1. Information Collected
(a) We may collect the following Personal Information from you when you access, use, or visit the Site:
i. Information you submit to the Site or the Company. We collect information you submit to us, which may include your name, social media profile usernames or display names, email address, and content and comments you submit to the Site in any form.
ii. Information from your social media accounts. You may wish to connect with us through various social media accounts. If you do, we may collect Personal Information provided by social media profiles when you interact with the Site. For example, if you access our Site through Facebook, or you “like” or “share” our content through a social media application, we may collect information as provided by the third party platform you’ve interacted with. This information may include your username or public profile name, an access token necessary to access that service, and any information that you have made public on the third party service or permitted the third party to share with us. If you allow us access to your “friends” or “connections” lists (or similar such lists), your friends’ usernames may be collected by the Site.
iii. Information collected by advertisers. The Site may feature advertisements presented by third party vendors, including Google. These third parties may use certain cookies to enable them to serve ads based on your visits to the Site and other destinations on the internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the Ads Settings portion of your Google account.
iv. Information collected for web optimization and analytics. Our Site utilizes cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer. Cookies are used to optimize your site experience and allow for the Site to recognize your computer or device. Cookies do not grant us access to your computer or mobile device and does not provide information about you other than the data you choose to share with us. You can usually disable cookies in your web browser or mobile device. However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Site. To enhance your experience with the Site, customize the Site for your preferences, and protect your security, we may also utilize local storage objects, canvas fingerprinting and other browser-fingerprinting techniques, data logs, clear .gif files (also known as web beacons), and various site analytics services and techniques.
v. Information sent by your device. We may also collect information shared by your device, such as your IP address, browser or device information, and Site usage.
2. Sharing and Use of Personal Information
(a) If you sign up for our newsletter or other alerts, we may use your Personal Information to send you emails, SMS messages, or other communications. You can opt out of these.
(b) We may use your Personal Information to optimize your experience while on the site or and to help us identify and or provide information, offers, products, or services that may be of interest to you. We may optimize the Site based upon your usage patterns.
(d) We may use your Personal Information to send you information about the Site and to respond to your inquiries, questions, and comments.
(e) If you participate in one of our contests, sweepstakes, or surveys, we may request additional information which shall also constitute Personal Information. We may use your Personal Information (including such additional information) to contact you about the contest, sweepstakes, or survey, select and notify winners, and offer you products and services or information about the Company.
(g) We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law, court order, or other legal process.
3. Opting Out
(a) You may control, revise, and limit certain types of Personal Information that we collect and use. To do so, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that any Personal Information is incorrect or incomplete, please email us to have it corrected.
(b) You may opt out of any email or message we send you by following the instructions in the email or message.
4. Links to Other Websites
In an effort to provide great content, our Site provides links to third party websites, videos, pictures, and social media profiles (“Third Party Links”). We cannot control the content on these Third Party Links and we can make no guarantees as to the protection and privacy of any information which you submit to these Third Party Links. Please exercise caution when accessing Third Party Links.
5. Additional Terms
(a) The Site is not directed at children younger than 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us by utilizing the contact form on the Site. We will investigate and delete any Personal Information we have from children younger than 13.
(b) We take your security and privacy seriously and incorporate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards to protect your Personal Information. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee that information you transmit across the internet will be safe and we cannot guarantee the security of our networks. Any Personal Information you transmit to the Company is transmitted at your own risk and you agree to hold harmless the Company for damage related to the transmission or storage of your Personal Information. To help our security efforts, please keep your login credentials, including your password, confidential at all times.