Here’s how we collect and use information from you in our efforts to provide the highest quality user experience:
IP Address – Your IP or “Internet Protocol” address and other site usage data is used to gather broad demographic information. This data helps us serve you by allowing us to understand how visitors use our web sites.
Ads – We sometimes use outside companies to display advertising on our web sites. These ads may place cookies on your computer, which are referenced by our ad companies. We do not have access to this information.
Sublicense agreement- You give us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright and publicity rights, in any existing or future media, known or unknown, over the material or User Data displayed in Your listings. For the purpose of this Agreement, “User Data” shall mean all information (if any) submitted by You, (the “User”) to Roommate Locator, Inc. or its sublicensees. “Individually Identifiable User Data” shall mean that subset of “User Data” which can be reasonably used to identify a specific individual such as their name, address, phone number, etc. The User Data shall be deemed to be the property of Roommate Locator, Inc.
Posting a listing- All information that you put into your posting on RoommateLocator.com and its family of sites will become public. Please keep this in mind when posting. You may want to use a “free” email address or decline to post a phone number if you do not want this information made public.
We use customer contact information from registration forms to send you information related to our products and services. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary for administrative purposes related to your account. We use your email as a unique identifier in our record system, to verify communications from you, and to send you newsletters and promotion offerings or to tell you about changes to the RoommateLocator family of web sites.
Contests and Surveys – Online, we may also survey visitors for contact information, unique identifiers and demographic information. You are never required to answer these questions. The information you submit may be used for analyzing overall site demographics, user preferences and tastes, and similar “getting to know our customers” purposes. We may disclose this data to third parties in an aggregated form (such as summary reports for our advertisers) but never with user data or identification assigned to the information provided.
When you enter a contest, we will require that you submit a limited amount of personally identifiable data such as contact information. We may also ask you questions related to your preferences and age or background. We will designate which questions are required to be answered in order to enter the contest. The information you submit may be used to analyze site demographics and user preferences, and for similar “getting to know our customer” purposes.
Your Security – RoommateLocator.com. and its affiliates have taken the following important measures to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. First, we store no financial information on our sites. When we do transmit your data, we use only Secure Servers using current encryption technology to encode your data safely.
The personal data we do store on our system is protected by password. The password you select, along with your unique email address, prevents others from accessing your information. We suggest that you do not disclose your password to anyone.
Outside Links – While on a RoommateLocator family web sites, you may be led to other web sites. Be aware that other sites may collect data and personal information and operate according to their own privacy practices. Please remember that, once outside of our family of sites, any information you submit is outside of our control.
Roommate Locator, Inc and its affiliates may disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the requirements of the law or comply with governmental orders, court orders, or legal process served on Roommate Locator, Inc., or its affiliates; (2) protect and defend the property or rights of Roommate Locator, Inc., and its affiliates or the users of the Roommate Locator, Inc. family of web sites.