HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Here are some of the ways we collect Information from users:
TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Here are some of the types of Information we may collect from users:
We may use third-party data provided by related entities under common control (which includes our parent, subsidiaries and other entities under common control with us – collectively “Related Parties”) to augment and/or verify the Information we collect from users and may also associate demographic and other data we collect, such as the user’s browser and device, with their Information.
CHILDREN AND NON-US RESIDENTS
The Site is intended to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA requires that web site operators never knowingly collect PII from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. We do not knowingly collect or retain information from the Websites from children under the age of 18 except we may collect a limited amount of Information from users who are over 13. The Websites are intended for use by U.S. residents who are not minors. If you are a minor, not a U.S. resident (no Canadian residents permitted), or do not agree with this Policy’s terms, please do not access or use our Websites.
USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may use Information and share it with our Related Parties and third parties (who may compensate us) in many ways and for many purposes including the following:
By submitting your Information to us on a Website, you agree that this is an inquiry and/or application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, as amended (the “Rule”) and applicable state do-not-call regulations. This allows us to contact you via telemarketing even if your telephone number is listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, and/or on applicable state do-not-call lists.
Where you provide “prior express written consent” within the meaning of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), you consent to receive telephone calls, including artificial voice calls, pre-recorded messages and/or calls delivered via automated technology and text and SMS messages to the telephone number(s) that you provided from us and the marketing partners listed in and hyperlinked to the consent. You are not required to provide this consent to obtain access to our Promotions, products or services, and your consent simply allows us to contact you via these means. By agreeing to this Policy, you are obligated to immediately inform us if the telephone number that you provided us changes. If you: (a) have your telephone number reassigned to another person; (b) give up your telephone number; (c) port your telephone number to a landline or vice versa; or (d) otherwise stop using that telephone number, you agree to promptly contact us here.
Most computers are initially set up to accept Cookies, but you can reset your Internet browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. To disable and reject certain Cookies, follow the instructions associated with the Internet browser you’re using. Even where you reject a Cookie, you may still use the Website but your ability to use certain features offerings may be impaired. We may retain Cookie data indefinitely.
Users may opt-out from the collection of online viewing data for behavioral advertising purposes by companies who have elected to participate in one of the behavioral advertising opt-out mechanisms such as the Digital Adverting Alliance’s opt-out program located at http://www.aboutads.info/choices. As is the case with most websites, we have currently elected to not participate in any of these programs or alter our behavior when a user to one of our Websites has activated the “do-not-track” setting on their browser (see, “Browser “Do Not Track” Signals,” described below).
ACCESSING, CORRECTING AND DELETING YOUR INFORMATION
All users who provide their Information to us may modify, delete and/or correct their Information by contacting us here. We will respond to your request within thirty (30) days. If you request deletion of your Information, please note that your Information will be suppressed from further use as described in this Policy. However, we will retain and may use your Information as necessary to comply with our policies including legal obligations, dispute resolution and enforcement of our agreements.
We ask individual users to identify themselves and the Information requested to be accessed, corrected or deleted (suppressed) before processing such requests, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning Information residing on backup tapes).Please be advised that deleting (suppressing) your Information may terminate your access to some of our offerings. If you wish to continue using the full complement of our services, you may not be able to delete (suppress) all of the Information that we have on file for you.
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
The California “Shine the Light” law permits users who are California residents to request information regarding our disclosure of their Information to third parties including the categories of Information shared and a list of the names and addresses of third parties with whom the Information was shared. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a request by contacting us here. In your request, please specify that you want “blogspine.com -USA Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow thirty (30) days for a response.
BROWSER “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS
Most browsers contain a “do-not-track” setting. In general, when a “do-not-track” setting is active, the user’s browser notifies other websites that the user does not want their personal information and online behavior to be tracked and used, for example, for behavioral advertising. As required by the Shine the Light law, we are required to inform you that, as is the case with most websites, we do not honor or alter our behavior when a user to one of our Websites has activated the “do-not-track” setting on his/her browser.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We reserve the right to revise and update this Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will post notice on our Website. Any such revisions will be effective thirty (30) days after posting to the Website, and will apply to all Information collected by us both before and following the effective date. If we expand the way we use PII, we will notify users by: (a) sending the modified policy to our users via email; and/or (b) by any other reasonable means acceptable under applicable state and federal law. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your PII in this different manner and we will only use your PII in this way where you opt- in to such use. Users should periodically visit this Policy to review our current policies on our collection and use of Information.
QUESTIONS, SUGGESTIONS, OR TO CONTACT US
If you have any questions, comments, complaints, or suggestions regarding this Policy or our Website(s), please contact us here.