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Privacy policy
Jason posted this on Mar-02 2009 12:05 am

May 19, 2009
Scribd values the privacy of the users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the Scribd Platform (collectively or individually, “You” or “Users”). By using the Scribd Platform, you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice. This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the Scribd Platform Terms of Use. Your use of the Scribd Platform and any personal information you provide through the Scribd Platform are subject at all time to this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. The Information Scribd Collects 2. The Way Scribd Uses Information 3. When Scribd Discloses Information 4. Your Choices 5. Data Security 6. Children’s Privacy 7. International Visitors 8. In the Event of Merger or Sale 9. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice 10. Scribd Contact Information

1. The Information Scribd Collects
User-provided Information: You may provide to Scribd what is generally called “personally identifiable” information (such as your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number) if you log

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” Persistent cookies can be removed.scribd. and security services. conduct data analysis and create reports. Scribd may use “Automatically Collected” information and “Cookies” information to: (a) automatically update the Scribd application on your system. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. 2. or otherwise use the features and functionality of the Scribd Platform “Cookies” Information: When you access the Scribd Platform. One type of persistent cookie that may be installed on your computer when you use Scribd is called a “Flash cookie” or an “LSO. the dates and times that you visit the Scribd Platform. “Automatically Collected” Information: When you access the Scribd Platform or open one of our HTML emails. (d) provide such metrics to Users as they pertain to such User’s uploaded content. maintenance. and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available. a unique device or user ID. for administrative communications such as notifying you of major Scribd Platform updates. the content and pages that you access on the Scribd Platform. maintain. that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on the Scribd Platform – such as when you publish attribution credits for documents or profile information – becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction. however. and (e) track your entries. enhance. we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology. The Way Scribd Uses Information Scribd uses the information that you provide or that we collect to operate. or to contact you regarding any content that you have posted to or downloaded from the Scribd Platform. We may disclose User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting. and provide all of the features and services found on the Scribd Platform as well as to track user-generated content and Users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. fulfill orders. When Scribd Discloses Information Scribd does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your prior express consent. we may send one or more cookies – small text files that contain a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. submissions. and status in any promotions or other activities. and to create new features and functionality. (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed.com/forums/33939/entries/25580 Page 2 of 6 . For more information on how to manage Flash cookies. Scribd uses all of the information that we collect to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users. We will use your email address. 3. This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”). system type. you can go here. which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Scribd Platform. Please review your web browser's “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. For more information about cookies and how they are used. Please be aware. for customer service purposes. offer certain http://support. without further consent. to improve the way the Scribd Platform works and looks. version of software installed. Scribd may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. you can go here. (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Scribd Platform.Privacy policy : Support Desk 6/17/11 4:01 PM in to the Scribd Platform. to address copyright infringement or defamation issues.

WE CANNOT. MANAGERIAL.Privacy policy : Support Desk 6/17/11 4:01 PM functionality. Copyright law) or respond to a court order. Scribd shows aggregate geographical information about visitors on Scribd document pages in our analytics section. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED. create a Scribd account. correct. select "Hide all geographical information. HOWEVER. First. property. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION. AND TECHNICAL SAFEGUARDS TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. or to protect the rights. 5." 4. Then. You may update. abusive. To protect your privacy and security. to protect the security or integrity of the Scribd Platform. If you do not want this geographical information recorded and displayed in this way. OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL. or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity. Scribd may disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U. SCRIBD MAY POST A NOTICE http://support. the document which was viewed. and the time the document was viewed. TECHNICAL. to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations. in which case Scribd will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Scribd Platform. OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice. OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY SCRIBD USES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PHYSICAL. we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you account access or making corrections to your information. and assist Scribd in improving the Scribd Platform and creating new services features. This information is publicly available to all Scribd users. you can prevent Scribd from doing so by following these steps. DISCLOSED. or unlawful uses. SCRIBD MAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS. in account settings. in good faith.HOWEVER. Your Choices You may. Scribd also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe. to assist government enforcement agencies.scribd.S. THEN WE MAY ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY YOU ELECTRONICALLY SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE PROTECTIVE STEPS. or others. we authorize only a limited use of such information. This information includes the cities and countries of people viewing documents. judicial or other government subpoena. of course. or delete your user information and preferences at any time here. IF SCRIBD LEARNS OF A SECURITY SYSTEMS BREACH. to protect Scribd from fraudulent. ALTERED. AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.com/forums/33939/entries/25580 Page 3 of 6 . decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Scribd. or personal safety of Scribd. is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability. our Users. ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO SCRIBD.YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures.

