We collect information:
- When you register an account to become an Otherly member (“Member”), such as your name, e-mail, and password.
- When you view and interact with Otherly pages, features, and functionality.
Uses of Personal Information
We use the information you provide to:
- Enable you to share your information and communicate with other Members;
- Administer your account with us and customize the service we provide to you and other Members;
- Send you service or promotional communications through email and notices on the Otherly website and from Otherly; and to
- Connect you to opportunities by enabling others to find you on Otherly.
Your Information Choices
Either through our staff or yourself using our site, you can:
- Review, enhance or edit your personal information through your personal profile page;
- Control what information you make available to the public;
- Deactivate your Otherly account.
Your Obligations to Other Members
- Personal information you provide will be secured in accordance with industry standards and technology. Since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Otherly. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, copied, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
- You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications at all times.
How to contact us
If you have questions or comments please send them to us at Hello@Other.ly.
The mission of Otherly is help our members strengthen friendships, engage our communities, and expand local economies. We do this by simplifying sharing what people and businesses are looking for and helping members recognize each other socially and financially, should they choose to do so.
Being part of Otherly means sharing information about yourself with other members and communicating with them. By default, your account is set up to share the information that we have found the vast majority of our Members are interested in sharing. But the amount and type of information you decide to share, and with whom you share it, is up to you.
Here are the two main types of information on Otherly:
Information about yourself and the introductions that you share. This is the information that your connections, other professionals, and companies see about you. This includes your profile.
Private activity. We also provide tools that you can use privately on Otherly. These actions and information are private and we don't share or distribute them to others on the website.
Of course, maintaining your trust is our top concern, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this policy or as required by law.
- We do not share any private information you have not chosen to display on your Otherly profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our Membership Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Otherly, its Members, and the public.
- All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
Please read this policy and send us questions, concerns and suggestions Hello@Other.ly.
1. Information collected by Otherly.
2. How Otherly uses your information.
3. Your information choices.
4. Your obligations as a Member.
5. Minimum Age for Membership.
8. How to contact us.
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a Member, you must first provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address and/or mobile number, and password. Without this minimal amount of information, you cannot create and/or activate an Otherly account. Like other passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. Otherly requests other information from you during the registration process, (e.g. career, location, etc.) that Otherly uses to provide better, more customized services such as language-specific profile pages and updates, and more valuable personal and business opportunities. You acknowledge that this information is personal to you, and by creating and/or activating your account on Otherly, you allow others, including Otherly, to identify you and to allow Otherly to use your information in accordance with our Membership Agreement.
B. Profile Information
C. Customer Service
We collect information when you interact with Otherly’s website in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
D. Using the Otherly Site and Applications
We receive information when you interact with and use the Otherly website.
F. Log files, IP Addresses and information about your computer and mobile device
Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Otherly website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Otherly. Otherly also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing Otherly using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. The link between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties without your permission, except as described in Section 2.G (“Compliance with Legal Process”), below.
G. Rights to Access, Correct and Eliminate Information About You
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Otherly. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your personal information at any time by contacting Otherly customer service (Hello@Other.ly). We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Members have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.
H. Data Retention
Otherly will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to close your account, you may do so at Hello@Other.ly . We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.
Uses of Personal Information
A. Consent to Otherly Processing Information About You
B. Otherly Communications
As described in the Membership Agreement, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Otherly website, messages to your Otherly inbox, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Members about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services.
You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account and changing your settings related to your email notification choices.
Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Otherly. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
C. Member Communications
Many communications you initiate through Otherly will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Other communications that you initiate through the Otherly website, like an offer to refer work, may list your name and membership ID as the initiator but may not include your personal email address contact information.
D. Sharing Information with Third Parties
Otherly takes the privacy of our Members very seriously, and we do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this policy. We will also not share other personal information not published to your profile or generated through engagement with other Otherly services without your explicit consent or to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) unless, disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to: (1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a Member, individual, or government agency; (4) respond to customer service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Otherly, our Members or the public.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Otherly.
We offer search services to help find information and learn more about other Members (for example, you can search for Members with particular type of need), as well as employment or business opportunities. Otherly search also allows Members to find jobs and companies that will help Members more effectively use Otherly. We may use information from Member profiles to inform and refine our search service.
If you contribute to the content of Otherly, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other Members, as well as third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. Otherly is not responsible for the information you choose to include in your content. Also, some content on Otherly may be public and searchable on the internet. Please note that ideas you post and information you share are intended to be shared with other Members and non-members. It is likely that they will make copies of or use the ideas and information that you share with others on Otherly.
G. Compliance with Legal Process
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as an Otherly Member when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Otherly has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the Membership Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Otherly, our Members, employees, or others.
H. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Sale of Otherly.
We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of Otherly a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which Otherly transfers or sells Otherly assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Your Information Choices
A. Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Otherly account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your account on the Otherly website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Otherly may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
B. Default Settings
Because the mission of Otherly is to facilitate the creation and strengthening of personal and business relationships, we have established what we believe to be reasonable default settings that we have found most people and companies desire. We encourage our Members to review their account settings and adjust them in accordance with their preferences.
C. Closing Your Account
You can close your account through the Otherly customer service site. If you close your Otherly account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Otherly believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, enforcement of this Agreement, or if required by law. Otherly may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Members. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person’s inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, emails you send on Otherly to other Members, may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Members have copied, may also remain visible. Otherly disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Otherly does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Otherly’s publicly viewable database.
D. Memorializing Accounts
If we learn that a Member is deceased, we may memorialize the Member’s account. In these cases we may restrict profile access, remove messaging functionality, and close an account if we receive a formal request from the Member’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
As a Member, you have certain obligations to other Members. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as Otherly:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Otherly and its community of Members.
- You must not provide to Otherly and/or other Members information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person (and other Members) or to your (and other Members’) professional or social status.
- You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Otherly.
Children and Minors
Children and adults under the age of 16 are not eligible to use our service, unless approved by a guardian.
Using the Otherly Services after a notice of changes has been sent to you or published on our site shall constitute consent to the changed terms or practices.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Otherly is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Otherly website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Otherly also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Otherly. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members of Otherly are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
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