Effective Date of Current Policy: November 10, 2005
The Information That We Collect and How we Use the Information Craigslist Foundation collects two types of information about users of our Site:
(1) Personally identifiable information: In general, you do not have to provide us with your personally identifiable information to use this Site. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through this Site (e.g., our newsletters) may require you to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, organization name, and email address. You may also be required to submit personally identifiable information, including your credit card number and account information, in connection with purchases and donations that you make through the Site. We use such personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries, send you newsletters or publications that you request, and to fulfill your orders and process your donations. You may also receive other mailings relating to Craigslist Foundation that we think may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to the paragraph below headed “Changing or Deleting Personal Information.”
If you contact us by email through the Site or submit your resume though the Site, we will collect any personally identifiable information that you transmit to us and we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we reserve the right to use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to communicate with you. In addition, on rare occasions, we may send by email important administrative information regarding the Site or services to users who have provided us with their email addresses; because this information may be important to your use of the Site and is regarding our ongoing relationship, it is not possible to “opt out” of receiving these emails.
How We Disclose the Information We Gather
We reserve the right to provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain Site-related services (e.g., web hosting and maintenance services, improving the Site and its features, and fulfilling orders and processing donations) on our behalf. We also reserve the right to disclose such information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of Craigslist Foundation and its affiliates, its and their partners and employees, the users of the Site, and the public. Additionally, Craigslist Foundation reserves the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from users, or that we otherwise collect in connection with the Site, including, without limitation, to unaffiliated third parties or affiliated third parties (i.e., other legal entities of Craigslist Foundation), in the event of a sale or transfer of assets or of any portion of our business.
Craigslist Foundation recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Site is not intended for children under the age of 13. Craigslist Foundation does not target its services or this Site to children under 13 and Craigslist Foundation does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
Changing or Deleting Personal Information
If you would like to change your personal information, or if you no longer wish to receive materials from us or want your personal information removed from Craigslist Foundation’s database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, when you receive commercial materials from us by email or other communications you can make use of the “opt out” provision in such communications so that we know that you no longer wish to receive such materials from us. Security Craigslist Foundation may use commercially reasonable security measures consistent with industry practice to assist in protecting against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personally identifiable information which is under our control. Unfortunately, no security system, or system of transmitting data over the Internet, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we undertake commercially reasonable efforts to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and Craigslist Foundation’s servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the Site. You provide all such information entirely at your own risk.