Collection of Information
Company collects information from users in two ways.
First, we may collect names, email addresses, home addresses, telephone numbers, and any other information that may be used to identify you personally as an individual. This type of data is often referred to as PII (personally identifiable information), and is most commonly collected when you submit information to us through a form on the Services. We only collect PII from you when you use certain Services. For example, if you sign up for a newsletter, participate in our brand ambassador program, or submit a customer service form, we may collect your name, address, telephone number, email, or other PII.
The other type of information we collect is more generic in nature and tells us about your online habits and preferences, like when you browse our Services. These collection processes can also be used to help us offer a more entertaining and engaging experience. This type of information doesn’t tell us who you are exactly, but it can tell us things like the pages you’ve viewed, how long you spend on our Services, what links you’ve clicked on, the time in which you view content, and where you are located. This type of information is sometimes referred to as non-PII (non-personally identifiable information). The type of non-PII we may collect from you includes information about what you look at on our Services, when you visit our Services, what advertisements you respond to, the types of devices you use (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.), your IP address, links you follow from other websites, and content you engage with. This type of information is sometimes combined to form aggregate data, which helps us summarize and analyze our customers’ experiences. We also allow this type of information to be collected by ad networks. An ad network is a company that connects advertisers to websites for the purpose of hosting advertisements. We also employ the use of analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, that may gather this same type of information. Aggregate data like this will not identify you individually and cannot be used to pinpoint any one specific person.
Use of Information
We may use your information for various purposes, including:
- to provide you with information such as to send you electronic newsletters or to provide you with special offers or promotional and marketing materials on behalf of us or third parties, including to let you know about upcoming events;
- to enable you to participate in a variety of the Services’ features such as to enable you to participate in online surveys, loyalty programs, entry sweepstakes, contests or other promotions;
- to improve the Services, marketing endeavors or our Services offerings;
- to customize your experience on the Services or to serve you specific content that we believe is relevant to you;
- to provide customer support;
- to contact you with regard to your use of the Services and, in our discretion, changes to the Services and/or Services’ policies;
- to improve the overall experience at the Services;
- for internal business purposes; and
Sharing of Information
The PII we collect through your use of our Services may be shared with vendors who we may work with for reasons such as to provide these Services to you or to maintain our Services.
The non-PII information we gather about your interests and habits may also be shared as aggregate data (summarized information) or used by vendors for transactional or fulfillment purposes, such as to continue offering you relevant online services and improving our offerings.
Disclosure of Information
There may be times when we access or release your personal or general data to protect the legal rights or property of Company and its affiliates. We might also use this information to protect the safety, security, and privacy of our users or members of the general public, especially in urgent situations. Furthermore, we will use this information to protect against fraud and to comply with all U.S. laws and legal processes and rulings.
In addition, it is possible that we may transfer your information to another organization should we sell all or part of our business (or sell or transfer all or part of our assets). During this process, your information would only be transferred to the party or parties involved in this transaction.
Social Networks and Sharing Features
Cookies and Beacons
Analytics Service Providers
We allow analytics companies to collect information about our users' computers or mobile devices and their online activities. They do this using certain technologies that analyze this information. We allow this to better deliver and improve our Services. Analytics companies may use mobile device IDs, as described in the paragraph below (Mobile device IDs). Unlike cookies, Mobile device IDs cannot be deleted.
If you want to learn more about the analytics services that we utilize, please contact us via our Contact Us page and select “Privacy” from the Topic pulldown menu.
Ad Networks and Advertisements
We may use third-party advertising companies to target advertisements to you on our Services, across the web, on your mobile device and on any of your other devices, based on the information we have collected from and about you, as well as information relating to your and other users’ visits to this and other websites and online services. To do so, these companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser (including through the use of pixel tags) or recognize an identifier associated with your mobile device. These companies may also use these technologies, along with PII they or we collect on the different devices you use, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer.
The Service may contain links to other websites or web pages not operated by us. Company may also display advertisements from third-party companies not associated with Company. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites and advertising companies, nor are we responsible for the privacy policies of other web pages and services operated by organizations and persons outside of Company (even when we provide links on our Service and include them within our content). Once you leave the Service via such a link, access a third-party application (such as widgets), or click on an advertisement, you are then governed by these outside privacy policies. This means that you must follow and accept their terms of service and individual privacy policies.
Managing, Updating or Canceling Your Account
We may provide the ability for users to create and maintain personal accounts in connection with the Services. In such event, you may change or update your personal data and account information by signing in and accessing Account Settings within your user profile. You may also close your account on the Account Settings page. If you wish to cancel or modify the email marketing communications you receive from us, you may do so by following the instructions contained within our promotional e-mails or by using the Contact Us page.
Our Services are For a General Audience
Our Services are not directed towards individuals under the age of 13 and are not meant to be used or accessed by individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information, including phone numbers, addresses, and names, from users under the age of 13, and we will readily delete such information should this occur. If you believe we might have any information from or about an individual under the age of 13, please contact us via our Contact Us page.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a minor and also a registered and current user of our Service, you have the right under California law to request that we remove any information that may identify you personally. You may also request that we make this information appear anonymous so that it cannot be traced back to you. We will comply with these requests unless we are required to maintain your information under applicable state and federal laws. If you would like us to remove your personal information, please contact us via our Contact Us page and selecting “Request to remove information for a user believed to be under 13” from the Topic pulldown menu along with the details of your request. Although we will try our best to remove the data you request, please note that the removal process does not ensure that everything will be completely deleted, especially once this content has been reposted or used on other websites. Remember to think carefully before posting content on our website, as it can be difficult to remove completely.
We do not share any PII we collect from our users, including minors, for the third parties’ marketing purposes without first obtaining your consent or offering you an opportunity to opt-out of such sharing.
California / Delaware Do Not Track Disclosures
Various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms for the expression of consumer choice regarding the collection of information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services (e.g., browser do not track signals). Currently, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms.
International Users Outside the United States
By accessing or using our Service, or otherwise providing information to us, you give us permission to process or transfer any information that identifies you personally, as well as your aggregate data (summarized information) and details about your online habits, preferences, and experiences into the United States.
We implement commercially reasonable physical and electronic security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information. However, we cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will never be breached or viewed by someone other than Company.
Participant Media, LLC
331 Foothill Road, 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 9021