This policy applies to information we collect:
It does not apply to information collected by:
No one under age 16 may provide any information to us or on or through the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website or through any of its features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including, without limitation, your name, address, telephone number, email address. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at email@example.com.
Residents of California and other states under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
We may collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information:
We collect this information:
The information we collect on or through the Website may include:
As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
The information we collect automatically is only statistical data and does not include personal information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of the Website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. It may be used to help us improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies used for this automatic data collection may include:
We do not collect personal information automatically, but we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible third party directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Information.
We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may use the information we have collected to enable us to display advertisements or other content to target audiences. Even though we do not disclose personal information for these purposes without consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with a third party through the Website, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may also disclose personal information:
The categories of personal information we may disclose include:
We may also collect other personal information outside of these categories through instances where you interact with us in person, online, or by phone or mail.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI's website.
Residents of certain states, such as California, Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will store your personal information in a manner consistent with our organizational and technical security measures and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
You may send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Residents of certain states, such as California, Colorado, Virginia, and Utah may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see Your State Privacy Rights for more information.
Upon receiving such a request, we will need to verify your identity to determine you are the same person about whom we have the information in our system. These verification efforts require us to ask you to provide information so that we can match it with information you have previously provided us. For instance, depending on the type of request you submit, we may ask you to provide certain information so that we can match the information you provide with the information we already have on file, or we may contact you through a communication method (e.g., phone or email) that you have previously provided to us. We may also use other verification methods as the circumstances dictate.
We will only use personal information provided in your request to verify your identity or authority to make the request. To the extent possible, we will avoid requesting additional information from you for the purposes of verification. However, if we cannot verify your identity from the information already maintained by us, we may request that you provide additional information for the purposes of verifying your identity and for security or fraud-prevention purposes. We will delete such additionally provided information as soon as we finish verifying you.
In some regions (like the EEA, UK, and Canada), you may have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. You can make such a request by contacting us email@example.com.
We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you are located in the EEA or UK and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
If you are located in Switzerland, the contact details for the data protection authorities are available here: https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home.html.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, which may be express and/or implied consent depending on the applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal of your consent nor, when applicable law allows, will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than your consent.
You can unsubscribe from our marketing and promotional communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send, or by contacting us at email@example.com. You will then be removed from the marketing lists. However, we may still communicate with you — for example, to respond to service requests, or for other purposes.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features of the Website. To opt out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on the Website visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
If you have questions or comments about your privacy rights, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State consumer privacy laws may provide their residents with additional rights regarding our use of their personal information. To learn more about California residents’ privacy rights, visit https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa.
California's “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of the Website that are California residents to request, once a year and free of charge, certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com.
Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to:
To exercise any of these rights please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other states may afford their residents similar or different rights with respect to their privacy and this policy does not constitute legal advice and should not be considered to be a comprehensive listing or description of such rights. You are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine whether you have additional privacy or other rights under the laws of any state, country, or other jurisdiction.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK GDPR require us to explain the valid legal bases we rely on in order to process your personal information. As such, we may rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:
We may process your information if you have given us specific permission or express consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose, or in situations where your permission can be inferred or where there is implied consent for us to use your personal information for a specific purpose. You can withdraw your consent at any time. In some exceptional cases, we may be legally permitted under applicable law to process your information without your consent, including, for example:
To exercise these rights, you can contact us by email at email@example.com. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would like to hear from you. We will not discriminate against you if you exercise your privacy rights.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
The safety and security of your information ultimately depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are solely responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone and that you choose a password that is unique and follows best practices in terms of being difficult for hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties to discover.
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