Effective Date: January 10, 2016.
We ask you for, and use Tracking Technologies (defined below) to detect, information about you, and third parties may also do so in connection with our Service (defined below). Click here for details. As examples:
Third parties, including advertisers and advertising services providers, may collect information about you. They may use Tracking Technologies in connection with our Service, which may include the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party sites or services. Their privacy policies, not ours, govern their practices.
We do not monitor or take any action with respect to so-called browser do not track signals, but you may have certain other options regarding tracking and/or targeting.
You may be served with targeted content and advertising.
Your CA Privacy Rights: California residents have certain rights regarding our sharing of certain personal information with third parties for direct marketing. Click here for more information.
To the extent we provide you notice on our Service of different or additional privacy policies or practices (e.g., at the point of our collection), those additional terms shall govern such data collection and use.
In addition, please review the Service's Terms of Service, which governs your use of the Service, and includes, among other things, grants of rights from you, limits on our liability and your remedies, mandatory arbitration, and waiver of jury trial and class actions. By using our Service, you agree to our Terms of Service and consent to our collection, use and sharing of your information and data, and other activities, as described below.
We collect and receive certain information about you as you interact with our Service, explained further in this section. More
We may collect certain Personal Information and Demographic Information that you provide to us when you interact with the Service. For example, we may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Service, including newsletter registration forms, "contact us" forms, and when you otherwise interact with the Service. More
Certain information may be collected from you automatically when you access and use the Service. For example, we and third parties may use Tracking Technologies to collect Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including serving you advertising, based on your having visited our Service or your activities across time and third party locations. We do not look for or respond to do not track signals, but you may have certain other options regarding tracking and/or targeting. This Section provides details on:
- Usage Information
- Tracking Technologies
- Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent
- Third Party Tracking and Do Not Track
We may obtain information about you from third parties. More
If you interact with third-party services, such as using Facebook Connect to log in, those services may send us information about you and you or we may send them information about you. More
You may provide us information about others, such as when you send a friend a message. If so, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) may be used to facilitate the communication, but will not be used for other marketing purposes unless your friend consents. You may be identified to the friend in connection with such a message. More
We use your Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information for a variety of purposes detailed in this section including:
- Advertising and Content Management
- Contact Us
- Use of Information For Recruitment Purposes
We may provide your information to third parties under various circumstances detailed in this section. These may include:
If you request information from third parties, request that we send information to third parties or interact with third-party services, content, ads or tools (including Facebook and other third party services) we may share your information with such parties and/or they may collect your information directly. This may also include ordering or purchasing products from third parties through us where we indicate that the third party is the seller. More
Our vendors may collect your information on our behalf or we may share it with them so that they may provide services to us and you. Some may offer you choices regarding the collection and use of your information. More
We may share or transfer your content and information in connection with our social media features and/or social advertising, which may specifically identify you and your activities (e.g., John listened to this podcast, Jane likes Acme Corp.) to people associated with you (such as members of your social networks). However, you have the opportunity to exercise certain opt-out options. More
There are a variety of administrative and legal reasons for which we may share some or all of your information. More
We may share your information with our affiliates or in the event of a sale, merger or similar transaction. More
Co-branded areas may include information collection by us and third parties. Such third parties' privacy policies, not ours, govern their practices. More
Promotions entrants may be required to consent to certain information sharing. More
Certain employment application self-identifying information (e.g., race and gender) may be shared with the government and other third parties. More
We give California residents the option to exercise choice regarding our sharing of personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 collected by us on the Service with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
You grant us the right to use your name and likeness in connection with your posting and activities. More
A user's profile may be, by default, set up to display certain information about you. We may offer you the ability to manage your public profile and use profile settings. More
We may allow you to access third-party content on the Service, or to link to or interact with third-party applications and locations from the Service, but we are not responsible for third-party content, apps, and locations. More
We and third parties may send you ads, including targeted ads based on your location, information and/or behavior. If you object, do not use our Service and/or exercise choices some third parties may offer. More
You may change certain account information, and exercise certain choices regarding information collection and communications preferences, as more fully detailed in this section. More
You consent to your data being transferred to the United States, which has different data protection laws than other countries. More
We do not intend to collect personal information from children. If you think we have, let us know. California minors have certain content removal rights. More
No data security is absolute, but we endeavor to take reasonable steps to secure data appropriately. More
WHAT INFORMATION DOES THE SERVICE COLLECT?
Information About You That You Provide to Us
Information Collected or Stored As You Access and Use the Service Generally.
