1. What Information Does the Site Collect?
(a) Information You Provide to Us
Personal Information. We may ask you to provide us with your personally identifiable information such as your first and last name and e-mail address (“Personal Information”). We may collect this Personal Information through various forms and in various places on the Site, including through our subscribe or contact page or when you otherwise interact with the Site.
(b) Information Collected or Stored As You Access and Use the Site
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via the Site, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Site (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with the Site. To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information that we collect directly from you on the Site, we will treat it as Personal Information.
Usage Information may include:
- your IP address, UDID or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to the Device used to access the Site, and our computers identify the Device by its Device Identifier;
- the Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
- the URL that referred you to the Site;
- the areas within the Site that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences, if any;
- your Device location;
- your Device characteristics; and
- certain other data from the Device, including the time of day you accessed the Site, among other information.
We may use various methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit a Web site. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), track site usage (e.g. analytics), store your user settings (e.g. time zone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in the Site’s pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with a Web site, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from a web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the relevent site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification, is known as browser fingerprinting.
ETag, or Entity Tag. An ETag is a feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks certain cookies.
Recognition Technologies. Recognition technologies are technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, that attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user).
Tracking Technologies Usage.
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
Targeting‑Related. We may use Tracking Technologies to deliver content relevant to your interests on the Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with our content. This includes using Tracking Technologies to understand the usefulness to you of the content that has been delivered to you.
Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent.
We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed.
We may use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) that track details about your online activities over time and across different sites. These services help us to improve our Site. These services may also allow us and others to provide you with targeted advertisements and content that you may be interested in based on your online activities. If you would like to learn more about targeted ads that may be based on your online activities, and the choices that you may exercise for certain sites and advertisers, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Web sites, visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gooptout.
Third Party Tracking and “Do Not Track”
(c) Information Third Parties Provide About You
(d) Interactions with Third-Party Sites
2. How Do We Use the Information Collected?
3. How and When Do We Share Information with Third Parties?
(a) When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties. You may be presented with an option on the Site to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties or to have us send certain information to third parties or give them access to it. If you choose to do so, your Personal Information and other information may be disclosed to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties.
(b) Third Parties Providing Web Sites on Our Behalf. We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Site, such as hosting the Site, designing and/or operating the Site’s features, tracking the Site’s activities and analytics, and enabling us to perform other administrative services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including Personal Information, about you. We are not responsible for those third-party technologies or activities arising out of them, nor are we responsible for the effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.
(d) Affiliates and Business Transfer. We may share your Personal Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Site or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.
4. Updating Your Information
Our Site may allow you to update the information that we collect from you, such as your contact information or name. You may also request that we update your information by sending an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Site may also allow you to update your e-mail preferences. If you would prefer not to receive e-mail newsletters or other messages from us, you may use the “unsubscribe” features that are included in such messages or contact us at email@example.com.
5. What About Transfer of Information to the United States?
Our Site is intended for adults, and we do not knowingly seek or collect Personal Information from children under the age of majority in your jurisdiction. In accordance with the Child Online Privacy Protection Act, in the event that we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from or about a child, please contact us by e-mail using the subject heading “COPPA Inquiry” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. What About Security?
We endeavor to incorporate commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information. No data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information, however, is 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Site and provide us with your information at your own risk.
Effective Date: July 8, 2022