The Company complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. The Company has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the Company’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
1. Demographic Data
(b) Pixel Tags, also known as a clear GIF or web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of the Site but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. The Company uses pixel tags for Site analytics, site crawling across the Company’s network of sites and to serve you more relevant Content and ads based upon your historical behavioral patterns. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous Site visit.
(c) We collect your computer’s IP addresses in order to conduct system administration, to conduct Site analysis, block computers who have violated our Terms of Service, and identify computers which may be engaged in illegal or illicit activity on our Site . While we do not associate IP addresses with records containing Personal Data, we will use IP addresses to identify any user who refuses to comply with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise violates any applicable laws. Additionally, we may be required to disclose IP addresses pursuant to a court order or subpoena.
(d) The Company shares Demographic Data and non-identifiable (e.g. hashed) Personal Data to third party advertisers and data brokers so that they can determine user preferences based upon online behavioral patterns and can serve contextual advertising while users are visiting the Site to enhance the user experience with more relevant advertisements. Users may opt out of these services as prescribed in Section 6 below.
2. Personal Data
If you provide Personal Data to this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of the Company and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States. The Company’s servers are located primarily in Los Angeles, California USA but also has its services hosted by Amazon cloud services which may transmit data from and to its servers throughout the United States.
(a) Information Collected Through the Site: We collect Personal Data through the Site when you voluntarily chose to provide us with such Personal Data, such as through one or more of the following options:
(i) Registration. The Company’s Site’s registration system requires users to give the Company your Personal Data, including contact information such as your name, e-mail address, home and mobile phone number, and demographic information such as gender, age, and income.
THE COMPANY STRONGLY ADVISES AGAINST USERS USING THEIR REAL NAMES AS THEIR “USER NAME” ON THE SITE, PARTICULARLY IF ENGAGED IN FORUMS, GROUP OR BLOG DISCUSSIONS WITH ANYONE THE USER DOES NOT KNOW. WHILE THE COMPANY ENCOURAGES THE FORUMS TO BE SELF-POLICING, SUCH POSTINGS WILL BE SEARCHABLE BY MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES AND THUS THE COMPANY CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR POTENTIALLY DAMAGING INFORMATION OR POSTINGS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR TRUE IDENTITY. FURTHER, AS THE COMPANY DOES NOT SCREEN THE BACKGROUNDS OF OUR USERS, IT CANNOT GUARANTEE A USER’S PERSONAL SAFETY OR PREDATORY CONDUCT BY OTHER USERS. THEREFORE, THE COMPANY STRONGLY URGES ITS USERS NOT TO SHARE THEIR PERSONAL DATA WITH ANY OTHER USER UNLESS A USER KNOWS THEM PERSONALLY, AND THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY RELATED THERETO.
(iv) Modifying Personal Data. Users may modify or update their Personal Data after registration to ensure it is accurate by logging into their accounts and editing their user profile. Users may also modify their Personal Data sharing preferences under Section 5 below.
(vi) Personal Data Pertaining to Children (COPPA). Our Site is not designed or intended for use by children under 13. If you are under 18, you should use this Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Children under 13 are expressly prohibited from submitting any Personal Data to us, and if we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any such information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it.
(vii) Your California Privacy Rights (California Residents): California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us:
20300 Ventura Blvd. Suite 330
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Attn: Privacy Dept.
(viii) S.B. 370 Notice (California residents): Our Site does not honors “do not track” browser settings. Third parties such as advertising networks may collect information from your use of our Site.
3. Storage and Data Retention
“Active Data” means Personal Data and Demographic Data associated with the Site where the Site (a) admin has accessed such Site within the prior 30 day period and (b) has at least one (1) post within the previous 90-day period. Crowdgather collects and retains “Active Data” indefinitely. “Old Data” is any data which is not Active Data. Old Data may also include data collected from the Site prior to the Site being permanently disabled by the Company. The Company generally archives Old Data for a period of up to 30 days or sooner before deleting it from its servers.
The Company employs reasonable security measures in place to protect against the theft, misuse and alteration of the Personal Data under its control. All Personal Data is housed in a secured internal infrastructure. The Company utilizes the current standard industry practices to maintain security of Personal Data. However, no Internet, mobile or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail or SMS message sent or uploaded User Generated Content sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, users should therefore take special care in deciding what information they send to the Company through an Internet connection or mobile network.
Personal Data contained in a user profile may only be accessible through a valid username and password. Users are responsible to maintain their user name and password and to not share these with anyone else. The Company is not responsible for any breaches of a user’s profile and access to their Personal Data which is attributed to lost or stolen user names and passwords. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of a user’s user name and password, users are advised to change their password as soon as they become aware of such disclosure.
5. Personal Data Sharing
The Company considers its users’ Personal Data to be a vital part of their relationship. In most cases, the Company will not share your Personal Data without your prior informed consent, and you may opt out of the Company’s sharing of certain Personal Data to certain third parties as described in this Section 5. There are however, certain circumstances in which the Company may share a user’s Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice or required consent of users.
(a) Personal Data Sharing That Does Not Require User Consent Or Notice.
(i) Business Transfers: As the Company develops its business, it might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
(ii) Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: The Company retains the services of third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions for the Company and to provide users access and use of the Site. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and software, customer support and processing payments. When the Company employs third parties to perform such functions, it only provides them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
(iii) Legal Requirements: The Company may disclose user Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a legal obligation, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company or to enforce its Terms of Service, (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (4) protect against legal liability.
(b) Data Sharing Requiring Consent and Notice. Currently, the Company does not share Personal Data other than as set forth above. Should Company desire to modify the manner in which they collect, use or share Personal Data with third parties in the future, it will notify its users of such change and any Personal Data collected after the effective date of such change will be subject to the new privacy terms. At the time of the change, Users will have an opportunity to opt out of such sharing, if appropriate.
6. Choice / Opt Out
(a) Demographic Data. The Company uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including users’ Personal Data) about users visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to such users. Each of these third party companies may use cookie and/or pixel tag technology to track user behavioral patterns once a user registers on the Site. Some companies may also (1) match a user’s information in hashed (non-readable and non-identifiable)) format with third party opt-in lists ); and/or (2) transmit advertiser communications that may be relevant to a user based upon user behavior.
If a user would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and http://www.aboutads.info/choices to opt out. In some instances, users may request more information from these third parties concerning their respective products and/or services by clicking on such advertisement. Some of the third party advertisers offer to contact our users directly as a way to follow up a user’s interest in its products and/or services. In such cases, users will be asked for their Personal Data, and by providing your Personal Data in such a fashion, a user is consenting to being contacted by such third party.
(b) Personal Data. The Site gives users the opportunity to opt-out to receive communications from the Company and its third party advertisers when the user registers his/her profile on the Site. This Site also gives users the opportunity to stop receiving these communications at any time by editing their user’s account profile preferences. Additionally, users will find an opt-out option at the bottom of all communications, or they may write or email to the Company at the below address to opt out of future communications not directly related to the user’s access to the Site and their account:
20300 Ventura Blvd. Suite 330
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
7. External Links
The Company may provide links to various Company owned and third party web sites which are provided solely for the user’s convenience. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between the Site and that destination site, the Company does not exercise authority over these linked sites unless it is one of the Company-owned sites listed above. Each third party website maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. The Company does not assume responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and are not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, the Company cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such web sites. These links to third party web sites are provided only for the user’s convenience, and as such, the user accesses them at their own risk. However, the Company wishes to ensure the integrity of the Site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Site or any third party websites accessed through these links are greatly appreciated.
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