Privacy Policy

Welcome to Sisterhood Of Secrets.  A community for women.  A safe place to share secrets.  Where we cultivate courage and compassion and show each other that we’re not alone.

Sisterhoodofsecrets.com has created this policy because your privacy matters to us.  We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our website or services or transacting business with us. By using our website, you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy was created to explain how we collect and share information and governs data collection and usage .  This policy applied to all of the services offered by SisterhoodOfSecrets.com. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Sisterhood Of Secrets include www.SisterhoodOfSecrets.com and SOS. The SOS website is a news and information community/blog site.  If you have any questions about this policy please feel free to contact us via email at submit@sisterhoodofsecrets.com.

Collection and use of your Personal Information

SOS may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, date of birth, email address. SOS may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age and gender. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.  We offer a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SOS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SOS website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SOS’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

Please be aware that if you sign into the SOS website using a third party website, e.g. Facebook, SOS will collect your username and general location information available via that website as part of the process. This information may be published with your public posting, and may be posted on other sites

SOS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from SOS so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SOS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the SOS website.

This privacy policy applies to web sites and services that are owned and operated by SOS.

 

Use of your Personal Information

SOS collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. SOS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SOS and its affiliates. SOS may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. SOS does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.  We only share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of SOS in the following circumstances:

We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any personally identifying information.

We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf, such as delivering newsletters. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of SOS, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

If SOS becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties and publish (including video) to the public your stories, along with the corresponding user name and location, in general and in connection with advertising campaigns. In order to submit your story for publication, you will be asked to either manually enter your username and location to be published alongside your story, or, you may log in with a social networking site and use the username and location available via that social networking site in connection with your post. The post, username and user location may be posted to the SOS Site and/or third party sites by way of embedded iFrame or embedded ad module.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, contact us at submit@sisterhoodofsecrets.com.

Our largest advertising partner (and the largest advertising partner across the Internet at large) is Google, and the following specifically applies to their network:  Google, as a third party advertising vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our sites, and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie simply by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Please contact us at submit@sisterhoodofsecrets.com for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

SOS may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. SOS may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SOS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

SOS may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SOS, in order to determine what SOS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SOS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

SOS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SOS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SOS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SOS, or the public.

 

Use of Cookies

The SOS website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SOS pages, or register with SOS site or services, a cookie helps SOS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SOS website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SOS features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SOS services or websites you visit.

 

Security of your Personal Information

SOS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

Children Under Thirteen

SOS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

 

Visiting Our Website From Outside the U.S.

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our website from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. Please be assured that we seek to take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those service providers with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

 

Disconnecting your SOS Account from Third Party Websites

You will be able to connect your SOS account to third party accounts. By connecting your SOS account to your third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites).  If you do not want information about you, including personally identifying information, to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.  You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to disconnect their accounts from the third-party websites by visiting the third-party website “Account” page.

 

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from SOS by contacting us here:

– Web page: www.sisterhoodofsecrets.com

– Email: submit@sisterhoodofsecrets.com with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.

 

Changes to this Statement

SOS will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SOS encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SOS is protecting your information.

 

Contact Information

SOS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that SOS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact SOS at the below or anytime via our website.

 

Sisterhood Of Secrets

2649 Townsgate Rd. #600a

Westlake Village, California 91361

 

Email Address: submit@sisterhoodofsecrets.com

Effective and updated as of May 15th, 2014