Synaptop is committed to protecting privacy rights while providing you with an easy, interactive and social online shopping experience
We built Synaptop to enhance your online experience by tailoring it to you (literally), and by making it easy for you to share the fun of surfing online with others. It is a collaboration platform, that allows you to share with others only what you wish. Synaptop is not responsible for any data you freely share with others, as it is left up to you and your sole discretion.
We respect privacy rights, and provide you with privacy tools to control your personal information, including sharing it. As a User of Synaptop, you create and control your profile and preferences, choose your Friends, decide what information to share and which shopping trips to experience with which Friends.
If you have questions, ideas or concerns, you should contact our privacy staff at email@example.com
Information Synaptop may collect
When you visit our Website you provide Synaptop with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us, and website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
When you register for Synaptop, you will be asked to provide your first and last name, and your birth date (for security purposes). You will also be asked to create a Screen Name (which will identify you to other Users of Synaptop), and to set up a password (to help us confirm that it is you logging in). This is the minimum personal information that you must disclose to Synaptop to become a User and enjoy our services. Additional information may be disclosed at your sole discretion.
Synaptop has many unique features that were created to help you enjoy your experience on the internet. To take advantage of Synaptop’s features, further personal information may be required. We will let you know when our collection of further personal information is necessary to use a feature and when it is merely discretionary. For example, to buy something through Synaptop, we require your personal financial information to process your payment, and your address information to arrange for delivery, if necessary.
When you enter our Website, we automatically collect information about how you use and interact with it, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, the referring website address, and the content of any undeleted “cookies” (described below) that your browser previously accepted. This information is gathered for all Synaptop visitors, and helps us improve everyone’s online experience. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the User’s computer tied to information about the User. We use session ID cookies to confirm that Users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the User closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to Synaptop. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
Sharing Information and Experiences through Synaptop
Synaptop is about sharing information and shopping with others while providing you with privacy settings that restrict other Users from accessing your information. We allow you to choose the information you provide to Friends and networks through Synaptop. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.
Your Screen Name is the only piece of information that you are required to share with all other Users of Synaptop. So pick your Screen Name carefully because it can enable or prevent others from finding you. Other users can use the search bar in the contact tab to find you, and should they request you as a friend, you have the ultimate decision to decline or accept the friend request. This way, only people you know and/or accepted have access to the person information you have shared with Synaptop.
Privacy settings, and public and private profiles
By using the privacy settings on your Preferences page, you determine what information is private (and should be in your private profile), and what is shared with your Friends on Synaptop (and should be in your public profile).
Information you disclose to Synaptop (other than financial information) becomes part of your private profile unless and until you delete it. You can delete information from your private profile at any time.
Your Screen Name is also the only piece of information that defaults to become part of your public profile, so it will identify you to your Friends. Other than your Screen Name, you decide what information you want to share, and with whom you want to share it. You can change your privacy settings to specify other information you want to be displayed on your public profile. If your privacy settings are on, all Users of Synaptop can see your Screen Name, only your Friends can see your public profile, and only you and Synaptop can see your private profile.
If you want all Users of Synaptop (and not just your Friends) to see your public profile, you can turn your privacy settings off. Without privacy settings, Users of Synaptop will be able to find you by searching for the information in your public profile, and connect with you easily. If you turn your privacy settings off, some elements of your public profile, may be made available to third party search engines.
Collaborative Apps and other experiences with Friends
Synaptop also allows you to go on collaborate with your Friends, send messages, perform searches and queries, draw with friends, chat with a built in translator, video conference call with several friends, and even write documents togather, and transmit information through various channels. These experiences are shared with your Friends.
Synaptop also has discussion forums. If you decide to post content on these forums, you do so at your own risk.
Synaptop’s Tell A Friend Service
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site and invite them to join, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your Friend’s email address. We will automatically send your Friend a one-time email or instant message inviting him or her to visit the site. Synaptop stores this information to send this one-time invitation, to register a Friend connection if your invitation is accepted, and to track the success of our referral program. Your Friend may contact us at info@Synaptop.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
How Synaptop Uses Personal Information Collected Online:
Generally, we collect information so that we can provide you services and offer personalized and shared features.
How Synaptop may use the information you provide:
Other Ways Information may be Shared
We do not sell or otherwise provide your contact information to third party marketers without your permission.
When you use Synaptop, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a Friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, listings or other information, may be shared with other Users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, Marketplace listings or other items, this information may become publicly available.
Synaptop’s Commitment to Safeguarding Information
We understand that security is key to protecting your privacy rights while online. Synaptop has put in place physical, technical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the security, integrity of personal information, and when applicable, to safeguard its anonymity or confidentiality. We use encryption and other forms of technical protection to secure shopping transactions processed through our website.
Synaptop takes appropriate precautions to protect our Users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of Synaptop Web Site, please contact us at privacy@Synaptop.com
To protect the security of your information, each User has a User name and password* to access Synaptop. You are solely responsible for the security of your password, and must take precautions to keep it private to prevent any unauthorized use. Neither Synaptop nor any other person or entity will be responsible for any losses, damages or consequences suffered due to careless or unauthorized use of a password.
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How Long We Retain Information:
We retain information for as long as necessary to fulfill its identified purposes. Once information has fulfilled its identified purposes, it is erased, anonymized or destroyed.
We retain the information in your profiles for as long as you keep your profiles with us, or until we receive a request from you to remove it. In most cases, we retain your information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your Friends. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information. For Synapstore, we retain your financial information until the shared transaction is complete. For gifts, we retain information until the timeframe for returns has ended. Once your transaction is complete, and we have confirmation of successful delivery, we will only retain information if you have asked us to.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on Synaptop is readily available through the profile editing tools available on your Privacy page. Synaptop Users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their Synaptop account may do so on the account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to Users of Synaptop.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on Synaptop, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another Synaptop User) you generally cannot remove such communications.
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Links to other sites
Visitors will find links from Synaptop.com to independently owned, controlled and/or managed World Wide Web or Internet sites whose content we have found of possible interest to our visitors. While we initially visit these sites to which we directly link, we do not monitor or control the content that appears on these sites and such content may be constantly changing. Read the privacy policies of all linked sites before navigating through them.
If you have a complaint about Synaptop’s handling of your personal information, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to resolve any outstanding issues in a positive and co-operative spirit, and in a prompt manner.
SYNAPTOP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THIS POLICY.
THIS POLICY WAS LAST UPDATED IN OCTOBER, 2014.