When you register for or update your Tortsy account, you are required to provide personal information, such as your name, email address, password and bithday. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services, such as search, public user profiles and viewing lists, do not require registration. You may also provide additional information in your account profile such as gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is optional.
You may provide us with additional information to make public, such as your location, or a picture. You may customize your account with information such as a cell phone number for the delivery of SMS messages or your address book so that we can help you find Tortsy users you know. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our web site. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.
Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes the messages you send and the metadata provided with those messages, such as when you sent them, but also the occasions you create, the people you invite and add to your address book, and many other bits of information. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide viewable only to the fellow guests in your hosted and/or attended occasions. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For example, your public postings are searchable by many search engines and are immediately delivered via SMS and our APIs to a wide range of users and services. You should be careful about all information that will be made public via Tortsy.
If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Service's message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Tortsy does not read any of your private online communications.
Your use of the Service automatically records information ("Log Data") about your computer hardware and software. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, pages visited, features used, search terms and referring website address. Other actions, such as interactions with This information is used by Tortsy for the operation of the Service, to maintain quality of the Service, and to provide general statistics regarding your use of the Service.
Tortsy may keep track of how you interact on our Service including third party clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to deliver customized content and to make improvements to our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked upon.
In computer terms, a web ("cookie") is a small data file that is stored on your computer. Tortsy uses "cookies" to allow you to bypass the login screen when you return to the Service from the same computer and browser. Tortsy also uses "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve your experience with our Service. Tortsy may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, and to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services. Your web browser controls your ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies by default. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features the Service has to offer.
Tortsy uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services, such as importing email addresses, searching for gifts and to help us understand the usage of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.
Tortsy encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from the Service so that you can become familiar with how those websites collect, use and disclose your information. Tortsy is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the Service or any other Tortsy owned websites.
We do not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here.
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client to access your Tortsy account.
Law and Harm: We may disclose your information without notice if required by law or in good faith belief that such is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with a law, regulation or legal request to: (b) protect the safety of any person; (c) to address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) to protect Tortsy's rights or property.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us associated with your account.
Our Services are not intended for use by children under the age of thirteen (13) and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will remove the information and terminate the child's account. If you become aware the we have collected information from a child under 13 or if your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.