1. Information We Receive
Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for THEOFFICEPOOL.COM you provide us with your name, email, gender, and birth date. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to connect with your teammates. You will also be able to add a picture of yourself. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you. Once you register you can provide other information about yourself by connecting with, for example, your current city, hometown, family, relationships, networks, activities, interests, and places. You can also provide personal information about yourself, such as your political and religious views.
Content. One of the primary reasons people use THEOFFICEPOOL.COM is to share content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone’s Locker, write a note, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.
Transactional Information. We may retain the details of transactions or payments you make on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. If you do not want us to store your payment source account number, you can remove it using your payments page.
Information we collect when you interact with THEOFFICEPOOL.COM:
Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, such as adding connections (including joining a team or league or adding a teammate), creating a photo album, sending a gift, or attending an event. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a photo, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact that you shared it.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access THEOFFICEPOOL.COM from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
Cookie Information. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make THEOFFICEPOOL.COM easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, and to know when you are interacting with THEOFFICEPOOL.COM Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use THEOFFICEPOOL.COM.
Information from other websites. We may institute programs with advertising
partners and other websites in which they share information with us:
We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed
them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the
ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as “conversion
tracking,” helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve
the quality of the advertisements you see.
We may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.
If in any of these cases we receive data that we do not already have, we will “anonymize” it within 180 days, meaning we will stop associating the information with any particular user. If we institute these programs, we will only use the information in the ways we explain in the “How We Use Your Information” section below.
Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other THEOFFICEPOOL.COM users, such as when a teammate tags you in a photo, video, or place, provides teammate details, or indicates a relationship with you.
3. Sharing information on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM.
This section explains how your privacy settings work, and how your information is shared on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. You should always consider your privacy settingsbefore sharing information on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM.
Name and Player Picture. THEOFFICEPOOL.COM is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your name and profile picture do not have privacy settings. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your profile picture, you should delete it (or not add one). You can also control who can find you when searching on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM or on public search engines using the Applications and Websites privacy setting.
Contact Information. Your contact information settings control (available when customizing your privacy settings) who can contact you on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, and who can see your contact information such as your email and phone number(s). Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address, and you do not have to share your email address with anyone.
Personal Information. Your personal information settings control who can see your personal information, such as your religious and political views, if you choose to add them. We recommend that you share this information using the teammates of teammates setting.
Posts by Me. You can select a privacy setting for every post you make using the publisher on our site. Whether you are uploading a photo or posting a status update, you can control exactly who can see it at the time you create it. Whenever you share something look for the lock icon. Clicking on the lock will bring up a menu that lets you choose who will be able to see your post. If you decide not to select your setting at the time you post the content, your content will be shared consistent with your Posts by Me default privacy
(available when customizing your privacy settings).
Gender and Birth Date. In addition to name and email address, we require you to provide your gender and birth date during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.
Other. Here are some other things to remember:
Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on your
teammates’ home pages and other pages they visit.
If another user tags you in a photo or video or at a place, you can remove the tag. You can also limit who can see that you have been tagged on your profile from your privacy settings.
Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.
You understand that information might be reshared or copied by other users.
Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
When you post information on another user’s profile or comment on another user’s post, that information will be subject to the other user’s privacy settings.
If you use an external source to publish information to THEOFFICEPOOL.COM (such as a mobile application or a Connect site), you should check the privacy setting for that post, as it is set by that external source.
“Everyone” Information. Information set to “everyone” is publicly available information, just like your name, profile picture, and connections. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into THEOFFICEPOOL.COM), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, such as on public search engines and when you visit other sites on the internet. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM is set to “everyone.” You can review and change the default settings in your privacy settings. If you delete “everyone” content that you posted on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, we will remove it from your THEOFFICEPOOL.COM profile, but have no control over its use outside of THEOFFICEPOOL.COM.
We provide you with a number of tools to control how your information is shared when your teammate connects with an application or website. For example, you can use your Application and Websites privacy setting to limit some of the information your teammates can make available to applications and websites. You can block all platform applications and websites completely or block particular applications or websites from accessing your information. You can use your privacy settingsto limit which teammates can access your information, or limit which of your information is available to “everyone.” You can also disconnect from a teammate if you are uncomfortable with how they are using your information.
