Last Updated and Effective Date: March 14, 2017
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“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.
The IC App is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13), and we request that children do not provide Personal Information through the IC App.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The IC App collects Personal Information:
• when you register;
• during use;
• when you communicate with us or the IC App; and
• from other users.
The IC App also collects information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the IC App.
Personal Information Collection. You must register to use the IC App. To register, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your e-mail address, a user name, birth date and password. You may also provide other optional information.
Social Sign-On. The IC App collects Personal Information from social media websites/services when you use that social media website or service credentials to log in. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, IC App may collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name and profile picture.
Using the IC App. The IC App collects information from you and about you from other users through the IC App. For example, when you interact with other users or make purchases, the IC App collects provided information, including any Personal Information. In certain circumstances, we may request, allow or otherwise provide you with an opportunity to submit your Personal Information in connection with a feature, program, promotion or some other aspect of the IC App. For instance, you may: (a) provide your name, mail/shipping address, e-mail address, credit card number and phone number when registering with the IC App or in connection with a sweepstakes or contest entry or a purchase; (b) provide certain demographic information about you (e.g., age, gender, purchase preference, usage frequency, etc.) when participating in a survey or poll or joining a club or group; or (c) post a rating and recommendation on the IC App. Certain information may not be personally identifiable when standing alone (e.g., your age), but may become so when combined with other information (e.g., your age and name). Whether or not you provide this information is your choice; however, in many instances this type of information is required to participate in the particular activity, realize a benefit we may offer, or gain access to the IC App or certain content on the IC App.
Making Payments. When you make payments through the IC App, you may need to provide Personal Information to our third-party service providers, such as your name, billing address, and credit card number.
Customer Support. The IC App may collect Personal Information through your communications with the IC App or any of our customer-support team members.
Location and Device Information from Your Mobile Device. IC App may collect and store your location and device information. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the IC App and provide you with access to customized offers.
Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The IC App collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and other Personal Information and anonymous usage statistics.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We use Personal Information to:
• facilitate and improve the IC App ;
• provide marketing and advertising;
• suggest other topics, groups, or sites that you may like;
• communicate with you; and
We may use information, including Personal Information and aggregate information, to operate the IC App, to communicate with you, and for marketing and monetization purposes. We may share any information collected about you on the IC App, including your Personal Information, with third party partners (for example, content planning and creation agencies, new features creation), and may use Personal Information to:
• facilitate and improve the IC App ;
• provide marketing and advertising;
• content planning and creation
• feature creation;
• suggest other topics, groups, or sites that you may like; and
• communicate with you, as well as users and our business partners.
• Internal and IC App-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and IC App-related purposes and may provide it to third parties. We may use and retain any data we collect to make and provide improvements.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer IC App support, or system maintenance. We may also email or otherwise communicate with you in response to activity on the IC App, such as when someone comments on a post you made, follows you, or sends you a message. If you send us an email or message with questions or comments, then we may use your Personal Information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public Personal Information, such as passwords, social security numbers, or bank account information, to us by email. We may also send you an email or message if (A) you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves communications, (B) it relates to purchases you have made with us (e.g., product updates, customer support, etc.), (C) we are sending you information about our other products, services, giveaways, contest or sweepstakes, or (D) you consented to being contacted by email for a particular purpose. In certain instances, we may (at our discretion) provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving email communications from us (that is, agree to some communications but not others). You may “opt-out” of receiving future commercial email communications from us as provided in “Opt-Out Information” below. Note, however, if you opt-out, then in some cases you may not receive notifications advising you that you have won a giveaway or prize, and thus would forfeit that giveaway or prize. Even if you opt-out, we reserve the right to send you transactional e-mails such as customer service communications.
Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to enable advertising and marketing, including to others both online and through other means.
Monetizing Information. Because the IC App is offered for free, we collect and use information to make all of the functionalities of the IC App possible. We may sell aggregated, anonymized information to third parties or permit advertising to you by third parties based upon your Personal Information.
You may opt out of receiving certain marketing materials from IC App, such as newsletters. To do so, you will need to send an email to email@example.com as provided in “Opt-Out Information” below.
