Registration: LiveJournal collects certain personal information when you register for the Service, including your name, date of birth, contact information (collectively, “identifiable personal information”). We ask for your date of birth in order to verify that you are over 13 years of age, but you are free to hide your date of birth or just the year you were born as well as all other identifiable personal information that you do not wish to share.
Profile: You are encouraged to provide as much non-identifiable personal information as you like once you register for the Service, including your interests, schools, and other biographical data. This will help you find friends and communities on the Service. LiveJournal will not resell your identifiable personal information to third parties. We may, however, aggregate and share generalized data and demographic information about you, such as your age, gender, geographic region, and analytical data describing your use of, and interaction with, any part of the Service, including, but not limited to, third party products, services, sponsored contests, sweepstakes, and advertisements.
Transactions: LiveJournal may collect and retain records regarding purchases you make on the Service as well as transactions involving third party products, services, and other offerings.
Browser: LiveJournal automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.
LiveJournal may occasionally obtain IP addresses from users, depending upon how you access the Service. By posting to another user’s Journal or a Community, you may display your IP address, depending on the settings of that Journal or Community. IP addresses, browser, and session information may be used for a variety of reasons, including to:
A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, however, you may not be able to use some LiveJournal or third party products or services. LiveJournal allows some third parties that advertise and/or offer products and services on the Service to set and access their cookies on your computer when you visit their web sites, subject to their respective privacy policies. Third parties are not granted access to LiveJournal's cookies.
You must be at least 13 years of age to use the Service. Users who are found to be under 13 years of age may be suspended from the Service without notice. Users who are over 18 years of age and who register as being under 18 years of age may be suspended without notice. Users who are under 18 years of age and who register as being over 18 years of age may be suspended without notice. Any content that is determined to have been posted by a user who was under 13 at the time of posting will also be deleted. We will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13, and any information inadvertently gathered will be promptly deleted.
LiveJournal: Whenever you post and/or provide personal information through use of this Service, you understand that you are sharing your information with LiveJournal, organizations that may hold an interest in LiveJournal, their divisions and/or subsidiaries, and any of LiveJournal’s divisions and/or subsidiaries, and/or assigns. Their use of your personal information is subject to this Policy, but may be modified anytime by posting an updated Policy at this URL. It is your responsibility to check this Policy on a regular basis. Use of the Service constitutes your consent to the terms described herein.
No Resale of Identifiable Personal Information: We will not share or resell your identifiable personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. LiveJournal may display relevant ads based on non-identifiable personal information, such as browser type, region detected on the basis of information located in the Network field of the Internet Address, and your use of, and interaction with, any part of the Service.
Billing: LiveJournal may use your personal information in order to investigate or complete a transaction (such as processing a payment for a service you ordered).
Email: LiveJournal may use your email address to contact you regarding important Account or Service updates. We will do our best to offer an opportunity to opt-out of non-essential communications.
Username: Whenever you post content or send a message on the Service, your LiveJournal ID (“Username”) may be visible to other users, depending on your privacy settings. Any information you post on the Service, including, but not limited to, content posted in your Journal, Communities, or your Profile page, may be accessible through use of your Username.
Public Content: Whenever you post content on the Service and set the privacy setting to “Public” or “Everybody,” you understand that this information may be accessible by anyone with Internet access, whether or not they are logged into LiveJournal. In addition, any content you post publicly may result in unsolicited communications from other parties. You should further understand that any personally identifiable information and/or content that you post on LiveJournal that is viewable by other users may be copied and/or shared without your consent. LiveJournal cannot be responsible for any loss or damages relating to any information you post on the Service. LiveJournal may repost public entries, in whole or in part, on the LiveJournal homepage or other LiveJournal pages in order to help users find friends and communities based on mutual interests.
Third Parties: LiveJournal may share your identifiable personal information with third parties under the following circumstances:
Internet Security: Any content posted over the Internet or a wireless network cannot be guaranteed 100% private or secure. Whenever you post content anywhere on the Service, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure your privacy in the following manner:
Account Information: You can edit your LiveJournal Account information at any time.
Account Deletion: You can delete your LiveJournal account at any time by visiting our Account Deletion page. Please notice that it may take some time for all of your content to be deleted and purged from our servers. We reserve the right to retain and/or keep records of your personal information to the extent it is necessary to protect LiveJournal's legal interests or comply with court orders, legal process, or other regulatory requirements under U.S. law.
If you have a question about this policy or have an outstanding issue regarding privacy on LiveJournal, you can submit a customer support request at http://www.livejournal.com/support/submit.bml. If you have a pressing issue that requires prompt assistance, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we will respond as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days for us to respond to your request.
Effective Date: December 12, 2010