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For the purpose of this policy, personal information is any information about an identifiable individual. We collect the following types of personal information:
Information You Provide
We may collect the following personal information that you voluntarily provide us in using our Platforms:
Information as You Navigate Our Platforms
We automatically collect certain personal information through your use of the Platforms, such as the following:
Third Party Information
In some cases, we may receive certain personal information from you about a third party. For example, when you refer a friend, you will provide the email address of a third party. If you submit any personal information about another individual to us, you are responsible for making sure you have the authority to do so and to allow us to use their personal information in accordance with this Policy.
We use the personal information we collect to improve our Platforms and to protect our legal rights. In addition, we may use the personal information we collect to:
We may share the personal information that we collect about you in the following ways:
COOKIES AND ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES WE USE
“Cookies” are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets).
We may use the following types of Cookies:
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Sites will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These Cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our Sites. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the Sites. If you do not allow these Cookies we will not know when you have visited our Sites and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These Cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these Cookies, then some or all of the Services may not function properly.
These Cookies may be set through our Sites by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other websites. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies
These Cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Sites to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other websites and building a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these Cookies, you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.
HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES
When you first visit our Sites, you may be presented with a banner that offers you choices about whether to accept or reject Cookies or tracking technologies of different types. If you wish to manage your Cookies, you can do so by clicking here.
Cookies can be blocked by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Sites.
You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting www.AllAboutCookies.org .
You can opt out of Cookies set by specific entities following the instructions found at these links:
Advertising Industry Resources
You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website .
Please note that these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.
The Platforms may provide links to third-party websites or apps, including our social media pages. We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this Policy. You should review the privacy policies of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.
The Platforms may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties. If you use these tools to share information or you otherwise interact with social media features on the Platforms, those social media companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with their own policies, including by sharing such information with us or the general public. Your interactions with third-party social media companies and the use of their features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide those features. We encourage you to read the privacy policies for any social media accounts you create and use.
Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt out of the sale of certain types of personal information. Subject to several exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to another person. We currently do not sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt out of sales and will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. You may send opt-out requests to email@example.com .
The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) provides Virginia residents with the right to receive certain disclosures regarding the personal data we process about them. For purposes of this section, personal data means any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data does not include de-identified or publicly available information as the VCDPA defines those terms.
For a discussion of the categories of personal data we process, the purposes for our processing, the categories of personal data that we share with third parties, and the categories of third parties with whom we share personal data, please see Section 1 through 3 above, and Section 10 below.
If you are a Virginia resident, the VCDPA grants you the right to: (1) confirm whether or not we are processing your personal data to access such personal data; (2) correct inaccuracies in your personal data, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the purposes of the processing of your personal data; (3) delete personal data you have provided or we have obtained about you; (4) obtain a copy of your personal data that you previously provided to us in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another controller without hindrance, where the processing is carried out by automated means; and (5) opt out of the processing of your personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you.
We sell personal data to third parties as defined in the VCDPA. We process personal data for targeted advertising.
To exercise your rights, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , with your name, the fact that you are a Virginia resident, and specifying the right(s) you wish to invoke. If we refuse to take action regarding your request, you may appeal our decision by emailing us at email@example.com . If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising, you may alter your cookie preferences here
The CCPA defines “personal information” to mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household. Personal information does not include publicly available, deidentified or aggregated information or lawfully obtained, truthful information that is a matter of public concern. For purposes of this “NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ” section we will refer to this information as “Personal Information.”
If you are a California resident and a current or former employee, job applicant, or independent contractor of ours, please see our privacy notice available on our job applicant website(s) for more information on our collection and use of your Personal Information in that capacity.
Notice at Collection of Personal Information
We currently collect and, in the 12 months prior to the Last Updated date of this Policy, have collected the following categories of Personal Information:
We collect Personal Information directly from California residents and from advertising networks, data analytics providers, and operating systems and platforms. We do not collect all categories of Personal Information from each source.
In addition to the purposes stated above in the Section “HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION” we currently collect and have collected and sold the above categories of Personal Information for the following business or commercial purposes:
Sale, Sharing, and Disclosure of Personal Information
|Category of Personal Information||Categories of Third Parties|
|Identifiers (name, postal address, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address)||Advertising networks; data analytics providers; social media networks|
|Unique personal identifiers (device identifier; cookies, beacons, pixel tags, mobile ad identifiers, or other similar technology; customer number, unique pseudonym or user alias; telephone numbers, or other forms of persistent or probabilistic identifiers that can be used to identify a particular consumer or device)||Advertising networks; data analytics providers; social media networks|
|Internet or other electronic network activity information (browsing history; search history; and information regarding consumer’s interaction with website, application, or advertisement)||Advertising networks; data analytics providers; social media networks|
|Commercial information (records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered; other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies; or other commercial information)||Advertising networks; social media networks|
|Inferences drawn from above information to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes||Advertising networks; social media networks|
We sold or shared Personal Information to third parties for the following business or commercial purposes:
|Category of Personal Information||Categories of Recipients|
|Identifiers (name, postal address, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address)||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms|
|Credit card information||Payment processors|
|Internet or other electronic network activity information (browsing history; search history; and information regarding consumer’s interaction with website, application, or advertisement)||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms; social media networks|
|Geolocation information||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms|
|Commercial information (records of personal property, products or services purchased, obtained, or considered; other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies; or other commercial information)||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms|
|Education information||Subsidiaries and affiliates|
|Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (sex/gender), age (40 and older)||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms|
|Inferences drawn from above information to create a profile about a consumer reflecting the consumer’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes||Subsidiaries and affiliates; operating systems and platforms|
We disclosed Personal Information for the following business or commercial purposes:
We do not knowingly collect, sell, or share the Personal Information of consumers under 16 years of age. We do not use Sensitive Personal Information for purposes other than those the CCPA and its regulations allow for.
