INFORMATION OBTAINED BY MEETTHEWORLD
· Durind registration, MeetTheWorld obtained your email address and will send notifications and MeetTheWorld news to your provided email address. This address is not sold or used by any third parties.
· If you don’t want MeetTheWorld to send any email notifications, uncheck the option from your Profile under Privacy Management.
INFORMATION OBTAINED BY THIRD PARTIES
· When you visit this site and other sites on the internet, it enables Google to serve ads to you as Google uses the DART cookies.
· MeetTheWorld uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our site. The information about your visit to this or other sites might be used by these companies to provide you ads of your interest. This information does not include any vital information like your name, address, email address or contact number. For more information about this, click here.
SETTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUR MEETTHEWORLD ACCOUNT
· To control the disclosure of the information in your MeetTheWorld profile, click on Privacy Management and decide the visibility of each item. This option enables you to set the privacy of you travel blogs too.
· The MeetTheWorld team gives its best efforts to ensure the security of your information. However, it is quite impossible to guarantee a 100% security of information transmitted over the internet. Please do not disclose your password to anyone, even if the person claims to be a MeetTheWorld employee. We will NEVER ask for your password. Choose a strong password while creating your account.
· If the complete or partial ownership of MeetTheWorld LLC were to change, we may transfer your user information to the new owner to ensure the continuity of the service.
GENERAL SAFETY GUIDELINES
· Excerpted from http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec14.shtm
· Before joining a site, examine how different sites work. Some allow a defined group of users to access posted content, while some other keep the view of postings public.
· Don’t flood information on your post, control them. Restrict access to your page to a certain group of people, for instance, your family and friends, or your community group, or your team.
· Don’t post your full name, Social Security number, address, contact number, or any financial account number. Don’t post other people’s information either. Be careful about posting information like your school’s name, sports team, clubs, where you work or hang out through which you could be identified or located offline.
· Don’t use your name as username. Don’t disclose your age or hometown. Even if your screen name makes you anonymous, there is always a risk of being located by someone who might combine all your information.
· Post only those information about you which you are comfortable to share with others.
· Be cautious about posting your information online – you can’t take them back. Even if you delete the information, the older version remains on other’s devices.
· Posting your photo is not a very good idea. Try to avoid it. Your photo can be altered in ways you may not like.
· There are way too many different kinds of people out there, so flirting with strangers online can be dangerous. Some people fabricate their true identity, so you never really know their true nature.
· If a new online friend wants to meet in person, be warned. Do your homework before you decide to meet – gather as much information as possible about that person. Try to find out his background through the online search engines. If you finally decide to meet, choose a public place for meeting, go along with someone you trust, inform your family or friends where you are going and when you expect to be back.
· If you are threatened or uncomfortable because of anyone on anything online, inform an adult you trust and report it to the police and to the social networking site. This could prevent someone else from becoming a victim.
· If anyone you meet online asks you for money for ANY reason, be cautious. These are most likely to be scams. For more tips, visit http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams
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