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Service, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Service ("Usage Information"). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, or other device (a "Device") whenever you visit or interact with our Service. To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service, we will treat such combined data as Personal Information, but we do not otherwise treat it (including UIDs (defined below) as Personal Information (i.e., we treat it as Non-Personal Information), except to the extent required by applicable law.
This Usage Information may include:
your IP address, UDID, advertising identifier, device identifier or other unique identifier ("UID"). A device identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Service, and our computers identify your Device by its device identifier;
clickstream data reflecting the information you enter and the selections you make while using the Service;
your Device functionality (including browser, operating system, hardware, mobile network information);
the URL that referred you to our Service;
the areas within our Service that you visit and your activities there, including remembering you and your preferences;
your Device location;
your Device characteristics; and
certain other Device data, including the time of day, among other information.
Tracking Technologies. We may use now and hereafter known methods and technologies to store or collect Usage Information ("Tracking Technologies"). Tracking Technologies may set, change, alter or modify settings or configurations on your Device. A few of the Tracking Technologies include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods later developed): Cookies, Web Beacons, Embedded Scripts, Browser Fingerprinting, Etags, Recognition Technologies, and in-App Tracking.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs," "Pixel Tags," or "Web Bugs") may be included in our Service's pages and messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count how many e-mails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Service, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
Browser Fingerprinting. Collection and analysis of information from your Device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts and other data, for purposes of identification.
Recognition Technologies. Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user or household).
In-app Tracking Methods. There are a variety of Tracking Technologies that may be included in mobile applications, and these are not browser-based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifiers such as "Ad IDs" to associate app user activity to a particular app.
There may be other Tracking Technologies now and later devised and used by us in connection with the Service.
Tracking Technologies Choices and Consent.
We are giving you detailed notice of the Tracking Technologies and your limited choices regarding them so that your consent is meaningfully informed. For more information on your choices regarding Tracking Techologies, see Section 6 and Section 7 below.
Third Party Tracking and Do Not Track.
Also, various third parties are developing or have developed signals or other mechanisms known as "do not track signals". For instance, some browsers may have such signal options, though they differ as to if the signal is set as default or must be turned on by the user. Further, there is not yet an industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, we do not monitor or take any action with respect to these signals or other mechanisms, though we may consider doing so if an understandable and practical standard is developed and widely adopted. For more information on "do not track" visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Information Third Parties Provide About You
Third-Party Content and Services
The Service may include functionality that allows certain kinds of interactions between the Service and a third-party web site, platform, tool, application or other service, and accessing or display of third-party content via the Service ("Third Party Services"). The use of Third Party Services may involve the third-party operator thereof ("Third Party Operator") providing certain information, including Personal Information, to us. For example, when you register with the Service, you may have an option to use your Facebook, Google or other account provided by a third-party site or application to facilitate the registration and log-in or transaction process on the Service, or otherwise link accounts. In addition, you may be able to access our Service, your Account and/or Service content via a third party platform, site, app or other service, (e.g., the Android and Apple app stores) and those Third Party Operators may collect Personal Information and other data about you in connection therewith, and may provide some or all of it to us [(e.g., the third party may handle the billing of transactions for our content that are purchased via the Third Party Service and then tell us what you purchased so we can fulfill the order).
When you use Third Party Services, you are using their services and not our Service and they, not we, are responsible for their practices. You should review the applicable third party privacy policies before using such Third Party Services in connection with our Service. For more information on Third Party Services and the policies and activities of Third Party Operators see Section 5.
Information You Provide About a Third Party
You may send someone else a communication from the Service, such as sending an invitation to a friend. If so, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used by us for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Service, your contact information, name or user name and message may be included in the communication sent to your addressee(s). Some of these tools may be Third Party Services subject to third-party privacy policies as further detailed in Section 1(d), Section 3(a) and Section 5.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED?
Advertising and Content Management. We may also use your Personal Information, Demographic Information or Usage Information that we collect about you: (1) to specifically target relevant advertisements or content to you, including making recommendations based on your activities; (2) to restrict access to certain content as required by the content owner's licenses (e.g., to enforce territory restrictions); (3) to understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements or content that have been delivered to you; and (4) when you comment to or add content to the Service. For more on advertising, see Section 6, and for information on your choices regarding advertising, see Section 7 below.
Contact Us. Please note that information submitted to any of the Service via a "contact us" or other similar customer inquiry function may not receive a response. We will not use Personal Information provided by you in a customer inquiry communication to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.
