Last updated: 4/27/2018
Information We Collect and How We Collect Information
The information we collect from you falls into two categories: personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and non-personally identifiable information (i.e., information that cannot be used to identify who you are) (“Non-Personal Information”). Below are the various ways in which we may collect Personal Information and Non-Personal information from you.
Membership Payment Information. We use third-party companies, agents and/or contractors for various purposes in connection with our business and operations, including, billing and payments, credit card and payment processing and support. In the course of performing these responsibilities, and in order to providing such services, these other companies will have access to your information.
Information We Automatically Collect. Like most websites, our Services may incorporate technology such as “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, and “cookies” that allow us to track the actions of users of our Services automatically. Pixel tags or web beacons are tracking devices on websites or in e-mails that can monitor the behavior of the user visiting the website or opening the e-mail, and cookies are small files that web servers may place on your computer when you visit a website. These automatic tracking tools allow us to collect Non-Personal Information, such as information about your internet connection, device and browser, the website address that linked you to our Site, the website that you visit after using our Services, and details of how you used our Services, such as how often you visited the Site and which pages you viewed.
Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us. If you sign up for our newsletter on our Site, sign up for one of our contests, sweepstakes or other similar promotions that may be made available to you from time to time, or contact us directly by email, social media or by some other means, we may keep a record of your contact information (including your name and email) and the correspondence for later reference to help improve our Service.
How We Use Your Information
We may use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including Personal Information, to measure usage of the Services, to analyze the effectiveness of our Services, to improve and enhance functionality of the Services, to increase traffic and user engagement, to customize the Services for you, to provide support for the Services and respond to requests and inquiries, to provide you with notices, such as updates or changes that we may make to the Services, and to market and advertise the Services through promotional e-mail messages.
We may from time to time aggregate some of your Personal Information in certain data analysis, reports, or other interpretations of trends for both internal and external purposes. When aggregating Personal Information, we make sure that the information is not identifiable to any particular user.
Disclosure of Your Information
In addition to the disclosures for the purposes above, we may disclose your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to a buyer or other successor as part of a merger, acquisition, change of control or other similar business transfer, to government body or other third party if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, or in specific other cases with your consent.
We may disclose aggregated user statistics and other data with our affiliates, agents, sponsors, and current or prospective sponsors, partners and agents. This aggregate information does not personally identify you.
Choices About How We Collect, Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding our collection, use and disclosure of the information you provide to us. The mechanisms listed below provide you with control over such collection, use and disclosure:
Marketing Communication. If you do not want us to send you marketing or promotional communications, you can opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link included in each promotional communication or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not be able to remove your information from the database of any third parties to whom you have previously authorized us to share such information. Please also note that we may still send you important administrative messages.
Cookies. You have the option to accept or disable cookies at any time through your browsers. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/526/52697ee8.html. If you choose to disable your cookies, your user experience may be limited.
Google Analytics. You can opt out of tracking by Google Analytics by using Google’s Ads Settings or going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Do Not Track Signals. Third parties may keep track of your browsing activities across third party websites. Certain web browsers enable users to activate a “Do Not Track” signal but we do not currently respond to the “Do Not Track” signal or other similar mechanisms.
Notice to California Residents. If you would like to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please send an email to email@example.com.
To request any other changes or information about our collection, use or disclosure of your information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
If you wish to access, update, correct or delete any Personal Information in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services, please contact us at email@example.com.
Third Parties; Links to Third Party Sites
Children Under the Age of 18
Our Services are intended for users who are 18 years of age and older. If you are under the age of 18, you are not permitted to submit any Personal Information to us. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer of Personal Information; International Visitors
We take reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to us via the Internet.