1. Creating an account
(Bright Lite does not currently offer users the ability to create accounts on our site. However, if and when this feature is enabled in the future, the following terms will apply.)
In order to access a profile and post comments on Bright Lite you must first create an account with a username and password. The registration system requires that a valid email address be used to confirm the account. You’ll be informed that you should choose a username that does not include your last name and does not specify your city or your address. Bright Lite asks that you use your first name only, or an alias for your display name. This is for your own protection.
Bright Lite accounts are backed up regularly. If a user changes the information on her or his account, Bright Lite’s stored data backups may include the user’s original information. If you email anyone at Bright Lite, a record of the addresses and correspondence will continue to exist. We save this information so that we can respond to you and have a record of that correspondence.
2. Information We Collect and How We Use It
Personally identifiable information
Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is any information that can be used to identify you, such as your first and last name, your email address, your physical address, phone number, etc. When you correspond with us, or send us submissions, Bright Lite collects some amount of PII from you.
Bright Lite will never share PII with third parties. However, if Bright Lite has a good faith belief it must do so to meet a legal requirement, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order, we will disclose only the PII necessary to comply. Please be advised, however, that although we take technological precautions to protect your data, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, Bright Lite cannot warrant that your information will be absolutely secure. Any transmission of data is at your own risk.
Aggregate information (non-personally identifiable information)
Bright Lite may, from time to time, automatically collect and provide aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners and affiliates, such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, or the likes and dislikes of our visitors. We use log files, like most websites. This information includes, but is not limited to, 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. This information isn’t linked to personally identifiable information and does not include any personal information about any individual visitor.
3. Do Not Track
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a preference you can set in your browser to let websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you. Bright Lite does not currently respond to, or honor, Do Not Track signals or requests from your browser.
4. Your Rights Regarding The Use Of Your Personal Information.
5. California Online Privacy Protection Act
6. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Bright Lite accepts submissions of material and information from its users. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.
7. Links to Other Websites
8. Anti-SPAM Policy
Bright Lite is 100% opposed to unsolicited commercial email ("spam"). We do not have any desire to send unsolicited marketing emails to anyone without permission and we do not sell or provide user email addresses to any unauthorized third party in violation of this Policy. All of our newsletters and other general email marketing communications also include an "unsubscribe" opt-out link that you may use to ask that we discontinue such emails to you.
10. What if Bright Lite is sold or closes up shop?
11. Sharing of Information with Partners
As stated above, we may collect and provide aggregate information about our visitors to our advertisers, sponsors, promotional partners, and affiliates, such as how many persons visited a particular page or activity, the average age of our visitors on the site or page, or the likes and dislikes of our visitors, but this information does not include personal information about any individual visitor.
Online advertising for Bright Lite is delivered by third-party advertising companies. These companies facilitate the delivery of ads and conduct market research, and make a cookie—a small text file that’s stored on a user’s computer—for record-keeping purposes. These cookies sometimes enable the companies to serve you ads tailored to things you have shown an interest in based on your web activity. For example, this means that if you frequently read movie reviews it is possible that you might see ads relating to upcoming movie openings. Online advertising companies generally conduct this activity in an anonymous format, with online information not combined with information that would allow for your identification.
The third-party companies that will be serving advertisements on Bright Lite may include DoubleClick, Google and Blue Kai. If you would like more about the collection, use and disclosure practices of these companies, and/or your options for not having this information used by these companies, click on the company names above and follow the links to the company websites.
Bright Lite’s third party advertising company partners typically belong and/or conform to the standards and principles of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). The NAI provides information and tools to opt out of the cookies used to tailor advertisements to you. If you would like to opt out of the storage of anonymous information used by our third party advertising company partners, visit www.networkadvertising.org. The NAI opt-out tool is cookie based. In order for it to work on your computer, your browser must be set to accept third-party cookies. You also have the option to opt out of cookies in your Internet browser. You can do this by following directions in your browser’s “help” file, or by searching for “[your browser] + disable cookies.” If you choose to opt out through your Internet browser, Bright Lite will still be usable and accessible, but a user’s ability to use some features of the site may be limited.
Last Updated: 3/3/16
1. Intellectual Property
The data and materials on the Site, except User Submissions (as defined below), as well as the selection, organization, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Content”) are the intellectual property of Bright Lite (“Bright Lite,” “we,” or “us”), our licensors, and our contributors. The Content is protected by U.S. copyright and other intellectual property laws. All ownership rights remain with Bright Lite, our licensors or our contributors, as the case may be.
2. User Comments
(Bright Lite does not currently offer users the ability to post comments on our site. However, if and when this feature is enabled in the future, the following terms will apply.)
3. User Submissions
Bright Lite permits the submission of communications. This includes images, comments, and text (“User Submissions”), and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. Please follow Bright Lite’s house rules when commenting and submitting – no last names, no addresses, no phone numbers, and no personally identifiable information. Your user submissions will go only to Bright Lite and will be moderated. What this means:
We reserve the right to not publish User Submissions.
4. Your Rights in Your Submissions
You retain all of your copyrights in your User Submissions, except as set forth herein. By submitting User Submissions to Bright Lite, you:
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
What all of this means: if you send us a picture or other submission, you are agreeing that you own whatever you sent us, and have the right to distribute and otherwise use it. In sending it to Bright Lite, you are giving us the right to feature it on our site and in any Bright Lite branded derivative work (e.g. print publications or videos) in “perpetuity,” or “for as long as we would like to.” By default, we are not required to pay you for your submissions. Payment for any submission must be agreed upon in writing, prior to your submission, between both you and Bright Lite. Bright Lite also reserves the right to take down submissions at any point.
Bright Lite may display images, audio, and video (the “Material”) from time to time. The types of Material users and editors are authorized to use on Bright Lite include Material commissioned by Bright Lite, embedded material, or material we believe to be covered by the Fair Use Doctrine, taking into account factors such as: (1) the purpose and character of the use (i.e. transformation from the original, use for criticism, satire or parody; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work (i.e. factual or newsworthy versus creative works); (3) the effect on the potential market for the copyrighted work (for example, use that is not substitutive for the original, or would never be licensed in any event), Material from photographic archive and video vendors, Material supplied to our editors or released into the public domain by public relations and marketing companies for press purposes, user-submitted Material, with the implied representation that the person submitting the material owns the copyright in the material and the right to give it to us for use on Bright Lite (see above under “User Submissions”).
6. Copyright Notices
If Bright Lite publishes Material you think infringes your copyright, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address your concerns.
If the material falls into one of the categories listed above, we believe that our use is legitimate and we may not remove it from the site. If you have corresponded with Bright Lite directly, and thereafter choose to pursue a copyright notice, please note that we will respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the DMCA. The text of the Act can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site.
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by email to email@example.com) with an attached and signed PDF that sets forth the items specified below. If we do not respond in 10 business days, please write again – high email volume and spam means we sometimes miss emails.
To enable us to address your concerns quickly and efficiently, please provide the following information in your notice email:
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 6, your DMCA notice may not be valid and we will have no obligation to respond or acknowledge receipt of your notice. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on Bright Lite infringes your copyrights.
7. Accuracy of Information
While we strive for accuracy, however information on the site may contain errors or inaccuracies. Bright Lite does not make any warranty as to the correctness or reliability of the site’s content.
8. Email Correspondence
Bright Lite will contain links to and quotation of material from other sites. Bright Lite is responsible for neither the content nor the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave Bright Lite, and to read the privacy statements of any website that may collect personally identifiable information.
10. Information Security
Last Updated: 3/3/16