Welcome to orkut.com, a personal online networking
service operated by orkut.com LLC ("orkut"). Your privacy is important
to us and we have designed orkut.com to give you choices
explains how we collect, use and share your personal identifying information.
please feel free to contact us.
By using orkut.com, you consent to the collection and
significant changes on the site. You should visit this page periodically to
information we collect
When you register to become a member of orkut.com, we collect your name, email
address and other personal identifying information that you submit to the site.
Also, as part of your personal profile, you may choose to submit additional
information such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, etc. and other
content, such as photos. This additional information is voluntary and can be
made available to other members. To protect your privacy, the orkut.com
service allows you to limit who can view certain personal information, such as
email address, instant messaging name or telephone number. These restricted
viewing options are identified by the "golden key" icon.
When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the
orkut.com service, we collect and maintain the information
associated with those messages, including email addresses and content on secure
servers. As with any social networking service, you should use care when
disclosing your personal information to strangers. Be advised that if you send
messages or post material containing personal information, that information may
be collected and used by others. In order to provide the best possible service
and detect and correct site errors, we collect aggregate information about use
of the site (such as which page are most often viewed) and we collect
information about your computer, such as such as browser type, browser
language, and IP address.
how we use your information
As described above, we display your profile information according to the
preferences set in your account. Your name will be posted with your summary
profile and available to other users of the site. The orkut.com
members can view each other's viewable profile information to learn about
people in their network and reach out to members. When you send messages
through the orkut.com service, your name and
email address will be identified in the message. We also use your name and
email address to notify you of new members, messages or other information, such
as an invitation to join a friend's network; a new testimonial or "fan" rating;
crush notices, etc. In addition, we will send you messages when there are
substantive changes to the service or our policies. All of these messages can
be sent to your primary email address or to your orkut.com inbox by setting
your preferences on the "my settings" page.
We may share both personally identifiable information about you and
aggregate usage information that we collect with Google Inc. and agents of
never rent, sell, or share your personal information with any third party for
marketing purposes without your express permission.
You understand and agree that orkut.com may access,
preserve, and disclose your personal information and the contents of your
account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access
preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal
process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to
protect the rights and property of orkut.com, its
affiliates or the public.
We use the non-personally identifiable information and certain technical
information about your computer in order to operate, maintain and manage
controlling your personal information
The orkut.com service provides a number of tools to
limit who can view your profile and other personal information. When you create
your profile, look for the "golden key" icon which
allows you to limit viewing certain information to yourself, your friends,
friends of friends or make the information available to everyone. Your profile
information can be updated at any time by clicking on the "edit" button in your
In addition, you can direct messages from orkut.com and
other orkut.com messages to your primary email address
or your orkut.com inbox by setting your preferences on
the "my settings" page.
At any time, you can terminate your account which will remove your profile and
other personal information from view. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal
transfer of information
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the
United States or any other country in which orkut.com or
Google Inc. or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you
consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a
transfer of ownership of orkut.com, such as acquisition by or merger with
another company. In such an event, orkut.com will notify
you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a
If you invite another person to join orkut.com, we will
ask for that person's name and email address. We use this information to
contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited
to join orkut.com. All invitees are provided with the
option not to receive further invitations from orkut.com.
We may share other's email information with our affiliate, Google Inc, or
such information if required to do so in order to comply with valid legal
We send "cookies" to your computer and use such cookies as described here. A
to improve the quality of our service and make the service easier to use for
our members. We do this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking
to the service after the first user session.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your
browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Be
aware, however, that some parts of orkut.com may not
links to other sites
orkut.com may contain links to other web sites. These
other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection
and use of personal information.
We use industry standard security measures to protect your information so that
it is not made available to unauthorized parties. If you have any questions
regarding which measures and techniques we use, feel free to
Again, feel free to contact us any time,
and if you have further questions about orkut.com .