South Mecklenburg High School Alumni
Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)
Last updated November 1, 2021.
• COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND USE OF DATA
• REMOVAL OF DATA
• EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS
• SITE COMMUNICATIONS
• REGISTERING WITH OTHER SITES
• YOUR PUBLISHED INFORMATION
• WHEN YOU VIEW MEMBER PROFILES
• SITE USE
• INTERNATIONAL USERS
• CHILDREN USING THE SITE
• SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND USE OF DATA
Upon registration, Alumniclass.com collects your contact email address, full name, graduation year, and the high school you attended. Your email address is used to send you notifications about events, or other kinds of activity that may occur on Alumniclass.com. Your email address is never revealed to any other members who have registered on the platform. Your name, graduation year and school are displayed on your member profile where other registered members can see it.
Alumniclass.com does not share your information with third-party solicitors unless you are a reunion coordinator or committee member seeking reunion planning information from outside sources. If you have a dispute regarding a reunion or purchase of reunion tickets your email address may be shared with the reunion coordinator in order to assist you with your dispute. Reunion related disputes are the responsibility of the reunion coordinator and by registering for a reunion or purchasing reunion related items you agree your email address may be shared with the reunion coordinator.
Alumniclass.com retains the right to use your information (e.g. your name, where you graduated from, your class year and any other information deemed necessary by Alumniclass.com) in promoting our Websites to other alumni, website members, users, schools or school districts, through communications such as electronic newsletters, emails, and other lawful means.
When you co-register with other websites, information may be shared between Alumniclass.com and the websites with whom you co-register. This may include pre-populating our Websites with your information through the co-registration process. Examples of co-registering may include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. As with other social networking sites, the information you provide when you register and create your profile (e.g. your name, e-mail address, hobbies, occupation, marital status, work place, community affiliations, and similar information) on any of our Websites shall be maintained by Alumniclass.com and some or all of your information may be displayed on all Alumniclass.com Websites. Information we display on our Websites will not include your email address. Although e-mail addresses are often required, you may not be required to verify your email address to become a member. If you provide an invalid email address, you will not receive email notifications.
Members are given the option to submit more detailed information about themselves, including their maiden name, city in which they reside, birthday, marital status, and activities in which they participate. Because this information is publicly displayed on our Websites, it may appear in the results of searches conducted through Internet search engines while you are a member of our Websites and potentially for some time after your membership is terminated, depending upon the search engine's indexing practices. Because this information is public, it may be included on third-party websites and devices and your geographic location may also be displayed based upon the Zip Code you provide, mapping, community affiliations, to assist members and visitors to the websites with a tool to help find people.
The Alumniclass.com Websites where your information may be shared and publicly displayed include, but are not limited to, www.classyears.com, www.reunionposts.org, www.highschoolalumnireunion.com, www.reunionguidebook.com, www.johnnyandran.com, www.pawzoom.com..
REMOVAL OF DATA
If you wish to have your data deleted, you can do so in one of two ways:
1) Log in to your account and click the "My Profile" link. On the page which follows, complete the form in the "Cancel Membership" box.
2) Click here to contact us, and request removal.
By registering on any Alumniclass.com Website and providing your email address, you agree to receive email communications from us and agree that we can and will email promotions, newsletters, apparel sales, discounts, updates, reunion information membership, paid promotions, information about and from all Alumniclass.com Websites and any other information that Alumniclass.com determines to be necessary to you as long as such information is lawful. If you wish not to receive certain emails from Alumniclass.com, you can change your email settings or Unsubscribe from certain or all emails. You can change your email settings by logging-in and then going to "My Profile" and "Update Settings". From there, you can make changes to your email preferences. If you need assistance, please email Customer Support. You may be required to follow the Unsubscribe option provided in email communications from us, depending on which of our Websites you have unsubscribed. Please note that when changing your email preferences, you may still be emailed administrative notices or other necessary information regarding your membership, profile or account. We reserve the right to send you email communications related to your membership and other transactional emails without offering you the opportunity to opt-out because such are required to maintain your account.
When you register as a member, you will receive emails from us alerting you about other member activity, uploaded content, photos, your membership, your profile, when others view your profile, or other similar messages and communications. We may also email other messages, communications, alerts, membership notices and other informational emails to provide instructions on how to use your membership, promotions or other services. When you register you will be automatically enrolled in one or more of our regularly recurring emails, such as our newsletter, site usage alerts and other marketing promotions. All these communications include all Alumniclass.com websites and may also be sent to your inbox on any or all of our websites.
Each commercial email communication from us contains instructions on how you can remove yourself from our mailing list or how to opt out of certain emails. Please keep in mind that any changes that you make to your email preferences may take up to seven (7) business days to process. Each commercial email may have its own separate opt out process and each site owned and operated by Alumniclass.com may have their own opt out processes. If you have questions or trouble opting out or changing your email preferences, please email our Customer Support.
