Last Updated January 1, 2020
Your Personal Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use AVA and we do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 18 years old.
Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information from our databases. We recommend that children between the ages of 0 and 18 obtain their parents’ permission before submitting information over the internet. By using AVA, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 18 years old and have your parents' permission to use AVA.
Collection and Use of Information
In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through AVA. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on AVA. For example, our registration and login process may require you to provide us with your name, mobile phone number, valid email address, and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of AVA, we will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and we may also request optional information to support your use of AVA, such as your year of birth, gender, and other demographic information.
We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of AVA, such as photos, comments, ratings, and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends from any social network you may have connected to in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, we may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through AVA in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections. When you order our products or services, you will need to submit your credit card or other payment information so that we can process your payment for those products and services. If you choose to sign up to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you, we will collect your email address and all related information. Additionally, we collect any information that you voluntarily enter, including Personal Information, into any postings, comments, or forums within the AVA community.
Personal Information from Other Sources
We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who we have partnered with (collectively, "Partners"), or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information we have collected about you.
Email and Email Addresses
If you send an email to us or fill out our "Feedback" form through AVA, we will collect your email address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through AVA or the social network from which you have connected to AVA (such as in an invitation or when sharing your content). Additionally, we use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other website with whom you have registered to receive such notifications. We may use this email address to contact you for things such as notifications of special programs and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.
Information Collected Via Technology
An "Internet protocol address," or "IP Address," is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access AVA to assist with ad targeting.
"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with AVA. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use our services offered through AVA, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of AVA may not work properly, and you will not be able to receive our services.
Use and Disclosure of Information
In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used by us to provide you access to AVA, to improve AVA, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of AVA, and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, our partners, or our advertisers at your request. Additionally, we do share your content preferences and other information with the social network from which you have connected to AVA, along with those companies and persons you have asked us to share your information with.
We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us or (b) to protect and defend our rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.
The Ability of Others to View Your Information
Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use publicly available sections of AVA, certain information you post or provide, such as your name, profile, comments, posts, and ratings, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of AVA, including without limitation, chat rooms, bulletin and message boards, along with other public forums. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through AVA, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the AVA community.
We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of AVA available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others in public forums online or otherwise. We also share the information you publish with other third parties.
Third Party Sites and Advertising
AVA may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This applies solely to information collected by us through AVA and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third parties from AVA, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their products, services, other websites, locations, or their content.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though we have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
Contact and Revisions
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org