Privacy Policy

Last Updated on Nov 1, 2006

Yippykya! does not send Spam or sell email addresses.

About Yippykya! and the Information We Collect

Profile Information submitted by Members to Yippykya!

Yippykya! is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for communicating, sharing and making new friends. To accomplish this, each Yippykya! Member creates his or her own profile, which contains the personal information that the Member chooses to include. This personal information includes such things as:
" First name or first and last names of the Member (depending on the options selected by the Member), 247-drugstore.com

  • Gender, age, martial status and other, similar personal information
  • Company
  • Schools attended or companies with whom the Member is associated
  • Region (e.g., city and state)
  • Photos, videos or other shared content uploaded by the Member to his or her profile, to the extent that it includes personal information.

Other Information submitted by Members to Yippykya!

Yippykya! also collects Member-submitted account information such as name and email address, to identify Members and send notifications related to the use of the Yippykya! service.
You should also be aware that Members may reveal other personal information while communicating on other areas of the Yippykya! website, such as while participating in discussions on Yippykya! People and/or posting information on Yippykya! Swap Shop. This information, in turn, might be viewed by other Members or visitors to the Yippykya! website who are not Members.

Information Not Directly Submitted by Members or Other Website Users to Yippykya!

Finally, we also collect some information from Members, as well as from other visitors to the Yippykya! website, that is not personally identifiable, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all Members and visitors to the website.

Use of Information Obtained by Yippykya!

Profile Information submitted by Members to Yippykya!
The personal information of a Member contained in his or her profile will be shown to those people whom the Member chooses. Each Member has three options when choosing the level of sharing of his or her profile. They are:

  • Friends" which consists only of that Member's friends,
  • Group" which consists of that Member's of the Group, as well as the extended group of people who are friends of that Member's friends
  • Anyone" which is all visitors to the Yippykya! website, whether or not they are Yippykya! members.

PLEASE NOTE THAT, REGARDLESS OF WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION A MEMBER CHOOSES TO INCLUDE IN HIS OR HER PROFILE, OR WHAT LEVEL OF SHARING HE OR SHE CHOOSES, CERTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT EACH MEMBER WILL BE INCLUDED IN THAT MEMBER'S "PUBLIC PROFILE," WHICH IS AN ABBREVIATED VERSION OF A FRIENDSTER PROFILE. A LIST OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN EACH PUBLIC PROFILE CAN BE FOUND IN THE FRIENDSTER TERMS OF SERVICE. CLICK HERE TO SEE A SAMPLE PUBLIC PROFILE. PUBLIC PROFILES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANY USER OF THE FRIENDSTER WEBSITE, WHETHER OR NOT THE USER IS A MEMBER

Other Information submitted by Members to Yippykya!

Except where a Member might choose to include a full name in his or her profile, a Member's email address and full name will only be used in the following circumstances:

  • When the Member invites a friend via email to become a Yippykya! Member,
  • When the Member sends a request to another Member to add the other Member to his or her friend list,
  • When we send notifications to the Member relating to his or her use of the Yippykya! service or Yippykya! website, and
  • If the Member so chooses, when we send regular notifications, weekly updates, or other news regarding the Yippykya! service or the Yippykya! website.

Except when inviting or adding friends, a Member's email address will never be shared with or displayed to any other person. Members and their friends, and other Members within their personal networks (depending on the level of sharing a Member has chosen) communicate on Yippykya! with each other through the Yippykya! service, without disclosing email addresses.

Information that Members did not submit to us

We use information relating to the server information, IP address, and browser-type.

Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks

Except as explained above, or where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information, unless required by law or for the protection of your Membership. However, Yippykya! may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers and other third parties in order to present to Members and other users of the Yippykya! website more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations we will never disclose information that would personally identify you.

Links

The Yippykya!Website contains links to other websites. This includes links that are placed there by Yippykya! (such as in advertisements), as well as by other Yippykya! Members. Please be aware that Yippykya! is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other website. We encourage all Members and other users of the Yippykya! website to be aware of when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by Yippykya! through the Yippykya! website.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on the Yippykya! website. However, we do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any Member or other user of the Yippykya! website which they did not intentionally submit to us, other than as stated in this Privacy Policy.
We use both "session ID cookies" and "persistent cookies." We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Note also that Members may optionally use a cookie to remember their email in order to automatically log in to our website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browsers's "help" file; however, please note that, if you reject cookies or disable cookies in your web browser, you may not be able to use the Yippykya! website.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO MAY VIEW YOUR PROFILE AT ANY TIME. YOU CAN CHANGE THESE PROFILE SHARING SETTINGS BY CLICKING THE "SETTINGS" LINK IN THE TOP, RIGHT CORNER OF THE FRIENDSTER HOMEPAGE. ALSO, YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU'VE SUBMITTED TO THE FRIENDSTER WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN YOUR FRIENDSTER PROFILE, BY CLICKING THE "EDIT PROFILE" LINK ON YOUR FRIENDSTER PROFILE PAGE.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so Members and other users of the Yippykya! website are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we are going to use Members' or other users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify those Members and users via email or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Invite a Friend

If a Member elects to use our "Invite" feature to invite a friend to become a Member of the Yippykya! service, we ask them for the friend's email address. Yippykya! will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site. Yippykya! stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondent to the friends list of the Member sending the invitation, and also to send reminders of the invitation. Yippykya! will never sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Any person who receives an invitation may contact Yippykya! to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security

The Yippykya! account of every Member is password-protected. Yippykya! takes every precaution to protect the information of the Members, as well as information collected from other users of the Yippykya! website. We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit the access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Members who no longer wish to receive our weekly email updates or other email notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email or by logging-in and changing their settings in the "Account Settings" section of the Yippykya! website. You can access this page by clicking on the "Settings" link on the top right of your Yippykya! homepage.

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to Members by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may use cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Yippykya! does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed on the computer of any Member or other user of the Yippykya! website by thethird-party ad servers or ad networks.
This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Yippykya! only, and does not cover the use of cookies by any other party.

Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America

We have made an effort to protect the personal information of all Members and other users of the Yippykya! website, and to the extent applicable, we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the Yippykya! website. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES, THE LAWS OF WHICH MAY BE DEEMED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION TO HAVE INADEQUATE DATA PROTECTION (see, for example, European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995, a copy of which can be found here). Members and other users of the Yippykya! website located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States of America.
Contacting Yippykya!

 

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, Yippykya! privacy practices, or your dealings with Yippykya!, please contact us.



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