Effective February 8, 2007
AbiTeq.com is an online service that allows our members to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through networks of colleagues. AbiTeq members can invite colleagues to view, or collaborate in, their projects, communicating with each other through a variety of effective, private online methods. AbiTeq members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other invited colleagues communicate with them.
Information Collection and Use by AbiTeq.com
AbiTeq.com collects user submitted information such as name and email address to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the AbiTeq.com service. AbiTeq.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: contact information, personal interests, education and occupation in order to assist users in communicating with each other.
AbiTeq.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the web site, track usage and improve the web site services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes
User Profile information including members' pictures and chosen site names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the AbiTeq.com networking community. Email addresses are used as a unique login and to send notifications related to the service. A user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's network. Users within a network communicate on AbiTeq.com with each other through the AbiTeq.com service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members if not used as the display name.
We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service. Users may choose not to receive email of this type by changing their "notification" setting to "Do not send me notification emails" in the user "Account Settings"
From time to time, AbiTeq.com or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on AbiTeq.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
AbiTeq members can invite colleagues to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system using the colleague’s public email address. AbiTeq.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the colleague's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. AbiTeq.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders.
AbiTeq members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal AbiTeq address book and may also choose to send invitations to those addresses.
Messages, Forums, Blogs, Classifieds, Resumes, Files, Documents, Posters and Chat
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Messages, Forums, Blogs, Classifieds, Resumes, Files, Documents, Posters and Chat that that information can be accessed by permitted members and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
AbiTeq.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Info.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me notification emails' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. Users who do not wish to receive AbiTeq.com newsletters may choose not to by selecting 'Do not send me AbiTeq newsletters' in the user profile 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and AbiTeq.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
AbiTeq.com member accounts are secured by member-created passwords AbiTeq.com takes precautions to insure that member account information and content is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information and content that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information and content to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information and content. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. We recommend not storing critical information on our site if its compromise would cause harm or damage. For any additional information about the security measures we use on AbiTeq.com, please contact us a
Sharing and Disclosure of Information AbiTeq.com Collects
Contacting the Web Site
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