Effective Date: December 23, 2021
- INFORMATION COLLECTION.
We collect the following categories of information about you when you visit and use our Website or participate in our Surveys or other promotions:
(a) Personal Information. Your name, address, telephone number(s), mobile numbers and email address, employment status or other unique information you provide to us during the registration process, through our online surveys or through the course of communicating with us for any reason.
(b) Demographic Information. This includes your zip code, mobile phone carrier, age, gender, salary range, education, marital status, occupation, military service, industry of employment, personal and online interests. If you can be personally identified through this information, it is Personal Information.
(c) Our Website. We track and record the pages, articles and ads you visit on our website, what services or products you access or order, information about your computer hardware and software, including your IP address, general geographic location of the computer or device you are using, browser preference, operating system other websites you visit. When we can identify you personally, through the use of this information, it is Personal Information.
(d) Third-Party Information. We may collect personal and non-personal information about you from a third-party which may include personal, demographic, and technology information. This includes, information found in cookies or persistent identifiers, and email opt-in records. We may not have access or control over these cookies and other tracking devices as they are owned and used by unaffiliated parties including advertisers, networks, ISPs, analytics consultants, or social media networks. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies and practices of these parties.
(e) Technology Information. We automatically collect you IP address, browser type, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data from cookies, web beacons or other technology.
(f) No Information Collected from Children. We will never knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under the age of 16. If we accidentally do collect such information, we delete the same upon notice.
2. COLLECTION THROUGH WEBSITE TECHNOLOGY.
We, our vendors, networks, ISP(s) and supporting advertisers use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and java scripts to collect information about you. Using these technologies, we collect your IP addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this to analyze trends, monitor and update our Website, ease of movements through our Website and gather demographic information about our user base, as a whole, to attract advertising on our Website. We may create reports or logs based on these technologies on an individual or aggregated basis. California residents should be advised we do not respond to do not track signals or cookies.
(a) Cookies. If enabled, cookies store small amounts of information on your computer about actions you take on our Website. This helps us track which of our features you visit most often, and what content you view and keep track of the number of return visits. We accumulate and aggregate statistical information generally pertaining to our Website, to market our website and deliver specific content to you based on your past viewing history. You can modify or disable cookies, but our Website may not function properly for you. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com/faq/.
(d) Web Beacons. We use web beacons to collect information about your visit to our Website, measure and improve the effectiveness of advertisements and track delivery of advertising. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of page view, as well as a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also use Web beacons in email messages sent to you. This allows us to determine if you opened or acted upon the email message. Because Web beacons are the same as any other content request, you cannot opt-out or refuse them. However, they can be rendered ineffective by either opting-out of cookies or changing the cookie setup in your browser.
3. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED.
(a) We use the information to provide you with the services and/or products you have requested. We may share your information with a third-party to provide such services or products. We do not control the privacy practices of third-parties. Please contact the third-party with any questions about their privacy practices.
(b) We use the information to respond to any questions you have, operate and improve the functionality of our Website, and deliver the products and services. We use the information for testing, research, analysis and product or marketing development. Our services include the display of personalized products, content, and advertising, relating to your experience and interests. This includes maintaining and improving the safety, security and integrity of our Website, databases and technology assets.
(c) We use the information to provide other promoted campaigns, products and services to you that might be of interest to you. Other parties will use the information we share to provide you with their services and products. We also use the information to respond to your questions concerns or requests.
4. SHARING AND SALE OF INFORMATION.
(a) Generally. All information, including the personal information, may be used for any purpose we deem appropriate and may be given or disclosed to our affiliates, partners, vendors, advertisers, licensees and third-parties. You agree that when you disclose personal information (name, email address, zip code) on or in connection with your use of our Website, Survey’s or promotions, such information can be monitored, collected used and shared by us or others and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or third-parties.
(b) Website Functionality. We share all categories of information set out in this policy with third-party Service Providers we employ to perform technical or analytical functions on our behalf. Examples include third-parties who host our Website, analyze our data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service.
(d) Anonymized information. We share aggregated anonymous information about you, combined with Service Providers and other third-party vendors and clients for their analysis, promotion, and marketing. This includes demographic information and behavioral information.
(e) Legal Process. We disclose your information, if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a governmental entity, or if we believe 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.
(f) Acquisition or Merger. We may disclose and transfer your information to a third-party who acquires any or all of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In the event we become the subject of an insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our liquidator, administrator, receiver or administrative receiver may sell, license or otherwise dispose of, such information in a transaction approved by the court.
5. THIRD-PARTY COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION.
(b) Links. For your convenience, our Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to websites owned by third-parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We do not operate or control any information, software, products or services, available on these third-party websites. The inclusion of a link on our Website does not imply any endorsement of the services, products or website, or its sponsoring organization.
(c) Analytics. As described above, we use Service Providers to monitor, analyze and report on the traffic to, from and within our Website and email messages.
(d) Disclaimer to Third-Party Collection and Use. Our Website offers links to other websites, including links embedded in advertisements and links to various news sources not under our control. These other websites may have information policies and practices different from ours. In addition, certain companies associated with our Website have their own privacy policies. We do not own or control such companies and websites and are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of websites.
(e) Storage and Security of Information. We use reasonable industry-accepted technology and controls to protect your information and data from disclosure to unauthorized third-parties. Although mostly effective to prevent disclosure, no guarantee can be given that all information you provide to us will not be accessed by unauthorized persons. Thus, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Any transmission of data to use or through our Website is at your own risk.
(g) Opting Out. If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information or newsletters from us, simply click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or write us at [email protected].
5. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS.
(b) The CCPA requires we give their residents notice of the following rights:
(i) Right to Know. You have the right to: (i) the categories of personal information we have collected about you; (ii) the categories of sources from which personal information is collected; (iii) the business or commercial purpose for the information collection; (iv) the categories of third-parties with whom we have shared personal information; and (v) the specifics of personal information we hold about an individual.
(ii) Right to Deletion. California residents have a right to request the deletion of their Personal Information collected or maintained it in the past twelve (12) months. There are certain exemptions to this, such as legal compliance or to complete a transaction and document that transaction or security incidents; protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity (or prosecute those responsible); debug to identify and repair functionality errors; exercise or ensure the right of another to exercise free speech or other legal right or comply with a legal obligation.
(iii) Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information. You have the right to opt-out of any sale of your Personal Information unless you are requesting a product or service, this is an exemption from this right, and we will process your request. But you have the right to cease all further sale of your Personal Information.
(iv) Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of a Consumer’s Privacy Rights. You have a right and we will not undertake any discriminatory treatment against you, if you exercise the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
AGENCY. You may authorize another person or company to exercise your right. We will require any agent of yours to have your authority for the agency to be in writing and signed by you. We will verify with you that this is your agent before providing any information or taking any action.
RESPONSE TIME AND RESPONSE FORMAT. We make every effort to respond within the forty-five (45) days allowed by the law. If there is a delay, we will let you know. We deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding your request. The response we provide will also explain the reasons why we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. We will provide our response in a manner that is readily usable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance to you.