When you share information with us, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
• What information we collect and why we collect it.
• How we use that information.
• The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, please read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to us. If you have any questions, please contact us.
2. Information we collect
We collect and receive information from you in a few different ways: For example:
• When you sign up for an account, you may give us information such as your name, zip code, and date of birth;
• When you purchase our products or our paid services, you may give us your billing information, which may include your credit card data;
• When you post comments in response about any of our Products or Services or to a story or video, you understand that visitors to our site will see the comments you post; and
• When you otherwise contact us directly, you are providing us with certain information.
We also collect or receive information when you use our site. We collect some of this information using cookies, web beacons, and other technologies. For example, depending on how you access and use our site, we may receive:
• Login information.
This is information we collect and store when you use our site. It may include, for example:
o Information about the content you view, the search queries you submit, and information in cookies and similar technologies;
o Information about how you access our site, apps, and other services, your browser or operating system, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, and the website you visited before visiting our site.
• Device information.
This is information we collect and store about the device you use when you access our site. Device information includes, for example:
o The type of device you're using (e.g., an iPhone or tablet);
o Certain device identifiers which may be unique to your device; and
o Your Internet service provider.
• Location information.
This information can include, for example, your device's GPS signal and information about nearby WiFi networks and cell towers.
3. Information from third-party sources.
We may receive additional information about you that is publicly or commercially available. For example, we may receive information about you when you choose to connect with social networking services while using our site.
4. How We Use the Information We Collect and Receive
We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:
• To sell our products and provide you with our services.
We use the information we collect and receive to sell our products and provide you with the services you use or request.
• To provide relevant and compelling content.
We also use the information we collect and receive to provide content and advertising that people are likely to find relevant and engaging.
• To provide effective advertising.
Advertising supports parts of our site. We may use the information we collect and receive to make the advertising more effective and more relevant to you.
5. How We Share the Information We Collect and Receive
Except as set forth below, we don’t provide others with the information we receive from you. We may share your information with:
We may share your information with one of our affiliates.
• Business partners.
We may share your information with select business partners, who may use the information for a variety of purposes, including providing you with information regarding their products or services. You may elect not to receive this information.
• In response to legal process or to the threat of legal process.
We may disclose your information when we have a good faith belief that:
o It is necessary to respond to an actual or threatened legal process;
o The information is relevant to the investigation of a crime that has been or is being committed;
o An emergency exists that poses a threat to your safety or the safety of another person; or
o It is necessary to protect the rights or property of our company.
• Third Parties that provide content, advertising services, or functionality on our site
Third parties that are not affiliated with us may provide some of the content, advertising, and functionality on our site. Such third parties might include:
o Advertising providers, which help us and our advertising customers provide ads that are tailored to users' interests and understand how users respond to those ads;
o Audience-measurement companies, which help us measure the overall usage of our site and compare that usage to other online services; and
o Social networking services (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google) that enable you to login to our site and to share things you find on our site with your social network.
Note that some of these companies participate in industry-developed programs designed to provide consumers with choices about whether to receive targeted ads.
We don't control the privacy practices of these (or any other) third-party services. We therefore encourage you to read the privacy policies of the services before connecting to them.
6. Children's Privacy
If you have questions concerning our information practices with respect to children, or if you would like to review, have deleted, or stop the further collection of your child's personal information, please contact us.
7. International users
We are based in the United States, and, regardless of where you use our site or otherwise provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the U.S. Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence. By using our site or by providing us with your information, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the U.S.
8. How to Contact Us