Your use of the site will also generate certain user-generated and submitted content (“User Content”), such as your posts, articles, contributions, comments, reviews, or other user generated and/or submitted content that you submit. User Content will be public and viewed by others.
If you create an account or log in to our Site through Facebook or other social media, the information these third-party websites collect is subject to their own privacy policies (which we encourage you to read). We do not endorse, control, or have responsibility over the privacy practices of third-party websites, including those which you access through our Site or through which you access our Site and Services.
Information that the Site automatically collects based on your use that doesn’t readily identify you (like your IP address or operating system) is called “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” This information includes, but is not limited to, how you come to the Site and what you visit at the Site, your IP address, region, browser version. We gather this information automatically in order to better understand how many visitors we have, when we receive the most visits, and for what content and improve our Services to you.
We work to protect your privacy but want you to know that no Internet transmission is totally secure. Be careful and don't share sensitive information.
Regarding children, our Site is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 and will delete such information if we learn about it. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information or created an account, please contact us at [email protected].
The Site and Services are directed at U.S. users. If you create an account with the Site from outside the U.S., you should know that your information may be processed in the U.S. where privacy regulations may be different from those of your home country.
PII is personally identifiable information, such as your name, physical address, email address, cell phone number, other telephone numbers, password, gender, age, and other information. We collect PII when you voluntarily provide it or make it available to us by (1) logging into, or creating an account on our Site, (2) providing feedback to us through a feedback tool; (3) posting a review or making other comments on any public forums available on the Site; (4) entering a contest or sweepstakes or filling out a survey; or (5) logging in to our Site through a social media or similar tool; (6) submitting user generated or submitted content. We have the right to maintain this information indefinitely, even after you terminate your account, in accordance with applicable law and bona fide internal record retention policies The confidentiality of this information will be maintained in accordance with industry standard business practices and commercial reasonable security measures.
Regarding any public forums we may offer on our Site such as newsfeeds, blogs, message boards or similar tools (“interactive features”), the articles, videos, posts or comments you make may be public and viewed by others, so you should use care before posting information about yourself, including PII, online. You acknowledge and understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit to interactive features over the Site. We assume no obligation to remove PII from postings on our Site and you disclose any PII in your postings at your own risk.
The Site automatically also collects certain information that is not personally identifiable. For example, the Site automatically recognizes your domain name, IP address and region or geographical area, browser version, operating system and the website you passed through to reach our Site. In addition, our Site automatically gathers certain usage information like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our Site and its various web pages or content. We also may collect certain information through Cookies and similar tools as further described in the section below titled “Website Technology.” We also may monitor identifiable individuals’ activities when they use the Site to help us improve Site performance, content selection, product design, and usability.
Except as otherwise described in this section, we do not share your PII with third parties for their own use. To respond to your requests or to process your information for any of the activities identified in the “Use of Personally Identifiable Information” section above, we may share your PII and Non-Personally Identifiable Information with our affiliates, business partners, or others who work for us, such as service providers, vendors, contractors, and agents. In addition, when you post any PII to User Content, we may share your post with our business partners, including third-party websites who may re-publish such content, including posts that may identify you. We therefore discourage you from sharing PII in your User Content submitted to the site.
When you log-in to the Site through a social media (also referred to as social networking) service using tools like Log In With Facebook, we send the social networking service information about you, including information about your use of the services we offer on the Site. In addition, we or you may facilitate or be able to publish information about your activities on the Site on these third-party social media services. For example, your posts on our Site might also be shared and posted on your page at one of our partner social media service websites. Please note that when information about your activities on our Site is published on social networking services, that information will be visible to users of those services and will be handled in accordance with, and subject to, the privacy policies of those services. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with those services’ privacy policies and privacy controls. In addition, when you visit the Site while logged in to one of those services, the third-party social media service provider may be able to identify you and associate the technical information provided to your web browser with other information the service already has about you.
Finally, we may also share de-identified aggregate information with third parties and advertisers so they can measure the effectiveness of any advertisements viewed in connection with the Site and understand their audiences. For example, we may tell advertisers the number of users who clicked on a particular advertisement.
We use PII which we aggregate with other users’ PII into a de-identified form, or non-personally identifiable information collected through website technologies to help us to tailor the features, performance and support of our products and services to Site users. The non-personally identifiable information we collect and data that we may aggregate in de-identified form may be shared with our affiliates and third parties to provide you with more relevant services and advertisements, including advertisements relating to the Site on other websites you may visit.
Most web browsers are set up to accept Cookies. You can, however, reset your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline Cookies, some of the functionality of the Site may be impaired.
Web beacons, also known as “clear gifs”, “one-pixel gifs”, “web bugs”, “Internet tags” or “pixel tags”, are small graphic images (usually invisible) that can be embedded in content and advertising on a website or in an email. These may be embedded on the Site or on advertisements for the Site or Services appearing on third-party websites or in email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your browser, check whether you have viewed a web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date that you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed. We use web beacons to improve your Site experience, including to provide you with content customized to your interests.
Some of these advertising companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), a cooperative of online marketing companies that offers a centralized tool for opting out of behavioral advertising delivered by each of its member companies. If you would like to obtain more information about the NAI and make choices about their members’ use of your information, please click here. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites. To make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page. See http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.
The Company employs reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the PII we collect online. However, the Company does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any specific standards. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is 100% secure or error-free, nor is stored data free from vulnerabilities. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, the Site, or our Services, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties.
Your account information will be protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and PII by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Our Site is directed towards adults. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have PII on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information or has created an account, please contact us at [email protected] to have the account terminated and information deleted.
If at any subsequent time, you wish to stop receiving marketing communications from us (e.g., by email), please change the respective settings in your profile on the Site or contact us at [email protected] to make this request.
You can access information associated with your account by logging into the Services. You can access and delete Cookies through your web browser settings. You can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of some of our features.
If you have other questions or concerns about our privacy policies or data use, or wish to change your options, email us at [email protected].
Effective Date: 6th October, 2016.
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