Last Updated: November 2, 2023
To all Information (as that term is defined below) collected by the Applications (as defined above), but does not, unless specifically stated, apply to any information collected by any other company;
To our use of combined information if we combine Information (as that term is defined below) collected by the Applications with other information we collect from other sources (for example, information collected at a physical location), marketing companies or Advertisers; and
By using the Services, participating in any activities in connection with the Services, and/or providing us with your Personal Information and Other Information, you consent to the transfer and/or processing of any Information to and in the United States.
When we use the term “Personal Information”, we mean information that you provide us that identifies you or would allow someone to contact you, such as your full name, postal address, email address, or telephone number. When we use the term “Other Information”, we mean any other information that may be collected about you, including, but not limited to, Device and advertising identifiers and information collected through cookies or other Tracking Technologies or Identifiers (as those terms are defined below). Personal Information and Other Information shall be referred to, together, as “Information”.
3.1. Information We Collect that You Provide Us.
3.1.1. User Registration; Third Party Social Media Network Sign-On. If we offer user registration on the Services, to register as a member of the Services, there may be a few options for you to register: Service Registration (as described below) and Third Party Social Media Network Sign-On (as described below), if offered by the particular Service. In each case, you are required to either use a pre-existing user name and password (together, your “User ID”) or select a new User ID.
3.1.2. Service Registration. For Service registration, you are required to select a User ID and may be required to also provide other Information, such as your email address and date of birth. Additional Information may be requested and/or required during the registration process.
3.1.3. In Connection with Certain Features and Functions. We may also provide you with access to certain features or functions that we may offer on the Services, such as the option to participate in commenting, shopping, and member profile pages. To sign up for or participate in these features or functions, you may be required to provide us with certain Information about you in order for us to personalize and/or allow you to use such features and functions. For example, if we offer e-Commerce services on a Service, if you order any of our goods or services through such services, in addition to your name and contact information, we (or our operational service providers that we use to provide the e-Commerce service) may also collect and/or maintain your billing address, shipping address, selections, credit card or other payment instrument information, order number, and information about your computer’s internet address and website which may have referred or directed you to the Services.
The Services may also provide features, functions, and/or services powered by an SMN or other third party. For example, Information may be disclosed to an SMN through plug-ins offered by such SMN (such as Likes, Shares or commenting). Please take care when using any SMN or other third party service and familiarize yourself with the SMN’s or other third party’s policies and agreements, if any, that govern such use.
The Services and/or third parties may use “cookies”, “web beacons”, Flash local shared objects and other similar tracking technologies (collectively, “Tracking Technologies”) to collect Other Information automatically as you browse and use the Services and other websites, applications, or other interactive services. “Cookies” are typically html or browser-based text or other files (and often referred to as browser cookies) that help store information, user preferences, and/or user activity. “Web beacons” (also known as image tags, gif, tracking pixels or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect data, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. Flash local shared objects (“LSOs”) (sometimes known as Flash cookies) are text or other files that help store user preferences and/or activity.
These Tracking Technologies collect “click stream” data and additional Other Information regarding your visits to the Services (such as your visits to the Service’s webpages or applications, type of browser used, device type and model, system language, Wi-Fi status, device motion parameters, carrier, type of operating system used, date and time of viewing, use of our features, and purchasing history or preferences) or other websites, applications, or interactive services. Through these Tracking Technologies, we may collect such Other Information across multiple sessions on these Services and other websites, applications, or other interactive services and may also collect or access your IP address and/or set or access some other identifier unique to the Device(s), Device platform, and/or Device-Internet browser combination you use to access the Services (“Identifier”). For example, we may set a unique alphanumeric Identifier unique to your home computer on Firefox, or access an Identifier provided by a mobile platform, such as the application or advertising Identifiers offered by Apple. Your Personal Information is not collected as part of this process but we may combine any or all of the Other Information we collect using Tracking Technologies and associate it and/or Identifiers with your Personal Information (such as your User ID) and/or with other non-personally identifiable unique identifiers assigned by Network or third parties.
