Privacy Policy

Last Revised July 1, 2012

Etournal LLC ("Etournal" or "we") operates This Privacy Policy describes Etournal's use and sharing of personally identifiable information ("PII" refers to one or more of the following: your full name, email address, mailing address, telephone number) that Members voluntarily provide to Etournal when they register. The Term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. This Privacy Policy applies to the services offered by Etournal, including any Etournal-branded URL (the "Etournal Website"), Etournal mobile services, and any other features and content offered from time to time by Etournal in connection with the Etournal Website (collectively, the "Etournal Services"). The Etournal Services are hosted in the United States.

The Etournal Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.

From time to time Etournal may modify this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of the Etournal Services, or technology, and such modifications shall be effective upon posting by Etournal on the Etournal Website. Your continued use of the Etournal Services after Etournal posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. If Etournal materially changes its practices regarding collection or use of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy under which it was collected unless you have been provided notice of, and have not objected to, the change.


When Etournal collects PII from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting Registration PII to us in order to register as a Member of Etournal. Etournal may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in Etournal Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to Etournal for review.

In addition, Etournal collects other non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Etournal Services, track usage, and for security purposes.

Etournal Members may also choose to provide or store non-PII information in their profiles, including but not limited to date of birth, interests, hobbies, lifestyle choices, groups with whom they are affiliated (schools, companies), videos and/or pictures, private messages, bulletins or personal statements (collectively "Profile Information"). The Profile Information in a Member's profile is provided at his or her sole discretion.

Etournal Members can change their Registration PII and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Etournal communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the "Edit Profile" portion of their Etournal profile. Link to Privacy Settings.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that Etournal places on your computer. Etournal uses cookies to identify your Internet browser, store Users' preferences, and determine whether you have installed the enabling software needed to access certain material on the Etournal Services. Data in cookies may be read to authenticate user sessions or provide services.

Third party advertisements displayed on Etournal Services may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers (known as "third party cookies"). Etournal does not control these third party cookies and Users of the Etournal Services should check the privacy policy of the Internet advertising company or advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies. See the "Notice" section below for more information on customized advertising on Etournal. A pixel tag is a tiny image inserted in a webpage and used to record the number and types of views for that page. Etournal may allow third party pixel tags to be present on Etournal Services for purposes of advertising, providing services or data and statistics collection.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Etournal Services.

When you voluntarily provide PII to Etournal, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses Etournal will make of the information to the extent it is being used in a manner that differs from what is allowed pursuant to this Privacy Policy.

At the time you provide your PII, Etournal will notify you of your options regarding our use of your PII (See "Choice" below). Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Etournal will not share your PII with third parties unless you have given Etournal permission to do so (See "Use" below).

Etournal Services may be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. Etournal Services may also carry advertisements from other companies. Etournal is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked to or integrated with the Etournal Services or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies. Once you leave Etournal Services via such a link, access a third party application (such as widgets) or click on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine, among other things, how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

Etournal Services may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with Etournal LLC. Users who visit those Affiliated Company sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.

Etournal may use cookies and similar tools to customize the content and advertising you receive based on the Profile Information you have provided. Profile Information you provide in structured profile fields or questions about you may also be used to customize the online ads you encounter to those we believe are aligned with your interests.

Some of the advertisements that appear on Etournal Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII about your visit to or use of Etournal Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please click here.

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Etournal will get your permission before we use the PII you provide to us in a way that is inconsistent with the purpose for which it was submitted or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with Etournal.

Etournal will only use the PII you provide under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

In order to locate other Etournal Members that you may already know in the physical world, Etournal allows Users to search for Members using Registration PII (i.e., full name or email address). Etournal also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members.

Etournal may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration PII as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under "Edit Profile." Search engines may index the portion of a Member's profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.

If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Etournal, Etournal may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Etournal Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Etournal, you can change your profile settings under "Account Settings," or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Etournal employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII. Etournal may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide Etournal Services' information activities (for example, message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes.

There may be instances when Etournal may access or disclose PII, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Etournal, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Etournal Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Etournal sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Etournal may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

When a Member who is located in the European Union chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. Etournal is not responsible under the EU local data protection laws for Member-posted information.


Etournal uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Etournal uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.


Safe Harbor. Etournal complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from EU member countries. Etournal has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit

Privacy Complaints by EU Citizens: In compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles, Etournal commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. EU citizens with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Etournal by visiting and submitting your question through the Contact Etournal form or by mail at Etournal LLC, Attn: Customer Care - 1567 Waldran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90041.
Whenever possible, Etournal Members may review the Registration PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration PII, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as "Edit Profile" and "Account Settings."

If you ask Etournal to stop using your PII, Etournal will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.

If you would like to communicate with us about this Privacy Policy or Etournal's collection and use of your PII, please use the Contact Etournal form on our Help site.