WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW DO WE USE IT?
Information You Submit Voluntarily: We may collect personal information from you, like your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to us by subscribing to a newsletter, leaving a comment, or completing a contact form. You are also able to create a user profile, which allows you to create a username/password. We will store the username, but will not be able to view your password.
Information We Collect from Others: We might receive information about you from other sources. For example, you may link your Facebook, Instagram, or other social media accounts to your user profile. If you choose to do so, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with the account.
Information We Collect Automatically: We automatically collect certain information about you and the device you use to access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed this Site. We may also collect information about actions you take on this site, such as links you click.
Cookies: We may log information using cookies. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. We may use session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience when you visit this site.
HOW YOUR INFORMATION MAY BE USED
We may use this information collected as following:
- To maintain & operate the Website;
- To create your account, identify you as a user of this Site, and personalize the Website for your account;
- To send you promo information, such as newsletters. Included in each email is the information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
- To send you administrative communications. This includes administrative emails, technical notices, confirmation emails, updates on policies, or security alerts;
- To respond to your comments/inquiries;
- To give you user support;
- To track/measure advertising on this Site;
- To protect, deter, and investigate against unauthorized or illegal activity.
HOW THIRD-PARTIES MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to do so.
Additionally, this Site may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each service provider’s use of your personal information is determined by their own respective privacy policies.
This Site currently uses the following third-party service providers:
Google Analytics – tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on this Site. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured.
Except when required by law, we will never sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent. But, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this Site to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business. This may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy/reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.
Occasionally, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for advertising, marketing, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or info collected via cookies.
PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION
If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible. To create a user profile, you must choose a username & password. You must also add your email address for profile confirmation. We will never allow your email address to be available publicly. You may also add an avatar, profile description, and a link to your website if desired.
You may also choose to link your Facebook, Instagram, or other social media accounts.
Users may see your username, profile description, avatar, and website info.
Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by this Site by using a corresponding setting of the internet browser. By doing so, users may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Already set cookies may be deleted at any time with an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all typical Internet browsers. However, if deactivated by user on the Internet browser, not all functions of our Site may be entirely usable.
Affiliate Program Participation
The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Site. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for which this site may receive commissions.
On this site, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which also may be used for advertising purposes. Newsletters may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if/when you open an email and which links you click within the email. Also, this allows this Site to adapt the content of future newsletters to user interests. This behavior will not be shared with third parties.
RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at [email protected] to be removed from our mailing list.
Access – You may access the personal info we have about you by submitting a request to [email protected]
Amend – You may contact us at [email protected] to change or update your personal information.
Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to [email protected]
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, to finish transactions, or when required by law.
SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
This Site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that this Site has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at [email protected] and we will use our best efforts to quickly remove this information from our records.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
Mediavine partners with the following data processors:
Last updated: June 18, 2020.