3. Collection and Use of Information:
Registration: At the time a User registers for an account, Tweli requires that the User provide certain information, including a user name, email address and password. Users may optionally choose to provide their full name and other personal information (such as location, interests or “about” information) to be publicly displayed in connection with their account. However, Tweli strongly advises its Users to seriously consider the implications of displaying any Personal Information as part of their account.
Registration for Affiliates Sites: As part of the Service Tweli may collect and retain registration information, payment information or other data submitted by a User, and may deliver said information to the Affiliates designated by a User for such purpose. This type of data delivery enables Tweli’s Service to automatically connect and interact with such identified Affiliate or to support the processing of any purchase or sale transactions made through the Service. To the extent that Tweli intends to share such information with Affiliates for any other purpose, in any way different that described herein, such information and shared use will be specifically described at such time.
Information Collected Automatically: As part of the Service Tweli may continually and automatically collect usage data for statistical measuring and other purposes. This type of data enables Tweli to determine, among other things, how often Users access specific parts of the Service in order to allow Tweli to revise, improve and develop said services. As part of this improvement function, Tweli may provide aggregate information to its Affiliates. However, unless as otherwise specified herein, Tweli will not disclose aggregate information to an Affiliate in a manner that would allow for a User to be personally identified.
Promotions: From time to time Tweli may present special offers, contests, sweepstakes or other promotions. In order to enter into said promotions, a User may need to provide additional personal information such as a physical mailing address that will be used to deliver prizes. To the extent that Tweli intends to share such information with any third party involved in the promotion, such information and shared use will be specifically described as part of the terms of any offer, contest, sweepstakes or promotion. This third party will be prohibited from using the personal information for any other purpose. Surveys and Feedback: Tweli is committed to providing the best experience for its Users. Therefore, Tweli may request information or feedback from Users as part of surveys or other feedback requests as part of its continuing work to make the Service the best it can be. Tweli may employ Users’ non-personally identifiable information to improve the look, functionality and content of the Service or to personalize User experience, products, programs and service offers.
User Generated Content: Tweli encourages Users to submit their video, audio, content, ideas or other materials, in compliance with the Terms of Service and Copyright Policy for the Service. That being said, Tweli retains full control and determination of whether and how such submissions are used. To the extent that a User submits any content, ideas or other materials as part of the Service, the User acknowledges and agrees that Tweli may share such submission with other Users.
Emails or Contacts from You: If a User contacts Tweli by email, Tweli will use the personally identifiable email address information only to respond to the specific inquiry. Additionally, as part of the Service, Users may receive emails and other communications relating to their submissions to Tweli. All Users acknowledge and agree that by posting any User submissions, Tweli may send a response email and other communication that it determines in its sole discretion relates to said User.
Communications from Us: Tweli may send its Users, or deliver to its Users on behalf of its Affiliates or other Users, special announcements and correspondence, including newsletters, news and events, virtual greetings, promotional offers, emails, text messages and other messages. The messages may contain registration information, additional Service features or other Tweli information. Additionally, Tweli will notify its Users if any other User comments or otherwise interacts with their account information. As discussed herein, at any time the User may exercise its right to opt-out of the collection of information for these purposes. If a User no longer wishes to receive communications from Tweli, it may opt-out by following the instructions included in each communication or by accessing the Settings section of their User account.
Community: As Tweli is both a marketplace and a community, it offers Users the ability to connect and communicate in a variety of public or semi-public spaces. Users should employ common sense and good judgment when deciding what to post in these community spaces, including such things as Personal Information. Be aware that any Personal Information you submit on public spaces or to other Users may be accessible to be read or used by any other User for any purpose. Users may also use the Service to direct messaging communications to other Users, for example to discuss a purchase or sale transaction. Users are fully responsible for any Personal Information a User chooses to post through the Tweli Service, including via the Tweli messaging feature.
Log Data: When you visit the Service, whether as a registered User or a non-registered User just browsing, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as the browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Service, pages of our Service that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Service, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Service and the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor our Service to our visitors’ needs.
4. Personal Information Shared:
Purchase and Sale Information: Tweli’s Service is designed to promote the purchase and sale of products between Users and allow for the sharing of information between its Users for such purposes. This includes User information provided directly to Tweli, as well as information that Users broadcast to other Users or to third parties or Affiliates using the Service, including feedback, ratings, profile information, items listed for sale, sold item listings, and comments in community spaces. Submitted User information will be available to other Users of the Service in accordance with the selected privacy settings. User names and public profiles will be generally searchable across the Service and may be available to third party search engines.
Sale of Business or Assets: In some cases, Tweli may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, User information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. In the event that all or substantially all of Tweli’s assets are sold, given, or otherwise transferred to another entity, all User information collected as part of access to and use of the Tweli Service would likely be transferred to that entity as well. By accessing the Service Users acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Tweli may continue to use its information as set forth in this policy. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on www.tweli.com of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Tweli has attempted to incorporate reasonably appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures into its business and online systems to protect and prevent unauthorized use of the information it collects on its Users. Such methods include use of password-protection procedures, Affiliates’ authentication procedures and other commercially reasonable security measures. While Tweli exercises reasonable care and due diligence in providing a secure conduit of information between a User’s computer or other device and our servers, Tweli cannot and does not guarantee the security of materials or information transmitted to us or other Users over the Internet or wirelessly. Therefore, while Tweli will attempt to protect the transmission of any information using methods that comply with the industry standards, we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure of same.
6. Financial Information:
For full access to all of the features of the Service, or to engage in purchase or sale transactions, Tweli or its Affiliates may require verification of age and/or that proper permission for the transaction has be obtained. Depending on which services Users make use of, Tweli may require additional information, such as a seller’s or purchaser’s name, billing information (including billing address, shipping address, phone number, and credit card information), a physical mailing address, and/or payment information. Specifically, Users selling items through the Service must choose one, or more, third party payment provider(s) (for example, PayPal and Authorize.Net), to process any payments for purchases. Likewise if a User makes any purchases through the Service, Tweli shall pass the required payment information to the respective seller and/or third party payment providers. Tweli may require additional information from its sellers such as business name and location, tax ID, bank or payment processor account information.
7. Contact Us:
If you need further assistance, please send an e-mail with your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Access to Personal Information:
If your Personal Information changes, or if you no longer desire access to or use www.tweli.com or the Service, you may correct, update, or request deletion by making the change within your account.
Revision Date: September 13, 2012