Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Ilikealot is founded on the principles of helping people to discover new information by enabling them to share what they find interesting with one another. Ilikealot knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting the Ilikealot website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Ilikealot's treatment of personal information that Ilikealot gathers when you are on the Ilikealot website and when you use Ilikealot services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Ilikealot does not own or control, or to individuals that Ilikealot does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by Ilikealot

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website, which is to enable users to discover and share information with one another. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. We collect the following types of information from our Ilikealot users:

Information You Provide to Us:

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features.

Registration: In order for you to use Ilikealot services, such as submitting new content to the website, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information (including your full name and e-mail address).

User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as your location. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile. As indicated below, in the section titled "Sharing Your Information", you can control how your information is displayed and used.

Automatic Information:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Ilikealot and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Ilikealot cookie information, and the page you requested. Ilikealot uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website.

Ilikealot may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Ilikealot will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

E-mail Communications

Ilikealot is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. Ilikealot may send out e-mails with Ilikealot-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Ilikealot, which inform you of actions (e.g. friend requests) that have been performed on the site. 


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Ilikealot cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of Ilikealot's coolest features.

Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Sharing Your Information

Because Ilikealot enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use Ilikealot is an integral part of the Ilikealot experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Ilikealot Personnel: Ilikealot personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Ilikealot business.

Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Ilikealot, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.

Protection of Ilikealot and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Ilikealot, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

User Profile information: Information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your full name and location, may be displayed to other Ilikealot users in your User Profile. The User Profile is the area on Ilikealot where we allow you to tell other Ilikealot users about yourself and your interests. 

Social sharing of data: Ilikealot allows other users to browse stories that you have submitted or commented on. This information is made available publicly via your User Profile,  via the public API, or within the permalink URL of the story on which you performed the action. Ilikealot may choose to post this data on other site features..

API: Ilikealot will allow third parties access to all Ilikealot data this is already publicly available through the Ilikealot website. Ilikealot will keep private any passwords.

Syndication: Ilikealot allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the Ilikealot website.

Keeping Information Secure

Your Ilikealot account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.

Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

Ways to Control Display and Use of Your Information

By visiting your User Profile, you can correct, amend, add or delete personal information on our website. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.

You may request deletion of your Ilikealot account by e-mailing us at [email protected]

As explained earlier, the "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. Please note, however, that if your browser does not accept cookies, you will not be able to take advantage of some of our attractive features.

Children Under 18 Years of Age

You must be 13 years and older to register to use the Ilikealot website. As a result, Ilikealot does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that Ilikealot has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using Ilikealot or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Ilikealot may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Ilikealot website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances if any, it is disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit Ilikealot website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of August 1, 2009 and last updated October 18, 2009.