Swingular is firmly dedicated to privacy. The ensuing information entails our information collection and dissemination procedures.
When you register to use any Swingular service you will be asked for some general identifying information, which will enable us to provide you with this individualized service. We gather contact information (like your email address), demographic information (like your city of residence or age). This information is accessed by the Webmaster(s) and no one else. If you choose to become a Full Member, we collect financial information (like your credit card number and expiration date). This information is strictly confidential, and will not be shared with anybody. We will only use this information in the course of providing our service to you.
Once you have registered, you will be given the option of creating a pseudonymous profile (nickname and personal description) within our community. You will be asked for some personal, but non-identifying information to complete your profile (i.e, height, hair color, age, etc). This information is not linked in any way to your personally identifiable information, for other members to see. Obviously, if you provide us with a photograph, some of your information may become personally identifiable information.
If you choose to have them sent to you, we may use your contact information to send you valuable updates and timely notices of special events and mailbox status reports. Our site provides you with the opportunity to opt-in to receiving different types of communications from us at the point where we request registration information. Your non-personally identifying demographic information is used to personalize your experience, allow other members to find you through a search, to compose your personal profile - which is associated with a pseudonymous identity you have created. Other than your mailbox, your contact information is never available to other members or organizations.
In the event that you decide to become a Full Member of the Swingular community, you will be asked for your financial information (like credit card number), which cannot be read by others when you initiate your order through a secured system.
The personally identifiable information we collect from you is used for Internet review and to improve the content and functionality of our web server or customize the layout of our pages for each individual member. The specific information we collect is not shared with other organizations and we will never release your personally identifiable information to an external organization without your prior consent except for the purposes of validating credit information., or unless we reasonably believe we are required to do so by operation of law.
We keep the information you have given us for as long as you are a member on the site and up to 2 years after your membership has been terminated.
You can always verify or request the removal of the personally identifiable information we have collected and change your registration information by selecting "My Account" from the main menu on the site.
Any such request may also be made by contacting the Swingular Privacy Officer at the co-ordinates listed at the bottom of this page.
Our members communicate with each other through instant messages, bulletins, forum postings, chat applications and on-site mail. While we do not, as a rule, moderate or monitor members' private exchanges. We reserve the right to do so if we suspect users of being under 18 or of using our service for the purpose of solicitation or any other violation of our Terms & Conditions or Privacy Statement. Member submissions that appear on the public area of the site are moderated and, if necessary, we reserve the right to edit, delete, remove or not use any communication on a public area of the site.
By uploading any images to Swingular, you give up all rights to those images so they may be displayed on Swingular. Once uploaded, these images will only be used for the sole purpose you intended. We will never copy, sell or redistribute your images without your expressed permission.
However, we cannot prevent anyone from downloading or saving your images locally to their computer. If you are concerned about your images being copied or stolen, we recommend that you place your pictures in your private photo album and only give those you trust access to the image; or, do not post any images at all.
When you inquire about advertising opportunities on our site, you will be asked for contact information and information related to your advertising objectives. This information will be used to provide you with the business information you are seeking. Your information is only shared with internal staff and the external ad representation agencies that sell media space on the site, on our behalf. Swingular sites may contain links to other sites not affiliated with Swingular. Please note that these other sites may have privacy policies that differ from those of Swingular. We have no control over any personal information that you provide to these sites.
Swingular Privacy Officer
Email: [email protected]swingular.com