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Mentor Planet Privacy Policy

Last Update: November 5, 2010

We have developed this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) to show our intention to protect your privacy. The Policy is intended to describe for you, as an individual user of MentorPlanet.com ("Mento rPlanet"), the information we collect, with whom it may be shared, and the manner in which this information may be used. You will have choices about how what information you provide to us.

We encourage you to read the Policy when using MentorPlanet and its services. By using our website, you accept the practices described in the Policy.  Mentor Planet is a part of Parkhill Marketing, Inc.

If you have any questions about our Policy, please contact us.

Personal Information. We may collect personal information that can identify you, wich may include information such as your name and email address. We may collect other information that does not directly identify you. We also may collect information about your interests and activities, and other information such as your hometown, business and personal background. If you transact business with us, we may collect your financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). We may also collect information that cannot directly identify you.

Collecting Your Information While Using Mentoring Our Service. We provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself communicate with others or upload content such as photographs. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.

Cookies and Other Technology. We use technologies to collect information from your computer. We also may collect information about your activities on our wesite, including information from your browser. Your IP address, type of language and browser, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies, and the referring website address.

We may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site. Through the use of cookies, we also may collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct.  You can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please be aware that you may not be able to automatically sign in or use some of the other features offered on our website.  We may use standard internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site.

We may allow third parties, advertising companies, and ad networks, to display advertisements on our site. You should be aware that third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.

Collecting Your Financial information. We may use financial information to process payment for producs or services purchased on our website, or to protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.

Collecting Information About You. We may use information that we have collected about you to:

  • Deliver services you have requested;
  • Manage your account;
  • Provide you with customer support;
  • Communicate with you about services;
  • Enforce our terms and conditions;
  • Manage our business;
  • Perform other functions.

Accessing Your Personal Information. If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account and clicking on the “Profile” page. You can also review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address provided below or in the “Contact” section of this website.

If you have an online account with us, you may choose to de-activate your account at any time by visiting the Profile page of your account, and de-selecting both the "Find a Mentor" and "Be a Mentor" roles. After you de-activate your account, you or other parties visiting MentorPlanet.com will not be able to access your personal information.  If you de-activate your account, we may still retain information about for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our web site or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies. You may re-activate your account by visiting your profile page by re-selecting a mentoring role (either "Find a Mentor", or "Be a Mentor", or both)

Sharing your information. We tend not to share your personal information with third parties except as noted below, or when we inform you, and give you an opportunity to opt out of sharing your personal information.  We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about you or your activities on our web site or while using our services.

We may share personal information with authorized service providers. We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, surveys and other features offered through our website. We may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not authorized to share or use such information for any other purposes.

We also may disclose your information, including personal information:

  • In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
  • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Any third parties to whom we may disclose personal information may have their own privacy policies that describe how they use and disclose personal information. Those policies will govern use, handling and disclosure of your personal information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Policy. If you want to learn more about their privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of third parties. These entities or their servers may be located either inside or outside the United States.

We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.

Your choices about giving us your information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but as a result you may not be able to use some features of our website.

Third-party websites: There are many links on MentorPlanet.com where you may access other websites that do not operate under the Policy. For example, if you click on a link to a mentoring topic, or an advertisement on our website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect informationabout you. They may provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites.

Protecting your personal information. We take security measures to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We use SSL encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information from your server to ours. No system is completely secure. Although we take steps to secure your information, we do not guarantee or promise that your personal information, searches, or other communications will be secure. You should also take care with how you disclose your personal information, and what information that you disclose. You should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website about identify theft at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm

Accessing MentorPlanet.com from outside of the United States. Please be aware that your information may be processed in the United States where our servers and databases are located and operated. The laws of the United States may not be as comprehensive as those in your country regarding data protection or other laws. We seek reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our United States facilities and those third parties with whom we share as described herein.

Privacy of Minors. Although our website is a general audience site, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 21 and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 21.

No Rights of Third Parties. Rights enforceable by third parties are not created by the Policy. The Policy does no require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

How to contact us. If you have any questions about the Policy, please contact us by e-mail or postal mail as follows:

Mentor Planet
2816 W. Lake of the Isles Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Email Contact

Changes to the Policy. We update the Policy ocassionally. When we post changes to the Policy, we will revise the date last updated at the beginning of the Policy. If we make any signicant changes in the way we collect, use, or share your personal information. We will notify you by informing you at the e-mail address you most recently provided us in your Profile page, and/or by posting notice of the changes on our website. You should check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in the Policy.

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