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Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

  1. RackSite has no tolerance for objectionable material.
  2. All objectionable material will be removed immediately by our system moderators.
  3. Users who violate the rules and regulations are subject to be removed from the application.
  4. RackSite has zero tollerance for objectionable content and all inappropriate content will be removed by the RackSite Administrator.

This Statement of Rights and Responsibilities is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users and others who interact with RackSite. By using or accessing RackSite, you agree to this Statement, as updated from time to time in accordance with Section 13 below.

  1. Privacy

    Your privacy is very important to us. We encourage you to read the Data Use Policy, and to use it to help you make informed decisions.
     
  2. Sharing Your Content and Information

    You own all of the content and information you post on RackSite, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition;
    1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with RackSite (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
      • When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the Trash on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
      • When you use an application, the application may ask for your permission to access your content and information as well as content and information that others have shared with you.  We require applications to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information. 
      • When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of RackSite, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).
      • We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about RackSite, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
         
  3. Safety

    We do our best to keep RackSite safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep RackSite safe, which includes the following commitments by you:
      • You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on RackSite.
      • You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access RackSite, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
      • You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on RackSite.
      • You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
      • You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
      • You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
      • You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
      • You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.
      • You will not use RackSite to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
      • You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of RackSite, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other RackSite functionality.
      • You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies.
         
  4. Registration and Account Security

    RackSite users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account.
      • You will not provide any false personal information on RackSite, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
      • You will not create more than one personal account.
      • If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
      • You will not use your personal Profile Page, Trophy Wall or Timeline primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a RackSite Page for such purposes.
      • You will not use RackSite if you are under 13.
      • You will not use RackSite if you are a convicted sex offender.
      • You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
      • You will not share your password (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
      • You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
      • If you select a username or similar identifier for your account or Page, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it is appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).
  5. Protecting Other People's Rights

    We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.
      • You will not post content or take any action on RackSite that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
      • We can remove any content or information you post on RackSite if we believe that it violates the law, this Statement or our policies.
      • We provide you with tools to help you protect your intellectual property rights.
      • If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
      • If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
      • You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including RackSite and the "R with Antlers" Logos), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted with our prior written permission.
      • If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not RackSite) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
      • You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on RackSite.
      • You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent. RackSite offers social reporting tools to enable users to provide feedback about tagging.
      • You will not create a website, application, social plug-in or any other program to directly or indirectly compete with RackSite.com; or intended to draw away users from RackSite.com; or to intentionally hinder RackSite.com in any way.
      • You will not engage in any type of illegal activity through RackSite.com.
         
    • Mobile and Other Devices
        • We currently provide our mobile services for free, but please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging fees, will still apply.
        • In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you will update your account information on RackSite within 48 hours to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person who acquires your old number.
        • You provide consent and all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their devices with any information that is visible to them on RackSite.

     

  6. Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugins 

    If you include our Social Plugins on your website, the following additional terms apply to you:
      • We give you permission to use RackSite’s Social Plugins so that users can post links or content from your website on RackSite.
      • You give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on RackSite.
      • You will not place a Social Plugin on any page containing content that would violate this Statement if posted on RackSite.
  7. Special Provisions Applicable to Developers/Operators of Applications and Websites 

    If you are a developer or operator of a Platform application or website, the following additional terms apply to you:
      • You are responsible for your application and its content and all uses you make of Platform.
      • Your access to and use of data you receive from RackSite, will be limited as follows:
        • You will not misrepresent your relationship with RackSite to others.
    1. You may use the logos we make available to developers or issue a press release or other public statement so long as you follow our  RackSite Platform Policies.
    2. We can issue a press release describing our relationship with you.
      • You will comply with all applicable laws. In particular you will (if applicable):
        • We can create applications that offer similar features and services to, or otherwise compete with, your application.
           
