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Thank you for your interest in our website www.theacquirer.com (the “Site”) owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Strategic Media Group, Strategic Partners, LLC, (the “Company”).
(b) Pixel Tags, also known as clear GIFs or web beacons, are invisible tags placed on certain pages of the Site but not on your computer. When you access these pages, pixel tags generate a generic notice of that visit. They usually work in conjunction with cookies, registering when a particular computer visits a particular page. The Company uses pixel tags for Site analytics, site crawling across the Company’s network of sites and to serve you more relevant Content and ads based upon your historical behavioral patterns. If you turn off cookies the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous Site visit.
(d) The Company shares Demographic Data and non-identifiable (e.g. hashed) Personal Data to third party advertisers and data brokers so that they can determine user preferences based upon online behavioral patterns and can serve contextual advertising while users are visiting the Site to enhance the user experience with more relevant advertisements. Users may opt out of these services as prescribed in Section 6 below.
2. Personal Data
If you voluntarily provide us with your Personal Data on this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of the Company and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.
(a) Information Collected Through the Site: We may collect Personal Data through the Site when you voluntarily choose to provide us with such Personal Data, such as through one or more of the following options:
(i) Registration. If we provide a registration system for participation in a promotional contest or sweepstakes, or to put you on a newsletter list, you will be required to give the Company your Personal Data, including contact information such as your name, e-mail address, home and mobile phone number, and demographic information such as gender, age, and income. Should you choose to complete the registration process by using third party tools, such as Facebook, you are authorising limited access to the same information that is requested when manually creating an account (such as your name, e-mail address, home and mobile phone number, and demographic information such as gender and age).
(iii) Modifying Personal Data. Users may modify or update their Personal Data after registration to ensure it is accurate by logging into their accounts and editing their user profile. Users may also opt out of Personal Data sharing preferences as set forth under Section 6 below.
Personal Data and Demographic Data associated with a user shall be stored and retained by the Company at their discretion.
The Company employs reasonable security measures to protect against the theft, misuse and alteration of the Personal Data under its control. All Personal Data is housed in a secured internal infrastructure. The Company utilizes the current standard industry practices to maintain security of Personal Data. However, no Internet, mobile or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail or SMS message sent or uploaded User Generated Content sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, users should therefore take special care in deciding what information they send to the Company through an Internet connection.
Personal Data contained in a user profile may only be accessible through a valid username and password. Users are responsible to maintain their username and password and to not share these with anyone else. The Company is not responsible for any breaches of a user’s profile and access to their Personal Data which is attributed to lost or stolen usernames and passwords. In the event of an inadvertent disclosure of a user’s username and password, users are advised to change their password as soon as they become aware of such disclosure.
5. Personal Data Sharing
The Company considers its users’ Personal Data to be a vital part of their relationship. In most cases, the Company will not share your Personal Data without your prior informed consent, and you may opt out of the Company’s sharing of certain Personal Data to certain third parties as described in this Section 5. There are however, certain circumstances in which the Company may share a user’s Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice or required consent of users.
(a) Personal Data Sharing That Does Not Require User Consent Or Notice.
(i) Business Transfers: As the Company develops its business, it might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
(ii) Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: The Company retains the services of third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions for the Company and to provide users access and use of the Site. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and software, customer support and processing prizes and other promotional incentives. When the Company employs third parties to perform such functions, it only provides them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
(b) Data Sharing Requiring Consent and Notice.
Currently, the Company does not share Personal Data other than as set forth above. Should Company desire to modify the manner in which they collect, use or share Personal Data with third parties in the future, it will notify its users of such change and any Personal Data collected after the effective date of such change will be subject to the new privacy terms. At the time of the change, Users will have an opportunity to opt out of such sharing, if appropriate.
(a) Demographic Data. The Company uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when users visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including users’ Personal Data) about users visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on the Site, other websites and other forms of media about goods and services of interest to such users. Each of these third party companies may use cookie and/or pixel tag technology to track user behavioral patterns once a user registers on the Site. Some companies may also (1) match a user’s information in hashed (non-readable and non-identifiable)) format with third party opt-in lists ); and/or (2) transmit advertiser communications that may be relevant to a user based upon user behavior.
In some instances, users may request more information from these third parties concerning their respective products and/or services by clicking on such advertisement. Some of the third party advertisers offer to contact our users directly as a way to follow up a user’s interest in its products and/or services. In such cases, users will be asked for their Personal Data, and by providing your Personal Data in such a fashion, a user is consenting to being contacted by such third party.
(b) Personal Data. The Site gives users the opportunity to opt-out to receive communications from the Company and its third party advertisers when the user registers his/her Personal Data on the Site. This Site also gives users the opportunity to stop receiving these communications at any time by an opt-out option at the bottom of all communications, or they may write or email to the Company at the below address to opt out of future communications not directly related to the user’s access to the Site and their account:
1501 India St. #103-60 San Diego, CA 92101
7. External Links
The Company may provide links to various Company-owned or affiliated and third party web sites which are provided solely for the user’s convenience. However, even if a third-party affiliation exists between this Site and that destination site, the Company does not necessarily exercise authority over or manage these linked sites. Each third party website maintains independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. The Company does not assume responsibility or liability for these independent methods or actions and are not responsible for the independent policies or procedures of destination sites. Similarly, the Company cannot take responsibility for the privacy initiatives or the content of such web sites. These links to third party web sites are provided only for the user’s convenience, and as such, the user accesses them at their own risk. However, the Company wishes to ensure the integrity of the Site and its destination links, so any comments pertaining to the Site or any third party websites accessed through these links are greatly appreciated.
1501 India St. #103-60 San Diego, CA 92101
The Company will use all reasonable efforts to resolve user complaints in this regard.