Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

YourTango - Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines

 

1. Your Acceptance

   a. By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through the YourTango.com domain name, the "YourTango Website", or "Website"), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"), (2) YourTango's privacy notice, found below and incorporated here by reference, and (3) YourTango's Community Guidelines, found below and also incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, the YourTango Privacy Policy, or the Community Guidelines, please do not use the YourTango Website.

   b. YourTango may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

 

2. YourTango Website

   a. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the YourTango Website, including users who are also contributors of articles, comments, video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The YourTango Website includes all aspects of YourTango, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the website.

   b. The YourTango Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by YourTango. YourTango has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, YourTango will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve YourTango from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

   c. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the YourTango Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

 

3. YourTango Accounts

   a. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a YourTango account. You may never use another user’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify YourTango immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

   b. Although YourTango will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of YourTango or others due to such unauthorized use.

 

4. Permissions and Restrictions on use of the Website

YourTango hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided that:

   a. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without YourTango's prior written authorization.

   b. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.

   c. You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or YourTango Content through any technology or means other than the pages of the Website itself, the YourTango Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YourTango may designate.

   d. You agree not to use the Website, including any articles and the YourTango Embeddable Player for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of YourTango. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without YourTango's express approval:

          o sale of access to the Website content or its related services (such as the Embeddable Player) on another website;

          o use of the Website content or its related services (such as the Embeddable Player), for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;

          o the sale of advertising, on the YourTango website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or YourTango content;

          o and any use of the Website or its related services (such as the Embeddable player) that YourTango finds, in its sole discretion, to use YourTango's resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for YourTango, YourTango content, or its User Submissions.

   e. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

          o contributing an article or blog entry to YourTango

          o uploading an original video to YourTango, or maintaining an original channel on YourTango, to promote your business or artistic enterprise;

          o using the Embeddable Player to show YourTango videos on an ad-enabled blog or website, provided the primary purpose of using the Embeddable Player is not to gain advertising revenue or compete with YourTango;

          o any use that YourTango expressly authorizes in writing.

   f. If you use the YourTango Embeddable Player on your website, you must include a prominent link back to the YourTango website on the pages containing the Embeddable Player and you may not modify, build upon, or block any portion of the Embeddable Player in any way.

   g. If you use the YourTango Uploader, you agree that it may automatically download and install updates from time to time from YourTango. These updates are designed to improve, enhance and further develop the Uploader and may take the form of bug fixes, enhanced functions, new software modules and completely new versions. You agree to receive such updates (and permit YourTango to deliver these to you) as part of your use of the Uploader.

   h. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the YourTango servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, YourTango grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. YourTango reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.

   i. In your use of the website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, YourTango Community Guidelines, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

   j. YourTango reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the YourTango Website at any time.

 

5. Your Use of Content on the Site

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the YourTango Website.

   a. The content on the YourTango Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to YourTango, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. YourTango reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

   b. You may access User Submissions solely:

          o for your information and personal use;

          o as intended through the normal functionality of the YourTango Service; and

          o for Streaming. "Streaming" means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the YourTango Service to a user's device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available "as is."

   c. User Comments are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the YourTango Service. User Comments are made available "as is", and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the YourTango Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.

   d. You may access YourTango Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. YourTango reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the YourTango Content and the YourTango Service.

   e. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.

   f. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the YourTango Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the YourTango Website or the Content therein.

   g. You understand that when using the YourTango Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that YourTango is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against YourTango with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold YourTango, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

 

6. Your User Submissions and Conduct

   a. As a YourTango account holder you may submit text ( “ User Blogs”) or video content ("User Videos") and textual content ("User Comments"). User Blogs, User Videos and User Comments are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, YourTango does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.

   b. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize YourTango to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.

   c. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to YourTango, you hereby grant YourTango a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YourTango Website and YourTango's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the YourTango Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the YourTango Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the YourTango Service. You understand and agree, however, that YourTango may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.

   d. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant YourTango all of the license rights granted herein.

   e. You further agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to the YourTango Community Guidelines, found below, which guidelines, may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

   f. YourTango does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and YourTango expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. YourTango does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and YourTango will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. YourTango reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.

 

7. Account Termination Policy

   a. YourTango will terminate a User's access to its Website if, under appropriate circumstances, they are determined to be a repeat infringer.

   b. YourTango reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. YourTango may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

 

8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

   a. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

          o A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

          o Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

          o Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

          o Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;

          o A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

          o A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

      YourTango's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Publisher, Tango Media, 236 west 27th street, New York, NY-10001. Email: editors@tangomag.com, fax: 646-365-3166. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to YourTango customer service at customerservice@tangomag.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.

   b. Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

          o Your physical or electronic signature;

          o Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;

          o A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and

          o Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in San Francisco, California, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

 

      If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, YourTango may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at YourTango's sole discretion.

