We believe in complete transparency. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know, including how we might collect, use, store, or share your personal data.
We share reviews
We love sharing reviews with our visitors. Whenever you contribute to a discussion by writing a review, your profile will be visible to our visitors. Anyone who clicks your profile can learn more about you, like your username, all the reviews associated with your account, as well as where you’re reviewing from.
We may collect some data
When you visit our website, we may collect data from you that includes the following
- Your contact information, including your name, email, and any other details you might have shared.
- Your device and location information
- Your user account information, including your profile picture, username, password, and preferred language
- Usage and profiling information like your history, which reviews you’ve read, and how much time you spent on our site, and the links you’ve clicked.
- Your preferences information like what email letters you’re subscribed to, consents, and cookies.
- Information from other social platforms like Facebook. We only access the information that Facebook shares with us. You can review these while granting our site access to the social platform.
How we use your personal data
We use the data we collect to tweak our services for you. We may recommend reviews based on your past visits or send you subscription suggestions. We also use your data to respond to your questions and provide any customer service you might need.
Furthermore, your data may be used for data analysis, audits, developing new products and services, and improving our current offerings. We may also use your data to monitor and prevent fraud on our site and identify new trends in our visitors’ usage.
You are free to revoke our right to process your data in situations where you first gave consent. For example, if you’ve subscribed to our email newsletter, you have the right to cancel it at any time.
Who do we share your data with?
We may share your data with select third-party organizations. These organizations help us support our technical operation and the delivery of our services. They may process your data to generate new ones. However, these organizations will only use your data based on our instructions, and we will only share the information listed above.
We may also share your personal data to comply with laws or legal requests, corporate with the government or regulatory bodies, and enforce our user terms and conditions.
We may also share data to protect ourselves and investigate suspicious activity. Finally, in the case of a merger, acquisition, sale, or joint venture, we may share your data with the concerned parties.
How do we keep your data secure?
Since we value your privacy, keeping your data safe is on top of our priority list. We do this using several technical and administrative measures. However, please note that we can’t ensure the safety of the information you send while it’s in transit. For example, emails you send may be intercepted, which is why we recommend that you don’t send personal information in emails to us.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.