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Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Makeshift Society Terms of Services. The terms “Makeshift Society,” “MSS,” “we,” and “us” include Makeshift Society Corporation and our affiliates and subsidiaries. The Privacy Policy explains how Makeshift Society may collect, use, and disclose information we obtain through the the MSS Services. Unless defined below, terms used in this Privacy Policy have those meanings set forth in our Terms of Service, available at This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you and what may happen to that information, and only applies to such information.

“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number, which has not been previously or subsequently disclosed by you on the public areas of the MSS Services or in messages you send to Makeshift Society mailing lists or message boards. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

Information collection

We collect Personal Information when you:

  1. create an account;
  2. register or apply for a Class, either directly or by using your social networking credentials on the MSS Services or a third-party website;
  3. apply for a co-working Membership;
  4. register to access our Class Library and/or Rental Amenities;
  5. post information to the MSS Services, including mailing lists and message boards, that includes Personal Information; and communicate electronically with us.

We automatically track certain basic information about our user (such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, click patterns, etc.). We use this information to do internal research on our users’ usage patterns, demographics, interests and general behavior to best understand and serve MSS members. We collect this information and usage statistics by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the MSS Services. For our account holders’ convenience, we use "cookies" to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session and to provide for an easier Membership registration process. If you configure your browser or otherwise choose to reject the cookies, you will still be able to use our site, but your user experience on our website and the MSS Services may be diminished, and some features of our site may not be available to you unless you have cookies enabled. See “Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Other Tracking Technologies” below.

Creating an Account. To create an account, you will need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, billing address and credit card information. You may also choose to provide other optional information.

Use of Information. Makeshift Society may collect the Personal Information you post as you use the MSS Services, such as your application for a Membership, your posts to a mailing list or message board, or the fact that you have registered for a Class or reserved Rental Amenities. You should not post your sensitive or Personal Information in areas of the MSS Services that are public. We may also collect information from you that you share with us in person, such as signing up for a mailing list in person at our co-working facilities.

Information Provided by Third Parties for Classes. We may use third parties to perform certain tasks for us relating to your registration in a Class. These third parties may provide us the Personal Information, such as your name, address, and email address, you provide to them so that we are able to include your information in Class rosters.

Customer Support and Services. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with the Makeshift Society customer support and services teams, as well as our marketing teams when you sign up for our online newsletter.

Payment Processing. You will need to provide Personal Information, such as your credit card number and billing address, to our third-party service providers and payment processors when you make payments to pay for a Membership, Class, Rental Amenity or other charge.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Other Tracking Technologies. The MSS Services collect and store certain information that is automatically generated as you use the MSS Services, including anonymous usage statistics and your preferences. We may use your IP address to determine your physical location when you log in from your computer or mobile device so that we can personalize the MSS Services for you. You may change certain preference and location settings in your account settings.

When visiting the MSS Services, we and/or our third-party service providers receive and record certain of your information on our server logs, including your IP address, and from cookies, web beacons and other tracking technology. A "cookie" is a piece of data stored on your computer that is tied to information about you. Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on web pages that can be used, among other things, to count the users who visit that web page, or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing that page. Our website may also use Flash cookies that are similar to regular browser cookies. You can control browser cookies through your browser's settings. You can control Flash cookies via the Macromedia Flash application on your computer, or by going to the Macromedia Flash Player website, which allows you to view, modify, and delete Flash cookies. You may delete cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, if you do that, portions of the MSS Services may not work as intended, or at all, and your user experience of the MSS Services may be diminished.

The use of cookies by our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, and service providers is not covered by our Privacy Policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies. Our partners, affiliates, tracking utility company, and service providers use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.

How we use your personal information

We use Personal Information to:

Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share your Personal Information with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes. We may use your Personal Information to transmit information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or of interest to you and the Makeshift Society community.

We may compile the information we collect about you and use it -- in an aggregated, anonymized form only -- for any purposes.

Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use Personal Information for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to facilitate our provision of services. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.

Communications. We may send an email to the email address you provide to us to communicate with you in connection with the MSS Services, including for account management, customer service, or system maintenance.

Disclosure of your information

We may share your information:

  1. with our third-party service providers, including Teachers and payment processors;
  2. on the MSS Services;
  3. with social networking websites, at your direction;
  4. as required by law;
  5. to protect and defend our rights and property;
  6. and with your permission.

Third Party Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with our third party vendors and service providers, including Teachers and third party payment processors, retained in connection with the provision of the MSS Services. These third party providers have their own privacy policies.

Disclosure to Other Users. The content you post to the MSS Services may be displayed on the MSS Services. Other MSS Services users may have access to certain information about you, such as that information contained in comments you post on a blog post or to a message board. You should also understand that such information you provide on the public areas of the MSS Services, including your name (if provided) and location information may be accessible by and made public through syndication programs and by search engines, metasearch tools, crawlers, metacrawlers and other similar programs.

Social Networking and Other Websites. You may be allowed to post information to social networking websites through the MSS Services. Your information will not be shared with such social networking sites unless you direct us, through the MSS Services, to share your information. Use of your information by the social networking websites will be governed by their privacy policies. We have no control over their use of your information that you have shared on social networking websites.

Required Disclosures. We want to preserve our users’ privacy, but we may need to disclose your Personal Information when required by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process, (b) enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, or any Membership or Day Pass Agreement we have with you, (c) respond to claims that your Personal Information violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Makeshift Society, its members and the general public. You authorize us to disclose any and all information about you that we possess to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

Merger, Sale, or Corporate Transaction. In the event that Makeshift Society is involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to a third party provider, your information may be sold or transferred as a result of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.

In addition, we may disclosure your Personal Information with your permission to do so.

Security of your information

We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that your information is secure and protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information, including Personal Information, you provide to us.

By using the MSS Services or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate electronically with you in connection with security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the MSS Services. If we are made aware of a breach in our security systems, we may attempt to notify you electronically either by posting a notice on the MSS Services or by sending you an email, or both. In addition, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notices), please notify us at

Children's privacy

We do not knowingly solicit, collect, maintain or use information from children under 13.

International users

If you use the MSS Services, you will transfer data to the United States. By providing information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the law of the state of New York and adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with us or the MSS Services will be in accordance with the Terms of Use. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. Your use of the MSS Services acknowledges your consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Updating your information

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the MSS Services or otherwise, please send an email to, or update your Personal Information via your account preferences.

Upon your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your Personal Information from our active databases. To make this request, email Upon our receipt of your request, we will deactivate your account and remove your Personal Information as soon as commercially reasonable, in accordance with our internal policies and applicable law. However, we may retain in our files information you may have requested us to remove if, in our sole discretion, retention of your information is necessary to resolve disputes, troubleshoot technical problems or to enforce the Terms of Use or your Membership or Day Pass Agreement. Furthermore, your information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints (for example, we will not remove your information from our back up storage).

Changes to our privacy policy and practices.

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, as we may update it from time to time.

Revised Privacy Policy. Any updates to the Privacy Policy, including changes in how we collect or use your Personal Information, will be posted on this web page. A revised Privacy Policy will be in effect as of its posting date. Please bookmark this page and review this Privacy Policy periodically if you are concerned about how we collect and use your information. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide you notice and obtain your consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

Contact Information

Makeshift Society
235 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Revised: April 22, 2014


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