Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing the website.
We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our websites.
This type of information is collected to make our websites more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs.
However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.
Information Collected by Our Servers.
To make our website and services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.
This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, gather demographic information about our user base as a whole, and better tailor our services to our users’ needs.
For example, some of the information may be collected so that when you visit the website or the services again, it will recognize you and the information could then be used to serve advertisements and other information appropriate to your interests.
Except as noted in this Policy, we do not link this automatically-collected data to personal data.
Pixel Tags. In addition, we use “Pixel Tags” (also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs).
Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies that are used to track online movements of web users.
In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in web pages.
Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users.
We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixel Tags to our users’ personal data.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals.
We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that might enable Users to opt out of tracking on our site.
Flash LSOs. When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects, known as “flash cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features.
Flash Cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored.
Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove flash cookies.
To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for flash cookies, click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
Mobile Services. We may also collect non-personal information from your mobile device if you have downloaded our mobile applications (the “Application(s)”).
This information is generally used to help us deliver the most relevant information to you.
Examples of information that may be collected and used include your geographic location, how you use the Application(s), and information about the type of device you use.
In addition, in the event our Application(s) crash on your mobile device, we will receive information about your mobile device model software version and device carrier, which allows us to identify and fix bugs and otherwise improve the performance of our Application(s).
This information is sent to us as aggregated information and is not traceable to any individual and cannot be used to identify an individual.
Analytics Services. In addition to the tracking technologies we place, other companies may set their own cookies or similar tools when you visit our website.
This includes third-party analytics services, including but not limited to Google Analytics (“Analytics Services”), that we engage to help analyze how users use the website, as well as third parties that deliver content or offers.
We may receive reports based on these parties’ use of these tools on an individual or aggregate basis.
We use the information we get from Analytics Services only to improve our website and services.
The information generated by the Cookies or other technologies about your use of our website and services (the “Analytics Information”) is transmitted to the Analytics Services.
The Analytics Services use Analytics Information to compile reports on user activity.
The Analytics Services may also transfer information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process Analytics Information on their behalf.
By using our website and services, you consent to the processing of data about you by Analytics Services in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For a full list of Analytics Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location Information. If you have enabled location services on your mobile device, we collect your location information to make a map available to the recipients of your messages showing your location.
If you do not want this information collected by us, you can disable location services on your mobile device.