(Updated on September 26, 2011)
At Sitesimon, privacy is our #1 priority. You're trusting us with your data, and we believe we must be completely open with how we use it.
Sitesimon aims to be the go-to destination on the web for personalized content discovery while requiring our users to do as little work as possible. To achieve this, we ask our users to get our browser add-on, which privately captures and analyzes users’ browsing activities to learn what they love, sends this into our recommendation engine, and returns unique, relevant content recommendations.
Sitesimon is 100% opt-in - if you do not have or are not logged-in to our browser add-on, we do not capture any data. All of the data collected through our browser add-on, or any other means, is stored in a secure and anonymized database. Any data shared with third parties will always be in aggregate, and never tied to an individual user.
Sitesimon's privacy settings were designed with one thing in mind: putting the control in your hands. You can adjust your privacy settings in your account page at any time.
Users 13 years old and above may register at Sitesimon. Persons younger than 13 are strictly prohibited from using our browser add-on and website without providing Sitesimon with verifiable parental consent.
Browsing Information Provided to and Collected by Sitesimon
Upon registering with our service, users have the option to provide us with the browsing history from 30 days prior to their registration. While not mandatory, this allows Sitesimon to bring you immediate personalized recommendation
Sitesimon will continue to collect your browsing history and any associated metadata for as long as you remain a Sitesimon user and are logged into the browser add-on.
Sitesimon WILL NOT make your browsing history publicly available, unless you have chosen to share a specific link with friends.
Sitesimon WILL NOT knowingly retain the following information:
- Any information from secure URL, such as sites beginning with "https://"
- Any information from web-based email accounts, such as Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.;
- Any known sites featuring adult/pornographic content;
- Any personal pages you view within social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Please note that all user names are removed from their individual browsing history and are replaced with a random, automatically generated number.
Other Information Provided to and Collected by Sitesimon
In order to effectively use this website, a user must first complete the registration form which requires a user to provide his/her full name, username, email address, and date of birth. Users will also have the option of auto-populating the registration fields using Facebook’s Registration Tool to facilitate the registration process. Sitesimon will not collect or store this information unless a user has opted-in to this service. Using Facebook Connect and/or Twitter Connect, Sitesimon may further recommend relevant content based upon links shared by users’ friends via Facebook and/or Twitter. Any personally identifiable information a user shares on Sitesimon’s website about himself or herself will be stored and deemed a voluntary disclosure of personal information.
Sitesimon’s Disclosures of Your Information
The information that you have shared will not be disclosed by Sitesimon to third parties, with the exception of any content that you have viewed and chosen to share with other Sitesimon users.
Sitesimon does not sell your browsing history or personally identifiable information to third party advertisers, however Sitesimon may direct some targeted, third party recommendations to you based upon your browsing preferences. These recommendations will be clearly marked as paid recommendations.
We may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Sitesimon’s rights or property.Sitesimon reserves the right to use the information we collect about you for internal purposes, such as analyzing Website usage, troubleshooting, improving our marketing and promotional efforts, improving our content and product offerings, and customizing our Websites' content, layout, and services.
Individuals signing up for Sitesimon are given the opportunity to create a unique password to upon login. Sitesimon will take all reasonable efforts to protect it from being shared with third parties.
Sitesimon may use the email address you provide to contact you regarding Sitesimon’s services. Sitesimon will not send unsolicited commercial e-mail unrelated to Sitesimon, nor will Sitesimon knowingly share your e-mail address with third parties. The e-mails we send to you may contain code, which allows Sitesimon to track usage of the e-mail, including whether the e-mail was opened and/or what links (if any) were clicked.
Sitesimon may accept credit and debit cards, as well as other payment methods, for billing purposes should you opt into a paid service provided by Sitesimon. All credit card numbers, security identification numbers, expiration dates, and names and addresses associated with the account are kept on a secure server. No access is permitted to this information by any third party.
Sitesimon logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. IP addresses may also be logged to track a user’s session, to determine which parts of the website users are visiting, to identify problems in development, investigate fraudulent use of the site, and for other reasons at our discretion.
Cookies are required to use the Sitesimon site. A cookie is a small data file that can include an anonymous unique identifier that is stored on the computer hard drive of the user. Sitesimon may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in a file of the browser until logged out of the website. Session cookies do not store any personally identifying information, only a unique visitor ID that is used to improve the Sitesimon user experience. Persistent cookies remain in the cookie file of the browser after leaving the Sitesimon website. Persistent cookies also do not store any personally identifiable information. Please be aware that cookies may be required to complete certain functions on the Sitesimon website. Sitesimon makes no warranties of site performance if the user changes browser settings or employs other actions to disable cookies.
Limitation of Liability
This site is created solely for the use of adults thirteen (13) years of age and older who are residents of the United States. Sitesimon will act in accordance with federal, state and local laws. Use of Sitesimon services is at the risk of the user, and Sitesimon disclaims all responsibility for any loss, injury, or other damage that might be suffered in consequence of any reliance upon or exposure to any part of this site and related services.
Sitesimon’s users may remove their information from our databases if they so wish by sending an email to the site administrator at email@example.com. Please note that some previously generated user recommendations and atomic feed information may remain on our servers, but Sitesimon will not associate it with the user.
Contacting the Website
Users with any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the website, or any dealings with Sitesimon’s website or services are encouraged to contact the Site Administrator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acceptance of the Privacy Statement
Users’ use of Sitesimon’s website or any other services, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this privacy statement. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, USERS ARE ACCEPTING AND CONSENTING TO THE PRACTICES SET OUT IN THIS POLICY.