Num Sum Privacy Policy

Num Sum knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, 
and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. 
By visiting Num Sum, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What This Privacy Policy Covers

* This privacy policy pertains to the use of the Num Sum web site.
* This privacy policy covers how Num Sum treats personal information 
  that Num Sum collects and receives. Personal information is information 
  about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, 
  email address, or phone number.

Information Collection and How it is used

General Information

* Num Sum collects personal information when you register with Num Sum
  to use Num Sum services or to post content on Num Sum.
* When you register we ask for your email address and possibly certain optional 
  information such as your name, gender, biographical information, city,
  country, and other personal interests.
* Num Sum automatically receives and records information on our server 
  logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie, 
  and the page you request.
* Num Sum uses information for the following general purposes: 
  products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, 
  services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.

IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page. 
Your IP address is stored in our logs when you register with Num Sum.

IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:

* To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers 
  that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
* To tailor advertising based on geographic area or other information derived 
  from your IP address. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may 
  also be reported to advertisers.
* To estimate the total number of users visiting Num Sum from specific geographical regions.
* To make sure that people are not voting for themselves or friends during contests or promotions.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique 
identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and 
stored on your computer.

* You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, 
  or notify you when a cookie is set.
* If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use Num Sum products 
  or services.
* Num Sum uses its own cookies for a number of purposes, including to:
      o Access your information when you "log in".
      o Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using Num Sum's services.
      o Display the most appropriate advertising banners, based on your interests and activity on Num Sum.
      o Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
      o Conduct research to improve Num Sum's content and services.
* Num Sum lets other companies (such as Google) that show advertisements on 
  some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. 
  Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy 
  policies, not this one. Advertisers or other entities do not have access to Num Sum's cookies.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

* When you post Content, your Num Sum username or real name (if you supply it) is visible to other users.
* If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive 
  unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
* Num Sum may be required to disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, 
  such as to comply with subpoenas or when your actions violate the Num Sum Terms of Use.
* Num Sum may share demographic information with business partners, 
  such as "53% of users who regularly user Num Sum are between 18 and 24" or the like. 
  No personally identifiable information will ever be used without your permission 
  (i.e. we will ask you for a quote or testimonial)
* Num Sum does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with 
  other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services 
  you've requested or when we have your permission.
* It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, 
  or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving 
  potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Num Sum's 
  Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.
* We will transfer information about you if Num Sum is acquired by or merged 
  with another company. In this event, Num Sum will notify you by email or by putting a 
  prominent notice on the Num Sum web site before information about you is transferred 
  and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
* Num Sum displays targeted advertisements based on personal information that is exhibited in people's profiles. 
  This may sometimes make you laugh, as when it shows advertisements for rabbit feed on the 
  profile page of a person whose handle is "BunnyLove."

Editing and Deleting Account Information

* You can change your Num Sum Account Information, at any time.
* We may send you certain communications relating to the Num Sum service, 
  such as service announcements and administrative messages, that are considered 
  part of your Num Sum account.
* You can close your Num Sum account at any time from your account page; 
  however, please note that your identification, billing and contact information 
  may remain in Num Sum's records for some period.
* We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe 
  reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products 
  or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

What Choices and Access Do I Have?

* As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though 
  it might be needed to take advantage of certain Num Sum features.
* You can review the personal information you provide and make changes to that information, 
  or to the settings for your account, at any time, by logging in to your account and
  editing the information on your profile page.
* You can close your account by going to your profile page, clicking edit your account
  and following the instructions for removing your account. After you close your account,
  we will no longer display the information you provided.


Num Sum is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. 
If you are under 13, you may not submit information about yourself to Num Sum.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Num Sum may update this policy at any time for any reason. 
If there are any significant changes to how we handle personal information we will 
send a notice to the primary email address specified in your Num Sum account or 
by placing a prominent notice on our site.


If you have questions or suggestions you can contact us at:

Updated: 2006/01/15