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Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2010

About is an online service that allows members (Registered Users) to set up unique personal profiles that can be linked together through friendships. members can view each others' profiles, communicate with old friends and meet new friends, share photos, music, and videos, post articles, questions and comments, and share their interests. requests and displays some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows users to identify each other and make new friends. Members can change their profile information at any time and control how other members and the service communicates with them.

Information Collection and Use by collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the services. We collect other profile data including but not limited to: gender, age, relationship status and personal interests, in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other. also logs non-personally-identifiable profile information and aggregate user data from users of this site. This data is used to manage and improve this web site services, and conduct research. The results of research based on non-personally-identifiable information may be published at some future time.

User Profile information including members' pictures and User names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the social networking community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the services. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's network of Friends, Confidants or as a whole. Users within a friendship network communicate on with each other through the services, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, services allows users to search for other members using usernames, first name, last name, email address, geographical distance, country,  and region or state, city, and postal code. may also use a user's email address to send updates, newsletters or news regarding Users may choose not to receive this type of email by changing their user "Account Settings" to "Do not send me notification emails."

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Members can invite acquaintances and colleagues to join through invitation emails sent via our automated invitation system. We store email addresses members provide so respondents are added to the Friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and to also send up to three invitation reminders per email address. We do not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication to their owners. members can also store email addresses of people they know in their personal member address book and choose to send invitations and other communications to those addresses.

Recipients of invitations from may contact us and request removal of their email from this database. You may block email invitations and other messages from being sent to any email address you own by sending an email with the subject "BLOCK " to This email must originate from the account you wish to block.

Links contains links to other sites posted by members. We are not responsible for privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site you should read the privacy policy on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Links posted on this cite do not constitute endorsement, approval, or affiliation by or Crucible Foundation.

Chat Rooms, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post information in public areas of this web site, that information can be accessed by the public and can potentially be used to send you unsolicited communications. Moreover, members you designate as Friends or Confidants can see information you’ve restricted access to “Friends” or “Confidants.” You can release different items or amounts of information to different Confidants.  What you disclose, who you disclose it to, and speed with which you share it is completely up to you.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
As a member, you may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and editing your Personal Profile and Account information.

Email Choice/Opt-out
If you no longer wish to receive updates or notifications you may select 'Do not send me notification emails' in your 'Account Settings'. All notification emails and newsletters include instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.

Members’ accounts are secured by member-created passwords. We take precautions to insure members’ account information are kept private, using reasonable responsible measures to protect member information stored within our database, and restricting access to staff who need access to perform their job functions. However, we cannot guarantee against unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of member information at some time.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Collected by Service
We will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe disclosure is necessary for several reasons:

(1) to conform to legal requirements or respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by us, whether or not a response is required by applicable law;

(2) to enforce the Crucible Website Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights;

(3) to protect the safety of users of the service and the general public.

Changes in Privacy Policy
From time to time our privacy policy may change.  If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make you aware of any changes. You are bound by minor changes to the policy when you use this site after these changes have been posted. Significant changes to the privacy policy will be posted 30 days prior to going into effect.

We reserve the right to transfer information contained within the services to a successor in interest that acquires rights to In the event such transfer will occur, 30 days prior you will be notified through your email address on file and given the opportunity to remove your information.

Contacting the Web Site cares deeply about your online privacy. If you have any questions about this privacy statement or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at:  or write us at 2922 Evergreen Parkway, Suite 310, Evergreen Colorado, 80439  USA