- What Information We Collect
- Automatic Information Collection
- How We Use Information
- Information Sharing
- Third Party Sites and Links
What Information We Collect
Many of our Services are free of charge, and you may use them without providing any information about yourself except what we collect automatically.
When you use our Services, you may be invited to register or set up an account to enhance your experience. During that process, we may gain access to information you provide us with such as your name, e-mail address, street address, and similar information. We may collect payment information in the case that you request a service that requires a financial transaction.
We may collect information through your actions such as comments on our articles, images or videos submitted, and other user-generated content. Other user-initiated actions we may collect information from are:
- Registration for any of our Services
- Download or use of any mobile application provided by us
- Polling activities
- Requests to receive text message updates
- Requests to receive e-mail updates
- Completion of a purchase
- User posts to our Services
- Engagement with a social media site
When you voluntarily disclose information through use of our Services, please take care to protect yourself. When you post user generated content to our sites or message boards, this information will be publicly visible, and may be collected and used by other individuals or third parties without our knowledge or consent.
Automatic Information Collection
When you use our Services, in addition to information you provide through registration, we may collect information from the devices you are operating on. This information is used to enhance your experience with our Services, analyze the way users interact with our services, and modify the content that is shown to you. Information we may collect includes:
Device information such as your IP address, unique device identifiers, computer model, settings you use to access Services, etc.
Usage information such as how long you interact with our pages for and what Services you use, as well as any information stored in cookies and similar technologies that we collect from your device.
Location information, which may be used to customize Services and advertising. In order for us to personalize these services, we may have to pass your information such as zip code to our third party vendors and advertisers. If you access our Services from your mobile device and wish to opt out of this geolocation function, you may deactivate that option on your device provided that the device allows you to.
How We Use Information
We use information you provide us with to bring the Services you request to you. This includes managing your subscription and sending any e-mails or updates you request. We may also use your information to personalize the content you see, tailoring your experience with our Site to your interests.
We may use information to contact you with offers or information about our Services. We may also use it to deliver relevant advertising.
We use information to analyze and understand how our audience uses our sites in order to improve our Services. This may be based on activity online, demographics, interests, and geographic location.
We may make your information available to third parties in certain circumstances. These circumstances may include sharing your information with affiliated services. To provide services you request, we may share your information with our business partners if they need that information to carry out the service. Information may be shared, for example, with a company we are co-hosting an event with that you wish to attend. Your information may be shared with a service necessary to carry out payment transactions for services you have requested.
Third party advertisers may collect information about you through cookies or similar technologies. We may provide aggregated data to third parties about how readers are using our Services.
Third Party Sites and Links
Our Services often provide links to outside website whether through advertising or through content. The contents of these third party sites are not under our control, and we are therefore not responsible for any information collected by these sites, nor can we make any guarantees about your privacy once you leave our site.