The following are the types of information we may collect:
Information You Provide Us: In the course of using the Properties, we may ask you to provide us with certain information, including contact information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number, unique identifiers, such as your user password, photo and video, Facebook user-name, Twitter user name, demographic information, such as your age range, gender, education, household income, marital status, financial information, such as your credit card number or similar information.
Site Usage Information: We may receive and store certain types of internet usage information whenever you visit the Properties, such as your click-stream data and your IP address. See IP Addresses and Click Stream Data section below.
Email Communications: When you open emails from us, we may receive a confirmation noting you opened the email, if your computer supports such capabilities. We also may keep track of what emails we send you and what emails you may be receiving from our subsidiaries and affiliates. Additionally, we keep a record of what communications you have opted to receive or not to receive.
We may collect information from you in several different areas on the Properties, including but not limited to those described below:
Registration/Check In: You may be asked to complete a registration/check in form and provide personally identifiable information; you may also be asked to choose a user ID and password in order to take advantage of certain features the Properties may choose to offer, such as newsletters or contests.
Newsletters and Properties Emails: We may offer free newsletters to share information with you about the Properties, about us and our affiliates and subsidiaries, or about our marketing partners and advertisers and sponsors. You may receive a newsletter either by registering for a particular newsletter or in conjunction with a special feature or membership for which you have registered on the Properties. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Properties. You may also cancel your free email subscription by following the instructions provided on the Properties or in the newsletter or email. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Opt Out. We do not share your email address with any third parties for marketing purposes.
Surveys or Voting: From time-to-time we may request personally identifiable information from you in conjunction with a survey or voting poll. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information to the Properties.
Games: When you register to play games on our Properties, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information.
IP Addresses and Click-Stream Data: We may collect IP addresses and/or click-stream data. An IP address is a number associated with the service through which you access the Internet, like your ISP (Internet service provider), your company, or your university. Standing alone, your IP address is not personally identifiable. At times, we also use IP addresses for purposes of system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers and sponsors, for example regarding the frequency with which our guests visit various parts of our sites. We may combine this information with personally identifiable information. Click-stream data is information collected by our computers when you request Web pages from the Properties. Click-stream data may include such information as the page served, the time, the source of the request, the type of browser making the request, the preceding page view and other such non-personal information.
When analyzed, this data helps us analyze how visitors arrive at the Properties, what type of content is most popular, what type of visitors in the aggregate are interested in particular kinds of content and advertising, and the like.
As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to: contact you about the Properties; contact you relating to your membership status; confirm or fulfill an order you have made; inform you of a prize you have won; monitor or improve the use of the Properties; customize the advertising and content you see; monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Properties; and send you promotional material or special offers on behalf of our marketing partners and/or their respective affiliates and subsidiaries and other third parties.
At times, we may share your personal information with others for various purposes. The following outlines the ways in which your information may be shared with others and the ways in which you may opt-out of having your information shared:
Agents: We employ other businesses, certain services and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, Properties analysis, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for their own purposes, like sending you marketing offers about their products.
Aggregate Information: We may share aggregate information, such as demographics and Properties usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personally identifiable information.
Other Promotional Offers: We may send offers to you on behalf of our marketing partners. When we do this, we do not give that partner your name and address. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may click the opt-out link at the bottom of the email.
Administrative or Legal Process: Your personal information may be transferred to third parties without notice to you in order to comply with applicable law, law enforcement agencies, to protect our rights, or protect the rights of other users of this Properties.
These Properties incorporate reasonable safeguards to protect the security, integrity, completeness, accuracy and privacy of the personal information that we may collect and we have put into place reasonable precautions to protect such information from loss, misuse and alteration. Your personally identifiable information is transferred to our computers utilizing encryption software. Only those employees who need access to your information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Our security policies are reviewed periodically and revised as required.
The Properties may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to its users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas, but you may choose to do so. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available, and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum, or message board. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as your email address or zip code), or if you no longer desire to access our Properties, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data you have provided to us. This can be done by sending an email to email@example.com.