Last Modified: July 3, 2020
Our Commitment to Privacy
This policy applies to information we collect: (1) on the Website; and (2) in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website. It does not apply to information collected by: (1) us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by the Company or any third party; or (2) any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 18
The Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding their information. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifying information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on the Website or through any of its features or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or username you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the contact information above.
Information We Collect
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through the Website may include: (1) information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website, which includes information provided at the time of contacting us through the Website, or any additional information provided that we may ask for if you report a problem with our Website; (2) records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; and (3) your search queries on the Website.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including, without limitation: (1) details of your visits to our Website, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use in the Website; (2) information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address (including geolocation), operating system, and browser type; and (3) your preferences, such as language selection.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time. The information we collect automatically may include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect directly from you. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to: (1) estimate our audience size and usage patterns; (2) store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests; (3) speed up your searches; and (4) recognize you when you return to the Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include cookies, web beacons, tags and scripts and are used by Equity Methods and our affiliates and analytics providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Website, tracking users’ movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Please see Act-On’s and OneTrust’s privacy policies here to see their treatment of cookies:
- OneTrust Privacy Notice: https://www.onetrust.com/privacy/
- Act-On: https://act-on.com/privacy-policy/
Pages of the Website and our e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Equity Methods, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
As is true of most websites, we may use gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We do link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
Local Storage Objects
We may use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our Website may also use LSOs such as HTML 5 and Flash to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs. To manage Flash LSOs please click the link below:
We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the website. You can read more about how Google uses your personal information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information: (1) to present our Website and its contents to you; (2) to provide you with information, products, or services that may be of interest to you; (3) to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; (4) to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection; (5) to notify you about changes to our Website or any products or services we offer or provide through it; (6) allow you to participate with interactive features on our Website; (7) in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and (8) for any other purpose with your consent.
We may use personal information to provide targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at:
You can opt out of targeted advertising by:
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
- Twitter – https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security/privacy-controls-for-tailored-ads
- LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
- Google – https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous
- Bing – https://about.ads.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/policies/personalized-ads
Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at: http://optout.aboutads.info/.
Disclosure of Your Information
Knowledge Center and Resources
If you wish to subscribe to our publications, newsletter(s) or other available resources, we will use your name and email address to send such materials to you. If you wish to opt-out of receiving these materials, you may do so at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions within the emails you receive.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
Links to Other Sites
The Website may contain links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Equity Methods. Please be aware that Equity Methods is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal information.
We use other third parties such as an email service provider to send out emails on our behalf. When you sign up for our services, we will share your personal information only as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
In the event Equity Methods goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personal information will likely be among the assets transferred.
Our Commitment to Data Security
The security of your personal information is important to us. We have implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are intended to reasonably safeguard personal information. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Changes to This Policy
How You Can Access, Correct, Delete and Deactivate Your Information
You can access, delete and correct all your personal information that we collect online and maintain by contacting us at the contact information below.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personal information by sending us a request that credibly shows errors. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 and the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 entitle California users to request information concerning the disclosure of certain personal information to third parties. While you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, please know we do not currently sell data trigging these statutes.
Nevada Privacy Rights
Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A entitle Nevada users to certain opt-out rights. While you can always contact us at email@example.com with any questions, please know we do not currently sell data trigging that statute’s opt-out requirements.
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