While many aspects of our Sites do not require you to register before using them, other activities such as signing up for a newsletter or entering a contest require registration or membership. Personal information is collected through these registration and membership processes, which may be conducted through other platforms such as Google Forms, MailChimp, Gleam and others. Apart from using the information for the stated purposes, all data and findings collected through these means may be used for statistical purposes, presented as anonymous or aggregated information. We will never release personal information about individual users.
Under-Age People. Anybody under 18 years of age should ensure they have permission from their parent or guardian before providing any personal information.
Cookies. In order for our Sites to function properly, we occasionally place small data files called “cookies” on your computer or mobile device - here is some additional information about cookies:
Email Lists. Users of our Sites may choose to sign up for email lists that we use to deliver information and other content such as newsletters, promotional offers contests, etc. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link provided at the bottom of any electronic messages we send you. We use trusted third-party service providers such as Mailchimp to maintain and operate these email lists and membership and member privacy are subject to the service provider’s terms, conditions and policies as outlined on their websites. We do not permit our service providers to sell, release or otherwise distribute any personal information they may collect on our behalf from our users and they will only retain your personal information as long as you are subscribed to the email list.
Memberships, Polls, Surveys & Contests. We also use trusted third-party service providers to conduct online polls, surveys or contests and we may ask you to become a member by providing your email address or some other type of identifier. Any information collected by this means is only used for that specific membership, poll, survey or contest. We may also collect additional personal information from people registering, becoming a member or participating in a survey, poll or contest. These types of information may include things like income, age, location and gender. We will never sell, release or otherwise distribute or permit our service providers to sell, release or otherwise distribute any email addresses or other personal information obtained through these means. However we reserve the right to use personal information collected from these memberships, polls, surveys and contests internally to develop marketing and sales information. All data and findings collected for these purposes will be presented as anonymous or aggregated information.
Marketing, Statistics & Demographics. We may collect statistics and demographics about your website usage and information about your computer, internet connection, your computer's IP address, the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you arrived at our Site via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page and the keyword(s) that you used. This information is used for assessing usage patterns and demographics of users of our Sites; popularity and usage of features on our Sites, etc.; compatibility of our Sites with popular browsers and operating systems; and to assist us with our strategic planning and development and advertiser relations. We reserve the right to internally share all marketing information, including Site usage and personal demographic information so gathered with our employees to develop marketing and sales strategies. All data and findings collected for these purposes are presented as anonymous or aggregated information. No identifiable personal information about individual users will be released to outside third parties.
Social Networking Sites. When you interact with us through various social media, such as when you “Like” us on Facebook or “Share” through another social media site, we may receive information from the social network such as your profile information, profile picture, gender, user name, user ID associated with your social media account, age range, language, country, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties. The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to our Sites.
Sharing of Personal Information. We may share your personal information with:
Aside from the above, we will never disclose your email address or any other personal information about you to any third party without your express permission, except where we are required to do so by law.