3.2.1. The Services’ Use of Tracking Technologies to Collect Information. We may use Tracking Technologies in the emails we send to you. We use Tracking Technologies to enable us to collect and then use Information as described in Section 4.2 “Other Information Collected By Us” under “How Is Collected Information Used” below. For example, we use Tracking Technologies to prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times or seeing advertisements too frequently, to tailor your experience on the Services by delivering relevant personalized advertising, email marketing, and other content, and to record if you have opted out of receiving personalized advertising from us.
3.2.2. Third Parties’ Use of Tracking Technologies to Collect Information. These Services may also use third party advertising networks, data exchanges, data management platforms, supply side platforms, ad exchanges, traffic or audience measurement service providers, marketing analytics service providers, and other third parties (collectively, “Third Party Service Providers”) to, for example, facilitate personalized advertisements (“Customized Advertising”) and/or other content, serve advertisements on the Services, assist in our marketing and advertising to other users or potential users, and/or measure and analyze advertising or content effectiveness and/or traffic on the Services. Customized Advertising enables us to, among other things, help deliver advertisements to you for products and services that you might be interested in based on your visits to the Services and other websites, applications, or other interactive services you have visited.
Third Party Service Providers, as well as Advertisers and other third parties, may themselves set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device subject to your choices about those Tracking Technologies (see “Tracking Technologies Set by Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers” section below and “More Information on Managing Tracking Technologies” section below) and/or they may otherwise collect or have access to Information about you and your online activities over time and across different websites, applications, and interactive services when you use the Services.
Except to the extent necessary to provide services to the Services, Third Party Service Providers do not have access to Tracking Technologies set by the Services, but we may provide to Third Party Service Providers certain Other Information collected by Tracking Technologies set by the Services in order for the Services to provide Customized Advertising or in order for the Third Party Service Providers to provide other services to the Services, such as measuring or analyzing advertising or content effectiveness or traffic on the Services. For example, in order to analyze traffic on the Services, we may provide to our Third Party Service Providers certain information we collect about your interaction with the Services along with an Identifier so that the Third Party Service Provider may provide analytics services to the Services.
4.1 Personal Information. Network may use the Personal Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:
4.2 Other Information Collected by Us. Network uses the Other Information we collect from you in a variety of ways, including:
5.1 Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Personal Information.
5.1.1. In Connection with Marketing and Promotional Emails and Offers.
You may “opt-out” of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us at any time by using the opt-out mechanism that is contained in each such email. Please note that when you opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us, you are not opting out of receiving newsletters from us (please see Section 5.1.2 below for your newsletter options).
Please note that, if you deactivate your registration as a member of the Service, you shall continue to receive marketing and promotional emails from the Services unless you subsequently exercise your opt-out options above.
5.1.2 In Connection with Newsletters and Other Editorial-based Emails.
If the Service offers newsletters or other editorial-based emails, you may opt out of receiving any such newsletter emails by using the opt-out mechanism contained in each such newsletter email. Please note that when you opt-out of receiving any or all newsletters and other editorial-based emails from us, you are not opting out of receiving marketing and promotional emails from us (please see Section 5.1.1 above for your marketing and promotional email options) and please note that, if you deactivate your registration as a member of the Service, you shall continue to receive newsletters from the Services unless you subsequently exercise your opt-out options above.
5.1.3. Certain Continuing Rights Regardless of Opt-Outs. However, even if you exercise your opt-out rights above, we, or Network, may continue to contact you for the other purposes described in the “How Collected Information Is Used” Section above, such as for maintenance and administrative purposes.
5.2. Your Choices with Respect to Tracking Technologies.
5.2.1 Tracking Technologies Set By Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers. Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers may collect Other Information about you when you visit a Service for Customized Advertising to help identify products and services that may interest you and deliver advertising and/or other content tailored to your interests and for the other uses described above. Your opt-out options regarding these Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers are described below.
