Privacy and using a Handle
By establishing the Handle system of electronic communication we have set out to protect your privacy. Specifically underlying e-mail accounts,
telephone numbers and any postal addresses you may choose to add to your profile. The principle of using an alias or nickname (your Handle)
provides you with a degree of anonymity that allows you to control where your e-mail or telephone calls are routed and not be limited or tied
to specific e-mail addresses or telephone numbers in the future.
E-mail addresses are often used as a primary key to link your purchasing / browsing practices or personal interests allowing retailers / content
providers to more accurately position products for you to purchase.
Instead of changing your work / home e-mail address you can simply register a Handle and effectively reset your browsing history and protect
your privacy more effectively in the future.
We have set out our Global Privacy Standard (GPS) which we believe all ethical retailers, newsletters and content providers should be willing
to recognize. By doing so they are indicating that they respect your personal freedoms and right to “Opt Out” of the more intrusive
tracking and data sharing practices.
Global Privacy Standard (GPS)
We undertake to:
- Not share any of the information you supply with any third party. By this we mean your e-mail addresses, personal information or any other
information you may use on your profile now or in the future.
- Not to contact you with any unsolicited communication.
- Request all major retailers, newsletter and content providers recognize that by using a Handle you are asking for them to respect your
wishes and apply these rules when dealing with your account.
It is our determination to provide you with a secure and flexible communications method that can adapt to your future requirements. In doing
so you can maintain contact with everyone you wish without having ever to publish changes in your personal details.
The Information We Process
When you visit myhandle.com (MH) you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is
securely stored by us (using SSL) and web site use information collected by us as you interact with our service. When you register with MH,
you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your e-mail address, your telephone number, your address and any other
personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter MH, we view your browser type and IP address. This information is
required in order to optimize the performance of the our system and does not compromise your personal privacy. In addition, we store certain
information from your browser using "cookies". A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user.
We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a
persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to MH. You can remove
or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use MH, you may set up your
personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups and transmit information through various channels.
When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior
version of that information. You post User Content (as defined in the MH terms and conditions) on the site at your own risk. Although we allow
you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot
control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information.
Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee
that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy
settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain
viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
Any improper collection or misuse of information
provided on MH is a violation of the MH Terms of Service and should be reported through the link on our contact page.
If you choose to use our
invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's e-mail
address. We will send your friend an e-mail in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them.
MH stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to
see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us through the form on our contact
page to request that we remove this information from our database.
By using MH, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in Jersey.
Children Under Age 13
MH does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register.
If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for MH or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address,
telephone number, or e-mail address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on MH. In the event that we learn
that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 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 a child under 13, please contact
us through the form on our privacy help page.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone
over the Internet.
Use of Information Obtained by MH
When you register with MH, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, e-mail and photo are
displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on MH.
Profile information is used by MH solely to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others
permitted to view that information by your privacy settings.
Profile information you submit to MH will be available to users of MH who belong to at least one of the networks you
allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g., friends, work or public groups). Your name, Handle and profile picture
thumbnail will be available in search results across the MH network if you have made this information visible to the user directory. This is
primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access
your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, work, member of your networks, etc.) that allows such access based on
your privacy settings. Additionally, people will not even see your name in any search if you have not selected the “List in Directory” option.
MH may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends
you a new message you may receive an e-mail alerting you to that fact.
MH is about protecting your privacy whilst enabling the sharing of information with friends and people in your MH networks while providing you with
privacy settings that restrict other users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and
networks through MH. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information.
We do not provide contact information to third party marketers. We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such
as court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request
by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe
it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the MH
service or using the MH name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or
government agencies. If the ownership of all or substantially all of the MH business, or individual business units owned by MH limited, were to
change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information,
When you use MH, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information
and photos, other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information
is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or photos, this information may become
MH may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to
be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on MH is readily available through the profile editing tools. MH users may modify or delete any of
their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate
their MH account may do so by requesting this from users@myHandle.com. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of
time but will not be generally available to members of MH. Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information
with other individuals on MH, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another MH user) you generally cannot remove such communications.
MH takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall.
Because e-mail and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by e-mail
or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of MH Web Site, please contact us through the form on our privacy help page.
Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of
their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date.
If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer
to all information that we have about you and your account.
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