Privacy

 

 

Your privacy is our top concern. To earn and keep your trust we adhere to the following principles:

  • We will never rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes
  • We will never share your contact information with another user, without your consent
  • Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology

 

Notice of all changes that materially affect ways in which your personally identifiable data may be used or shared will be posted in updates to our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use ViewGuide after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on our site, you hereby provide your consent to the changed practices.

 

Please read this privacy policy to learn more about:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by ViewGuide.
  • How the information is used.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • How you can access and change your Account information.
  • What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by WikPik.
  • How to contact us.

 

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact WikPik at privacy@ViewGuide.com.

 

Information Collection

Registration: In order to join the ViewGuide community, you must create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following contact information: name, email address, user name, and choose a password.

 

Profile Information: Once a member, you may provide additional information in the Profile section describing your likes, dislikes and preferences. This additional information is entirely optional, but may enable you to better identify perfect movies and will certainly assist other members of the community in assessing any reviews you might create.

 

Cookies & Log Files: Like most web sites, ViewGuide uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows ViewGuide to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience on the web site.

One type of cookie, known as a "persistent" cookie, is set once you've logged in to your ViewGuide account. The next time you visit the ViewGuide web site, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing user so you will not need to log in before using the service. Additionally, if you log out of ViewGuide 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 ViewGuide site. Session cookies expire after a short time or when you close your web browser.

 

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit ViewGuide we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave ViewGuide. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze summary trends to help us improve ViewGuide. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

 

Web Beacons: We allow other companies, called ad networks, to serve advertisements to ViewGuide users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. ViewGuide may "target" some ads to users that fit a certain general profile - for example, "action movie fans in Texas." ViewGuide does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.

 

To deliver these ads properly, ViewGuide may include a file, called a web beacon, from these ad networks within pages served by ViewGuide so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites.

 

Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network's servers, these companies can view, edit or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

 

These general targets may also be used by ad networks to display targeted ads on other websites as a substitute for random, irrelevant ads. You will never see additional ads as a result of being a ViewGuide user and ViewGuide never provides personally identifiable information to any advertiser or any third party.

 

Information Use

ViewGuide is an online service dedicated to helping people find and evaluate movies. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on this site is used to help you find movies you will love and to help others assess the movie reviews you may create. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by ViewGuide (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilization) and is exclusively owned by ViewGuide. This information can be utilized by ViewGuide in such manner as ViewGuide, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.

 

ViewGuide Communications: ViewGuide will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include welcome emails, newsletters, and review alerts.

Customized Content: Information you provide at registration or in your Profile section is also used to customize your experience on the web site.

 

Information Sharing

Sharing Information With Third Parties: ViewGuide takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes.

 

ViewGuide allows members and visitors to view the community relevant elements of member profiles, including "user name", "gender", "location" and other world view relevant personal characteristics, but not "email address" or "real name."

 

We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by preference (e.g., romantic comedy lovers, or action movie lovers), geographic location.

 

Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services: From time to time, ViewGuide may partner with other online services to give you the combined results of both services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice whether to make use of the combined service. In these cases, your personally identifiable information will only be passed from ViewGuide to the partner if you choose to use the combined service.

 

Communications Between Users: ViewGuide does not currently support or allow direct communication between users. However, members are encouraged to comment on other members reviews and comments on reviews via the ViewGuide site.

 

Legal Disclaimer: It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

 

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your ViewGuide account, at any time by logging in to your account on the ViewGuide website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account by sending a request to service@ViewGuide.com. If you close your ViewGuide account, we will cease sending you member communications and will disallow any further updates to your account. Any reviews or comments you contributed will remain on the site. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the ViewGuide Privacy Policy.

 

Security

In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on ViewGuide is password-protected.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

ViewGuide may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personally identifiable information, we will display a notice on this site. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

 

Questions or Comments

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@ViewGuide.com.