Last revised: April 2015
Information We Collect:
We collect information about you from a variety of sources, including:
o Information you provide to us directly through the Properties, such as when you fill out a registration form.
o Information automatically collected when you visit or use our Properties, such as information on how you were referred to our site and what pages you visited.
How Your Information Is Used and/or Disclosed:
o With our third party service providers that assist or support our business
operations, such as research, marketing and technology.
o With our affiliates for research, analysis, marketing and other purposes. o In an aggregated form that cannot identify you.
o If all or part of our business is sold to another company.
o To protect and defend our or other parties’ rights, safety and property. o When required by law and/or government authorities.
o We may collect personal information through your use of the Properties, such as when you register for our Properties, subscribe to receive our communications, update your account information, make purchases, contact us with questions or comments, and use of social media platforms.
o This personal information can include data attributes like your full name, username, password, email address, telephone number, physical or billing mail addresses, company name, title and other information you may provide to us. It may also include other personally-identifiable information we have collected from you, such as your purchasing and browsing behavior. If you have contacted us on behalf of a business or other entity, we may also collect your work contact information and details about your business or entity that you provide to us.
o In some instances, we may combine non-personal information with personal
information, such as combining your name with your geographic location or your
browsing history. If we combine any non-personal information with personal information, we will treat the combined information as personal information as
long as it is combined.
Other information we collect through our Properties:
o Non-personal information: We may collect non-personal information that does not uniquely identify any individual. This might include how fast a user connection is, or volume of visitors to a site or page. If this non-personal information does not personally identify you, we may collect, use and disclose non-personal information for any purpose, such as research to improve our products or advertising.
o Server log files:An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider and is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit one of our Properties, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. We use IP addresses for purposes such as routing visitors to the appropriate website for the visitor’s country, calculating usage levels, helping diagnose server problems, and administering our Properties. If you accessed one of our Properties using a mobile device like a smartphone, we may also collect your phone’s unique device ID and other similar mobile device data.
o Cookies and similar technologies: We also employ technologies like Cookies, which may uniquely identify your account, or the IP address associated with your Internet device. A “Cookie” is a small text file containing a random and unique alphanumeric identifier that our Properties may transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser that enables our systems to recognize your browser. These technologies provide us with information related to the ways consumers interact with our advertising or our Properties, like browser type, browsing behaviors, user web requests, pages and content viewed, the number of new visits or log-ins, search engine referral, affiliate referrals, traffic driven by banner ads or other promotions, which items are placed in shopping carts and which are abandoned, conversions and what purchases were made and zip codes. Such technologies, like Cookies, can contain or store non-personal and personal information (such as if you have previously registered on our Properties or consented to the retention of certain personal information) and allow web browser servers to recognize return visits to our Properties, improve web browsing navigation, or the quality and delivery of certain features or customized content through our Properties. Some Cookies (known as “persistent cookies”) will remain on your computer or Internet device until you delete them, while others (known as “session cookies”) are automatically erased when you exit your Internet browser. You can set your computer or Internet device to accept or reject most Cookies, or to notify you in most situations that a Cookie is offered so that you can decide whether to accept it.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we collect about you for purposes such as to:
to conduct research and/or analysis.
We will require these parties to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information, and will not authorize them to use the personal information we provide for their direct marketing purposes (as defined the California “Shine the Light” Law, California Civil Code §§ 1798.83) unless we have explicitly given you the option to opt-in or opt-out of such disclosure.
We rely on third party service providers to perform a variety of services on our behalf, and we may disclose your personal information to such service providers, such as web service, technical support providers, delivery services, e-commerce providers, and research and analytics providers. However, we do not authorize these third parties to use your data for purposes other than for which it has been provided, and do not authorize these third parties to disclose that information to unauthorized parties or use that information for their direct marketing purposes.
Additionally, we will use and disclose personally identifiable information we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. In addition, we may transfer personal information and other information to a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our business, brands, affiliates, subsidiaries or other assets.
We may share aggregated or anonymous information that cannot identify you with third parties.
For example, we may disclose the number of visitors to our websites, the pages they visited, the
platform and/or browser they used, or the number of people from a certain country who visited
one of our websites.
Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
We will retain personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in
contact us at the e-mail or mailing address listed above under “Contacting Us” to provide us
with your name, telephone number, email and/or mailing address and your request to update
information. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Opting Out of Communications
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving marketing-related emails via the e-mail and phone number listed on the appropriate web site or email. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing from our marketing communications using the above methods, please contact us directly at the email or mailing addresses listed above under “Contacting Us”.
Please allow ample time for us to process your request. However, please note that even if you
opt-out from receiving marketing communications, we may need to send you service-related
communications and may need to keep information we have collected about you for record-
keeping, research and other purposes.
We use organizational, technical and administrative means intended to protect stored and
transmitted information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access or disclosure, and we use
secure socket layer (SSL) technology. However, no method of Internet transmission or electronic
storage is 100% secure or error-free, so we unfortunately cannot guarantee absolute security. If
you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you
feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please
immediately notify us by contacting us at the email address listed above.
Our Properties may contain links or references to other websites or services that are managed by
maintained and controlled by other companies or organizations, including third party websites
linked to from our Properties, as well as communications from third parties that reference our
company or products. Please note that many of the websites we operate outside of the United
States are governed by separate privacy policies linked to from those websites. This Privacy
Policy also does not cover the “offline” collection of information by us unless you have been
information by and through third party websites, applications or other means will be governed by
the privacy policies applicable to those third parties and mediums. The inclusion of a link or
reference on the Properties does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us or by our
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Properties are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect
personal information from children under age 13. If you are younger than 13, please do not use
our Properties and please do not provide your personal information to us.
Because we operate globally, your personal information may be stored and processed in any
country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. By using our
Properties, you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside your country of
residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than in
Do Not Track Signals
Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret web browser-based “Do
Not Track” (“DNT”) signals other than cookies, we do not currently respond to, or provide
visitors with a different Site experience based on, undefined “DNT” signals to the site.
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