POLICIES

Meth Project Foundation, Inc. (the "Meth Project") is committed to protecting your privacy. We have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data (as defined below) we collect from users of our website, located at www.methproject.org ("Site"), and Services (as defined in the Terms of Service). Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given in our Terms of Service located at www.methproject.org/terms.php.

1. User Consent. By submitting Personal Data through our Site or Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

2. A Note to Users Outside of the United States. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

3. Types of Data We Collect. "Personal Data" means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. "Anonymous Data" means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

  1. Information You Provide to Us
    • We may collect Personal Data from you, such as your first and last name, gender, e-mail and mailing addresses, when you submit content to the Site, including videos, audio recordings, photographs, and artwork.
    • When you make a donation on our Site, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, billing information and shipping information.
    • If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply.
    • When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information.
    • When you post messages on the message boards of our Site, the information contained in your posting will be stored on our servers and other users will be able to see it.
    • We also collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, such as your operating system and version, product registration number, and other requested information, if you contact us via e-mail regarding technical support for the Services.
    • If you decide to share information with a third party, we may collect your and the third party's names and e-mail addresses in order to share the information with the third party. You or the third party may contact us at info@methproject.org to request the removal of this information from our database.
    • We may also collect Personal Data, such as at other points in our Site that state that Personal Data is being collected.
  2. Information Collected via Technology
    • To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
    • We also use spotlight tags to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit. A "spotlight tag" is a mechanism that allows us to track whether you have been served one of our advertisements on a third party website.
  3. Information Collected from Social Networking Sites. If you access the Site from a social networking site (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), we may receive Personal and/or Anonymous Data about you from such social networking site, in accordance with the terms of service and privacy policy of the third party provider of such social networking site. We may add this information to the information we have already collected from you via the Service.

4. Use of Your Personal Data

  1. General Use. In general, Personal Data you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Data in the following ways:
    • identify you as a user in our system;
    • provide improved administration of our Site and Services;
    • provide the Services you request;
    • improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Site and Services;
    • send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;
    • respond to your inquiries related to volunteer or employment opportunities or other requests;
    • to make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback; and
    • to send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes of the Meth Project.
  2. Creation of Anonymous Data. We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. The Meth Project reserves the right to use Anonymous Data for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in its sole discretion.

5. Disclosure of Your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

  1. Information Disclosed to Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Data with third party service providers to: provide you with the Services that we offer you through our Site, such as the creation of ads for our messaging campaign; to conduct quality assurance testing; to provide technical support; to process your credit card if you make a donation; and/or to provide other services to the Meth Project. These third party service providers are required not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by the Meth Project.
  2. Affiliates and Acquisitions. We may share some or all of your Personal Data with our state Meth Project affiliates or other entities under a common control ("Affiliates"), in which case we will require our Affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. If another entity acquires our organization or our assets, that entity will possess the Personal Data collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Personal Data as described in this Privacy Policy.
  3. Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), the Meth Project may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary (a) in connection with any legal investigation; (b) to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on the Meth Project; (c) to protect or defend the rights or property of the Meth Project or users of the Services; (d) to protect you or any other person in the event physical harm is threatened; and/or (e) to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of the law, this Privacy Policy, or Terms of Service.

6. Third Party Websites. When you click on a link to any other website or location, you will leave our Site and go to another site and another entity may collect Personal Data or Anonymous Data from you. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for, these outside websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or content, or to any collection of data after you click on links to such outside websites.

7. Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data

  1. Choices. We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data.
    1. We will periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Site or Services. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us directly (please see contact information below).
    2. Despite your indicated e-mail preferences, we may send you service-related communications, including notices of any updates to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.
  2. Changes to Personal Data. You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, but please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may retain your information for fraud or similar purposes.

8. Security of Your Personal Data. The Meth Project is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while the Meth Project uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data, the Meth Project cannot guarantee its absolute security.

