Private Policy

FilesXpress Privacy Policy

Effective as of April 30, 2015

FilesXpress ("We") operate FilesXpress.com (the "Site"), which allows users to upload files like images, audios, videos, documents, spreadsheets, software, and other allowable file types as declared in our FAQ, and generate for them a unique URL to create online access to the uploaded files for themselves and others, both on the Site and on other websites where the user posts the URL ("quick share link"). This Privacy Policy describes FilesXpress's use and sharing of personally identifiable information ("PII"-- your full name or email address,) that Members voluntarily provide to FilesXpress when they register or update the Settings part of their Profile (also known as "Registration Info"). The Term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. This Privacy Policy applies to the services offered by FilesXpress, which may include the Site, file sharing (including the quick share link), other features, and any other features, content, mobile services, FilesXpress branded URLs or applications offered from time to time by FilesXpress in connection with FilesXpress's business (collectively, the "FilesXpress Services").

The Site is a general audience site and FilesXpress does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.

From time to time FilesXpress may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of the FilesXpress Services, or technology, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by FilesXpress on the Site. Your continued use of the FilesXpress Services after FilesXpress posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If FilesXpress materially changes its practices regarding collection or use of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice of, and have not objected to, the change.

COLLECTION OF PII BY FilesXpress

General

When FilesXpress collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting PII to us in order to register as a Member of FilesXpress. FilesXpress may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in FilesXpress Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, games and surveys, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to FilesXpress for review. Other PII including first and last name and mobile telephone numbers may also be collected. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.

In addition, FilesXpress collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the FilesXpress Services, track usage, and for security purposes.

FilesXpress Subscribers may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to groups with whom they are affiliated, videos and/or pictures, (collectively "Profile Information"). The Profile Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.

FilesXpress Subscribers can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time by controlling their account settings, available within the "Dashboard" portion of their FilesXpress profile. 

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of information that FilesXpress places on your computer. FilesXpress uses cookies to identify your Internet browser, store Users' preferences, and to determine whether you have installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the FilesXpress Services. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide services.

Third-party advertisements displayed on FilesXpress Services may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. FilesXpress does not control these cookies and Users of the FilesXpress Services should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies. See the "Notice" section below for more information on third-party advertising.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the FilesXpress Services.

NOTICE: FilesXpress WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES

When you voluntarily provide PII to FilesXpress, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses FilesXpress will make of the information to the extent it is being used in a manner that differs from what is allowed pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

At the time you provide your PII, FilesXpress will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII (See "Choice" below). Except as described in this Privacy Policy, FilesXpress will not share your PII with third parties unless you have given FilesXpress permission to do so (See "Use" below).

FilesXpress Services may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. FilesXpress Services may also carry advertisements from other companies. FilesXpress is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with the FilesXpress Services or for the privacy practices of third-party Internet advertising companies. Once you leave FilesXpress Services via such a link, or by clicking on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

FilesXpress Services may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with FilesXpress.

Some of the advertisements that appear on the Site are delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of FilesXpress Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address.

Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on or in connection with the FilesXpress Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that users may be able to install into profiles, use to access the FilesXpress Services, or share with other Users. However, FilesXpress does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Subscriber engages with a third party application, that Subscriber is interacting with the third party developer, not with FilesXpress. FilesXpress encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party's application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.

CHOICE: FILESXPRESS WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, FilesXpress will get your permission before we use the PII you provide to us in a way that is inconsistent with the purpose for which it was submitted or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with FilesXpress.

USE: FILESXPRESS'S USE OF PII

FilesXpress will only use the PII you provide in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. If FilesXpress obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is also governed by this Privacy Policy.

In order to locate other FilesXpress Members that you may already know in the physical world, FilesXpress allows Users to search for Members using Members' email addresses). If you have consented to receive promotional materials from FilesXpress, FilesXpress may periodically use your email address to send you such notifications related to the FilesXpress Services. If you want to stop receiving such promotional materials from FilesXpress, click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each promotional email.

FilesXpress employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. FilesXpress may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., message boards, sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.

These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide FilesXpress with a specific service and not for any other purpose without your consent. FilesXpress may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. FilesXpress also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so. 

As described in "Notice" above, FilesXpress may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Site, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your non-PII may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. FilesXpress prohibits these companies from sharing your information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with FilesXpress's advertisers and business partners.

There may be instances when FilesXpress may access or disclose PII or non-PII without providing you with a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FilesXpress, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the FilesXpress Services or members of the public, including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if FilesXpress sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, FilesXpress may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

If you register to use the Site, you may designate your Profile as "Private". Profiles designated as "Private" will not be accessible to anyone but the Member although individual images or video may still be viewable by anyone with access to the URL associated with the image or video (whether on FilesXpress or as displayed elsewhere via the quick link feature). 

SECURITY: FILESXPRESS PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII

FilesXpress uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, FilesXpress uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.

ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT FILESXPRESS ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS

Whenever possible, FilesXpress Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into the "Dashboard" or "Profile Area" portion of your FilesXpress account.

If you would like to communicate with us about this Privacy Policy or FilesXpress's collection and use of your PII please contact FilesXpress at:

Email: privacy@FilesXpress.com



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