1. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1.1. Information You Provide To Us. Some of the Services may seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and credit card information to participate in the Services. You may also be asked to submit the names and emails of others, such as when opening a Membership Account that has multiple Users or when adding another User to a Membership Account.
1.2. Information That is Passively or Automatically Collected. We, and our a, third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and distribution or other partners may use automated means to collect various types of Information about you, your computer or other device used to access, or in connection with, our Services. A representative, non-exhaustive list of the types of automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as an Apple IDFA or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, device attributes, browser settings, the web pages of the Services you have visited, sites visited before and after you visit a Service, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the Service (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded, or clicked on.
1.3. Geo-location Information. If you are accessing a Service from a mobile device or through an application that allows location information to be shared, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience on our Services or on other Services, such as when we work with a Partner such as a third party mobile ad platform. If you agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device or through the settings in the applicable application.
2. How We Use the Information
We, along with our Affiliates and Licensees, may use the Information to:
2.1. provide and communicate with you about the Services or your account with us,
2.2. fulfill your requests regarding the Services, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications,
2.3. respond to your inquiries, and notify you of pertinent information to the Services,
2.4. communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
2.5. enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of our Services, or for the purposes for which you provided the Information,
2.6. provide technical support for the Services,
2.7. prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the Services,
2.8. protect the safety of our Users,
2.9. customize or personalize ads, offers and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of the Services or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers and content, as well as your interaction with them,
2.10. perform analysis regarding how you use the Services or any part thereof, and
2.11. send invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.
We or a partner may use “cookies” or similar technologies to associate certain of the Information with a unique identifier that then associates the Information with your device or browser.
Sometimes, we may associate cookies with the Information, including de-identified, “hashed,” or anonymous versions of Information you have provided (such as during registration), in order to send or help our Partners send ads and offers based on your presumed interests or demographic information.
We may combine any of the Information we collect, for any of the above purposes, and may sometimes enhance the Information with other information that we obtain from third party sources. Please also be aware that if you choose to submit Information or content for publication (e.g., a posting to a blog or a discussion board, or user shared content), we may publish that Information and content, along with other Information about you (such as your name, screen name or location). Likewise, if you register and create a profile with our Service, the screen name you select as well as other content you submit to your profile (e.g., photos, comments, video) will be displayed to other users or publicly on the Service, is searchable, can be found by third parties and may be reused and redistributed by us in our sole discretion.
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
We may disclose the Information as follows:
3.1. To service providers, Licensees, or partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host our Services, forums and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; (j) send or support online or mobile advertising; and (k) otherwise support our Services.
3.2. In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request.
3.4. We may transfer some or all of your Information if we, or one of our business units, undergoes a business transition, like a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or part of our assets, or if a substantial portion of our or of a business unit’s assets is sold or merged in this way.
3.5. We may share the Information with our Affiliates, and Licensees so they can provide, improve and communicate with you about their own, or their marketing partners’ products and services.
3.6. We may share the Information with unaffiliated partners and third parties (e.g., our third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that wish to market products or services to you.
If you wish to opt out from such sharing please visit the How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications section below for further instructions.
4. Cookies and Other User and Ad-Targeting Technologies.
4.2. Syncing Cookies and Identifiers. We may work with our partners (for instance, third party ad platforms) to synchronize unique, anonymous identifiers (such as those associated with cookies) in order to match our partners’ uniquely coded user identifiers to our own. We may do this, for instance, to enhance data points about a particular unique browser or device, and thus enable us or others to send ads that are more relevant, match Users to their likely product interests, or better synchronize, cap, or optimize advertising.
4.3. Locally Stored Objects. Services on the our network may employ locally stored objects (“LSOs”) and other client side storage tracking technologies in certain situations where they help to provide a better user experience, such as to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies, or in order to target or help our partners target ads, analyze ad performance, or perform user, website or market analytics. In addition, some, but not all browsers, provide the ability to remove LSOs, sometimes within cookie and privacy settings.
4.4. Disabling Cookies
We may work with certain third-party companies that use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device or to collect and record information about your web surfing activity, including those integrated with our Services. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and those browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising or to opt-out of this type of advertising by those third parties that are members
of DAA’s opt-out program, please go to http://www.aboutads.info.
4.5. Web Beacons. We and our Partners may also use “web beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on a Service or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a Service or email. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that Service. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).
By visiting the Service, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Service through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.
Our unaffiliated partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our Services and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use the Service. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.
5. Other Important Information About Your Privacy
5.1. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
At this time the Services do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions.
5.2. International Transfer
5.3. Data Security
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the Information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the Information that we collect and store.
5.4. How You Can Access or Correct Information
Access to certain personal Information that is collected from our Services and that we maintain may be available to you. For example, if you created a password-protected account within our Service, you can access that account to review the Information you provided.
You may also send an e-mail or letter to the following e-mail or street address requesting access to or correction of your personal Information. Please include your registration information for such service such as first name, last name and e-mail address in the request. We may ask you to provide additional information for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you are in possession of an applicable email account.
2700 West Anderson Lane, Suite 205,
Austin, TX 78757
5.5. How to Contact Us/Opting Out of Marketing Communications
If you have signed up to receive our e-mails and prefer not to receive marketing information from this Service, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided on any marketing e-mail you receive from this Service. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop the delivery of such messages, which may include by replying “STOP” to the received text message.
We will notify you about material changes by either sending an email message to the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a notice on our Service. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and with whom we share it.