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Privacy Policy

Revision v1.1 24th October, 2007

Billion7's Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and use the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using Billion7, located at and its directly associated domains (collectively, "Billion7" or "Website").

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact our privacy staff by clicking the link .

The Information We Collect

When you visit Billion7 you provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Web Site use information collected by us as you interact with our Web Site.

When you register with Billion7, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your general location, your gender, and any other personal or preference information that you willingly provide to us.

When users sign in to Billion7, we use a session ID cookie to confirm that users are signed in. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. This cookie terminates once the user signs out, or closes the browser. Billion7 may also use Google Analytics, which also stores cookies on a user's computer. For more information on Google Analytics, go to for Google's privacy policy.

When you use Billion7, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, add links, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you with the service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, you can easily see your contact list for example. When you update information, we may keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information.

You post User Content (as defined in the Billion7 Terms and Conditions of Use) on the Site at your own risk. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that User Content you post on the Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on Billion7 is a violation of the Billion7 Terms of Service and should be reported to billion7 by clicking the link .

Billion7 may also collect information about you from other sources, and other users of the Billion7 service through the operation of the service (e.g., Links) in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience.

By using Billion7, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children under Age 13

Billion7 does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Billion7 or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, general location, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on Billion7. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us by clicking the link .

Children between the Ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.

Use of Information Obtained by Billion7

When you register with Billion7, you create your own profile and privacy settings. Your profile information including your name is displayed to users as specified in your privacy settings to enable you to connect with people on Billion7. We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by Billion7 that we think you may find valuable.

Profile information is used by Billion7 primarily to be presented back to and edited by you when you access the service and to be presented to others permitted to view that information in accordance with your privacy settings.

Profile information you submit to Billion7 will be available to all users of Billion7 in accordance with your privacy settings. Your name, profile information, and profile picture will be available in search results across the Billion7 network and certain pieces of information may be made available to third party search engines. People who see your name in searches, will only be able to access your profile information etc. based on your privacy settings.

Billion7 may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service

Generally, you may opt out of such emails by clicking the link , though Billion7 reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Billion7 may use information in your profile without identifying you as an individual to third parties. We do this for marketing purposes and the personalization of advertisements and promotions to you. We believe this benefits you and, where there are advertisements, they're more likely to be interesting to you. For example, if you indicate that you like dancing in your profile, we might serve youadvertisement highlighting dance and exercise studios in your town or area. But we don't inform any advertising companies who you are.

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

Billion7 is about sharing information with others, while providing you with privacy settings that help you restrict other users from accessing it. We allow you to choose the information you provide to friends and generally through Billion7. Our network architecture and your privacy settings allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your information and who doesn’t. We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances where we believe such sharing is 1) reasonably necessary to offer the service, 2) legally required or, 3) permitted by you. For example:

Billion7 allows access to site information by third party search engine "crawlers" (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask).

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you the services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about Billion7, to remove repetitive information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). In connection with these offerings and business operations, our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these business activities. Where we utilize third parties for the processing of any personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to the Billion7-specified purposes.

We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Billion7 service or using the Billion7 name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

We let you choose to share information with marketers or electronic commerce providers through sponsored groups or other on-site offers.

We may offer stores or provide services jointly with other companies on Billion7. You can tell when another company is involved in any store or service provided on Billion7, and we may share customer information with that company in connection with your use of that store or service.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of the Billion7 business, or individual business units owned by Billion7, Inc., were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Policy.

When you use Billion7, certain information you post or share with third parties, such as personal information, comments, messages, photos, videos, Marketplace listings or other information, may be shared with other users in accordance with the privacy settings you select. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information in your profile or links or when posting comments, messages, photos, videos, Marketplace listings or other items , this information may become publicly available.


Billion7 may contain links to other websites. We are of course not responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they link to other sites to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Billion7.

Third Party Advertising

Advertisements that appear on Billion7 are delivered directly to users by third party advertisers. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. These third party advertisers may also download cookies to your computer, or use other technologies such as JavaScript and "web beacons" (also known as "1x1 gifs") to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Doing this allows the advertising network to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. In this way, they may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Billion7 does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed by the third party advertisers. Third party advertisers have no access to your contact information stored on Billion7 unless you choose to share it with them.

This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Billion7 and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of its advertisers.

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most items of personal information on Billion7 is readily available through the profile editing tools. Billion7 users may modify or delete any of their profile information at any time by logging into their account. Information will be updated immediately. Individuals who wish to delete their Billion7 account may do so by taking the Account Option once they have signed on, then Delete Account. Removed information may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time but will not be generally available to members of Billion7.


Billion7 takes appropriate precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Because email and is not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email. If you have any questions about the security of Billion7 Web Site, please contact us by clicking the link .

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of Billion7, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's revision and thus new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting billion7

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us by clicking the link .