Effective Date: 28th January 2020
Vertical News Network (hereinafter known as “we”, “us”, “the Website”) is committed to the data subject’s (hereinafter known as “you”, “your”, “user”) right to privacy and to keeping your personal information obtained by the Website regarding visitors to https://www.verticalnewsnetwork.com/ safe.
This statement applies solely to the information collected on Vertical News Network. We encourage you to read our privacy statement to understand what types of personally identifiable information we collect and how we use this information.
Privacy choices you have made on the third-party site or platform will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our sites or applications. Please also keep in observance that our sites and applications may contain links to other sites not owned or controlled by us and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our sites or applications and to read the privacy statements of other sites that may collect your personal information.
Our services are not directed to children under 13. In addition, you are not permitted to use our services if you do not meet the minimum age requirement applicable to our services in your jurisdiction. We do not knowingly collect personal Information from children under 13.
If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 (or under 16 in certain jurisdictions, such as EU member countries) we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible and terminate the child’s account unless we receive verifiable parental consent.
We obtain information through this Website from you directly and by automated means. We may also obtain personal information from publicly and commercially available sources and from our Website affiliates and/or business partners including social media networks.
The types of personal information we may obtain include:
Contact information (such as name, postal address, email address, telephone and/or mobile numbers)
Other information you may provide to us, through our “Contact Us” submission form feature
“Web Beacons” (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the device, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
The information we obtain in this manner may include IP address, browser characteristics, device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, information on actions taken on the Website, and dates and times you access or use the Website.
We may link certain data elements obtained through automated means, such as your browser or device information, with other information we have obtained about you to let us know, e.g., what search queries you may have run.
The providers of third-party apps, tools, widgets and plug-ins on the Site, such as social media sharing tools, also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information is collected directly by the providers of those features and is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers. The Website is not responsible for those providers’ information practices.
We may use the information collected from and about you to:
Provide our products and services
Send promotional materials, alerts regarding available offers and other communications, including communications through the Website and outside of the Website, such as via email and through third-party websites and apps
Respond to inquiries from you and other third-parties, including inquiries from law enforcement agencies
Deidentify personal information to provide our affiliates and third parties with aggregated data reports showing deidentified information and other non-personal information.
Supplement your personal information collected from you with additional information from publicly and commercially available sources, and/or information from our affiliates and business partners
Associate your browser and/or device with other browsers or devices you use for the purpose of providing relevant and easier access to content and other operational purposes
Operate, evaluate, and improve our business (including developing, enhancing, analyzing, and improving the Website; managing our communications; performing data analytics; and performing accounting, auditing, and other internal functions)
Protect against, identify, and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, claims and other liabilities
Comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies
Customizing our users’ visits to and use of the Website
Delivering content (including advertising) tailored to our users’ interests and the manner in which our users use the Website
Managing the Website and other aspects of our business
We may use third-party analytics services on the Website, such as Google Analytics. The analytics providers that administer these services use technologies such as cookies, web beacons, web server logs and similar technologies to help us analyze your use of the Website. The information collected through these means may be disclosed to these analytic providers and other relevant third parties who use the information, for example, to evaluate use of the Website. We also may use your personal information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
We may share your personal information with
Service providers in the United States and other jurisdictions who perform services on our behalf.
In addition, when the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may share it with third parties.
We may further disclose information about you
If we are required to do so by law or legal process
To law enforcement authorities or other government officials
When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity
We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event of a proposed or completed sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation).
We provide you an opportunity to access, review, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information that are in our records and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updates and corrections of inaccuracies in your personal information by emailing or writing to us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to his/her personal information records.
We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we have about you against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
The Website may be hosted and managed from a country outside the country in which you initially provided the information, including the United States. We may transfer the personal information we collect about you to the United States and/or other countries, which may not be deemed to have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When your personal information is in such countries, it may be accessed by the courts, law enforcement, and national security authorities in accordance with the applicable law.
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information and we’ll respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the Personal Information that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Services.
Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising. As noted above, you may stop or restrict the placement of Cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that Cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.
Limitations Although we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal Information, there may be circumstances in which we are unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If we determine that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.