        • have a policy for removing infringing content and terminating repeat infringers that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
        • comply with the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), and obtain any opt-in consent necessary from users so that user data subject to the VPPA may be shared on RackSite.  You represent that any disclosure to us will not be incidental to the ordinary course of your business.
      • We do not guarantee that Platform will always be free.
      • You give us all rights necessary to enable your application to work with RackSite, including the right to incorporate content and information you provide to us into streams, timelines, and user action stories.
      • You give us the right to link to or frame your application, and place content, including ads, around your application.
      • We can analyze your application, content, and data for any purpose, including commercial (such as for targeting the delivery of advertisements and indexing content for search).
      • To ensure your application is safe for users, we can audit it.
  8. About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content Served or Enhanced by RackSite

    Our goal is to deliver ads and commercial content that are valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:

     

    1. You can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. You give us permission to use your name and profile picture in connection with that content, subject to the limits you place.
      • We do not give your content or information to advertisers without your consent.
      • You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.
         
  9. Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers 

    You can target your desired audience by buying ads on RackSite or our publisher network. The following additional terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal (Order)
      • When you place an Order, you will tell us the type of advertising you want to buy, the amount you want to spend, and your bid. If we accept your Order, we will deliver your ads as inventory becomes available. When serving your ad, we do our best to deliver the ads to the audience you specify, although we cannot guarantee in every instance that your ad will reach its intended target.
      • In instances where we believe doing so will enhance the effectiveness of your advertising campaign, we may broaden the targeting criteria you specify.
    1. You will pay for your Orders in accordance with our Payments Terms. The amount you owe will be calculated based on our tracking mechanisms.
    2. Your ads will comply with our Advertising Guidelines.
      • We will determine the size, placement, and positioning of your ads.
      • We do not guarantee the activity that your ads will receive, such as the number of clicks your ads will get.
      • We cannot control how clicks are generated on your ads. We have systems that attempt to detect and filter certain click activity, but we are not responsible for click fraud, technological issues, or other potentially invalid click activity that may affect the cost of running ads.
      • You can cancel your Order at any time through our online portal, but it may take up to 24 hours before the ad stops running.  You are responsible for paying for all ads that run.
      • Our license to run your ad will end when we have completed your Order. You understand, however, that if users have interacted with your ad, your ad may remain until the users delete it.
      • We can use your ads and related content and information for marketing or promotional purposes.
      • You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with RackSite without our prior written permission.
      • We may reject or remove any ad for any reason.
      • If you are placing ads on someone else's behalf, you must have permission to place those ads, including the following:
          • You warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the advertiser to this Statement.
          • You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.
             
  10. Special Provisions Applicable to Pages

    If you create or administer a Page on RackSite, or run a promotion or an offer from your Page, you agree to abide by our policies. 
    • Special Provisions Applicable to Software
        • Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, we will provide you with reasonable notice and seven (7) days to comment prior to making any changes. You agree our posting of the proposed changes on this page will be sufficient notice.
        • If we make changes to policies referenced in or incorporated by this Statement, you agree our posting of the proposed changes on this page will be sufficient notice.
        • Your continued use of RackSite following changes to our terms constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms.
      • If you download our software, such as a stand-alone software product or a browser plugin, you agree that from time to time, the software may download upgrades, updates and additional features from us in order to improve, enhance and further develop the software.
      • You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license or we give you express written permission.
    • Amendments
  11. Termination

    If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of RackSite to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. In all such cases, this Statement shall terminate, but the following provisions will still apply: 2.2, 2.4, 3-5, 7.2, 8.1-8.3, 8.9, 8.10, 8.13, 8.15, 8.18, 9.3, 10.2, 10.5, 10.6, 10.9, 10.12, 10.13, and 14-18.
     
