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AbiTeq Privacy

Effective February 8, 2007

About AbiTeq.com

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.

AbiTeq.com cares deeply about online privacy If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at .

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.

Use of Cookies

AbiTeq.com uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from AbiTeq.com in order to use most functions on the site.


AbiTeq.com contains links to sites. AbiTeq.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on AbiTeq.com.

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.

Email Choice/Opt-out

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

Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by AbiTeq.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers 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. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by AbiTeq.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


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

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, AbiTeq will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by AbiTeq.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the AbiTeq.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. AbiTeq reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of AbiTeq or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at:


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