Impact OASIS


We want you to protect your Personal Data. We define Personal Data as any data from which it is practical to directly determine your identity or the identity of any individual. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain how Personal Data is collected on the Impact OASIS Platform, and how Impact OASIS uses this Personal Data. Any capitalized term not defined in this Privacy Policy has the meaning, which we lay out in the Impact OASIS User Agreement (Terms & Conditions) From time to time, we will update this Privacy Policy and will do our best to keep you abreast of these changes by posting a notice on the Impact OASIS Platform.

We take protecting your Personal Data very seriously. All Profiles running on the Impact OASIS Platform and hosted by Impact OASIS’s provider, Ning, are required to meet the terms of our Privacy Policy. That being said, we would like to ask you to be careful and use caution when providing Personal Data to other members and their profiles built on the Impact OASIS Platform. Unfortunately, there is no way we can be responsible for the actions of other Impact OASIS members or visitors.

By registering on the Impact OASIS Social Network, you agree (1) to comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, our Terms & Conditions and Community Guidelines, and (2) that Impact OASIS and any User may process (i.e., collect, use, etc.) your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service. Personal Data may be processed by Impact OASIS or User(s) in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent.

Collection of User Information Personally Identifiable User Information

Once you register with Impact OASIS and sign in to the Impact OASIS Platform, you are not anonymous to Impact OASIS or to our hosting provider, Ning.

When registering on Impact OASIS, you provide Personal Data, which includes a Impact OASIS ID, a User- chosen password, and optionally an email address and a photo. To combat online fraud, Impact OASIS may also record your IP address when submitting information.

In addition, if you choose to make online donations or purchase merchandise on, you provide necessary information to process your credit card payment, including your billing address. When you use the Ning Address Book service, you also provide contact information of other people (“Address Book”).

In an effort to support group-specific as well as location-based Social Networks created on Ning (our hosting provider), Networks can validate the domain from which your email address originates (e.g., or

To protect your Ning ID account information, please keep your password secure. You can decline to share such Personal Data with us by not registering on Impact OASIS. Further, you may opt to remove any Personal Data from our active database by contacting Impact OASIS and canceling your Impact OASIS User account.

Impact OASIS does not intentionally gather Personal Data about visitors who are under the age of 13.

Cookies and Passive Data Collection

Impact OASIS automatically receives and records information on our hosting provider’ server and logs from your browser, including your IP address, Impact OASIS cookie information, and the page you request.

Users should be aware that other websites visited before entering Impact OASIS might place personally identifiable information within a User's URL during a visit to their website, and Impact OASIS has no control over such websites. Accordingly, some of this information may be logged by a subsequent website that collects URL information.

Content and Use of Networks

When you post Content (or send messages) on the Impact OASIS Platform that enable direct sharing of information with other Users and visitors, other Users and visitors will have access to any Personal Data in such Content. The Impact OASIS Platform keeps track of Content that you have uploaded Impact OASIS as well as the top Users for a Network. Such information, displayed with your Impact OASIS ID and photo, if you uploaded one, is available to Users and visitors of the Impact OASIS Platform. In addition, the Impact OASIS Platform enables other Users to invite you to use Impact OASIS.

Because you may voluntarily disclose any Personal Data in these public areas, you should be careful about the information you choose to disclose. Impact OASIS and its hosting provider do not control that disclosure, and is not liable in any way for anyone's use or misuse of the information in the disclosure. In other words, use caution and judgment here.

Authenticating User Credentials

Impact OASIS’s policy does not include authenticating or verifying credentials of those who join the Impact OASIS Network, e.g., determining if they are affiliated with or employed by the restaurant food and beverage industry (or supporting industries). The general public is welcome to join, view and participate on Impact OASIS. If you require members to have certain credentials prior to viewing your content, you can create private Groups on the Network and moderate who may join them for access.

How Impact OASIS Uses Information Personally Identifiable Information

We will send you administrative messages, and email updates regarding your account, or the Impact OASIS Platform. We may also send you notices of new Content that has been added to Groups and Forums in which you may be interested when you have subscribed to such notices. In some cases, we may also send you primarily promotional messages. In your account, you can choose to opt out of promotional messages and new Content notices. You may opt out of receiving administrative messages by canceling your Impact OASIS User account. We will not use your Address Book information for our own purposes.

