Maeschick.com privacy policy

PRIVACY POLICY AND YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS

 

CALIFORNIA NOTICE OF COLLECTION

Last updated on December 31, 2019.

Maeschick.com provides information and services about books by Montana author Mae Schick.

This Privacy Policy describes:

1. the information we collect and how we collect it;

2. what we do with the information we collect;

3. how we share and disclose user information with third parties;

4. Our use of online analytics and tailored advertising;

5. your California Privacy Rights;

6. California Do-Not-Track disclosure requirements;

7. how you can access and update your information;

8. how we protect information;

9. linked sites and advertisements;

10. collection of certain information by third parties through our Services;

11. use of the Services by users from outside the United States;

12. use of the Services by children;

13. how to contact us;

14. no rights of third parties;

15. changes to this Privacy Policy; and

16. supplemental Privacy Notice for California Residents.

1. The information we collect and how we collect it.

How we collect and store information depends on the Services you use. You can use some of the Services without providing any information other than that automatically collected as described below.

1.1 Information you provide

We may collect information about you during your use of the Services, including but not limited to your name, username, password, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile phone number, payment information, gender, birth year, and information you provide or post on our Services or allow us to access, such as photos, video and/or audio, when you do certain things, such as:

  • enter registration information for one or more of our Services;

  • enter a sweepstakes or contest or register for a promotion;

  • participate in voting or polling activities, surveys or similar activities where users are asked to respond to a variety of questions;

  • make a purchase;

  • request certain features (e.g., newsletters, updates, and other products);

  • sign up to receive SMS (text message) notifications;

  • download or use one of our mobile applications;

  • connect with the Services or otherwise allow us to access certain information about you via a social networking site (SNS);

  • post user-generated content, including comments, to or on any of our Services;

  • navigate our websites and mobile applications; or

  • submit your information to us for any other reason.

We may collect and store your user ID associated with an SNS account that you use to sign in to your account or connect or use with the Services. When you sign in to your account or mobile application with your SNS account information or otherwise connect to your SNS account with the Services, you authorize us to collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information available to us through the SNS interface, including without limitation any information that you have made public in connection with your SNS account, information that the SNS shares with us, or information that is disclosed as being shared during the sign-in process. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose information through the Services, such as via an SNS, on message boards, in chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and may be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge (or our consent) and may result in data collection by or unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.

1.2 Automatically-collected information

 

1.2.1 Device/usage information

We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including mobile devices) you use to access the Services. For example, we may collect and analyze information such as (a) IP addresses, geolocation information (as described in the next section below), unique device identifiers including mobile advertising identifiers and other information about your mobile phone or other mobile device(s), browser types, browser language, operating system, the state or country from which you accessed the Services; and (b) information related to the ways in which you interact with the Services, such as: referring and exit pages and URLs, platform type, clicked items, interaction with advertisements, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, mouse hover including location and time spent on each area of the page, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below, we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools, to assist in collecting and analyzing this information.

We may also capture other data, such as search criteria and results. In some cases, we will associate this information with a unique  identifier for our internal use, in which case your maeschick.com identifier will be considered our account information, and nothing in this Privacy Policy restricts how we may use this information.

1.2.2 Location information

We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, ZIP code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Services), and may use that information to customize the Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. For example, if your IP address indicates an origin in Montana, the Services may be customized with Montana-specific information and advertisements. To do this, your location information may be shared with our agents, vendors or advertisers. If you access the Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.

1.2.3 Cookies and other electronic technologies

When you use the Services, we use persistent and session cookies and other similar tracking technologies to: (a) store your username and password; (b) monitor and analyze the usage of our sites and Services by collecting the information discussed in section 1.2.1 above; (c) customize the Services to your explicit and inferred preferences; and (d) tailor advertising displayed by the Services, as well as advertisements that may be displayed on other websites or mobile applications.

1.3 Information from third parties

We may obtain additional information about you from third parties such as marketers, partners, researchers, social networks, data services companies (e.g., for data enhancement) and others. We may combine information that we collect from you with information about you that we obtain from such third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.

2. What we do with the information we collect.

We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:

  • for the purposes for which you provided it;

  • to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;

  • to send you alerts or other communications via SMS messages or other media or networks;

  • to notify you about new features of the Services, special events, or products, services, and special offers;

  • to administer sweepstakes and contests;

  • to process and respond to your inquiries;

  • to contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you;

  • to attribute content that you make available through the Services;

  • to generate and review reports and data about our user base and usage patterns of the Services;

  • to perform analytics and research aimed at improving the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Services;

  • to offer, manage, monitor and improve the content and features of the Services or develop new Services;

  • to allow us to personalize or otherwise provide the content and advertising that you see on the Services and on other websites and mobile applications and to understand how users interact with and use our advertisements and Services;

  • to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Services;

  • to administer and troubleshoot the Services;

  • to associate your activities, customize content or tailor advertising across different devices and browsers that you use to access the Services (for instance, computers, tablets, mobile devices, applications and websites); and

  • to send you offers and advertisements through various channels (which may include, for instance, display, email, direct mail, and TV), whether on our behalf or on behalf of marketing partners with whom we may engage.

The Services are supported by advertising revenue. We may send you commercial emails on behalf of ourselves, our Affiliates, and advertisers. Each such email we send you will have an opt-out that you can use to stop receiving such communications.

