Information We Collect:
Usage Data and Site Activity
We (or our service providers) automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Services (“Usage Data”). Usage Data is information or content we collect about the use of our Services in a way that does not identify an individual user. Usage Data helps us understand trends in our users’ needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor or enhance our Services. We may share Usage Data about our users with third parties for various purposes, such as to help us understand our customers’ needs and improve our Services. For example, when you visit the Sites, we may collect information about your browser type, operating system, internet service provider, IP address, page views, interaction with links, comments, and the time and duration of your visit. We may store such Usage Data itself and/or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Company affiliates, agents or service providers. We may use such information in aggregate form to track, for example and without limitation, the total number of visitors to our Sites or the number of visitors to each page of our Sites.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We may process data we gather from your use of the Services through a third-party provider (like Google Analytics) who provides analytics on such usage.
How We Use Information
We may use your Personal Information for the purpose for which it was provided, including without limitation for the purposes described further below:
Provision and Monitoring of the Services: We will use your Personal Information to provide you with access to and to support your use of the Services and to monitor your use of the Services. We may also give you the opportunity to store, review and edit Personal Information and other information on the Site.
Questions and Requests: If you contact us by e-mail or otherwise, we will use the Personal Information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem.
Research and Data Analysis: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, we may conduct research on our customers’ demographics, interests and behavior based on Usage Data and other information provided to us. This data may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate, anonymized basis, and we (or our service providers) may share this data with advertisers, researchers, business partners, publications, and other third parties. This information will not identify you personally.
Service Improvement: We may use Usage Data and other non-personally-identifiable information collected through the Services to help us improve the Services.
Third Party Services and Applications
Through the Services, you may choose to access third-party services and applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites or social networks. When you do so, you may be able to import information from those other services and applications and share content with those services. Some of those third-party services may also provide us with information from your accounts, which may enable us to enhance and personalize your use of the Services. If you elect to enable such third-party services or applications, the information you share with such third-party services and applications will be subject to their privacy policies and your privacy settings. You may also be able to control whether your activity is sent to third-party services and applications by changing the relevant settings in your account. You also may be able to control or block such sharing by changing your privacy settings in such services or applications. Third parties also may collect personally identifiable information, without our direction or control, about your online activities over time and across different sites when you use the Services.
We may share Personal Information and Usage Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with Company. If we are merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets or equity, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information and Usage Data in connection with such transaction.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We will cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other content and information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of Company or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
Be Careful When You Share Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information on a publicly available page or any other public forum on the Services, others may access that information. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of Personal Information and other information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services, and you do so at your own risk.
Managing Your Information Preferences
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.
Processing in the United States
Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. By using our Services, you agree that the applicable laws in the United States will govern the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location.