Additionally, visitors who submit information via our Contact, Suggest Story, Email This, and similar forms, or who subscribe to our mailing list, will have their email addresses, IP addresses, and optionally, Twitter handle, recorded; these are collected so that we may reply to the submitter if they have a question or comment, to reduce spam, to credit the story submitter if we post a suggestion, and to send the requested emails to the mailing list subscriber. In all such cases you have the option of providing us with personally identifiable information. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails and we may, from time to time, track user email usage in a continued effort to improve our services.
Except as described below, we will never sell or otherwise distribute your email address, IP address, or any other identifying information to outside parties unless required by law.
In the event of a sponsored contest, giveaway, or other similar post, we may collect and share additional data with the sponsor. Refer to the terms and conditions on the specific contest entry form for full details.
OTHER DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION. We may disclose personally identifiable information in order to respond to a subpoena, court order or other such request. We may also provide such personally identifiable information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or as otherwise required by law. Your personally identifiable information may be provided to a party if we file for bankruptcy, or there is a transfer of the assets or ownership of the Company in connection with proposed or consummated corporate reorganizations, such as mergers or acquisitions.
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NOTICE REGARDING ONLINE BEHAVIORAL ADVERTISING. We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org.
MOBILE DEVICE ADVERTISING. Some third-party companies, such as Google, enable remarketing of ads using mobile device identifiers designated for advertising (“advertising-specific device identifier”). We will collect and pass to third parties advertising-specific device identifiers unless you have opted-out of ad tracking for your device. Details on how to opt out of such tracking may be found at your device manufacturer’s website. If you have opted out of ad tracking and wish to reset the identifier to disassociate the device from remarketing data that was collected and passed before the opt-out, please visit your device manufacturer’s website for details on how to do so.
SECURITY. We take appropriate steps to ensure data privacy and security including through various hardware and software methodologies. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that is disclosed online.
OTHER WEBSITES. Please be aware that the website may contain links to or embedded content from other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of websites to which we link. If you provide any information to such third parties, different rules regarding the collection and use of your personal information will apply. We strongly suggest you review such third party’s privacy policies before providing any data to them. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.
USE BY CHILDREN. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children are not permitted to use the Company website or services, and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the website. Since information regarding children under the age of 13 is not collected, we do not knowingly distribute personal information regarding children under the age of 13.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 5 January, 2015