privacy policy

As of July 17, 2007

Syzyx, LLC's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to Syzyx, LLC's websites, including yoinkd.com ("Websites"). Syzyx, LLC believes in the responsible use of personal information. We understand that without the trust and respect of our users, we would be unable to

Your Personal Information at Syzyx, LLC's websites

Syzyx, LLC is the sole owner of the personal information collected on its Websites and we collect personal information from our users at several different points on these Websites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

Syzyx, LLC's Websites ask for personal information only when it's necessary in order to deliver value-add service to you. We require certain pieces of information so we can provide you a personalized experience. For example, we require all registered members to provide an email address that we can validate and verify. In addition, we collect various account information to different social networks (e.g. Facebook) in order to ease the process of sharing playlists with friends. In the future, we may choose to collect additional pieces of personal information only to improve the end user experience. While we may use this information for research and to improve the site and services we offer you, except as stated herein or as you specifically give us permission, we promise not to pass on personally identifiable information to third parties.

Here's the information that we require for basic registration at yoinkd.com:

  1. Your email address.
  2. A password for your account. (We remind you not to reveal your password to anyone).

Additional information is gathered through interaction with yoink'd mediabox. In all cases, by collecting information (saved to our databases) on the following features will enable us to better understand our users and enhance our product/service offerings in the future.

  1. Your searches. The yoink'd mediabox enables you to search and play any video on existing video platforms (e.g. youtube.com, Google video, etc.).
  2. Your playlists and videos. The yoink'd mediabox enables you to add videos of your choice to customized playlists. You will have full control over these playlists: creating new playlists, number of videos per playlist, renaming videos and/or playlists, etc.
  3. Your social networks. The yoink'd mediabox allows you to easily add friends from your existing social networks (e.g. Facebook). While we may collect information from these social networks (based on available public APIs), the login information for these accounts are private and protected.
  4. Your account settings. You may change your password and additional account information at any time.
Cookies

Be aware that our Websites use "cookies." Cookies are small packets of information we place on your hard drive for tracking purposes - essentially a code number that we use to recognize you when you come back to the site. Only the information you volunteer, however, or the choices you make while visiting the site, can be stored in a cookie. A cookie cannot determine your email address, for example, unless you type it in. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Our Websites also use permanent cookies that store an encrypted session id code. This means we are able to "recognize" you when you come to the site (whether or not you have an account), without the need for you to log in. In addition, any created playlists from your last session will be saved and recorded.

However, if you do not have an account and later clear your cookies, we will be unable to retrieve your saved playlists.

If your browser is set to reject cookies, you will not be able to log in or use the yoink'd mediabox.

Log Files

We log IP addresses to track which users have made what page requests, what browser that person was using, what their cookie was, and at what time the request was made. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This logging process does not store any personally identifiable information.

Emails

Except for administrative emails (like important changes to this privacy policy, for example) all other emails we send will soon be under your control in the "Settings" menu of the yoink'd mediabox.

Security Systems

This website takes reasonable precautions to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices and are regularly reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, behind a locked cage.

Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with our future partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

"Share" Feature

If a user elects to "share" a playlist or video with friend(s), we may ask them for the friend's name and email address in the event that they do not already have friends in existing social networks. If so, we will automatically send the friend a one-time email invitation to the site, and may send a follow-up invitation if they did not respond. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending these emails. The friend may contact us at to request the removal of this information from our database.

ALPHA Disclaimer

The yoink'd mediabox is currently "Alpha" software. While Syzyx, LLC strives to maintain all of the above privacy precautions, the yoink'd mediabox is not devoid of risk of "bugs" and software faultiness that is common with Alpha software. As is made clear in the Terms of Service regarding, Syzyx, LLC disclaims and limits its liability with respect to such "Alpha" software, including limitation of its any liability regarding privacy issues set forth in this policy.

Conflicts

In the event of an inconsistency between these, this Privacy Policy and Syzyx, LLC's "Terms of Service," the Terms of Service shall control.

Merger

Syzyx, LLC may assign any or all of its rights hereunder and may transfer data collected or acquired hereunder in the event of a merger or acquisition of all or substantially all of the assets of Syzyx, LLC.

More information...

If you wish to learn more about our privacy policies please contact with the subject title "Privacy Policy."

If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we may notify users by way of an email. In the event that the Syzyx, LLC, or a portion of its business is acquired, the acquiring party will only acquire your personally identifiable information subject to the terms of this privacy policy.

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