the Content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution, copying or storing of any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Company, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice.

If you violate any of these provisions regarding the Intellectual Property, your permission to use the Intellectual Property automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Intellectual Property. You agree that because of the unique nature of the Company Community and it’s Content, and the proprietary rights of Company, your breach of these provisions would irreparably harm Company or its licensors and that monetary damages would be inadequate compensation. You further agree that in the event of any actual or threatened breach of this section, Company shall be entitled to preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, in addition to damages, and you hereby waive any objection in such case to an adequate remedy at law.

User Submissions.

By posting, submitting, displaying, publishing or otherwise making available any User Submissions on or at any of the Site or otherwise through the Service, you:

  • hereby do and shall grant Company a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit (“Use”) the User Submissions in connection with the Site, the Service and Company’s (and its successors and assigns) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Site (and derivative works thereof) or the Service in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites). You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Site and/or the Service a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Site and the Service, and to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Site and the Service and under these Terms of Use. For clarity, the foregoing license grant to Company does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Submission(s), including the right to grant additional licenses to the material in your User Submission(s), unless otherwise agreed in writing;
  • represent and warrant (a) that you own or otherwise control all rights to Use such User Submissions and that disclosure and Use of such User Submissions by Company (including without limitation, publishing any Content on the Company Community) will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any privacy, publicity, contract or other rights of any person or entity and (b) that you are authorized to grant all of the aforementioned rights to the User Submissions to Company and all users of the Service;
  • agree to pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity due to your Use of any User Submissions on the Service; and
  • understand that Company shall have the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials, content or information submitted by you; and that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that Company will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content; and that Company cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service.

Company does not endorse and has no control over any User Submission. Company cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which users may provide. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting there from.

Company has no obligation to monitor the Site, Service, Content, or User Submissions. Company may remove any User Submission at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Submission), or for no reason at all.

Under no circumstances will Company be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with use of or exposure to any Content posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.


Termination.

Company may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership and/or access. If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Site. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


General Disclaimer.

Company makes no representations or warranties concerning the appropriateness, accuracy, reliability, usefulness, completeness, or timeliness of any Content accessed through the Site. By using the Service, you agree that Company does not endorse and shall not be liable for (a) any Content, (b) any person’s reliance on any such Content, whether or not correct, current and complete, or (c) the consequences of any action that you or any other person takes or fails to take based on any Content or otherwise as a result of your use of the Service.


Warranty Disclaimer.

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES SHOULD BE INTERPRETED AS TRANSPORTATION ADVICE OR AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION OR OF ANY USER OF THE SITE. YOU BEAR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL DECISIONS AND RESULTS BASED ON YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.


Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, 0R PARTNERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE-HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


Dispute Resolution.

A printed version of the Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. You and Company agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Service must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York City, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and the United States of America. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in New York, New York, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of its reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts located in New York, New York. Use of the Service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of the Terms of Use, including without limitation, this section.

Integration and Severability.

The Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the Service and use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Company with respect to the Site. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.

Company has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf). The address of Company’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement (“Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.

It is Company’s policy to (1) block access to or remove Content that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.

Procedure for Reporting Copyright Infringements:

If you believe that Content residing on or accessible through the Company website or service infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of works or materials being infringed;
  • Identification of the Content that is claimed to be infringing including information regarding the location of the Content that the copyright owner seeks to have removed, with sufficient detail so that Company is capable of finding and verifying its existence;
  • Contact information about the notifier including address, telephone number and, if available, e-mail address;
  • A statement that the notifier has a good faith belief that the Content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided is accurate and the notifying party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

Once Proper Bona Fide Infringement Notification is Received by the Designated Agent:


It is Company’s policy:

  • to remove or disable access to the infringing Content;
  • to notify the Content provider, member or user that it has removed or disabled access to the Content; and
  • that repeat offenders will have the infringing Content removed from the system and that Company will terminate such content provider’s, member’s or user’s access to the service.

 

Procedure to Supply a Counter-Notice to the Designated Agent:

If the Content provider, member or user believes that the Content that was removed or to which access was disabled is either not infringing, or the Content provider, member or user believes that it has the right to post and use such Content from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider, member or user must send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the Content provider, member or user;
  • Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement that the Content provider, member or user has a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and
  • Content provider’s, member’s or user’s name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located, or if the Content provider’s, member’s or user’s address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which Company is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
  • If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company’s may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Company’s discretion.

Please contact Company’s Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement at the following address: info@BeSocialChange.com


Contact.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Company Site informative, useful and easy to use. If you have any comments or questions regarding the Company Community, or you want to report a malfunction or problem, please email info@BeSocialChange.com. We will try our best to respond to you quickly, but cannot always do so due to the volume of requests.