FOR THAT REASON.S. IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 13 WHO HAS BECOME SCRIBD PLATFORM MEMBER. SCRIBD DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM PERSONS UNDER 13 YEARS-OF-AGE.” maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. WiredSafety Netsmartz. IF SCRIBD LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 13-YEARS-OF-AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE SCRIBD PLATFORM. THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SCRIBD PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. “OnGuard Online. YOU MAY HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO RECEIVE NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH IN WRITING. 6. INTERNATIONAL VISITORS FOR USERS VISITING THE SCRIBD PLATFORM FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR OTHER NON-U. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN'S PRIVACY IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET. WHILE SCRIBD DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE PRODUCTS.COM. THEN SCRIBD WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.COM TO HAVE THAT CHILD’S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED. THEN PLEASE CONTACT SCRIBD AT PRIVACY@SCRIBD.com/forums/33939/entries/25580 Page 4 of 6 . http://support. DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE.scribd. PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUNG CHILDREN IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT.Privacy policy : Support Desk 6/17/11 4:01 PM ON THE SCRIBD PLATFORM IF A SECURITY BREACH OCCURS. WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.org The Child Safety Network Control Kids Cyber Sitter Net Nanny 7. TO RECEIVE A FREE WRITTEN NOTICE OF A SECURITY BREACH YOU SHOULD NOTIFY US AT PRIVACY@SCRIBD.

IN THE EVENT OF MERGER OR SALE IN THE EVENT THAT SCRIBD IS ACQUIRED BY OR MERGED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT. PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE SCRIBD PLATFORM WILL BE TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR SUCH OTHER NON-U. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFERS OF YOUR DATA TO THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER COUNTRIES.YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SCRIBD PLATFORM CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AND ANY FUTURE REVISIONS. 539 BRYANT ST. SUITE 200.S. WE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY YOU AND OBTAIN YOUR CONSENT BEFORE IMPLEMENTING REVISIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH INFORMATION. OR BY EMAIL: PRIVACY@SCRIBD. ACQUISITION.scribd. CHANGES AND UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE THIS PRIVACY NOTICE MAY BE REVISED PERIODICALLY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU AND THIS WILL BE REFLECTED BY A “LAST MODIFIED” DATE BELOW. AND OUR THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE PRACTICES OR YOUR CONSENT CHOICES AT: SCRIBD. IN ANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE TO STAY AWARE OF ANY CHANGES.com/forums/33939/entries/25580 Page 5 of 6 . SCRIBD CONTACT INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT SCRIBD WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY NOTICE. http://support. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. OR OTHER CHANGE OF CONTROL. 8. WE WILL RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ITS RECEIPT. FOR REVISIONS TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE THAT MAY BE MATERIALLY LESS RESTRICTIVE ON OUR USE OR DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED TO US.. CA 94107.COM. WE ONLY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED IN THE PRIVACY NOTICE IN EFFECT WHEN WE RECEIVED THAT PERSONAL INFORMATION.Privacy policy : Support Desk 6/17/11 4:01 PM TERRITORIES. TO TRANSFER OR ASSIGN THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FROM USERS AS PART OF THAT MERGER. WE MAY MAKE INFORMATION WE GATHER AVAILABLE TO WORLDWIDE BUSINESS UNITS AND AFFILIATES. BECAUSE SCRIBD OPERATES GLOBALLY.IN ADDITION.COM. BY PROVIDING ANY DATA ON THE SCRIBD PLATFORM. IN GENERAL. TERRITORY FOR USE BY SCRIBD AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY OF THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED HEREIN. 10. 9. SALE. SAN FRANCISCO.

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