Yoursphere Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Terms of Use

Yoursphere Media, Inc. Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE/APP.

Welcome to Yoursphere. Yoursphere is a membership-based, online social community. Therefore, it is very important that you review the following Terms of Use so that you know what you can and cannot do on Yoursphere.com. By using this website/app at yoursphere.com (the "Site/app"), you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Site/app. If there are material changes to our Terms of Use, we will post a link to our revised Terms of Use on our homepage. Your continued use of this Site/app shall constitute your acceptance of any revised Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Site/app, including registered users ("Members") who are also contributors of video content, photographs, articles, information, and other materials or services on the Site/app. The Site/app may contain links to third party website/apps that are not owned or controlled by Yoursphere. Yoursphere has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party website/apps. In addition, Yoursphere will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site/app. By using the Site/app, you expressly relieve Yoursphere from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website/app. Yoursphere hereby grants you permission to use the Site/app as set forth in this Terms of Use, provided that you will not copy or distribute any part of the Site/app in any medium without Yoursphere's prior written authorization, and you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights

The content on the Site/app, except User Submissions and Postings, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photographs, sounds, videos, articles, online games, and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Yoursphere, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Site/app is provided to you "AS IS" for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Yoursphere reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site/app and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein.

Eligibility, Accounts, Password, and Security

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Each Member may be asked to choose a password and a user name. Your account is for your personal use only. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify Yoursphere immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. Yoursphere will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Yoursphere or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the account holder.

User Submissions

For Members, the Site/app permits user submissions including videos, photographs, or other materials ("User Submissions") and the hosting, sharing, and publishing of such User Submissions. By uploading or otherwise submitting any materials to us and/or the Site/app, you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to Yoursphere a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in those materials have been waived.

You shall be solely responsible for, and assume all liability regarding your own User Submissions, the consequences of posting or publishing them, and your interaction with other Members through the Site/app. Also should your account be terminated, you will not be given back any of your membership fees, User Submissions, nor will you be given access to such User Submission.

Yoursphere does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Yoursphere expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Yoursphere does not permit copyright infringing activities or infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site/app, and Yoursphere will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Yoursphere reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.

You acknowledge that Yoursphere may or may not pre-screen User Submissions, but that Yoursphere and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any User Submissions that is available via the Site/app. Without limiting the foregoing, Yoursphere and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Submissions that violates the Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Submissions, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Submissions. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any user content submitted to Yoursphere, including without limitation information in Yoursphere's message boards, blogs and in all other parts of the Site/app. Yoursphere further reserves the right to display User Submissions for marketing, promotional, and advertising purposes.

Message Boards/"Blogs"/"Postings"/Public Forums

In addition to User Submissions and to the extent that portions of this Site/app provide Members an opportunity to interact, post and/or exchange information, ideas, and opinions ("Postings") in chatrooms, virtual worlds, message boards, and online games ("Forums"), and via text messaging, through avatars, and in descriptions of Members and other areas on the Site/app, please be advised that Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of Yoursphere. Although we periodically monitor exchanged and posted information, in no event does Yoursphere assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings or for any claims, damages or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on or in conjunction with this Site/app or elsewhere. Thus, users remain solely responsible for, and assume all liability regarding the content of their messages and postings and interactions with other Members. Nonetheless, Yoursphere will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the Forums serve the best interests of all users and, therefore, Yoursphere reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, delete, or refuse to post any Posting that violates these terms and conditions, as well as revoke the privileges of any user who does not comply with these terms and conditions. Yoursphere also reserves the right to contact any third party who may have an interest in preserving the safety of users (such as a school or law enforcement) regarding the content of any post and supplying identifying information regarding such poster to such third party. Please see the Privacy Policy.

The Forums and Postings may be used for noncommercial purposes only. Members may not post any information intended to promote and/or generate revenue for any third party business activity. You specifically acknowledge that soliciting other Yoursphere's members to join or become members of any commercial online service or other organization or group (profit, non-profit, religious, social, political, or otherwise) is expressly prohibited.
You hereby authorize us to use, and to authorize others to use, your Postings and submitted opinions and materials in whole or in part, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised throughout the universe) alone or together or as part of other User Submissions of any kind or nature. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby grant to Yoursphere the right to use and change the Postings in any manner that Yoursphere may determine.

