Alumates

Terms and Conditions

1. ALUMATES is a community app where courteous, respectful and tolerant discussions are expected. Our visitors live all around the world, in every populated continent; it is to be expected that in such an international, multicultural forum, there will be differences of opinion and varying communication styles. In order to maintain a welcoming, inclusive community, ALUMATES will not tolerate flames, insults, discriminatory or exclusive behaviour, harassment or bullying of any kind; personal attacks will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to deny posting rights to users who behave in a manner that is offensive, aggressive or discriminatory.

2. ALUMATES is not a platform for spam. ALUMATES reserves the right to deny posting rights to those who abuse their access to our free forum by using it as a platform to attempt spam marketing.

3. Do not link to or post materials that are obscene or offensive. The ALUMATES app is designed for use by students and alumni of different schools from all around the world, and it's important to us that the content stays clean and inoffensive by a broad, global standard. ALUMATES reserves the right to deny posting rights to those who post or link to offensive content.

4. ALUMATES and its employees, officers, directors, and affiliated companies are not to be held legally responsible for any claim or demand arising from any material which users contribute to our communities.

5. We will do our best to monitor the forum; however it is a free service we're providing that we hope will thrive as a positive, helpful community. Due to the limitations of time and resources available for moderation, we reserve the right to remove content and remove posting rights from individuals at any point and without prior notification. Any content that is determined by ALUMATES to be inappropriate, offensive, and distasteful or outside of the context of the discussion categories and subcategories will be removed without warning or explanation. We will not involve ourselves in or mediate disputes between users; if such conflicts arise, the response is likely to involve removal of posting rights and content.

6. ALUMATES Ltd reserves the right to use any content submitted through our networks by forum users. By participating in the forum, the user agrees to give consent for the content to be published, printed or distributed; these rights are common on most public message boards and chat rooms. All content on ALUMATES is the property of ALUMATES Ltd.

Privacy Policy

ALUMATES will be uploading your information to an external api.

7. ALUMATES Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using any of our Apps, Websites or Services then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

8. ALUMATES may change this policy from time to time. Changes to our policy will be updated on our Apps, Websites and/or Services only. You should check our policy from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any modifications. This policy was last updated on 24 October 2017.

What Information We Collect

9. We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Gender and date of birth
  • Contact information including telephone number and email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information required or relevant to registration for our events and/or products
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

Alumates User

10. In order to become an ALUMATES User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: first name, last name, email address and password. Without this minimal amount of information, you cannot create an account. ALUMATES may request other information from you during the account creation process, (e.g., gender, location, etc.) that ALUMATES uses to provide better, more customized marketing services such as updates, better ads, and more valuable information. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating an account on our websites; you allow ALUMATES and selected third parties, to identify you and to allow to use your information in accordance with our User Agreement.

Cookies

11. Like most applications, we use cookies and web log files to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of our service, to customize your experience on our Websites and Services, as well as to deliver ALUMATES and third-party advertising to Site Users and ALUMATES Users both on and off our Websites and Services. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you as an ALUMATES User when you return to our Websites or Services using the same device. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your device, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use our Websites or Services.

12. In the course of serving advertisements or optimizing the services to our ALUMATES Users, we may allow authorized third parties to place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable but may provide general segment information (e.g. your industry or geography or information about your professional or educational background) for the enhancement of your user experience by providing more relevant advertising. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Our Websites and Services do not store unencrypted personally identifiable information in the cookies.

Advertising

13. To support the services we provide at no cost to our ALUMATES Users, as well as provide a more relevant and useful experience for our Users, we target and serve our own ads and also ads from third-parties.

14. We target ads to ALUMATES Users based on general profile information or on non-personally identifiable information inferred from a User’s profile (e.g. industry, school, gender, age, nationality, or other relevant information). ALUMATES does not provide personally identifiable information to any third party ad network.

15. Third party advertisers may use cookies to track the number of anonymous users responding to their campaigns. We will not have access to or control of cookies placed by third parties.

16. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your browser preferences. You can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or reject all cookies.

Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You

17. You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to ALUMATES. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may amend your information by logging onto the App or Service and accessing your user profile. You may delete your account either by logging onto the App or Service and accessing your user profile or you may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting support@alumates.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however, that we may retain some anonymised information for site statistics and internal use and that information you have shared with others, or that other ALUMATES Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.

Data Retention

18. ALUMATES will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you our Services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.

What We Do With The Information We Gather

19. By providing information to ALUMATES for the purposes of becoming a User, creating your ALUMATES User account or adding any additional details to your ALUMATES User profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and ALUMATES’ User Agreement that allow ALUMATES to process information about you.

20. Supplying information to ALUMATES, including any information deemed “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part. You have the right to withdraw your consent to ALUMATES’ collection and processing of your information at any time, in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy and the User Agreement, by changing your Settings, or by closing your account, but please note that your withdrawal of consent will not be retroactive.

21. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • ALUMATES Communications
  • Internal record keeping
  • To enhance our products and service we may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes.
  • We may contact you by email, phone, text or mail.
  • We may use the information to customize the Apps, Websites or Services according to demographic interests.

Links To Other Wesbites

22. Our Apps, Websites or Services may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling Your Personal Information

23. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  1. When you are asked to fill in a form on any of our Websites or Services, look for the tick box(es) that indicate(s) you do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes.
  2. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time either by amending your user profile or by sending an email to support@alumates.com and stating that you would like to be removed from our marketing lists.
  3. To remove yourself from email communications, you can either amend your user profile or you can send an email to support@alumates.com stating that you would like to be removed from our marketing lists.
  4. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to support@alumates.com.
  5. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Security

24. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we safeguard and secure the information we collect online via electronic and managerial procedures.

25. To protect any data you store on our servers, ALUMATES also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to ALUMATES. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Your Obligations

27. As an ALUMATES User, you have certain obligations to other ALUMATES Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as ALUMATES:

28. You must, at all times, abide by the terms and conditions of the then-current Privacy Policy and User Agreement. This includes respecting all intellectual property rights that may belong to third parties (such as trademarks or photographs).

29. You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of ALUMATES and its community.

30. You must not provide to ALUMATES and/or other Site Users and/or ALUMATES Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.

31. You must keep your password confidential and not share it with others.

32. Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of ALUMATES.