What do we collect?
When you access the Site we may collect certain identifiable and non-identifiable information such as Internet Protocol Address (also known as IP Address), device used to the access the Site, and browser used to access the Site as well as information such as time spent on the Site and even reviewing specific articles/reviews (collectively, the “Optimization Data”).
We may, from time to time, offer a newsletter and/or the ability to create an account. In such event you will, at a minimum be required to provide an email address and may provide additional information such as a username and password as well as have the opportunity to provide information about sites you are interested in and other areas of interest (collectively, the “Optional Data”).
How do we use the data we collect?
The Optimization Data is used for Site optimization, maintenance, and trend monitoring so that more interesting and better content can be tailored to the Site’s users.
The Optional Data will, if ever collected, be used to provide you a newsletter about the Site, posts and offers available through the Sites, and other information and advertisements we believe may be of interest to users of the Sites either as a whole or based upon Optional Data provided to us.
How this information is shared
Optimization Data may be shared with third parties for website optimization, troubleshooting and other related operational purposes. Anonymized versions of the data collected hereunder may be shared with third parties for marketing purposes, such as, by way of example only and not limitation, sharing information with potential advertisers that the Site receives a certain amount of views per month from certain regions, average time spent on the Site and/or specific articles including breaking such information down by region, etc.
Email addresses may be shared with third email delivery services solely for the purpose of distributing to individuals who have elected to provide such information the newsletters and other Site/account related communications. Your selected username, to the extent the Site offers users the ability to comment on the Site, will be shared in connection with any comment you elect to post/share through the Site.
Information You Share
From time to time the Site may offer the ability for users of the Site to post text or images through the Site. All information, whether through text or image, that you elect to share through the Site is deemed public information and you understand and agree that the Site cannot control how another user of the Site may use or share such information. The Site reminds you to exercise caution in all information you share through internet websites, including the Site, including using caution in selecting your username so that it is not easily identified to your real name or social networking websites in your real name.
All data collected from and about users is retained in compliance with our internal data retention policy. If we receive a request to delete your personally identifying information, all information will be deleted in compliance with law. For questions about data privacy or to request deletion of your personally identifying information, please contact our DPO as follows: email@example.com
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, California residents have a right to request a copy of the following:
- The categories of information we have collected about you;
- The categories of sources of the information we have collected about you;
- The purpose for which we have collected such information about you;
- A copy of the personally identifying information we have collected about you; and,
- To be informed if we have sold or disclosed your personally identifying in firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com formation to a third party and for what purpose.
Although we are not a California company, we will provide this information to California residents for free up to two times per twelve month period. When provided, the responsive information will be for the twelve month period prior to the date of your request. For your privacy, prior to providing such information, we may require certain information from you to confirm it is the accountholder requesting such information. Also, to protect your privacy, responsive information will only be provided to the email address on file for your account.
If you are a California resident and would like to request any of this information, you may do so by emailing us as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
Withdrawal of Consent
If you would like to withdraw your consent at any time, you may do so by requesting account deletion.