Last updated: November, 2017
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect, receive, generate and store the following types of information:
Personal Identifying Information: Personal Identifying Information is information that can be used to identify or contact you, including but not limited to your name, physical address, email address, birthdate, telephone number, account identifiers, account password, payment information, credit card information and other billing data. We may collect, receive and store Personal Identifying Information when you sign up or register on or with the Site, or to receive newsletters or other communications from us or for other Services or when you fill out forms or questionnaires or complete your profile (if any) through the Services, or when you otherwise directly provide such information to us.
Personal Non-Identifying Data: Personal Non-Identifying Data is information about you or your characteristics, activities or behavior which cannot be used to identify or contact you or which has been stripped of any Personal Identifying Information. This type of information includes for example, and without limitation, an individual’s gender, city or state of residence, age, and non-identifying characteristics, as well as information about your topics or groups of interest or your preferences. We collect, receive and store Personal Non-Identifying Data when you directly provide it to us through the Site or other Services (such as through sign-up, registration, forms, questionnaires, direct communications, selection of groups or interests, or similar mechanisms).
User Content: User Content is messages, communications, text, files, software, graphics, photos, music, audio, video, information, data, and/or other materials (other than Personal Identifying Information or Person Non-Identifying Data), that you transmit, post, enter, upload, submit, share or otherwise provide on or through the Site and other Services. For example, we receive and store User Content provided to Company when you:
(a) post, upload, submit or otherwise provide content, materials or other information on or through the Site or other Services; and/or
(b) send messages or content on the Site or otherwise through the Services; and/or
(d) fill out surveys or questionnaires or sign up for or enter promotions, events or other special activities on, through or to the Services; and/or
(e) communicate with Company or with other users or participants of the Services (including the content of such communications and information provided in connection with such communications).
Information We Collect or Generate About You and/or the Use of Our Services: We may collect, generate and store certain types of information whenever you use the Site or other Services or otherwise interact with us. For example, we may automatically track or collect data regarding your use of and activity on the Site, the time, date, location and duration of such use and activities, your device type and ID, IP address, browser type, Internet Service Provider, page views, domains, operating system and similar information. As another example, we may generate analytics based on your preferences, characteristics, use and interactions with the Site. Our Services may then analyze such data and generate derivative data or aggregated data as well as reports and other output. Also, we may automatically send and receive information to and from a computer, mobile phone or other device in connection with your use of the Services. Like many websites and online services, we may also use "cookies" (see below), log files, web beacon technologies and other automated tracking technologies to obtain certain types of information when a web browser, mobile application or other application accesses our Services.
Information We Collection from Other Sources: In order to provide you with access to the Services or provide you with better service, we may combine information obtained from other sources (for example, a third party service whose application you have authorized or used to sign in to the Site) and combine that with information we collect directly through our Services.
How Is Your Information Used?
We may use the information submitted, collected, received or generated from and/or about you for any of the following purposes:
To provide, operate, administer, develop, maintain and improve the Site and other Services, and to operate and support Company’s related business activities.
To better understand how users access and use the Site and other Services on an aggregated and individualized basis, to track, analyze and monitor usage, to conduct quality control, to fix technical and other errors or problems, to conduct market research and to respond to user desires and preferences.
To analyze, compile, publish, sell and otherwise similarly commercialize aggregated, derivate and de-identified information (excluding any of your Personal Identifying Information), including without limitation trends and other derivative information relating to usage and users of the Services.
For advertising, marketing and promotional purposes (excluding the provision to third parties of, or the publication of, any Personal Identifying Information).
To provide personalized experiences and recommendations, language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other targeted improvements of our Services.
To provide customer service and user support, to handle inquiries and to respond to your comments, questions and requests.
To communicate with or contact users concerning the usage of or participation in the Service and to provide alerts and send you technical notices, updates, and support and administrative messages; this could include use of e-mail addresses to send messages and notices for the purposes described above and below.
