Privacy Policy


Acknowledgement and Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By registering for and/or using the Service in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site or downloading and installing any software, "the App", you agree to all of the terms and conditions contained herein ("PRIVACY POLICY"), which also incorporate Lineage Networks LLC's Intellectual Property Policy, Lineage Networks LLC's Photo Guidelines, Lineage Networks LLC 's API License Agreement and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by Lineage Networks LLC, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which may be updated by Lineage Networks LLC from time to time without notice to you in accordance with the terms set out under the "Modification of PRIVACY POLICY" section below. In addition, some services offered through the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions specified by Lineage Networks LLC from time to time; your use of such services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this PRIVACY POLICY by this reference. These PRIVACY POLICY apply to all users of the Service, including, without limitation, users who are contributors of content, information, and other materials or services, individual users of the Service, venues that access the Service, and users that have a page on the Service.

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Lineage Networks LLC we have a few fundamental principles :

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Lineage Networks LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Lineage Networks LLC's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Lineage Networks LLC's visitors use its website. From time to time, Lineage Networks LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its Services. Lineage Networks LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Lineage Networks LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain users of Lineage Networks LLC's Services choose to interact with Lineage Networks LLC in ways that require Lineage Networks LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Lineage Networks LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Lineage Networks LLC are asked to provide additional information as necessary to process those transactions. In each case, Lineage Networks LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Lineage Networks LLC. Lineage Networks LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Service related activities. In certain cases Lineage Networks LLC may collect personally-identifying information for the purpose of enhancing the user experience. This information is always optional. An example of this is the feature that allows a user to upload a photo of themselves.

Aggregated Statistics

Lineage Networks LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of the users of its Service. For instance, Lineage Networks LLC may use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Lineage Networks LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Lineage Networks LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Lineage Networks LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Lineage Networks LLC's behalf or to provide services used by Lineage Networks LLC's Service, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Lineage Networks LLC's Services, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Lineage Networks LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Lineage Networks LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Lineage Networks LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Lineage Networks LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Lineage Networks LLC Service and have supplied your email address, Lineage Networks LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Lineage Networks LLC and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Lineage Networks LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Lineage Networks LLC uses cookies to help Lineage Networks LLC identify and track visitors, their usage of Lineage Networks LLC website, and their website access preferences. Lineage Networks LLC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Lineage Networks LLC's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Lineage Networks LLC's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Lineage Networks LLC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Lineage Networks LLC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Lineage Networks LLC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing within any of our Services may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Lineage Networks LLC and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Other Websites and Platforms

The Lineage Networks LLC Services may be provided through Internet websites or other platforms operated by other companies. For example, you may be able to access the Lineage Networks LLC Services on our partners' websites. These may be co-branded with our name or logo, but they are not operated or maintained by us, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of the websites or platforms operated by third parties. If you are using the Lineage Networks LLC Services on another website or platform, you should check the privacy policy of the other website or platform to determine how it handles any information it collects from or about you.


Lineage Networks LLC may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Lineage Networks LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Lineage Networks LLC's sole discretion. Lineage Networks LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of these services after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.