Privacy Policy

1. Introduction.

This Privacy Policy tells you all about how we collect, store and use your information.  The full Privacy Policy is legally binding. or other web sites owned or operated by MySeoulSecret (the “MySeoulSecret Sites”) values your privacy. This Privacy Notice details important information regarding the use and disclosure of your information collected on the MySeoulSecret Sites. MySeoulSecret provides this Privacy Notice to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the MySeoulSecret Sites. This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the MySeoulSecret Terms of Service. Your use of the MySeoulSecret Sites and any personal information you provide on the MySeoulSecret Sites remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice and our Terms of Service.

MySeoulSecret is a public website. If you choose to post something, that information is out there publicly and no longer considered “personally identifiable information.” A good example of this is your email address: We won’t share it, but if you share it, it’s no longer a secret (obviously).

Please note that any content posted by you onto the MySeoulSecret Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Notice.

Our Commitment To Children’s Privacy. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, MySeoulSecret does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the MySeoulSecret Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the MySeoulSecret Sites at any time or in any manner.

You must be at least 13 years old to use MySeoulSecret.

If MySeoulSecret learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the MySeoulSecret Sites without verified parental consent, then MySeoulSecret will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

If children under the age of 13 use our site and we find out about it, we will do our best to remove their personally identifiable information.

Special Note to International Users. The MySeoulSecret Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the MySeoulSecret Sites from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the MySeoulSecret Sites, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and our

Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

MySeoulSecret is “Made in the USA.” If you’re accessing the site from somewhere else, your information will be stored in the United States.

2. Information MySeoulSecret Receives from You.

You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to MySeoulSecret when choosing to participate in various activities on the MySeoulSecret Sites such as posting messages, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. In addition, if you provide your third-party account information (e.g., your log-in information for Facebook or other third party sites) to us, you understand that if you authorize the transmissions, some content and/or information in those accounts may be transmitted into your MySeoulSecret account. This Privacy Policy governs any third party account information that is transmitted to MySeoulSecret.

You provide “personally identifiable information” when you use MySeoulSecret. That’s a lawyer term and generally means stuff like your name and email address.

3. Information MySeoulSecret Collects.

Cookies… they’re not just for snacking! A cookie is a small bit of data that is saved to your computer when you visit a website.

Cookies Information. When you visit the MySeoulSecret Sites, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. MySeoulSecret uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the MySeoulSecret Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

You can set up your browser to remove or refuse cookies, but you might not be able to use properly if you do this.

Log File Information. When you use the MySeoulSecret Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

We automatically record information about your activity on MySeoulSecret, like the pages you view and how long you spend on the site.

Clear Gifs Information. When you use the MySeoulSecret Sites, we may employ “clear gifs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients
We track what you do, but it’s all anonymous. This helps us make the site better by observing how people are using it.

4. The Way MySeoulSecret Uses Information.

Use of Voluntary Disclosure of Information. Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose on the MySeoulSecret Sites (e.g., on the MySeoulSecret Sites’ discussion boards, in messages and comment areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others.

When you post on MySeoulSecret, it’s public. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other MySeoulSecret users when you submit comments, articles or send messages through the MySeoulSecret Sites and other MySeoulSecret users can contact you through messages and comments.

You choose an account name when you sign up to MySeoulSecret. This is displayed publicly next to all of your posts. Choose your name wisely.

Any content that you submit to the MySeoulSecret Sites may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

The Internet is a public place.

Contact its Users. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major MySeoulSecret Site changes or for customer service purposes).
We use email as a quick way to keep in touch with you. You can opt out of them, except for administrative emails, which have to do with major changes to the site or your account.

Improve the MySeoulSecret Sites and Service. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the MySeoulSecret Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing MySeoulSecret’s users’ preferences and trends. We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the MySeoulSecret Sites; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.

The cookies that we collect are used to personalize MySeoulSecret for you and save you time.

5. When MySeoulSecret Discloses Information.

Provide Services. We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our privacy policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

The only people who see your personal details are us and the people who process it on our behalf (following our rules while they do it).

However, we do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We don’t sell your information.

We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the MySeoulSecret Sites.

We share anonymous data and trends as a way of improving MySeoulSecret.

Connect MySeoulSecret Users with Doctors. MySeoulSecret offers the “Find a Doctor” feature on its MySeoulSecret Sites, which connects MySeoulSecret users with various doctors featured on the MySeoulSecret Sites. By using MySeoulSecret’s “Find a Doctor” form, you voluntarily provide the doctor’s office with your name, email address, telephone number and your comments/desired treatment, which is transmitted by MySeoulSecret to the doctor’s office. The information provided to the doctor’s office through the “Find A Doctor” feature is not used by MySeoulSecret in any other manner other than transmitting that information to the doctor’s office through the MySeoulSecret Sites.

The consultation request form in MySeoulSecret’s “Find a Doctor” directory asks for info such as your phone number. We will send this info to the doctor’s office and that’s it. We don’t use it for anything else.

Legal Requests and Comply with State and Federal Laws. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

Law enforcement agencies can get your data if they have a court order.

MySeoulSecret also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that MySeoulSecret believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the MySeoulSecret Sites, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of MySeoulSecret, MySeoulSecret’s users or others.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy. In the event that MySeoulSecret or the MySeoulSecret Sites are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

So what happens if someone makes us an offer we can’t refuse? If MySeoulSecret is sold or gets acquired, we can transfer your information.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites. MySeoulSecret allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the MySeoulSecret Sites. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the MySeoulSecret Sites. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens.

Your IP address is automatically shared with advertisers.

These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. MySeoulSecret does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

We may also provide general information about you so you see ads that are relevant to you. None of this will be personally identifiable.

However, please note that if an advertiser asks MySeoulSecret to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 35-49) or audience segment (for example, women ages 35-49 who have viewed certain content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
We might target ads based on demographics (age, gender, etc). We don’t tell advertisers this information, but they might make assumptions. (Unless women want to see Viagra ads, in which case the world is a strange and mysterious place.)

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks. MySeoulSecret’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

Currently, MySeoulSecret has relationships with the following third-party ad servers or ad networks: Google, Inc.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to advertisers. Check them out separately.

6. Your Choices.

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the MySeoulSecret Sites, in which case MySeoulSecret may not be able to provide certain services to you. Some services will not be available if you choose not to give us your email address. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.

Keep your info up-to-date by visiting your MySeoulSecret profile. Please note that content submitted by MySeoulSecret users to the MySeoulSecret Sites cannot be removed and remain subject to our Terms of Service.

Once you post something, it can’t be deleted.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Keep your password a secret. “1234” is not a good password.

Please contact MySeoulSecret with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices using the feedback form.
Questions? Just ask!

7. Our Commitment To Data Security.

MySeoulSecret uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to MySeoulSecret and the MySeoulSecret Sites and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, MySeoulSecret makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

We use all the best tech gear to keep your information safe, but there are no guarantees in life.

If MySeoulSecret learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. MySeoulSecret may post a notice on the MySeoulSecret Sites if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using our feedback form.
If a security breach occurs, we’ll email you and post about it on

8. Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the MySeoulSecret Sites constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.We’ll update our Privacy Policy periodically. Watch this space.

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

If we make any big changes to this document, we’ll let you know.
Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified on November 20, 2012.
Contact Information: Please contact MySeoulSecret with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice using our feedback form.

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