To provide news and newsletters, special offers, promotions, and targeted advertising (which excludes the provision to third parties of, or the publication of, any Personal Identifying Information).
To comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations and any regulatory mandate or court order.
To enforce our TOU and other applicable agreements, rights and remedies.
To protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect Company’s rights or property.
To use in any other manner, or for any other purpose, for which you have given express permission or consent to Company.
When is Information Shared with or Disclosed to Others or the Public?
Information and content provided by our users is an important part of our business. We will share and disclose information and content submitted, collected, received or generated from and/or about you only as compatible with the purposes described above, when we have permission or consent (as may be provided by you from time to time through the Site, Services or otherwise), or as described in this section as follows:
Public Communication Channels and Forums: Any User Content or other user information, content or materials communicated, transmitted, posted or otherwise provided by you through the Site or other Services to other users or to larger groups of users or public forums on the Site may be shared with and disclosed to such users or larger groups of users and/or the public in general, as the case may be, based on the intended audience of such postings or communications. Company also reserves the right to publish or make publicly available any information that is already publicly available prior to the time first provided to or collected by Company or information that becomes publicly available without any action or omission on the part of Company.
Aggregated Data and Anonymous Data: Company may publish and otherwise disclose (a) on an aggregated basis, information (including derivative information, trends and analyses) relating to usage and users of the Services, and (b) information that does not contain Personal Identifying Information or is de-identified and not connected to the name of an individual or entity nor connected to similar information that would allow one to be specifically identified or contacted.
Disclosures In Connection with Permitted Uses. Company may disclose your information and content (other than Personal Identifying Information) to third parties in connection with the purposes described in the previous section such as, for example, to implement advertising, marketing or promotional activities or transactions.
Business Transfers and Collaborations: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell the Company and/or its business or assets and/or sell or buy applications websites, services, subsidiaries, or other businesses; or we might collaborate or partner with other companies in strategic transactions, business arrangements or licenses. In such transactions, customer and user information and content, and information regarding usage of the Services (including without limitation Personal Identifying Information and Personal Non-Identifying Data), generally would be one of the transferred business assets or otherwise one of the components of, or involved in, the transaction, we may therefore share this information and content in connection with such transactions or arrangements.
Compliance with Law and Protection of Company and Others: We reserve the right to disclose Personal Identifying Information and any other information and content when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena or other legal process; detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, emergency situations or technical issues; enforce or apply our TOU and other agreements, rights and remedies; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company, our employees and contractors, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction purposes.
Security and Protection of Your Information
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on or through the Services in an expedient manner and without unreasonable delay, insofar as these are consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
Cookies and Other Files
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the Services, our servers may record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website or utilize any other services or applications. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other information. When you use the Services, we may employ clear GIFs (also known as web beacons) or similar mechanisms which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. We may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. In addition, we may employ similar tracking technologies for mobile devices to collect and store information with respect to the Site.
International Transfer of Information
Our Services may be hosted in whole or in part in the United States or other countries outside of Europe. If you use the Services from the European Union, Asia or any other country outside the United States with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from the United States laws and regulations, please be advised that through the continued use of the Services, you are transferring information to the United States and possibly other countries in the world and you consent to that transfer. Your information may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us or use the Services, Company transfers personal information to the United States and other countries and processes it there, and your submission of such information represents your consent and agreement to that transfer.
Our Policy Toward Children
In order to use the Site and other Services you must represent and warrant that you are over the age of 16 in the sign-up process. Children under the age of 16 are not eligible to use the Services and must not attempt to sign-up with the Services and/or submit any personal information to us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person who is under the age of 16 or allow them to register. If it comes to our attention that we have collected personal data from a person under the age of 16, we may delete this information as quickly as possible.
Links to Other Services and Applications
Our Services may contain links to, interoperate with, and allow you to share content to and from third party services, websites and applications. The fact that we link to a website, service or application or allow you to share content through these third parties is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. Other websites, services and applications follow different rules regarding the collection, use, storage or disclosure of the personal and other information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites, services and applications you use.
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