Last updated: July 14, 2015
Information Company Collects
Company will collect the following types of personal information from you (“Information”):
- Your full name, username, phone number, address and/or e-mail address, zip code, date of birth, and other personally identifiable information when you send us a Submission or certain other Content for publication to be featured on the Site.
- Your username when you post any Content onto the Site.
- All Content included in a Submission or otherwise posted or uploaded onto the Site.
- Communications between you and us, such as Service-related emails, and communications between you and other Users.
- Your web browser, operating system and IP address.
Company may choose to store and process Information in the United States or any other country in which Company or its agents maintain facilities. By using the Site and the Service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country, where data protection laws may be different. Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to any duty to permanently store any Information you may provide. By using the Site or the Service and providing us with Information, you waive any claims that may arise under your own or any other local or national laws, rules or regulations or international treaties.
Use of Information
Disclosure of Information
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company reserves the right, and you authorize Company, to share or disclose your Information, including, without limitation, any content, records or electronic communications of any kind, when Company determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of your Information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if:
- you are interfering with Company’s or a third party’s rights or property;
- you are violating any applicable law, rule or regulation;
- necessary or required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
- necessary or required for purposes of public importance; and/or
- requested by governmental authorities in the event of any investigation, act of terrorism or instance of local, regional or national emergency.
Security; Protecting Your Information
Collection of Information by Third Parties
At times, reputable third parties may present or serve the advertisements, provide us with data collection, reporting and ad response measurement, as well as assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit, or set their own cookies. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy statement.
Cookies and Other Technical Information
We, our third party service providers, and our partners may send “Cookies” to your computer or use similar technologies to enhance your online experience at our Site and across the Internet. “Cookies” are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through the Service and/or other networks or sites. Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). We may also use “Web beacons” (also known as pixel tags and clear GIFs) that monitor your use of our Site. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.
On their own, Cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/Web beacons.
Links to Third Party Content
Our Policy Towards Children
At various places on the Site or when submitting or otherwise posting certain Content thereto, we may ask Users for their age. By using the Site and the Service you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) (e.g., information that would allow anyone to locate children under thirteen (13) online or offline, such as full name, email address, home address, phone number, etc.). Children under the age of thirteen (13) are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any Information or Content on the Site. If you are under thirteen (13) years of age, then please do not use or access the Site or the Service at any time or in any manner. If Company learns that Information of persons under the age of thirteen (13) years has been collected without verified parental consent, then Company will take the appropriate steps to delete this Information.
Changes to this Policy
Special Notice to California Residents
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we disclosed their personal information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the categories of personal information disclosed to those third parties. To make such a request, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to submit the request (including in the Subject line the words “California Third Party List Request”). Please note that Company is only required to respond to one request per customer each year. Company is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the e-mail address listed above.
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