Last Updated [9/03/2020]
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT.
The types of personal information we may collect includes, but is not limited to the following:
1. INFORMATION COLLECTED DIRECTLY FROM YOU.
We collect information that you provide to us directly when you:
Contact us to ask a question or otherwise communicate with us;
Create an account on one of our websites;
Participate in a contest, sweepstake, promotion, or survey;
Request customer service including dispute resolution, correspondence through our sites, and any correspondence sent to us;
Post a review or comment on one of our sites, or post other user-generated content on one of our sites or Services; or
Sign up to receive announcements, newsletters, or other promotional materials.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY.
Certain information on our Service is collected automatically by means of various software tools. We have a legitimate interest in using such information to assist in systems administration, information security and abuse prevention, to track user trends, and to analyze the effectiveness of our Service.
Log files refers to the information that is automatically sent by your web browser or device (or otherwise automatically collected) each time you view or interact with our online Service. The information inside the log files may include IP addresses, type of browser, internet service provider, date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, clicked pages and any other information your browser may send to us.
Device and Online Usage.
Remembering your preferences and allowing you to enter your information less frequently;
Presenting information that’s targeted to your interests, which may include our content presented on another website;
Measuring the effectiveness of our sites, services, content, and advertising;
The Options/Settings section of most internet browsers will tell you how to manage cookies and other technologies that may be transferred to your device, including how to disable such technologies. You can disable our cookies or all cookies through your browser settings, but please note that disabling cookies may impact some of our Service features and prevent the Service from operating properly.
We may use or engage a third party that uses Local Stored Objects (LSOs), sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”, and other technologies to collect and store information about your use of our Service. A flash cookie is a small data file placed on your device using Adobe Flash technology. Flash cookies are different from the cookies described above because cookie management tools provided in your browser will not remove them. To limit the websites that can store information in flash cookies on your device, you must visit the Adobe website:
Do Not Track Signals.
We do not currently respond or take any action with respect to web browser “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services.
We may use certain third party analytics services to improve the functionality, features, or delivery of our Service. We may also use these analytics services to record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity, as well as any text that you type into our Service. For example, we use Google Analytics on our Service to track user trends and usage. For more information on Google Analytics’ processing of your information as it relates to our Service, please see http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. By using a browser plugin provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
Web Beacons and Similar Tracking Technologies.
When you visit our Service, we may collect your IP address for certain purposes such as, for example, to monitor the regions from which you navigate our Service. We may also use web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about your usage of our Service and interaction with emails from us. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular site tied to the web beacon. We may use web beacons to operate and improve our Service.
Information We Collect From Other Sources.
We may collect information about you that is publicly available. For example, we may collect information you submit to a blog, chat room, or social network. We may also collect information from other companies, organizations, or third-party partners.
3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.
If you submit or we collect Information through our Service, then such Information may be used to:
Provide, analyze, administer, improve, and personalize the Service;
Provide you with the Service and any information, product or order fulfillment;
Contact you in connection with the Service, notifications, events, programs or offerings;
Send you updates and promotional materials;
Protect our rights or our property and to ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service; and
Comply with applicable law, assist law enforcement, and to respond to regulatory or other legal inquiries.
4. HOW WE SHARE OR DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION.
We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose the information collected from our Service to third parties unless otherwise stated below or with your consent.
Our Third Party Service Providers.
We transfer information to our third party service providers to perform tasks on our behalf and to assist us in providing our Service. For example, we may share your information with service providers who assist us in performing core functions (such as hosting, data storage, and security) related to our operation of the Service and/or by making certain interactive tools available to you as a user. We also use third parties for technical and customer support, application development, tracking and reporting functions, quality assurance, and other services. In the performance of our Service, we may share information from or about you with these third parties so that we can deliver the highest quality user experience.
Aggregated or Deidentified Information.
To better serve our users, business partners, and to improve our Service, we may conduct research on user demographics, interests and behavior or engage in other activities based on personal information and/or information that we aggregate or de-identify. Aggregated or de-identified information is not considered personal information and does not identify a user personally. We may share this aggregated or de-identified information with our affiliates, agents, business partners, and/or other third parties.
From time to time, we may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly-offered product or service from us, we may share information collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our joint promotion partner(s). We do not control our business partners’ use of the information we collect, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Change of Control.
With Your Consent.
At your direction or request, or when you otherwise consent, we may share your information.
We reserve the right to retain any information as long as it is needed to: (i) fulfill the purposes for which we collected the information, and (ii) comply with applicable law.
6. DATA SECURITY.
We take the protection of your information seriously and take reasonable and appropriate physical, administrative, and technical measures to protect the information collected through our Site. While we implement commercially reasonable security measures to protect your privacy, pleasekeep in mind that the Internet is not a 100% secure medium for communication, and we cannot guarantee that the information collected about you will always remain private when using our Site and/or Services. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
7. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY.
Notifying parents about our information practices with regard to children, including the types of personal information we may collect from children, the uses to which we may put that information, and whether and with whom we may share that information;
In accordance with applicable law, and our practices, obtaining email consent from parents (or teachers/school administrators with regard to school-based activities) for the collection of personal information from their children;
In accordance with applicable law, and our practices, obtaining higher level consent than email consent in any circumstances where we collect personal information from children that will be publicly posted;
Limiting our collection of personal information from children to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in the online activity; and
Giving parents access or the ability to request access to personal information we have collected from their children and the ability to request that personal information be changed or deleted by contacting us at [email protected] To further protect a children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify a parent’s identity before granting access to any personal information
In addition, ad notwithstanding anything to the contrary, we may share or disclose personal information collected from children in a limited number of instances as permitted by COPPA, including the following:
We may share information with our service providers if necessary for them to perform certain “internal operations” functions for us.
We may disclose information if permitted or required by law, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena. To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose information collected from children (i) in response to a law enforcement or public agency’s (including schools or children services) request, (ii) if we believe the disclosure may prevent the instigation of a crime, facilitate the investigation related to public safety, or protect the safety of a child using our Services, (iii) to protect the security or integrity of our Services and technology; or (iv) to enable us to take precautions against liability.
As otherwise permitted or required by COPPA or other applicable law.
8. LINKS TO OTHER SITES.
9. SOCIAL MEDIA AND PLUG-INS.
Our online services may use social media plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook “Like” button, “Share to Twitter” button) to enable you to easily interact with certain social media websites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and share information with others. When you visit our online services, the operators of the available social media plugins can place a cookie on your device enabling such operators to recognize individuals who have previously visited our online services. If you are logged into these social media websites while visiting our online services, the social media plugins allow the relevant social media websites to receive information that you have visited our online services or other information. The social media plugins also allow the applicable social media websites to share information about your activities on our online services with other users of the social media website. For example, Facebook Social Plugins allow Facebook to show your “Likes” and comments on our online services to your Facebook friends. Facebook Social Plugins also allow you to see your friends’ Facebook activity on our online services. We do not control any of the content from the social media plugins. We may also interact with you on social media platforms. If you contact us on one of our social media platforms, request services, or otherwise communicate directly with us on social media, we may contact you to interact with you. For more information about social media advertising and social media plugins from other social media websites, please refer to those websites’ privacy and data sharing statements.
10. LOCATION-BASED SERVICES.
12. CONTACTING US.