REGISTERING WITH OTHER SITES
We may provide the ability to register with select third-party sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest or other third-party sites. In some instances, we provide co-registration to help access your information from other third-party sites and to pre-populate registration fields and other information about you. If you co-register with third-party sites and accept their terms of service, then you are automatically registered as a member of their websites and your personally identifiable information is shared between our site and any third-party site with whom you co-register. As a result, you may receive information from these third-party sites. We are not responsible for the use of your personally identifiable information by any third-party sites. In order to cancel your membership with other sites, you will need to do so from the other site.
If you join any of our Websites using Facebook Connect, Facebook Open Graph, Facebook API or any other similar provider that utilizes your information and provides it to us, we will receive information such as your name, email address, photos and other information that may pre-populate our registration form within your profile. Using such services allows you the option to post information about your activities to your profile page and this information may be shared on the Website in the same manner as all other information you provide us during the registration process.
YOUR PUBLISHED INFORMATION
Information that we receive during your registration, or what you submit to message boards, live chat functions, photo albums or similar places on our Websites may be displayed to other registered members and to the public, so please exercise caution in what information and images you disclose. Alumniclass.com may, at our sole discretion, remove certain content or information posted on our Websites but assumes no responsibility for doing so. We may also show your membership status on the Website to inform others of your membership type and the membership options available.
WHEN YOU VIEW MEMBER PROFILES
You may find and view other members and their profiles on the website. When you view other profiles by browsing the website, clicking on a profile, viewing a profile, clicking on photos or a photo in a yearbook page, using people search tool or otherwise any activity that may take you to a member's profile your profile viewing is tracked by the website and in some cases shared with other members. Each time you visit another member's profile, your name and the date of your visit will be viewable by that member but only upgraded members are able to see who has viewed their profile. You may remove that specific visit to another member's profile page by clicking on the remove visit button when you view a profile. You may also choose to opt out of having your name automatically left on other members' profiles when you view their profiles. Which you can do by accessing "My Profile" when you are logged into the website and then select "Profile Views - Opt Out".
A. General Data
We store the information that you provide to us and the information we receive through your browser on our servers and server log files. This information may include Internet protocol addresses ("IP Address"), the type of browser you use, your Internet service provider ("ISP"), and other data we receive by any lawful means. We may use such information to track and analyze your internet use, user data and to detect fraud or other types of potential abuses, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
B. Cookies and Web Beacons
A web beacon is a tiny graphic with a unique identifier that is placed on a web page or in an email. Its function is similar to that of a cookie and is used to collect specific information, such as the time and date of your visit to our Websites, and a description of the page or as a cookie identifier. We tie the information collected by web beacons to your personally identifiable account information and track your account preferences. We also may use web beacons to compile aggregate data about our user's website browsing habits and in email messages sent to you to track email data and how you respond to email content and promotions. This allows us to study the effectiveness of certain emails and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.
C. Log Files
We automatically gather certain information and store it in log files or on our servers. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring or exit pages, your operating system, date and time stamps, and the areas "clicked" on our Websites. We use this information to study user trends, track users' movements on our Websites, and to collect other demographic information about our users. This automatically collected data is NOT linked to any personally identifiable information.
D. Publicly Displayed Content
Any information you submit on any message board, blog, and public forum or anywhere on our Websites can be viewed by anyone and becomes public information. Such information could be used by other users. We cannot be and are not responsible for that personal information which you choose to submit. Use caution when you choose to submit information, comments or any other content anywhere on the sites. We reserve the right to remove any submitted content at any time, but do not assume any responsibility for the removal of same.
E. Personal Profile Information
When you choose to register our Websites, you create a profile identifiable to your account. When you create a profile, you can share as much or as little information about yourself as you wish. The profile information you provide is publicly viewable and may be included anywhere on or throughout our Websites and on third-party web sites if you have co-registered with a third-party site. Use care in providing personal information that you may not want publicly disclosed.
F. Member Activity
Any use you make of our Websites, for example viewing other member profiles, posting messages, making comments, sharing information, uploading photos and so forth, is known by us and may be displayed, shared with other users, or used to market promotions related to the site. If you do not want this kind of information displayed, you should not join or use our Websites.
G. Membership Cancellation
You may, at any time cancel, your membership and remove your profile from the site by logging into the site, clicking "My profile", followed by clicking "Account", and then using the membership cancellation option on that page. If you have questions or trouble cancelling your membership, please email our Customer Support for assistance. All fees relating to any paid membership and any subsequent automatic renewal fees are non-refundable.
CHILDREN USING THE SITE
We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information relating or pertaining to a child. For purposes of this section, a child is any person under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that a child has submitted, we have collected, or a child's personally identifiable information has been posted to any of our Websites, without prior parental consent, we will take steps to delete such information.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We have installed physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to store and maintain your profile and member information in a reasonably secure environment. You will be required to use a password to access certain areas of our Websites where certain types of your information can be changed or deleted. It is of the utmost importance that you take precautions to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your password. More specifically, it is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password. It is your responsibility to be aware of the information you place on your profile that you deem private. We cannot guarantee that the safeguards we employ will maintain the privacy of profile information from the threats of others and factors beyond our control