 

9. Warranty Disclaimer

      YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE YOURTANGO WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TANGO MEDIA, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. TANGO MEDIA AND YOURTANGO.COM MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE YOURTANGO WEBSITE. TANGO MEDIA AND YOURTANGO.COM DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE YOURTANGO WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND YOURTANGO WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

 

10. Limitation of Liability

      IN NO EVENT SHALL TANGO MEDIA AND YOURTANGO.COM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE YOURTANGO WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

 

      YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TANGO MEDIA AND YOURTANGO.COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

 

      The Website is controlled and offered by Tango Media from its facilities in the United States of America. YourTango makes no representations that the YourTango Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the YourTango Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

 

11. Indemnity

      You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless YourTango, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the YourTango Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the YourTango Website.

 

12. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

      You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the YourTango Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the YourTango Website. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

 

13. Assignment

      These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by YourTango without restriction.

 

14. General

      You agree that: (i) the YourTango Website shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the YourTango Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over YourTango, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and YourTango that arises in whole or in part from the YourTango Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in San Mateo County, California. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice below and any other legal notices published by YourTango on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and YourTango concerning the YourTango Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and YourTango's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. YourTango reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the YourTango Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND YOURTANGO AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE YOURTANGO WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

 

Your Tango Privacy Policy (Updated as of October 15th 2008)

 

YourTango Privacy Policy describes how Tango Media and its subsidiaries treat personal information when you use Tango Media services, including information provided when you use YourTango. In addition, the following describes privacy practices specific to YourTango. To understand how we treat the information you give us as you use YourTango, you should read this policy carefully.

 

Personal Information

   a. Non-Account Activity. You can read articles, blogs and watch videos on YourTango without having a YourTango Account or a Tango Media Account. You can also contact us about a particular article, blog entry or any other content or video without having a YourTango Account or a Tango Media Account.

   b. Account-Related Activity. Certain other activities on YourTango—like uploading text, videos, posting comments, flagging videos, or watching restricted videos—require you to have a YourTango Account or a Tango Media Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a YourTango Account or a Tango Media Account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A Tango Media Account allows you to access many of our services that require registration.

   c. Usage Information. We may record information about your usage, such as when you use YourTango and favorites you subscribe to, the contacts you communicate with, the articles you read or the videos you watch, and the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in YourTango (including UI elements, settings, and other information). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account. We may use clear GIFs  in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

   d. Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or text or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your playback or profile pages, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.

 

Uses

   a. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the YourTango Sites, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the general and personalized features and functionality of the YourTango Sites, and to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us.

   b. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload videos or send messages through the YourTango Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the YourTango Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name (not your email address), are watching the same video.

   c. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major YourTango Site changes or for customer service purposes).

   d. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the YourTango Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications.

   e. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the YourTango Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests. If you download the YourTango Uploader, your copy of the of the Uploader includes a unique application number. The unique application number and information about your installation of the Uploader (e.g. version number, language) will be sent to YourTango when the Uploader automatically checks for updates.

 

Information That is Publicly Available

 

   a. When you create an account on the site, some information about your account and your account activity will be provided to other Users of the site. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of videos you have watched.

   b. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as you upload videos or send messages through the YourTango Sites. Other Users can contact you through messages and comments.

   c. You may also choose to add personal information that will visible to other Users on your channel page (which is the public facing page for your account on the site). This may include a profile picture, you name, gender, relationship status, or other details.

   d. If you choose to add certain features to your channel page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other Users and may be aggregated and shared with your confirmed friends or other Users. Such shared activity may include what videos you favorite, what videos you rated and what videos you have uploaded.

   e. Any videos that you submit to the YourTango Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name (not your email address), are watching the same video.

 

Your Choices

   a. You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the YourTango Sites, in which case you can still view videos and explore the YourTango Sites, but YourTango may not be able to provide certain services to you.

   b. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.

   c. You may control the information that is available to other Users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your account and the features that are included on your channel page.

 

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

   a. YourTango allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the YourTango Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the YourTango Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

   b. YourTango does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks YourTango to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the YourTango Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

   c. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. YourTango's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with YourTango is maintained and dealt with by YourTango in accordance with this privacy policy.

 

More Information

 

Tango Media adheres to the US Safe Harbor privacy principles. For more information about the Safe Harbor framework or our registration, see the Department of Commerce's web site .

 

For more information about our privacy practices write to us at:

 

      YourTango Privacy Policy, 236 west 27th street, New York, NY-10001.

