The Elixio Network Site contains links to other Web sites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY Elixio Network
When you register with Elixio Network and create your Member account you agree to provide us with some personal information such as your name, your professional and personal email addresses, country, location, occupation, password and any other personal or preference information that you voluntarily provide us with.
When you enter Elixio Network website we collect website use information as you interact with Elixio Network website such as your browser type and IP address. This information is automatically gathered for all visitors of Elixio Network website.
If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a contact about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your contact's email address. Elixio Network stores the email addresses that Members provide so that we automatically send your contact an email or instant message and up to three reminders inviting him or her to visit the site. Recipients of invitations from Elixio Network may contact Elixio Network to request the removal of their information from our database.
Members may also store email addresses of people they know in their internal Elixio Network address book and may also choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses. You may prevent Elixio Network email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you control by sending a single email with the subject "BLOCK" to email@example.com Please note that the email must come from the account you wish to block.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We offer a Public Profile feature which allows Members to publish portions of their Member profile, (including their name, current position, company, city, country, industry) to the public Internet. Members may choose the information available through that feature (CV, picture …) or opt-out of this feature by editing their account and settings.
However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that Public Profile information will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your Public Profile may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if third parties have copied or stored your Public Profile information.
OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information we gather on Elixio Network to customize your experience and the advertisements you see, to store your preferences and record session information. The information we collect is used for internal review to improve the content of our Website, to conduct research and analysis to help improve your experience, to ensure the technical functionality of our network, and to create and develop new ideas and services for our Members.
Elixio Network may use your email to communicate with you and notify you of new services, professional happenings such as events and other special offers from our partners. Elixio Network may also send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Elixio Network Services.
In addition, you may receive free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.
Members who no longer wish to receive updates, notifications or newsletters may choose not to by selecting unsubscribing in the Member profile 'Privacy Settings'. All notification emails and Elixio Network newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide us with your exact name and address if you write to us. We will be sure your name is removed.
CHOICES REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHERS
Except in connection with the foregoing uses of your personal information, we will not sell, rent, loan or give away your personally identifiable information to third parties without your prior written permission, unless required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend us or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our audit and security requirements, and to audit compliance with or corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.
We also disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the Sites.
From time to time, we may use personal information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. In such event, we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
If you have a Elixio Network Member profile, other Members of Elixio Network may access your profile, however, they will not have access to your contact information and your contact information is not displayed in any Elixio Network profile.
POSTING TO PUBLIC AREAS OF Elixio Network
You post Content (as defined in the Elixio Network's Terms and Conditions) on the Site at your own risk. 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.
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.
We cannot control the actions of other Members with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your Content.
One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you have logged in to your Elixio Network account. The next time you visit the Elixio Network website, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing Member so you will not need to log in before using the Service.
Additionally, if you log out of the Elixio Network website you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit in order to log in to your account. Another type of cookie, called a “session” cookie, is used to identify a particular visit to the Elixio Network website. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.
Each time you access a page or a file from the Elixio Network website, Elixio Network will save the following data in a Log file:
- Your IP address (by which your computer can be clearly identified),
- The name and IP address of the computer requesting the respective page from the Elixio Network website,
- The time, status, and amount of the transferred data, as well as the Internet website from which you have reached the requested page of the Elixio Network website
- The product and release information from your Internet browser.
This Log file will be stored securely on the website using industry best practice methods for safeguarding information and server functions.
IP addresses and hostnames are not linked to any individual's personally identifiable information and specific IP addresses and hostnames will not be made publicly available They will only be used by website log file software to compile overall summary statistical reports on the performance of the website.
Elixio Network uses the data from this Log file in anonymous form without reference to any member account for statistical purposes. In doing so, Elixio Network may analyze on which days and at which time the Elixio Network Services are particularly frequented and how much data volume is created on the Elixio Network website. Furthermore, by using the Log file, Elixio Network can identify defects on the Elixio Network Services, such as defective hyperlinks or program defects, and thus continually improve the quality of the Elixio Network Services. Elixio Network does not attribute the website demands stored in the Log file to specific individual users.
However, Elixio Network reserves the right to review the Log files from the last known IP address of a Elixio Network Member where Elixio Network has reasonable cause to believe that the Member is using the Elixio Network Services in breach of contractual agreements or the applicable legislation. In doing this, Elixio Network is protecting other Elixio Network Members, the safety of Elixio Network Members’ data, as well as the Elixio Network websites and the Elixio Network Services.
ACCESS TO AND MODIFICATION OF YOUR INFORMATION
In compliance with the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, you have the rights to access, modify, rectify and suppress any personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as Edit Profile and Account Settings.
The Elixio Network website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
This policy became effective December, 2007, as updated on April 1st, 2013.