Upon registration, purchase of a product or service, and each time You visit a Skillhoard website or You access Your account We collect specific types of information. These are described in more detail in the following paragraphs.
User Provided Information: Personally identifiable information (such as name and email address) that You provide to Skillhoard when registering to Skillhoard services or participating in various activities on the Skillhoard sites such as uploading images and captions, uploading videos, posting messages in Our forums.
Cookies: When You visit Skillhoard Sites, We may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to Your computer that uniquely identifies Your browser. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains on Your hard drive after You close Your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by Your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after You close Your browser. You can reset Your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Skillhoard Sites may not function properly if the feature "accept cookies" is disabled.
Log Files: Log file information is automatically reported by Your browser each time You view a webpage. When You register with or view Skillhoard Sites, Our servers automatically record certain information that Your web browser sends whenever You visit a website. These server logs may include information such as Your web request, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and Universal Resource Locators (URL), platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of Your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify Your browser.
If You submit personally identifiable information to Us through the Skillhoard Sites We use Your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to You the features and functionality of the Skillhoard Sites.
Any personal information or content that You voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in message areas and blogs, within Your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any images, captions, videos or other content that You submit to the Skillhoard Sites may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
We may use Your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying You of major Skillhoard Site changes or for customer service purposes). We use both Your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Skillhoard Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionalities, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state laws (such as EU Copyright Law), or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including but not limited to, fraud, potential threats to public safety or the physical safety of any person, violations of Our Terms of Service, or as otherwise permitted by law.
Skillhoard also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally identifiable information that Skillhoard believes, in good-faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend Ourselves against any Third Party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our websites, products and services, and to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Skillhoard, Our staff, our Users or others.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Skillhoard Sites, in which case Skillhoard may not be able to provide certain services to You. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that media files uploaded by Users to the Skillhoard Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to Our Terms of Service.
To protect Your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify Your identity before granting You profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of Your unique password and account information at all times.
Skillhoard uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of Your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information You convey to Skillhoard, and You do so at Your own risk. Once We receive the information You submitted, Skillhoard makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of Our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Skillhoard learns of a security systems breach We may attempt to notify you electronically so that You can take appropriate protective steps. Skillhoard may post a notice on Our Website if a security breach occurs. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw Your consent to receiving electronic notices) You should notify Our Customer Care department.