    • Disputes
        • You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or RackSite exclusively in a state or federal court located in Ada County. The laws of the State of Idaho will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Ada County, Idaho for the purpose of litigating all such claims.
        • If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on RackSite, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on RackSite and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on RackSite. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on RackSite. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, or any user of RackSite.
        • WE TRY TO KEEP RackSite UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING RackSite AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT RackSite WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT RackSite WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. RackSite IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR RackSite, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR RackSite WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, RackSite 'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
           
  12. Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States

    We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with RackSite outside the United States:
      • You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
      • If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on RackSite (such as advertising or payments) or operate a Platform application or website.
    • Definitions
        • This Statement is an agreement between you and RackSite.  References to "us," "we," and "our" mean RackSite.com, LLC.
        • This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding RackSite, and supersedes any prior agreements.
        • If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
        • If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.
        • Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.
        • You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent.
        • All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
        • Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
        • This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
        • We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
        • You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing RackSite.
    1. By " RackSite " we mean the features and services we make available, including through (a) our website at www.RackSite.com and any other RackSite branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); (b) our Platform; (c) social plugins such as the Like button, the Share button and other similar offerings and (d) other media, software (such as a toolbar), devices, or networks now existing or later developed.
      • By "Platform" we mean a set of APIs and services (such as content) that enable others, including application developers and website operators, to retrieve data from RackSite or provide data to us.
      • By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with RackSite.
      • By "content" we mean anything you or other users post on RackSite that would not be included in the definition of information.
      • By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from RackSite or provide to RackSite through Platform.
      • By "post" we mean post on RackSite or otherwise make available by using RackSite.
      • By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.
      • By "active registered user" we mean a user who has logged into RackSite at least once in the previous 90 days.
      • By "application" we mean any application or website that uses or accesses Platform, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us.  If you no longer access Platform but have not deleted all data from us, the term application will apply until you delete the data.
    • Other

Data Use Policy

Date of Last Revision: March 19, 2013

Information we receive and how it is used

Information we receive about you

We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:

When you register:

When you sign up you provide your information such as, your name, email address, birthday, location, and gender.  In some cases you may register using other information, when you register using other information, such as your telephone number, you provide that information as well.  

When you interact with RackSite:

You also share your information when you interact with RackSite, such as when you post a photo, update a status, like a Page, add a friend, or comment on a story.

The information you share when you register, such as your name, gender, birthdate, email and location, and your name, User ID, profile pictures, cover photos and network may be treated just like information you choose to make public.

The information you share with us allows us to keep RackSite secure and safe and allows us to share this information with our partners to deliver appropriate advertising to you. 

Information others share about you

Information is also provided when your friends or others take an action or share information about you, such as when they upload your contact information, tag you, post a photo of you or use your name in a post or comment.  e receive information about you from your friends and others, such as when they upload your contact information, post a photo of you, tag you in a photo or status update, or at a location, or add you to a group.

Users on RackSite may store and share information about you and others that they have, such as your email address or contact information. 

Other information we receive about you

We also receive other types of information about you:

Whenever you interact with RackSite we receive data about you, such as when you search for a friend, look at another person’s Profile Page or Timeline, tag someone, or make purchases through RackSite.

When you post things like photos or videos on RackSite, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.

We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access RackSite such as your location, internet service, the type of browser you use or the pages you vist.  We may use this information to provide services of interest to you. 

We receive data whenever you visit a game, application, or website that uses RackSite Platform or visit a site with a RackSite feature (such as a social plugin). This may include the date and time you visit the site; the web address, or URL, you’re on; and, if you are logged in to RackSite, your User ID.

Sometimes we get data from our affiliates or our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that helps us (or them) deliver ads, understand online activity, and generally make RackSite better. For example, an advertiser may tell us information about you (like how you responded to an ad on RackSite or on another site) in order to measure the effectiveness and improve the quality of ads.

We may also combine the information we have about you and your friends and other RackSite users to help us improve your experience on RackSite – such as to better connect you and your friends using your location information or to provide services to you that you might be interested in.

