Information we automatically collect
We will use such Usage Data to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the website, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party advertising networks and servers will also provide us reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked on the website in a manner that does not identify personally any individual.
Information you choose to submit
Our information sharing practices
(b) Advertisers. From time to time, we may share your Usage Data and Non-Personal Information to enable third parties who serve advertisements on the website to deliver advertisements that will be relevant to you. We will not share any such information, however, in a manner that would enable the advertiser to personally identify you.
(c) Aggregated Data. From time to time, we may share aggregated User Information with third parties. We will not share any aggregated data, however, in a manner that would enable the recipient to personally identify you.
(d) Service Providers. From time to time, we may enter into relationships with third parties who provide services to us (e.g., data management and storage services or credit card processing services). In those circumstances, we disclose User Information that is necessary for such service providers to perform those services and require that they maintain the confidentiality of such User Information.
If you identify any User Information as public, you are authorizing us to share such information publicly. For example, you may elect to make certain Shared Information (such as your alias, bio, email or photos) publicly available. Also, there may be areas of the website (e.g., comment boxes, message boards, discussion rooms, and other online forums) in which you are able to post information that will be available to all other users of the website. By choosing to use these areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access, use, and disclose any information that you post to those areas.
We may also use “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the website. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.
We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third-party advertisers and ad networks, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and services and use them in combination with our cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you.
We also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the website (e.g., sharing buttons) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable information by placing cookies on the website that will track certain performance of our website, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., in order to assist us and our service providers in better understanding the interests of our users and to better serve those interests.
We may use other companies under agreements with us to serve advertisements when you visit and use the website. These companies may collect and use click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over during your visits to the website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie, a third party web beacon and/or pixel tags to collect this information. None of them collects any personal information from your computer, such as your e-mail address. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to our cookies.
Modifying and Deleting Your Personal Information
If you would like to modify or delete from our database any User Information you previously submitted to us, please let us know by contacting us directly. Please note that any User Information that we have copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your request and that if you delete certain information you may not be able to order services in the future without re-submitting such information. Also, please note that we will maintain User Information in our database whenever we are required to do so by law.
We have implemented reasonable measures to help protect your User Information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your User Information, we cannot guarantee its security.
The website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such other website and urge you to review such practices prior to submitting any information to such websites.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Services are not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target the Services to children under the age of 13.
Controlling interest based advertising and other third party cookies
Showing advertising that is relevant to your interests on other sites. Sometimes, to improve the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns, we may extend the number of times that you see the same ad by purchasing advertising space on other sites that are deemed relevant by the advertiser. There are several ways to opt out of the process. This can be achieved by clicking on the following icon on the ad itself.In addition to the controls available on your computer, there are also other ways of controlling interest based advertising and other tracking cookies and the links to each are provided below.
- Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) “Your Online Choices” page. This allows you to control interest based advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the IAB. (http://www.youronlinechoices.com)
- Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) control page. This allows you to control behavioral advertising from each of the ad networks represented by the NAI. (http://www.aboutads.info/choices/)
- Digital Advertising Alliance’s self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising control page. (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/)