We understand how important the privacy of personal information is to our users. This Privacy
Policy will tell you what information we collect about you and about your use of our services. It
will explain the choices you have about how your personal information is used and how we
protect that information.
consumers and including the mobile optimized versions of these sites and our Mobile Device
Applications or "Apps" (we refer to these sites and Apps collectively as the “Sites”). We refer to
the Sites and Apps, along with the information and services made available to you through the
Sites and Apps, as the “Services.”
do not want us to collect, use or disclose information about you and your use of the Services as
information in the jurisdiction where we are located.
References to “We” or “Us” have the same meaning as defined in the Terms and Condition or
Information Collected About You
Some of our Services do not retain your personal information, while others especially the App
and certain of our registration-only Apps store your personal information in accordance with
we collect information about your use of the Sites and Apps and the Services. We may also
acquire information about our users from external sources.
When you use the Services, we collect information as follows:
While you may use most of the Services without registering, certain Services do require that
you register with Us for them to function properly. If you choose to register or update an
existing account with Us or access certain Services, you may be required to provide certain
personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, gender, email address
and date of birth, and a username and password to access your account. You are responsible
for ensuring the accuracy of the personal information that you submit to Us.
Some of our Services are interactive and may request that you submit personal information,
along with other information such as your age and gender.
At registration and at various times as you use the Sites, you will be given the option of
providing us with personal information in order to receive informational/promotional
newsletters – via email from Us and/or directly from third parties. From time to time, we may
offer users of third party websites the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletters through
those websites. If you elect to subscribe to one of our newsletters on a third party website, the
operator of that website will provide us with the personal information you have provided in
connection with the subscription request, which we may use in accordance with this Privacy
Policy as though you had provided it directly to Us.
Email a Friend
If you use our Email a Friend service to tell a friend about a feature on our Site or a newsletter,
we will ask you for your name, your email address and your friend's email address. We will
automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site using your
name and email address as the "from" email address. We do not use your friend's email
information for any other purpose. We will only use the information you provide to send the
requested email to your friend.
If you believe that one of your contacts has provided us with your personal information and you
would like to request that it be removed from our database, please use the Contact Us link
provided at the bottom of every page of the Sites.
From time to time, we may conduct online research surveys on behalf of ourselves and third
parties through email invitations, pop-up surveys and online focus groups. When participating
in a survey, we may require you to provide your location, age and if there’s a sweepstakes
associated with the market research survey, your name and contact information for purposes
of sweepstakes administration. The information you submit in a survey may be used by us for
research and measurement purposes, as described below, including to measure the
effectiveness of content, advertising or programmes. The personal information you provide in
connection with a sweepstakes entry will be used for the sole purpose of administering the
sweepstakes and as required by applicable law. We will not knowingly invite individuals who
are under the age of 18 to participate in market research surveys.
Emails You Send to Us
concepts or inventions that you send to us by email. If you want to keep content or business
information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not send them in an email
Services and Device Information
When you access and use the Services, we automatically collect and store in server logs
information from your browser or mobile device such as your IP address or unique device
identifier, browser information (including referring URL), your preferences and settings, cookies
and information about the content you have viewed and actions taken (e.g., search queries, ad
engagement, clicks and the associated dates and times). We may also collect device-specific
information when you install and use an App including your device model, operating system
information, advertising ID (which is a unique, user-resettable identification number for
advertising associated with a mobile device) and App version and usage information. When
enabled by you, we collect precise location information provided by your mobile device, which
you may disable through the device settings.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
“Cookies” are small data files assigned to your browser when you visit a Site which enable
recognition of your browser and collect and store information about your use of the Services, as
described above. In addition to cookies, we and our partners use other tracking technologies
that collect information about your use of the Services, including mobile identifiers and "web
beacons" which are small graphic files (sometimes called “clear GIFs” or “web pixels”)
embedded in a web page or email typically used to monitor activity and send relevant
information back to a home server (which can belong to the host site, a network advertiser or
some other third party).
information about your use of the Sites, including content you have viewed. These third parties
may use this information to help us deliver advertising on the Sites and on other third party
websites based on your browsing activity on the Sites. We may further tailor the advertising on
the Sites and these other third party websites based on additional information to the extent
known by us or these third parties. We also work with third party ad networks to display
advertising on our Sites and on third party websites. Our ad network vendors use technologies
to collect information about your activities on the Sites and in our App to provide you
cookie-based targeted advertising on our Sites and on third party websites based upon your
browsing activity and your interests.
For more information about our how cookies and other tracking technologies are used in
When you download and install one of our Apps onto your mobile device we assign a random
number to your App installation. This number cannot be used to identify you personally, and
we cannot identify you personally unless you choose to become a registered user of the App.
installation of the App itself and not a browser, because the App does not work through your
browser. Therefore the random number cannot be removed through settings. If you do not
and our App are similar to our use on our desktop sites.
How Information Collected About You Is Used
Information about your use of the Services may be used for the following purposes:
● to provide, improve and create new Services,
● to respond to your inquiries and to send you administrative communications about the
Sites and Services,
● to obtain your feedback about the Sites and Services,
● to send you secure electronic messages and personalized emails pertaining to your
interests as inferred from your use of the Services, including news, announcements,
reminders and opportunities from us,
● to statistically analyze trends and user behavior and activity including how frequently
areas of the Sites are visited, how the Services are being used and how many emails are
received and opened,
● to provide you and people with similar demographic characteristics and interests with
more relevant content including advertising both on and off the Sites and Apps,
● to offer lead generation services,
● to detect and defend against fraud and other threats to the Services and our users,
● to identify issues with the Services,
● to conduct research and measurement activities, including those described below, and
● to administer your account.
In addition, we may use personal information about you for other purposes that are disclosed
to you at the time we collect the information and/or with your consent.
