The Information Sphere Collects When you use the Services, you may be invited to provide personal information in order to receive additional information from Sphere or the Services. This information may include information that personally identifies you, such as your full name, e-mail address, or other account registration information (personally identifiable information or “PII”). The Services may also collect other information when you use the Services that does personally identify you, such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP address, and your device identifiers. Such information is sometimes collected to improve the design and content of our Services or analyze the usage of Services.
Personally Identifiable Information As a general matter, you can browse the Services without submitting your personally identifiable information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personally identifiable information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personally identifiable information.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information From or Through Social Media Sites We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources and from our offline interactions with you to enable us to verify, update and correct the information contained in our database and to better customize your experience on the Services, among other purposes.
How Sphere Uses Your Information We may use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Services. We may use your personally and non-personally identifiable information in the following ways:
B. Combination of Your Personally Identifiable Information We may use the information from one portion of the Services on other portions of the Services, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Services into a single user record. We may also use and/or combine information that we collect off-line or we collect or receive from third party sources to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of your user records.
Sphere retains the right to transfer your personal information to a successor in interest pursuant to a change of control of the Services or a sale of all or substantially all of the Service’s assets. We may disclose or share non-personally identifiable information (or other information, other than personally identifiable information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary, as described below.
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Protecting Your Information We are concerned about ensuring the security of your personally identifiable information and take reasonable security measures to protect such information. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
You need to help protect the privacy of your own information. You must take precautions to protect the security of any personally identifiable information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless (WiFi) networks or similar devices. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks. It is also important to remember that comments submitted may be recorded and stored in multiple places, both on the Services and elsewhere on the Internet. It is therefore important that you are careful and selective about the personal information that you disclose about yourself and others, and in particular, you should not disclose sensitive, embarrassing, proprietary or confidential information to Sphere or on the Services.
Law Enforcement Sphere will cooperate with law enforcement and disclose any requested information if they believe, in good faith, that such disclosure is necessary to: (i) handle fraud, attacks against our systems, or security conflicts, (ii) remain in line with currently applicable state and federal laws or regulations, (iii) continue to abide by Sphere’s Terms and Conditions, or (iv) protect the public or Sphere from any attacks against intellectual or physical property rights.
Opt-Out Provisions You may opt-out of having your personally identifiable information shared with business partners and third parties by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail marketing messages and newsletters from Sphere. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by contacting email@example.com.
Children The Services is not intended for children under 18 years of age and Sphere does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age, do not provide personal information to Sphere without providing us with consent from your parents. If we discover that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personal information and we do not have parental consent, Sphere will immediately delete that child’s information from the Services. If you believe that Sphere has been provided with the personal information of a child under the age of 18 without parental consent, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: November 16, 2020 2:32PM PST