1.1 Survey Information.
Media Source Solutions collects information from individuals by various methods, including, but not limited to, when an individual voluntarily completes an Media Source Solutions survey, order form, or a registration page either online or offline, or by means of online or offline surveys, order forms, or registration pages operated by third parties (collectively, a “Survey”). (As used herein, “online” means using the Internet, including the Website, and related technologies, and “offline” means by methods other than online, including in person, in the postal mail, using telephones and cell phones, and other similar means.) In the Surveys, Media Source Solutions or a third party (a “Third Party”) may ask an individual to provide various information to Media Source Solutions, which may include his or her name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), SMS messaging details (e.g. date, time and content of the SMS message), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, social security number, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (together, “Survey Information”). Media Source Solutions may also collect information concerning an individual from another source and use that information in combination with information provided from this Web Site. Completing the Surveys is completely voluntary, and individuals are under no obligation to provide Survey Information to Media Source Solutions or Third Party, but an individual may receive incentives from Media Source Solutions or a Third Party in exchange for providing Survey Information to Media Source Solutions.
1.2 Third Party List Information.
Media Source Solutions collects information from individuals when an individual provides information to a Third Party and Media Source Solutions subsequently purchases, licenses, or otherwise acquires the information from the Third Party (the “Seller”). Such purchased information may include, but is not limited to, an individual’s name, email address, street address, zip code, telephone numbers (including cell phone numbers and carriers), SMS messaging details (e.g. date, time and content of the SMS message), birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, industry of employment, personal and online interests, and such other information as the individual may have provided to the Seller (together, “Third Party List Information”). When acquiring Third Party List Information, Media Source Solutions seeks assurances from the Seller that the Seller has a right to transfer the Third Party List Information to Media Source Solutions and that the Seller has a right to provide offers from advertisers to the individuals whose personal information is included on the Seller’s list.
1.3 Other Information.
Other occasions when Media Source Solutions obtains information from individuals include (1) when an individual is making a claim for a prize or seeking to redeem an incentive offered by Media Source Solutions or by a Third Party, (2) when an individual requests assistance through Media Source Solution’s customer service department, and (3) when an individual voluntarily subscribes to a Media Source Solutions service or newsletter (together, “Other Information”).
1.4 Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Info Collected Using Technology.
(a) Cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data stored on the hard drive of the individual’s computer that allows Media Source Solutions to identify the individual with his or her corresponding data that resides in Media Source Solution’s database. You may read more about cookies at http://cookiecentral.com. Individuals who use the Website need to accept cookies in order to use all of the features and functionality of the Website.
(b) Web Beacons. A web beacon is programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page (by using an <img src=“x”> programming function — see http://truste.org for more information), but can also be used to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about an individual in a database. This allows Media Source Solutions to track certain web sites an individual visits online. Web beacons are used to determine products or services an individual may be interested in, and to track online behavioral habits for marketing purposes. For example, Media Source Solutions might place, with the consent of a Third Party website, a web beacon on the Third Party’s website where baseball products are sold. When Joe, an individual listed in Media Source Solutions database, visits the fishing website, Media Source Solutions receives notice by means of the web beacon that Joe visited the baseball site, and Media Source Solutions would then update Joe’s profile with the information that Joe is interested in baseball. Media Source Solutions may thereafter present offers of baseball related products and services to Joe. In addition to using web beacons on web pages, Media Source Solutions also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals listed in Media Source Solution’s database.
(c) New Technology. The use of technology on the Internet, including cookies and web beacons, is rapidly evolving, as is Media Source Solution’s use of new and evolving technology. As a result, Media Source Solutions strongly encourages individuals to revisit this policy for any updates regarding its use of technology.
1.5 Outside Information.
Media Source Solutions may receive information about individuals from Third Parties or from other sources of information outside of Media Source Solutions including information located in public databases (“Outside Information”).
1.6 Individual Information.
As used herein, Individual Information means Survey Information, Third Party List Information, Other Information, Technology Information, and Outside Information, and any other information Media Source Solutions gathers or receives about individuals such as usage data, file transfer and viewing data.
1.7 No Information Collected from Children.
Media Source Solutions will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If Media Source Solutions obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because it does not collect such information, Media Source Solutions has no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. Media Source Solutions has designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”).
- Use of Individual Information.
2.1 Discretion to Use Information.
THE COMPANY MAY USE INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION.
The following paragraphs in Section 2 describe how Media Source Solutions currently uses Individual Information, but Media Source Solutions may change or broaden its use at any time. As noted, Media Source Solutions may update this policy from time to time. Media Source Solutions may use Individual Information to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing, online banner advertising, and package stuffers, among other possible uses.2.2 Email.
Media Source Solutions uses Individual Information to provide promotional offers by email to individuals. Media Source Solutions may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If email recipients wish to end their email subscription from a particular list, they need to follow the instructions at the end of each email message to unsubscribe from the particular list. To unsubscribe from all Media Source Solution’s email lists, a person must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2.2(a) Content of Email Messages.