9. Contact Information. The Meth Project welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please e-mail us at info@methproject.org or contact us at the following address or phone number:

The Meth Project & The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
352 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
(212) 922-1560
info@methproject.org

10. Changes to This Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Site. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Site or Service. Continued use of our Site or Service, following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Welcome to the Meth Project community! We welcome your thoughts and discussion.

In the spirit of good community, please treat your fellow community members as you would want to be treated. Argumentative, non-constructive, hostile or personal attacks against other members or a member's point of view, and discriminatory comments about religion, race, politics or sexual preference are not welcome here.

The Meth Project staff reviews user-submitted content 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether it violates these Community Guidelines or our Terms of Service, which are located at methproject.org/common/terms-conditions.html. All submissions that conform to the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service are pushed live on the site by our staff. The Meth Project reserves the right to delete any material or links to material it deems inappropriate, offensive or which otherwise violates these Community Guidelines or our Terms of Service, which are located at methproject.org/common/terms-conditions.html. We also reserve the right to change these Community Guidelines at any time with no notice.

Here are some common-sense rules:

  • Respect copyright. Only upload content that you created or that you are authorized to use. This means don't upload art work, audio, stories, photos or videos you didn't create, or use content that is owned by someone else, such as music tracks, snippets of copyrighted programs, or videos made by others, without necessary notices and authorizations.
  • We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity).
  • Actions like predatory behavior, stalking, making threats, harassing or intimidating others, invading privacy, violating publicity rights or obligations of confidentiality, revealing other’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts or to violate the Terms of Service are taken very seriously. Anyone caught doing these things may be permanently banned from accessing the MethProject.org.
  • Impersonation of employees or agents of the Meth Project is not permitted. Obvious attempts to promote other products, services or sales websites are not permitted.
  • Everyone hates spam. Don’t create misleading descriptions, tags, titles or thumbnails in order to put unrelated content on the site. We’re focused on preventing meth use.

Remember that this is your community. Each and every user of MethProject.org makes the site what it is, so don't be afraid to dig in and get involved!

  • Have fun with the site. There's a lot to see here, and lots of folks making amazing stuff—one of them might be you! Equipment's getting cheaper and easier to use all the time, so dive in and enjoy.
  • Let others know what you think. Feedback's part of the experience, and when done with respect, can be a great way to make friends, share stories, and make your time on MethProject.org richer. So leave comments, rate artwork or videos, make your own responses to stories that affect you,—there's a lot going on and a lot of ways to participate.
  • You may not like everything you see. Some of the content here may offend you—if you find that it violates our Terms of Service, then click the button that says "Flag" under the content you're watching to submit it for review by the Meth Project staff. If it doesn't, then consider just clicking on something else—why waste time watching videos you don't like?

The Meth Project respects the intellectual property of third parties and asks that users of our Site and Services do the same. In connection with our Site and Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting intellectual property that provides for the removal of any infringing or unauthorized materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our online Site and Services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights. If you believe that one of our users is, through the use of our Site and Services, unlawfully infringing your intellectual property right(s) in a work or otherwise violating your rights by submitting unauthorized content, and wish to have the allegedly infringing or unauthorized material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated Content Agent:

  1. your physical or electronic signature;
  2. identification of the work(s) or rights that you claim to have been infringed;
  3. identification of the material on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
  4. sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
  5. your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  6. a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright or other rights owner, its agent, or the law; and
  7. a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright or other right that has allegedly been infringed or violated or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other rights owner.

Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney's fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.

The designated Content Agent for the Meth Project is:

Designated Agent: Gail M. Hashimoto, Esq.
Address of Agent: Hopkins & Carley 70 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Telephone: (408) 299-1397
Fax: (408) 938-6230
Email:

Notification from a copyright or other rights owner or from a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other rights owner that fails to comply substantially with the provisions above shall not be considered as providing actual knowledge or an awareness of facts or circumstances from which infringing or otherwise unauthorized activity is apparent.

Please provide a Notice of Claimed Infringement or Violation of Rights form each time you wish to report such alleged acts and send it to the Content Agent listed above.