Privacy policy

WWW.TALKTOSHARE.COM IS A RESPONSIVE NETWORKING PLATFORM AND APPLICATION (“PLATFORM”, “WEB APPLICATION”, “APPLICATION”). ASSOCIATED DOMAINS INCLUDE XPERTCONNECTION.COM AND TALKTOLINK.COM. TALKTOSHARE, LLC, A PENNSYLVANIA, USA, COMPANY ("TTSL," "WE," "US," "OUR" OR “COMPANY) IS THE OWNER OF WWW.TALKTOSHARE.COM, XPERTCONNECTION.COM, TALKTOLINK.COM, AND LOLORU.COM. 

Company knows that you (“members”, “users”, "your") care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy. By visiting or using the Talktoshare.com Platform and domain name, associated domains (XpertConnection.com, TalkToLInk.com, Loloru.com), and any other linked pages, features, content, or any other services we offer from time to time by in connection therewith (collectively, the "Platform"), you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the ways outlined later in this document. Any capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meaning given to them in the Company’s Terms of Service.

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we gather when you are accessing or using our Platform. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. This policy also does not apply to information you choose to disclose publicly on the Platform (i.e., information which is viewable to other Platform members), which will not be considered Personal Information. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services (as that term is defined in our Terms of Service). If you are under 18 years of age, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to us or on the Services. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about an individual member under 18, please contact us at legal@talktoshare.com.

By registering with Talktoshare.com or associated domains, you agree:

1.    To comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, and
2.    That Talktoshare.com may process (i.e., collect, use, etc.) your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service. Personal Data may be processed by Talktoshare.com in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent.

We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our Platform. By using our Platform and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Please review this policy carefully and in its entirety. If you have questions about this policy, then please contact us at legal@talktoshare.com.  You may not use Talktoshare.com if you do not agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy; you understand that Talktoshare.com can change this privacy policy by posting changes to this Platform. Your ongoing use of Talktoshare.com indicates that you accept any changes to the Privacy Policy.

Reference to TalkToShare.com in any manner also includes reference to our associated domains, XpertConnection.com, TalkToLInk.com, and Loloru.com.

DEFINITIONS

Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to a visitor’s web browser accessing the website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Technically, they are identifiers we transfer to your computer through your browser that allow us to recognize your browser or mobile device and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people. An identifier is a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving passwords, lists of potential purchases and personal preferences regarding the use of the particular website, and ensuring that the user does not see the same advertisement repeatedly.

Encryption is the process of transforming information into unreadable text so that it is only legible to those possessing an encryption key. The process of making encrypted information readable again is referred to as decryption.

Pixel tags are small graphic images that are embedded in a web page or email for purposes of tracking activity on web pages or whether a user has opened or accessed an email. A pixel tag may be set to identify on what browser and computer it was viewed, whether that browser has cookies received from a server associated with the pixel tag, and whether the web page or email with the pixel tag was forwarded or copied.

Web browser is a software program that allows a user to access, retrieve and view information on the World Wide Web. Examples of browsers include Internet Explorer, FireFox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

COMMUNICATIONS VIA TALKTOSHARE.COM 

If you engage in a communication via Talktoshare.com related to the Communication Platform using TalkToShares’s instant messaging, webmail, voice, video or other communication products or services made available to you by TalkToShare, or if you engage in a pre- or post-interaction survey (“Survey”) related to any such communication, you may voluntarily provide, or otherwise be asked to provide, Personal Information such as your name, contact information, unique identification code assigned to you, and other information to facilitate service. By providing Personal Information and other information via TalkToShare’s communication products or services, you consent to TalkToShare collecting and processing such information for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal data is information that can be used to identify you as an individual. The information we gather from our members enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow them to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Platform. We collect, store, and use the following types of information from our members:

Personal information you provide to us

We receive and store any information you provide to us. The types of Personal Information collected may include:

(a)    Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this Platform including your use of TalkToShare’s Communication Platform (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, page browsing information, subject matter browsing information, Platform navigation, transactions, listings created, comments and reviews posted),
(b)    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and facilitating matching with other like-minded individuals (including your real name, user name, email address, answers to security questions, gender, age, occupation, State of residence, country, and other personal details).
(c)    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our Platform services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including email address) and any other information that you choose to send to us. In the event that you purchase paid services, other Personal Information such as name, address and credit card payment information will be collected in order to process payment.
(d)    Credentials you provide us to link your Talktoshare.com account with third-party services such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter. If you provide your third-party account credentials to us, you understand some content and/or information in those accounts ("Third Party Account Information") may be transmitted into your account with us if you authorize such transmissions, and that Third Party Account Information transmitted to our Platform is covered by this Privacy Policy. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features. We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you cannot be individually identified, and provide that information to our partners. TalkToShare is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party website.
(e)    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of Technical Support Requests. If you need technical support related to Talktoshare.com or TalkToShare’s Communications Platform, you may need to complete a form for the purposes of defining and clarifying your technical support request. When submitting a technical support request, you will be asked to provide Personal Information, including an email address and a description of the issue. We maintain copies of all technical support requests and other information submitted with or related to such requests.
(f)    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of participating in promotions that we may offer from time to time. If we do, and if you wish to participate, you may be required to provide Personal Information, such as contact information and other information. We maintain such information.
(g)    If are using using a mobile or other portable device to visit or access Talktoshare.com or TalkToShare’s Communication Platform, we may collect hardware information related to the device used. Your browser may be set to limit or prevent any of the browser information described above from being transmitted.
(h)    Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Personal information collected automatically

