Privacy

Information Collection and Use

Bed and Learn is the only owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is written in this statement. Bed and Learn collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

1. Introduction

Questions. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, contact us.

Scope. This privacy policy covers all of Bed and Learn. It does not, however, apply to bodies that Bed and Learn does not own or control, such as applications and websites using Platform. By using or accessing Bed and Learn, you agree to our privacy practices.

No information from children under age 18. If you are under age 18, please do not attempt to register for Bed and Learn or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a person under age 18, please contact us.

2. Information We Receive

Information you provide to us:

Information About Yourself. When you sign up for Bed and Learn you provide us with your name, email, gender, and birth date. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to connect with your friends. You will also be able to add a picture of yourself. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.

Content. One of the primary reasons people use Bed and Learn is to share content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on Bed and Learn (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.

Information we collect when you interact with Bed and Learn:

Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on Bed and Learn, such as adding connections. 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 Bed and Learn 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 Bed and Learn easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Bed and Learn. 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 Bed and Learn. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Bed and Learn, and to know when you are interacting with Bed and Learn Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Bed and Learn.

Information we receive from third parties:

Information from other websites. We may institute programs with advertising partners and other websites in which they share information with us:

    We may ask advertisers to tell us how our users responded to the ads we showed them (and for comparison purposes, how other users who didn’t see the ads acted on their site). This data sharing, commonly known as "conversion tracking", helps us measure our advertising effectiveness and improve the quality of the advertisements you see.

    We may receive information about whether or not you’ve seen or interacted with certain ads on other sites in order to measure the effectiveness of those ads.

If in any of these cases we receive data that we do not already have, we will "anonymize" it within 180 days, meaning we will stop associating the information with any particular user. If we institute these programs, we will only use the information in the ways we explain.

Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other Belearners, such as when a friend tags you in a photo, video, or place, provides friend details.

3. Sharing information on Bed and Learn

This section explains how your privacy settings work, and how your information is shared on Bed and Learn. You should always consider your privacy settings before sharing information on Bed and Learn.

Name and Profile Picture. Bed and Learn 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 customizing your privacy settings) who can contact you on Bed and Learn, 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, such as your religious and political views, if you choose to add them.

Gender and Birth Date. In addition to name and email address, we require you to provide your gender and birth date during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 18 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.

Other. Here are some other things to remember:

    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 reshared 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 Bed and Learn (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.

Minors. We reserve the right to add special protections for minors (such as to provide them with an age-appropriate experience) and place restrictions on the ability of adults to share and connect with minors, recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on Bed and Learn.

4. Information You Share With Third Parties

Connecting with an Application or Website. When you connect with an application or website it will have access to General Information about you. The term General Information includes your and your friends’ names, profile pictures, gender, user IDs, connections, and any content shared using the Everyone privacy setting. We may also make information about the location of your computer or access device and your age available to applications and websites in order to help them implement appropriate security measures and control the distribution of age-appropriate content. If the application or website wants to access any other data, it will have to ask for your permission.

We give you tools to control how your information is shared with applications and websites that use Platform. For example, you can block all platform applications and websites completely or block specific applications from accessing your information by visiting your Applications and Websites privacy setting or the specific application’s "About" page. You can also use your privacy settings to limit which of your information is available to "everyone".

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 and we will take action as necessary.

We provide you with a number of tools to control how your information is shared when your friend connects with an application or website. For example, you can use your Application and Websites privacy setting to limit some of the information your friends can make available to applications and websites. You can block all platform applications and websites completely or block particular applications or websites from accessing your information. You can use your privacy settings to limit which friends can access your information, or limit which of your information is available to "everyone". You can also disconnect from a friend if you are uncomfortable with how they are using your information.

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 Bed and Learn, including your information and information about you. For example, if you share your phone number with your friends, they may use third party applications to sync that information with the address book on their mobile phone.

Advertisements. Sometimes the advertisers who present ads on Bed and Learn use technological methods to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. You may opt-out of the placement of cookies by many of these advertisers here. You may also use your browser cookie settings to limit or prevent the placement of cookies by advertising networks. Bed and Learn does not share personally identifiable information with advertisers unless we get your permission.

Links. When you click on links on Bed and Learn 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 customized 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, and to enforce our Conditions. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.

To contact you. We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time. We may include content you see on Bed and Learn in the emails we send to you.

To serve personalized advertising to you. We don’t share your information with advertisers without your consent. (An example of consent would be if you asked us to provide your shipping address to an advertiser to receive a free sample.) We allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use any of the non-personally identifiable attributes we have collected (including information you may have decided not to show to other users, such as your birth year or other sensitive personal information or preferences) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. For example, we might use your interest in soccer to show you ads for soccer equipment, but we do not tell the soccer equipment company who you are. Even though we do not share your information with advertisers without your consent, when you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement there is a possibility that the advertiser may place a cookie in your browser and note that it meets the criteria they selected.

To supplement your profile. We may use information about you that we collect from other Belearners to supplement your profile (such as when you are tagged in a photo or mentioned in a status update). In such cases we generally give you the ability to remove the content (such as allowing you to remove a photo tag of you) or limit its visibility on your profile.

6. How We Share Information

Bed and Learn 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. For example:

When you invite a friend to join. When you ask us to invite a friend to join Bed and Learn, we will send your friend a message on your behalf using your name. The invitation may also contain information about other users your friend might know. We may also send up to two reminders to them in your name.

When you choose to share your information with marketers. You may choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers that are not associated with Bed and Learn through on-site offers. This is entirely at your discretion and we will not provide your information to these marketers without your consent.

To give search engines access to publicly available information. We generally limit search engines’ access to our site. You can change the visibility of some of your profile information using the customize section of your privacy settings. You can also prevent search engines from indexing your profile using the Applications and Websites privacy setting.

To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we 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 Bed and Learn, remove repetitive information from our user lists, 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 Bed and Learn 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.

To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of Italy where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.

Transfer in the Event of Sale or Change of Control. If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so that the service can continue to operate. In such a case, your information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

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. 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 (connections, photos, etc.) in case you later decide to reactivate your account. Many users deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and in doing so are asking us to maintain their information until they return to Bed and Learn. You will still have the ability to reactivate your account and restore your profile in its entirety. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from Bed and Learn. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. If you want to deactivate or delete your account contact us.

Limitations on removal. 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. However, your name will no longer be associated with that information on Bed and Learn. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your information, they may retain your information to the extent permitted under their terms of service or privacy policies. But they will no longer be able to access the information through our Platform after you disconnect from them.

Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, 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 Bed and Learn user but you want us to delete your address, you can do so contacting us. However, that request will only apply to addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that users provide to us later.

8. How We Protect Information

Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behavior for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behavior, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations of our Conditions.

Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set 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 authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Bed and Learn will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on Bed and Learn. 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 antivirus software.

Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us.

9. Other Terms

Changes. We may change this Privacy Policy pursuant to the procedures outlined in the Bed and Learn Conditions. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. If we make changes to this Privacy Policy we will notify you by publication. If the changes are material, we will provide you additional, prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances.

Consent to Collection and Processing in Italy. By using Bed and Learn, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in Italy.

Defined Terms. "Us", "we", "our", "Platform" and "Bed and Learn" mean the same as they do in the Conditions. "Information" and "content" are used more generally and interchangeably here than in the Conditions unless otherwise limited by the context.

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