The Personal Server Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII or Related Data from children under 13 years of age.
Personal Server collects your email address, first and last name, postal code, gender, and date of birth from you in order to register you as a Member ("Registration Data"). Personal Server cannot register you as a Member without this information. All other information you provide during the registration or that you post on the website is voluntary. Personal Server may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in Personal Server Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to Personal Server for review.
Personal Server collects other Related Data and non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Personal Server Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
Personal Server Members can change their Registration Data and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Personal Server communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the "Edit Profile" portion of their profile.
Personal Server determines the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of the Registration Data you provide and, as such, is considered the data controller of this information. Because the Member, not Personal Server, determines the purposes for which Profile Information is collected, used and disclosed, Personal Server is not the data controller of Profile Information that Members provide on their profile.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Personal Server Services.
NOTICE: Personal Server WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES.
Some of the advertisements that appear on Personal Server Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII information and Related Data about your visit to or use of Personal Server Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the Personal Server Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members' profiles or shared with other Users. However, Personal Server does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with Personal Server. Personal Server encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
Personal Server and certain copyright holders have signed an agreement pursuant to which copyright holders may utilize Personal Server's Rights Management Tools (collectively, the "Tool") to automatically block the upload of audio and audiovisual content for which the copyright holder has supplied content identifiers in the required format. In addition, from time to time, Personal Server may use the Tool to examine information (including Profile Information located on personal profiles) to detect the presence of content that matches content for which copyright holders have supplied content identifiers. If the Tool blocks the upload of such content, and/or otherwise removes content already uploaded to the Personal Server Website, the Member will receive a notice and may have an opportunity respond to the notice through a counter-notice. Copyright holders may have access to certain Related Data and Profile Information when they operate the Tool, but will not have access to any PII unless the Member expressly consents to providing PII to the copyright holder in the context of a counter-notice.
CHOICE: Personal Server WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII.
USE: Personal Server's USE OF PII
In order to locate other Personal Server Members that you may already know in the physical world, Personal Server allows Users to search for Members using Registration Data (i.e., full name or email address). Personal Server also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). Personal Server may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration Data as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under "Edit Profile." Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Personal Server, we may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Personal Server Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Personal Server, you can change your profile settings under "Account Settings," or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Personal Server employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII and Related Data. Personal Server may share your PII and Related Data with those who help us manage or provide our sevices' information activities (for example., message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide Personal Server with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
Personal Server may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. Personal Server also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in "Notice" above, Personal Server may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Personal Server Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Personal Server prohibits these companies from sharing your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with Personal Server's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Personal Server may access or disclose
PII, Related Data, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order
(i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Personal Server, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements);
(ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Personal Server Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances;
(iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Personal Server sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Personal Server may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. Personal Server is not responsible under any data protection laws for Member posted information.
SECURITY: Personal Server PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
Personal Server uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Personal Server uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
Whenever possible, Personal Server Members may review the Registration Data we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration Data, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Settings."
If you ask Personal Server to stop using your PII, Personal Server will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.
Mail: Personal Server GmbH & Co. KG, Binsenweg 5, D-42111 Wuppertal