Non-Personal Information. We use non-personal information in a variety of ways, including to help analyze site traffic, understand user needs and trends, carry out targeted promotional activities and to improve our services. We may use your non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information we have obtained from others or other sources. We may share your non-personal information with our affiliated companies and third parties to achieve these objectives and others. We also reserve the right to use IP addresses to (a) identify a visitor when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the IC App rules; (b) fulfill a government request; (c) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (d) protect or defend our legal rights or property, the IC App, or other users; or (e) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of the IC App's users or the general public. IC App usage information may be collected using various methods, such as the following:
Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as “1x1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) may be included in our web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the IC App, to monitor how users navigate the IC App, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Mobile Device Identifiers:
Certain mobile service providers uniquely identify mobile devices and we or our third-party service providers may receive such device information if you access the IC App through mobile devices. Certain features of the IC App may require collection of mobile phone numbers, and we may associate that phone number to mobile device identification information. Additionally, some mobile phone service providers operate systems that pinpoint the physical location of devices that use their service. Depending on the provider, we or our third-party service providers may receive this information.
An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the IC App, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from our web server or a third-party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the IC App, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
WE MAY DISCLOSE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information:
• with third-party service providers;
• to comply with legal obligations;
• to protect and defend our rights and property or the safety of other users;
• with your permission; and
• as discussed in Section 2 above.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the IC App.
Social Networking and Other Websites. The IC App allows you to share information, including Personal Information, with social networking websites/services, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A third party site's use of any information you disclose or authorize for sharing will be governed by the third party site's privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on those third party sites.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to, and we may, access, preserve and/or disclose your Personal Information, other account information, non-personal information and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: (a) comply with government or law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; (b) respond to your requests; (c) protect or defend yours', ours' or others' rights, property or safety or the IC App; (d) with respect to notices and counternotices pursuant to our DMCA notice and takedown policy and procedures; (e) if we believe that such action is necessary to conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; and/or (f) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of IC App users or the general public.
Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
Sweepstakes Contests and Promotions.
We may offer giveaways, sweepstakes, contests and other promotions through the IC App which may require registration. By entering any sweepstakes, contest or promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that sweepstakes, contest or promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the sweepstakes, contest or promotion, or others, to use your name, voice and/or likeness in lists, disclosures, advertising or marketing associated with the sweepstakes, contest or promotion. If you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest or promotion, then Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such sweepstakes, contest or promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment and as required by law or permitted by the promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list. In addition, we may conduct programs that do not require registration, in which we provide you with a gift or giveaway, for example, as a “thank you” for a post. Please refer to the “Displaying to Other Users” section above and the Terms for more information regarding the uses of your User Content.
Third-Party Email Promotions
Occasionally we may send you an advertorial email from one of our advertisers. These advertorial features are clearly marked as such (e.g., by the email “from” or “subject” line and/or the title at the top of the article itself). The content is paid for by our sponsors, and does not reflect the opinions of our editorial staff. If you would prefer not to receive these emails, then you can unsubscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
OTHER INFORMATION; CONTACT US
Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide or transmit to us. We do not accept liability for, and you agree that we are not liable or responsible for, the inadvertent, unintentional disclosure, theft or destruction of your Personal Information or other information. Do not share any information on or through the IC App if you are concerned about the unauthorized access to such information by a third party.
By using the IC App or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the IC App. If we learn of a security system's breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the IC App, by sending an in-app notification or sending an email to you (at the last e-mail address you have provided us); provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at email@example.com.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13, as that term is defined in rules implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. No part of the IC App is directed to children under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and learn that such child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, then you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 may review and request deletion of such child's Personal Information as well as prohibit the use thereof. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, then we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child's account.
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You may notify us using the link provided in our email correspondence if you want to opt-out from receiving future commercial correspondence, including e-mails, from us or our affiliated companies. We will respond to your request and, if applicable and appropriate, make the requested change in our active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we may not be able to fulfill certain requests while allowing you access to certain or all benefits and features of the IC App. You may also modify your notification settings by navigating to “Settings → Notifications” within the IC App mobile application. We may also, at our discretion, provide you with other opportunities to opt out.
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