("Oxdia") recognizes that its customers, visitors, users,
and others who use
www.oxdia.com or other web sites owned or operated by Oxdia
(the "Oxdia Sites") (collectively or individually "Users") value their
disclosure of User information collected on the Oxdia Sites. Oxdia
whether to use or continue using the Oxdia Sites.
Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Oxdia
personal information you provide on the Oxdia Sites remains subject to
Please note that
any file, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the
Oxdia Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally
The Information Oxdia Collects
User Provided Information:
You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name
and email address) to Oxdia when choosing to participate in various
activities on the Oxdia Sites such as uploading files, posting
messages in our forums, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage
of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other
When you visit the Oxdia Sites, we may send one or more cookies - a
small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your
computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Oxdia uses both
session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after
you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on
subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by
following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is
temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your
web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being
sent. However, some features of the Oxdia Sites may not function
properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information:
When you use the Oxdia Sites, our servers automatically record
certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any
website. These server logs may include information such as your web request,
Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring
/ exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names,
landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time
spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or
more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
The Way Oxdia Uses
If you submit personally
identifiable information to us through the Oxdia Sites, then we use
your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the
features and functionality of the Oxdia Sites.
Any personal information or
file that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages
and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly
available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not
your email address) is displayed to other Users when you upload files or
send messages through the Oxdia Sites and other Users can contact
you through messages and comments. Any files that you submit to the Oxdia
Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media
channels, and may be viewed by Oxdia members.
We do not use your email
address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or
marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific
program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We may, however, use your email address without further consent for
non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major
Oxdia Site changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally
identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information
(such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type,
clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Oxdia
Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and
services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to
re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Oxdia
Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor
the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics
such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your
entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
We provide personally
identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our
subsidiaries or persons for the purpose of processing such information on
our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information
limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate
confidentiality and security measures.
We do not share your
personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with
other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without
your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which
you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share
non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data,
referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.)
with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage
patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or
functionality on the Oxdia Sites.
We may release personally
identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if
required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is
necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law)
or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
Oxdia also reserves
the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or
non-personally-identifiable information that Oxdia believes, in good
faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our
defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist
government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our
web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Oxdia, our Users or others.
Your Choices About Privacy
You may, of
course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the
Oxdia Sites, in which case Oxdia may not be able to provide
certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile
information and email preferences at any time by visiting your settings. Please
note that media files uploaded by Users to the Oxdia Sites cannot be
removed and remain subject to our
To protect your
privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique
password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making
corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique
password and account information at all times.
personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.
Links to Other Sites
allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve
advertisements within the Oxdia Sites. These third-party ad servers or
ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements
and links that appear on the Oxdia Sites. They automatically receive
your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as
advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.
does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad
servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific
program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
However, please note that if an advertiser asks Oxdia to show an
advertisement to a certain audience (for example, men ages 18-34) or audience
segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of
content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may
conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Oxdia
Sites, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally
identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.
consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad
networks (see links below) for more information on their practices and for
instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Oxdia's privacy
policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other
advertisers or web sites.
Oxdia has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad
Our Commitment To Data
uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to
preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot,
however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to
Oxdia and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission
of information, Oxdia makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure
the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee
that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by
breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you
electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Oxdia
may post a notice on the Oxdia Sites if a security breach occurs.
Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a
security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security
breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should
Our Commitment To
privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Oxdia
does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information
or non-personally-identifiable information on the Oxdia Sites from
persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons
under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the
Oxdia Sites at any time or in any manner. If Oxdia learns that
personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been
collected on the Oxdia Sites without verified parental consent, then
Oxdia will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Oxdia is intended for use by college/university students. Examples of supported institutions are
University of Waterloo,
University of British Columbia,
Special Note to
Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users
in Canada and the United States. If you are a User accessing the Oxdia Sites from
the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing
personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States
laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Oxdia
States and you consent to that transfer.
In the Event of Merger,
Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that
Oxdia is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the
right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we
have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or
other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency,
reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the
application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights
generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is
treated, transferred, or used.
Changes and updates to this
Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective
date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general,
we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy
Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your
continued use of the Oxdia Sites constitutes your agreement to this
For revisions to
disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will
attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect
to such information.