Privacy Policy

For purposes of this Privacy Policy (“Policy” or “Privacy Policy”), the terms “we,” “us,” “our” and “AXO.com” refer to AXO.com and “you” and “your” refers to you, as a user of the AXO.com service. AXO.com also may power and host Third Party community web sites (“Third Party Sites”). AXO.com Sites and Third Party Sites make up a community of social-networking web sites that we refer to here as the “Community Sites.” The Community Sites, using AXO.com, allow registered users (“Members”) to create personal profiles online, display content, share information and comments, utilize services and establish a network of relationships – all within one Community Site or across multiple Community Sites. In order to operate the AXO.com service and to provide our services we must ask you to provide some information about yourself. AXO.com is committed to providing a safe and secure website for people of all ages. We are dedicated to safeguarding all personal information collected online. Because children may visit this website, we employ special measures to help children protect their privacy while online. We do not ask children to disclose more personal information than is necessary for them to participate in a particular activity, and we take steps to prevent children from posting contact information without parental consent. We urge children to check with their parents before entering information on any website and we urge parents to discuss with their kids restrictions regarding the online release of personal information to anyone they don’t know.

What does this privacy policy cover?

This Privacy Policy covers AXO.com's treatment of personal information that AXO.com gathers when you are on the AXO.com Web site and when you use AXO.com services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that AXO.com does not own or control, or to individuals that AXO.com does not employ or manage.

When this privacy policy applies

This Privacy Policy applies whether you are accessing AXO.com via a personal computer, a mobile device or any other technology or devices now known or hereafter developed or discovered (each, a “Device”) and whether you are accessing as a Member or other user. This Privacy Policy governs only the Personal Information and Other Information (as those terms are defined below) collected by us via AXO.com and does not cover any such information collected by any other company or third party, unless specifically stated. We may from time to time, combine Information (as that term is defined below) with other information we collect from other sources, such as information received from, marketing companies or Advertisers and, if we do so, our use of the resulting combined Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy.
Your continued use of AXO.com indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of the collection, use, disclosure, management and storage of your Personal Information and Other Information as described herein. We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time by posting an updated Privacy Policy without advance notice to you. Such revisions will be effective immediately upon posting. Notice of material changes will be posted on AXO.com and/or will be provided by e-mailing you or notifying you upon login about these changes; the form of such notice is at our discretion. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions often for updates.
We are committed to protecting users' privacy. Keeping the Personal Information you share with us secure and ensuring your understanding of how we collect, use, disclose and maintain your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your Personal Information and while no data transmission online is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your Personal Information.

Eligibility

Visitors to AXO.com may participate in many activities without providing any personally identifiable information. However, if a user wants to participate in certain of our interactive features, we ask the user to register and provide us with the following information: the user's e-mail address and age information. When the person who registers indicates that he or she is under 13, we will either collect no personally identifiable information from that individual or inform the child that a parent's verifiable consent is required or we will collect the e-mail address of the user's parent in addition to the user's e-mail address. We use the parent's e-mail address to seek the parent's verifiable consent or notify the parent of his/her child's online activities and enable the parent to unsubscribe his/her child from a newsletter or other similar activity. . If you would like to review any personally identifiable information that we have collected online from your child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of your child's information or if you have questions about these information practices, you may contact us at info@axo.com, or via mail at AXO America, Inc., Attn: Privacy Under 13, 26465 Summit Cir, Santa Clarita, CA 91650, U.S.A..
If you are between 13 and 17 or under the age of majority where you live, before you use AXO.com please review this Agreement with your parents or guardians. Until you reach the age of majority where you live, you certify that your parents or guardians have consented to your use, they have agreed to this Agreement on your behalf, and you agree to provide them with your current registration e-mail address and password at all times. You understand that your parents or guardians may ask us to modify or terminate your use or access, and we may do so at their request or for any other reason, at any time, without notice or responsibility to anyone. By your use, you certify that you are at least 13 years of age or the required greater age for certain features and meet any other eligibility requirements. If you are not yet 13 years old or the required greater age for certain features and/or do not meet other eligibility requirements, please discontinue using AXO.com immediately and do not send any Information about yourself. If we discover that a user under age 13, does not have verified parental consent and/or has provided us with Personal Information or Other Information, we will delete it.

U.S. Governing Law

AXO.com and AXO.com Sites are established in the United States, meaning that you are accessing a community network in the U.S. AXO.com and AXO.com Sites are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. AXO.com makes no representation that AXO.com or AXO.com Sites are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations. Please be aware that any Personal Information or Other Information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of AXO.com or Community Sites will be collected in the U.S. or transferred to the U.S. by or on behalf of the Community Sites. By using or participating in AXO.com or Community Sites and/or providing us with your Personal Information or Other Information, you (i) consent to the transfer, processing and/or storage of any Personal Information and Other Information you provide to AXO.com and/or the Community Sites, (ii) acknowledge that U.S. law provides a lower standard of protection for personal data than the laws of various countries including, but not limited to, the European Union and (iii) understand that AXO.com and AXO.com Community Sites will collect, transfer to, process and/or store and deal with your Personal Information and Other Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and U.S. law. Consequently, you waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.

