Effective Date: Oct. 30, 2020
We take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We collect information from you when you use the Services. The information we collect from you includes: (1) information you provide directly to us; (2) information we may collect automatically, such as through cookies; and (3) other information, such as information about your device, location information, information from social networking services, and information from other sources. The information we collect may include information that personally identifies you or can be used alone or combined with other information to identify you as an individual (“personal information”). Examples of personal information include, but are not limited to, your name, your physical or email address, and your date of birth. Please note that this policy may still apply if you elect private browsing.
Information You Provide Directly to Us
We may collect and store information you provide to us directly, including information you provide to us when you register for the Services, like your name, username, and password; records and copies of your correspondence to us (including email addresses); your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete; your search queries on the Site; SMS or text messages you send as a part of a Campaign; information you post to message boards, in chat areas; and information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
Information Collected Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we, and our third-party service providers,vendors, and advertisers may use automatic data collection technologies to collect:
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). For more information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking, please see Your Choices About Your Information.
We may aggregate automatically collected information with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. This information helps us to improve our Services and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include, but are not limited to:
For further information on tracking technologies and your choices regarding them, please see Your Choices About Your Information.
HOW WE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All non-public information you provide to us that we store is stored on secure servers behind firewalls and encrypted at-rest, as well as encrypted in transit via SSL. However, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site or through the Services or as part of our Campaigns. Any transmission of personal information, or otherwise, is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site or within the Services.
YOUR INFORMATION AND THIRD-PARTIES
We enable third parties to buy and collect personal information, user information, de-identified user information, or encrypted, non-human readable user information (such as, but not limited to hashed email addresses, desktop or mobile device identifiers, network cache information, network connection information, network session information, browser-level user agent information, device IP information, and/or other data) collected from devices of end users of the Services, for targeted advertising purposes through a variety of technologies and methods.
Some Services, including advertisements, and some Campaigns, are served by third parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or third parties, and we do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. By linking to such websites or using such third parties’ services, we are not endorsing their content or practices. We encourage you to be aware when you access any such third-party links and to read the privacy policies of each website you access. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Your Choices About Your Information.
Information We Collect from Others
We may also collect personal information about you, your online activities, and your interactions with us, our affiliates, or others. We may receive additional information about you, from sources such as advertisers who advertise on our site, our affiliates and vendors, and other commercial sources and third parties. We may also receive information from third parties that identifies your interactions with our Services across multiple devices.
Social Networking Services
We work with third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through the Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services to share our content with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, while using our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends about your use of the Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking service, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may disclose non-personal information about your use of the Services, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. Such information may include aggregate or anonymized website usage data or demographic reports.
We reserve the right, and you hereby expressly authorize us, to disclose your personal information:
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you control over your information:
Internet Based Advertising (IBA). You can exercise your online advertising choices at http://optout.aboutads.info and www.networkadvertising.org You may also opt out of receiving IBA from many sites through the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at the NAI Service, and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) at the DAA consumer choice service. The tools provided on the DAA opt-out page and NAI opt-out page are provided by third parties, and not us. We do not control or operate these tools or the choices that advertisers and others provide through these tools. Some of our third-party service providers require us to specifically list their opt-out links, and those links, as well as opt-out links for other providers we may use, are listed below. When you opt out, you may receive an “opt-out” cookie so that the network will know not to assign you new cookies in the future. You will continue to receive ads, but not behaviorally targeted ads. If you erase your browser’s cookies, you may need to perform this process again. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.
Alexa Opt-Out Link
Double Click Opt-Out Link
Facebook Opt-Out Link
Google Opt-Out Link
Google Analytics Opt-Out Link
Google Retargeting Opt-Out Link
Parsley Opt-Out Link
Piwik Opt-Out Link
Scorecardresearch Opt-Out Link
Taboola Opt-Out Link
Quantcast Opt-Out Link
Yahoo Opt-Out Link
NOTICES, DISCLOSURES, AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Your California Privacy Rights
Under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) of 2018, which took effect Jan. 1, 2020, California residents are granted four basic rights in relation to their personal information:
How We Respond to “Do Not Track” Signals
Some web browsers may transmit “do not track” signals to online services you visit. California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “do not track” browser settings. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. For more information on “do not track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Children Under the Age of 13
The Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
*SMS messaging is also commonly referred to as “text messaging” or “texting.”