User Conduct

Yoursphere does not allow, and you agree not to use this Site/app to:

  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Submissions or Postings (collectively "User Content") that are unlawful, harmful, derogatory, defamatory, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene (including but not limited to posting pictures or videos with drugs, alcohol, nudity or sexual acts), bigoted, libelous, tortuous, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, insulting or that violates any person's privacy (including but not limited to posting pictures, full names, email addresses, addresses, or phone numbers without consent);
  • harm minors in any way;
  • "stalk" or otherwise cyberbully (including but not limited to bullying, harassing, humiliating, threatening, embarrassing or targeting) another Member;
  • create an account for a person that does not exist;
  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • post information that you know is false, misleading, or that promotes illegal activity;
  • forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Submissions or Postings transmitted through the Site/app;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
  • Use the Site/app to promote another party's products or services, or solicit others for commercial products or services of any kind;
  • upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Site/app are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Site/app or servers or networks connected to the Site/app, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site/app; and/or
  • intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
  • We reserve the right to remove any material or terminate the account of any person we determine violates any of these terms. We also reserve the right to turn over to law enforcement personnel any content upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise made available on this Site/app that we deem may be in violation of these terms or any applicable law.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, Yoursphere is not required to host, index, or display any User Content uploaded or otherwise provided to Yoursphere, and may remove or refuse to host, index or display any User Content. Yoursphere is not responsible for any loss, theft, intellectual property infringement or damages of any kind related to the User Content.

    You acknowledge, consent and agree that Yoursphere may access, preserve and disclose your account information and User Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: ( a ) comply with law, request or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law); ( b ) enforce the Terms of Use; ( c ) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; ( d ) respond to your requests for customer service; or ( e ) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Yoursphere, its users and the public. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, Yoursphere reserves the right, but has no obligation, to disclose any information to authorities that you submit, if in its sole opinion suspects or has reason to suspect, that the information involves a party who may be a victim of abuse in any form. By using this site/app, you hereby acknowledge and agree that Yoursphere is permitted to make such disclosures.
    By using this site/app, you agree to allow Yoursphere the right to use the information from you and your experiences through the Site/app to monitor, track and research ways to improving Yoursphere's services and community.

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    Disclaimer Regarding Third Party Games, Applications or services

    YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY THIRD PARTY GAME, APPLICATION OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE ACCESED VIA THE SITE/APP, IS BEING PROVIDED TO YOU BY A THIRD PARTY PROVIDER AND NOT BY YOURSPHERE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY GAME, APPLICATION OR SERVICE MAY ALSO BE GOVERNED BY SUCH THIRD PARTY GAME, APPLICATION OR SERVICE PROVIDER'S TERMS OF USE, LICENSE AGREEMENT, PRIVACY POLICY, OR OTHER SUCH AGREEMENT. YOURSPHERE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY GAMES, APPLICATIONS OR SERVICES OR YOUR USE THEREOF.

    Claims of Copyright Infringement

    Yoursphere respects the intellectual property rights of others. In particular, if you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
    i. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    ii. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site/app are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site/app;
    iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
    iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
    v. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    vi. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

    Yoursphere's designated copyright agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Yoursphere Media, Inc., 231 G Street, Suite 25, Davis, CA 95616, email: copyright@Yoursphere.com, telephone: 888-905-9898, fax: 530-747-2444. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the copyright agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Yoursphere's customer service through CustomerService@Yoursphere.com.

    No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

    As a condition of your use of this Site/app, you agree that you will not use the Site/app for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use. You may not use this Site/app in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of Yoursphere's servers, or the network(s) connected to any of Yoursphere's servers, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site/app. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site/app, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any of Yoursphere's servers or the Site/app, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site/app.

    Contests, Yoursphere Rewards, and Other Activities

    Yoursphere provides rules of participation ("Rules of Participation") for certain activities on this Site/app including, without limitation, contests and rewards by Yoursphere, and/or in conjunction with third parties. This Agreement is incorporated by reference to the specific Rules of Participation, which appear in connection with information about a particular activity. To the extent that any conflict exists between this Agreement and specific Rules of Participation, the Rules of Participation for the specific activity in which you choose to participate shall govern.

    Assignment

    These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Yoursphere without restriction.

    Warranty Disclaimer

    YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE/APP SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOURSPHERE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE/APP AND YOUR USE THEREOF. YOURSPHERE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE/APP'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITE/APPS LINKED TO THIS SITE/APP AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE/APP, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE/APP, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE/APP BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE YOURSPHERE SITE/APP. YOURSPHERE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE YOURSPHERE SITE/APP OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE/APP OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND YOURSPHERE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

    Limitation of Liability

    IN NO EVENT SHALL YOURSPHERE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE/APP, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE/APP, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE/APP BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE YOURSPHERE SITE/APP, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
    YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOURSPHERE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

    SITE/APP

    The Site/app is controlled and offered by Yoursphere from its facilities in the United States of America. Yoursphere makes no representations that the Site/app is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Site/app from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

    Indemnity

    You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site/app in violation of these Terms of Use and/or your breach of these Terms of Use, any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

    Advertisers or Sponsors

    Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or sponsors found on or through the Site/app, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or sponsor. You agree that Yoursphere shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or sponsors on the Site/app.

