Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Yuku. Our basic principles are:
Yuku is a network of collaborative publishing communities, user profiles and images. You the user and we as Yuku have entered a voluntary relationship in which we provide services to you. The data you disclose to us makes it possible to deliver the services you truly want and ask for.
We collect information the information you give us when you become a member of Yuku.
In general, you can browse parts of the site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on forms throughout the site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature. Your failure or unwillingness to provide certain information may mean that a service or feature will not be available to you.
In addition to the information you choose to provide to us, Yuku also collects and stores certain technical and other information about the online activities of our users-whether or not they are registered-on an aggregated (or collective) basis. This may include your IP address, browser type, and operating system. We track the number of people who view each page, and other site usage data, in order to learn which features are the most popular and thereby improve our service. We also record statistical information collected on our site to better understand our audience. This information is recorded as anonymous group statistical information and is not connected to any personal information that you provide as a member.
We, as well as the administrators of each domain, do have the ability to view your IP address if you post content within a domain on the network. We also collect the information that you provide when you make a post on one of our domains so that we can archive and display your posts. Please use caution when posting material on any domain as your posts may become immediately available to the public and may be recorded and stored by anyone.
When you register as a member, we ask you to provide us with a user name, password, e-mail address, name, address, birth year, and gender. We'll also ask you whether you'd like to participate in our business partners' programs.
Like almost every Web site, Yuku may be accessed by an international audience. By visiting our Web site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in this policy. In addition, such data may be stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction, which may have more or less stringent privacy practices than your own. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.
We understand that you value your personally identifiable information. We generally use your personal information to render you services and to improve our services.
Yuku may send you messages through our messaging system to keep you apprised of your membership status, site developments, and to inform you of new offers.
In the interest of bringing the highest quality services to you "under one roof," Yuku has partnerships with other Web-based services. Some of these arrangements include the sharing of some of your personal information with our partners in order to extend these services to you. We only share information when you specifically authorize it.
Yuku, as well as its partner sites, may send you e-mail messages on a regular basis to keep you apprised of your membership status, site developments, and to inform you of new offers. Examples of this include special offers from our business partners. Included in each of these messages are simple instructions on how to remove yourself from these mailings if you do not wish to receive them in the future.
Our business is about building a long-term relationship with you. To build that trust, we know that as you spend time on our site, your personal information must remain within your control. Be assured that your personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, and email address is not sold to others.
There are some situations where we may need to disclose information to organizations or entities not described in our policy here. Yuku may be required to disclose your personal information: (i) if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process (such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant, etc.) or other legal requirements of any governmental authority; (ii) would potentially mitigate our liability in an actual or potential lawsuit; (iii) is otherwise necessary to protect our rights or property; or that of others (iv) is necessary to protect the interest of other users of our web site.
We may also transfer the information in our possession in connection with a sale of assets of the company, a sale of the company or a merger.
Yuku and our members do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Yuku member, even one who participates on our domain, to your mailing list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report Yuku related spam to, please contact us using our legal form.
Your information is stored on Yuku's servers located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy.
That being said, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Yuku cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure the security of your information on our systems.
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. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
If Yuku learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this web site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this site. Yuku may post a notice on our web site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the Yuku.com web site. Yuku may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us.
Yuku uses web beacons to research certain usage and activities on its and our website. The information collected through these web beacons is used to find out more about our users; for more accurate reporting; and to improve the effectiveness of our marketing. No personally identifiable information about you is shared by Yuku as a result of this research.
Not only do you have the opportunity to post content on any of our public Yuku domains, but you also have the opportunity to create your own Profiles and Domain and tailor it to your own special interests. In order to create a community, you need to be registered as a member to do these things. Once you've registered, you can follow our instructions on how to create your Profiles and Domain and customize them to match your preferences. This means you get to decide how to structure your Profiles, Domain, what design you'll use, and more. If you no longer wish to operate your Yuku domain, you can delete your content and turn off the "allow replies" feature.
We at Yuku believe it essential that parents are involved in their children's online experiences. That is why, in compliance with federal law, we do not knowingly collect personal information of any kind from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware of a user under the age of 13 providing information on our site, we will terminate their account and purge our databases of all information provided by that user.
Once you become a member of Yuku, your personal information is stored in the site. You may access or change your information at any time.
Effective: January 4, 2006.