In certain commercial email messages sent by Media Source Solutions, an advertiser’s name will appear in the “From:” line but hitting the “Reply” button will cause a reply email to be sent to Media Source Solutions. The “Subject:” line of Media Source Solutions email messages will usually contain a line provided from the advertiser to Media Source Solutions.
2.2(b) Solicited Email.
Media Source Solutions only sends email to individuals who have agreed on the Website to receive email from Media Source Solutions or to individuals who have agreed on Third Party websites to receive email from Third Parties such as Media Source Solutions. Media Source Solutions does not send unsolicited email messages. As a result, statutes requiring certain formatting for unsolicited email are not applicable to Media Source Solution’s email messages.2.4 Direct Mail and Telemarketing.
Media Source Solutions uses Individual Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones and cell phones.
2.5 Mobile Phone SMS Messaging.
In certain cases, when requested by an individual, a Third Party may use Individual Information to provide customized content and advertising via SMS messaging to an individual’s cell phone. Media Source Solutions is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Third Parties.
2.6 Use of Technology Information.
Media Source Solutions uses Technology Information (1) to match a person’s Survey Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Individual Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, Media Source Solutions. This information helps Media Source Solutions to better understand the habits of individuals so that Media Source Solutions can target advertising and promotions to them.
2.7 Profiles of Individuals.
Media Source Solutions uses Individual Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Individual Information such as information obtained from public databases.
2.8 Storage of Individual Information.
Media Source Solutions stores the Individual Information in a database on Media Source Solutions computers. Our computers have security measures (such as a firewall) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Media Source Solution’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, Media Source Solutions cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent Media Source Solutions computers from being illegally accessed, and the Individual Information on them stolen or altered.
3. Dissemination of Individual Information.
3.1 Sale or Transfer to Third Parties.
Media Source Solutions MAY SELL OR TRANSFER INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE PURPOSE IN MEDIA SOURCE SOLUTIONS’S SOLE DISCRETION.
3.2 Order Fulfillment.
Media Source Solutions will transfer Individual Information to Third Parties when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such Third Party while using Media Source Solutions web sites or when responding to offers provided by Media Source Solutions.
3.3 Legal Process.
Media Source Solutions may disclose Individual Information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes.
3.4 Summary Data.
Media Source Solutions may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.
Individuals have access to their Individual Information collected to provide an opportunity for an individual to correct, amend, or delete such information. Access can be obtained by contacting email@example.com. Media Source Solutions may also grant advertising clients and email services providers’ access to an individual’s email address to verify the origin of the Individual Information collected.
4. Privacy Practices of Third Parties.
4.1 Advertiser cookies and web beacons.
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, “Advertisers”) who place advertisements on the Website and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Media Source Solutions does not control Advertisers’ use of such technology and Media Source Solutions has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals.
The Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the web sites of Third Parties. Media Source Solutions is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Linked web sites may contain links to web sites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. Media Source Solutions does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third Party web sites. The inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
4.3 Affiliated Companies.
Media Source Solutions may disclose, transfer, and sell Individual Information to entities affiliated with Media Source Solutions in Media Source Solutions discretion. Should Media Source Solutions be subject to an acquisition, merger, sale or other change of control or business entity status, Media Source Solutions reserves the right to transfer or assign the Information collected from the Website.
5. Individuals Outside of the United States.
Anyone using the Website outside of the United States acknowledges that personal information will be collected and stored by Media Source Solutions in the United States. By using the Website, you consent to the transfer of information to and/or storage of information outside of your country and in the United States.
6. Unsubscribe Procedures.
6,1 If you wish to discontinue receiving email messages from Media Source Solutions, you have several options:
- Unsubscribe from one email list. To unsubscribe from a particular list, either (1) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or (2) follow the instructions in each promotional email message sent by Media Source Solutions.
- Unsubscribe from all of Media Source Solution’s email lists.
We reserve the right to add Individual Information to multiple lists maintained by Media Source Solutions. To globally unsubscribe from all of Media Source Solution’s lists, send an email to email@example.com.
- Unsubscribe from a particular SMS messaging campaign.
To unsubscribe from a particular SMS messaging campaign on a cell phone, send “STOP”, “END”, or “QUIT” to the SMS message received by the individual. In addition, other methods to unsubscribe may be set forth on the website at which the individual signed up for the SMS messaging campaign.
For more information about protecting your privacy, you may wish to visit: www.ftc.gov. If you have questions about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California User Consumer Rights. In accordance with California Civil Code Sec. 1789.3, California resident users are entitled to know that they may file grievances and complaints with California Department of Consumer Affairs, 400 R Street, STE 1080, Sacramento, CA 95814; or by phone at 916-445-1254 or 800-952-5210; or by email to email@example.com.
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