Whenever you interact with our Platform, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, "cookie" information, and the page you requested.

We may also use browser information, cookies and pixel tags to determine how you arrived at Talktoshare.com or TalkToShare’s Communication Platform, to determine whether you are a return visitor, to help us improve our product and service offerings, for quality assurance and training purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, to administer and optimize our services, to deliver marketing or other materials to you on behalf of third parties and for other lawful purposes.

We may also record the referring page that linked you to us; the page you visit after our site; the advertisements (if any) you see; the advertisements (if any) you click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Platform or a referral site; and other usage activity and data logged by our servers.   You may be able to change the preferences on your browser to prevent or limit your computer's acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of Talktoshare.com’s best features. Our future advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your computer, when you click on ads that appear on our site. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

When we collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Platform), we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data tells us how often users use parts of the Platform, so that we can make the Platform appealing to as many users as possible. We may also provide this aggregate information to our partners, so that they can understand how often people use their services and our Platform, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. We never disclose aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.

Email and other communications

When you register for the first time on Talktoshare.com, you will be automatically opted in to receive email notices, which may include notification if someone sends you a message or invites you to join a TalkToShare group, a new friend request, TalkToShare newsletters and announcements, notification of new activity on your account, and notices about public TalkToShare activity. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service. If you send an email using the service to an email address that is not registered in our community, we do not use that email address for any purpose other than to send your email. We do not rent or sell these email addresses, nor do we send them marketing messages. Other users may send webmails or Platform-based emails and messages to you via the Talktoshare.com service. TalkToShare does not review these messages before they are sent to you.

USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal information submitted to us via this Platform will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or in relevant parts of the Platform.

We may use your personal information to:

(a)    Administer the Platform;
(b)    Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Platform;
(c)    Enable your use of the services available on the Platform;
(d)    Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e)    Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f)    Send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology, and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications;
(g)    Provide third parties with statistical information about our users, but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(h)    Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Platform;
(i)    Keep the Platform secure and prevent fraud;
(j)    Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the Platform (including monitoring private messages sent through our Platform private messaging service).

Where you submit personal information for publication on our Platform, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us.

Your privacy settings and the publication of your information on the Platform is covered by our privacy policy.

We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information in personally identifiable form only as described below.

Advertisers

We may, in the future, allow advertisers and/or merchant partners ("Advertisers") to choose the demographic information of members who will see their advertisements and/or promotional offers and you agree that we may provide any of the information we have collected from you in non-personally identifiable form to an Advertiser, in order for that Advertiser to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements and/or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in Chicago to show you advertisements or offers for Chicago businesses, but we will not tell such businesses who you are. We may deliver a file to you through the Platform (known as a "web beacon") from an advertiser network. Web beacons allow advertiser networks to provide anonymous, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the advertiser 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.

Affiliated businesses and third-party websites we do not control

In certain situations, businesses or third-party websites we might be affiliated with may sell items or provide services to you through the Platform (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for you to choose to automatically transmit Third Party Account Information to your Platform profile or to automatically transmit information in your Platform profile to your third-party account. We have no control over the policies and practices of third-party websites as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to allow these automatic transmissions, please review all third-party websites' policies.

Agents

We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.

User profiles

User profile information, including without limitation your first name, initial of last name, and other information ("User Submissions") may be displayed to other users if you chosen to enter such information on your user profile. Again, any content (including without limitation images, captions, and comments) you voluntarily disclose for other users to view on the Platform is not Personal Information; it becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others, and may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels. Additionally, if you sign into the Platform through a third party social networking site or service, your list of "friends" from that site or service may be automatically imported to the Platform, and such "friends," if they are also registered users of the Platform, may be able to access certain non-public information you have entered in your Platform user profile. Again, we do not control the policies and practices of any other third party site or service.

Aggregate Information

We may aggregate information so that it is not Personal Information, and we may use and share such aggregated information for training and quality assurance purposes, for purposes of delivering our services, for purposes of expanding and improving our services and for other lawful purposes.

