INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Provide To Us
Information We Collect Automatically
Whenever you interact with the Sites, we and third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you access and use the Sites (“Usage Information”). Usage Information may include, in part, your browser or device type, your operating system, the page served, the time, the preceding page views, and your use of features or applications on the Sites. This statistical data provides us with information about the use of the Sites, such as how many visitors visit a specific page, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. This information helps us keep the Sites fresh and interesting to our visitors and tailor content to a visitor’s interests.
Technologies used on the Sites to collect Usage Information may include, but are not limited to:
Cookies are data files placed on a device when it is used to access the Sites. Either we or our third-party service providers may place cookies or similar files on your device for security purposes, to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your experience while visiting the Sites. Cookies allow us to collect technical and navigational information, such as your browser type, time you spend on the Sites and the pages you visit. Cookies allow us to select which of our advertisements or offers are most likely to appeal to you and display them while you are on the Sites. If you would prefer not to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; or set your browser to automatically not accept any cookies. In addition, the advertisements and offers we provide when you visit us may not be as relevant to you or tailored to your interests.
A pixel tag is a transparent graphic image, sometimes called a clear GIF, web beacon or tracking beacon, placed on a web page or in an email, which indicates that a page or email has been viewed. In addition, a pixel tag may tell your browser to get content from another server.
We also automatically collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device you use to access the Sites. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device when you access a web site or its servers, and our computers identify your device (including its location) by its Device Identifier.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use the information we collect about and from you for a variety of business purposes, including, for example, to respond to your questions and requests; provide you with access to certain areas and features of the Sites; communicate with you about your account and activities using the Sites and changes to any of our policies; tailor content, advertisements, and offers we serve you; improve the Services; to process applications and transactions, and for our internal business purposes. In addition, we may use your Personal Information for other purposes for which you otherwise provide your consent.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf
In order to carry out your requests, to make various features, services and materials available to you through the Sites, and to respond to your inquiries, we may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our affiliates). These may include, for example, companies or individuals that host or operate the Sites, analyze data or provide customer service, and payment providers. We may also use your Personal Information or share it with our subsidiaries, affiliates, or other third parties to provide you with Service information and promotional and other offers.
Your Agreement to Have Your Personal Information Shared
In addition, we may transfer and disclose information, including your Personal Information, Usage Information and Device Identifier (including IP address), to third parties to comply with our legal obligations; when we believe that the law requires it; at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; or other applicable policies; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property, safety, or security of third parties, visitors to the Sites or the public.
INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES
YOUR CHOICE AND ACCESS
In accordance with our routine record keeping, we may delete certain records that contain Personal Information you have submitted to us. We are under no obligation to store your Personal Information indefinitely, and we disclaim any liability arising out of, or related to, the destruction of your Personal Information. Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without retaining some residual data because of backups and other reasons. Finally, please be aware that we do not control certain privacy settings and preferences maintained by our social media partners like Facebook and Twitter. If you wish to make changes to those settings and preferences, you may do so by visiting the settings page of the appropriate social media site.
We may allow you to refer friends to the Services via email and social networking platforms. If you refer a friend by email, we will collect the name and email addresses of proposed recipients to send the email on your behalf. We may also use your name and email address in order to identify you as the initiator of the email. Please inform your friends that we may send those emails on your behalf.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We take information security seriously, and we use reasonable security measures to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of your Personal Information. Please note, however, that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or that we store. You use the Services and provide us with your information at your own risk.
Because protecting the privacy of children is especially important, the Services and the Sites are not directed to children under 21. We do not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under 21 years of age. If you are under 21 years of age, please do not use or access the Sites at any time in any manner. If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 21, we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information from our records.
The Sites may contain links to external third-party sites that we do not own or operate. This may include links from partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding or co-marketing agreement and sites selling our goods and/or services. We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these third-party sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices. These other sites may send their own cookies to your device, they may independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. You should also independently assess the authenticity of any site which appears or claims that it is one of our services (including those linked to through an email or social networking page).
CONSENT TO PROCESSING AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION
We operate the Sites in the United States and process and store all information on secure servers in the United States. Our use of your information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect may be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Services, or providing us with any information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other applicable territories in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as or equivalent to those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
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Last updated: September 10th 2016