Shindig Privacy Policy

Effective: May 1, 2011

Our Policy

Shindig, Inc. (“Shindig”) provides and makes available this web site (the “WebSite”) through which Shindig provides and makes available a platform whereby any registered member of the Web Site (“you”or “Member”) may participate in online events, collaborative work, game play, socialization and other offerings (the “Platform”). This Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) sets forth Shindig's policy with respect to information including personally identifiable data (“Personal Data”) and other information that is collected from Web Site visitors.

Information Shindig Collect

When you interact with Shindig through the Web Site, Shindig may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:

Personal Data That You Provide Through the Web Site: Shindig collects Personal Data from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you contact Shindig with inquiries, respond to one of Shindig's surveys, register to be a member or use services accessed through the Platform (“Shindig Services”).

By voluntarily providing Shindig with Personal Data, you are consenting to Shindig's use of it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data to this Web Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of Shindig and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.

Other Information:

Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Shindig through the Web Site, Shindig receives and stores certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Shindig may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Shindig affiliates, agents or service providers. This Web Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to Shindig's Web Site, the number of visitors to each page of Shindig's Web Site, and the domain names of Shindig's visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.

In operating this Web Site, Shindig may use a technology called “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of information that the computer that hosts Shindig's Web Site gives to your browser when you access the Web Site. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the Web Site and help Shindig analyze Web Site usage more accurately. For instance, Shindig's Web Site may set a cookie on your browser that allows you to access the Web Site without needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the Web Site. In all cases in which Shindig use cookies, Shindig will not collect Personal Data except with your permission. On most web browsers, you will find a “help” section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off. Shindig recommend that you leave cookies turned on because they allow you to take advantage of some of the Web Site's features.

Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Shindig Services, Shindig often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to Shindig. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Shindig may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners.This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Shindig may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe Shindig's services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Shindig uses the Personal Data you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If you provide Personal Data for a specific reason, Shindig may use the Personal Data in connection with the reason for which it was provided. For instance, if you contact Shindig by e-mail, Shindig will use the Personal Data you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Also, if you provide Personal Data in order to obtain access to the Shindig Services, Shindig will use your Personal Data to provide you with access to such services and to monitor your use of such services. Shindig and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Shindig Related Companies”) may also use your Personal Data and other personally non-identifiable information collected through the Web Site to help Shindig improve the content and functionality of the Web Site, to better understand Shindig's users and to improve the Shindig Services. Shindig and its affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about services Shindig believe will be of interest to you. If Shindig does so, each communication Shindig sends you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt-out” of receiving future communications. In addition, if at any time you wish not to receive any future communications or you wish to have your name deleted from Shindig's mailing lists, please contact Shindig as indicated below.

If Shindig intends on using any Personal Data in any manner that is not consistent with this Privacy Policy, you will be informed of such anticipated use prior to or at the time at which the Personal Data is collected.

Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information

Shindig is not in the business of selling your information. Shindig consider this information to be a vital part of Shindig's relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which Shindig may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:

Business Transfers: As Shindig develop Shindig's business, Shindig might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.

Related Companies:Shindig may also share your Personal Data with Shindig's Related Companies for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Shindig, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When Shindig employ another company to perform a function of this nature, Shindig only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.

Legal Requirements:Shindig may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Shindig, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Web Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.


This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Personal Data collected by Shindig other than Personal Data collected through the Web Site. This Privacy Policy shall not apply to any unsolicited information you provide to Shindig through this Web Site or through any other means. This includes, but is not limited to, information posted to any public areas of the Web Site, such as bulletin boards (collectively,“Public Areas”), any ideas for new products or modifications to existing products, and other unsolicited submissions (collectively, “Unsolicited Information”). All Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and Shindig shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.


Shindig does not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Data through the Web Site. Shindig encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce Shindig's Privacy Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Data on this Web Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to Shindig through this Web Site, please contact Shindig, and Shindig will endeavor to delete that information from Shindig's databases.

Links to Other Web Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Web Site. This Web Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Shindig (the “Third Party Web Sites”).The policies and procedures Shindig described here do not apply to the Third Party Web Sites. The links from this Web Site do not imply that Shindig endorses or has reviewed the Third Party Web Sites. Shindig suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.


Shindig takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Web Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Web Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to Shindig via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Shindig via the Internet.

Other Terms and Conditions:

Your access to and use of this Web Site is subject to the Shindig Terms of Service

Changes to Shindig's Privacy Policy:

The Web Site and Shindig's business may change from time to time. As a result, at times it may be necessary for Shindig to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Shindig reserves the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time without prior notice. Please review this policy periodically, and especially before you provide any Personal Data. This Privacy Policy was last updated on the date indicated above. Your continued use of the Web Site after any changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy shall indicate your agreement with the terms of such revised Privacy Policy.

Access to Information; Contacting Shindig:

To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact Shindig as specified below. Shindig will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in Shindig's possession that you have previously submitted via this Web Site.

Please also feel free to contact Shindig if you have any questions about Shindig's Privacy Policy or the information practices of this Web Site.

You may contact Shindig as follows:

[**Your California Privacy Rights:

Applicable California privacy legislation permits visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding Shindig's disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request to access such information, please contact Shindig as follows: Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, Shindig will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. Shindig reserves its right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this paragraph