companies – “We”, “Us” or “Our”) collects and uses information, including the personal
choices available to you regarding Our use of your personal information (if applicable at all) and
how you can access and update this information; and certain practices related to data that may
be collected, used, or disclosed from web-based content that you create using Our Services (as
such term is defined in our Terms of Service).
our Terms of Service. By registering with Our Website, this may include the use of your postal
address or email address or mobile number to send you promotional content via email or SMS.
If you do not wish to receive such promotional content, please follow the unsubscribe
instructions contained in the relevant communication.
3. Collection and Use of Information and Content
When you visit Us, you may provide us with two types of information: limited personal
information and content you knowingly choose to disclose and/or post on the Website. When
(and if) you register with Us, you may provide us with certain personal information, such as
your name and contact information.
In addition, when you use the Website, we may collect information about your use of the
website in order to provide and improve our Services. For example, we or our third party
utility-tracking partners may collect your browser type and IP address through log files. This
information is gathered for all Our visitors.
Our Website is not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect personal information from anyone
under the age of 18.
4. Cookies and other tracking technologies
In addition, we or our third party partners may collect and store certain information from your
browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data (a small file, with typical content of letters
and numbers) stored or downloaded on a user’s computer or other device that can be tied to
information about the browser’s activities on our website. Our cookies allow us to provide you
preferences, conduct support and debugging, understand the duration of user’s session,
authenticated session for our Answers system, save from which country users are using the
Website and mobile editors, and to estimate and report our total audience size and traffic. We
If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your
internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.AboutCookie.com.
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to
access certain areas or features of our Website.
We may use local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or
display content based upon what you view on our Website to personalize your visit. Third
parties, with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising
based upon your Web browsing activity, also use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of data, type of data,
and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove
Flash cookies. To learn about privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies that may be
available, you can click here:
html#117118. Please note that We do not provide this information and We are not responsible
for its accuracy. If you disable Flash cookies, you won’t have access to many features that make
your experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.
Third-party which operate the Linked Content (as defined in our Terms of Service) may have
their own policies regarding how they collect and store information through the technologies
5. Sharing Your Information and Content with Third Parties
We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described
transfer such information to unrelated third parties only in accordance with the Safe Harbor
Privacy Framework. We do not sell your personal information to third parties, but we may
retrieve, save, share and make any use of the information, including without limitation use for
analysis or statistics, which is compatible with providing our services to you. We provide, as a
main service, the ability to share created content with others — friends and people in your
We may provide information and/or personal user content to service providers to help us
provide the Services we offer. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business,
such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to provide you with Our
community blog, to send out email updates about Us, to remove repetitive information from
our user lists, to process payments for products or services (if applicable) and to provide you
with Our live chat services (if applicable). In connection with these business operations, our
service providers may have access to your personal information and/or content. When you sign
up for Our Services, We may share your personal information as necessary for the third party to
provide that Service. This will be done securely and confidentially and only to the extent
permitted under applicable data protection laws.
We may be required to disclose your personal information pursuant to lawful requests, such as
subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information
until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private
litigants meets applicable legal standards.
Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to
comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity
perpetrated through Our Service or using Our name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This
may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government
6. Communications from the Website
By registering to the Website and providing your email address, you expressly agree to receive
from Us promotional content by mail or email, from time to time. If you provide Us with your
phone number (at any stage of use of the Services), We shall be entitled to call you or send you
promotional SMS notices from time to time. If you wish not to receive such promotional
content / notices, you may notify Us at any time or follow the unsubscribe or STOP instructions
contained in the promotional communications which you receive.
Our Website may contain links to other websites. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY
PRACTICES OF OTHER WEB SITES. We encourage you to be aware when you leave Our Website
to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personal information.
8. Public Forums and User Content
Our Website may offer publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware
that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others
who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or
community forum, please contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your
personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
Accordingly, you should note post sensitive information or any information you would not want
to be made public on these blogs or forums.
We cannot control the actions of other Users or members of the public with whom you may
choose to share your pages and content. We are not responsible for circumvention of any
privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge
that, even after removal, copies of user Content may remain viewable in cached and archived
pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content.
9. Social Media Widgets
Our Website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets,
such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features
may collect information such as your IP address or which page you are visiting on our site, and
may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets
are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these
10. Changing or Removing Content
If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our Services, you may correct,
update, or deactivate it by emailing us. If you wish to access your personal information, please
also email Us. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed
to provide you Services. We will also retain and use your information as necessary to comply
with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
We take precautions to protect Our users’ information and content. We have reasonable
physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that are designed to protect your account
information and uploaded content. However – regardless of the measures taken by Us, we
cannot and do not guarantee the protection and security of your data or any other Content you
post, publish, upload or otherwise share with Us during your activities at the Website. Because
email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you
not send private information or data to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have
any questions regarding the security of the Website, please contact us.
12. Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting
We may partner with third party ad networks to either display advertising on our Website or to
beacons to collect non-personal information about your activities on the Website and different
web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not
have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may visit
www.aboutads.info or www.youronlinechoices.eu to learn more and to opt out of this type of
advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance self-regulatory
program. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue
to receive generic ads.
13. Terms of Service, Notices and Revisions
Your use of Our Website and Services, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy
Policy as well as our Terms of Service and all of its general provisions including warranty
disclaimer, limitation of liability, indemnity and choice of law. We may update this privacy
policy to reflect changes to our information handling and storage practices. If We make any
material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your
account) or by means of a notice on this Website prior to the change becoming effective. We
encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy
14. Contacting Us
Effective Date: January 2015