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Motortopia.com Privacy Policy

Effective August 18, 2008

Motortopia.com is an online service that allows you to set up your individual personal profile that can be linked together through networks of your friends. After you join Motortopia.com, you can view others' profiles and communicate with friends. You can also meet new friends on the service, share photos, post blogs and comments, and talk about your interests.

At Motortopia.com nothing is more important than your online privacy. If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please email us at .

Information Collection and Use by Motortopia.com

Motortopia.com collects user submitted information such as name and email address to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Motortopia.com service. Motortopia.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, and location in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.

Motortopia.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.

User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Motortopia.com social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Motortopia.com, to add others to your network of friends, and to send notifications related to the service. Unless you insert your email address in a public blog or a message entry viewable by the public, Motortopia.com does not provide anyone's email address to anyone else. Unless you put your full name in as a public display name, your full name will not be displayed by Motortopia.com to the public. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Motortopia.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, and schools and/or companies where users may have attended or worked.

We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service, or cost saving offers from our sponsors and advertisers. Users may choose not to receive this email.

From time to time, Motortopia.com or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on Motortopia.com. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

Invitations and Other Communications

In Motortopia.com you can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our automated invitation system. Motortopia.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations. Motortopia.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations from Motortopia.com may contact Motortopia.com to request the removal of their information from our database.

Use of Cookies

Motortopia.com may use cookies to store preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. If we do use cookies, we will not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the Motortopia.com Privacy Policy.

Links

Motortopia.com contains links to sites. Motortopia.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Motortopia.com.

Forums, Blogs, and Classifieds

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Motortopia.com public areas such as forums, blogs, and classifieds that your information is open to the public and that public information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

Motortopia.com permits you to modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and editing your personal information.

Email Choice/Opt-out

You may choose not to receive updates or notifications from Motortopia.com.

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on this Web site may be delivered to users by Motortopia.com or one of our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Motortopia.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: (http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp).

Sale or Rental of information

We never rent, sell, trade or otherwise give to other parties any information users of our site provide us. This includes sign-ups to any Motortopia.com mailing lists, entry in contests, requests for information, or any other forms on which we ask users to give us some information about themselves. On occasion, we may work with an advertiser or partner to run a promotion, contest, or other program where you may be asked additional information, which information may be shared with the promotion or contest sponsor; but only when we receive verification for the advertiser or sponsor that the information is only for follow up communication from that advertiser or sponsor and not to further sell or rent your private information.

Security

Your Motortopia.com account is secured by passwords you create. We use reasonable measures to protect your information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Motortopia.com Collects

Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Motortopia.com will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Motortopia.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Motortopia.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. Motortopia.com reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Motortopia.com or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Legal Age

Motortopia.com assumes that everyone visiting this Web site is of legal age. The online content of Motortopia and any sites to which it links or is otherwise affiliated is not necessarily appropriate material for children. Articles and features, on occasion, may contain profanity, sexually suggestive content and mature material.

When viewing this site, parental guidance is strongly suggested. We recommend that parents utilize a web content filtering program on their computers, such as SurfWatch or NetNanny.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy. If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make everyone aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Web site for 30 days.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of Motortopia.com or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at: (P.O. Box 83672, Lincoln, NE 68501).

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