This policy governs LLC Giraff. (hereinafter referred to as Giraff, ‘We’ or ‘Us’) use and disclosure of information we collect when users elect to use the Giraff widget, visit a publisher web site that includes the Giraff widget or uses Giraff Services, or view advertisements we serve. This policy does not otherwise apply to the practices of other web sites, third-party advertisers or advertising networks, or other services or companies that we do not own, manage or control. We do not control the privacy practices of such third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties when you use their services.
We may collect information about you through the following means: (1) when you complete a Giraff registration; (2) when you visit our web site; (3) when you use our widget; (4) when you visit a web site using Giraff services; or (5) when you view or respond to advertisements served by us or on our behalf (see explanations below).
If you elect to register with us, you will be providing us with certain information, some of which identifies you personally, such as your email address, and other registration information. From time to time, you may also provide us with additional information about yourself if you engage in any other transactions with us, for example, when you give us your phone number to seek customer support. We call this information you provide to us directly «Registration Information».
Information Collection on the Site
Personally Identifiable Information
We use and disclose information we collect when users elect to use the Giraff’s widget, visit a publisher web site that includes the Giraff’s widget or uses Giraff Services, or view advertisements we serve.
As we explain below, we may collect information about you through the following means: when you complete a Giraff registration, when you visit our web site, when you use our widget, when you visit a web site using Giraff services, or when you view or respond to advertisements served by us or on our behalf.
We collect information when you visit our web site, use or interact with Giraff services, when you visit our partner publishers’ web sites that use our widget or Giraff services, and when you view or click advertisements that we serve or are served on our behalf. This information could include general click stream behavior such as web pages viewed (including the URL addresses of such pages), search queries from which users are directed to a page, navigation from page to page through the Giraff services, time spent on each page, and items that you click or select («Usage Information»). This Usage Information also may include IP address, information about your geographic location derived from your IP address and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
We ask for Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and e-mail address when you register for a Giraff account with the Service, or if you correspond with us (in which case we will also retain our responses). If you purchase services or sign up for a paid subscription, then we will also ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address. We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the Service. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you from third parties, including, for example, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications.
We also collect and use information about your interactions with the Service in a manner and format that does not identify you as an individual («Non-Personally Identifiable Information»). We may collect, use, and disclose Non-Personally Identifiable Information as set forth below.
Analytics Information: We use both our own analytics tools and third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including the web pages you visit, your browser add-ons, your browser’s width and height, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol («IP») address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear Gifs/Web Beacons Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.
Information Collection on Partner Sites
We may receive and collect information from users of third party sites which use the Giraff service («Partner Sites») about you and your usage of the Giraff Service on their sites. Unless you have allowed the Partner Site to share Personally Identifiable Information, such information will not include Personally Identifiable Information, but may include Non-Personally Identifiable Information and/or report anonymous information about your usage of the Partner Site and the Giraff Service on that site.
How We Use and Share Personally Identifiable Information
Use: We use Personally Identifiable Information for the following purposes: (i) internally for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems or maintaining security, (ii) to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, (iii) to fulfill requests you may make to us, (iv) to personalize your experience and (v) to provide you with information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties. Following termination or deactivation of your Giraff account, Giraff may retain your profile information and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Giraff may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including User Content) contained in your communications to other Users or posted to public or semi-public areas of the Service after termination or deactivation of your Giraff account. Giraff reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the User Content you post on the Service. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms of Service, or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Giraff also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
Sharing: We will not rent or sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties outside Giraff and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent, except as noted below:
- 4.2. Who you may choose to share your User Content with: Any Personally Identifiable Information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings. To change your privacy settings on the Service, please change your profile setting. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.
- 4.3. What happens in the event of a change of control: We may buy or sell/divest the company, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Personally Identifiable Information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Service will likely be among the items transferred in these types of transactions. We may also transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions or similar transactions or proceedings.
- 4.4. Instances where we are required to share your Personally Identifiable Information: Giraff will disclose Personally Identifiable Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms & Conditions or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or © to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Giraff, our Users or others.
How We Use and Share Non-Personally Identifiable Information
Use: We will use your Registration Information: (a) to fulfill requests for our services; (b) to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; (c) to conduct research about the use of the Giraff services; (d) to enable you to create an account, store log-in credentials, and customize your Giraff services; (e) to contact you from time to time about Giraff services; and (f) for Giraff to provide offers for products and services of Giraff.
We use the Usage Information we collect and information collected from our third-party partners to assemble non-personal, demographic and behavioral information to group users that share a common interest into «Audience Segments.» These Audience Segments do not contain Personally Identifiable Information; for example, these segments may disclose that a user located in a geographic area may be interested in cars, but this information does not identify or include the name, e-mail address, phone number, mailing address, or user name of any specific individual. We will use these Audience Segments (a) to match advertisements that may be of interest to our users that fall within that segment and (b) to assist our advertisers, ad networks, and publisher web sites to deliver advertisements and offers that may be of interest to users within a given segment.
Sharing: We may share Non-Personally Identifiable Information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) in any manner permitted for Personally Identifiable Information; and (ii) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above. We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
We may share non-aggregate, non-personally identifiable Usage Information, including audience segments, with third party advertisers and publishers to assist us and them in delivering relevant, targeted advertising that is aligned with user interests. For example, these companies may use such information (e.g., click stream information, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Your preferences collected through this process may be used to influence which types of marketing messages you receive across sites that we work with.
We may also share aggregate statistical information about our services with advertisers and publishers. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third parties.
Ads on Giraff
Please note that an advertiser may ask Giraff to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Giraff determines the target audience and Giraff serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous aggregated data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising
We are committed to transparency and choice. Some of the ads you receive on Web pages are customized based on predictions about your interests generated from your visits over time and across different web-sites. This type of ad customization — sometimes called «interest-based» or «online behavioral» advertising — is enabled through various technologies, including browser cookies as well as other non-cookie technologies. Such online advertising helps support the free content, products and services you get online.
Using the tools on this page, you can opt out from receiving interest-based advertising cookies for desktop and mobile browsers. Domain for In-Bannefrom us using HTTP cookies on your computer browser for Interest-Based Advertising. Opting out does not mean you will no longer receive online advertising. It does mean that companies from which you opted out will no longer customize ads based on your interests and web usage patterns using cookie-based technology.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
All registered users may review, update or correct the Personally Identifiable Information provided in their registration or account profile by changing their «user preferences» in their account. If you choose to opt out entirely, then your account may become deactivated and you will need to re-register should you decide to opt-in again. To delete your account entirely, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, you understand and agree that we are not able to remove your Personally Identifiable Information from the records of any third party who has been provided with your information in compliance with the use and sharing policy outlined above.
Giraff is very concerned with safeguarding your information. Giraff uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Giraff, at all times. Notwithstanding the foregoing measures, Giraff cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Giraff or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of Giraff’ distributors, such as social networks. Giraff is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Policy Toward Children
This Site is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an account. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Giraff. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
Links to Other Web Sites
We reserve the right to transfer your personal information in the event of a transfer of ownership of Giraff, such as acquisition by or merger with another company.