CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13:
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this website. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
The types of personal information we collect will depend on how you use the Services. The personal information we collect may include:
Identity Data: We may collect your first name, last name, or similar identifier, birth year, gender, or other basic demographic information.
Account/Login information: We collect your username and password, email address, and (if you provide it) your social media handle to manage your account.
Forum information: You may choose to provide us with personal information when you post a comment in public areas of the Website, such as in the Forum or the Encyclopedia. Please note that any information you choose to post in a public area of the Websites will be accessible to all visitors and may be used by them without limitation. We reserve the right to remove content that we consider to be offensive, inappropriate, or unlawful.
Survey and Contest information: We occasionally conduct surveys to get to better know our readership. In these surveys we are only interested in the statistical information gathered and we do not link survey answers provided with your personal information. However, to provide prizes associated with contests, we may ask you to provide contact information.
Technical Data: We may collect your internet protocol (IP) address, host name, internet service provider (ISP), login data, browser type and version, browser language, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, time zone setting and basic geolocation, device type, and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website and Services.
Usage Data: We may collect information about how you use our Website and Services, including, for example, the time and duration of your use or your reading history. We may collect your personal information from you, third parties, and online public resources where permitted by law.
We may collect other information that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect with your consent.
We use personal information to provide the Services. This includes:
- To set up your account, establish, and maintain a relationship with you;
- To verify your identity or contact you;
- To administer contests and other promotional opportunities we offer;
- To process payments;
- To connect with you if you have an inquiry;
- To monitor, protect and secure our systems, including against fraud;
- To better understand how you use our Services and Website;
- To meet audit, legal, and regulatory processes and requirements; and
- Otherwise with your consent or where permitted by law.
We may use your personal information to send you newsletters and other communications about the Services. You can opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the opt-out or “unsubscribe” instructions provided in your email. Please note that upon unsubscribing, you will continue to receive transactional and account-related electronic messages from us.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY:
Visiting our Website: We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Website, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Website. We use this information to help us understand our website activity and to improve our website.
Analytics: We may use third party service providers like Google Analytics to collect information about your use of the Website, such as the features used and time spent on the Website, to help us better understand our users and improve our Website. The information we gather is used in an aggregate, non-identifiable form. For information about how information is processed in connection with Google Analytics please read the Google Analytics Policy here.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Affiliates: We may transfer personal information to our related companies to make it easier for customers to use services provided on various platforms by entities with which information is jointly used; to announce information related to products, services, or the like that is considered to be helpful to customers; and to process each customer’s Personal Information and create statistical reports that cannot be used to identify an individual.
Service Providers: In connection with our Services, we may transfer (or otherwise make available) personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf (including affiliates acting in this capacity). For example, we may use service providers to host our website, store data and provide back-up (including cloud-based service providers), process payments, or provide data analytics. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes. For more information about the way in which our service providers treat personal information, please contact us as set out in the “Contact” section below.
Sale of Business: We may transfer personal information as an asset in connection with a prospective or completed merger, acquisition or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of the Website or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.
Legal: The Website and its service providers may disclose your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order (which may include lawful access by US or other foreign governmental authorities, courts or law enforcement agencies), to other organizations in the case of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law or detecting, suppressing or preventing fraud, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable US or other law.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING:
Depending on your jurisdiction, we rely on one or more of the following legal grounds (as appropriate) to process personal information:
- To enter and perform a contract with you or to perform any steps you require from us before entering into a contract.
- To pursue our legitimate business interests in establishing, managing or concluding our relationship with you.
- Where you have specifically consented to us processing your personal information.
- To comply with our legal obligations and establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
For more information on what our legal basis for processing is in relation to your personal information please reach out to us using the methods outlined in the Contact section.
Where personal information is processed with consent, you may (subject to contractual and legal restrictions) refuse to provide your consent, or choose to withdraw your consent, to our processing of your personal information by contacting us.
THIRD PARTY SITES:
Social Media: We may offer you the opportunity to engage with Website content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications. When you engage with us or our content on or through third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender). We may use this information to personalize your experience on the Website and on the third-party social networking websites, plug-ins and applications, and to provide you with other information you may request.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.