With your GPS information we may put it together with other local information to suggest services or other offers.  We only keep this information until it is no longer useful to provide any services. 

We remove your name and personally identifying information before we provide it to our advertising partners or customers – or we combine it with other people’s date in such a way that it is no longer associated with you. 

About public information and the “Everyone” setting

You have settings to control which information you make public or share with others on RackSite – such as the “Everyone” setting.  You may also limit which users on RackSite may see your post with the “Friends”, “Friends of Friends”, “Only Me”, and “Custom” setting. 

Remember that everything you post on the internet may be copied and shared, so use care when you post. 

When you post on another RackSite users Profile Page, Timeline or other post, such as when you comment on an existing story, that RackSite user controls the privacy settings for that post.  So, for instance, if that RackSite user chooses to make that post available to “Everyone,” then your comment will be visible to everyone. 

In General, if you do not see a privacy icon you should assume the information will be publicly available.  Likewise, others may be able to share information, such as in a post, comment or tag, that they already have. 

Information you choose to make public

Choosing to make your information public is exactly what it sounds like: anyone, including people off of RackSite, will be able to see it.

Choosing to make your information public also means that this information:

can be associated with you (i.e., your name, profile pictures, cover photos, Profile Page or Timeline, User ID, username, etc.) even off RackSite;

may show up when someone does a search on RackSite or on a public search engine;

may be accessible to the RackSite-integrated games, applications, and websites you and your friends use; and

may be accessible to anyone who uses our APIs

 

Sometimes you will not be able to select an audience when you post something (like when you write on a Page’s wall or comment on a news article that uses our comments plugin). This is because some types of stories are always public stories. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a privacy control widget, the information could be publicly available.

When others share information about you, they may also be able to choose to make it public.

Usernames and User IDs

A Username (or RackSite URL) is a custom link to your Profile Page or Timeline that you can give out to people or post on external websites. Usernames appear in the URL on your Profile Page or Timeline. We also use your User ID to identify your RackSite account.

If a RackSite member has your Username or User ID, they can use it to access information about you through the RackSite.com website. A RackSite member with your Username or User ID can access information about you through our APIs. Specifically, they can access your Community information, along with your age range, language and country.

How we use the information we receive

We use the information we receive about you to deliver services, features, advertisements, games and other applications relevant to you and other users.  For example, in addition to helping people see and find things that you do and share, we may use the information we receive about you:

to keep RackSite products, services and integrations safe and secure;

to protect RackSite’s or others’ rights or property;

to provide you with location features and services, like telling you and your friends when something is going on nearby;

to measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including to deliver relevant ads to you;

to make suggestions to you and other users on RackSite, such as suggesting that your friend tag you in a picture they have uploaded with you in it; and

for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.

Granting us this permission not only allows us to provide RackSite as it exists today, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways.

While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don’t share information we receive about you with others unless we have:

received your permission;

given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or

removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it.

Of course, for information others share about you, they control how it is shared.

We typically store information associated with your account until your account is deleted.

Deletion

If you want to stop using your account, you can delete it.  When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from RackSite. Some information may remain in backup copies and logs indefinitely. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to reactivate it. You can delete your account at: http://www.racksite.com/account/setting. Certain information is needed to provide you with services, so we only delete this information after you delete your account. Some of the things you do on RackSite aren’t stored in your account, like posting to a group or sending someone a message (where your friend may still have a message you sent, even after you delete your account). That information remains after you delete your account.

User controls, profile settings and posts

You can use your “Privacy Settings” under your “Account” drop down menu to customize how others interact with your profile.  You can customize who can view or share on your wall, for instance, or who can see your friends, send you a message, view your location, view your photos, or your profile. 

Whenever you post content (like a status update, photo or link), you can select a specific audience using the privacy lock icon.  To do this, simply click on the Privacy Control button (which will often resemble a “lock” icon) and choose who can see it.  Whenever you post content on something another user posted such as a status update, photo or story, that user controls who may see the story. 

