Updated September, 2008
iZoca connects the world around you, from your perspective, to help you organize your life. iZoca, Inc. (“we”) understands concerns regarding privacy and the use of the information that is provided online and takes these matters seriously. We created iZoca to provide you flexibility in choosing the kind of information you would like to share with the public, other members, and groups.
iZoca provides you with the ability to manage your privacy settings to enable you to specify who you want to share information with. Reasonable measures are taken to protect and secure your password, profile, and other information you enter into iZoca. Your information is stored on secure partner servers and access is limited only to personnel who have a reasonable requirement to do so as defined by their job functions, such as customer service representatives and technical staff. While iZoca takes many precautions to maintain the level of privacy you desire, there are factors that can contribute to compromised data, including but not limited to, unauthorized access or technical problems. You enter any and all information into iZoca, or transmit information over iZoca, at your own risk.
Information Gathered by iZoca
Non-personal identifying information we collect- When you login to iZoca, we collect information such as your browser type, IP address and aggregate user data. Information is also collected from cookies to help iZoca identify your computer, for example, storing your username and password for when you return to the site. The information may also be used to monitor the site performance and traffic flow to improve services to our members.
Information you provide – When you register to use iZoca, you are asked to provide information such as a valid email address, zip code, and password. Additional profile information can be voluntarily provided by you to enhance your experience with the iZoca service. This may include work history, schools that you may have attended, age, gender, interests, etc. We also collect information that you provide that is used on personal and group iZoca calendars like schedules, events and documents, as well as other forms of digital content including video, music and photos.
iZoca does not knowingly collect personal information on children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are not authorized to use iZoca. If we are notified that information on children under the age of 13 years has been collected on iZoca, we will promptly take steps to remove it. Please contact us at email@example.com, and we will delete this information. Children between the ages of 13 and 17 should first get permission from a parent or legal guardian before sending any personal information over the Internet.
When you join iZoca, you are required to provide a valid email address. We will use this email address to initially verify who you are. You may also receive notifications by email, for example, if another iZoca member has sent you a message or if a new event has been created in a group that you participate in. These email notifications can be set by you depending upon how often you would like to be notified. You may be contacted by iZoca, Inc. if there are any changes that affect your experience with our site.
When information is provided by you in applications such as calendars, groups, email, and discussion boards, that information can be accessed by others depending upon the privacy settings that you have chosen for yourself and the privacy settings chosen for the group. iZoca encourages its members to provide their information in a responsible manner.
Your contacts on iZoca can be invited to join groups that you create or participate in. If they are members of iZoca, then their iZoca usernames can be used to contact them to invite them into a group. Alternatively, you can provide email addresses of your contacts, and iZoca will send them an automated invitation to join the group. iZoca may use the email address provided to send a reminder to notify the individual they have been invited to participate in a group. The email that you provide will not be used to spam.
The following is a breakdown of the basic features of iZoca and how the information that you provide can be shared among iZoca members.
Profile- You can choose multiple versions of your profile depending upon what kind of information you desire to share with an individual or group. Your profile can also be set to “private” where only limited information about yourself is provided to the public. Profiles on iZoca are by default set to “private.” To facilitate user interaction, the “private” setting allows others to see your name, profile picture, and city and state of residence. This information is provided to groups that you participate in and is included in our searchable database of iZoca members to allow members to search for other members that they may know.
iZoca members may at anytime review, modify, change, revise or delete the information contained in their profile. Simply login to iZoca and select “my profile” to make the changes. You may also make changes to your privacy settings at any time. Although the changes will take effect immediately, copies of the original information may be stored in archived or cached pages.
iZCards- iZCards mimic the communication pattern when a business card is exchanged in the real world. When you find someone on iZoca within a group or people search, you have the option to send them your iZCard with your contact information along with a short message. This action allows that individual to contact you but you cannot contact them until they send you their iZCard. Once iZCards are exchanged, you can communicate back and forth using iZoca mail and messaging.
Groups- Participation in groups drives the iZoca experience. iZoca groups are linked, from your perspective, by a feature rich calendar that rolls up to your own personal calendar. When a group is created, it has an assigned group administrator who can, if they choose, invite others to be co-administrators and select the features and usability of the group by selecting the appropriate settings. The group can be set as “public” or “private.” If a group is “public” and you choose to participate in the group, then only your name, picture and city and state will be provided to the public.
iZoca Mail- iZoca provides internal messaging to users. You can send a message to one or more members of iZoca. These messages can only be viewed by the intended members.
Calendars- When you sign into iZoca, we automatically provide you with a personal calendar. You can choose to share your calendar or keep it private depending upon the privacy settings you choose. You may also create a group or participate in a group, each having a unique calendar that “rolls up” to your own personal iZoca calendar. These group calendars also have settings that are determined by the group administrator. For example, you may only have viewing rights as a participant in a particular group or you may be able to post events to the calendar.
Discussions Boards- If the group administrator chooses to include Discussion Boards as a feature for their group, then all members of the group can participate in discussions. When a discussion is posted or replied to, the iZoca member’s name will be associated with the post.
Event Discussions- Group administrators can allow group members to post comments about an event. The comments can be replied to by other iZoca members in that group. When a comment, or a reply to a comment, is posted about an event, the iZoca member’s name will be associated with the post.
Information Shared with Third Parties
iZoca may also share information as required by city, state, or federal governmental authorities or in compliance with applicable laws. iZoca reserves the right to transfer all information in the event of a sale, transfer of substantially all of iZoca’s assets, or change of ownership.
If you are located in the European Union, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with local data protection laws and regulations. iZoca is not responsible for your compliance with such laws and regulations.