Registering with AXO.com

Your e-mail address and password combination (collectively, “User ID”) gives you immediate access to your AXO.com account. After you have registered at AXO.com
AXO.com have access to the updated registration and profile Information that you provide on AXO.com, including, but not limited to, your e-mail address. Other information, such as information relating to your Postings.

Consents and Governing Policies
By registering, you acknowledge and consent to us, tracking your activities and your use of AXO.com. You also agree to this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information

“Personal Information” means information that would allow someone to identify you or contact you, such as your full name, e-mail address, physical address, telephone number, date of birth, blog or personal web site URL. “Other Information” means any information other than Personal Information that is collected by AXO.com or AXO.com Sites. Other Information includes, but is not limited to, non-personally identifiable data regarding how Members and other users navigate and use AXO.com and AXO.com Sites including the number and frequency of visitors to each page, the length of their stays, the type of browser used (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox), the operating system used (for example, Windows or Mac), the domain name of each user’s Internet service provider (for example, Earthlink or AOL) and certain other information (for example, “click stream” data). “Information” means, collectively, Personal Information and Other Information. “IP Address” means the number automatically assigned to your Device when you access the Internet, which our web servers use to identify where to send the information that your Device requests.

Collection of Information
We collect Personal Information and Other Information about you when you provide it to us on AXO.com including when you register, participate in any services, participate in promotions such as sweepstakes and contests, or in the course of any other exchanges of data, transactions and/or activities. We may also ask you to provide us with Other Information, including demographic or similar information. If we link this Other Information with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information. In addition, as part of our current and planned services we may, at any time, offer additional features that require you to register or otherwise provide Personal Information, including for example, credit card information, or we may require a fee to gain access to any portion of AXO.com. You may choose not to provide certain Information, but then you may be unable to take advantage of or participate in AXO.com.There may be times where we receive your Personal Information from a Third Party Site in order to provide content-sharing services to you through that Third Party Site (including, for example, if you have directly provided personally-identifiable information to register separately with a Third Party Site and that information is then imported to AXO.com pursuant to applicable privacy policies and law). There also may be circumstances when we receive personally-identifiable information about you from other sources and combine that with Information collected through the Community Sites. In each of those cases, we will use your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We collect your IP Address when you visit or request pages from AXO.com Sites.

Use of Information
We may use the Personal Information and Other Information that we obtain from you, to provide AXO.com and to tailor your experience on AXO.com. We may make you aware of additional products and services that may be of interest to you or to contact you regarding site changes. You can choose whether to receive some, all or none of these communications.

Disclosure of Information
AXO.com have access to your registration and profile Information, including, but not limited to, your Personal Information. We may employ third-party operational service providers to perform functions on our behalf for the purpose of administering and maintaining portions of AXO.com services, features, functions and operations and performing other services on our behalf, for example, sending communications on our behalf, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. In order to provide such services, these operational service providers may have access to your Information and they will be required to handle it consistent with this Privacy Policy. We do not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless you first affirmatively agree to the disclosure when invited to do so (including, for example, by checking the checkbox provided). If you do agree to receive communications from an unaffiliated third party, your shared Personal Information will be subject to that third party’s privacy policy. Therefore, if you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your Personal Information, you will need to contact the third party directly. We may share your Information with unaffiliated third parties under the following limited circumstances: When legally required to do so (for example, to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process) or at the request of law enforcement or other governmental authorities.
If we believe your actions violate any law, regulation, the Terms and Conditions, this Privacy Policy, or any of our other terms and conditions, Rules, services, features or functions, or if you threaten the rights, property or safety of AXO.com or any of its or their operational service providers, licensors, suppliers, Advertisers, customers, Members, users or any other party.
If, in our sole discretion, we believe such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect our business and assets, to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend our interests, and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
In the event of a bankruptcy, merger, consolidation, acquisition, restructuring, transfer of control, joint venture, fundamental corporate change, or other business combination involving us.

Profile Privacy Settings

When logged-in, you may manage your communication settings in the “Newsletter Subscriptions” section by specifying your preferences.
You may delete comments posted to your profile. Please note that we also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove any comments or other posts, originating from you or otherwise.

Publicly Disclosed Information; Profiles and Postings

To the extent allowed under applicable law, this Privacy Policy does not apply to any Information that you publicly disclose or display, or allow on your profile. Because other people may view your public Information and postings, please exercise caution whenever disclosing Information. You do not know who may access and use such Information, or for what purpose. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any Information you disclose or receive through these venues. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for restrictions with respect to Postings.
Publicly displayed Information and Postings may be indexed by third-party search engines and appear in search results on third-party web sites.

