MacInsiders Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. It is strongly recommended that you follow common sense in the line of protecting your privacy. Remember not to give out your full real name, address, telephone number, social security number, credit card or other personal information to strangers. The identity to the person you are giving this information to is unknown. Be careful about sharing personal information in public places. If you send personal information through email, or post it on a discussion board or in a chatroom, then other people can collect it and use it. You may end up getting email messages you do not want from people you do not know. It is possible for users of MacInsiders who have met each other online to meet each other offline. We encourage people to do so, but if you ever meet somebody offline, be very cautious and careful. Get to know them as well as possible before meeting offline. Make sure to meet in a very public place like the food court of a mall. Tell your family and friends beforehand where you will be and have a cell phone with you in case of emergencies. We also highly recommend that you do not meet anybody outside of your age range unless a large number of people from the site are getting together. Remember that there is safety in numbers, so be very careful about meeting somebody alone.

Under the Age of 13
MacInsiders is for college and university students, adults, and teens. It is not for people under 13. You must be 13 or older to participate in our Services or Site, and if you are under 13, we would prefer that you not participate at all on MacInsiders. MacInsiders does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on MacInsiders or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on MacInsiders. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].

Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

If you do register on MacInsiders, you will have a password. MacInsiders will make every reasonable effort to protect your password. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. Do not share it. If you share a computer with other people, make sure that when you leave, you are not signed on to your MacInsiders account and that you have exited your browser.

Information We Collect
When you register at MacInsiders, we collect some information from you, such as your name, year of birth, and email address. You can update your information at anytime by changing your registration or user record on the Edit Profile page.

We will not sell or give out any of your personal information without telling you and giving you an opportunity to refuse.

We may release your personal information if required by law, or if we have cause to believe that it might stop someone from harming others.

Organizations other than MacInsiders may run services and/ or promotions on the site, and may collect personal information. Since they are separate organizations, we are not responsible for how they handle that information. If you are concerned about how they may handle that information, check out their privacy policies. If you do not want your personal information collected, you may decide not to participate in the contest or promotion.

This policy does not cover the information gathering of advertisers or companies that you can link to from MacInsiders. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those advertisers or sites. If you are concerned about how these other sites may handle information you provide, check out their privacy policies. By using MacInsiders, you may be automatically providing information to other sites.

Third Party Advertising
We use DistrictM and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer's hard drive. At MacInsiders, cookies allow us to track users to help us provide better service. However, the cookies are only active when a person has logged on to their account. If a person uses MacInsiders without logging on or registering, no cookies are involved. Cookies are used by us to get your account information and to tell us where you like to go on the site, what you participate in, and to determine the number of users on the site.

Third Party Cookies
In the course of serving advertisements to the site, our third-party advertisers or their affiliates, or individual advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. They are separate companies, so we have no control over their use of cookies.

MacInsiders may survey or poll our users from time to time for our own use, for our clients or other sites. If you participate, you will be anonymous unless otherwise noted. No personally identifying information on individuals will be released from the surveys.

We either own everything on this site or have permission to use it. You are not allowed to copy or retransmit anything from our site without MacInsiders' express written permission. If the material is owned or copyrighted by someone else, you must have the copyright owner's permission to use it. You also are not allowed to transmit to MacInsiders any material that you do not own or do not have permission to use. Violating this policy could result in civil or criminal penalties.

MacInsiders is not responsible for the content that is placed on the website by its users. However, content placed on the site by users or by MacInsiders at the request of a user, becomes the property of MacInsiders. If content is found to be breaking this rule, please contact MacInsiders at [email protected] and the material will be removed by request.

Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and Canada. If any portion of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, it will be considered removed and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in effect. These are all the terms and conditions governing your use of MacInsiders.