Information We Collect
You generally are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit the Services. However, we may ask you for some or all of the following types of information when you register with our Services, sign up for contests, competitions or sweepstakes, use a send-to-a-friend feature, participate in surveys, access various content or features, submit comments or content, or directly contact us with questions or feedback: Contact information, such as name, e-mail address, postal address, and telephone number; Device Information, such as device carrier, operating system type and version, and Android ID; Demographic information, such as gender; Financial information, such as credit card or other payment information; Geolocation information; Communications preferences; Search queries; Comments; Correspondence and other information that you send to us; Third party information, such as a friend’s name and email address; and Additional information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services, including: your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area; Other unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers; Your browser type and operating system; Sites you visited before and after visiting the Services; Pages you view and links you click on within the Services; Information collected through cookies, web beacons, local shared objects, and other technologies; Information about your interactions with e-mail messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were received, opened, or forwarded; and Standard Server Log Information, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system and date/time stamp.
Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request web pages from the website. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information. When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the website, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
As true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, ISP, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected information to information we collect about you other than IP address. We collect this information to help us improve our website and to deliver a more personalized service. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the websites.
Use of Information Collected
We may use information that we collect through the Services for a variety of purposes, including to: Provide you with the products, promotions, services, newsletters, and information you request and respond to correspondence that we receive from you; Contact you via email and otherwise about your account, products, services, contests, and events that we think might be of interest to you; Send you newsletters; Administer contests, competitions, sweepstakes, surveys or voting; Maintain or administer the Services, perform business analyses, or for other internal purposes to improve the quality of our business, the Services, and other products and services we offer; Publish stories, comments, photos, and other information posted in our blog or portfolio; As otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
Sharing of Information Collected
We may share your information with service providers that perform certain functions or services on our behalf (such as to host the Services, fulfill orders, provide products and services, manage databases; perform analyses, process credit card payments, host our domain names, provide customer service, or send communications for us). These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. We may use third parties to serve advertisements on the Services. These third parties may set their own cookies or similar web technologies to collect information about users’ online activities over time and across different websites. We may share information with third parties when you consent to such sharing. For example, if you win a contest, competition or sweepstakes, we may ask your permission to publicly post certain information on the Services identifying you as the winner.
Links to Client Websites or Third Party Sites
We have adopted security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access to the information you provide to us. For example, if we collect financial information, we will use encryption software to help protect this information when it is in transit. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to the Services and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information.
You may choose to receive promotional emails, newsletters, and similar communications from us. You may opt out of receiving commercial emails or messages from us by clicking on the opt-out or “unsubscribe” link included in the commercial e-mails you receive, or by replying “unsubscribe” to the email. Please note that opt-out requests may take some time to be effective. Your opt-out request will not apply to messages that you request or that are not commercial in nature. For example, we may contact you concerning any purchases you have made with us, even if you opt out of receiving unsolicited commercial email messages. If your information changes, or if you no longer desire to use the Services, you may request that we update or remove certain information by contacting us via the phone numbers or emails identified on our site. We will try to respond to your request within 30 days. We will retain your information for as long as you have an active account with us or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at the phone numbers or email addresses listed on our website. Please note, in some cases, third parties may be able to collect information about a user’s online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our Services. Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, we currently do not take action in response to these signals. If and when a final standard is established and accepted, we will reassess how to respond to these signals.
Please note that the Services are directed towards users who reside in the United States. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information in and to the United States, or other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States. While some of these countries may not offer the same level of privacy protection as your own, we commit to uphold the privacy protections as explained in this Policy.
Last revised May 9, 2015