Effective: June 2, 2016
Types of information that may be collected
When you visit the Site, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name, email address, telephone numbers, physical address, gender, zip code, or other information voluntarily provided by you to the Site. We may also collect information about your interaction with the Site, including information about keystrokes and form input, or screenshots of your Site activities (regardless of whether you submit any information to the Site).
We also collect any content that you submit to the Site, such as surveys and questionnaires, including personal information that is included in such content.
We may passively collect certain types of information whenever you visit the Site. For example, we may collect click-stream data, your IP address and other usage information sent to us by your browser or device.
In addition, we may receive information about you from other third-party sources and add it to the personal information you have provided us.
We may also collect aggregated information as you visit the Site.
How information may be collected
We may request personal information from you via online forms, questionnaires, surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a survey.
This Site is cookie-enabled to give you a more customized user experience. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect information on the number of visitors to our site and the number of pages viewed. It is also used to provide relevant information to our visitors and for website and system administration, including research and development, user analysis and business decision-making.
Other Web Tracking Technologies
We may use web beacons, device identification, and other standard Internet technologies to track your activities of the Site. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, targeting and re-targeting pixels, third party pixels or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
How we use the information collected
We own the information collected via this Site. As applicable, the information you provide to us may be used to:
If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or select the "opt out" box on our online forms. In addition, we maintain a procedure for you to review and request changes to your Personal Information, described below.
We may also share Traffic Data with advertisers and other third parties who may use it for advertising purposes, including to serve targeted advertising on non-affiliated third party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information about your online activities on the Site or other websites over time. For example, anonymous information collected across multiple sites may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any information that identifies you personally with the third party service providers who serve ads on our behalf. To opt out of these types of ads, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative for information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by their members. See http://www.networkadvertising.org for general information about the NAI and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp for the opt-out page. You may also visit http://www.aboutads.info/consumers/ to learn about interest based advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
By submitting your email address via the Site, you are expressly consenting to receive emails from The Control Group Media Company, Inc., including from The Control Group Media Company’s affiliates, and from third parties concerning offers and advertisements unrelated to The Control Group Media Company, Inc. To opt-out of receiving email messages from us, from our affiliates or from other third parties, click on the “Unsubscribe” link contained in each email.
We may send offers by email to you on behalf of other partners. If you do not want to receive such offers, you may opt out by following the “Unsubscribe” link contained in the email. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other companies, and you should review the privacy practices of such Web sites prior to providing your personal information.
The Control Group Media Company, Inc. may conduct or co-sponsor contests, sweepstakes, or other offerings. In such circumstances, the information we obtain from you may be shared with our co-sponsor. Our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for the information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, please do not participate in these offerings.
We may share aggregate information such as demographics and Site usage statistics with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to your personal information.
The Site may be sold along with its related assets, or other transactions may occur in which your personal information is one of the business assets transferred, including a sale in bankruptcy or a sale or reorganization of all or part of our business. In such a case, your personal information, which we have gathered, may be one of the business assets we transfer.
In the event we are required to respond to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process your personal information may be disclosed pursuant to such subpoena, court order or legal process, which may be without notice to you.
We may also share your personal information to protect our rights or business interests, or the rights of third parties.
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