I. Information Collected
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
The Company collects no personal information about You when You visit Network Sites unless otherwise stated or unless You choose to voluntarily provide this information to us (such as through registration on a Network Site or on any advertiser’s site whose advertisement appears on a Network Site, or in connection with information provided voluntarily by You). However, we may collect and store certain information automatically. This information which is automatically obtained may be used for marketing purposes and shared with our partners, vendors, clients and other third-parties with whom we conduct business, and as otherwise required by law (such as to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or subpoena). This information may include:
- Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which You access the Internet, either Your individual address or the proxy provided by Your Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, this information does not include Your name or other personally identifiable information.
- Date and time You access a Network Site and the site of any advertiser whose website You accessed through a Network Site.
- Web pages You view (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page).
- Web address of the site from which You linked directly to a Network Site.
- Browser version and operating system of the computer or mobile device You are using.
The information described above is used to drive advertising relevance on Network Sites, to maintain the quality of our offerings, and to provide general aggregate statistics regarding the use of Network Sites. Such information is not personally identifiable. Geographic, demographic, and category preference information across user profiles may be summarized for merchants advertising on Network Sites and for our partners and companies with whom we do business. This helps prospective sponsors understand the viewership they will reach. The Company is the owner, co-owner or a licensee of the information it collects on Network Sites.
Personally Identifiable Information
In order to use some areas of Network Sites, or in connection with Your selection of certain advertisements contained on Network Sites, You must first provide certain registration information, including certain personally identifiable information such as Your name, age, email address, home address, educational and professional degree/certification information, and related personal information. We use this information to provide a more personalized experience (for example, providing better newsletter content, advertising and/or special offers that we think may be of interest You).
We may use Your personally identifiable information to verify that You are who claim to be, and to compare our Network visitors list to various lists received from other third-party companies, or public sources, in an effort to target advertising messages. We do not share Your personally identifiable information with third-parties for any purpose other than data analysis.
II. Information Collection Processes
Registration-Based andUser Targeting
Interest-Based Targeting and Retargeting
Cookies may also be placed on Your computer when visiting any Network Sites, or when You view or click on, or interact with any Network advertisements.
Depending on the settings in Your browser, You may have the option to deny our cookies; however, doing so will likely restrict us in better serving Your needs and interests and may limit the content and sites You may access.
We also improve the relevance of the advertising and content You receive based on the past website pages You visited. You should visit http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 for more information on the cookies that are placed on Your computer and Your ability and rights to opt out of receiving such Interest-Based Targeting cookies and advertisements.
Ad Serving Software
In addition to cookies, Network Site pages and/or emails may contain electronic images known as pixel tags (also known as clear gifs) and/or similar devices to identify You, to track Your online activity for purposes of formulating future campaigns, and to help determine the effectiveness of a joint-promotional or advertising campaign.
III. Use of Your Information
We retain personal information submitted by You on a secure server. The personal information that You submit to us directly or through our Network partners remains Your property, but by submitting that personal information, You grant to us the right to use that information for marketing purposes, including sharing such information with third parties. For example, when You select to receive information about offerings from a third-party company during the registration process, we will share Your personal information with that third-party company to carry out Your information request. We may use Your personal information to verify Your professional and educational status and identity and/or to directly market certain offers to You (via advertising units or email). We may join together with other businesses to bring select offers to You based upon the personal information that You submit to us.
You also agree that we, and other third parties, may contact You via email, direct mail and telemarketing for feedback purposes and surveys.
In addition, if You register at Network Sites by providing Your personal information, You agree that such act constitutes an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule (16 CFR §310 et seq.), as amended from time to time (the “Rule”). Notwithstanding that Your telephone number may be listed at the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, we retain the right to contact You via telemarketing in accordance with the Rule.
We may also employ other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include sending direct and electronic mail, removing duplicate information from customer lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing analysis. These agents may have access to Your personal information as needed to perform their functions for us.
We will not rent, sell or share any personal information we gather from You to third parties, except as indicated herein or to provide information regarding the products or services You have. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may provide Your personal information to third parties for data services which may include, but not are not limited, to data cleansing, merge-purge, appending, campaign effectiveness analysis, and mapping or for other purposes we deem important to the services we provide.
We may transfer Your personal information to our subsidiaries and corporate affiliates, or in connection with the reorganization or sale of the Company, or the sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets.
You may opt out of receiving marketing email messages from Network Sites either when You register with a Network Site or at a later date. To opt out of receiving emails after registration, You must follow the process established by the governing Site. At minimum, there should be an unsubscribe process defined in any commercial email.
Registration-Based and User Targeting
If You no longer want to have the data You have provided through registration-based and user targeting (see above) help improve the relevance of Your online advertising experiences, You can opt out at http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151.
Interest-Based Targeting and Retargeting
If You no longer want to have the data You have provided through interest-based targeting and retargeting (see above) help improve the relevance of Your online advertising experiences, You can opt out at http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151.
If you no longer want to have the data You have provided through advertising software cookies (see above) help improve the relevance of Your online advertising experiences, You can manage Your permissions and opt-out for Doubleclick at http://preferences.truste.com/2.0/?type=ehs&affiliateId=151 and for Google at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb.
We employ procedural and technical safeguards to secure Your personal information against loss, theft, alteration, and unauthorized access, use and disclosure. We also employ many security procedures to protect Your information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the Company.
We also protect Your information offline. All access to our Network users’ information is restricted. Only employees or contractors who need the information to perform a specific job are granted passwords to access personally identifiable information.
Regardless of the precautions taken by us we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information You transmit to us, and You transmit such information at Your own risk.
We recognize the unique privacy concerns regarding children. We are committed to carefully protecting privacy where children are involved no matter the point of contact. In particular, our intention is to fully comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Pursuant COPPA guidelines, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian is made aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information through any point of contact, please contact us and we will delete the information about the child referenced from our files.
VI. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS) WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS PARAGRAPH MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ARE HELD INAPPLICABLE OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF US TO YOU FOR ANY TYPE OF DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE ACTUAL DAMAGES SUFFERED BY YOU OR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU PAID TO US IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR ACT WHICH RESULTED IN THE ALLEGED DAMAGES.
VIII. RIGHTS TO INFORMATION
IX. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
You may be able to link from Network Sites to third-party web sites (“Linked Sites”). In addition, the Company may work with third-parties (for example, advertising agencies, audience measuring and auditing services, etc.) who may also gather information, including potentially personally identifiable information, about You from or through Your use or viewing of a Network Site or advertisements contained on a Network Site. You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement by us, or our Network, of such web sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such web sites.
The Company disclaims any liability for: (1) links from another web site to a Network Site; (2) links to another web site from a Network Site; and (3) any Network Site or information contained thereon. The Company cannot guarantee the standards of any web site to which links are provided on any Network Site nor shall the Company be held responsible for the contents of such non-Company sites, or any subsequent links. For this reason, the Company does not represent or warrant that the contents of any third-party web site is accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. Also, the Company is not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any linked web site. Any reliance on the contents of a third-party web site is done at Your own risk and You assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.
X. NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
A business subject to California Civil Code § 1798.83 is required to disclose to its California customers, upon request, the identity of any third parties to whom the business has disclosed personal information within the previous calendar year, along with the type of information disclosed, for the third-party’s direct marketing purposes. If You are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit Your request to:
810 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 102
Ewing, NJ 08628
Please note that the Company is only required to respond to a customer once during any calendar year.
810 Bear Tavern Road, Suite 102
Ewing, NJ 08628
Attention: Privacy Manager