We collect information in the following circumstances: (i) registering for an account, (ii) participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, and promotions ("Surveys and Promotions"), (iii) contacting Us, and (iv) visiting and browsing the Sites.
Some of the Sites require you to register with Federated Media or a third party partner in order to use the Site or access certain features of the Site. Information collected during the registration process may include, but is not limited to, your name, company name, company address, phone number, username, email address, date of birth, account password. We may also collect your IP address when you register and use a Site. From time to time in the future, We may offer additional features, services, and promotional opportunities that may require you to submit additional information to participate.
Surveys and Promotions
We also collect certain information about you and your web browsing sessions if you participate in Surveys and Promotions, which allows Us to coordinate the marketing support that allows Us to continue to share Our knowledge, insights, and opinions. Participation in Surveys and Promotions is optional. Should you choose to participate, the information We collect for Surveys and Promotions may include your name, phone number, address, e-mail address, IP address, the website that referred you to the applicable Site, and other data.
You may also contact Us by filling out and submitting a form through a Site, or by submitting feedback when you are logged in to a Site. When you contact Us through a Site, your full name and email address are transmitted to Us. Any other information you choose to include in the form you submit would also be transferred to and stored on Our servers.
We also collect "Anonymous Information," such as traffic statistics and general usage patterns regarding page views, dates and times you use a Sites, the website that referred you to the Site, and the method by which you accessed the Site, files accessed through the Site, responses sent to the browser, the length of data sent to the browser, and other data used in the communication between browser and Sites.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer with information about your visit to a particular site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Session ID cookies are erased when you close your browser and do not last beyond one visit to Our Sites. Session cookies help Us keep track of information such as what service or product you are searching for. A persistent cookie is a small file stored on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies are used to remember items like your login information if you have elected to have it remembered on your computer, and are used to target you for our other Sites.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. If you reject the cookie, you may not be able to fully use all of the functionality of the Site. In particular, session ID cookies are required to store relevant information as a user moves from page to page. Persistent cookies enable Us to track and target the interests of Our users to enhance the experience on Our Sites.
We use your Anonymous Information for the purposes of system administration, providing certain site functionality and content, targeted advertising, site tracking, and collecting and reporting aggregate usage information. We may combine Anonymous Information with your Personally Identifiable information to notify you of special offers and target advertising and other content to you.
We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your username, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to Us. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is Our top priority. For more information about phishing, you may want to visit the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/alertsphishingalrt.htm .
You may elect to receive updates from Us about special offers, new services, and other noteworthy news items. However, you must opt-in to these emails and text messages, and you may always choose to decline to receive these email messages and text messages at any time. Please see Our Opt-out policy described below. We will never sell, rent or share your personal information, including your email or phone number with and third parties for marketing purposes without your express permission. We may share your personal information with Our service delivery providers for the purpose of delivering Our email and text messages to your or as required by law.
Our users are given the opportunity to opt-out of emails and text messages to which they have previously opted-in. This does not apply to emails that relate to Site information, Terms of Service, or that are automatically generated by the system (registration confirmation emails). Users who no longer wish to receive Our promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the Unsubscribe link provided in emails.
We engage certain third parties to perform various functions and provide services to Us (for example, web hosting services and maintenance services). These third parties may have access to some of your Personally Identifiable Information, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your Personally Identifiable Information.
We may choose to disclose some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information to the government, law enforcement officials, or private parties if We, in Our sole discretion, believe it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, to respond to legal complaints, to comply with legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the rights of Our company or a third party, to ensure the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally questionable activity. Although We make every effort to preserve your privacy, We may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in obtaining Our services. We may also disclose information against someone who poses a threat to Our interests (such as customer fraud) or whose activities could bring harm to others.
If any or all of Our assets are acquired by, or merged with, another entity We will share some or all of your Personally Identifiable Information with that entity.
You may always access and modify certain of your Personally Identifiable Information you provide through Our self-service e-commerce platform by visiting the "sign in" area at the home page. You may or may not be able to modify the Personally Identifiable Information you provide through other parts of the Sites.
We place great importance on the safety and security of your Personally Identifiable Information. We employ certain physical, procedural, and technological measures in an attempt to protect your Personally Identifiable Information from unauthorized access and use. Our servers that contain Personally Identifiable Information are stored in an off-site facility. We also use hashed passwords, which allow an algorithmic version of your password to be stored instead of your actual password. When receiving financial information (e.g., PayPal account IDs) for completing certain online transactions, including those in connection with the Federated Media and individual Sites' self-service platforms, We use SSL or "Secure Sockets Layer," an industry standard security protocol, though other communications through the Sites are not encrypted. Although We do attempt to keep your Personally Identifiable Information secure, no security measures are perfect; there is always a possibility that a security breach could occur, resulting in the release of Personally Identifiable Information.
Our Sites are not directed toward persons under thirteen years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided Us with personally identifiable information without their consent, he or she should contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If We become aware that a child under thirteen has provided Us with Personally Identifiable Information, We will remove such information from Our files.
If, however, We are going to use your Personally Identifiable Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, We will notify you via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not We use their information in this different manner.
Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (1) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, address, e-mail address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, and (2) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please e-mail us at: email@example.com, or write to Us at: Customer Service, Federated Media Publishing, Inc., 72 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 with a reference to California Disclosure Information.
We will respond to such written requests within 30 days following receipt at the e-mail or mailing address stated above. If We receive your request at a different e-mail or mailing address, We will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received. Please note that We are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.