ZincMedia, is committed to respecting the privacy of our users. We strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. This Privacy Statement sets forth the online data collection and usage policies and practices that apply to all of our Web sites (unless a different privacy statement is specifically made applicable). By using a ZincMedia site, you consent to the policies and practices described in this Statement.
Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access a ZincMedia, (herein referred to as “Zinc”) site outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States.
Our sites contain links to other Web sites over which we have no control. Zinc is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other Web sites to which you choose to link from a Zinc site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to the information we collect on a Zinc Web site, and does not apply to information we collect in any other fashion.
Collection and Retention of Information
In some areas of our Web sites, Zinc requests or may request at some period of time that you provide personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card number, social security number, contact information, billing information and any other information from which your identity is discernible. In other areas, Zinc collects or may collect demographic information that is not unique to you such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information.
In addition, Zinc may indirectly collect information about you when you use certain third party services on our Web site.
We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of our site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by Zinc. This information can include without limitation your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
ZincMedia may sometimes afford you the opportunity to provide descriptive, cultural, behavioral, and preferential and/or life style information about yourself, but it is solely up to you whether you furnish such information. If you do provide such information, you are thereby consenting to the use of that information in accordance with the policies and practices described in this Statement. For example, such information may be used for the purpose of determining your potential interest in receiving email or other communications about particular products or services.
Please remember that if you post any of your personal information in public areas of ZincMedia’s websites, such as in online forums or chat rooms, such information may be collected and used by others over whom Zinc has no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of any ZincMedia sites.
Use of Information by ZincMedia
We use the information we gather on a Zinc Web site, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving ZincMedia’s Web site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
We may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from Zinc or its affiliated companies or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered. (The term “affiliated companies” is defined in the section of this Statement entitled “Contact Information.”)
We may use your contact information in order to send you e-mail or other communications regarding updates at the Zinc site, such as new Zinc opportunities and additional listings which may be of interest to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you. You have the option to elect to receive additional communications, information and promotions including without limitation free informational newsletters from Zinc relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.
We have an area where you can submit feedback. Any feedback you submit in this area becomes our property, and we can use such feedback (such as success stories) for marketing purposes or contact you for further information.
Disclosure of Information to Others
We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of a ZincMedia Web site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth in the following four subparagraphs.
We may disclose such information to third parties if you consent to such disclosure. For example, if you indicate that you would like to receive information about the products or services of third parties we may supply your contact information to third parties such as employers, recruiters, data aggregators, marketers or others for the purpose of sending you e-mail or otherwise communicating with you. We may use data we have about you (such as the interests and preferences you have expressed) to determine whether you might be interested in the products or services of a particular third-party.
We may disclose such information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples may include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
We may disclose such information if legally required to do so, if requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (b) protect the rights or property of Zinc or its affiliated companies; (c) prevent a crime or protect national security; or (d) protect the personal safety of users or the public.
We may disclose and transfer such information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of ZincMedia’s business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event Zinc becomes the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, ZincMedia or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court.
ZincMedia may also share aggregated anonymous information about visitors to each of its Web sites (for example, the number of visitors to Zinc’s Demographics area) with its clients, partners and other third parties so that they may understand the kinds of visitors to ZincMedia’s site and how those visitors use the site.
ZincMedia uses “cookies” to help personalize and maximize your online experience and time online. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to your computer, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You may have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience on the ZincMedia Web site.
Use of Web Beacons
ZincMedia Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. Web beacons are not used to access your personally identifiable information on ZincMedia; they are a technique we use to compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage.
Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides.
Updating Your Information
If you opted to receive newsletters, commercial e-mails or other communications from ZincMedia or third parties at the time you registered with ZincMedia, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by inserting your email address in the field provided throughout the pages of this website. Additionally, you may click on the link provided at the very bottom of the newsletter sent via email.
ZincMedia, and it’s affiliated websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
Changes to Privacy Statement
If we decide to change our Privacy Statement for ZincMedia, websites or affiliated websites we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and to whom we will disclose it. If at any time, you have questions or concerns about ZincMedia’s Privacy Statement, please feel free to email us.
ZincMedia, Inc. and it’s affiliates (“Affiliates” mean entities that control, are controlled by or are under common control with ZincMedia). ZincMedia, Inc. is the legal entity which determines the purposes and means of processing the information gathered at the ZincMedia, websites. The information we gather on any ZincMedia, website may be shared within ZincMedia, and its affiliated companies.
We welcome your comments concerning this Privacy Statement. If you believe that we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
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