In general, if you are concerned about who may see your post you should always check for the privacy icon.  If you do not see the privacy lock icon which allows you to choose who can see the post you should assume someone else (such as your friend or other user who posted the content) has control over who can view items such as your comment, photo or tag.

If you tag someone, that person and their friends can see your story no matter what audience you selected. The same is true when you approve a tag someone else adds to your story.  If someone tags you in a photo other users may be able to see your tag. 

Always think before you post. Just like anything else you post on the web or send in an email, information you share on RackSite can be copied or re-shared by anyone who can see it.

Although you choose with whom you share, there may be ways for others to determine information about you. For example, if you hide your birthday so no one can see it on your Profile Page or Timeline, but friends post “happy birthday!” on your Profile Page or Timeline, people may determine your birthday.

When you comment on or “like” someone else’s story, or write on their Profile Page or Timeline, that person gets to select the audience. For example, if a friend posts a Public story and you comment on it, your comment will be Public. Often, you can see the audience someone selected for their story before you post a comment; however, the person who posted the story may later change their audience.

 

Control over your Profile Page or Timeline

Whenever you add things to your Profile Page or Timeline you can select a specific audience, or even customize your audience. To do this, simply click on the Privacy Control (“lock”) button and choose who can see it.

When you select an audience for your friend list, you are only controlling who can see the entire list of your friends on your Profile Page or Timeline. We call this a Profile Page or Timeline visibility control. This is because your friend list is always available to the games, applications and websites you use, and your friendships may be visible elsewhere (such as on your friends’ Profile Page or Timelines or in searches). For example, if you select “Only Me” as the audience for your friend list, but your friend sets her friend list to “Community,” any member of RackSite will be able to see your connection on your friend’s Profile Page or Timeline.

Similarly, if you choose to hide your gender, it only hides it on your Profile Page or Timeline. This is because we, just like the applications you and your friends use, need to use your gender to refer to you properly on the site.

People on RackSite may be able to see mutual friends, even if they cannot see your entire list of friends.

Some things (like your name, profile pictures and cover photos) do not have privacy control icons because they are always publicly available. As a general rule, you should assume that if you do not see a sharing icon, the information will be publicly available.

Finding you on RackSite

To make it easier for your friends to find you, we allow anyone with your contact information (such as email address name) to find you through the RackSite search bar at the top of most pages, as well as other tools we provide, such as contact importers - even if you have not shared your contact information with them on RackSite.

You can choose who can look up your Profile Page or Timeline using the email address or telephone number you added to your Profile Page or Timeline through your privacy settings. But remember that people can still find you or a link to your Profile Page or Timeline on RackSite through other people and the things they share about you or through other posts, like if you are tagged in a friend’s photo or post something to a Community page.

Your settings do not control whether people can find you or a link to your Profile Page or Timeline when they search for content they have permission to see, like a photo or other story you’ve been tagged in.

Access on phones and other devices

Once you share information with your friends and others, they may be able to sync it with or access it via their mobile phones and other devices. You should only share information such as photos, email addresses and telephone numbers with people you trust because they will be able to save it or re-share it with others, including when they sync the information to a device.

Deleting Stories

If you want to delete a story you posted, choose the delete option, usually an “x” located just above and to the right of the story’s content.

When you hide something from your Profile Page or Timeline, you are not deleting it. This means that the story may be visible elsewhere, like in your friend’s feed.

Links and Tags

Anyone can add a link to a story. Links are references to something on the Internet; anything from a website to a Page or Profile Page or Timeline on RackSite. For example, if you are writing a story, you might include a link to a blog you are referencing or a link to the blogger’s RackSite Profile Page or Timeline. If someone clicks on a link to another person’s Profile Page or Timeline, they’ll only see the things that they are allowed to see.