3. How we share and disclose user information with third parties.

We may make your information available to other companies, websites, applications or people in the circumstances described below:

We may rent, sell, or share your information with non-affiliated third parties: (a) to provide services or products that you have requested; (b) when we have your permission; or (c) as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may provide access to or share your information with select third parties who perform services on our behalf. These third parties provide a variety of services to us, including without limitation billing, sales, marketing, provision of content and features, advertising, analytics, research, customer service, shipping and fulfillment, data storage, security, fraud prevention, payment processing, and legal services. When you sign up to participate in a contest or sweepstakes, your information may also be provided to our sweepstakes or contest advertisers, operators, or sponsors and the use of that information will be also governed by those advertisers’, operators’, or sponsors’ privacy policies or practices.

We may share your information with third parties for their own and sometimes our own advertising and marketing purposes, with whom we have a contractual relationship, including without limitation third-party advertisers and advertising and list brokering networks.

We may access, disclose, transfer and preserve your information when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to:

  • protect our users and our legal rights, privacy or safety, and that of our subsidiaries, Affiliates, employees, agents, contractors, or other individuals, including by enforcing this Privacy Policy or any applicable Terms of Service;

  • comply with the law including with subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, and other legal processes; and respond to inquiries or requests from government, regulatory bodies, law enforcement, public authorities, or content protection organizations;

  • permit us to pursue available remedies, commence, participate in, or defend litigation, or limit the damages that we may sustain;

  • enforce this Privacy Policy or of Service.

4.1 Online analytics

We may use third-party web analytics services on our Services, such as those of Google Analytics, Adobe Omniture, and similar providers. These service providers use the sort of technology described in Section 1.2 to help us analyze how users use the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive. The information (including your IP address) collected by the technology will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate your use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics for certain purposes related to advertising, as described in the following section. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

4.2 Tailored advertising

If you have a Google account, we may use Google Analytics to display advertising to you. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. You will need to log in to Google via the Sign In link if you are not already logged in when you visit that page.

Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Services, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will just not be tailored.

You can also opt-out of ‘cross-app’ advertising -- interest-based advertising that is associated with your use of our or other mobile applications. To do so, please go to your device settings and opt-out through the controls provided through Google/Android or iOS, as applicable. Each operating system, iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices and Windows for Microsoft devices provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. (We cannot guarantee that these instructions will not change, or that they will continue to be available; they are controlled by each mobile platform, not us.). For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the privacy settings for the applicable device or contact the applicable platform operator.

We likewise may work with platform providers who serve advertising across devices. For instance, we may want to reach our web-based customers when they are on their mobile devices. This is done, generally, by correlating common attributes (such as IP addresses, other browser or device information or hashed email addresses) across devices, to infer a common identity across multiple channels. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can do so by opting out of each separate device or browser, as we have described above.

5. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. For more information, please see our Supplemental Privacy Notice for California Residents.

6. How we protect information.

We have implemented a variety of administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, destruction or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect, process and store and the current state of technology.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot guarantee that information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

7. Use of the Services by users from outside the United States.

The Services are hosted in the United States and locations outside the United States and are governed by United States law. If you are using the Services from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States and other countries where our servers are located and our databases are operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive or protective of certain rights as those in your country. Under United States law, your information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States. By using the Services, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy and processed in those facilities.

12. Use of the Services by children.

The Services are not intended for persons under the age of 13. By using the Services, you hereby represent that you are at least 13 years old. Some third parties, such as platform providers like the iTunes Store or Google Play, may provide age-based ratings on some of the Services. These ratings shall have no bearing on this limitation. Third parties may also provide content categories on some of the Services. These categories likewise shall have no bearing on this limitation.

13. How to contact us.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or practices, please send an email at mzupicich@yahoo.com.

14. No rights of third parties.

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

15. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our Services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will mean you accept those changes.

16. Supplemental Privacy Notice for California Residents

This Supplemental Privacy Notice supplements the information in our Privacy Policy above and applies solely to California residents. It applies to personal information we collect on or through the Services and through other means (such as information collected offline, in person, and over the telephone). It does not apply to personal information we collect from our employees or job applicants.

16.1 Summary of Information We Collect

California law, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and related regulations (the “CCPA”), requires us to disclose information regarding the categories of personal information that we have collected about California consumers, the categories of sources from which the information was collected, the business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined by applicable law) for which the information was collected, and the categories of parties with whom we share personal information.

16.2

California Notice of Collection

We or our service providers may collect the below categories of information for the following business or commercial purposes (as those terms are defined in applicable law):

  • providing the Services (e.g., account servicing and maintenance, customer service, analytics, and communication about the Services);

  • our or our service provider’s operational purposes;

  • auditing consumer interactions on our site;

  • detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents and fraudulent or illegal activity;

  • bug detection and error reporting;

  • customizing content that we or our service providers display on the Services;

  • improving our existing Services and developing new services (e.g., by conducting research to develop new products or features);

  • other uses that advance our commercial or economic interests, such as communicating with you about relevant products and services available to you from third party partners; or

  • other uses about which we notify you.

Examples of these types of uses are identified below and discussed more generally in our Privacy Policy above. We may also use the below categories of personal information for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and we may combine the information we collect (“aggregate”) or remove pieces of information (“de-identify”) to limit or prevent identification of any particular user or device.

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