APPLICABILITY AND USER RESTRICTIONS
The Sites are not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13). In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we use reasonable commercial efforts to adhere to the prohibition on the collection of personal information online from children under the age of thirteen (13) without first obtaining verifiable parental consent. At a minimum, the Sites prohibit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under the age of thirteen (13). Site use and membership is void where prohibited by law.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Whether you are a Site visitor, user of a particular Service, or a registered member, we take certain steps to protect your information. Collection of information is usually grouped into three categories: Personal Information, which is information that is personally identifiable to a specific visitor (further defined below), non-personally identifiable information, which is information that is passively collected and information you may provide that is traceable to a computer or device but does not include Personal Information and is therefore not traceable back to you and cannot be used to identify a specific individual (further defined below) and aggregate information, which is general demographic information collected from large numbers of Site visitors that does not identify any individual member and is aggregated into statistical data and information. We may use or disclose non-personal and aggregate information about you with third parties for any purpose. Depending on the circumstances, we may or may not charge third parties for this information, or limit the third parties’ use of such information.
Power52 adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (the “Principles”), developed by leading industry associations to apply consumer-friendly standards to online behavioral advertising across the Internet and mobile devices
Please note that whenever you publicly disclose information about yourself online (e.g., through email, social networking platforms, forums, message boards, chat areas, or similar web pages), such information may be collected, exported, and used by people that you do not know. Posting personal information in public places may result in unsolicited communications, including unwanted email messages or other forms of contact. Always be smart about the information you provide online. We bear no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information you may disclose on the Sites.
By subscribing you are required to provide certain Personal Information. We may use this information to contact you about the services on our Site in which you have expressed interest. In addition to Personal Information collected for registration purposes, we may collect and store the following:
(a) your responses to the offerings presented on the Sites;
(b) information about the Sites’ Services or features that you use, and how frequently you use them;
(c) your responses to or entries for surveys, sweepstakes, and contests and requests for services, products, newsletters or information;
(d) customer service information about you as a user of a Site, including any suggestions you submit to us for review;
(e) community discussions, chats, dispute resolution, correspondence through our Sites, and correspondence sent to us;
(f) your activity on the Sites, including adding a friend, sharing a photo or video, or accessing an application)
Web Beacons and Similar Technologies
The Sites and our e-mail messages may contain a small graphic image called a web beacon that monitors and collects certain limited information about the viewer of the web page or e-mail message. Web beacons typically are very small (generally 1-by-1 pixel) and invisible to the user, but, in general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page or e-mail message, including an advertisement or HTML content, can act as a web beacon. We may use web beacons or similar technologies for a number of purposes, including without limitation, to count visitors to our web pages or to monitor how our users navigate the Sites, and we may include web beacons or similar technologies in e-mails in order to count how many e-mails (or particular articles, links, etc.) that we send are actually opened. Additionally, our advertising providers may use web beacons or similar technologies to personalize and measure the effectiveness of their advertisements using data gathered over time from users of the Sites. If you would like more information about the information collection practices of some of these third party advertising companies and to learn which of these companies allow you to opt out of this type of information collection, please click here.
IP Address and Log Files
Upon visiting the Sites, we may collect and store your browser type and IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Sites, to help identify and analyze user trends, to customize content and advertisements offered to you, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
INFORMATION WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD PARTIES
In addition to information that you provide or we collect through the Sites and Services, we may verify or collect certain information about you from third parties. We may combine this third-party information with information we have already collected from you via the Site and Services and use this information for a variety of reasons including customizing content made available to you, provide promotions and marketing offers tailored to your preferences and to improve the content of the Sites and to help identify and analyze user trends, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Information received from third parties may include the following:
(a) your activity on certain third party sites or services for which you have consented to connect or share through your account on a Site;
(b) information from other companies, such as demographic and traffic data; and
(c) other information from your interaction with our Sites, services, content, and advertising, collected by third party advertisers or providers including computer and/or mobile device connection and location information, browser type, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information.
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
Third Party Content
Third Party Applications and Websites
Power52 may not own or operate all applications, Services, or websites (e.g., games or tools) accessible through the Sites, or otherwise made available to you by Power52. Similarly, data may be collected through applications owned or operated by different parties on a particular device or through a particular application for the purpose of delivering ads or providing advertising related services or statistical reporting. As a result, when you use these third party applications or websites, we may share your information along with the location of your computer or mobile device to enable your use of such services and for age verification and security purposes, and to allow visitors to contribute to marketing research via third party measurement software included within the application among other purposes. Power52 may offer you the option to connect your member profile and activity on the Sites with certain third party services such as Facebook, or Twitter (“Third Party Services”). When you consent to publish your information or activity on the Sites to any Third Party Services, such information will be viewable by the communities on such Third Party Services and may be used by such Third Party Services in accordance with their posted privacy practices, or if another member in your friend list uses a third party application or website, it may receive your non-private member information so that you may be separately linked with your friend. If third party applications or websites seeks any further information, your consent should be requested. We cannot guarantee that such applications or websites will follow our privacy practices, so we encourage you to always review their information sharing policies and to report any application or website that may be in violation of our privacy practices.
Other Third Parties
Power52 may share or transfer the information it collects with third parties including vendors, service providers, advertisers, contractors and Power52 agents acting on behalf of Power52 and who help to operate the Sites. Examples of such service providers include third parties that provide processing, storage, technical or fulfilment services, data analysis, customer service and emails, POWER52 may provide these companies with access to user information, including Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you and Power52. While Power52 may use third party analytics providers to evaluate and provide Power52 with information about the Sites and Services, the Sites audience, and Sites content, Power52 does not share Personal Information with these analytics service providers, but the providers may set and access their own cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including Non-Personal Information.
Our employees, agents and contractors must have a “need-to-know” business reason to obtain access to your Personal Information. We may share your Personal Information with those who help us manage or provide content or other services for the Sites (e.g., forum administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions, and sweepstakes. Such outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your Personal Information to provide the Sites with a specific service and not for any other purpose without your consent. We may also provide your Personal Information to a third party where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires sharing your Personal Information. We also may share your Personal Information with any affiliated companies and partners if we have a business reason to do so.
We may access or disclose your Personal Information without your consent in order to: (i) protect or defend our legal rights or property, including those of our affiliated companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of other users of the Sites or members of the public, including responding to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if any Site is sold to or merges with another company not owned by or affiliated with Power52, we may transfer your Personal Information to any acquiring or merging party as part of that transaction.
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
The following sub-headings apply only to those Sites for which user registration or subscriptions are available.
Access to Personal Information
You have the opportunity to correct, update or remove Personal Information you have provided to us at any time. Please send an update request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sites may allow you invite a friend to subscribe or visit the website. To refer a friend, information including your friend’s email address is required. Such information is collected and stored to send this one-time invitation, to allow for your friend’s subscription/registration and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our records.
SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If Abuse Occurs
Although we make every effort to ensure that our e-mail list is safe, the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee that our list is invulnerable to attacks. If you believe there has been a breach of our security, please contact us at once at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the owner of this Site, the Company retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Site. In the event the Company goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred.