Notice Concerning Children
We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 13, we will delete any personal information as soon as possible.
What basic information do we collect?
We receive and store information you enter on our Site. When you visit our Site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and that can identify you and website use information that is collected automatically on an aggregate basis as you and others browse the Site.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide. In order for you to access certain premium services and to purchase products that we offer via the Site, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) contact data, such as your name, mailing address, and e-mail address (the “Contact Data”); (2) financial data, such as your account or credit card number, cardholder name, expiration date, authentication code, billing address and any information related to method and choice of payment that we may offer you the option to save on our Site (the “Financial Data”); (3) demographic data, such as your zip code, age, and income (the “Demographic Data”); and (4) any information provided in any communication if you choose to communicate with us by e-mail, post messages or recommendations to any of our social media groups or accounts, submit editorial content, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries.
Traffic Data Collected. We automatically track and collect the following categories of information from your computer or Device when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site and we may also collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, pages visited and searches made (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site.
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Location Information and Other Information from Devices. If in the future an Application is made available to you, when you use that Application on a Device, we will collect and use information about you in generally similar ways and for similar purposes as when you use the Site. In addition, we may collect information about your location if you have instructed your Device to send such informationto the Application via the privacy settings on that Device, or if you have uploaded photos tagged with location information. We may use any such location information to provide you with advertising and content to enhance your use of the Application. You may choose to turn off the functionality to share location information with theApplication by changing the privacy settings on your Device. However, this may affect certain features of an Application. Any questions about the privacy settings on your Device should be directed to themanufacturer of your Device or your mobile service provider.
What do we do with information we collect?
Sharing information with third parties. We share certain categories of information we collect from you in the ways described in this Policy. We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis. Sponsors may include traffic tracking links in their sponsored posts for the purpose of tracking the effectiveness of their advertising investment. We also share Contact Data and Financial Data with our business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as hosting, billing, fulfillment, or data storage and security) related to our operation of the Site. Those business partners use your Contact Data and other Personal Information to carry out their specific business obligations to us and are not permitted to use or share the information for any other purpose. We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us or any of our subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the rights or property of users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
Sale of information. As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets..
Access to information. Unfortunately, we do not maintain any procedures for you to review or request changes to the information that we collect about you, except that you may request that we remove all information about you from our database by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, however, that we may retain in our files some information associated with your account and past transactions for purposes including, but not limited to, backups, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations and compliance with legal requirements. After you close an account, you will no longer be able to sign in or access the sections of the Site restricted to members. You may, however, open a new account at any time.
We employ reasonable security measures to protect against the theft, misuse, and alteration of the Personal Information under our control. However, no Internet, mobile or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email or user generated content sent to the Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should be careful in deciding what information you send to us through an Internet connection or mobile device. Personal Information contained in your member profile may only be accessible through your valid username and password. You are responsible to maintain your user name and password and not share these with anyone else. We are not responsible for any breaches of a member’s profile and access to their Personal Information which is attributed to lost or stolen member names and passwords. In the event that you inadvertently disclosure your member name and password, you are advised to change your password as soon as you become aware of such disclosure.
Website Areas Beyond Our Control
Public ONLINE FORUMS, FORUMS or GROUP DISCUSSIONS. The Site may include interactive forums, group discussions and/or links to social media forums for visitors to post their editorial comments or experiences. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in or from these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information. While we do not actively mine for Personal Information disseminated in such discussions and forums, we will be storing the content and therefore we will collect such information indirectly. Although we do not monitor the exchange of Personal Information that users disclose to such other users in forums and group discussions, such data may be mined by third parties, including other users and our advertisers, as such data is considered publicly accessible. Further, while the Company does not give advertisers direct access to Personal Information, except as otherwise may be provided in this Policy, our advertisers may be able to determine a user’s identity from such public postings and link it to their Personal Information.
WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU AGAINST USING YOUR REAL NAME AS YOUR “USER NAME” ON THE SITE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN FORUMS OR GROUP DISCUSSIONS WITH ANYONE YOU DO NOT KNOW. POSTINGS TO FORUMS AND GROUP DISCUSSION WILL BE SEARCHABLE BY MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES AND WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMATION OR POSTINGS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR TRUE IDENTITY. IN ADDITION, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU NOT TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH ANY OTHER USER UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM PERSONALLY, BECAUSE WE DO NOT SCREEN OUR USERS’ BACKGROUNDS AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A USER’S PERSONAL SAFETY OR PREDATORY CONDUCT BY OTHER USERS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY RELATED YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY OR THE PREDATORY CONDUCT BY OTHER USERS.
Third Party Websites. The Site may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel free to send us an email at email@example.com.
By using this Site, you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information as described in this Policy.
Updates and Changes
We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.