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Privacy Policy for www.alertu.org, brought to you by Waterfall Mobile, Inc. - Effective Date: June 1, 2008

This privacy statement ("Privacy Policy") covers the website www.alertu.org (the "Site"), owned and operated by Waterfall Mobile, Inc. ("AlertU", "Waterfall", "we", "us", "our"). Your privacy is important to us and we appreciate your expectation that we will share information about you carefully and responsibly. This Privacy Policy describes our practices with respect to your personally identifiable information. Specifically, this Privacy Policy sets forth (i) the types of personal information collected by AlertU, (ii) how AlertU collects user information, (iii) how AlertU uses personal information, (iv) how AlertU protects personal information, (v) with whom, if anyone, user information is shared, and (vi) how you may access, verify, and if necessary, correct personal information AlertU has collected about you. By visiting the Site and/or using the AlertU services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, you may not access the Site or otherwise use the AlertU services.

If you have any concern about privacy on the Site, please send an email to support@alertu.org and we will try to resolve it.


What Personal Information Does AlertU Collect?

We collect the following types of personal information from our users:

1) Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store personal information you choose to enter on the Site, or provide us in any other way, such as by telephone or by electronic mail. For example, when you register for our services, we collect personal information about you. This information may include your, email address, telephone number and mobile phone number. You may also choose to provide the email addresses or mobile phone numbers of friends or family members to tell them about the AlertU services. If you voluntarily complete a detailed buyer or seller questionnaire, we collect personal information about you. This information may include your name, address, email address, and telephone number, as well as general information about your business. In general, the more information you feel comfortable giving us, the more we can customize the Site to meet your needs.

2) Automatic Information

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our Website are visited and by how many people. Our cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or email address is. The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies.

3) Interacting with AlertU

We automatically receive and store certain other types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, our servers track the type of Web browser you are using, where you travel within the Site, and the page to which you link from the Site. We collect this information to better understand what products and services are of interest to our users. Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Site and its components. This data is only used in the aggregate. This type of collective data enables us to figure out how often customers use parts of the Site, so we can make the Site appealing to as many customers as possible. In addition, we may provide statistical information, not information about you personally, to our partners about how our customers, collectively, use the Site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their areas of the Site, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal Web experience.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit Websites anonymously. While AlertU will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

When you connect to the AlertU services on your mobile device, if your mobile phone service provider uniquely identifies the device, AlertU will receive this information. AlertU will not use your unique mobile device identification information to offer you extended services and/or functionality. Certain AlertU services may require our collection from you of the phone number, and/or other unique identifiers, for your device. We may associate that phone number to the mobile device identification information and to other information we have collected from and about you; however we will not use that number for telemarketing. Some mobile phone service providers are required to operate a system that will record the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the mobile phone service provider, AlertU may automatically receive this information.


How Does AlertU Use the Personal Information it Receives?

AlertU will not use your personal information to send you promotional emails regarding the Site, your preferences, or ways in which we can improve your future experiences at the Site


Does AlertU Share the Personal Information it Receives?

AlertU does not share your personal information except as approved by you or as described below:

1) Agents and Service Providers

AlertU may engage other companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf. Examples of these services include processing credit card payments, sending postal mail and email to you, and analyzing data. While these agents and service providers may have access to your personal information in connection with the performance of services for AlertU, they may not use such information for any purpose other than providing such services to AlertU.

2) Protection of AlertU and Others

We release account and other personal information when we believe that release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use; or protect the rights, property, or safety of AlertU, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

3) Business Transfers

As we continue to develop our business, we might sell all or certain of our assets or business. In such transactions, your personal information may be one of the transferred business assets.


How Secure Is the Personal Information I Provide?

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to protect the security of your personal information during transmission, which encrypts the information you input. You can further help to ensure your security by taking a few simple precautions. For instance, you should protect against unauthorized access to your Site username and password and to your computer. You should also be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer. We have taken certain physical, electronic, contractual and managerial steps to safeguard and secure the information we collect from our users and store on our servers.


What Information Can I Access?

Upon your request, we will provide you with access to, and the ability to correct, certain information about you, such as your username and password and contact information. You can access or correct this information in the Settings section of the Site.


Third Party Websites

The Site may permit you to link to other Websites on the Internet, and other Websites may contain links to the Site. These other Websites are not under our control. The privacy and security practices of Websites linked to or from the Site are not covered by this Privacy Policy, and AlertU is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such Websites.


Children

This website is not intended for children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any children under 13.


Terms of Use

If you decide to visit the Site, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms and Conditions, including limitations on damages and application of California state law.


Changes

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time, at our sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.