Privacy Policy

Principles

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it; don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, to provide a service you have requested, or to protect our rights; don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

General Information

This privacy policy governs the use of the Soft Stimuli web site at http://www.softstimuli.com, and how is handled personal information — name, address, email address, or phone number.

Soft Stimuli collects personal information when you register/log-in to use services or to post content. Soft Stimuli receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you request in order to operate the service. Soft Stimuli uses Google Analytics to view aggregate statistics about the usage of the service.

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. They may be used for various purposes, including: diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP; tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived from your IP address; aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers; estimate the total number of users from specific geographical regions.

Cookies represent a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Soft Stimuli uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: access your information when you “sign in”; keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Soft Stimuli’s services; store credentials you may use to enable posting to other sites; estimate and report our total audience size and traffic; conduct research to improve content and services.

Soft Stimuli may let other companies (such as Google AdSense) that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. For further information, please go to AdSense’s privacy practices, including the ability to opt-out from any data collection, reporting and/or targeting activities associated with its services. Other entities’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to Soft Stimuli’s cookies. Please note that when you click on one of the embedded links, you are ‘clicking’ to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

Advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your browser. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be 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, please go here.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (in reviews, discussion/post areas, and within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other users when you share videos or send messages and other users can contact you through messages and comments. Any links that you submit may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send marketing messages unless you’ve opted in to receive such messages. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major changes, alerting you to messages from other members, or for customer service purposes).

We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Soft Stimuli site and to create new features, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. When you post a comment or message, share a video or engage in other public activities your alias that you are posting under is visible to other users. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. We do not rent or sell your personal information.

We will not share personal information about you with other people or other companies without your consent except to provide products or services you’ve requested and in the following circumstances: may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with subpoenas, warrants, court orders or legal process or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of terms of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law. No personally identifiable information will ever be used without your permission. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Editing and Deleting Account Information

You can change your account information at any time. We may send you certain communications relating to the service, such as service announcements and administrative messages, that are considered part of your account. You can delete your account at any time from your account page; however, please note that your identification and contact information may remain in Soft Stimuli’s records for some period. Your account information is password-protected.

Soft Stimuli uses commercially reasonable physical and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit, and you do so at your own risk. In case of a security system breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps and may post a notice if a security breach occurs.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions. For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.