Cookies and Passive Data Collection

Impact OASIS uses cookie, IP address, and URL information to improve the content of the Impact OASIS navigation bar, the quality of Ning (Hosting Provider) servers, and to provide enhanced features to Users, where available. Impact OASIS uses cookies to save Users' Impact OASIS IDs, session validators, and on Users' browsers and hard drives, and may use them to provide tailored products and services to those Users, as they become available.

IP Addresses also help us to diagnose problems with our Hosting Provider’s servers, to administer the Impact OASIS Platform, and to otherwise provide the Impact OASIS service to its users. IP addresses may be disclosed to a third party if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, or to protect the rights or property of Impact OASIS, its Users or the general public.

Disclosures Impact OASIS Service Providers

Impact OASIS may need to provide your Personal Data to third parties to deliver specific services to you (such as hosting services, support services, or credit card payment processing). These third parties are required not to disclose your Personal Data and not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by Impact OASIS.

Network Creators

The Impact OASIS Terms of Service require each member comply with applicable laws (e.g., CAN-SPAM) and Impact OASIS's rules with respect to the Impact OASIS’s use of your Personal Data.

Impact OASIS may disclose Personal Data if required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, where required by law, or, at our sole discretion, where we deem necessary to protect the safety of any individual or the general public or to prevent violation of our Terms of Service or the rights of Impact OASIS or any third party, including Ning.

Impact OASIS Affiliates

Impact OASIS may share some of all of your Personal Data with any of our third party affiliates, parent company or partners, in which case we will seek to require our affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy.

Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of Impact OASIS User information, including email addresses, to a separate entity or Platform. Impact OASIS will notify Users (via a posting on this site or email (in Impact OASIS 's discretion) of such a transfer, and Users may choose to modify their registration information at that time. This means if you are concerned about your Personal Data migrating to a new owner, you can deactivate your account and/or re-activate under our new ownership.


Impact OASIS uses industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information collected by Impact OASIS and running on the Ning Platform in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, Impact OASIS cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information. Impact OASIS does not assume any liability to third parties whose information may be included in your Address Book.

Updating or Removing User Information

Users may, at any time, choose to correct or update the information they have submitted to Impact OASIS, by going to their account. Users may remove their User information from Impact OASIS's live database by canceling their account. Even if you update or remove your information from our live database, however, your Personal Data may be retained in our backup files and archives.

Registered Users may remove their User information from Impact OASIS by canceling their account.

No Spam Policy

Our No Spam Policy, Terms of Service and Community Guidelines prohibit all Users from engaging in any activity involving the sending of email in violation of applicable law. Violations of these policies may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any spammers.

Any unauthorized use of Impact OASIS network or the Ning computer systems is a violation of the Terms of Service and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. section 1030 et seq.), Section 502 of the California Penal Code and Section 17538.45 of the California Business and Professions Code. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.

Impact OASIS offers email masking and relay when Users choose to communicate with other Users on Networks running on the Impact OASIS Platform to reduce third party email harvesting and spam. We also encourage Users to choose an email address where they will be comfortable receiving email responses from other Impact OASIS members/users if they choose, at their sole discretion, to upload a profile or classifieds listings.

International Users

By visiting Impact OASIS and providing Impact OASIS with data, you acknowledge and agree that due to the international dimension of Impact OASIS we may use the data collected in the course of our relationship for the purposes identified in this Privacy Policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, please understand that such data may be stored on servers located in the United States where laws protecting Personal Data may not be as stringent as the laws in your jurisdiction. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.

Revisions to This Policy

Impact OASIS reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted on Impact OASIS, and a User's continued use of Impact OASIS will signify agreement to such changes.

Contacting Impact OASIS

Users with questions about this Privacy Policy may contact Impact OASIS the following ways:

Impact OASIS 1 Morgan Road Middletown, NJ 07748


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