SoulGeek.com Privacy Policy


PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

The SoulGeek Network was founded on the principal concept of being “Created by Fans, For Fans.” We are not a subdivision of some larger dating service, but fans just like you, out to create a true Geek Dating experience and online community for die-hard fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy & Animation. As such, we take your privacy seriously.

 

 

REGISTRATION

 

In order to use this website, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information. The primary use of your e-mail address is to facilitate the AutoScan portion of our service (dating members only). Otherwise, your name, street address and e-mail address is used to contact you about the services on our site(s), as well as the delivery of site related gifts and merchandise.

 

The SoulGeek Network is the sole owner of the information collected on SoulGeek.Com. The SoulGeek Network collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP ORDERS

 

If you purchase a Membership and/or products from the SoulGeek.Com “Dealer’s Room”, The Soul Geek Network will request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number & expiration date).

 

The Soul Geek Network will use this information for billing purposes and to fill your order(s). If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.

 

 

USES OF INFORMATION

 

There are up to three categories of information that will be collected from you, based on our two tiers of Membership and Dealer’s Room purchases.

 

Category One – Personally Identifiable Contact Information: Including, but not limited to, first name, last name, home address, e-mail address.

 

Category Two – Non-Identifiable Demographic Information: Including, but not limited to, zip code, gender, age, birth date, dating status, marital status, type of occupation.

 

Category Three – Personally Identifiable Financial Information: Including, but not limited to, Credit card number and expiration date.

 

While much of the Non-Identifiable Demographic information will be used by you to create a public profile, the Personally Identifiable Contact and Financial information will be kept exclusively for our records as part of the standard operation of this site, and shall in no way be made available for public view on the site, and/or shared or sold to third parties.

 

YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED AGAINST disclosing any personally identifiable, private and/or other sensitive, information in public areas of the site such as the Profiles, Blogs, Chat, Forums, Image Galleries and Fan-Fic, as The Soul Geek Network has NO WAY WHATSOEVER to keep such personally identifiable information posted on public areas from being collected and exploited by others, including the sending of unsolicited communications, spam, etc... IN SUCH AN EVENT, THE SOUL GEEK NETWORK IS NOT IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH ILL-ADVISED POSTINGS.

 

SoulGeek.Com is an “Adults Only” website that requires you to warrant that you are at least 18 years of age or older to become a member of this or any site of The Soul Geek Network. As such, The Soul Geek Network will not knowingly collect or use any information from minors under the age of 18.

 

 

SPECIAL OFFERS AND UPDATES

 

The Soul Geek Network may occasionally send you information on products, services, convention news, special deals and promotions. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.

 

 

SERVICE-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The Soul Geek Network will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.

 

You may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to cancel your membership.

 

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

Based upon accurately provided contact information to The Soul Geek Network, we will send you a welcoming e-mail to verify your username and temporary password. The Soul Geek Network will also communicate with you via e-mail in response to your inquiries, and to manage your account.

 

Any such activities are strictly forbidden and will be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of this or any site of The Soul Geek Network is done so with the exclusive permission of The Soul Geek Network and may be revoked at any time for any reason.

 

 

AGENTS

 

The Soul Geek Network uses the USPS to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. Neither retain, share, store nor use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.

 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

We use other third parties to provide the functionality of both the Chatrooms and Forums on our site. As part of your membership, we will share your username as necessary for the third parties to provide those services.

 

These third parties are strictly prohibited from collecting or using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

 

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site CHOICE/OPT-OUT For All Members: If you no longer wish to receive either Convention News bulletins, AutoScan emails, special offers on SoulGeek.Com products, special deals and promotions, simply click the “Update My email notifications” link on the Bridge and update the settings any way you wish.

 

 

THE SOULGEEK AUTOSCAN

 

The primary function of SoulGeek.Com is as an online dating service. The primary method of this service involves the combination of member profile searches and receiving weekly e-mailed SoulGeek AutoScan results based on your own profile. As such the receiving of SoulGeek AutoScan e-mails is automatic upon the approval of your dating profile.

 

 

THE SOULGEEK AUTOSCAN OPT-OUT/OPT-IN

 

Even though the AutoScan is an automatic part of the SoulGeek service you may opt-out and/or opt-in as often as you wish by changing the email notifications settings in your account. Alternately, members may also Opt-Out by simply replying to any AutoScan with "Opt-Out" in the subject line.

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

 

This Web site may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by The Soul Geek Network. Please be aware that we, The Soul Geek Network, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

 

We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by the sites of The Soul Geek Network.

 

 

FORUMS/CHAT ROOMS/BLOGS/FAN-FIC

 

If you use and/or participate in any of the SoulGeek.Com Community Areas (Forums, Chat Rooms, Blogs, Fan-Fic), you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit in these areas can be read, collected, or used by other users of the Community areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these public areas. As well, The Soul Geek Network reserves the right to terminate the accounts of members who use these community areas in violation of our Terms of Service Agreement, including, but not limited to the posting of personally identifiable information of another person or persons in such a way as to constitute an invasion of privacy.

 

 

ACCESS TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

 

You may change your personally identifiable information at any time including your address, password, profile, billing information, profile photos, and e-mail address via The Account Portal located in the upper portion of The Bridge.

 

If you wish to cancel your membership, you may contact us via our Contact Us page to request a complete deletion of your profile and all connected information.

 

 

SECURITY

 

The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL) provided by GeoTrust, Inc.

 

 

 

The Soul Geek Network uses GeoTrust, Inc. to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

If you have any questions about security on this or any websites of The Soul Geek Network, you can send us an e-mail via our Contact Us page.

 

 

LOG FILES

 

As is true of most Web sites, SoulGeek.Com gathers certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

 

The Soul Geek Network uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the sites of The Soul Geek Network, to track users’ movements around the sites and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

 

 

COOKIES

 

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. The Soul Geek Network uses cookies on this site.

 

We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our sites. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s “help” file.

 

We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don’t have to enter it more than once. If you reject cookies, you may still use our sites, but your ability to use some areas of our sites, will be limited.

 

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by SoulGeek.Com and The Soul Geek Network, and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. (See the “Links to Other Sites” section).

 

 

BUSINESS TRANSITIONS

 

In the event that The Soul Geek Network goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via e-mail along with a prominent notice on the sites of The Soul Geek Network for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.

 

 

CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

If The Soul Geek Network should decide to change this privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it .

 

The Soul Geek Network reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by e-mail.

 

 

CONTACT US

 

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by e-mail via our Contact Us page and or by postal mail to our street address also located on our Contact Us page.