Effective Date: May 1, 2018
WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED AND STORED?
We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Website: Personal Information and Other Information. Personal Information is information that you supply to us, as described more fully below, i.e., when you use our Services, sign up to receive our newsletter, upload content, participate in a community, or provide your e-mail address to us. Personal Information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, among other things, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, credit card, billing and contact information. Other Information includes information that may include tracking and usage information about your location, demographics, use of the Website and the Internet.
As a general matter, you can browse the Website without submitting Personal Information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us or our agents with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.
Registration for an account on the Website
Registration for an event sponsored by us
Profile information that You provide for Your user profile
Social media information that you authorize
Certain location data, as described below
Uploading Content to the Website
Submitting an application to work for us
Participation in surveys, contests, or sweepstakes
Sign up to receive newsletters or other information via email, text or instant message from us
Request for customer service, support requests or other assistance
Website related communications, e.g. account verification; technical notification
Participation in communities, commenting to blog entries and participation in other forums
Submission of content or other data and information on any part of the Website that permits it
Any other place on the Website where you knowingly volunteer personal information
In addition, when you interact with the Website, we may collect certain information and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Website (“Other Information”).
Generally, we collect and store the following categories of Other Information:
Non-identifiable demographic data such as age, gender, and five digit zip code as part of collecting personal information
Device information about your computer, browser, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Website. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
Additional “traffic data” and log files such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
Other information regarding your use of the Website, including Cookies from third party providers such as Google and Facebook (see below)
Collection of Your Source IP Address/Location Information
We collect and store location information about you on the Website and associated with your account that you volunteer on the Website. We may collect and store your device’s source IP address which may disclose the location of your device at the time you access the Website.
Collection of Personal Information From or Through Social Media Sites or Using Your Social Media Logon
When you interact with any Service Provider page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Pinterest, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms. If you publish your social media profile on our Service, we may collect personal information that you make available as part of that profile. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MONITOR PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT IS SHARED WITH US.
Collection of Information From Other Sources
We also may collect information about you that we may receive from other sources or from our offline interactions with you to, among other things, enable us to verify, update information contained in our records and to better customize the Website and our services for you.
Collection of Personal and Other Information Through Surveys and Promotions
Third-party ad serving companies and other unaffiliated advertisers may also display advertisements on our Website. As part of their service, they may place a separate cookie on your computer or utilize other data collection and tracking technologies, to collect information such as your IP address, browser type, the server your computer is logged onto, the area code and zip code associated with your server, and whether you responded to a particular advertisement. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies, how they may be used, or the information they may collect and we are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of those third parties. Please visit the sites of those businesses at the links above to review their privacy policies. We may add or change the list of third party ad servers from time to time and we encourage you to check this section for changes. You can learn more about online advertising at www.aboutads.info/consumers.
Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings for Apple, Android or Windows devices, see:
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Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Website, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.
How Do We Use Your Information?
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Website. We may use your Personal and Other Information in the following ways:
To provide the Website and other services to you as you request
To upload your content to our Website as you request
To permit you to update, edit, and manage your content on our Website
To communicate with you about your account or transactions with us (including service related announcements) and send you information about features and enhancements on our Website
To communicate with you about changes to our policies
To communicate with you about your comment to a blog post
To personalize content and experiences on our Website, including providing you reports, recommendations and feedback based on your preferences
To disclose anonymized Personal Information to disclose statistics and analytics and other details regarding the use of our Website
To optimize or improve our products, services and operations
To automatically update the Website on your device
To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
To perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website
Use of Your Location Information
Specifically, we use your location information to:
Personalize content on our Website, including providing you reports, recommendations and feedback based on your preferences
Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website
Combination of Your Personal Information
We may use the information from one portion of the Website on other portions of the Website or elsewhere in our network of websites, apps, and other interactive features, or in reports and analysis, all of which are owned and operated by us, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Website into a single customer record or analysis or report. We also use and/or combine information that we collect off-line or we collect or receive from third party sources to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of your records.
Who Do We Provide Your Information To?
We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, push notifications, storage, bandwidth, content management tools, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Website.
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Website or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection.
What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?
We are concerned about ensuring the security of your Personal Information. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your device to our servers. Personal Information collected by our Website are stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose your Personal Information to you. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS REGARDING DISCLOSURE OF THE TYPE INFORMATION DESCRIBED HEREIN.
How Can We Transfer Your Personal Information?
How Long Do We Keep Your Information?
Following termination or deactivation of your account, we, our Clients, Affiliates, and./or service providers may retain information (including your profile information) and user Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes. If you have any questions about termination or deactivation of your account, please contact us directly at email@example.com.
What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?
Changes to This Policy
WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES AND HOW DO YOU OPT-OUT?
We believe you should have choices about the collection, use and sharing of your information. Although you cannot opt-out of all data collection when you visit our Website, you can limit the collection, use and sharing of your personally identifiable information.
Collection of Personal Information. All personally identifiable information is provided on a voluntary basis. If you do not want us to collect such information, you should not submit it to the Website. However, doing so will restrict your ability to access some content and use some of the functionality of the Website.
Emails and Other Communications. If you would like to alter the type of communications you receive from us, including opting out of promotional communications from us, you may do so at any time by updating the communication preferences specified in your account profile through the Website. Please note that this may affect your ability to access certain products and services, and we may continue to send non-promotional communications such as staffing confirmations, surveys, and other information about your use of the Service. If you refer others to us using our email functionality, please note that they may choose not to receive any promotional emails from us in the future by following the opt-out instructions in the email invitation.
Please note that while you may opt out of online behavioral advertising and other targeted advertising served by participating companies through Website you may still see other types of advertising on the Website, it just may not be as relevant or targeted to your interests.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information. You can submit a request to delete stored Personal Information if you have used the Website.Be advised that we may not be able to delete your Personal Information without also deleting any associated user account. You will not be permitted to examine the Personal Information of any other person or entity and may be required to provide us with Personal Information to verify your identity prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete Personal Information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits individuals who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.