Last revised: February 1, 2020.
MANAGING YOUR INFORMATION PREFERENCES
Third Party/Affiliate Sharing for Their Marketing Purposes
If we are authorized or permitted to share your Personal Data with third parties or our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes but you would like to opt out, you may do so by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your full name, email address, mailing address, and specifically state that you do not want your Personal Data shared with third parties or our affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. We process this Personal Data for our legitimate interest of sending direct marketing to you.
If we are authorized or permitted to send you non-transactional emails but you would like to opt out of receiving them, you may do so via a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages. Alternatively, you may email email@example.com at any time and ask to be removed. We may continue to send you certain transactional email communications (e.g., emails regarding account notifications, customer support questions and similar information regarding your use of the Site and Services). We process this Personal Data for our legitimate interest of sending direct marketing to you.
Your Legal Rights
If you would like to request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we correct or delete the inaccurate information by emailing email@example.com.
You may object to having your Personal Data processed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may request that we restrict the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances by emailing email@example.com.
You may request that we delete all Personal Data we hold about you by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may request the transfer of your Personal Data to you or to a third party in certain circumstances by emailing email@example.com.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Usage Data and Site Activity
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS
Some web browsers incorporate a "Do Not Track" feature that signals to websites that your visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. We do not respond to web browser "Do Not Track" signals at this time.
Google Analytics Advertising Features
We have implemented certain Google Analytics Advertising Features, including Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and Remarketing with Google Analytics. We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie), along with other first-party identifiers, third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) and other third-party identifiers, not only to improve the Site experience for our users, but also to aggregate the characteristics and browsing habits of our users, on an anonymous basis, to provide products and services that are more tailored to our users. We also use these types of cookies and identifiers to improve and target our marketing and remarketing efforts and serve ads based on our users' prior visits to our Site, also on an anonymous basis. There are a number of ways you can opt out of the Google Analytics Advertiser Features we use, including via changing your Ads Settings on Google or changing the ads settings on the web browser you are using. You can also use the opt-out tool provided by the Network Advertising Initiative, here. Google provides a free browser add-on, called the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, which provides website users the ability to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics. The browser add-on may be downloaded here.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
Profile Information You Make Available to Others
By using the Site or the Services you may make certain types of your Personal Data available to others. For example, if your user name contains your real name, and you post a comment in a public area of the Site, other users may see your name and other information from your public profile that you choose to make available to others, such as your home town. The information you choose to make publicly available may be accessed by users who use the Site or Services and may be accessed by commercial search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing to the extent that such engines are permitted to access the Site.
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who we believe have privacy practices that are consistent with ours ("Third-Party Providers"). For example, we may contract with Third-Party Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, payment processing, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Third-Party Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Third-Party Provider is expected to use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Third-Party Providers are prohibited from using Personal Data other than as specified by us.
As an example of services being provided by Third-Party Providers, we have contracted with Powr, LLC to provide hosting services which allow you to access and view our content. Similarly, payment processing services for goods and/or services purchased on the Site may be provided by Stripe, Inc. or PayPal, Inc., depending on the payment processor you select to use for the purchase of the goods and/or services.
Third-Party Services and Applications
Through the Site and the Services, you may have the ability to elect to access third-party services and applications, such as Facebook and other social networks, through a link or social media widget such as the Facebook "like" button. When you do so, you may be able to import information from those other services and applications and share content with those services. Some of those third-party services may also provide us with information from your accounts which may enable us to enhance and personalize your use of the Site and Services (e.g., so that you can follow your Facebook friends' activity on the Site or Services). If you elect to use such third-party services or applications through the Site or Services, the information you share with such third-party services and applications will be subject to their privacy policies and your privacy settings for such services. You also may be able to control or block such sharing by changing your privacy settings in such services or applications. Please review the privacy policies for such services before engaging with them.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with applicable law. We may disclose Personal Data, Usage Data and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of us or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with applicable law.
Sharing Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information on public forums on the Site, that information may be accessed by others. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
We retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it including for the duration of our relationship with you. We also retain your personal data for a period of time after our relationship with you has ended where there is an ongoing business need to retain it. This includes retention to comply with our legal, regulatory, tax, and/or accounting obligations. We do so in accordance with our data retention policies and applicable law.
We recognize the importance of safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Data. Accordingly, we employ reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure and use. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk. We also require third parties with whom we share your Personal Data to take reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data, however, we do not guarantee the security of Personal Data shared with third parties.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Data from a child under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our records.
PROCESSING IN THE UNITED STATES
Please be aware that your Personal Data and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store information in the United States. By providing Personal Data, you confirm your consent to having such Personal Data being hosted and accessed in the United States.
Blaze Media LLC
8275 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 200-245
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
If you are located in the European Union and feel that your Personal Data has been processed in a way that does not comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The supervisory authority will be the point of contact with respect to the progress and outcome of your complaint.