For more information about Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers and your ability to opt-out of Advertising from such third parties, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool and/or the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. Please click on the links to these tools to learn more about your choices. Please note that, if third party browser cookies are disabled (whether by you or automatically by the browser or Device) or you subsequently delete browser cookies, the opt-out choices you have exercised may not function and you may need to enable third party cookies or opt out again in order for your opt-out choices to function.
You may also prevent or exercise choices regarding the use of certain Tracking Technologies for a particular Device and Internet browser combination by using the controls for the Internet browser as described in the “More Information About Cookie Controls” section below. Please note that using those controls may affect Tracking Technologies that are browser cookies but may not affect other Tracking Technologies such as Flash LSOs.
See the “More Information on Managing Tracking Technologies” section below for additional information about managing Tracking Technologies set by Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers and for information on your choices regarding Identifiers on mobile platforms.
5.2.2. Tracking Technologies Set By the Services. With respect to the Tracking Technologies set by the Services, you can prevent or exercise choices regarding the use of certain Tracking Technologies for a particular Device and Internet browser combination by using the controls in your Internet browser as described in the “More Information About Cookie Controls” section below. Please note that using those controls may affect Tracking Technologies that are browser cookies but may not affect other Tracking Technologies such as Flash LSOs.
See the “More Information on Managing Tracking Technologies” section below for additional information about managing Tracking Technologies set by the Services and for information on your choices regarding Identifiers on mobile platforms.
Please note that if you exercise the opt-out above, that only applies to the use of the data for Customized Advertising and we may still use the data for other purposes described in Section 4 “How Collected Information Is Used” above, such as for video playhead tracking and to optimize your video experience.
5.2.3. More Information on Managing Tracking Technologies. With respect to the Tracking Technologies set by the Services, Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers, please note the following with respect to the above opt-out options:
126.96.36.199. More Information About Cookie Controls. For the following Internet browsers, you may prevent or exercise choices regarding browser cookies for a particular Device and Internet browser combination by using the controls described in the following:
If your Internet browser is not listed above or you otherwise are having difficulties with the links, you may be able to access controls to:
The above options may cover browser cookies set by the Services, browser cookies not set by the Services (sometimes called third party cookies), and/or both types of browser cookies.
Many tools discussed above are “Internet browser cookie based”. This means that such tools rely on cookies to remember your choices. For example, if you delete Tracking Technologies using the controls in your Web browser, after disabling such Tracking Technologies, you may have to disable such Tracking Technologies again to reestablish your preferences and, if you exercise opt-outs through the mechanisms described above, and then delete or block browser cookies, you may need to exercise your opt-outs through these mechanisms again.
The tools are “Internet browser and Device-specific” or “Device-specific”. Note that when you exercise your options using controls for the Internet browser, your choices shall only apply to the specific Internet browser on that Device and not across Devices and platforms.
188.8.131.52. Automatic Disabling of Third Party Cookies and Effect on Certain Opt-Outs. Some Device manufacturers and/or browsers (such as Safari) may preset their browser to automatically disable browser cookies from websites, applications, or other interactive services other than those you visit directly (sometimes referred to as third party cookies) and, if so, the opt-out choices you have exercised with regard to third parties may not function and you may need to enable third party cookies in order for your opt-out choices to function. For example, unless you enable third party cookies on Safari, your opt-out choices made on the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising site and on the Network Advertising Initiative site may not function.
184.108.40.206. Limitations Regarding Web Beacons. Web beacons cannot be deleted or disabled using the above opt-out options, but may be affected if such web beacons rely on browser cookies or other deleted or disabled Tracking Technologies to track your activities.
