Effective Date: August 16, 2012
– We ask you for, and use technology to detect, information about you. Some of this
information is shared with others.
– If location services are enabled, your Device location may be tracked.
– Survey results provided to sponsors will be de-identified (i.e., your Personal Information
will not be linked to your survey results in what the sponsor receives).
– By downloading our apps or using our sites, you consent to our practices detailed below.
– Click here for an index of topics covered below. You may click on any topic to go to the details.
You can use our Sites/Apps to register for and take surveys for our survey sponsors. The survey results we share with the sponsors will never tie your responses back to your personal identity. In other words, we do not link your Personal Information to your survey results when we give the survey results to a survey sponsor.
This policy does not apply to our data collection activities offline or otherwise outside of our Sites/Apps (unless otherwise stated below). To the extent we provide you notice on our Sites/Apps of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.
You may give us Personal Information and Demographic Information, such as when you
register or contact us. More
We may obtain information about you from third parties. More
We use your Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information for a variety of purposes. More
We will not give a survey sponsor your survey results linked to your Personal Information. However, we may provide other of your information to third parties under various other circumstances. More
(e) Co-branded Areas
We are not responsible for your interaction with third party content or locations. More
You may change certain account information and preferences. More
Data may be transferred to the United States. More
We do not intend to collect Personal Information from children. If you think we have, let us know. More
No data security is absolute, but we take reasonable steps to secure data appropriately. More
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1. What Information Do The Sites/Apps Collect?
(a) Information You Provide To Us
(b) Information We Collect or Store As You Access And Use The Sites/Apps
This Usage Information may include:
- Your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Sites/Apps, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier;
- Your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
- The areas within our Sites/Apps that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
- Your Device location;
- Your Device characteristics; and
- Certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.
We may use various now and later developed methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information (“Tracking Technologies”). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed):
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Sites/Apps. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Unlike Flash cookies, HTML5 cookies do not require a plug-in. Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies or HTML5 cookies. For information on disabling Flash cookies go to Adobe’s website www.adobe.com. Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies, Flash cookies, or HTML5 cookies on your Device, some parts of our Sites/Apps may not function properly, and that when you revisit our Sites/Apps your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our Sites/Apps’ pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Sites/Apps, to monitor how users navigate the Sites/Apps, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Sites/Apps, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Sites/Apps, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
ETag, or entity tag. A feature of the cache in browsers. It is an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of Device Identifier. ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where the consumer blocks HTTP, Flash, and HTML5 cookies.
We may use Tracking Technologies for a variety of purposes, including:
(c) Information Third Parties Provide About You
2. How Do We Use The Information Collected?
Please note that information submitted to the Sites/Apps via a “contact us” or other similar function may not receive a response; we will not use that information so provided to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your inquiry unless you agree otherwise.
3. How and When Do We Disclose Information to Third Parties?
(a) When You Agree To Receive Information From Third Parties. You may be presented with an option on our Sites/Apps to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties. If you choose to do so, your Personal Information will be disclosed to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third party privacy policies and practices of such third parties. We are not responsible for such third party privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review such third party privacy policies and practices of such third parties prior to agreeing to receive such information from them. If you later decide that you no longer want to receive communications from one of these third parties, you will need to contact that third party directly.
(b) Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf. We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Sites/Apps, such as hosting the Sites/Apps, designing and/or operating the Sites/Apps’ features, tracking the Sites/Apps’ activities and analytics, and enabling us to send you survey or other offers or perform administrative services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third party analytics service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including Personal Information, about you. We are not responsible for those third party technologies or activities arising out of them.
(c) Administrative and Legal Reasons. Subject to applicable law, we may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including Device Identifiers and Personal Information), including disclosure to third parties: (i) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law; (ii) to protect and/or defend the Sites/Apps’ Terms of Service or other policies applicable to the Sites/Apps, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Sites/Apps or any third party; and/or (iv) to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues. Further, we may use IP address or other Device Identifiers, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in our discretion, subject to applicable law. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
(d) Business Transfer. We may share your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Sites/Apps or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.
(f) Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “Promotion”) through the Sites/Apps that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, allowing us and the sponsor of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
(g) Your Connecticut Privacy Rights. Connecticut law requires any person or entity that collects Social Security numbers from Connecticut residents in the course of business to create a privacy protection policy and to publish or display it publicly. It is our policy to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers in our possession from misuse and improper disclosure by maintaining and enforcing policies and physical and electronic safeguards against misuse and improper disclosure. Unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers is prohibited, and access to them is limited to personnel who need access to such information in order to perform their job functions.
4. Do Third Party Content And Links To Third Party Sites/Apps Appear on the Sites/Apps?
5. How Do I Change My Information And Communications Preferences?
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. The Sites/Apps may allow you to review, correct or update Personal Information you have provided through the Sites/Apps’ registration forms and “Contact Us” links, your account registrant page or otherwise, and you may provide registration updates and changes by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If so, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. With respect to our mobile applications (i.e., when we are the application publisher), you can prospectively stop all collection of information by the application by uninstalling the application. You may use the standard uninstall process as may be available as part of your applicable Device or potentially via the appropriate application or app marketplace.
Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. When you edit or delete your Personal Information, or change your preferences on the Sites/Apps, information that you change or remove may nonetheless persist, or be retained, internally for our administrative purposes.
You may cancel or modify our e-mail marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional e-mails or in some cases by logging into your Site account and changing your communication preferences. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and if your opt-out is limited to certain types of e-mails the opt-out will be so limited. If you subscribe to text messages from us, you can terminate a particular text message subscription by reply texting “STOP.” Subsequent or different subscriptions will be unaffected.
Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of the Sites/Apps, such as administrative and services announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving marketing communications.