Last modified: August 16, 2018
What Information We Collect
We collect information you provide to us when using our Properties. For example, you may elect to submit your email address to us when you sign up for our mailing list, or we may collect and store your email in the event that you contact us via email. We also collect technical information to gather anonymous, aggregated demographic information about your interaction with the Properties. This information includes:
Traffic Data: Traffic data is helpful for marketing purposes and for improving your experience on the Properties. When you visit our Properties, we may automatically track and collect the following categories of information: (1) web beacons; (2) log files; (3) domain servers; (4) types of devices accessing the Properties; and (5) types of web browsers used to access the Properties (collectively “Traffic Data”). We may also use “cookies” to collect Traffic Data in order to customize content specific to your interests and make your navigation of our Properties easier during subsequent visits.
Cookies: A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your hard drive that enables us to store your preferences. Once placed on your device’s hard drive, the cookie will remain there until you remove it. We may place a cookie on your device’s hard drive so we can recognize you as a return user to personalize and improve your experience on our Properties. We may also use temporary or “session” cookies to help you learn more about and/or order our services.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but please note that you may at any point in time change your browser settings to stop receiving new cookies or request to be asked each time whether you wish a cookie to be installed onto your hard drive. If you reject our cookies, you may still access our Properties, but some features may not work properly on your device or may prompt you to provide additional forms of authentication during your session.
Web Beacons: Web beacons (also known as “web bugs”) are small strings of code that provide a method of delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an e-mail message for the purpose of transferring data. We may use web beacons (or clear GIFs) on our Properties or include them in the e-mail messages we send you. We may use web beacons for many purposes, including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising e-mail auditing and reporting, and personalization. Information gathered through web beacons may be linked to your personal information.
IP Addresses: An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number assigned to each device on a network to identify your device every time you log on to the Internet. We may keep track of IP addresses to troubleshoot technical concerns and to maintain safety and security. In addition, we may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Properties, track traffic patterns, and gather demographic information for aggregate use.
Log Files: We may collect information in the form of log files that record website activity and gather statistics about web users’ browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously and help us determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Properties, which pages are visited, and other similar data (a.k.a., “navigational data”). We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your information for the following reasons or in the following ways:
- to deliver our Properties;
- to deliver products and services that you request, including our e-newsletters;
- to respond to your questions and comments and provide user support;
- to advertise and market our products and services or those products and services of third parties;
- to tailor services to suit your personal interests and the manner in which you use the Properties;
- to analyze and enhance our marketing communications and strategies;
- to analyze trends and statistics regarding the user experience when visiting the Properties;
- to comply with the law; and
- as otherwise disclosed at the time personal information is collected.
We do not use automatic decision-making (i.e., making decisions solely by automated means without any human involvement) or profiling (i.e., automated processing of personal information to evaluate certain aspects of an individual).
How We Share Your Information
We share your personal information with the following third parties:
- Third parties that provide services on our behalf, such as website analytics, hosting of microsites, or social media moderation services;
- Third parties who provide products and services we think will interest you;
- With third parties for use in connection with business activities;
- With other third parties for their direct marketing purposes;
- As part of a corporate sale, merger, or acquisition, or other transfer of all or part of our assets including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding;
- Pursuant to a subpoena, court order, governmental inquiry, or other legal process or as otherwise required by law, or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties; or
- With your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.
We may share anonymous, aggregated demographic information without restriction.
We may also work with third parties that collect information about your use of the website and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes. We use Google Analytics, Unity Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Properties and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses information when you use our Properties, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Links to Third Party Sites and Services
The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public. Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any accounts you create and use.
If you submit your information to join our mailing list, then you may choose to unsubscribe from any future communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” feature within the e-mail communications we send, if any, or by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
If you do not want us to use your information, or if at any time you wish to update your information, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to remove a user from our mailing list at any time, in our sole discretion.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may request that we provide to you: (i) a list of the categories of personal information about you that we have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the calendar year preceding your request; (ii) the names and addresses of such third parties; and (iii) if the nature of the third parties’ businesses cannot reasonably be determined from their names, examples of the products or services marketed, if known to us, sufficient to give you a reasonable indication of the nature of the third parties’ businesses.
To submit your request, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
This section applies to users of our Properties from the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
We process personal information with your consent (e.g., when we ask whether you agree to us using your personal information for a specific purpose). On other occasions, we may process personal information when it needs to do this to fulfil a contract (for example, to deliver the services) or where required to do this by law.
If necessary, we may also process personal information when it is in our legitimate interests to do this (e.g., for customer service or to prevent fraud) and when these interests are not overridden by your data protection rights.
Please be aware that the personal information we collect may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, country, or other jurisdiction, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your location. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store personal information in the United States.
You have a right to the following:
- To request access to the personal information we hold about you;
- To request that we rectify or erase your personal information;
- To request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal information;
- Under certain circumstances, to receive personal information about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal information directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and
- Where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal information.
To exercise these rights, contact us using the “Contact Us” section below. Please be aware that we may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.
Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
We will process and store your information only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of information is the respective statutory retention period or consistent with our internal data retention practices. After expiration of that period, the corresponding information is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
For any reason and at any time, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.