Parental Notice – User Age. The Site and the Services are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. To subscribe to newsletters and to participate in other activities where personal information is divulged, if you are between the ages of 13 and 17 you should get the permission of your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before registering or subscribing to any product or service, or participating in any manner in the offerings of the Site. If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. There are also commercially available tools to help you limit your children’s exposure to material online. If you’re worried about your children’s activities or their privacy on the Site, we encourage you to contact us via the following e-mail address: [email protected].
What Information Do We Collect?
Personal Information. “Personal Information” is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personal Information includes your first and last name; home or other physical address (including street name and name of a city or town); telephone number; online contact information, (including a screen or username that functions as online contact information); a social security number; a persistent identifier that can be used to recognize you over time and across different websites or online services; a photograph, video, or audio file, where such file contains an image or voice; geolocation information sufficient to identify street name and name of a city or town; or information concerning you that we collect online from you that combines with an identifier described above; and any other information that is connected with your personal identity. The information we gather enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information in any manner related to the Service. We collect the following types of information from our users.
Account Information. If you sign up to receive newsletters, you will provide information that could be Personal Information, such as your name and email address. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an account on the Services and providing Personal Information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous. In addition to using your contact information to send you any newsletters you have signed up to receive, we may also use your contact information to send you information about our Services. You may unsubscribe from these messages and may opt out of newsletters using the opt-out buttons in the emails, although, regardless, we reserve the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary to share information we feel is important to share with you.
Email Communications, Registered Users, and Subscribers. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service. In order to access some of the more specialized features of the Site you may be required to register with the applicable Site as a free user or, if applicable, a paid user. When you register with a Site or a Service, we collect Personal Information from you that may include, among other information, your name, email address, city, state and zip code, as well as other information, such as your gender, age, occupation, personal interests and similar information.
IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically. We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Services, including your IP address and cookie information. This information is used for fighting spam/malware and also to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., what links you have clicked on). The Services automatically collect usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as a statistical measure, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. This type of aggregate data enables us and third parties authorized by us to figure out how often individuals use parts of the Services so that we can analyze and improve them.
Information Collected Using Cookies.
Information Related to Advertising.
To support and enhance the Services, we may now or in the future serve advertisements, and also allow third parties advertisements, through the Site or other Services. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third party companies called “ad networks.” Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms.
Advertisements served through the Services may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category and may be based on anonymized information inferred from information provided to us by a user, including Personal Information (e.g., gender or age), may be based on the Services usage patterns of particular users, or may be based on your activity on Third Party Services. We do not provide Personal Information to any ad networks for use outside of the Services.
Web Beacons. We may use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs), which may also be provided by our third party advertising company, on our site in order to help manage our online advertising and to recognize users’ cookies and assess traffic patterns. We may include web beacons in our email messages including newsletters in order to count how many email messages have been opened. we and our advertising company may also use web beacons to note which webpages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not Personal Information and is used only to track responses to our advertising efforts.
Please also remember that if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, then that information may be publicly available. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Services. We may on occasion combine information we receive online with information we have obtained through third party sources to enhance our ability to market those products or services that may be of interest to you.
Information You Elect to Share:
We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners can understand how and how often people use our Services and their services or websites, which facilitates improving both their services and how our Services interface with them. In addition, these third parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwise non Personal Information about you that they have independently developed or acquired.
Email Communications with Us:
As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us, such as communications relating to our Services. Communications relating to you will only be sent for purposes important to the Services, such as in relation to the newsletters you have signed up to receive.
As stated above, we do not currently collect financial information.
