Privacy Policy

The Answers Network Privacy Policy

 

 

As used in this Privacy Policy, “The Answers Network” refers to all websites, mobile sites, applications, and other properties or services owned or operated by The Answers Network.

 

By visiting The Answers Network, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

 

What This Privacy Policy Covers

 

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of user information. It does not apply to the practices of companies that The Answers Network does not own or control, or to individuals whom The Answers Network does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which The Answers Network may disclose user information as set forth in this Policy.

Information Collected by The Answers Network

The Answers Network may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

 

  • Name
  • Email
  • Blog or Website URL
  • Activities or Content Viewed on The Answers Network
  • Information Collected Automatically (see below)

 

Information Collected Automatically

 

The Answers Network may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, mobile applications or other products, including:

 

  • Browser Information
  • Operating System Information
  • Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP Address
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Content Viewed
  • Geographic Location
  • Connection Speed
  • Time of Visit
  • Referring Site, Application, or Service
  • Age, Gender, and Interests

The Answers Network Use of This Information

The Answers Network uses the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to manage our business, improve our offerings, and understand how users are engaging with The Answers Network.

Disclosure of Information to Others and/or Third Parties

The Answers Network may disclose Information from or concerning you or your computer or device to others and/or to third parties in the circumstances described below. By visiting, accessing or using The Answers Network products or offerings, you consent to the disclosure of your Information in the manner described below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any third parties of the types mentioned below.

Some reasons for The Answers Network to disclose Information include:

  • if you comment on The Answers Network, the information you submit may be viewable to the public
  • to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or any other legal process.
  • in conjunction with a business transition, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ Information.

 

Third-Party Advertising on The Answers Network

 

The Answers Network allows third party advertising service vendors and advertising networks (“Third Party Vendors”) to display advertisements on The Answers Network. Typically, these third party vendors utilize cookies (defined below) first to track and collect a user’s interest-based information and then to use that information to better tailor an advertisement to that user.

Specifically:

 

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to The Answers Network.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to The Answers Network and/or to other sites on the Internet.
  • Google’s use of DoubleClick location data allows it and its partners to collect information derived from an end user’s GPS, wifi or cell tower data.
  • We use data from Google’s Interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics.
  • You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager.

 

The Answers Network also works with other third party vendors that use cookies to serve more targeted advertisements on The Answers Network. You may opt out of their use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting those vendors’ websites. These vendors include:

 

 

You may also opt out of these and other cookies by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

 

The Answers Network has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of these third party vendors that provide advertising and related services on The Answers Network. This Privacy Policy does not cover any collection, use or disclosure of Information by these advertising services vendors who provide advertising and related services on The Answers Network. Their information gathering practices, including their policies regarding the use of cookies and other tracking technologies, are governed entirely by their own privacy policies, not this one.

 

Cookies

 

A cookie (otherwise known as an HTTP cookie) is a small piece of code that can be sent from a web site or banner ad and stored on a user’s web browser. The cookie stores data such as preferences, previous activity, and other information. For more information on HTTP cookies and other online advertising definitions please visit the IAB’s web site.

 

Notices

 

Children Under 13: The Answers Network does not knowingly target advertising to, or collect information from, children under the age of 13.

Changes to the Privacy Policy: The Answers Network reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If the policy is updated, we will update the Effective Date at the bottom of the policy. Your continued use of The Answers Network following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes. Your use of The Answers Network is entirely voluntary, and you may discontinue use of The Answers Network at any time.

 

Security: The Answers Network uses all reasonable means to safeguard data against unauthorized use and theft.

 

Contact Us: If you have questions about privacy please contact us at privacy@answersnetwork.com

 

Effective date: January 1, 2013