    Third Party Hyperlinks

    The appearance of and your use of any external hyperlinks generated by third parties does not constitute endorsement by Yoursphere, its subsidiaries and affiliates of the opinions or views expressed by these third party Web site/apps and Yoursphere does not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness, or quality of the content contained at these site/apps. Furthermore, Yoursphere is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by, or advertised at such site/apps. As such, neither Yoursphere nor its subsidiaries and affiliates will be responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information contained in these site/apps. Finally, Yoursphere will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the dissemination, exhibition, distribution, or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party hyperlinked site/apps.

    Modifications to Site/app

    Yoursphere reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site/app (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Yoursphere shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

    Termination

    Yoursphere reserves the right to terminate or suspend your account and delete all content associated with your account at any time, and without notice, if we deem that you have violated the terms of this Agreement, or for any other reason Yoursphere assumes no liability for any information removed from the Site/app, termination and/or suspension of accounts for violating these terms and conditions.

    You may also terminate your account at any time. This termination is effective immediately. After termination, you will not be given back any of your User Submissions, nor will you be given access to such User Submissions.

    We reserve the right to permanently restrict access to our products and services to Members who have had their accounts cancelled or suspended.

    General

    You agree that: (i) the Site/app shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Site/app shall be deemed a passive website/app that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Yoursphere, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Yoursphere that arises in whole or in part from the Site/app shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Sacramento County, California. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by Yoursphere on the Site/app, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Yoursphere concerning the Site/app. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Yoursphere's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Yoursphere reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of the Site/app following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site/app or related services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

    Thank you for your use of our Site/app and please contact us with any questions.
    Last updated: October 1,2015

    Yoursphere Privacy Policy

    Effective date: October 22, 2015

    At Yoursphere we take great care and precaution to protect the privacy of members and guests of our website/app. To that end, we have designed this Privacy Policy to address your questions and concerns about our privacy policies and principals.

    This privacy policy ("Policy") is applicable to the Yoursphere website/app located at http://yoursphere.com (the "site/app") and all associated products and services available on the site/app (the "Yoursphere Services"). This Policy summarizes Yoursphere's data collection policies and practices on the site/app. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Yoursphere does not own or control, or to people that Yoursphere does not employ or manage.

    As used in this Policy, "Yoursphere" refers to Yoursphere Media, Inc., a Delaware corporation, owner and operator of the site/app, and any of its subsidiaries and affiliates.

    What Information We Collect/How We Use It

    We store and use the information you give us in accordance with the terms of this Policy. Personal information including your first and last name, mailing address, zip code, birth date, email address, username, and password may be collected via the site/app
    When you sign up for additional Yoursphere Services on the site/app, such as entry into special contests or online games, additional personal information may be collected. We use this additional data, such as your hobbies, sports, music, entertainment, academics and other personal interests, to personalize your Yoursphere experience. By obtaining and using this information, we can provide you with the most timely, relevant and individualized service according to your preferences and interests.

    When you sign up with Yoursphere and as you use the Yoursphere Services, we also record your decision to: (1) receive email updates from Yoursphere; and (2) have a third-party sponsor contact you to provide information regarding their product or services.
    In some instances we may include certain links in our emails that will allow us to monitor whether you access specific content or advertisements contained in that email. When you click on one of these links, we will record that click and certain activities on the web page associated with that link. We use this information to conduct internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior related to our email advertisements and content, and to better understand and serve you.

    We use log files to track system activity and maintain our systems. Log data includes IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number and nature of clicks through our site/app. We use this information to analyze usage patterns, observe trends, administer the site/app, track user movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Information gathered from log files is for Yoursphere's internal use only and will not be shared with any third parties, except law enforcement, as necessary. For non-member visitors to the site/app, log files are not linked to personally identifiable information.

    We may use your submitted email address to compare our member list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending identical messages to our members.
    We may use information collected on the site/app in the following ways:

  • to provide you with personalized information via electronic delivery and/or direct mail;
  • to send you information about upcoming contests, reward opportunities or promotions;
  • to inform you via electronic delivery and/or direct mail about different "Spheres" that you may be interested in joining based on the information you provide us regarding your interests;
  • to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Use;
  • to send you targeted advertising via electronic delivery and/or direct mail;
  • to contact you for feedback and surveys via electronic delivery and/or direct mail;
  • to send you general and administrative information about your Yoursphere membership via electronic delivery and/or direct mail;
  • compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties;
  • to provide your contact information to Yoursphere marketing partners whose offer(s) you have selected to receive in order for them to send you special offers via electronic delivery, telemarketing and direct mail; and
  • to monitor, track and research ways to improve Yoursphere's services and enhance the safety of the Yoursphere community.
  • Online Games and Applications from Third Parties

    Yoursphere may make available third party games and applications through its site/app. The information collected by Yoursphere when you enable a game or other application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the game or application provider is governed by their privacy policies.

