Last Updated on June 18, 2015
We will collect certain information from you when you create a user account, including your name, email address, mailing address, and month and year of birth). We use this information to: (1) send you emails to alert you to the new developments and features of the Website (unless you opt-out of receiving such emails; (2) enhance and improve the Website; and (3) to provide advertisers and other third parties with non-personally identifiable aggregate information about our readers and their pattern of usage.
Information you choose to voluntarily publish or otherwise disclose through the Website, through comments, may be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties and we are not responsible for the use or misuse of such information.
We are always seeking to better understand our users and improve their experience. When you use the Website, we may use automated technologies to collect and analyze certain types of information in order to analyze how the Website is used (so we can improve the Website).
We also collect other information related to the ways in which you interact with the Website, such as: information about the articles you view, referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, and other similar information. We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results.
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We may use de-identified information (stripped of any information that could be used to identify you) or aggregated information (e.g., demographic information and information about traffic patterns or trends among our users) for any reason and share it freely with affiliates, partners and other third parties.
We may also combine information that we collect from you with information we obtain about you from third parties and other sources.
We may share your information with other parties as follows:
- When we contract with third parties to perform services on our behalf;
- With our parent, affiliates, or subsidiaries;
- To protect and defend our legal rights and property, and those of our business partners, employees, agents, and contractors, including enforcement of our agreements;
- To protect the safety and security of our users or members of the public;
- For fraud or risk management purposes; or
- To comply with the law or legal process.
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Children: The Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children under the age of 13.
By using the Website and submitting personal information to us, you agree to permit the transfer of your personal information to countries outside your country of residence. The countries where we may transfer your personal information may have different levels of data protection than your country.
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