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
the Impact OASIS Platform, and how Impact OASIS uses this Personal
the meaning, which we lay out in the Impact OASIS User Agreement
(Terms & Conditions) From time to time, we will update this
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
Terms & Conditions and Community Guidelines, and (2) that
Impact OASIS and any User may process (i.e., collect, use, etc.)
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
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
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 ImpactOASIS.com, 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., gmail.com or hotmail.com).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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