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NationalCOGIC Privacy Policy


About NationalCOGIC - NationalCOGIC is a rapidly growing Christian Social Network. Members can share sermons, exhortations, teachings, testimonies and more with other social network users. Members of our christian social network can also share what's happening at their church and find out what's happening at other churches across the United states.

NationalCOGIC (“NationalCOGIC” or “we”) operates NationalCOGIC.com. This Privacy Policy describes NationalCOGIC’s use and sharing of personally identifiable information (“PII”-- your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or credit card number) that Members voluntarily provide to NationalCOGIC when they register (also known as “Registration PII”). The Term “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member. This Privacy Policy applies to the services offered by NationalCOGIC, including any NationalCOGIC-branded URL (the “NationalCOGIC Website”), the NationalCOGIC instant messaging service, the NationalCOGIC application developer service and other features (for example, music and video embedded players), NationalCOGIC mobile services, and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by NationalCOGIC in connection with the NationalCOGIC Website (collectively, the “NationalCOGIC Services”). The NationalCOGIC Services are hosted in the United States.

The NationalCOGIC Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 14 years of age.

From time to time NationalCOGIC may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of the NationalCOGIC Services, or technology, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by NationalCOGIC on the NationalCOGIC Website. Your continued use of the NationalCOGIC Services after NationalCOGIC posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If NationalCOGIC materially changes its practices regarding collection or use of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice of, and have not objected to, the change.

COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON NationalCOGIC

General. When NationalCOGIC collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of NationalCOGIC. NationalCOGIC may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in NationalCOGIC Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to NationalCOGIC for review.

In addition, NationalCOGIC collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the NationalCOGIC Services, track usage, and for security purposes.

NationalCOGIC Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively “Profile Information”). The Profile Information in a Member’s profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.

NationalCOGIC Members can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and NationalCOGIC communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Edit Profile” portion of their NationalCOGIC profile. Link to Privacy Settings.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that NationalCOGIC places on your computer. NationalCOGIC uses cookies to identify your Internet browser, store Users’ preferences, and determine whether you have installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the NationalCOGIC Services. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide services.

Third party advertisements displayed on NationalCOGIC Services may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers (known as “third party cookies”). NationalCOGIC does not control these third party cookies and Users of the NationalCOGIC Services should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies. See the “Notice” section below for more information on customized advertising on NationalCOGIC. A pixel tag is a tiny image inserted in a webpage and used to record the number and types of views for that page. NationalCOGIC may allow third party pixel tags to be present on NationalCOGIC Services for purposes of advertising, providing services or data and statistics collection.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the NationalCOGIC Services.

NOTICE: NationalCOGIC WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES

When you voluntarily provide PII to NationalCOGIC, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses NationalCOGIC will make of the information to the extent it is being used in a manner that differs from what is allowed pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

At the time you provide your PII, NationalCOGIC will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII (See “Choice” below). Except as described in this Privacy Policy, NationalCOGIC will not share your PII with third parties unless you have given NationalCOGIC permission to do so (See “Use” below).

NationalCOGIC Services may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. NationalCOGIC Services may also carry advertisements from other companies. NationalCOGIC is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with the NationalCOGIC Services or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies. Once you leave NationalCOGIC Services via such a link, access a third party application (such as widgets) or click on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine, among other things, how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

NationalCOGIC Services may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with NationalCOGIC (i.e., that are part of the News America Group: “Affiliated Companies”). Although all Affiliated Companies adhere to the News America corporate Privacy Principles, Users who visit those Affiliated Company sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.
NationalCOGIC may use cookies and similar tools to customize the content and advertising you receive based on the Profile Information you have provided. Profile Information you provide in structured profile fields or questions (multiple choice questions like “Marital Status,” “Education” and “Children”) (“Structured Profile Information”), information you add to open-ended profile fields and questions (essay questions like “About Me,” “Interests” and “Movies”) (“Non-Structured Profile Information”) and other non-PII about you may also be used to customize the online ads you encounter to those we believe are aligned with your interests. For example, based on your music interests we might display an advertisement to make sure you are advised when your favorite band is coming to town. The information used for this feature does not provide your PII or identify you as an individual to third parties. If you would like to disable advertising customization for Non-Structured Profile Information, please log in and click here.

Some of the advertisements that appear on NationalCOGIC Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of NationalCOGIC Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:

http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the NationalCOGIC Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members’ profiles or shared with other Users. However, NationalCOGIC does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with NationalCOGIC. NationalCOGIC encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party’s application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.

CHOICE: NationalCOGIC WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, NationalCOGIC will get your permission before we use the PII you provide to us in a way that is inconsistent with the purpose for which it was submitted or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with NationalCOGIC.

USE: NationalCOGIC'S USE OF PII

NationalCOGIC will only use the PII you provide under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If NationalCOGIC obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is also governed by this Privacy Policy.

NationalCOGIC also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). NationalCOGIC may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under “Edit Profile.” Search engines may index the portion of a Member’s profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.

If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from NationalCOGIC, NationalCOGIC may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the NationalCOGIC Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from NationalCOGIC, you can change your profile settings under “Account Settings,” or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

There may be instances when NationalCOGIC may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of NationalCOGIC, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the NationalCOGIC Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if NationalCOGIC sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, NationalCOGIC may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

When a Member who is located in the European Union chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. NationalCOGIC is not responsible under the EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.

SECURITY: NationalCOGIC PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII

NationalCOGIC uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, NationalCOGIC uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.

ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT NationalCOGIC ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS

Whenever possible, NationalCOGIC Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as “Edit Profile” and “Account Settings.”

If you would like to communicate with us about this Privacy Policy or NationalCOGIC’s collection and use of your PII please contact NationalCOGIC at:

Email:
support@nationalcogic.com

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