This privacy statement ("Privacy Statement") covers the website www.sixqs.com (the "Site" or "sixQs"), owned and operated by Baalil, Ltd ("Baalil"), and all SixQs services provided on the Site (the "Service"). By visiting the Site, submitting information or using the Service, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement does not apply to the practices of third parties that Baalil does not own or control, or to individuals that Baalil does not employ or manage. Please contact us with questions regarding this Privacy Statement.
SixQs is an online biography service that allows people to create and share real-life scenarios online. To accomplish this, our users create their own profiles and content, which are shown only to themselves, or if the user so chooses, to the general public.
Baalil collects user-submitted account information such as name and email address to identify users and send notifications related to the use of the Service, such as the system-generated email 'starter question' set or when those in their personal network add or update a posting. For premium accounts, users will be asked to submit financial information such as their credit card number. Baalil also collects user-submitted profile information such as gender, age, occupation, location, etc. This information is collected in order for us to develop, improve, and tailor services to our users and to communicate with certain groups of users based on their profile information. We may also, for example, use it in aggregate form to tell advertisers about our users' needs and interests. Baalil also collects user-submitted life experience accounts, photos and comments. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site's special features.
Baalil automatically receives and records certain "traffic data" on our server logs from your browser including your Internet Protocol address, internet service provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, browser type and the webpage you request. This information is gathered for all users of the Site. Baalil uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with our server, analyze trends and administer the Site. The Site also automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Site and its components. This information is only used in the aggregate.
Profile information as well as user name, life experience accounts, photos and comments are displayed according to whether a user classifies his or her posting on the Site as (1) private, (2) viewable by his or her personal network, or (3) publicly viewable, to support the function of the Site as an online biography service where users collaborate in the collection of memories and life stories about individuals. Email address and full name are used when a user invites a friend via email to join the Service, when a user requests to add another user to his or her friends list or when we send notifications to a user related to his or her use of the Service (such as updates or news regarding the Site). Except when inviting or adding friends, a user's email address is not shared or displayed with people within a user's personal network. Users within a personal network communicate with each other through the Service without disclosing email addresses. A user's email address is also used to send notifications when changes are made to the service, when you as a user define a scenario so, as well as when we receive a new user registration and when we receive payments from you.
We use your server, Internet Protocol address, and browser-type related information in the general administration of the Site.
As a matter of policy, except where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information, unless we have your consent. However, Baalil may share aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers, subsidiaries, affiliates and other third party service providers only to the extent required for such third parties to provide their services so that Baalil can present to users more targeted advertising, products and services.
We use outside vendors to fulfill various services, such as a financial transaction processing company to bill you for goods and services. When you sign up for one of the services we offer, such as creating a printed book containing your biography, we will share only that information necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited by contract from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Baalil, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Baalil, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
Except as set forth above, you will be notified through the Service by email and a notice on the web site when your personal information may be shared with third parties.
The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Baalil is not responsible for the privacy practices, security or the content of other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected on this Site.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer tied to information about the user. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie terminates. A persistent cookie is a text file stored on a user's hard drive for an extended period of time. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set by following your Internet browser's "Help" file instructions. However, you must enable cookies from SixQs in order to use most functions on the Site. Cookies are used to manage sessions on the Site. SixQs cookies do not collect personal information.
SixQs users may access, modify, or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging-in to their accounts and accessing My Profile. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. Deleted posts and email addresses are deleted from our Service immediately. Email addresses for cancelled accounts, however, are kept indefinitely to prevent the unauthorized future opening of a user account using such an email address.
You may request deletion of your SixQs account by logging-in to your account and accessing Account Info. Please note that some information may remain in our records, such as on back-up tapes, after deletion of your account.
Baalil may amend this Privacy Statement at any time, at our sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used. If we change this Privacy Statement, we will post those changes on the Site so users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
If a user elects to invite a friend to use the Site, we ask them for the friend's email address. Baalil will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the Site. Baalil stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the recipient to the "friends list" of the user sending the invitation. Baalil does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides these one time invitations. The friend may contact us at http://www.baalil.com/contact.htm to request the removal of this information from our database
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online in public view on the Site (including, without limitation, classifying any posting on the Site as publicly viewable), that information can be collected and used by others. If you choose to upload a photo to your Profile Page, this photo is publicly viewable. By posting personal information online in public view, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties.
Your SixQs account is password-protected. You need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging-off once you have finished using a shared computer. We use industry standard measures, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, to protect your information both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. We limit access to your information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices. If you have any questions about the Site's security, please contact us.
If you decide to visit the Site, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with Baalil, please contact us at:
Your privacy is important to us and we will make every effort to resolve your concerns.