A tag is a special type of link to someone’s Profile Page or Timeline that suggests that the tagged person add your story to their Profile Page or Timeline. In cases where the tagged person isn’t included in the audience of the story, it will add them so they can see it. Anyone can tag you in anything. Once you are tagged, you and your friends will be able to see it (such as in News Feed or in search).

You can choose whether a story you’ve been tagged in appears on your Profile Page or Timeline. You can either approve each story individually or approve all stories by your friends. If you approve a story and later change your mind, you can always remove it from your Profile Page or Timeline.

If you do not want someone to tag you, we encourage you to reach out to them and give them that feedback. If that does not work, you can block them. If you are linked to or tagged in a private space (such as a message or a group) only the people who can see the private space can see the link or tag. Similarly, if you are linked to or tagged in a comment, only the people who can see the comment can see the link or tag.

Other information

Your friends and others may share information about you. They may share photos or other information about you and tag you in their posts. If you do not like a particular post, tell them or report the post.

Pages

RackSite Pages are Community pages. Companies use Pages to share information about their products. Celebrities use Pages to talk about their latest projects. And communities use pages to discuss topics of interest, everything from baseball to the opera.

Because Pages are public, information you share with a Page is Community information. This means, for example, that if you post a comment on a Page, that comment may be used by the Page owner off RackSite, and any member of RackSite can see it.

When you “like” a Page, you create a connection to that Page. The connection is added to your Profile Page or Timeline and your friends may see it in their News Feeds. You may be contacted by or receive updates from the Page, such as in your News Feed and your messages. You can remove the Pages you’ve “liked” through your Profile Page or Timeline or on the Page.

Some Pages contain content that comes directly from the Page owner. Page owners can do this through online plugins, such as an iframe, and it works just like the games and other applications you use through RackSite. Because this content comes directly from the Page owner, that Page may be able to collect information about you, just like any website.

Page administrators may have access to insights data, which will tell them generally about the people that visit their Page (as opposed to information about specific people). They may also know when you’ve made a connection to their Page because you’ve liked their Page or posted a comment.

Groups

Groups are special Pages. Once you are in a Group, anyone in that Group can add you to a subgroup. When someone adds you to a Group, you will not be listed as a member until you visit the Group and click “Join”. You can always leave a Group, which will prevent others from adding you to it again.

 

 

About RackSite Platform

RackSite Platform (or simply Platform) refers to the way we help you share your information with the games, applications, and websites you and your friends use. RackSite Platform also lets you bring your friends with you, so you can connect with them off of RackSite.

Remember that these games, applications and websites are created and maintained by other businesses and developers who are not part of, or controlled by, RackSite, so you should always make sure to read their terms of service and privacy policies to understand how they treat your data.

Controlling what information you share with applications

When you connect with a game, application or website - such as by going to a game, logging in to a website using your RackSite account, or adding an app to your Profile Page or Timeline - we give the game, application, or website (sometimes referred to as just “Applications” or “Apps”) your basic info (we sometimes call this your “public profile”), which includes your User ID and your profile information. We also give them your friends’ User IDs (also called your friend list) as part of your basic info.

Your friend list helps the application make your experience more social because it lets you find your friends on that application. Your User ID helps the application personalize your experience because it can connect your account on that application with your RackSite account, and it can access your basic info, which includes your profile information and friend list. If the application needs additional information, such as your stories, photos or likes, it will have to ask you for specific permission.

The “Apps” section of RackSite lets you control the applications you use. You can remove applications you no longer want.

Controlling what is shared when the people you share with use applications

Just like when you share information by email or elsewhere on the web, information you share on RackSite can be re-shared. This means that if you share something on RackSite, anyone who can see it can share it with others, including the games, applications, and websites they use.

Logging in to another site using RackSite

RackSite Platform lets you log into other applications and websites using your RackSite account. When you log in using RackSite, we give the site your User ID (just like when you connect with any other application), but we do not share your email address or password with that website through this process without your permission.

