A. Information We Collect
We collect the following types of information from users of the Site:
· your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address if you are a Registered User or are otherwise asked to provide such information;
· the e-mail addresses of those who post comments, stories, photos, videos and other content on the Site;
· the names and e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us by e-mail;
· [in certain circumstances, payment and identity verification information, such as credit card number, social security number (or comparable national identifier) and driver’s license number when needed for payment information in connection with a purchase made through the Site;]
· information you provide about yourself when you post to the Site.
· if you choose to interact with the Site using Facebook Connect, we may collect information from your Facebook account through an automated connection to Facebook.
· You can choose not to provide us with certain Personally Identifiable Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many features of the Site, such as posting comments, registering to use certain restricted areas of the Site, participating in our online communities, or receiving e-mail alerts or newsletters.
2. Automatic Information
(a) Collected By Us
We may receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us through the Site. We automatically receive and record your browser information, operating system information, IP address, cookie information and the page you requested. This information will not be stored in a manner that is personally identifiable with you and may include the following:
(i) Aggregate Information
(iii) Web Beacons
During your use of the Site, you may encounter Web Beacons, which may come from us or from third parties that advertise or provide content on the Site. A “Web Beacon” (sometimes also called a “web bug” or “clear gif”) is a small graphic image in a web page, a web-based document or an e-mail message that generally allows the party that set the Web Beacon to monitor certain information about the viewer of the web page, web-based document or e-mail message and may allow access to certain cookies. Web Beacons are usually invisible to the user because they are very small (generally 1-by-1 pixel). In general, however, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including an advertisement, can act as a Web Beacon. Web Beacons on the Site typically collect the URL of the page from which the Web Beacon originates, the type of browser requesting the Web Beacon, the IP address of the computer to which the Web Beacon is sent and the time that the Web Beacon was viewed. Certain Web Beacons used by third party advertisers or content providers may collect information that allows such third parties to determine how many people are viewing and/or clicking on certain advertisements or viewing certain content for purposes of helping these parties serve and manage their advertisements and content. These Web Beacons do not collect or store Personally Identifiable Information but they may, however, be used in conjunction with cookies to identify certain aggregate information about users.
(iv) E-mail Communications
When you send an e-mail to us, we may retain your e-mail address and the contents of the e-mail that you send. If you want to keep the information in your e-mail(s) or posting(s) private or proprietary, please do not send such information in an e-mail or otherwise post such information to us. To help us make our e-mails more interesting and helpful, we also may receive a confirmation when you open an e-mail from us if your computer supports this type of program.
B. Information Collected by Third Parties
We may allow third parties to display advertisements on the Site. We and these third parties may use tracking technologies, such as cookies and Web Beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with these advertisements and connect to the Site.
(1) Ad Servers
The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is a cooperative group of ad serving providers. The NAI has developed a set of privacy principles to which its members adhere. The NAI is committed to providing consumers with clear explanations of Internet advertising practices and how they affect you and the Internet generally. For more information about the NAI, third party ad servers generally and the opt-out options offered through the NAI, visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/index.asp.
C. How We Use Information
We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information and Automatic Information:
· as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain any personally identifiable information.
D. Links to Other Sites
The Site may contain links to websites and other online services. If you choose to visit a third party service or an advertiser by “clicking on” a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed accordingly to the applicable third party’s website or other online service. The fact that we link to a website, other online service, or content or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with the applicable third party, nor is it an endorsement of such party’s privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites or services. These other websites or services may place cookies or other files on your device, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites and services you use.
We do not use the Site to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Sites. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
H. Your Consent
If you have any questions regarding privacy on the Site, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at:
New York, New York, 10010
Last Revised: May 18, 2012