Exporting Information. You (and those you make your information available to) may use tools like RSS feeds, mobile phone address book applications, or copy and paste functions, to capture, export (and in some cases, import) information from THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, including your information and information about you. For example, if you share your phone number with your teammates, they may use third party applications to sync that information with the address book on their mobile phone.
Advertisements. Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You may opt-out of the placement of cookies by many of these advertisers here. You may also use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks. THEOFFICEPOOL.COM does not share personally identifiable information with advertisers unless we get your permission.
Links. When you click on links on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
5. How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. You may opt out of all communications except essential updates on your account notificationspage. We may include content you see on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM in the emails we send to you.
To supplement your profile. We may use information about you that we collect from other THEOFFICEPOOL.COM users to supplement your profile (such as when you are tagged in a photo or mentioned in a status update). In such cases we generally give you the ability to remove the content (such as allowing you to remove a photo tag of you) or limit its visibility on your profile.
To make suggestions. We use your profile information, the addresses you import through our contact importers, and other relevant information, to help you connect with your teammates, including making suggestions to you and other users that you connect with on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. For example, if another user imports the same email address as you do, we may suggest that you connect with each other. If you want to limit your visibility in suggestions we make to other people, you can adjust your search visibility privacy setting, as you will only be visible in our suggestions to the extent you choose to be visible in public search listings. You may also block specific individual users from being suggested to you and you from being suggested to them.
To help your teammates find you. We allow other users to use contact information they have about you, such as your email address, to find you, including through contact importers and search. You can prevent other users from using your email address to find you using the search section of your privacy settings.
6. How We Share Information
THEOFFICEPOOL.COM is about sharing information with others — teammates and people in your communities — while providing you with privacy settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing some of your information. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:
When you make a payment. When you enter into transactions with others or make payments on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, we will share transaction information with only those third parties necessary to complete the transaction. We will require those third parties to agree to respect the privacy of your information.
When you invite a teammate to join. When you ask us to invite a teammate to join THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, we will send your teammate a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may also contain information about other users your teammate might know. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name. You can see who has accepted your invitations, send reminders, and delete your teammates’ email addresses on your invite history page. If your teammate does not want us to keep their information, we will also remove it at their request by using this help page.
When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with THEOFFICEPOOL.COM through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your consent.
To help your teammates find you. By default, we make certain information you have posted to your profile available in search results on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM to help your teammates find you. However, you can control who can see some of this information, as well as who can find you in searches, through your privacy settings. We also partner with email and instant messaging providers to help their users identify which of their contacts are THEOFFICEPOOL.COM users, so that we can promote THEOFFICEPOOL.COM to those users.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. We may allow them to access information set to the “everyone” setting (along with your name and profile picture) and your profile information that is visible to everyone. You can change the visibility of some of your profile information using the customize section of your privacy settings. You can also prevent search engines from indexing your profile using the Applications and Websites privacy setting.
To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of THEOFFICEPOOL.COM to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
7. How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your Privacy Settings or your Account Settings. You may change your settings at any time by going to your Privacy Settings or Account Settings page. Information will be updated immediately.
Delete uploaded contacts. If you use our contact importer to upload addresses, you can later delete the list on this help page. You can delete the email addresses of teammates you have invited to join THEOFFICEPOOL.COM on your invite history page.
Deactivating or deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you may deactivate it or delete it. When you deactivate an account, no user will be able to see it, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information (connections, photos, etc.) in case you later decide to reactivate your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so are asking us to maintain their information until they return to THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. You will still have the ability to reactivate your account and restore your profile in its entirety. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. You may deactivate your account on your account settingspage or delete your account on this help page.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. (For example, if you post something to another user’s profile and then you delete your account, that post may remain, but be attributed to an “Anonymous THEOFFICEPOOL.COM User.” Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your information, they may retain your information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies. But they will no longer be able to access the information through our Platform after you disconnect from them.
Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.
Non-user contact information. If a user provides your email address to us, and you are not a THEOFFICEPOOL.COM user but you want us to delete your address, you can do so on this help page. However, that request will only apply to addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that users provide to us later.
8. How We Protect Information
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help. For more detailed information about staying safe on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, visit the THEOFFICEPOOL.COM Security Page.
Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settingsor security measures on THEOFFICEPOOL.COM. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us on this help page.
9. Other Terms
Consent to Collection and Processing in the United States. By using THEOFFICEPOOL.COM, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.