Member Participation and Disclaimer
The purpose of this EMAIL POLICY is to ensure the proper use of the Crowd Save email system and to ensure that all members are aware of what Crowd Save deems as acceptable (and unacceptable) with regard to the use of its email system.
Crowd Save reserves the right to amend this EMAIL POLICY at its own discretion. Nevertheless, any amendments that are made shall be communicated to all members in an appropriate manner and time frame.
Email is a business communication tool and Crowd Save is obliged to use this tool in a responsible, effective and lawful manner. Although by its nature email seems to be less formal than other written communications, the same laws apply. Therefore, it is important that members are aware of the legal risks that are associated with emails:
If you send emails with any libellous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene remarks, you, the MEMBER, and Crowd Save can be held responsible.
If you forward emails with any libellous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene remarks, you, the MEMBER, and Crowd Save can be held responsible.
If you unlawfully forward confidential information, you, the MEMBER, and Crowd Save can be held liable.
If you unlawfully forward or copy messages without permission, you, the MEMBER, and Crowd Save can be held liable for copyright infringement.
If you send an attachment that contains a virus, you, the MEMBER, and Crowd Save can be held liable.
By following the guidelines in this EMAIL POLICY, the email user can minimize the legal risks involved in the use of email communications. However, if the user disregards the rules set out in this EMAIL POLICY, he/she will be fully liable and Crowd Save will disassociate itself from the user as far as legally possible.
The following rules are required by law and should be strictly adhered to. It is prohibited to:
- Send or forward emails containing libellous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene remarks. If you, the MEMBER, receive an email of this nature, you must promptly forward it to customer.services@Crowd Save.net.
- Forward a message without acquiring previous permission from the sender.
- Send unsolicited email messages.
- Forge or attempt to forge email messages.
- Disguise or attempt to disguise your identity when sending mail.
- Send email messages using another person`s email account.
- Copy a message or attachment belonging to another user without express permission from the originator.
- Used to improve the content and functionality of Crowd Save.
- Used to inform members and visitors about updates to Crowd Save.
- Never shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.
It is strictly forbidden to use the Crowd Save emailing system for anything other than legitimate purposes. This includes the sending of chain letters, junk mail or other types of non legitimate email communications. All messages distributed via the company`s email system are the property of Crowd Save.
Never send confidential information via email. If you are in doubt as to whether to send certain information via email, consult with the Customer Services Department. Refrain from sending telephone numbers, mobile numbers and postal addresses as the sending of this information can lead to potential problems.
Members expressly surrender any right of privacy in anything they create, store, send or receive on the Crowd Save system. Crowd Save can but is not obliged to monitor emails without prior notification. If there is evidence that a MEMBER is not adhering to the guidelines set out in this EMAIL POLICY, Crowd Save reserves the right to remove his/her profile without prior notice.
Storage of Data
Any information that is supplied by the MEMBER is treated in the strictest of confidence. Crowd Save will NOT sell or redistribute a MEMBER`S information or details to any third party and all information provided by the MEMBER will reside solely on the Crowd Save servers.
During the registration process, a user must supply certain contact information
(including an email address) this information is only gathered to contact the
user about the SERVICES available on Crowd Save which they have expressed an
interest in, and for no other third party reason.
Any text data that is supplied to Crowd Save by any member or visitor to the site is stored in a database. In the same manner, photographic material that is supplied to Crowd Save by any member or visitor to the site is stored on the servers file structure. Sensitive information including a member or visitors name, surname or email address are under no circumstances revealed to any other member or visitor to the site. All personal data is stored in the strictest of confidence and Crowd Save adheres at all times to the Data Protection Act.
Nevertheless, when completing a member profile/advert on any of our networking sites, the MEMBER confirms that he/she consents to displaying this personal information as a form of self advertisement. Personal information that is supplied by the MEMBER is displayed on the site and is on view for other members to see. However, excluded from the profile advert is sensitive information such as a members surname, email address and mobile number and under no circumstances will Crowd Save divulge this information.
Cookies - A cookie is a piece of data stored on the users computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use session ID cookies only. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates.
Log Files - Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Crowd Save carries out the following processes to ensure the database is kept clean and valid:
Crowd Save processes bounces and other replies, and does its utmost to keep bounces below 10% of all messages sent.
Outbound email servers have valid reverse DNS entries.
Standard role email account, including abuse and postmaster registered with abuse.net. (Accurate maintenance of database information).
Valid SPF and DKIM records are attached to each email sent.
Feedback loop complaints are resolved within 2 working days.
If a MEMBER decides that he/she does not wish to continue with the Crowd Save SERVICE, he/she can unsubscribe by clicking on the link provided in any email message sent by Crowd Save. Alternatively, the MEMBER can remove their account information directly from the website by entering "My Account" after logging in, and clicking on the link marked "Remove Old Addresses". In addition, the MEMBER can contact services at: customer.services@Crowd Save.net. All emails sent by Crowd Save contain links to both the MEMBER`S account page and also the cancellation page.
Cancellation of Account
Crowd Save will remove a MEMBER from the SERVICE as quickly as possible. Once the account has been cancelled, no further emails will be sent to the MEMBER in question.
Crowd Save cannot guarantee the number of emails a MEMBER will receive on a daily basis. However, Crowd Save will only send the MEMBER emails which it deems to be of interest. Nevertheless, as a result of the member matching system, members in highly populated areas may from time to time receive large numbers of matches and emails from other members.
Members that do not wish to continue receiving communications of this nature are able to opt-out of receiving mail from the Crowd Save SERVICE. The MEMBER has the ability to unsubscribe from any or all mails during their membership on the service. This can be done directly by the MEMBER by accessing the section titled Your Details and clicking on the link Email Subscriptions. Here the MEMBER can pause/stop matches and email communications.
Crowd Save sends newsletters, special offers, joining/password communications and confirmations, top members, member replies and member matches to a member`s email account.
Crowd Save will not sell or redistribute a MEMBER`S information or details to any third party. The information provided by the MEMBER will reside solely on the Crowd Save servers.
If a MEMBER or individual feels that their email address is being abused, Crowd Save can be notified at the following email address: mike.fitzgerald@Crowd Save.net.
The following disclaimer is attached to the bottom of each email: `This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please email: customer.services@Crowd Save.net.
Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the MEMBER and do not necessarily represent those of Crowd Save.
Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. The company accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted via this email.`