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Level 8 understands the importance of security and personal privacy. Our products are engineered from a user's perspective and security is a constant consideration as we design our apps. Privacy is a must. Here are some key points from our policies:

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Privacy Policy

Date of announcement : April 4, 2012

This privacy policy ("Policy") applies to the Web site owned and operated by Level 8, Inc. ("Level 8" "we" or "us") located at www.level8.net (the "Site") and the Level 8 Services ("Services"), which include Linked, Compatiguru, and ParkSmart applications, accessed through the internet or a mobile device. The Policy is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information (as defined below) so you can make an informed decision about using our Site and the Level 8 Services. Please read this statement before submitting any personal information to us. By using our Site and Services, you represent that you are 14 years old or older and you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this privacy policy at any time by posting a revised privacy policy on the Site and indicating on the privacy policy the date it was last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We encourage you to review our privacy policy whenever you visit our Site or use our Services to determine if any changes have been made and to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Your privacy is very important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, protect, and disclose Personal Information, Usage Data and Message Data when you use Level 8 service (“Service”). By using the Service, you hereby acknowledge and consent to the terms expressed hereunder. If you do not agree to any provision of the following Privacy Policy, then please do not use Level 8.

What is Personal Information:
As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, credit card number or other account number), and information about that individual's location or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Level 8 Services, when directly connected to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is connected to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or Services or categories of Site and Services users, from which any personal information has been removed.

Information We Collect

Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the various services and activities available through the Level 8 service. At several places on our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Site or service, send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, address, phone number, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business information that you provide. In addition, from time to time we may collect contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas of the Site.

You may be asked to provide us with certain Personal Information when you register with the Service and at other times. You are not required to provide us with this information, as it is optional. However, you may be prevented from using Level 8 or certain features of the Services if certain information is not provided, such as your device identification number and third party telephone numbers.

Personal Information: Information such as your telephone number, user status message, Level 8 user name, Level 8 ID, profile photos, and other personally identifiable information that you provide us with or that you choose to include in any Level 8 product profile or account may be collected by us. We may also collect mobile device identification numbers such as IMEI when you downlolad or use Level 8 Services. (collectively “Personal Information”).

Usage Data: We may also collect certain usage information such as time of visit, duration of use, and unauthorized usage records ("Usage Data").

Location Data: When turned on and with an active Link, the Linked service will automatically collect location information from your mobile device and/or your mobile carrier. When you use the service, whether via our Site or your mobile device, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the Site and through the service. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or connect it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Personal location information is only stored by Level 8 for up to 48 hours after which location information is disassociated from personal information and anonymized. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions.

Messages: When you send or receive messages using Level 8 Services such as Linked Chat, we process and store your messages, log and contact data, and other related information ("Message Data").

Payment information: When you purchase our value-added services such as digital goods, you may be asked to provide us with the following information: credit card issuer, credit card numbers, credit card expiration date, credit card security number, mobile telephone number, telecommunication service provider, and/or SMS authorization number.

How We Use And Share Information
Generally, we use Personal Information and Message Data for internal purposes only, such as to provide you with our Services, to notify you of new products or Services, and to otherwise communicate with you. We will not disclose Personal Information or Message Data to third parties without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy.

When you launch Level 8 applications, such as Linked, they will automatically collect your device identification number (such as IMEI) and use it as your account information along with your device telephone number. This is to verify and prevent unauthorized use of your account, although Level 8 is not liable for the losses due to such unauthorized use. At your choice, Level 8 Services can also collect third party telephone numbers from your phone address book to allow you to add people in your phone address book to your “Contacts."

Information which is available for viewing by other Level 8 Service users include your user status message, your user name(s), your Level 8/Service ID, your profile photos and other personally-identifiable information that you choose to include in any Level 8 Service profile or Level 8 account.

In addition, if you so indicate in the event of sharing your contact information with us, we may use the information we collect to send you news and product and service updates, including contacting you about our services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes, including notifications about new features and or improvements to the Site or our products and services.

Service Providers
From time to time, we may establish business relationships with third parties who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours ("Service Providers"). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, customer relationship management, data storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We provide our Service Providers with only the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information and Message Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information or Message Data other than as specified by Level 8.

We do not sell, share, or rent any personal information to third parties in any ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy. However, we may provide other nonpersonal information and aggregate information to third parties without your authorization. With regard to SMS functionality, when Level 8 sends location information from your mobile device to those recipients chosen by you, your phone number will be provided to them along with such identifying information as you choose, such as name and/or photo. We may share your contact information with third parties, but only if you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information from such parties. In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants or other service providers in connection with the operation of the Site and our services ("Service Providers"), we may share personal information with such Service Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In addition, we may offer various features through a third party service provider. When you use these services, you would be providing information directly to the provider of these services, and the provision of such information would be subject to such party's own privacy policy. We are not responsible for any information you provide to these parties directly, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to such third parties with which you come into contact.

You should only share your location with people you know and trust not to convey your location to others. You should also note that personal information you share with others may be forwarded and information you post to public areas of the Site may become publicly available. For example, information you post in your Profile, or any other interactive areas, or other information that is provided for the purpose of being shared may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Site constitutes your consent to share such information publicly.

We also may disclose personal information when we are required to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this privacy policy or our other policies or agreements; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our customers' rights, property or safety; to protect our customers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of our Site; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of personal information. In addition, information about our customers, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of the Company.

Other Transfers
We may share Personal Information, Usage Data and Message Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Level 8. If Level 8 is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information, Usage Data and Message Data in connection with such transaction. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, the new entity plans to handle your information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
Level 8 cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose Personal Information, Usage Data, Message Data, and any other information about you, if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce our Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Level 8, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Be Careful When Sharing Information
Please be aware that, whenever you share information on your profile page, this information may be accessed by other Level 8 users. In addition, when you share information with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. That means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

Security
Level 8 is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information and Message Data. We employ measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Service, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Service, and you do so at your own risk.

Links To Other Websites
Our Site and Services may provide links to other sites, or other interactive forums hosted by a third party. A link to a third party's website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it. Please be aware that although we may participate in or utilize such other sites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy policies of any Web site that collects personally identifiable information. Similarly, if you entered the Level 8 Site through another Web site, we are also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should review the privacy policy of the originating site before providing any personal information to that site. If you access such third party websites or content, then it shall be at your own risk. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us.

Managing Your Information Preferences
You can always review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information, by changing the relevant setting in your Level 8 profile or account (if available). If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us.

Privacy Policy Changes
From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy, in which case we shall inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our website. Those changes will go into effect on the Revision Date shown in the revised Privacy Policy. Your continued use of our Service constitutes your consent to the revised Privacy Policy.

Data Security
Level 8 endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place measures to safeguard the information we collect. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and that we cannot guarantee that the Site or services will be free of any defects or flaws that affect your use of it or the security of your information.

Your Personal Information
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product updates, unless you "opt in" to receiving such communications. In addition, you may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional email from Level 8 by following unsubscribe instructions or using unsubscribe links within communications we send. Please note, however, that as long as you receive the service, you may not "opt out" of receiving service-related emails from Level 8.

In order to use the SMS interface for of the Level 8 service, you must provide us with the right to use your personal information to send you messages and communications via SMS, text message, email or other electronic means to your mobile device.

We do not keep historical Link data for longer than 48 hours after which we anonymize it for future aggregate use.

Questions or comments about the Site or the Level 8 Services may be directed to the Company at this email address.

 
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