Collection of Information Personal Information. Use of certain features of the Web Site may require submission of certain personal information, including your first and last name, email address, a nickname or other user ID and a password. Non personally identifiable Information MetaCafe may also collect or receive additional non-personally identifiable usage information specifically related to the use of a particular feature or offering on the Web Site, and responses to the offerings and advertisements presented on the Web Site.
MetaCafe may also collect or receive in some cases as part of the internet communication protocol certain non-personally identifiable technical information, when the Web Site and pages are visited or when a MetaCafe client is used.
How is the information being used? The information is used to operate and improve the features, offerings and content presented to you by MetaCafe, to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you; to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; to conduct research about your use of the Web Site; and to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest. Please note that MetaCafe may use your personally identifiable information to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers.
However, while MetaCafe's business partners and advertisers may receive aggregate data about Metacafe users, any personally identifiable information of yours will not be shared with third parties unless you have consented to the sharing of this information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, your information may be accessed and disclosed if and as required by legal procedures, as determined by MetaCafe in good faith.
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In so doing, these vendors may collect non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, Web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. MetaCafe works with the following ad networks, whose privacy policies are available on their respective sites: You can disable cookies, including those used by ad networks, by following the instructions in your web browser.
MetaCafe does not provide advertisers access to any personally identifiable information that you have provided to MetaCafe keeping in mind that anything you have elected to share publicly on the site is available to everyone to see. Security MetaCafe has implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect and safeguard the personally identifiable information under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
If you have further inquires regarding MetaCafe's information sharing practices, please let us know at this number: Special Note for Parents Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, MetaCafe does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the Web Site from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Web Site is directed to persons under If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Web Site at any time or in any manner.
If MetaCafe learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Web Site without verified parental consent, then MetaCafe will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you wish to modify or update your personally identifiable information, use the Web Site or application interface. See also, "Third Party Ad Advertising. If you are accessing the Web Site from a jurisdiction with privacy laws or regulations that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Web Site, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.
Submission Rules General Guidelines You want to upload some videos? After all, uploading short flicks to Web Site is one of the five greatest things you can do in the world. First, there are some rules to follow. We know, you hate rules, but they exist to keep Web Site from devolving into chaos and becoming another business horror story.
So here you go take notes, we'll be testing you later: No, we're not talking about producing identical sheep in the lab - that's cool. We're talking about duplicating videos that already exist on the site. We HATE duplicates, because repetition repetition sucks sucks.
So before you upload a video to Web Site, please conduct a search to see if it already exists here. No, we're not talking about that cheesy TV show from the Seventies.
We're talking about the length of your video: Anything longer than that will be removed automatically by our system. Keep your pants on. We're not prudes here, but we want Web Site to serve as wide a community as possible. This means we will not allow sexually explicit videos on the site. What about partial nudity or implied sexuality? Please remember that Web Site is all about entertainment and entertainment should not come at the expense of others.
So if your video contains violence, please stick the appropriate filter on it: For real-world violence including physical attacks; for injuries, gruesome scenes, or explicit language. MetaCafe will reject videos which portray illegal acts of violence or videos that show or imply human fatalities however newsworthy such footage may seem in context.
Package your videos with killer titles, descriptions, thumbnails, and tags to attract viewers. But, please, be accurate, or we'll tell all the people you deceived exactly where you sleep. What's in a name? Don't you hate it when someone tells you the surprise ending of a movie before you've seen it?
Pick an image from your video that accurately represents its contents and grabs attention. But if it's something gross, don't show it - we like to eat while browsing the site.
Use as many tags as you want to describe your video. That helps people find it in a search. If your video fits more than one channel, choose one that applies most. Take a coin, assign one channel to heads, one channel to tails, then flip it. Later, see a counselor about how you let coins shape your life. October 3, Metacafe House Rules We built Metacafe to be a creative community buzzing with energy.
We love a great buzz. So we've established a few house rules to keep it going: Then provide suggestions instead of smack! Good advice goes a long way in building a better Web Site. Don't try to sneak onto top lists by manipulating the results. For example, posting lots of comments on your own video to get onto the "Most Discussed" list won't get you anywhere. We've got trained dogs to sniff out cheats. There are 1,, words in the English language alone, including some cool ones like "nubile," "psychedelic," and "obfuscation.
Our community has zero tolerance for intolerance, so no defamatory, racist, sexist or homophobic talk. This includes threats of violence or sexual assault against other site users or people appearing in videos.
Offenders will be banned forever from Web Site. We hate playing cops - it takes time away from watching videos and building a killer site - so we hope this little statement does the job of keeping the Metacafe buzz going and growing.
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