1. "We may use logs to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may associate this information with your Personal Information to resolve technical issues and support security for our users."
What exactly is the company gathering in those logs? Who has access to these logs? Do third parties analyze the data and if so what do they do with it?
2. "We may share, in aggregate form, information collected from surveys with advertisers, partners, affiliates and the general public, but will not share survey information containing personally identifiable information with any third party without your prior consent."
Make darn well sure you understand how and where you give consent to allowing PII to third party sites. Does the company use auto opt-ins, do you opt-out by default, is it a combination or are you not even given the chance to opt-out?
There is no mention of third party cookies… are third party cookies used and if so, how does that affect your privacy?
5. “Upon removal of membership from the Site, we may retain Your Information for a period of time in our internal databases and systems.”
Not a particularly specific timeframe… how long? For what purpose is this information being retained?
6. “You should be aware that despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of Your Information. Accordingly, we are not in a position to guarantee that Your Information will be secure under all circumstances.”
So what circumstances are they responsible for? Is that information outlined specifically or is this a carte blanche for deniability? What exactly is a factor beyond their control? Be skeptical and ask questions.
Better policy would dictate the company notifies its customers whenever a change to the policy is made.
8. “We may, without your consent, access and disclose Your Information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account if…”
For what? Requests by the government? Actions that appear illegal? A threat is made? How comfortable are you with who they detailed could request or be provided this information? Is there any ambiguity to the list? Is there actually a list provided?
10. We and our third party advertisers may use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.