We may combine your personal information and other information collected about your use of
the Services, and also supplement with information from external sources for the purposes
combined by us with other information available to us through third parties for research and
measurement purposes, including measuring the effectiveness of content, advertising or
programs. This information from other sources may include age, gender, demographic,
geographic, personal interests, product purchase activity or other information. We may report
aggregate information, which is not able to be identified back to an individual user of the Sites,
to our current or prospective advertisers and other business partners.
We will not sell your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent.
Sharing Your Information
Our Subsidiaries and Corporate Affiliates
We may share your information with our subsidiaries, affiliates and companies acquired by or
merged with us and our affiliates. In the event of a corporate change in control resulting from,
for example, a sale to, or merger with, another entity, or in the event of a sale of assets or a
bankruptcy, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to the new party in
control or the party acquiring assets. In the event of such a change, your personal information
Third Party Advertisers and Third Party Websites
We may share information that we have about you, such as a cookie ID or IP address, with third
party advertising service providers who may use this information, on our behalf, to help us
deliver advertising on the Sites as well as on third party websites.
Certain content, services and advertisements offered to you through the Sites are served on, or
contain links to, websites hosted and operated by a company other than us ("Third Party
Websites"). We do not share your personal information with these Third Party Websites
without your consent, but you should be aware that any information you disclose to these Third
We do not endorse and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third Party
understand how that Third Party Website collects and uses your information. We make an
effort to make it obvious to you when you leave a Site and enter a Third Party Website, either
by requiring you to click on a link or by notifying you on the Site before you visit the third party
site. In addition, if you see a phrase such as "Powered by" or "in association with" followed by
the name of a company other than us, then you are on a website hosted by a company other
than us. When you use a co-branded service (a service operated with a partner), or register or
otherwise provide information on a co-branded site, where applicable, we may pass the
collected information back to that partner, which may include third party service providers
whose services are embedded into and/or appear within the Services.
We may also include social widgets on the Sites which enable you to interact with the
associated social media services, e.g., to share an article. These widgets may collect browsing
data which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by
these third parties. You may be able to manage your privacy preferences directly with the
applicable social network platform.
Compliance with Law, Regulation, and Law Enforcement Requests
To cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and
comply with law, we may release personal information to third parties:
(1) to comply with legal
requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order;
(2) when we
believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the
safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request; or
(3) in special cases,
such as in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert
legal rights. In addition, we may disclose personal information as described below.
Your Choices and Rights
Updating/Removing Your Personal Information
should not use the Sites, Apps and Services. You can correct, update or review personal
information you have previously submitted by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and
making the desired change. You can also update any personal information you have submitted
by contacting us using the contact information listed below or through the Contact Us link
provided at the bottom of every page of the Sites.
If you have registered and desire to delete any of your registration information you have
provided to us from our systems please contact us through the Contact provided the page of
the Sites. Upon your request, we will delete your registration information from our active
databases and where feasible from our back-up media. You should be aware that it is not
technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided
to the Sites from our servers.
When you sign up to receive email communications for any of our Services, including our email
newsletters, or at any time, you can choose to opt out of receiving additional newsletters or
other email communications from us or our advertisers or sponsors.
You can unsubscribe from an email newsletter by following the directions included at the
bottom of the newsletter and using the “Unsubscribe” link found in the emails.
You may also control interest-based advertising on your mobile device by enabling the “Limit
Ad Tracking” setting in your iOS device’s settings or “Opt out of Ads Personalization” in your
Android device’s settings. This will not prevent you from seeing advertisements, but will limit
the use of device advertising identifiers to personalize ads based on your interests. If you have
questions about how to reject cookies on your specific device please check with the device
Additional Information for Visitors from the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
When you use the Services, we collect, store, use and otherwise process your personal
your information, including where:
(i) necessary for our legitimate interests in providing and
improving the Services including offering you content and advertising that may be of interest to
(ii) necessary for our legitimate interest in keeping the Services, Sites and Apps safe and
(iii) necessary for the legitimate interests of our service providers and partners;
(v) you have consented
to the processing, which you can revoke at any time (however a revocation does not affect the
lawfulness of processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of revocation);
(vi) you have expressly made the information public, e.g., in a message board or other public
(vii) necessary to comply with a legal obligation such as a law, regulation, search
warrant, subpoena or court order or to exercise or defend legal claims; and
(viii) necessary to
protect your vital interests, or those of others.
If you are a user in the EEA, you can:
(i) access personal information we have about you (we will
try to provide information within 30 days of your request);
(ii) have your personal information
corrected or deleted (in most cases you can correct personal information you have submitted
to us by going back to the specific Service, logging-in and making the desired change);
certain circumstances, you can object to our processing of your personal information and we
will discontinue such processing unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue;
withdraw consent previously provided (however a withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of
processing of your personal data that occurred prior to the date of withdrawal); or
(v) if you
believe that we have not complied with applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a
complaint with your local supervisory authority. If you wish to inquire as to whether we
maintain any of your personal information and if so, whether you wish to exercise any of those
rights that are available to you with respect to such personal information, you may contact us
as described on this Site. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Where we process your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can opt-out
through the unsubscribe link in the email communications we send to you, by changing your
We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the Services to you
within whom we share your information to perform services on our behalf. When we no longer
need to use your personal information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our
legal or regulatory obligations, we will either remove it from our systems or anonymize it.
you have registered with us and you no longer want us to use your registration information to
provide the Services to you, you may close your account.
Contacting Us About Your Personal Information or Privacy
Please send us an email by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the home page of the Site if
and any changes will be effective upon being posted unless we advise otherwise. By continuing
register with us and that you do not use the Sites. Please exit the Sites immediately if you do