IslandsPH Does Not Send or Tolerate Spam – Email Addresses Are NEVER Sold For ANY Reason
Our Commitment to Privacy
Private vs. Public Information
The rest of this document is about how IslandsPH uses and collects private information.
Information Collection and Use
IslandsPH is an online travel, collaboration and social networking site. It allows members to create individual and collaborative content as well as connecting people through networks of friends and special interest groups. To accomplish this, each member has private information provided at registration time stored with their account.
IslandsPH collects Member provided information such as name and email address to authenticate Members and to send notifications related to IslandsPH services. Member email addresses are protected and are not available to other Members or sold for any reason. IslandsPH also collects additional information including, but not limited to: gender, age, location, personal interests, education and occupation. This information is used for:
- assisting Members to communicate and find other Members with similar interests
- helping IslandsPH to provide better services for its Members
- providing more meaningful and targeted (personalized) advertising (this is how IslandsPH pays for this free service)
Additional profile information may be stored at the Members choice including, but not limited to images, avatars, video clips, instant messaging contacts, personal website address and signatures. This information, if provided by the Member, will be visible in the Member profile to all IslandsPH visitors. Members can change and control how other Members see this information at any time.
IslandsPH also records non-personally identifiable information including, but not limited to access time, IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. Non-identifying and aggregate information is used to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Except as described above, IslandsPH does not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any personal information, unless required by law, to enforce the IslandsPH Terms of Service, or to protect the safety of members of the public and/or IslandsPH members. However, IslandsPH may share non-personally identifiable profile information and aggregate use information with advertisers and other third parties in order to present Members and others with more targeted advertising, products, and services. In such cases, IslandsPH will never disclose information that could personally identify the Member.
IslandsPH reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of IslandsPH or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.
IslandsPH websites use “cookies.” Cookies are small amounts of information that are sent to web browsers to assist you when you return to this site or a specific area on the site. The cookies used here retain session information, or more specifically, the options selected to determine your itinerary and your login state (so you don’t have to re-login every time you click on a new part of the site). Cookies are not retained by the site but reside on your machine and are marked for removal by your browser as soon as the browser is closed. Cookie data is retained only for the duration of your login session and then removed as soon as the browser is shut down. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies. If you choose to reject cookies from islandsph.com, you may not be able to sign in or use other other IslandsPH sites that rely upon them.
Third Party Advertising Networks
Member Contributed Content
Members should be aware that whenever they post or upload content (articles, images, video, etc) to IslandsPH, this becomes public information, which can be accessed by the public. While all private email addresses remain secure (the address maintained by the system), once the IslandsPH name has been made public others can use this to communicate with you.
Our Commitment to Data Security
IslandsPH member accounts are protected by member-created passwords. IslandsPH takes every precaution to protect Member information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of Member account information. It is the responsibility of each Member to keep their password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone, always log out before leaving IslandsPH to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For additional information about the security measure used at IslandsPH, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
Members can modify and update all their personally identifiable information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as Edit Profile. We use these procedures to better safeguard your information and so Members can personally make sure that any and all information is accurate and conveys only what they wish it to be. Members can correct factual errors in their personally identifiable information directly through the profile tools mentioned above.
IslandsPH will not tolerate the use of this site for any illegal activities. IslandsPH will fully cooperate with any and all appropriate law enforcement agencies and/or court orders requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate any Member engaged in illegal activities. Such activities include, but are not limited to pornography, spam, scamming, fraud, copyright violations, and others. Further information can be found in our Terms of Service.
Questions / Suggestions
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies or any other aspect of our services, please consult our Contacts page.