If you already have an account on that website, the site may also be able to connect that account with your RackSite account. Sometimes it does this using what is called an “email hash”, which is similar to searching for someone on RackSite using an email address. Only the email addresses in this case are hashed so no email addresses are actually shared between RackSite and the website.

How it works

The website sends over a hashed version of your email address, and we match it with a database of email addresses that we have also hashed. If there is a match, then we tell the website the User ID associated with the email address. This way, when you log into the website using RackSite, the website can link your RackSite account to your account on that website.

About social plugins

Social plugins are buttons, boxes, and stories (such as the Like button) that other websites can use to present RackSite content to you and create more social and personal experiences for you. While you view these buttons, boxes, and stories on other sites, the content comes directly from RackSite.

Sometimes plugins act just like applications. You can spot one of these plugins because it will ask you for permission to access your information or to publish information back to RackSite. For example, if you use a registration plugin on a website, the plugin will ask your permission to share your basic info with the website to make it easier for you to register for the website. Similarly, if you use an Add To Profile Page or Timeline plugin, the plugin will ask your permission to publish stories about your activities on that website to RackSite.

If you make something public using a plugin, such as posting a public comment on a newspaper’s website, then that website can access your comment (along with your User ID) just like everyone else.

If you post something using a social plugin and you do not see a Privacy Control button, you should assume that story is Community. For example, if you post a comment through a RackSite comment plugin on a site, your story is Community and all RackSite members, including the website, can see your story.

Websites that use social plugins can sometimes tell that you have engaged with the social plugin. For example, they may know that you clicked on a Like button in a social plugin.

We receive data when you visit a site with a social plugin. We retain the right to store that data indefinitely.

Personalized ads

We do not share any of your information with advertisers (unless, of course, you give us permission). As described in this policy, we may share your information when we have removed from it anything that personally identifies you or combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you.

We may use the information we receive, including the information you provide at registration or add to your account or Profile Page or Timeline, to deliver ads and to make them more relevant to you. This includes all of the things you share and do on RackSite, such as the Pages you like or key words from your stories, and the things we infer from your use of RackSite. When an advertiser creates an ad, they are given the opportunity to choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or can tell about you and other users. For example, an advertiser can choose to target 18 to 35 year-old women who live in the United States and like basketball. An advertiser could also choose to target certain topics or keywords, like “music” or even people who like a particular song or artist. If you indicate that you are interested in topics, such as by liking a Page, including topics such as products, brands, religion, health status, or political views, you may see ads related to those topics as well.

We require advertisers to comply with our Advertising Guidelines, including provisions relating to the use of sensitive data. If the advertiser chooses to run the ad (also known as placing the order), we serve the ad to people who meet the criteria the advertiser selected, but we do not tell the advertiser who any of those people are. So, for example, if a person views or otherwise interacts with the ad, the advertiser might infer that the person is an 18-to-35-year-old woman who lives in the U.S. and likes basketball. But we would not tell the advertiser who that person is.

After the ad runs, we provide advertisers with reports on how their ads performed. For example we give advertisers reports telling them how many users saw or clicked on their ads. But these reports are anonymous. We do not tell advertisers who saw or clicked on their ads.

Advertisers or their partners sometimes place cookies on your computer (or use other similar system technologies) in order to serve ads and to make their ads more effective. Learn more about cookies, pixels and other system technologies

Sometimes we allow advertisers to target a category of user, like a “moviegoer” or a “sci-fi fan.” We do this by bundling characteristics that we believe are related to the category. For example, if a person “likes” the “Star Trek” Page and mentions “Star Wars” when they check into a movie theater, we may conclude that this person is likely to be a sci-fi fan. Advertisers of sci-fi movies, for example, could ask us to target “sci-fi fans” and we would target that group, which may include you. Or if you “like” Pages that are car-related and mention a particular car brand in a post, we might put you in the “potential car buyer” category and let a car brand target to that group, which would include you.

