Disclosure of the Conflict of Interest
We earn revenue from users who after having tried our web site for free may purchase premium features to the extent that they do not violate the privacy of other users. We have no advertising and we earn revenue from no other parties.
Registration at PrivateSpaceOnline is anonymous and open to everyone. We require no information from you in order to start using our product. You may choose to leave your e-mail address, but this is optional, and we would use it only if you forget your password.
We identify our users via numerical Account Numbers, which we do not associate with their real identities. While we store the information that you publish for your Contacts, such as your name, contact information, professional background, photos, etc., we do not require nor assume this information to be true.
PrivateSpaceOnline takes no ownership of the information uploaded by its users. You can delete any data that you have ever uploaded, and you can destroy your entire Account through “Settings” -> “Destroy Account” menu. We automatically destroy non-premium Accounts if you do not log in within 3 months. You cannot delete, however, certain types of comments or messages that your send to other users. Such messages are considered property of their recipients. Only they can delete them from them Accounts. We place explicit notices on the pages where you may send this type of messages or comments.
PrivateSpaceOnline by default shares no kind of information about you with your Contacts unless you explicitly request a specific portion of it to become visible to some of them. You may do so by using “Can be Viewed by…” link on “My Information” page, “Can View…” link on “Contacts” page, or by matching your Contacts with the information you want them to see via “Networks”.
PrivateSpaceOnline by design gives no possibility to users to find other users on the site, unless these other users have explicitly indicated that they want to be found by a specific category of people, for example, by those with whom they worked or studied together.
No Sharing with the Third Parties
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide any information about you to the third parties. However, because PrivateSpaceOnline is incorporated in the United States, California, we might be legally forced to disclose some of your information to the properly empowered US authorities in case we receive a legal order. In this case we may decide to use a reasonable amount of legal means to resist such order, but only if you do not use PrivateSpaceOnline site for serious criminal activities, such as child pornography, homicide, terrorism, other crimes related to violating freedom, privacy or other fundamental rights of others. You should not assume that we would attempt or succeed in doing so. We do not consider legal orders from the parties other than the properly empowered US authorities.
We require all our employees, contractors, and employees of these contractors who perform work for PrivateSpaceOnline to individually sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement that requires them not to use the information stored at PrivateSpaceOnline for non work-related purposes, and to not disclose it to the third-parties.
No Cookies. No Web Beacons
PrivateSpaceOnline uses no cookies and no web beacons. Therefore, we cannot recognize you when you return to the site. We will require you to enter your Account Number and Password every time you visit it.
No Information Collection about your computer
Due to a multitude of design flaws in the communications standards of the Internet, software, web browsers and operating systems, when you visit PrivateSpaceOnline web site, we may automatically get access to the URL of the site that you came from, your IP address, the type of your operating system and web browser, the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), as well as the URL of the site where you are leaving. We do not use this information and we make our best effort to ensure it does not accidentally remain on our servers. However, we cannot guarantee nor promise that it is not intercepted, stored, shared, or used by the third parties of whom we are not in control, such as Internet and Hosting Providers, governments (both domestic and international), your employer, hackers, criminals, terrorists, as well as other individuals or organization who may theoretically obtain unauthorized access to it.
Backup Policy (to be changed in the future)
PrivateSpaceOnline uses Dedicated Server hosting provided by GoDaddy.com hosting provider. It includes daily backups of our servers held for up to 7 days. Additionally, to our best knowledge, GoDaddy makes their own daily backups of all servers, including those of PrivateSpaceOnline, and holds them for up to 30 days. If you destroy your Account or delete any information from it, we cannot remove it from these backups earlier than in 30 days. However, we are currently looking for a different hosting provider who would have a possibility to store backups for the maximum of 1 day. We may also choose to buy our own servers if we raise enough money for that in the future. If you are a hosting provider or know a hosting provider who can sign a legally binding agreement with regard to its backup policy, we would appreciate if you let us know. If you are a potential investor or if you would like to make a donation to PrivateSpaceOnline to help us spearhead the transition to the independent servers, we would appreciate if you contact us.
E-mail Sending Control
PrivateSpaceOnline sends no kind of e-mails to your Contacts, unless you explicitly approve sending specific notifications to specific people about having published some information for them. In this case you will be able to see and modify the full text in the Body, Subject, “To:” and “From:” fields for every message.
Statistical Information Collection
We collect statistical information about users’ activities as long as we are reasonably sure that no portion of this information can be attributed to a specific Account. For example, we may record the number of active Accounts, the average amount of time spent by the Account Holders on the site, the list of the most frequently used features, etc. We may share this kind of information with the third parties or use it internally to improve the customer experience.
We make our best effort to protect your data from unauthorized access using the best tools available to us, such as SHA1 authentication, firewalls, restricting physical access to our facilities, regular audits for possible vulnerabilities etc. However, we do not possess any superior technology that makes our web site invulnerable to all kinds of attacks. We, therefore, strongly discourage you from publishing highly sensitive information at PrivateSpaceOnline.
You also accept the responsibility to not use our site for any activities that would be considered illegal under the current Law of the State of California or Federal Law of the United States. Our ability to protect your privacy and the privacy of the other users may be jeopardized if you do so.
If we have a reasonable suspicion that you are using our site for any serious criminal activities, such as child pornography, homicide, terrorism, activities related to violating freedom, privacy or other fundamental rights of others, whether considered criminal or not, we may take the decision to investigate ourselves the content of your Account. In case we find this suspicion to be true, we may contact the corresponding US or other countries’ authorities without notifying you about this. We reserve the right to deny you using our site or to destroy your Account at no reason and at any time if we reasonably believe that you may have been or may become involved in any such activities in the future.