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YouChoose knows that you 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 registering with YouChoose or by using the webpages available at www.YouChoose.net, and all linked pages (the "Site") and/or services provided by YouChoose (the Site and services are referred to collectively as the "Services"), you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers YouChoose's treatment of personal information that YouChoose gathers when you use the Services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that YouChoose does not own or control, or to individuals that YouChoose does not employ or manage.

What Personally Identifiable Information Does YouChoose Collect?

YouChoose's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content and services together with a friendly, customized and efficient experience. We only collect personal information that is relevant to providing the Services. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with the purpose for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. Because YouChoose derives its revenue mainly from advertising and fee-based services, collecting information is essential to keeping certain of our services free. It is also necessary to assure the relevancy of this advertising to you. YouChoose collects personally identifiable information when you provide it to us, such as when you register to use the Services, update your profile, or purchase fee-based Services. YouChoose may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to the information you have provided to us.

What Automatic Information Does YouChoose Collect?

Your Internet browser has a feature called "cookies" which are alphanumeric identifiers that store small amounts of data on your computer about your visit to our site. However, cookies tell us nothing about who you are unless you specifically give us personally identifiable information. You do not need to have cookies turned on to visit the YouChoose site and you may elect not to allow cookies to be collected by selecting certain options on your browser. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to take advantage of YouChoose's most attractive Services. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our website (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Visitor Activities

To track general traffic patterns, we may use electronic images known as single-pixel GIFs, transparent GIFs, or clear gifs. YouChoose also automatically receives and records information from our servers and from your browser including your IP address, the time, and information about the page you requested. YouChoose uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website. In order to determine which features users find most useful, we use tracking technologies in a variety of ways, including: keeping count of return visits to our website or our advertisers' or partners' websites and accumulating and reporting anonymous, aggregate (data collected in mass), statistical information on website and advertisement usage.

How Does YouChoose Share The Information?

Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone. We share your personal information only as described below.

Personally Identifiable Information

YouChoose will not sell your personally-identifiable information and information such as your email address, to anyone without your express permission. YouChoose controls all email delivery to assure your privacy.

Business Transfers

YouChoose is always seeking to improve the Services. In accomplishing this objective, we may buy or sell a company, or one or more of the companies in our corporate family may merge with or be acquired by another company. If YouChoose or substantially all of its business were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred in order that the service being provided to you may continue or for other business purposes.

Protection of YouChoose and Others

We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with that law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of YouChoose, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Aggregate Information

YouChoose aggregates personally identifiable information and discloses such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing, promotional and other purposes.

With Your Consent

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information by opting out.

Is Information About Me Secure?

Your YouChoose account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it.

What Are My Options?

As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, but then you will be unable to use certain Services. You may close your YouChoose account by using the button located in your personal profile. If you do this, your account will automatically be terminated and you will receive no further service or contact from YouChoose.

Privacy of Children

The YouChoose website is not directed to children. We do not knowingly permit registration by and will not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 14 years of age.

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