when you otherwise interact with us.
you by revising the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, we
may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to our website or
you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our
information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information
when you subscribe to a newsletter or email list, survey, contest or
promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party social media sites,
request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, password,
postal address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, employer information,
photo, payment information (such as your credit or debit card and billing address),
preference or interest data, and any other information you choose to provide.
If you provide an email address to invite a friend to participate in the Services, we will
collect that email address and use it to send your friend such an invitation.
Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may automatically collect information about
Log Information: We collect log information about your use of the Services, including your
Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, access times, pages viewed, web browser,
links clicked and the page you visited before navigating to the Services.
Mobile Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access
our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique
device identifiers, mobile network information and information about your use of our
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We and our service providers
use various technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons.
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us
improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services
are popular, and count visits. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in
our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information
we collect through our Services. For example, if you create or log into your account
through a third-party social media site, we will have access to certain information from
that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with
the authorization procedures determined by such social media site; we may also collect
information about you when you post content to our pages/feeds on third-party social
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
• Provide, maintain, improve and promote our products and services;
• Provide and deliver the information, products and services you request, process
transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and
• Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and
• Respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide customer
• Communicate with you about products, services, surveys, offers, promotions,
rewards and events offered by Company and others, and provide news and
information we think will be of interest to you;
• Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
• Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or
features that match user profiles or interests;
• Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries
• Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your
needs and provide you with better service; and
• Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S.
law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you
consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other
Sharing of Information
We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy
• With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such
information to carry out work or perform services on our behalf;
• When you participate in the interactive areas of our Services, certain information
you provide may be displayed to other users, such as your name, photo,
comments and other information you choose to provide;
• In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance
with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process;
• If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies,
or to protect the rights, property and safety of Company or others;
• In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company
assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another
• With your consent or at your direction.
Social Sharing Features
The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the
Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other
media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with
your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that
provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope
of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit
the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others
We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to
technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites,
including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked
and conversion information. This information may be used by Company and others to,
among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content,
deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other
websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about
interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for
behavioral advertising purposes by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising
Alliance, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
Company takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss,
theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
You may review, correct or modify information maintained in your newsletter prererence through mailchip at
any time by logging into your account and updating your profile information or by
emailing us at [email protected] If you wish to delete or deactivate your
account, please email us at [email protected], but note that some information
you provide through the Services may continue to be accessible (e.g., comments you
submit through the Services) and that we may continue to store information about you
as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or
archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually
choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you
choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability or functionality of
You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the
instructions in those communications or by sending an email to
[email protected] If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional
communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.
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good experience when you browse our website, and also allow us to improve our site. By continuing to
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your
computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.
They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a
shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and
to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way
our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables
us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example,
your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the
links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed
on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use
This website will set some cookies that are essential for the website to operate correctly. These cookies,
none of which capture personally identifiable information, are as follows:
Visitor ID – this cookie is a numeric value that identifies unique visitors and provides coherence and
consistency to a site visit;
Page Number – this cookie identifies the page you are on;
Session ID – this cookie identifies your website session;
Test – this cookie checks whether or not your browser supports cookies;
Order – this cookie ensures that your shopping basket works correctly.
Our websites will set several types of third-party cookie, and we do not control the operation of any of
them. The third-party cookies which may be set include:
Google Analytics – we use Google Analytics to collect data about website usage. This data does not
AddThis – the AddThis cookie is used when you use the ShareThis service on our website to share a link
Facebook Pixels – we use Facebook Pixels to retarget website users for Facebook ads. This means that if
CommentLuv – we use CommentLuv to give blog commenters the option to include a link to one of their
recent blog posts with their comment. This data improves the users experience. You can opt out of using
developer here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/commentluv/‹
Askimet – we use Askimet to block spam comments. It’s a plug-in that blocks suspicious comments
(including suspicious IP addresses) so that we don’t have to spend huge chunks of time deleting spam
comments. You can view their terms of service right here: https://akismet.com/tos/
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of
all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential
cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.