220.127.116.11. How to Manage Flash LSOs (sometimes known as Flash Cookies). Control of Flash LSOs (sometimes known as Flash Cookies) Must Be Handled Separately. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE USE AND STORAGE OF FLASH LSOs TYPICALLY CANNOT BE CONTROLLED THROUGH YOUR INTERNET BROWSER. Deleting, rejecting, disabling, or turning off Tracking Technologies set by Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers and set by this Services through the above options shall not remove Flash LSOs. For more information about Flash LSOs and how to uninstall Flash Player, please visit here. If you remove Flash LSOs, you may not have access to certain features of the Services and some of our other services may not function properly.
18.104.22.168. Other Effects of Managing Tracking Technologies. In addition to the above, if you delete or disable Tracking Technologies set by the Services, the Services may no longer be able to offer certain features or functionality to you, such as remembering your preferences, remembering your username, saving your player settings, or other purposes described in “Other Information Collected By Us” above, and some of our other services may not function properly. In addition to the above, if you disable or delete Tracking Technologies set by Third Party Service Providers and Advertisers (or if such Tracking Technologies are automatically disabled on your Device or browser), the Services may no longer be able to offer certain functionality to you, such as enabling SMN login or saving your player settings and certain services or advertisements may not work for such Devices or browsers.
22.214.171.124. Mobile Platforms. Certain mobile platforms, such as Apple or Google, may offer users choice regarding the Identifiers we, Third Party Service Providers, or Advertisers may access and use, which may not be browser cookie based. We encourage you to review and understand the choices that such mobile platforms may provide to you regarding these Identifiers.
126.96.36.199. Certain Identifiers. Certain Identifiers we set may not be deleted, blocked, or disabled using the above opt-out options, but may be affected if such Identifiers rely on, or are associated with, browser cookies or other Tracking Technologies.
We may share your Personal Information with the Third Party Service Providers that assist us in delivering Text Services and similar services to you and within Network and as otherwise provided in “Sharing and Disclosure of Information” below.
7.1. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information.
We may disclose your Personal Information within Network and/or to third parties under the circumstances described below.
7.1.1. Disclosure with Network. We may disclose Personal Information within Network for marketing, administrative, and/or other purposes. You can choose to opt-out of certain such uses as described in the “Opting-Out of Certain Uses of Personal Information” Section above.
7.1.2. Disclosure of Certain Information in Postings Intended to Be Disclosed. Certain Personal Information associated with a Posting may be intended for disclosure (“Posting Information”), such as username. We shall disclose Posting Information in connection with the display of, and other services relating to, such Posting.
7.1.4. Disclosure to Third Party Service Providers. We also have the right to disclose your Personal Information to Third Party Service Providers for the purpose of administering and maintaining the Service’s services, features, functions, and operations, for Service hosting, conducting usage analysis, sending e-mail or other communications, fulfilling orders, providing marketing and advertising tools and data analytics capabilities, including but not limited to Customized Advertising and to assist in our marketing and advertising to other users or potential users, clearing and processing credit card payments, distributing surveys and engaging in research, or performing other administrative services.
7.1.5. Disclosure to Certain Other Third Parties. In addition to the above, we make your Personal Information available to certain third parties in the following limited circumstances:
8.1. Service Registration. If you registered for any of the Services, generally, you may review, update, or delete certain Information collected by the Services by, if you are a registered user of the Service, logging into the Service and using the tools provided to edit such Information. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as date of birth or age, cannot be deleted, but may be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. We will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Information you have given us in order to keep your information current.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to help protect your Personal Information. However, as is the case with all websites, applications, and online services, we unfortunately are not able to guarantee security for data collected through our Services.
11.1. Accuracy and Confidentiality. It is your responsibility to give us current, complete, truthful, and accurate information, including Personal Information, and to keep such information up to date.
Further, if you use any of the Communities features and functions made available on or through the Services, please remember that any Information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public. Please use caution when disclosing any Personal Information in the Communities, as you do not know who may access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to set certain limits on the availability of some or all features within our Communities.