Part 1: Categories of Information We Collect or Store
A. Information You Provide to Us. When you (or "the user") register with Marker, post Content, or interact in any other way with Marker or any other Marker user, you provide us with information that may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile photo, email address, marks, cities you've lived in, and other location-related data.
The information you provide is provided voluntarily, and used to maintain your user account and/or facilitate participation in the Service. You are encouraged to avoid submitting any information to the Marker site that you are not comfortable sharing publicly with others.
Users can view and access their information through their personal profile pages. You are responsible for changing your information, keeping it up-to-date to reflect an accurate profile, and limiting the amount of information that is displayed publicly on your profile.
You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook or Twitter account to Marker, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts (e.g. contact details, friend lists). The information we obtain from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, which we encourage you to review.
If you want to deny access to your computer by the cookies, you may configure your browser to change the cookie setting. However, cookies may be necessary for the operation of certain features of the Marker site, and if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to access those features.
Marker uses information collected about your location to provide useful services for the site, such as to display places your friends have marked nearby and to search for new places to mark. The information is collected for the user's convenience and, other than the location of your published marks, is only shared with others if the user explicitly grants permission to Marker.
C. Fraud. Marker will never request your personal information by email or through a pop-up window. If you ever receive a request purporting to come from Marker for this type of sensitive information, please do not respond and immediately notify Marker.
Part 2: Use and Disclosure of Information We Collect
A. Use and Disclosure of Information. Your non-personally and personally identifiable information will only be used or disclosed:
(1) to create a user account;
(2) to enable you to follow, notify, message, or otherwise communicate with other users;
(3) to update or maintain your profile page;
(4) to update or maintain your user preferences;
(5) to post your User ID to allow other users to connect to you;
(6) to send occasional emails notifying you of changes in the system;
(7) if you opt to receive emails or other contact from third parties and other users while using Marker, we will disclose such information to such third parties;
(9) to protect the rights and safety of Marker, our officers, employees and customers; and
(10) as otherwise required by law.
Marker may also disclose aggregate non-personal information to third parties such as local businesses, advertisers or content distributors to accurately show overall user behavior. This will not include any personally identifiable information, but may consist of data including, but not limited to, user response to advertisements and information about pages frequently visited by Marker users.
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 Services, and to develop new tools for the community.
B. Information Shared with Third Parties. Marker will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties unless it is:
(1) necessary to offer or operate the service;
(2) legally required, such as to legal representatives and law enforcement (for example, to protect the rights and safety of Marker, our officers, employees and customers);
(4) in connection with a complaint or legal action arising from any Content posted by you or someone using your equipment or IP address;
(5) to give information to service providers to help us bring you the services offered by Marker.
In the event of a merger, consolidation, acquisition or other business entity change, Marker may transfer your information to an acquiring company. In such event, any acquirer will be subject to our obligations to you with respect to the use of information.
Marker may provide information to service providers in order to bring services to users and to facilitate and enhance Marker's business. This may include sending out email updates about Marker, removing repetitive information from the Marker user database, or providing search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, Marker service providers may have access to your information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. The purpose and use of the information being shared with third party service providers is contractually limited and no more information is collected or disclosed than is reasonably necessary to satisfy the purpose for which it is collected.
Marker may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas, court orders, investigations by law enforcement, or in compliance with applicable laws. Marker may also share account or other information when it is reasonable to do so to comply with the law, protect our interests or property, prevent fraud or other illegal or unethical activity, or to prevent imminent property or bodily harm. This may include, without limitation, sharing information with other companies, attorneys, investigators, agents or government agencies.
D. Security. Marker will use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect data against destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorized disclosure or access. However, Marker is not liable for any information that is accessed or disclosed illegally by third parties.
Part 3: Notification of Changes
Part 4: Questions