 

YourTango Community Guidelines

 

Respect the YourTango Community

 

We're not asking for the kind of respect reserved for nuns, the elderly, and brain surgeons. We mean don't abuse the site. Every cool new community feature on YourTango involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and millions of users respect that trust. Please be one of them.

 

Don't Cross the Line

 

Here are some common-sense rules that will help you steer clear of trouble:

 

    * YourTango is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. If this describes your content or video, even if it's a content that belongs to you or a video of yourself, don't post it on YourTango. Also, be advised that we work closely with law enforcement and we report child exploitation. Please read our Safety Tips and stay safe on YourTango.

    * Don't post text or videos showing bad stuff dealing with animal abuse, drug abuse, under-age drinking and smoking, or bomb making.

    * Graphic or gratuitous violence is not allowed. If your content deals with or video shows someone being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated, don't post it.

    * YourTango is not a shock site. Don't post gross-out text or videos about accidents, dead bodies or similar things intended to shock or disgust.

    * Respect copyright. Only upload content and videos that you wrote or made or that you are authorized to use. This means don't upload text or videos you didn't write or make, or use content that someone else owns the copyright to, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted articles or programs, or videos made by other users, without necessary authorizations. Read our Copyright Tips for more information.

    * We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).

    * Things like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from YourTango.

    * Everyone hates spam. Don’t create misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails in order to increase views. It's not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted or repetitive content, including comments and private messages.

 

Please take these rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around the guidelines—just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created.

 

YourTango is for the Community

 

Remember that this is your community! Each and every user of YourTango makes the site what it is, so don't be afraid to dig in and get involved!

 

    * Have fun with the site. There's a lot to do here, and lots of folks posting amazing stuff—one of them might be you!

    * Let folks know what you think. Feedback's part of the experience, and when done with respect, can be a great way to make friends, share stories, and make your time on YourTango richer. So leave comments on articles and videos---there's a lot going on and a lot of ways to participate.

    * You may not like everything you see. Some of the content here may offend you—if you find that it violates our Terms of Use, then click the button that says "Flag" under the comment, post or video you're watching to submit it for review by YourTango staff. If it doesn't, then consider just clicking on something else—why waste time watching videos you don't like?

 

Hope that you enjoy the site—The YourTango Team

 

Community Guideline Tips

 

Here are some helpful examples and tips:

 

Sex and Nudity

 

Most nudity is not allowed, particularly if it is in a sexual context. Generally if text or comments are intended to be sexually provocative, it is less likely to be acceptable for YourTango. There are exceptions for some educational, documentary and scientific content, but only if that is the sole purpose of the post or video and it is not gratuitously graphic.

 

Hate Speech

 

"Hate speech" refers to content that promotes hatred against members of a protected group. For instance, racist or sexist content may be considered hate speech. Sometimes there is a fine line between what is and what is not considered hate speech. For instance, it is generally okay to criticize a nation, but not okay to make insulting generalizations about people of a particular nationality.

 

Shocking and Disgusting

 

The world is a dangerous place. Sometimes people do get hurt and it’s inevitable that these events may be documented on YourTango. However, it’s not okay to post violent or gory content that’s primarily intended to be shocking, sensational or disrespectful. If a video is particularly graphic or disturbing, it should be balanced with additional context and information. For instance, including a clip from a slaughter house in a video on factory farming may be appropriate. However, stringing together unrelated and gruesome clips of animals being slaughtered in a video may be considered gratuitous if its purpose is to shock rather than illustrate.

 

Dangerous Illegal Acts

 

While it might not seem fair to say you can’t show something because of what viewers theoretically might do in response, we draw the line at content that’s intended to incite violence or encourage dangerous, illegal activities that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. This means not posting videos on things like instructional bomb making, ninja assassin training, sniper attacks, videos that train terrorists, or tips on illegal street racing. Any depictions like these should be educational or documentary and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them.

 

Children

 

Videos involving children (anyone under the age of 18) are particularly sensitive. Videos containing children should never be sexually suggestive or violent. Please be cautious when posting something involving a child. If you’re sharing a private moment or home movie, consider making it a private video so that only your family and friends can see it.

 

Copyright

 

When you create something original, you own the copyright for it. Likewise, when other people create content, they may have a copyright to it. As a creative community, it’s essential that everyone on YourTango respect the copyrights of others. If you’re not sure if something will violate someone’s copyright, the safest thing to do is to create something completely original, with images and audio you’ve created. If it’s all yours you never have to worry about copyright—you own it. If you’ve recorded something from a DVD, videotaped your TV screen, or downloaded a video online, don’t post it unless you have permission.