I. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1. Information you provide to us
In the course of using the Site, we may seek to collect from you various forms of information, such as: name, address and e-mail address.
2. Information that is passively or automatically collected
We, and our “Partners” who include third party service providers, advertisers, advertising networks and platforms, agencies, and distribution or other partners may use automated means to collect various types of information about you, your computer or other devices used to access the site. A representative, non-exhaustive list of the types of automatically collected information may include: network or Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T) and domains used by such providers, mobile network, device identifiers (such as an Apple IDFA or an Android Advertising ID), device settings, browser settings, the web pages of the Site you have visited, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the Site (e.g., iOS, Android), location information, and the content and advertisements you have accessed, seen, forwarded and/or clicked on.
3. Geo-location information
If you are accessing a site from a mobile device or through a mobile application, you may be asked to share your precise (GPS level) geo-location information with us so we can customize your experience on the site, when we work with a partner such as a third party mobile ad platform. If you agree to such collection, in most cases, you will be able to turn off such data collection at any time by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or through the settings in the applicable mobile application.
4. Information collected by and from social media services and other third party platforms
II. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION
We, along with our partners, may use the Information to:
Provide and communicate with you about the Site or your account with us,
Fulfill your requests regarding the Site, including without limitation requests for newsletters and notifications,
Respond to your inquiries, and notify you if you have won a contest,
Communicate with you about other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you,
Enforce the legal terms (including without limitation our policies and terms of service) that govern your use of The Site, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the Information,
Provide technical support for the site,
Prevent fraud or potentially illegal activities (including, without limitation, copyright infringement) on or through the site,
Protect the safety of our Users,
Customize or personalize ads, offers and content made available to you based on your visits to and/or usage of the site or other online or mobile websites, applications, platforms or services, and analyze the performance of those ads, offers and content, as well as your interaction with them,
Perform analysis regarding how you use the site or any part thereof,
Send gifts, cards, invitations or emails if you use these services, to your designated recipients.
When you provide information from your social media account, it can help enable us to do things like (1) give you exclusive content, (2) personalize your online experience with us within and outside the Site, (3) contact you through the social media service or directly by sending you the latest news, special offerings, and rewards, and (4) enable you to share your experience and content via social media services. When you provide information about yourself to us through an application, through the site, or on social media services or other third party platforms, it may be publicly viewed by other members of these websites and we cannot prevent further use of the information by third parties.
We or a partner may use “cookies” or similar technologies to associate certain of the information with a unique identifier that then associates the information with your device or browser. Sometimes, we may associate cookies with the information, including de-identified, “hashed,” or anonymous versions of information you have provided (such as during registration), in order to send or help our partners send ads and offers based on your presumed interests or demographic information.
We may combine any of the Information we collect, for any of the above purposes, and may sometimes enhance the Information with other information that we obtain from third party sources. Please also be aware that if you choose to submit information or content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, comments sent to our television personalities, a posting to a blog or a discussion board, or a video), we may publish that information and content, along with other information about you (such as your name, screen name or location).
III. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
We may disclose the Information as follows:
To service providers or partners that we have engaged to perform business-related functions on our behalf. This may include service providers that: (a) conduct research and analytics; (b) create content; (c) provide customer, technical or operational support; (d) conduct or support marketing (such as email or advertising platforms); (e) fulfill orders and user requests; (f) handle payments; (g) host the site, forums and online communities; (h) administer contests; (i) maintain databases; (j) send or support online or mobile advertising; and (k) otherwise support the site.
In response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena, a law enforcement or government agency’s request or similar request.
IV. COOKIES AND OTHER USER AND AD-TARGETING TECHNOLOGIES
2. Syncing Cookies and Identifiers
We may work with our partners (for instance, third party ad platforms) to synchronize unique, anonymous identifiers (such as those associated with cookies) in order to match our partners’ uniquely coded user identifiers to our own. We may do this, for instance, to enhance data points about a particular unique browser or device, and thus enable us or others to send ads that are more relevant, match Users to their likely product interests, or better synchronize, cap, or optimize advertising.
3. Locally Stored Objects.
The Site may employ locally stored objects (“LSOs”) and other client side storage tracking technologies in certain situations where they help to provide a better user experience, such as to remember settings, preferences and usage similar to browser cookies, or in order to target or help our Partners target ads, analyze ad performance, or perform user, website or market analytics.
4. Disabling Cookies
5. Web Beacons
We and our Partners may also use “web beacons” or clear GIFs, or similar technologies, which are small pieces of code placed on the Site or in an email, to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing the Site or email. For example, web beacons may be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that the Site. Web beacons may also be used to provide information on the effectiveness of our email campaigns (e.g., open rates, clicks, forwards, etc.).
Our unaffiliated partners and third parties may themselves set and access their own tracking technologies when you visit our Site and they may have access to information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites or applications when you use the Site. Their use of such tracking technologies is not in our control and is subject to their own privacy policies.
V. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY
1. Linked Site
The site may contain links to or integrations with other services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media services and platforms whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult these other services’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
3. International Transfer
4. Data Security
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures designed to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the Information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the Information that we collect and store. We take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information.