This policy describes the types of personal information we may collect about you and how we collect, use, share, access, and secure such information.
By using PeekYou.com or any of the other websites owned by PeekYou LLC, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this policy as well as to PeekYou's terms of service. Any significant changes to this policy will be posted on PeekYou's website (www.peekyou.com).
We are committed to the strict protection of the privacy of the very young. To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, at this time, PeekYou is only available to users who are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, please do not use PeekYou's services. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have indexed any information from a child under 13, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to report it.
Information we collect about your usage of PeekYou, by which you might be personally identified, is only used internally by PeekYou's team to improve our service. This information is never published, sold to third parties, or otherwise disclosed in any form that might be used to personally identify you. To the extent that we may share any of this data, we do so only after completely "anonymizing" it - i.e., removing any reference, whether direct or indirect, to your identity. But we may share with third parties non-personally identifying information about you, which could include demographics, interests, and other online habits from your PeekYou Page or recorded activity on our website.
When you access PeekYou from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
We keep track of some of the actions you take on PeekYou, such as if you click on an advertisement or third-party link, how often and for how long you visit any page of our website, your search history, and other information related to your use of PeekYou's services. We use this information to deliver the best possible service to you, improve PeekYou's user interface, deliver personalized search suggestions, etc.
We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) and "web beacons" (small objects embedded in a web page or e-mail, which are usually invisible to the user but make it possible to track whether that user has viewed the page or e-mail) to make PeekYou easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and PeekYou. For example, we use them to measure our traffic, to determine which pages or sections of our website you like best, to tailor your experience on our site to your preferences, etc. We also use them to learn know you interact with PeekYou applications and tools, our widgets and share buttons, and our advertisements. You can configure your browser to remove or block cookies, but doing so might result in an inferior user experience at PeekYou.
PeekYou's search results may contain links to third-party websites or to a cached copy of the third party's web-page that temporarily resides on our servers. If you click on any of these links you may leave our site. Once you do so, we are not responsible for your privacy or subsequent user experience at the third-party website, which may collect personal information about you. Even in those cases when the third parties in question are affiliated with us, they operate by separate privacy and data-collection practices independent of those of PeekYou. Since we are not responsible for, or have any control over, the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites, we encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website linked to by PeekYou.com.
Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on PeekYou use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You may opt-out of the placement of cookies by many of these advertisers here. You may also use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks. PeekYou does not share personally identifying information with advertisers without your express permission.
We may disclose personal information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms or Service. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
PeekYou maintains websites and all associated data with technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. No computer system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard, but PeekYou.com is committed to providing reasonable and appropriate security controls to protect its websites and their information against foreseeable hazards.
We take reasonable precautions against unauthorized access to our systems and to prevent data from being disclosed to unauthorized parties. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
PeekYou only contacts users who have given us express permission to send them communication. Every e-mail communication from PeekYou contains an opt-out option. If you no longer wish to receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, please follow the instructions enclosed in the communication to opt out. After we receive your request, we will send you an e-mail message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed.
You may also request that PeekYou remove your public listing on its website by filling out our removal form.
PeekYou enters into contracts with business clients for use of its products and services. These contracts may further govern the use of personal information collected and maintained by PeekYou.
Last update: April 25, 2011