    Our Disclosure of Your Information

    We may disclose your personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that your posting and/or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety.

    We may also share your personal information with:

  • Charitable foundations and organizations for the purpose of facilitating our scholarship and charitable donation programs.
  • Service providers under contract that provide us with authentication and registration services (for example, registration, payment processing, and authentication).
  • Service providers under contract who help with our business operations (such as marketing, online games, contests, micropayments, investigation of unlawful activities, and affiliate and rewards programs).
  • Other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service).
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials relating to alleged illegal activity. In such events, we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, user name history, IP address, complaints, postings and other content. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.
  • Other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity. (Should such a combination occur, we will require that the new combined entity follow this Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information will be used contrary to this Policy, you will receive prior notice.)
  • Should you post personal information on Yoursphere bulletin boards, online games, in chat sessions or as part of your Yoursphere profile or avatar, including, for example, your name, email address, phone number, school, hobbies and interests, or photographs, this information will be viewable by other members of the Yoursphere community. You should always take precaution in disclosing information that is personally identifiable.

    Agents

    We may employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include processing micropayments, sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing analysis. These agents may have access to member personal information as needed to perform their functions for Yoursphere, but we do not permit them to use it for other purposes.

    Cookies

    We use cookies to, among other things, save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the site/app and to deliver personalized content. Many web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You may change your browser settings to either reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Please note, however, that rejecting cookies while visiting the site/app may result in certain parts of the site/app not operating correctly or as efficiently as if they were allowed. For example, if you are a Yoursphere member, you may need to enter your username and password each time you visit the site/app.

    We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.

    Third-Party Ad Servers

    Yoursphere may include a file, called a web beacon, from ad networks, if there are any, within pages served by Yoursphere to assist with auditing, research and reporting for advertisers.
    Because your web browser must request any advertisements and web beacons from the ad network's servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site/app. If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, currently you must visit each ad network's web site/app individually and opt out (if they offer this capability). Please contact us if you would like additional information regarding the specific third-party ad networks that may be used on the Site/app.

    Security

    Yoursphere takes every reasonable precaution to protect our users' information. When you submit sensitive information via our service, your information is protected both online and off-line. We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. However, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Yoursphere will not be intercepted by others and that information stored on our servers will be free from unauthorized access. While we have taken reasonable precautions to protect this information, you should always use discretion in what information you send to us and not expect that such information will be absolutely free from intrusion. In particular, you should be aware that information you may post on Yoursphere bulletin boards, chat sessions, online games, or as part of your Yoursphere profile or avatar, will be viewable by other Yoursphere Members. If you have any questions about the security of our service, please contact us.

    Reports

    We periodically prepare analyses and reports reflecting visitor and member use of the site/app and Yoursphere Services for our internal use as well as for a limited number of our business partners. These reports include aggregate (non-personal) information about Yoursphere members, and in certain instances, visitors to the site/app. The information in these reports will not identify you individually. Our business partners who have access to these reports will not be able to contact you from the information contained in the reports.

    Rewards Program; Sweepstakes and Contests

    As part of Yoursphere Services, we may offer "Credits" in connection with a rewards program that rewards members' active participation in Yoursphere Services, including postings of video and other content. As such, we will track members' postings and other Yoursphere activities as part of the rewards program. We may also conduct sweepstakes and contests on the site/app in which we may ask you for additional information. We use and treat this information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

    Links

    You should be aware that when you are on the site/app or when you receive emails sent as part of Yoursphere Services, you could be directed to other site/apps beyond our control. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors and partners that may use the site/app's logo. These other website/apps may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. If you visit a site/app that is linked from our site/app or a Yoursphere email, you should consult that site/app's privacy policy before providing any personal information.

    Access and Control of Personal Information

    If you are a registered user of our Yoursphere Services, you may view, correct, and delete your personal information, or remove your profile from view by others on the site/app, simply by logging into your account and editing your profile, or by contacting our customer support. To have all of your personally identifiable information removed from view by others on the site/app, send an e-mail request to CustomerService@Yoursphere.com. All user information, included that which is deleted, will be maintained in Yoursphere's database solely for its internal use in ensuring the safety of the Yoursphere community and for disclosure to law enforcement, if necessary. Generally, you should be careful when making any personal information available to the public.

    California Privacy Rights

    Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to CustomerService@Yoursphere.com or mail us at the below address. Please note that Yoursphere does not intend to allow third parties to direct market to our Members.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at:
    Yoursphere Media, Inc.
    231 G Street, Suite 25
    Davis, CA 95616

    CustomerService@Yoursphere.com
    Privacy@Yoursphere.com
    You may also telephone us at 1-888-905-9898
    Last modified: December 18, 2015