Cookies

Cookies
To enhance your experience on AXO.com we may use "Cookies." Cookies are small data files placed in your Device’s browser when you visit a Community Site. Cookies may be used for a number of purposes, such as tracking usage patterns, measuring the effectiveness of advertising, to help serve advertisements, limiting multiple responses and registrations, facilitating your ability to navigate and as part of a verification or screening process. Cookies automatically identify your web browser whenever you visit AXO.com. Also, by recording how and when you use AXO.com Cookies help us determine which areas are popular and which are not. Additionally, accepting Cookies may allow you, among other things, to personalize your experience on AXO.com.
Opting Out
If you do not wish to allow for use of Cookies, you may generally opt-out of providing this information by setting your browser to reject Cookies or by controlling the preferences in third-party applications such as Norton Internet Security. If you do not wish for Cookies to track your specific activity, you may set your browser to reject Cookies, adjust your e-mail settings from HTML to text-only display, and control the preferences in third-party applications such as Norton Internet Security. However, please be aware that some areas of AXO.com may not provide you with an acceptable user experience if you disable the use of Cookies.

Third Party Advertisers, Content Providers and Service Providers

When you visit AXO.com Advertisers may serve certain content, including, for example, advertisements. Advertisers also may set their own Cookies or other tracking technologies to identify your preferences, recognize you (if you have previously had contact with the Advertisers) and determine on which web site their advertisement was displayed and whether or not you clicked it. Third-party content providers and service providers also may use tracking technologies to determine how many times you have viewed their content or used their services. This information also helps advertising partners deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be most relevant to you. We do not have access to or control the use of tracking technologies by third parties, what information they collect or how they use it. Third parties’ use of tracking technologies is subject to their own privacy policies. Therefore, we encourage you to investigate and ask questions directly of them in this regard.

Sponsorship, Sweepstakes, Contests or Other Promotions

If you participate in a sponsorship, sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, your Information may be disclosed as required by law, for example, on a winners' list. Also, by entering a sponsorship, sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, we may require you to consent to the use of your Information in advertising materials. In addition, we may offer you sponsorship, sweepstakes, contests, or other promotions that are sponsored or co-sponsored by a third party. If disclosed to you on the promotion registration page and/or Rules, those third parties may obtain the Information that you submit for that promotion. We have no control over such a third party's use of your Information, and any such third party is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Links

AXO.com Sites may contain links to other web sites, whose information practices may be different from ours. You could be directed to other web pages or online content through links that are beyond our control. These other web pages may set their own cookies, collect information, and/or have their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy only covers information collected by us at AXO.com and we encourage you to review the privacy policy of any other web site you visit, including, Third Party Sites.

Security

We maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. For example, our data networks are protected by firewalls and we limit our employee access to AXO.com to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. We request that our operational service providers follow the same policy. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure and, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information we receive and we are not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of Information.

Accuracy and Confidentiality

All Members and users of AXO.com are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Information when prompted. We cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give us accurate, truthful or complete Information or if you fail to update such Information. We may reject and delete any entry that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent or inconsistent with our Terms and Conditions or this Privacy Policy. Bear in mind that when you submit Information to us, it does not guarantee that we will permit you to use any or all features or functions.
Generally, you may review or update your Personal Information collected by AXO.com. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as date of birth or age, cannot be deleted and a change to this information may not be permitted. In addition, Information collected for certain purposes (such as entries for contests, sweepstakes or other promotions) is subject to corporate and regulatory recordkeeping requirements and will not be deleted upon request, unless the entrant is a person under the age of 13 years old. To review, update or delete Personal Information collected by AXO.com, please e-mail the AXO.com Privacy Administrator at info@axo.com (and be prepared to provide verification of your identity). You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your User ID (unique e-mail and password combination) for access to your AXO.com account, and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we may incur or suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible for your use of, and conduct on, AXO.com or any other related activity. You are solely responsible for any use of, and conduct on AXO.com or any other related activity, by any others who use your User ID, unless and until you notify us that your User ID may have been compromised or improperly taken or used.
You also may deactivate your AXO.com account by e-mailing the AXO.com Privacy Administrator at info@axo.com (and be prepared to provide verification of your identity). If we terminate your AXO.com account, your public profile will be removed from AXO.com and we reserve the right to retain or delete your Information in our database, subject to our Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a resident of the State of California, we provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options such as your right to opt-out (which we may sometimes refer to as "unsubscribe") or opt-in for use of your Personal Information by third parties (such as Advertisers) for marketing purposes. Therefore, pursuant to the California Civil Code, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your Personal Information for marketing purposes during the preceding year. If you are a California resident and wish to request information about how to exercise your third-party disclosure choices, please contact our Privacy Administrator at info@axo.com or:
AXO America, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Administrator
26465 Summit Cir
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
U.S.A.
All requests must be labeled “Privacy Rights” on the e-mail subject line or envelope or post card. For all requests, please clearly state that the request is related to “Your California Privacy Rights”, include your name, street address, city, state, zip code and e-mail address (your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via e-mail) and indicate your preference on how our response to your request should be sent (e-mail or postal mail). We will not accept requests via the telephone or by fax. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information. If you have other questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Administrator at info@axo.com or by postal mail sent to:
AXO America, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Administrator
26465 Summit Cir
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
U.S.A.

Questions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or how we collect, maintain, use or share your Information, you may contact us directly by sending an e-mail to info@axo.com.
This Privacy Policy was last modified on September 1, 2010 and is effective immediately.

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