Ads + social context

RackSite Ads are sometimes paired with social actions your friends have taken. For example, an ad for a sushi restaurant may be paired with a news story that one of your friends likes that restaurant’s RackSite page.

This is the same type of news story that could show up in your News Feed, only we place it next to a paid advertisement to make that ad more relevant and interesting.

We may serve ads, including those with social context (or serve just social context), on other sites. These work just like the ads we serve on RackSite - the advertisers do not receive any of your information. Only people that could see the RackSite action (like on your Profile Page or Timeline) would see it paired in this way.

Games, applications and websites can serve ads directly to you or help us serve ads to you or others if they have information like your User ID or email address.

Sponsored stories

Many of the things you do on RackSite (like “liking” a Page) are posted to your Profile Page or Timeline and shared in News Feed. But there’s a lot to read in News Feed. That’s why we allow people to “sponsor” your stories to make sure your friends and subscribers see them. For example, if you RSVP to an event hosted by a local restaurant, that restaurant may want to make sure your friends see it so they can come too.

If they do sponsor a story, that story will appear in the same place ads usually do or in your News Feed under the heading “Sponsored” or something similar. Only people that could originally see the story can see the sponsored story, and no personal information about you (or your friends) is shared with the sponsor.

RackSite content

We like to tell you about some of the features and tools your friends and others use on RackSite, to help you have a better experience. For example, if your friend uses our RackSite Worldwide map to find more friends on RackSite, we may tell you about it to encourage you to use it as well. This of course means your friend may similarly see suggestions based on the things you do. But we will try to only show it to friends that could benefit from your experience.

Cookies, pixels and other similar technologies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.

We use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services. We use these technologies to do things like:

  1. make RackSite easier or faster to use;
  2. enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of RackSite;
  3. deliver, understand and improve advertising;
  4. monitor and understand the use of our products and services; and
  5. to protect you, others and RackSite.

For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to RackSite, to help you use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when you are interacting with our advertising or Platform partners.

We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by RackSite or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser).

Most companies on the web use cookies (or other similar technological tools), including our advertising and Platform partners. For example, our Platform partners, advertisers or Page administrators may use cookies or similar technologies when you access their apps, ads, Pages or other content.

Cookies and things like local storage help make RackSite work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver personalized content.

Refer to your browser or device’s help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use RackSite or other websites and apps.

Contact us with questions or disputes

If you have questions or complaints regarding our Data Use Policy or practices, please contact us by mail at 3006 East Goldstone Dr., Ste. 127, Meridian, Idaho 83642.  Anyone may also contact us through this help page: http://www.racksite.com/contact

 

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with RackSite Credits, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.

Notifications and Other Messages

We may send you notifications and other messages using the contact information we have for you, like your email address. You can control most of the notifications you receive, including ones from Pages you like, using controls we provide, such as a control included in the email you receive or in your “Notifications” Privacy settings.

Invitations

When you invite a friend to join RackSite, we send a message on your behalf using your name, and we may also include names and pictures of other people your friend might know on RackSite. We’ll also send a few reminders to those you invite, but the invitation will also give your friend the opportunity to opt out of receiving other invitations to join RackSite.

Memorializing accounts

We may memorialize the account of a deceased person. When we memorialize an account, we keep the Profile Page or Timeline on RackSite, but limit access and some features. You can report a deceased person’s Profile Page or Timeline at: https://www.RackSite.com/contact. We also may close an account if we receive a formal request that satisfies certain criteria.

Affiliates

We may share information we receive with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that RackSite is part of, or that become part of that group (often these companies are called affiliates). Likewise, our affiliates may share information with us as well. This sharing is done in compliance with applicable laws including where such applicable laws require consent. We and our affiliates may use shared information to help provide, understand, and improve our services and their own services.

Service Providers

We give your information to the people and companies that help us provide, unde