 

Privacy Policy

Be Social Change (“Company”) knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting or using the Company website and domain name (including but not limited to www.BeSocialChange.com), and any other linked pages, features, content, or any of our services offered from time to time by Company in connection therewith (collectively, the “Website”), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers Company’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that Company gathers when you are accessing Company’s Website and when you use Company services. It also covers user-submitted information on recent activity, upcoming plans, home base city and current location.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Company does not own or control, or to individuals that Company does not employ or manage. In addition, the Website contains links to outside sources, both ones we have added ourselves and ones that members have submitted. While we attempt to provide links only to those sites that share our respect for your privacy, we cannot take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those sites. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any web sites you visit.

What Personal Information Does Company Collect?

The information we gather from customers enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Website. In connection with the Website, we request and display some personal information to other users and visitors of the Website, which allows users to identify each other. We collect the following types of information from our customers.

Personal Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our Website or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, user name, email address, IP address, and browser information. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to interact with other users, improving the content of the Website, customizing the advertising and content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the services of our community to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network, and to develop new tools for the community.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website or services. Company automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested.

Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. Company only uses this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Website or services so that we can make the Website appealing to as many customers as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and our Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience. Again, Company never discloses aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

Use of Cookies:

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. Company cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of some of our Website’s most attractive features.

Ads appearing on the Website may be delivered to users by our advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Company and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Sharing Data With Other Users

Users’ Data is generally accessible to their Facebook and Twitter friends. Therefore, when one of your Facebook or Twitter friends joins Be Social Change, the Facebook or Twitter friend can immediately view your Data on your profile. This makes it easy for you to share information and explore your friends’ activity without creating a Be Social Change-specific social network. You can make your Data private by clicking the “edit” button and selecting the box marked “Hide”.

Sharing Personal Information With Other Users

Please remember that if you choose to provide personal information on community message boards, or in community or other on-line discussions, that information is governed by the privacy settings of that particular Company group and may be available to the general Company membership. Individuals reading this information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without your knowledge. Therefore, when using community message boards and discussion groups, we urge you to think carefully about including any specific information (medical or otherwise) that might be used to identify you or your family members.

In order to utilize certain features on the site, you may be required to provide additional contact information to the other members with whom you are collaborating. In this case, you may choose not to offer the additional information and will not be able to utilize these features.

Will Company Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?

Personal Information about our customers is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.

Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We are affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses sell items to you through Company’s Website. In other situations, Company provides services, or sells products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will share your Personal Information that is related to such transactions with that affiliated business, if you have agreed to be solicited by marketing partners during the confirmation process.

Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, Company’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.

User profiles: User profile information including user name, email address, activity data and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Website. Email addresses are used to add new User Submissions (as defined in our Terms of Use) to user profiles and to communicate through User Submissions. Users’ email addresses will not be directly revealed to other users by Company, except, when the user is “connected” to another user via a shared group membership, or an invitation, or if the user has chosen to include their email address in their User Profile.

Communication in response to User Submissions: As part of the Website and Services, you will receive from Company email and other communication relating to your User Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that by posting such User Submissions, Company may send you email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relate to your User Submissions.

Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please send an email with your request to info@BeSocialChange.com. We may provide certain of your Personal Information to third parties if you affirmatively allow us to do so by opting in to an offer we make to you.

Invitations: When you invite someone to join the Company community, please be aware that we will disclose your real name, as an invitation containing your name will be sent to the email address of the person you wish to invite. This information is necessary to make sure your invitee knows who has contacted them. To build a community based on trust and empathy, we feel this disclosure is necessary.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Company, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Company may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Protection of Company and Others: We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

Is Personal Information About Me Secure?

Your Company account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

Company endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however, Company cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

The Website may contain links to other sites. Company is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Website.

What Personal Information Can I Access?

Company allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information: name, email address, college affiliation, home base city and current location. This list will change as our Website changes.

Deleting Your Account

Should you ever decide to delete your Company account, you may do so by emailing the request to info@BeSocialChange.com. If you terminate your account, your profile, including any activity Data, will be removed from the site and deleted from Company’s servers. Because of the way we maintain Company, such deletion may not be immediate, and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media.

What Choices Do I Have?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information to use, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain Company features.

You are able to view, add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deletion of your Company account by sending an email to info@BeSocialChange.com. Please note that Company will need to verify that you have the authority to delete the account, and some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.

If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from us, please notify us at info@BeSocialChange.com. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Company Website, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

Company may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Website or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Website after such changes have been first posted.

Questions Or Concerns

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at Company site, please send us a detailed message to: info@BeSocialChange.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.