Information Shared with Our Agents:
We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share Personal Information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers. In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information (including, but not limited to, Personal Information) would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Additional Uses and Disclosures of Personal Information. We may share or disclose Personal Information about you to other companies or individuals when:
• we utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards), and ask these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information and not to use your Personal Information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them;
• we need to ensure protect the security or integrity of the user, website, or online service or authenticate users of, or personalize the content on the Site;
• we need to perform network communications or maintain or analyze the functioning of Site;
• we need serve contextual advertising or to cap the frequency of advertising;
• you have entered a promotion, sweepstakes or contest sponsored by a third party, in which case the information may be shared with that third party for their use in their discretion, including direct marketing (some of our promotions, sweepstakes or contests will ask you at the time of entry whether you would like your personal information to be shared with the presenter and/or third party sponsor). Other promotions, sweepstakes or contests will not give you that option, and in that event, if you do not want your information to be shared, you should not enter the promotion, sweepstakes or contest);
• you have furnished us Personal Information with the intent that it be forwarded to a third party for use in connection with a specified service you are electing to participate in (examples include, without limitation, e-commerce partners and other services to help third parties to locate you online.);
• we customize the advertising and content you see;
• we improve the design and content of our site;
• we contact you about special offers, products or services that may be of interest to you;
• we share it with third parties who may choose to contact you about their own special offers, products or services;
• we make our customer lists available for direct marketing purposes to other entities that are affiliated with us. If you would like to be removed from those lists, please email us at [email protected]; and
• to provide you with customer service.
Is Information About Me Secure? We store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard techniques. We do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you that we store, Personal Information or otherwise. We do not represent or warrant the security of Personal Information, and shall have no liability if such security is compromised. In the unlikely event that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent that we have your email address, we may notify you by email.
What Information of Mine Can I Access? Users can access and delete cookies through their web browser settings.
California Privacy Rights. Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of personal customer information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: The Podglomerate LLC, 31-09 31st Ave, 1st FL, Astoria, NY 11106.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding My Information? You can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of some of our features.
Submissions and User Generated Content. If you elect to post material to any blogs, forums, user-generated content submission activities, visitor or registered user comment areas, participate in our social networking channels or other community boards (collectively referred to as the “Forums”) that may be offered on our sites; or if you elect to upload any photographs, audios or videos; or if you elect to respond to requests for comments or feedback, Q & A, to polls; or if you elect to furnish any type of user-generated content submission, you will be solely responsible for all contents, messages, texts, files, images, graphics, photos, audio clips, sounds, videos or other materials associated therewith (collectively the foregoing posts, submissions, and uploading shall be referred to as “Postings”). You hereby acknowledge and agree that by engaging in any Postings you are thereby granting us the UGC License (see below) with respect to such Postings.
UGC License for Postings. BY SUBMITTING A POSTING IN A FORUM, YOU ARE GRANTING US A PERPETUAL, UNCONDITIONAL, ROYALTY-FREE, FULLY PAID-UP AND IRREVOCABLE RIGHT AND LICENSE TO USE, SHARE, REPRODUCE, MODIFY, ADAPT, PUBLISH, TRANSLATE, DISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, PUBLICLY DISPLAY, PUBLICLY PERFORM, SUBLICENSE, CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM, TRANSFER, AND SELL ANY SUCH POSTINGS. BY FURNISHING POSTINGS, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU GIVE US THE RIGHT TO USE SUCH POSTINGS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER AND IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER INVENTED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RIGHT TO COMBINE YOUR POSTINGS WITH POSTINGS OF THIRD PARTIES IN VARIED COMBINATIONS. THE FOREGOING INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF A POSTING, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN for editorial, educational, and/or commercial purposes. In addition, without limiting the foregoing, if your Posting includes personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. We can sell, transfer, edit, rewrite, use, and reuse all such content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information that you provide, in any way and any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights. This section shall be read in together with the UGC License in the TOS to grant us the broadest rights as may be permitted by law.
Wireless Addresses. If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such address from us, entities affiliated with us (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by notifying us via the following e-mail address: [email protected]. You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
You acknowledge and agree that the SMS, WAP and mobile services are provided via wireless systems that use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of such services will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the services. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints. By signing up for any SMS, WAP or mobile service, you consent to receiving, from time to time, further messages which may include news, promotions and offers from us, our affiliates and partners, and unless and until you have opted-out of these activities by notifying us via the following e-mail address: [email protected]. Please follow the instructions provided by you by third parties to unsubscribe from their messages.
What If I Have Questions or Concerns? If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to [email protected]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Effective Date: January 10, 2019.