This agreement is effective as of August 11, 2009
By registering with and taking advantage of the Services that Tupalo offers, you consent to the privacy practices described in this policy below. These policies will be modified from time to time by Tupalo, so please check back periodically to see if changes have been made.
What Information We Collect
Tupalo collects information based on content submitted by users, such as full name and email address. Tupalo does not sell or share your email address with any third party companies or lists. By default, when you sign up for an account on Tupalo, we opt you in to receive emails from Tupalo, business owners and other Tupalo users. Email addresses are only displayed to the owning registered user when they are logged in and viewing their own profile. Never will Tupalo display your email address to another user visiting your profile, even when a mutually agreed friendship is present.
Tupalo also collects user-submitted information such as city, state, zip and country. Your default location, entered as City and Country, is shared publicly via your personal profile by default, but can be disabled by editing your profile.
Tupalo also collects user-submitted photos, reviews and ratings of businesses and Service providers. This user-submitted information is public by default and accessible to all users of Tupalo.
Some information is collected while not informing the user. Information such as browser-related information, IP addresses, referral URL, time-stamp and entry/exit pages are such information. This information is logged and only for internal use. This information will never be shared or sold to a third party.
Google Adsense / Doubleclick DART
- Google’s use of the DART cookies enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Tupalo.com and other sites on the Internet;
How Personal Information Is Used
Your profile page, which may contain your first name, profile picture, display name and any personally identifiable information you have chosen to including is publicly accessible to any users of the Service Tupalo provides via the reviews and ratings you have contributed to Tupalo. If a person is mutually recognized as a friend, they will also have access to your personally created list of favorite locations.
Your first name or display name (if specifically set) and email address will be used when you send any form of email notification to a friend, such as private messages, friend requests and location recommendations.
Browser and system information, IP address and time-stamps help us to diagnose problems with our server(s), measure overall website performance and administer Tupalo, allowing us to provide you the highest level of Service possible. This information is commonly collected over the internet.
Through Tupalo, you are able to publish reviews, comments, forum discussions and other Content which becomes publicly available. Anonymous and Unregistered Users are able to search within and access Content created and published via this Service. Please do not post any personal information on this website which you wish to keep private.
Transfer of Personal Information
You further acknowledge that when you voluntarily disclose information about yourself within Submitted Content to this Site, such information can be collected, compiled and published by third parties (e.g. search engines) unknowingly to Tupalo and it’s administrators. This may result in unsolicited messages from other people or companies not affiliated with Tupalo or it’s administrators. Please do not post any personal information on this website which you wish to keep private.
As a registered user of Tupalo, you can modify your Profile at any time by Editing your Account Information in the Profile section of this website. Upon your request, Tupalo and it’s administrators will use any and all commercially reasonable efforts to close your account, thereby ceasing the display of your Profile Information and Submitted Content on this website. In some cases it may not be commercially reasonable to remove all of your information from this website, and some of your information may be retained internally in the form of backup files. Registered users who wish to close their account should contact us via email.
Securing Your Personal Information
By registering with Tupalo you are acknowledging that Tupalo is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet and you further release Tupalo from any and all claims which may arise of or related to the unauthorized use of intercepted information.
You must be aware that when you voluntarily disclose your personally identifiable information (user name, email address, name, etc) via reviews, messages, forums, lists, personal messages, friend requests or any features involving two-way communication between users on Tupalo, this information may possibly be collected and used by third parties in ways considered abusive. Activities such as this are beyond the scope of Tupalo’s responsibility. For the sake of your personal security, we ask that you not post any personally identifiable information you wish to keep private via the Tupalo Site or Services.
Your personal information is always able to be modified by logging into your personal profile and editing the minimal personal information we collect. Registered users who wish to have their account removed are able to by contacting feedback. Upon request, we will happily remove as much information related to your account as commercially possible without affecting the quality of Service and functionality of the Tupalo Service. Some residual information may not be able to be removed.
All registered Tupalo accounts are password-protected, which are hashed within our databases. This means that only you, the user, are in possession of your password. While employees of Tupalo have access to portions of our database, all passwords are stored in a form which is unreadable. While we take extreme measures in protecting your personal information, we cannot assure our users that personally identifiable information will never be disclosed.
Cookies and Our Usage of Cookies
You hereby acknowledge that Tupalo is not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the Internet, and you hereby release us from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.