gubb Privacy Policy

gubb Privacy Policy
(Last Updated: 12/01/2006)

Those of us who built and run gubb value your trust and recognize the importance of your privacy.

The gubb Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use gubb's products and services.

This Policy applies to all of the products and services offered by gubb, Inc. If you have any questions about this Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at gubb Privacy, c/o gubb, Inc., 440 North Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

In order to access some gubb services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and/or username and password, which we refer to as your credentials. As part of creating your credentials, you may at some point also be requested to provide questions and secret answers, which we use to help verify your identity and assist in resetting your password, as well as an alternate email address. Some services may require added security, and in these cases, you may be asked to create an additional security key. Finally, a unique ID number will be assigned to your credentials which will be used to identify your credentials and associated information. We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with gubb. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.

Use of Your Personal Information

gubb collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences. We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send certain mandatory service communications such as welcome letters, information on technical service issues, and security announcements.

Security of Your Personal Information

gubb is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Under certain circumstances gubb uses "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. When you send email or other communication to gubb, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to gubb employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

We maintain and process your gubb account and its contents to provide the gubb service to you and to improve our services. The gubb service includes relevant advertising and related links based on the IP address, content of messages and other information related to your use of gubb. gubb's computers process the information in your messages for various purposes, including formatting and displaying the information to you, delivering advertisements and related links, backing up your data, and other purposes relating to offering you gubb. gubb may send you information related to your account or other gubb services.

We provide advertisers only aggregated non-personal information such as the number of times one of their ads was clicked. We do not sell, rent or otherwise share your personal information with any third parties except in the limited circumstances described in our Privacy Policy, such as when we believe we are required to do so by law.

We reserve the right to utilize aggregated non-personal information that may include user-generated content to showcase and market gubb.net and related services offered by gubb, Inc.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this statement. If there are material changes to this statement or in how gubb will use your personal information, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed of how gubb is protecting your information.