Retention of Personal Information
We retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collect it, such as to provide you with the service you have requested, and for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting, contractual, or reporting requirements that apply to us.
If you are a California resident, you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Information:
How to Submit a Request to Know, Delete, and/or Correct
If you are submitting a request on behalf of a California resident, please submit the request through one of the designated methods discussed above. After submitting the request, we will require additional information to verify your authority to act on behalf of the California resident.
Our Process for Verifying a Request to Know, Delete, and/or Correct
We will comply with your request upon verification of your identity and, to the extent applicable, the identity of the California resident on whose behalf you are making such request.
We will verify your identity either to a “reasonable degree of certainty” or a “reasonably high degree of certainty” depending on the sensitivity of the Personal Information and the risk of harm to you by unauthorized disclosure, deletion, or correction as applicable.
For requests to access categories of Personal Information and for requests to delete or correct Personal Information that is not sensitive and does not pose a risk of harm by unauthorized deletion or correction, we will verify your identity to a “reasonable degree of certainty” by verifying at least two data points that you previously provided to us and which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying identities.
For requests to access specific pieces of Personal Information or for requests to delete or correct Personal Information that is sensitive and poses a risk of harm by unauthorized deletion or correction, we will verify your identity to a “reasonably high degree of certainty” by verifying at least three pieces of Personal Information you previously provided to us and which we have determined to be reliable for the purpose of verifying identities. In addition, you must submit a signed declaration under penalty of perjury stating that you are the individual whose Personal Information is being requested.
Right to Opt Out of Sale or Sharing of Personal Information
If you are a California resident, you have the right to direct us to stop selling or sharing your Personal Information.
You may submit a request to opt out of sales or sharing through our interactive webform available by clicking on this link: Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information . You also may submit a request by calling us a 1-800-776-4085 or by using the information provided in the “CONTACT” section below. If you have enabled privacy controls on your browser (such as a plugin), we will also treat that as a valid request to opt out. To opt out of our use of third-party advertising Cookies, please see the section “How You Can Opt Out of Cookies” above.
Shine the Light Law
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third -parties’ direct marketing purposes (as those terms are defined in that statute). To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Shine the Light Request.”
Please see Parts 1-3, above, for a description of the personal information held by us, a general account of its use, and what personal information we make available to related organizations. Subject to exceptions set out in privacy legislation, residents of Canada may request to view, update, or correct their personal information by contacting our privacy officer at the information provided in the “CONTACT” section below. In order to protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information or enabling you to make corrections. Please keep in mind that certain information may be subject to exceptions if, for example, the information is protected by solicitor-client privilege, part of a formal dispute resolution process, about another individual that would reveal their personal information or confidential commercial information, or would be prohibitively expensive to provide. In some instances, you may have consented to the collection of your personal information. Subject to legal and contractual requirements and reasonable notice, you may withdraw your consent at any time; however, without your consent, we may not be able to provide you with our services or products if your personal information is necessary for us to be able to provide them.
To opt out of our email marketing or to unsubscribe from our email newsletters, you can contact our customer service department using the information in the “CONTACT” section below, or you can use the link provided at the bottom of each marketing message or newsletter. If you choose to opt out, you will continue to receive all email communications related to our transaction with you.
If you would like to update your mailing information or want your name and address removed from our direct mailing list, you can contact our customer service department using the information in the “CONTACT” section below.
You can control the tools on your mobile devices. For example, you can turn on and off the GPS locator or push notification on your phone. Please consult your mobile device’s user guide for instructions on clearing cookies, enabling and disabling location services, and disabling push notifications.
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. Our Platforms are not intentionally designed for or directed at children less than 16 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian. We encourage parents and guardians to provide adequate protection measures to prevent minors from providing information unwillingly on the internet. If we are aware of any personal information relating to children that we have collected, we will take steps to securely remove it from our systems.
You may request to view, update, or correct your personal information by contacting our privacy office at the information provided in the “CONTACT” section below. In order to protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information or enabling you to make corrections.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to help protect your personal information from loss and from unauthorized acquisition. We monitor activity on our Platforms to prevent any unauthorized disclosure of information. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you can visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com , but we are not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of this third-party information.
Some information about your use of the service and certain third-party services may be collected by us or by third parties using tracking technologies across time and services and used by us and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on the service and certain third-party services.
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