Information we collect
We automatically receive and record information from your device or web browser when you interact with the Services. This information may include your IP address, cookie information, and other details. This information is used for fighting spam/malware, to facilitate the collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (for example, what links you have clicked on and shared with others, including via email and social media), and to otherwise personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services.
In general, the Services collect usage information automatically, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site or application. We may use this data to generate statistics on the use of the Services. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties we authorize to determine how often users access parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.
Web browser cookies
We may utilize cookies to identify that your web browser has accessed the Services and may associate that information with the device you use to connect to the Services, or email or social media accounts that you use to share our content.
Most browsers have an option for disabling the cookie feature. This will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, and can allow you to control the acceptance of new cookies in a variety of ways. We recommend that you leave cookie functionality active, because they enable you to use the most compelling features of the Services.
How we use collected information
We may use information collected from your visit to our site for the following purposes:
- Customizing your experience. We may use information collected to understand how you individually or our users collectively use our site.
- Site enhancement. We continually work to improve our website based on the information and feedback received from you.
- Sending occasional emails. The email address you provide when contacting us through our site will be used to respond to your inquiries. You may also decide to opt in to our mailing list (if applicable). From our mailing list, you may receive emails that include content updates and related information.
How we protect your information
We follow appropriate data collection, storage and processing standards and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information. While we make every effort to secure our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that these security measures will prevent third parties from illegally retrieving this information.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website or administrating activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys.
We may also release your personal identifiable information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other entities with which we conduct business. We communicate this type of data so that our partners can ascertain which methods and how often people use our Services and our partners’ services or websites, which allows both the improvement of their services and how our Services interact with them. Additionally, these third parties may communicate information with us about you that they have independently developed or acquired according to their own privacy policies.
Third party websites
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
The online safety and the protection of children’s privacy is important to us. We never knowingly collect or maintain information from users who are under the age of 13. Our site is aimed at a general audience and is intended for use by adults. No part of our website has been created specifically to appeal to anyone under the age of 13.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Companies that collect personally identifiable information from residents of the State of California and disclose such information to third parties (including affiliated entities) for marketing purposes must, in response to a request by a consumer, either (1) provide a list detailing the categories of information shared and the entities to which such information was provided, or (2) provide a mechanism by which a consumer may opt out of having their information shared in this manner. We have elected to use the second option and you may request that your personal information not be shared with third parties by contacting us through the website.
You can also generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI site and DAA site.