DrillNATION Privacy Policy

This policy is effective as of: January 01, 2009

DrillNATION’s Privacy Policy
DrillNATION’s Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using DrillNATION, located at www.DrillNATION.com and its directly associated domains (collectively, “DrillNATION” or “Website”). By using or accessing DrillNATION, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact our privacy staff.

The Information We Collect
When you visit DrillNATION you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site. When you register with DrillNATION, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, and other information as well. When you enter DrillNATION, we collect your browser type and IP address. This information is gathered for all DrillNATION visitors. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. These cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to login when you come back to DrillNATION. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature.

When you use DrillNATION, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, form groups, set up events, add applications, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent or easily see your friend list. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the DrillNATION Terms of Use) 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 cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User 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 User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on DrillNATION is a violation of the DrillNATION Terms of Service and should be reported to info@DrillNATION.net . If you choose to use our invitation service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend’s email address. We will send your friend an email or instant message in your name inviting him or her to visit the site, and may send up to two reminders to them. DrillNATION stores this information to send invitations and reminders, to register a friend connection if your invitation is accepted, to allow you to see invitations you have sent, and to track the success of our referral program.

Your friend may contact us at contact@DrillNATION.net to request that we remove this information from our database.

DrillNATION may also collect information about you from other sources, such as newspapers, blogs, instant messaging services, and other users of the DrillNATION service through the operation of the service (e.g., photo tags) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience. By using DrillNATION, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children Under Age 13
DrillNATION does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for DrillNATION or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on DrillNATION. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at DrillNATION

Use of Information Obtained by DrillNATION
When you register with DrillNATION, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information, as well as your name, email and photo, are displayed to people in the networks specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on DrillNATION. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by DrillNATION that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by DrillNATION primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information by your privacy settings. In some cases where your privacy settings permit it (e.g., posting to your wall), other DrillNATION users may be able to supplement your profile. Profile information you submit to DrillNATION will be available to users of

DrillNATION who belong to at least one of the networks you allow to access the information through your privacy settings (e.g., school, geography, friends of friends). Your name, network names, and profile picture thumbnail will be available in search results across the DrillNATION network and those limited pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. This is primarily so your friends can find you and send a friend request. People who see your name in searches, however, will not be able to access your profile information unless they have a relationship to you (friend, friend of friend, member of your networks, etc.) that allows such access based on your privacy settings.

DrillNATION may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service. For instance, if a friend sends you a new message or poke, or someone posts on your wall, you may receive an email alerting you to that fact. Generally, you may opt out of such emails from the Notifications page, though DrillNATION reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

DrillNATION may use information in your profile to third parties largely for academic, military or job/career fields we believe you may be interested in. We do this for purposes such as aggregating how many people in a network like a band or movie and personalizing advertisements and promotions so that we can provide you DrillNATION. We believe this benefits you. You can know more about the world around you and, where there are advertisements, they’re more likely to be interesting to you. For example, if you put a favorite movie in your profile, we might serve you an advertisement highlighting a screening of a similar one in your town. Or if a college or military program is offering scholarships or other items of value, we may provide your information to these groups.

We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, DrillNATION Platform developers and other users of DrillNATION, to supplement your profile. Where such information is used, we generally allow you to specify in your privacy settings that you do not want this to be done or to take other actions that limit the connection of this information to your profile (e.g., removing photo tag links). Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

By registering and using DrillNATION, you agree to allow your contact information to be made available to third party marketers targeted to your wants and needs. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is

  • reasonably necessary to offer the service,
  • legally required or,
  • permitted by you.

For example: Your News Feed may aggregate the information you provide and make it available to your friends and network members according to your privacy settings. You may set your preferences for your News Feed on your Privacy page.

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about DrillNATION, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, to offer an online job application process, college information, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the DrillNATION-specified purposes.

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the DrillNATION service or using the DrillNATION name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies on DrillNATION. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on DrillNATION, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.

Like many other websites that interact with third party sites, we may receive some information even if you are logged out from DrillNATION, or that pertains to non-DrillNATION users, from those sites in conjunction with the technical operation of the system. In cases where DrillNATION receives information on users that are not logged in, or on non-DrillNATION users, we do not attempt to associate it with individual DrillNATION accounts and will discard it.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of the DrillNATION business, or individual business units owned by DrillNATION, Inc., were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use DrillNATION, certain information you post or share with third parties (e.g., a friend or someone in your network), such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, Swap Shop listings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, Swap Shop listings or other items , this information may become publicly available.

DrillNATION may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by DrillNATION.

Third Party Advertising
Advertisements that appear on DrillNATION are sometimes delivered (or “served”) directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and “web beacons” (also known as “1×1 gifs”) to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. DrillNATION does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on DrillNATION unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by DrillNATION and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on DrillNATION is readily available through the profile editing tools. DrillNATION users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to deactivate their DrillNATION account may do so on the My Account page. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of DrillNATION.

Where you make use of the communication features of the service to share information with other individuals on DrillNATION, however, (e.g., sending a personal message to another DrillNATION user) you generally cannot remove such communications.

DrillNATION takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of DrillNATION Web Site, please contact us at DrillNATION.net.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions
Your use of DrillNATION, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting on this site. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy’s new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

If you have any questions, please email us at contact@drillnation.com