Use of Information for Recruitment Purposes. Where you have provided us with Personal Information and/or Demographic Information) as part of an online application for employment or internship, we may use that information in order to allow us to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with your application. We may, as part of this recruitment process, collect information about your education, employment history and similar matters. Where this Personal Information or Demographic Information is considered to be sensitive, you expressly consent to our processing of this information for recruitment purposes by submitting it to us.
HOW AND WHEN DO WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties. You may be presented with an option on our Service to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties or to have us send certain information to third parties or give them access to it. If you choose to do so, your Personal Information and other information may be disclosed to such third parties and all information you disclose will be subject to the third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties. In addition, third parties may store, collect or otherwise have access to your information when you interact with their Tracking Technologies, Third Party Services (e.g., Third Party Operator's content, tools apps or ads on our Service) or link to them from our Service. This may include using third-party tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other third-party posting or content sharing tools and by so interacting you consent to such Third Party Operator's practices. If you elect to share information about your media choices and your use of the Service with your social networks, you will be sending information about you to the social networking services that you designate, including Usage Data relating to your use of the Service. You may be asked to consent on a use-by-use basis to the sharing of information about your media selections with social networks, or to otherwise consent to such sharing. It may also include ordering or purchasing products from third parties through us where we indicate that the third party is the seller. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review such third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties prior to requesting information from or otherwise interacting with them.
Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf. We may use third-party vendors and partners to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Service, such as hosting or distributing the Service, designing and/or operating the Service's features, tracking the Service's activities and analytics, facilitating transactions, order fulfillment, payments and customer service, and enabling us to send you special offers or perform other administrative services. We may provide these third parties with access to your information, including UIDs, Usage Information and Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Third-party analytics and other service providers may set and access their own Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including Personal Information, about you. We are not responsible for those third party technologies or activities arising out of them. However, some may offer you certain choices regarding their practices. For more information, see Section 7(b) below. For more on how to recognize and potentially limit our vendors' Tracking Technologies, see Section 1(b) (below).
To Deliver Social Content and Advertising. We, and others we work with (e.g., third party publishers, advertisers and advertising services providers) may use your Personal Information, Demographic Information and/or Usage Information we have collected in connection with the Service to target and deliver content and advertisements to you and other users, both on and off of our Service. Further, by using the Service, you consent to the use of your Personal Information and your Service activity information (including regarding your content consumption) in, or in connection with, sponsored content and advertisements shown to your connections or other users. For example, by associating your real name, username and/or profile photo in, or in connection with, sponsored content and/or advertisements (e.g., John listened to this podcast, Julie likes Acme Corp., etc.). However, we may, from time to time, offer you options to manage this type of social sharing via your Profile settings, and we will, make reasonable good faith efforts to respect settings. However, we do not guarantee that your setting selections will be effective immediately or be error free when delivering social content and advertisements. For more information on these setting options, or to let us know about any problems regarding such settings, visit here.
To Protect the Rights of Wondery and Others. To the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law, we may also disclose your information if we believe in good faith that doing so is necessary or appropriate to: (i) protect or defend the rights, safety or property of Wondery or third parties (including through the enforcement of this Policy, our Terms of Service, and other applicable agreements and policies); (ii) comply with legal and regulatory obligations and government requests (e.g., pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, subpoenas or court orders); (iii) comply with our obligations and commitments to safeguard the privacy and security of your information; or (iv) prevent unauthorized, improper or illegal activities on the Service. Further, we may disclose information about you as otherwise permitted under our Terms of Service or as specifically disclosed when we collect information from you. Additionally, if you notify us that you believe your rights have been violated in connection with the Service or another user of the Service, we may disclose information about you to the extent necessary to evaluate and respond to your concern. To the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law, we have complete discretion in electing to make or not make such disclosures, and to contest or not contest requests for such disclosures, all without notice to you.
Affiliates and Business Transfer. We may share your information, including your UIDs and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates ("Affiliates") subject to applicable law. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change; including, in either case, during the course of any related due diligence process.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") through the Service that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, allowing the sponsor of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules, such as on a winners list.
EEOC / Affirmative Action Reporting. In conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") and similar state and local regulatory agencies, we may ask you to provide us with self-identifying information (such as veteran status, gender and ethnicity). Providing such self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide us with such information, we may submit that information, to the EEOC, the OFCCP and similar state and local regulatory agencies or otherwise use or disclose it for business-related purposes, including, without limitation, responding to information requests, fulfilling regulatory reporting requirements and defending against employment related complaints.
Your California Privacy Rights. We provide California residents the ability to exercise choice over our sharing of personal information as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 collected by us on the Service with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you may opt-out of our future sharing of such data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, and/or request information about ou