1. Information We Collect On the Website
Information You Provide To Us
When you register for an account through the Website and/or solicit Content at or through the Website, we may ask you to provide your email address and certain other information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you personally (such as your name, telephone number, mailing address, zip code and/or other profile-related information) (herein “Personal Information”). We may also collect certain Personal Information from you when you request information or materials from us or participate in other features and services available on the Website or otherwise communicate or interact with us. We may combine supplemental information we collect about you with Personal Information about you and we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
Information We Collect Automatically
Whenever you visit or interact with the Website, we and/or our service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively track or collect information about how the Website and/or the Content, including your account, are accessed and used (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, device type, operating system, the page served, the time, the preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the Website and/or the Content, as well as email deliveries, email opens and email click-throughs. This statistical data provides us with information about the use of the Website and/or the Content, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on the Website, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. This information helps us keep the Website fresh and interesting to our visitors and tailor content to a visitor’s interests. We may associate Usage Information with you as a specific and identifiable person and will treat that as Personal Information.
We may also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device (collectively, “Device”) you use to access the Website. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a website or its servers, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. We may use a Device Identifier to, among other things, administer the Website and/or the Content, including your account, help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze trends, track users’ web page movements, help identify you, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The technologies used on the Website to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, include but are not limited to:
Cookies. Cookies are data files placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Website. We and our service providers may place cookies or similar files on your Device for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation and/or to personalize your experience while visiting the Website and/or using the Content, including your account. Cookies allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as browser type, time spent on the Website and pages visited. Cookies allow us to select which of our features, products and services are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on Website. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; or set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies. However, in such event the offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.
Pixel tags. A pixel tag is a transparent graphic image (sometimes called a clear GIP, transparent GIF, web bug, web beacon or tracking beacon) placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed. In addition, a pixel tag may tell your browser to get content from another server. The pixel tags on the Website are set only by companies we work with and supervise.
Email Data. We may track email that you open and links that you click within emails you receive from us. Log Data. Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Website. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with links on the Website, may also be included in Log Data.
Third Party Personal Information. The Website may include an “email a friend” type feature, which allows a user to email content to a third party. We will use the email address of that person for purposes of emailing that content to that person and may contact that person.
2. How We Use the Information We Collect
3. Email Addresses
We reserve the right to sell or share your email address to or with third parties, including under the following circumstances:
- We may sell or share your email address with other companies affiliated with us or which are commonly controlled by or with us.
- We are always seeking to improve the Website, the Content and our business. If we are sold, merged or substantially all of our assets are otherwise transferred to another entity, your email address may be transferred as part of that transaction.
- We may sell, rent or share your email address in connection with any other commercial transaction as we determine to be appropriate from time to time.
- While we strive to protect the email addresses of our users, we may disclose your email address if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity, or if it believes in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect our rights or property or our affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
4. Sharing of Information
Content Sponsors. We may also make certain of your Personal Information and Usage Information available as part of periodic reports or summaries or as statistical data, to third parties who sponsor content on the Website (each a “Content Sponsor”). Our agreements with its Content Sponsors do not preclude the Content Sponsor from using this information to contact you via common methods of communication, but do prohibit disclosure of the information to any third party other than employees or agents of the Content Sponsor for the permitted communications.
Disclosure of Aggregated Information. We may provide summary reports to our Content Sponsors, based on our analysis of data, which may include a description of activity levels by aggregated sponsored subscribers on the Website. We may also disclose aggregated subscriber statistics in order to describe our services to prospective Content Sponsors and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Legal Disclosure. We may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address), to third parties to comply with a legal obligation; when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; to verify or enforce the Terms or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to the Website or the public.
For California Residents. The following only applies to California residents. We may from time to time share your Personal Information and Usage Information with one or more companies affiliated with or commonly controlled by us and with our sponsors (including Content Sponsors), partners, advertisers or other third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information and Usage Information with such third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please let us know by contacting us by email at email@example.com. Your opt-out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date on which we receive it.
