Effective Date: February 15, 2012
We respect your privacy.
Information we may collect
Information collected automatically: When you visit our sites and use our apps, we may automatically collect and store information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information may include:
- Your computer’s IP address
- Technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as type of device, web browser or operating system)
- Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.)
- Your mobile device’s unique ID number
- Your mobile device’s geographic location (specific geographic location if you’ve enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically)
- The URL of the last web page you visited before coming to one of our sites
- The words you have looked up and results you selected
- The ads you clicked on
- How long you visited our sites or used our apps and which services and features you used
- For app users, the online or offline status of Your app
Information you choose to provide: You may choose to provide us with information in order to use certain services or to take advantage of special offers or sweepstakes. This information may include your name, email address, phone number, credit card information (including billing address), and demographic information (age, gender, etc.). You don’t have to provide any of this information to us. But if you don’t provide certain information, you won’t be able to use some of the services we offer.
How we use your information
We may use your information to provide and improve our services, customize services for you (such as by remembering your preferences), make special offers (like sweepstakes), better understand our users, diagnose and fix problems, and sell and display ads that may be relevant to you. Email addresses, mobile phone numbers, and credit card information are used only for providing services you may have requested.
Use of your information by other companies
We may share user information with other companies for various reasons. What information we make available to other companies depends on the nature of our relationships with them. We generally require these other companies to keep our users’ information confidential.
Service Providers: We may share all of the types of information we collect with vendors who provide services, such as payment processing services.
Advertisers: Advertisers and advertising networks use tracking technologies to collect information about users’ computers or mobile devices and their online activities (for example, web pages visited and searches made) as well as general geographic location and use that information to display targeted ads to users. We may allow these ad companies to collect such information when you use our sites and apps to enable them to display targeted ads to you.
Analytics Companies: We may allow analytics companies to use tracking technologies to collect information about our users’ computers or mobile devices and their online activities. These companies analyze this information to help us understand how our sites and apps are being used.
What we don’t share: We do not provide ad companies or analytics companies with your name, address, email address, phone number, or credit card information.
Aggregated Information: We may publicly disclose aggregated information about our users, such as the total number of our users and their overall demographics.
Legal Matters: We may disclose user information: in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; to investigate or report illegal activity; or to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a corporate restructuring, such as a sale or merger.
We, as well as other companies, use tracking technologies to collect and store data about your computer or mobile device and your activities on our sites and apps.
Cookies: When you visit our sites, we may place “cookies” (small text files) on your computer to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our sites. Ad companies place cookies on your computer to track your activities across various sites so that they can display targeted ads.
Pixel tags: We may embed pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear GIFs) on web pages, ads, and emails. These tiny, invisible graphics are used to access cookies and track user activities (such as how many times a page is viewed). We use pixel tags to measure the popularity of our features and services. Ad companies use pixel tags to measure the number of ads displayed and their performance (such as how many people clicked on an ad).
Mobile Device IDs: If you’re using an app, we use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer), instead of cookies, to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our apps. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted. Ad companies use device IDs to track your use of the app, track the number of ads displayed, measure ad performance and display ads that are more relevant to you. Analytics companies use device IDs to track information about app usage.
We do not allow children under 13 to register for any service, and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under 13.
Information from users outside the United States