Privacy

The policies below are applicable to the authors of this site (BrownSista.com) which also includes CocoaLounge.org and BrownSista.net. We respect your privacy. Any information you give us is held with the utmost care and security and is only used in the ways that are described in this policy.We collect personally identifying information such as your name, and e-mail address during registration for certain portions of sites in which guests participate in interactive online activities (e.g., surveys, chat rooms, games, or bulletin boards). In addition, information is collected should you choose to purchase an item from an online store hosted on our site. As described below, we may use such information to fulfill prizes, track customer usage of the sites or for promotional and marketing purposes.

Policies for Minors
The safety of children online is very important to us. We encourage parents to spend time online with their children and to review the sites accessed by their children. Children should always ask parents for permission before sending any personal information online. No information should be submitted to or posted at the our site by any Minor (a guest under 18 years of age), without the consent of their parent or guardian. Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, we do not provide any personally identifying information of Minors, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever. No personally identifying information collected from Minors is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever. With the permission of a guest who is 18 years of age or over, information submitted at the time of Registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by us and may be shared with companies that have been prescreened by us for these purposes. The information is also used to better serve our advertisers. Generally, advertisers tell us the particular audience they want to reach (e.g., women under 30 years old) and we display the ad to guests meeting that criterion. Advertisers are not given access to guests’ personal information. Your e-mail address is never given out. Finally, we may release specific information if necessary to comply with a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.

Policies for Adult Guests
For guests over 18 years of age, we collect personal information in order to provide you with a personalized online experience and to provide our advertisers a way to reach the right audience. We will not use your personal information except as described in this privacy policy or as disclosed at the time of collection of the information. With the permission of a guest who is 18 years of age or over, information submitted at the time of Registration or submission may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by us and may be shared with companies that have been prescreened by us for these purposes. The information is also used to better serve our advertisers. Generally, advertisers tell us the particular audience they want to reach (e.g., women under 30 years old) and we display the ad to guests meeting that criterion. Advertisers are not given access to guests’ personal information. Finally, we may release specific information if necessary to comply with a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.

Chat Rooms & Postings
Remember whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online in chat rooms, message boards or similar posting areas, the information can be reviewed and collected by anyone. Therefore, do not post any information that you do not want available to the general public. We cannot be responsible for unsolicited communications that arise from your postings.

Use of IP Addresses
An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When a guest request pages from our site, our servers log the guest’s IP address. The IP addresses are collected for the purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a guest’s session will be logged, but the identity of the guest remains anonymous.

Use of Cookies
In cyberspace, cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your passwords, purchases, and preferences while you’re at a site. The use of cookies is an industry standard — you’ll find them at most major Web sites. By showing how and when guests use the site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not and help in targeting ads based guest interests. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. A cookie lets the computers remember that you’ve registered, which allows us to speed up your future activities at our sites. Similarly, the stores hosted by us usually use a cookie to track which products you’ve chosen to purchase while shopping. Letting it do the record-keeping saves you the trouble of entering information over and over again. We never use cookies to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Advertising networks that serve ads onto our sites may also use cookies. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our policies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you’d prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

DMCA
Please be aware that BrownSista.com/CocoaLounge.org/BrownSista.net are all subject to DMCA safe harbor protection. Liquid Web (ISP) is the designated agent of BrownSista.com/CocoaLounge.org/BrownSista.net to receive notifications of claims of copyright infringement. Liquid Web qualifies as the designated agent for BrownSista.com/CocoaLounge.org/BrownSista.net because (a) Liquid Web has the right and ability to control (remove) the infringing material, and (b) Liquid Web does not receive a financial benefit directly attributable to the infringing material. If you believe copyright infringement has taken place on BrownSista.com/CocoaLounge.org/BrownSista.net, or if you have any complaints of copyright abuse on BrownSista.com/CocoaLounge.org/BrownSista.net, please send an email to DMCA@liquidweb.com or abuse@liquidweb.com and the infringing material will be removed from the server expeditiously (if your copyright claims are valid). Please note that lawsuits filed by “Copyright Trolls” will be vigorously defended in court.

Use of Third Party Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. The third-party advertising technology that we use on this Web site uses information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed your browser. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site, to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site and to deliver more relevant advertising.

By using this site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the our sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. You can Contact Us with any further questions.