NUS Diary Principles
We built NUS Diary to make it easy to share information with your friends and people around you. We understand you may not want everyone in the world to have the information you share on NUS Diary. Refer to NUS Diary Principles.
How NUS Diary Uses Your Personal Information
This policy covers how NUS Diary treats personal information that NUS Diary collects and receives, including information related to your past use of NUS Diary services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, email address, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that NUS Diary does not own or control, or to people that NUS Diary does not employ or manage.
The Information We Collect
When you visit NUS Diary you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site. NUS Diary collects personal information when you register with NUS Diary, when you use NUS Diary services and when you visit NUS Diary pages. NUS Diary may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register with NUS Diary, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you provide to us.
When you enter NUS Diary, we collect your browser type and IP address. NUS Diary automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, NUS Diary cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
NUS Diary uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the content you see, fulfill your requests of the services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
This information is gathered for all NUS Diary visitors. 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 NUS Diary. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.
When you use NUS Diary, you may set up your personal profile, perform searches and queries, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. 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.
Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on NUS Diary is a violation of the NUS Diary Terms of Service and should be reported through the [email protected].
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will send your friend an email or instant message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site. Your friend may contact us through the Send Feedback to request that we remove this information from our database.
NUS Diary may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the NUS Diary service through the operation of the service in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.
By using NUS Diary, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Use of Information Obtained by NUS Diary
When you register with NUS Diary, you create your own profile. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks to enable you to connect with people on NUS Diary. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by NUS Diary that we think you may find valuable.
Profile information is used by NUS Diary primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service.
Profile information you submit to NUS Diary will be available to users of NUS Diary. Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the NUS Diary network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines.
NUS Diary may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.
NUS Diary may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a band or movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you NUS Diary. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they’re more likely to be interesting to you. For example, if you put a favourite movie in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting a screening of a similar one in your town. But we don’t tell the movie company who you are.
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of NUS Diary, to supplement your profile.
Sharing Your Information with Third Parties
NUS Diary is about sharing information with others. NUS Diary does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances.
- Unlike most sites on the Web, NUS Diary limits access to site information by third party search engine “crawlers” (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask). NUS Diary takes action to block access by these engines to personal information beyond your name, profile picture, and limited aggregated data about your profile.
- We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about NUS Diary, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the NUS Diary-specified purposes.
- We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the NUS Diary service or using the NUS Diary name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
When you use NUS Diary, certain information you post or share with third parties such as personal information, comments, photos, or other information, may be shared with other users. 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, photos or other items, this information may become publicly available.
Changing or Removing Information
Access and control over most personal information on NUS Diary is readily available through the profile editing tools. NUS Diary 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 NUS Diary account may do so on the My Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of NUS Diary.
Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on NUS Diary, however, you generally cannot remove such communications.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the NUS Diary service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the NUS Diary Newsletter, that are considered part of your NUS Diary account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Confidentiality and Security
NUS Diary takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs. 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 NUS Diary Web Site, please contact us through the [email protected].
Contacting the Web Site
For further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending email to [email protected].