Date: Monday 4th July 2011
This policy outlines details of the personal information that Giant will collect and hold about you, and it will be handled. It also separately outlines details of how you can control your personal profile on the Real Riders Community website.
If you fail to provide the personal information we request, you may be unable to utilise some or all of the relevant website's functionality.
No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Giant or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us through this help page.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
2. Information We Receive
Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for the Real Riders Community you provide us with personal information. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you. Once you register you can provide other information about yourself by connecting with, for example, your current city, hometown, family, relationships, networks, activities, interests, and places.
Content. One of the primary reasons people use Giant is to share content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, create an event or a group, make a comment, write something on someone's Wall, write a note, or send someone a message. Please be aware that uploading this data places it in the public domain of the Community.
Information we collect when you interact with Giant:
Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on Giant, such as adding connections (including joining a group or adding a friend), uploading photos and videos, attending an event. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a video, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact that you shared it.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access Giant from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
Cookie Information. We use "cookies" (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Giant easier to use, possibly to make our advertising more relevant to you, and to protect both you and Giant. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Giant. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Giant. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use the Real Riders Community.
Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other Giant users, such as when a friend tags you in a photo, video, or place, provides friend details, or indicates a relationship with you.
3. Sharing information on Giant.
This section explains how your privacy settings work, and how your information is shared on the Real Riders Community. You should always consider your privacy settings before sharing information on the Real Riders Community.
Name and Profile Picture. Giant is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your name and profile picture do not have privacy settings. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your profile picture, you should delete it (or not add one).
Contact Information. Your contact information settings control (available when customising your privacy settings) who can contact you on Giant, and who can see your contact information such as your email and phone number(s). Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address, and you do not have to share your email address with anyone.
Personal Information. Your personal information settings control who can see your personal information, if you choose to add them. We recommend that you manage this information using the profiles setting.
Gender and Birth Date. In addition to name and email address, we ask you to provide your gender and birth date during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and functionality that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile privacy settings to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.
Here are some other things to remember:
• Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on your friends' home pages and other pages they visit.
• If another user tags you in a photo or video or at a place, you can remove the tag. You can also limit who can see that you have been tagged on your profile from your privacy settings.
• Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.
• You understand that information might be re-shared or copied by other users.
• Certain types of communications that you send to other users cannot be removed, such as messages.
• When you post information on another user's profile or comment on another user's post, that information will be subject to the other user's privacy settings.
• If you use an external source to publish information to Giant (such as a mobile application or a Connect site), you should check the privacy setting for that post, as it is set by that external source.
"Everyone" Information. Information set to "everyone" is publicly available information, just like your name, profile picture, and connections. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into the Real Riders Community website), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, including your name and profile picture, even outside of the Real Riders Community website, such as on public search engines and when you visit other sites on the internet. The default privacy setting for certain types of information you post on Giant is set to "everyone." You can review and change the default settings in your profile settings.
4. Information You Share With Third Parties.
We do not own or operate the applications or websites that use the Real Riders Community website. That means that when you use those applications and websites you are making your information available to someone other than Giant.
Connecting with an Application or Website. When you connect with an application or website it will have access to General Information about you. You should always review the policies of third party applications and websites to make sure you are comfortable with the ways in which they use information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our rules. If you find an application or website that violates our rules, you should report the violation to us on this help page and we will take action as necessary.
When your friends use Platform. If your friend connects with an application or website, it will be able to access your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, and information you have shared with "everyone." They will also be able to access your friend connections.
Exporting Information. You (and those you make your information available to) may use tools like RSS feeds, mobile phone address book applications, or copy and paste functions, to capture, export (and in some cases, import) information from Giant, including your information and information about you.
Advertisements. The Real Riders Community website doe not currently run 3rd party advertisements.
Links. When you click on links on Giant you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
5. How We Use Your Information
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customised experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities.
To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time, or to provide details about our products, services or promotions that we think will interest you. You may opt out of all communications except essential updates on your account notifications page.
Personalised advertising. We don't currently run third party advertising on the Real Riders Community website.
To help your friends find you. We allow other users to use contact information they have about you, such as your email address, to find you, including through contact importers and search. You can prevent other users from using your email address to find you using the search section of your profile settings.
Memorialising Accounts. If we are notified that a user is deceased, we may memorialise the user's account. In such cases we restrict profile access to confirmed friends, and allow friends and family to write on the user's Wall in remembrance. We may close an account if we receive a formal request from the user's next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
6. How We Share Information
Giant is about sharing information with others — friends and people in your communities — while providing you with privacy settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing some of your information. We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so.
When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join the Real Riders Community website, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may in the future also contain information about other users your friend might know. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name.
To help your friends find you. By default, we make certain information you have posted to your profile available in search results on the Real Riders Community website to help your friends find you. However, you can control who can see some of this information, as well as who can find you in searches, through your profile privacy settings.
To give search engines access to publicly available information. We may allow them to access information set to the "everyone" setting.
To help improve or promote our service. In the future we might share aggregated information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about Giant, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To advertise our services. We may ask advertisers outside of Giant to display ads promoting our services. We may ask them to deliver those ads based on the presence of a cookie, but in doing so will not share any other information with the advertiser.
7. How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your profile. You may change or remove your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking "Profile." Information will be updated immediately.
Deactivating or deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you may deactivate it or delete it. When you deactivate an account, no user will be able to see it, but it will not be deleted. We save your profile information in case you later decide to reactivate your account. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from Giant.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or deletion from your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on the Real Riders Community website. Additionally, we may retain certain information to prevent identity theft and other misconduct even if deletion has been requested.
Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies, but will not be available to others.
Non-user contact information. If a user provides your email address to us, and you are not a the Real Riders Community website user but you want us to delete your address, please contact us. so we can work through the issue.
8. How We Protect Information
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set profile privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorised persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Giant will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Real Riders Community website. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date anti-virus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us.
9. Other Terms
Consent to Collection and Processing in Australia. By using Giant, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in Australia.
Defined Terms. "Us," "we," "our," "Platform" and "Giant" mean the same as they do in the Terms and Conditions unless otherwise limited by the context.