Hallway allows you to share your knowledge about companies, schools, people, products and services. You can also ask questions to other users. You can also interact with your friends through Hallway. When you tell on something or someone, or ask a question, we give you control of how you want to identify yourself. Your friends are those who you explicitly invited or responded to their invitations.
- Information We Collect
- How We Use the Information
- Children Under age 13
- Children Between the Ages 13 and 18
- Legal Disclaimer
- Accessing and Changing Your Information
- How to contact us
Information We Collect
Registering with Hallway
When you register an account to become a Hallway user, we collect your full name, email address, password, birthday, nickname, gender, profession, and location information. Once you are a registered user, you can update your profile and provide other optional information and content.
You can contribute content on the site through mechanisms such ratings and reviews, questions, discussions and other content that you own or have the right to display and reproduce. Posting content to some portions of the site, such as “Watercooler”, can only be done anonymously, but other portions give you the choice of posting such content using your real name or your nickname, or posting anonymously. Unless you post content anonymously in those portions of the site, those who view the content may be able to see your real name and any other personally identifiable information you choose to include. Hallway takes no responsibility for protecting personally identifiable information that you reveal while posting content.
Surveys, Special Contests or Promotions
We may occasionally present a survey, special contest or promotion that is sponsored by Hallway or by another company. To participate in such survey, contest or promotion, we may ask you to provide personal information. If we plan to share your personal information with the sponsor(s) or with others, we will provide a statement to that effect in the survey, contest or promotion terms.
We may ask you for feedback. We never require you to provide such feedback, and when you do, you have the choice whether to identify yourself or provide the information on an anonymous basis.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address also may be used to gather broad demographic information.
How We Use the Information
Your Email Address
If you register with our website, from time to time, we may send you e-mail messages informing you of new features and services, special offers and updated information. We will not share your email address with your friends, network, and other users of the site. We will not use your email address in messages that you send to your contacts through the site.
We gather your personally identifiable information to provide you with a customized experience on our website. Your personally identifiable information helps us tailor the content, services, goods and advertising to your current and future needs.
Bulletin Boards and Forums
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on the website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in the forums.
Information About Your Contacts
In order to invite others to connect with you directly through Hallway, you have to enter their email addresses. This information will be used by Hallway to send an invitation to your contacts. The email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send the invitation and will not include your e-mail address.
Third Party Advertising
We may allow other companies, including third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms, to serve advertisements to Hallway users. Hallway may “target” some ads to users that fit a certain general profile. Hallway does NOT use personally identifiable information to target ads.
To deliver these ads properly, Hallway may include a file, called a web beacon, from these third parties within pages served, so the networks may provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for advertisers as well as to target ads to you while you visit other websites. Our use of web beacons does not enable third parties to access any of your personally identifiable information.
Hallway generates two profiles for you, one with your real name and the other with your nickname. We keep your nickname profile totally separate from your real name profile, so that other users (either in your network or general users) do not recognize your real identity through your nickname profile.
The content generated by you is available in an area called ‘My Eyes Only’, an area that is only visible to you. To further protect your privacy, the content generated by you does not automatically get published on your real name and nickname profiles. Hallway gives you control over publishing that content on your real name and nickname profiles.
We may gather demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income) from time to time. We will not share such information with any other person or entity in a manner that identifies you as an individual, unless we let you know that at the time of collection or we have your permission. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets, and, depending upon the transaction, your personally identifiable information may be one of the transferred assets. In the event that we are acquired by another company, your personal information may be part of the assets transferred to the acquiring party. We will notify by notice on the website of any change of ownership or control of your personal information.
Children Under Age 13
We respect the privacy of parents and children and are committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Hallway does not allow children under 13 to register as users of our website. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for Hallway or send any personally information about yourself to us or to any other user of the website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information immediately. If we learn that a user of the website who is under 13 is publicly posting or sharing personally identifiable information, the user will be blocked from accessing these areas of the website. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
Children Between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
We believe that parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from otherwise disclosing online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Hallway service or using the Hallway name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Hallway is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
How to contact us