INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT:
Registered Users Personal Data
In order for you to register a user account with us, you will be asked to provide us with certain information related to You (“Personal Information”). Personal Information may or may not include, without limitation: (1) “Contact Data” (such as Your name and email address,); and (2) “Demographic Data” (such as your gender, birthday, zip code, country, height, weight, lifestyle). The Personal Information you may provide when setting up a user account and profile is used for such purposes as delivering special offers or software updates as well as provide convenient and personalized user access and improve the features and usability of our products. Registered users can view and change their personal information, including deleting the user’s account entirely, at any time by entering the website or mobile application’s registered user’s options settings if available or by contacting us using the contact form we provide.
You are under no obligation to provide any Personal Information, with the caveat that your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain services provided by us including registering a user account at all.
You can contribute to our website directly or through the mobile app in a number of different ways, which may or may not include writing reviews, uploading videos and photos, participating in question and answers, tagging products, filling out your public profile, and voting on other users’ contributions. We may store these contributions (your “Public Content”), display them to other users, and use them for promotional purposes. Note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it can be used and viewed by others. We are not responsible for the information you choose to include in your Public Content.
We may also use tools or third party analytical software to collect and use certain non-personal data that does not enable us to identify You. The types of non-personal data we may collect and use include, but are not limited to: (i) browser name, version or type; (ii) operating system details; (iii) mobile device kind and device properties; (iv) mobile device software platform and firmware; (v) mobile phone carrier; (vi) geographical data no more accurate that metropolitan areas; (vii) other non-personal data as reasonably required by us to enhance our services.
We may use the collected data for purposes of analyzing usage of the website and mobile app, managing and providing additional services and to further develop other services and products. We reserve the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement by our partners or us.
Our website and app may or may not allow you to exchange messages with other registered users by using the messaging features or internal email contact options. We may store these messages in order to deliver them and allow you to manage them.
You may be able to invite your friends to join the website or use the mobile application by providing their contact information, or by entering your log-in credentials to import your address book from other sites. We may store and use your friends’ contact information to invite them to join and connect with you on our services. But we do not save your login credentials. Your friends will always have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further emails from us.
We may allow you to access or register on our website or app from third-party services, such as Facebook and Twitter, to share your selected Public Content with those services, and import information about who you are connected with on those other services so you can connect with them on our website and mobile app. You can always opt-out on your registered user account page. Some third-party services may also provide us with information from your accounts to enhance and personalize your use of our products. For example, you might allow Facebook to tell us who your Facebook friends are so you can follow their activity on our website and app. You may also further modify your privacy settings with those other services directly. For example, you can adjust your privacy setting on Facebook to prevent your Facebook friends from sharing information about you from their Facebook accounts with our website or app.
Activity and log data
For our website – we automatically store information related to your use of the site, such as the pages you view on the site, your browser type, IP address, requested URL, browser language, referring URL, and the date and time of your visits. We use this type of information to administer the site and provide a better service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site or to manage or improve the site’s features.
For our mobile app – we automatically store information related to your use of the app, such as the screens you view, your mobile device type, your OS type, referring apps/URLs, and the date and time of your visits. We use this type of information to administer the apps and provide a better service to you. We also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the mobile apps or to manage or improve the app’s features.
Feedback is Welcome
You should feel free to give us feedback, register a complaint, or ask questions about the websites or the mobile app. We may store your communications, including any personal information you include in them, so that we can effectively respond to you.
We may use the information described above for routine administrative purposes, such as investigating abuses on our products, responding to user inquiries, and enforcing and applying our Terms of Service and Statement.
Our service providers for the website and app are located in the United States of America.
TRANSFER OF INFORMATION:
Certain portions of the website and application may be open to any viewer, such as comments on community forums and your personal profile. Any information you post in these locations may be available and accessible to other members. In addition, the website and application may contain features that permit you to upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or otherwise distribute content, information, or other data, including your personal information. Any information that you choose to disclose by means of such features becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information by means of such features, and you agree to assume all responsibility for doing so.
If you post content for public view on the websites or mobile apps, we may distribute such public content to a wider audience by sharing it (or portions of it) with third parties so that they can publish it on their own websites and media platforms. We may ask them to credit you as the source of these contributions by including your account name and profile photo.
Third-Party Service Providers
We may use third parties to provide technical and customer support, perform tracking and reporting functions, conduct quality assurance testing, perform payment processing, and provide other services in connection with the website or mobile app. We may share information about you with them so that they can perform the services they are required to perform, but they are not permitted to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by you.
Third parties serve some of the ads on our website and mobile app. We do not send any individualized personal information to them, but they may have access to information that they obtain through cookies or that you share with them yourself. Note that we do not rent, share, sell, or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Google AdSense is one of the advertising partners used on the NewsNetwork website. Adsense serves ads based on the content of the sites you view. As you browse websites that have partnered with Google or Google sites, such as YouTube, for example, Google may place a cookie in your browser to track the types of pages visited or content that you viewed. Based on this information, Google associates your browser with relevant interest categories and uses these categories to show interest-based ads. For example, if you frequently visit travel websites, Google may show more ads related to travel. Google will not associate sensitive interest categories with your browser (such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation, health, or sensitive financial categories), and will not use such categories when showing you interest-based ads.
Opting out of interest-based advertising: If you prefer not to receive interest-based advertising, you can click on the “Opt out” button on the Google Ads Preferences Manager Page. Google also offers a number of options to permanently save your opt-out settings in your browser. After you opt-out, Google will not collect interest category information and you will not receive interest-based ads.
We may share non-personal information in the aggregate to third parties relating to user behavior in connection with the actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors. For example, we may disclose the number of users that have been exposed to, or clicked on, advertising banners.
We may share your information with our parent company, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control that we may have now or in the future, in which case we will require them to honor this Statement. If another company acquires our company or all or substantially all of our assets, that company will possess your information and will assume the rights and obligations with respect to that information as described in this Statement.
We reserve the right to investigate abuses on website or mobile app and enforce and apply our Terms of Service and Statement. We may disclose information about you to third parties if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and Statement; (c) comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.
We are committed to protecting the security of your information and take reasonable precautions to protect it. However, Internet data transmissions, whether wired or wireless, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. Once we receive Your data transmission, we make all commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
Links to Third-Party Sites, and Applications
We may make available links through advertisements or otherwise, enabling you to access third-party sites or applications. Please note that, while using such sites or applications, you are using sites or applications developed and administered by people or companies not affiliated with or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the actions of those people or companies, the content of their sites or applications, the use of the information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer. Our link to those sites does not constitute our sponsorship of, or affiliation with, those people or companies.
We suggest you read the privacy policies on all such third party websites as required.
Any services provided are intended for general audiences and are not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, We will take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account as quickly as possible. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us via our contact form.
By registering with this website and/or application, you, as a result of this, consent to receive periodic email communications from us regarding our services, new product offers, promotions and other matters. As part of registration, You may also elect to receive periodic newsletters. You may opt-out of receiving newsletters and other communications at any time by (a) following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each newsletter; or (b) changing the email preferences in your registered user account.
However, despite any requests to close your account or your indicated email preferences, we may still need to contact you as required by law or on legal matters, for example, to inform you of any updates to our Terms of Service or this Statement.
MODIFICATIONS TO THIS STATEMENT:
We may revise this Statement from time to time. The most current version of the Statement will govern our use of your information and will always be located here. If we make a change to this statement that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change on the site and/or via the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised statement.