5. Information We Receive From Third Parties
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from us, that website may submit to us your email address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. You may also choose to participate in a third party application or feature (such as one of our Facebook or Twitter applications or a similar application or feature on a third party website) through which you allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information such as lists of your friends, “likes”, comments you have shared, groups and location. In addition, we may receive information about you if other users of a third party website give us access to their profiles and you are one of their “connections” or information about you is otherwise accessible through your “connections’” web page, profile page, or similar page on a social networking or other third party website or interactive service. We may also receive information about you from our Content Sponsors or from prospective Content Sponsors.
We may also supplement the information we collect about you through the Website with outside records from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. We may combine the information we receive from these third parties with information we collect through the Website. In those cases, we will apply this Privacy Statement to any Personal Information received, unless we have disclosed otherwise.
6. Your Choice and Access
You may always direct us not to share your Personal Information and Usage Information with third parties, not to use your Personal Information or Usage Information to provide you with information or offers, or not to send you newsletters, emails or other communications by: (i) sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or (ii) following the removal instructions in the communication that you receive. Your opt-out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date on which we receive it.
If you wish to modify, verify, correct, or delete any of your Personal Information collected through the Website and/or the Content, you may edit your subscriber information or contact us at the above address or email. In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted through the Website and/or the Content. We are under no obligation to store such Personal Information indefinitely and disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of such Personal Information. In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons. Finally, please be aware that we do not control certain privacy settings and preferences maintained by our social media partners like Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to make changes to those settings and preferences, you may do so by visiting the settings page of the appropriate social media site.
7. Users Must Be At Least 13 Years Old
The Website and the Content are not directed to any person under the age of 13 and we do not direct targeted advertising to any person under the age of 13. Moreover, we do not knowingly collect, use and/or disclose personally identifiable information from any person under the age of 13. If we determine upon collection that a user is under the age of 13, we will not use or maintain his/her Personal Information without the parent/guardian’s consent, in accordance with the United States Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and the regulations promulgated thereunder. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.
8. Security of Your Information
We take information security seriously and use certain reasonable security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information. We use secure server software over a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) line in an effort to protect any credit card and PayPal® account information. This encrypts all of your Personal Information, including your financial information, to prevent unauthorized access to it as it travels through our ordering system. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Website and provide us with your information at your own risk.
9. Other Sites
The Website may contain links to other sites that we do not own or operate. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors (including Content Sponsors) and/or partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding or co-marketing agreement. We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices. These other sites may send their own cookies to your Device, they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. You should also independently assess the authenticity of any site which appears or claims that it is one of our sites (including those linked to through an email or social networking page).
10. Consent to Processing and Transfer of Information
The Website and the Content are governed by and operated in, and in accordance with the laws of, the United States, and are intended for the enjoyment of residents of the United States. We make no representation that the Website and the Content are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of any other nation. Given that we are an international business, our use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By accessing or using the Website and/or the Content, or providing us with any other information, you (a) acknowledge that the Website and the Content are subject to the laws of the United States, (b) consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen, and (c) waive any claims that may arise under those laws.
12. Contact Us
13. No Legal, Tax or Financial Advice - Disclaimer
We are not a law firm and are not permitted to engage in the practice of law. Moreover, we are not an accounting firm or financial or tax advisor. As a consequence, we cannot provide legal, tax or financial advice and our employees cannot act and are not acting in any manner as your attorney, accountant or financial advisor. No communication with us is privileged. We are prohibited from providing any kind of advice, explanation, opinion, or recommendation to you about possible legal, tax, or financial rights, remedies, defenses, options or implications. The information, content and materials available at or through the Website and/or any Content are for general informational purposes only, and is not and should not be construed as legal, tax or financial advice on any subject matter.
You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information, content or materials included in the Website and/or any Content without seeking appropriate advice on your particular facts and circumstances from professional advisors in your state. We expressly disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the information, contents or materials available at or through the Website and/or any Content.