Communication about the Platform

As part of the Platform and Services, you may receive communications from us, whether by email or other means. We and our agents may send you email, contact you, or engage you in other communication that we or they determine relate to your use of the Platform.

Promotional offers

We may send offers to certain users on behalf of other businesses. However, when we do so, we do not give the other business your name and email address. If you do not wish to receive these offers, please send us an email at customercare@talktoshare.com.

Business transfers

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Also, if we (or substantially all of our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, Personal Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.

Protection of Company and others

We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States and India) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. 

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the Platform will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

With your consent

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.


SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. If you access your account via a third-party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-in protections via that third-party site or service. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-in mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the Platform).

We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. In the event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we will endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, we may do so by email. The Platform may contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site you should read that site's privacy policy.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.  However, our Platform and our services have security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our security measures include use of Encryption and Firewalls. We use standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption that encodes information for such transmissions. All Transcripts are maintained on secure servers. Access to stored data is protected by multi-layered security controls including firewalls, role-based access controls and passwords.

PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU CAN ACCESS

Through your user profile, you may access and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you've provided to us. This list may change as the Platform changes:

o    Username, password, and email address
o    User social network credentials (e.g., Facebook, Twitter)
o    Location 
o    Interests 
o    Other account and user profile information.

The information you can view, update, and delete through your user profile may change as the Platform changes. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at customercare@talktoshare.com.

CHOICES YOU HAVE

o    You can always opt not to disclose information, but keep in mind that some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our special features.
o    You may be able to add, update, or delete certain information as explained above. When you do so, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
o    You may close your account via the 'Cancel my subscription” link in Manage My Accounts. Please note that some information may remain in our private records after the closing of your account.
o    If you do not wish to receive email or other mail from us, please email us at customercare@talktoshare.com. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Policy, those legal notices will still govern your use of the Platform, and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Platform or sending you an email. You are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the Platform after such changes have been first posted.

YOUR RIGHTS

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)    The payment of a fee (currently US Dollars 25); and
(b)    The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will accept a  photocopy of your passport or driver’s license certified by an attorney or Notary Public plus an original copy of a utility bill and bank statement showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purpose, by sending an email to us. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

THIRD  PARTY  WEBSITES

The Platform may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. You may also sign up to receive information, news and other content from third parties whose services and/or products we believe may be of interest to you. You will be asked to provide Personal Information, such as contact details and other information, relevant to delivering such news and information. We maintain all such information.

 

SOCIAL APPLICATIONS

These services allow the web site to access the data on your profile in the social networks, and to interact through your post. These services are not activated automatically, but require your express authorization.

Facebook App - This is a service managed by Facebook Inc., a company that complies with the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework initiative, guaranteeing the handling of Personal Information. The service allows websites to obtain information about the User within Social Networks (for instance name and surname), as well as to interact with his/her/its account, for example by posting messages or other contents. This service becomes active only after the express consent of the user, by means of an appropriate authorization window. For further information on the use of Personal Information by Facebook Inc., please consult the following link: www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php. The personal data collected are: Various types of data.

Twitter App - Twitter App. is managed by Twitter, a company that complies with the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework initiative, guaranteeing the handling of Personal Information in compliance with European security standards. The service allows websites to obtain information about the User within Social Networks (for instance name and surname), as well as to interact with his/her/its account, for example by posting messages or other contents. This service becomes active only after the express consent of the User, by means of an appropriate authorization window.

LinkedIn App - This is a service managed by LinkedIn., a company that complies with the Safe Harbor Privacy Policy Framework initiative, guaranteeing the handling of Personal Information. The service allows websites to obtain information about the User within Social Networks (for instance name and surname), as well as to interact with his/her/its account, for example by posting messages or other contents. This service becomes active only after the express consent of the user, by means of an appropriate authorization window

Additionally, from time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will contact you before we use your data for these new purposes to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos you specifically grant Talktoshare.com a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Talktoshare.com (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).

You will not create more than one personal profile.

If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.

MOBILE

We may provide any mobile services for free, but please be aware that your carrier’s normal rates and fees, such as text messaging fees, will still apply. However, you will still be responsible for subscription payment for the plan that you purchase.

You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.

CHILD PROTECTION

Talktoshare.com complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and clearly specifies that members must be at least 18 years-old. If Talktoshare.com learns of a user who is younger than 18, then Talktoshare.com, at their sole discretion, can terminate that account.

CONSENT AND CHANGES

As indicated above, you must accept the terms of this privacy policy to use Talktoshare.com. You understand and agree that Talktoshare.com can change the privacy policy by posting changes to this Platform. Your ongoing use of Talktoshare.com indicates that you accept any changes to the Privacy Policy. 

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please feel free to contact us anytime at legal@talktoshare.com We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

 


Last modified: July 9, 2018