Effective Date: March 13, 2015
What information do you collect about me?
The information that we collect about you falls into these general categories:
Information that you provide. We may collect information that you choose to provide to us (including in comments or other user content that you submit to us or when you subscribe to our newsletter(s)). This may include information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, year of birth, gender, zip code, country, and postal address. We may ask you for information—such as when you subscribe or at other times— such as when you enter a contest or participate in a promotion, when you provide content, or when you order products from us.
• Automated information. Using technologies that are widely used on the Internet, such as cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, we also may automatically collect information about your computer or mobile device and online activity when you access the Service. For example, when you visit the Service, we may collect your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and operating system, as well as information about which pages you visit and the page, if any, that referred you to the Service or that you visit after the Service. Similarly, when you use our mobile applications, we may collect information about your mobile device, such as the type of mobile device you use or your device identifier.
• Location information. When you use the Service, we may collect information about your location separately from your address or other information that you provide to us explicitly. For instance, we may use the GPS feature of your mobile device or your IP address to help determine your geographic location. If you prefer that we not know your geographic location, you will have the option to disable the function when you first use the Service in which we collect information about your location (or later, if your mobile device allows you to change the settings after initial download). Disabling the geolocation function may prevent you from using certain features of the Service that require location information.
• Information from other sources. We may combine the information that we collect with information that we obtain from other sources, such as our past and present subsidiaries, affiliates, and our business partners, including The New York Times Company, licensees, contractors, and service providers. For example, we may ask a service provider to supply us with demographic information or updated contact information for you.
How do you use this information?
We use the information that we collect about you for these purposes:
• for editorial purposes, such as in connection with our news reporting;
• to provide you with the products and services you request;
• to respond to your requests, questions, and comments;
• to perform business analyses or for other purposes to improve the quality of our business, the products and services we offer;;
• to deliver targeted advertising, as described below;
• as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
We also do research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to help us operate the Service, for other business purposes, and in connection with our display of advertising (which we describe below). This research is based on the information you provide to us including during a promotion, in surveys, and on your use of the Service.
With whom do you share this information?
We may share the information that we collect about you through the Service in these ways:
• with authorized service providers that perform business functions for us, such as sending emails or hosting web services (but these service providers are not permitted to use personally identifiable information that we provide for any purpose other than to provide service to us);
• with our subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, and contractors, including The New York Times Company;
• in the context of contests or other promotions in which we identify an outside entity, with the identified entity;
• with select third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes;
• to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, in response to a request for cooperation from law enforcement or another government agency, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
• when we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or as otherwise required by law;
• in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable form as more particularly described below; and
• and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.
We also may share aggregated information relating to visitors to and users of the Service with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.
In addition, if we become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, strategic alliance, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, we may share or transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.
Moreover, if you choose to participate in social features or otherwise voluntarily submit information or content on the Service, such as commenting on a story or chatting with other users, such information or content will become public. It may become accessible through search engines. Unless otherwise noted, we do not limit the distribution of information that you share using these features. If you remove information or content that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other users have copied or saved that information or content. If you are a California resident under age 18 and a Service user, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Service by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that such removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted (for example, your content or information may remain visible because it was copied and posted or reposted by a third party).
How do you decide which advertisements to show me on the Service?
The Service is offered to you free of charge because we cover the cost of providing the Service by displaying advertisements. Many of these advertisements are targeted, which means that advertisers tell us the type of audience they want to reach. We will display the advertisement to users meeting those criteria, but we never provide the advertiser with information about the specific individuals who receive the ads. The targeted ads on the Service may be provided by us, or they may be provided by a third-party vendor. You can learn more about targeted ads, including how to opt out of receiving them, below.
How do you protect the security of the information you store?
We have in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect through the Service. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us via the Service. Please refer to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s website for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.
Do you collect information from children?
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through the Service. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from an individual under age 13, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are my California privacy rights?
Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code permits California residents to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information about the types of personal information the business has shared with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may make one request each year by emailing us at email@example.com.
What are cookies and web beacons and how are they used on the Service?
You may opt-out of the browser cookies delivered through the Service by changing the setting on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones that we deliver, and that you may not be able to use all of the Service if you do not allow the placement of cookies. Also, opting out of browser cookies will not disable other technologies that we may use to collect information from you.
You also can opt out of receiving information stored in Local Shared Objects, which are commonly referred to as “Flash cookies.” As with browser cookies, opting out of Local Shared Objects may interfere with the proper functioning of the Service.
We or our third-party partners also may use technologies called web beacons that communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and can allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer, and the URL of the web page from which the web beacon was viewed. We and our partners use web beacons for a variety of purposes, including analyzing the use of the Service and in conjunction with cookies to provide content and ads that are more relevant to you. You may disable our web beacons in email messages by turning off images in your email client (e.g., Outlook, Outlook Express). Please see the instructions for your particular email client for more information. Please also be aware that by turning off images you may not be able to enjoy all of the Service as it was designed to be viewed.
Do you respond to respond to “Do Not Track” signals?
At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals sent from web browsers.
May third parties collect personally identifiable information about an individual user’s online activities over time and across different websites?
Third parties may collect personally identifiable information about an individual user’s online activities over time and across different websites when a user uses the Service.
What choices do I have regarding your use of information about me?
Information. If you wish to change your information, including email address, or do not wish to receive emailed promotional material from us, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that, even if you opt out of receiving promotional emails from us, we may still contact you to provide you with non-commercial messages, such as legal notices. Also, if you opt out, we may not provide to you non-promotional material, such as our emailed newsletters and other content.
Analytics. For the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Sometimes, our advertisers will contract with a third-party service to host their ads. In this case, an ad-serving vendor contacts the advertisers’ hosting service to obtain a particular advertisement. Because we do not have a relationship with these third parties, we do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt out of tracking by these vendors.
Sharing of information collected online. If you would like to opt out of our sharing of personal information that we collect about you through the Service, you can make a request by emailing us at email@example.com, explaining your request, and providing your name and email address. Please understand that it may take us a reasonable amount of time to cancel after we receive your request and that your cancellation will not apply to our uses of information about you prior to our receipt of the request. If you make a cancellation request, you should not access the Service again, because we may not be able to preserve your opt-out preferences if you continue to access the Service.
Is my data transferred internationally?
Women in the World Media, LLC is headquartered in the United States. Please be aware that information you provide to us or we obtain as a result of your use of the Service may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or another country in accordance with applicable law. The privacy and data protection laws in another country may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By visiting and using the Service or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your information.