Two Types of Information Collected
We will refer, in this document, to two types of information: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. “Personally Identifiable Information” (also abbreviated to “PII”) is information that can be traced to your identity (e.g., name, address, phone number, etc.). “Non-Personally Identifiable Information” (also abbreviated to “NPI”) is all other such information that cannot be traced to your identity.
We strongly believe in protecting the privacy rights of our users. Thus, it is important that we clearly describe (i) what PII we collect; (ii) with whom/how we share your PII; and (iii) how you can limit our sharing of your PII. In short, we are committed to your privacy.
Social media registration features may collect your IP address, the page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website.
You can disassociate your registration from third-party accounts at any time.
Information That We Collect and How We Use It
Personally Identifiable Information, Generally: Through our Site, we may collect your name, phone number, and email address.
Web Beacons: We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also employ software technology known as “web beacons” and/or “tracking tags” to help us keep track of what content on our Site is effective and to serve relevant advertising to you. Web beacons are small graphics, embedded in web pages and/or emails, with a unique identifier. These items are used to track online activity including, without limitation, to count visitors to our Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened, or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts: We and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics, and service providers may also employ software technology known as an “embedded script.” An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you leave the Site.
Do Not Track Services: Your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online service you visit. We do not alter our practices when we receive a “do not track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “do not track,” you may visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: The Site may automatically collect NPI from your web browser or mobile device (e.g., how you arrived at/left our Site, your IP address, web provider, browser type, mobile device/computer operating system). We use all of this information to analyze trends among our users to help improve our Site and services offered.
Disclosures: Additionally, we may disclose your information: (i) in response to a subpoena, court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement agencies; (ii) to defend against legal claims; (iii) when we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activity, fraud or wrongdoing; (iv) to protect the rights, property, and safety of our company, users, employees or others; (v) to enforce any agreement to which we are a party; (vi) in the event of a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, merger, or consolidation; or (vii) as otherwise required by law.
The previous paragraphs notwithstanding, we will not disclose your PII or NPI, and all of the information collected is used solely for analytical purposes connected to the operation of the Site. The following provides more specific details:
Service Providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the services provided through the Site, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, analytics and online advertising, payment processing, fraud detection and improvement of our features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site is used. These third parties may have access to your Personally Identifiable Information in order to perform these tasks on our behalf.
Legal Purposes: We will share information with government agencies as required by law, including without limitation, in connection with reporting earnings. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), at the request of governmental authorities or other third parties conducting an investigation, to protect the property and rights of ours or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, fraudulent, unethical or legally actionable activity. We may also use device identifiers to identify our users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties at our discretion.
Third Party Analytics Providers
We work with network advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers and other vendors to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Site, including pages viewed and the actions taken when visiting the Site; to serve our advertisements on other web sites, within mobile apps and elsewhere online; and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Site and the effectiveness of our advertisements. Our service providers may collect certain information about your visits to and activity on the Site as well as other websites or services, they may set and access their own tracking technologies on your device (including cookies and web beacons), and may use that information to show you targeted advertisements. Some of these parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information when you visit the Site or other online websites and services. We may also share certain NPI with these parties in connection with the services they provide to us.
You may opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in our emails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your use of the Site (for example, administrative and service announcements) via email and other means and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you opt-out from receiving marketing communications.
Children Accessing the Site or Our Products
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 18, as this is meant to be a general audience service and our products and website are not intended for the use of such children. Should it be revealed to us that we have inadvertently collected information from children under the age of 18, then we will take reasonable measures to eliminate such data from our servers.
International Transfers of Information
Links to Third Party Sites
Our Service contains links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit Personal Information from you. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Retention of Personal Information
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information. See below for instructions with regard to accessing and/or correcting your personal information on record with us. If you opt-out of receiving marketing emails, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remove your PII from our database.
How to Access and/or Correct Your Personal Data
You have the following data protection rights:
You can request access, correction, updates or deletion of your personal information.
You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.)
To exercise any of these rights, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your request to change, correct, or delete your information within a reasonable timeframe and notify you of the action we have taken
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine the Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with us, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
If you have questions with regard to your data and its use on this site, you may contact us at the following email address: email@example.com
Or the following mailing address: