PRIVACY POLICY

EFFECTIVE DATE: 5/6/2016


This Privacy Policy applies to your interactions with Ethyrea Media Group  (“Ethyrea”), including, without limitation, your interaction with Ethyrea at www.ethyrea.com or any other websites, applications, online services, or interactive features or downloads that post a link to this Privacy Policy, however accessed (“Ethyrea Services”). This Privacy Policy explains our information collection practices, such as the types of information we collect and how we may use that information. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review the 
Terms and Conditions, which governs your use of the Ethyrea Services.

Table of Contents 

Information Collection
Registration and Other Information You Provide
Information Third Parties Provide About You
Social Media/Integration With Third Party Platforms
User Content
Information We Collect Automatically
Cookies and Similar Technologies
How We Use Information About You
Information Sharing
Third Party Ad Networks, Analytics Providers And Similar Third Parties
Updating Your Account
Third Party Content and Our Content Found Outside Of The Ethyrea Services
Security
Consent To Transfer
Changes To This Privacy Policy
California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights
Contact Us



OVERVIEW

 This initial summary of our Privacy Policy highlights some important points regarding collection and sharing of your information and third parties who may set cookies and collect information through Ethyrea Services.  Please review our full Privacy Policy below before using the Ethyrea Services.

We primarily use the information we collect through the Ethyrea Services in connection with your use of the Ethyrea Services, purchase of products through the Ethyrea Services and to communicate with you regarding news, special offers and other information. 
We may share the information we collect through the Ethyrea Services with our vendors and partners, including marketing partners. We may also share information about you for legal and business reasons. Please refer to the Information Sharing section of this policy for more details. If you are a California Resident, you may request additional information; please refer to the section labeled California Residents in this policy below for more details.


The Ethyrea Services may contain content served by third parties, including videos and advertisements, and we work with third party service providers to serve advertisements on the Ethyrea Services and elsewhere online. In connection with providing content and services, third parties may collect certain information about you and your visits to this or other web sites and we may receive information regarding the use of the Ethyrea Services and the effectiveness of our advertisements. These advertising networks, advertisers, ad agencies, analytics service providers and other vendors may set and access their own tracking devices (including cookies  and web beacons) and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you and your online browsing activities. Please refer to the third party advertiser section of this policy for additional information, including regarding certain opt-out choices available to you.


INFORMATION COLLECTION

1. Registration and Other Information You Provide

The Ethyrea Services may collect "Personal Information" (information that identifies you as a specific individual, such as your full name or e-mail address), account information (password or other information that helps us confirm that it is you accessing your account) and demographic or other information (such as your ZIP code and information about your interests and preferences). We will also collect payment information if you choose to purchase products or services through the Ethyrea Services. If we combine demographic or similar information with the Personal Information we collect, we will treat it as Personal Information under this Privacy Policy.

The Ethyrea Services are general audience services and are not intended for individuals younger than the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals younger than the age of 13 through our online services. If Ethyrea discovers that it has inadvertently collected personal information online from anyone younger than the age of 13, it will delete that information. In addition, you must be at least 18 years of age to make purchases.


2. Information Third Parties Provide About You

We may receive information about you from third parties. We may combine this information in our database and we may use it to offer you products or services, or for similar purposes. We also may supplement the information we collect with outside records from third parties. If we combine the information we receive from others with information we collect through the Ethyrea Services, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the combined information.


3. Social Media/Integration With Third Party Platforms

The Ethyrea Services may permit you to interact with a third party site or service, such as enabling you to "like" us on another site or "share" content from an Ethyrea Services with other sites (a “Social Networking Service”). If you choose to "like" or "share" content or to otherwise post information from or via the Ethyrea Services to a Social Networking Service, that information may be publicly displayed, and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of the Ethyrea Services. Similarly, if you interact with us through a Social Networking Service, we may have access to information about you (for example, if you "like" or "follow" our page on a third party site).  Please note that if you mention or comment upon Ethyrea or the Ethyrea Services in your post to a third party platform, the third party platform may allow us to publish your post on the Ethyrea Services.


You may also choose to use a social media tool offered by a third party, but available on Ethyrea Services (such as posting a review or logging into the Ethyrea Services with your username and password for another site). Use of such a feature may allow us to collect (or the third party to share) information about you, including Personal Information. When you choose to use a social media tool available on an Ethyrea Service, you may be opting to link your activities on the Ethyrea Services with a third party site or service. That third party may collect information about your visits to the Ethyrea Services and may publish that activity to your profile or similar feature on that third party site. The information we collect is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information collected and stored by the third party remains subject to the third party's privacy practices, including whether the third party continues to share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on that third party site.

To manage the information Ethyrea may receive about you from a Social Networking Service, you will need to follow the instructions provided by the Social Media Service.  Once Ethyrea receives your information from a Social Networking Service, that information is stored and used by Ethyrea in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


4. User Content

The Ethyrea Services may provide you the opportunity to post content publicly through interactive features. You may choose, through such features or otherwise, to submit or post reviews, comments, photographs, audio files, video files, and suggestions related to the Ethyrea Services or otherwise post free form comments (collectively, “User Content”). Please note that certain information, such as your name and state of residence, and a link to any website URL you provide may be publicly displayed by the Ethyrea Services along with your User Content. However, Ethyrea will not publish your e-mail address or other contact information with these comments.

Note that any User Content you post is public – others will have access to your User Content and may read, see, use, and/or share it with third parties. If you choose to voluntarily disclose Personal Information in your User Content, that information will be considered public information and the protections of this Privacy Policy will not apply. If you submit User Content, it may be published online or offline (including through the Ethyrea Services, on-air, in a DVD, or any other format currently existing or later developed). In addition, we may use your User Content and any excerpt from your User Content in connection with our advertising, marketing, publicity, and promotional activities.


5. Information We Collect Automatically

Ethyrea, and our third party service providers (including analytics providers, advertising companies and third party content providers), may automatically collect certain "Usage Information" whenever you visit or interact with the Ethyrea Services. "Usage Information" typically includes the browser and operating system you may be using, the URL or advertisement that referred you to the Ethyrea Services (if applicable), the search terms you entered into a search engine that lead you to the Ethyrea Services (if applicable), all of the areas within the Ethyrea Services that you visit, and the time of day you used the Ethyrea Services, among other information relating to your use of the Ethyrea Services. We may use Usage Information for a variety of purposes, including analyzing and improving the Ethyrea Services and products, to provide special offers, and to select appropriate content to display to you.


In addition, we may automatically collect your IP address, mobile device identifier or other unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for any computer, mobile phone or tablet, or other device you may use to access the Ethyrea Services. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned or connected to the device you use to access a Service, and our servers identify your device by its Device Identifier. Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the device used to access a Service. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if we associate it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we treat it as Personal Information. Note that your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context.  Like many websites and online services, Ethyrea currently does not alter its practices when it receives a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.  

6. Cookies and Similar Technologies

The Ethyrea Services may include the following tracking technologies, and similar technologies, and which may be set and controlled by us or by our third party providers:

  • Cookies: A cookie is a data file placed on your computer or other device when you visit the Ethyrea Services or otherwise access our online content. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages, and facilitating your check-out and purchases. We employ Adobe Flash cookies in certain situations where we use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation. We do not use Flash cookies to serve interest-based advertising. For more information about Flash and the privacy choices Adobe offers, Visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. If you choose to disable cookies or to adjust your Flash privacy settings, some features of the Ethyrea Services may not function properly. 


  • Web Beacons: Web beacons are small graphic images or other web programming code that may be found within the Ethyrea Services and our communications with you. Web beacons are used to recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Ethyrea Services, to monitor how users navigate the Ethyrea Services, and to count whether an e-mail we sent was opened. Web beacons may be used to collect certain Personal Information (for example, the email address associated with an email message).


  • Embedded Scripts: An Embedded Script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Ethyrea Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Ethyrea Services.


HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We may use information about you, including Personal Information and Usage Information, to: (1) process a transaction, including the purchase of products and services, your registration with the Ethyrea Services, and verifying information you provide is active and valid; (2) allow you to participate in features we offer or to provide related customer services (for example, to respond to your questions, complaints or comments); (3) tailor content, recommendations and offers we display to you on the Ethyrea Services and elsewhere online; (4) send you information regarding Ethyrea or information from us relating to a third party; (5) improve the Ethyrea Services and our products, including asking you to participate in surveys, and for other internal business purposes; (6) contact you with regard to your use of the Ethyrea Services including, in our discretion, changes to our policies; and (7) as described in this Privacy Policy and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or otherwise with your consent.

INFORMATION SHARING

We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information and Usage Information with third parties, including advertisers, content providers, and analytics providers, in our discretion and for a variety of purposes. We do not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes unless we first provide you with the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of such sharing.  We also may share the information we have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide us with information or with your consent, and as described in this Privacy Policy, including:

  • When You Consent Or Request That We Share Your Information.  The Sites may contain registration forms or other features that provide you the ability to opt-in or opt-out of sharing information about you with one or more third parties (for example, in order for a third party to send you special offers or coupons). If you agree at that time to have your Personal Information shared, your Personal Information will be disclosed to that third party (or parties) and will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of that third party. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of third parties, and, if you later decide that you no longer want to receive communications from a third party, you will need to contact that third party directly. You also may request, sometimes through your use of an interactive feature, a widget or third party application, that we share information about you or your use of the Sites with a third party, and we will typically do so under those circumstances.

  •  Third Parties Providing Services On Our Behalf.  We may provide third parties with access to user information, including Personal Information, in order for them to perform certain services on behalf of us or you, such as fulfilling and processing orders, tracking analytics, sending communications on our behalf or performing other administrative services. If you purchase any products or services, our billing partner will receive billing and financial information (e.g., credit card numbers) necessary to process your charges, including your postal and e-mail addresses, depending on your payment method.

  •  Administrative And Legal Reasons.  We may also transfer and disclose user information, including Personal Information, to third parties: (i) in the event we are required to respond to subpoenas or other legal process or if in our opinion such disclosure is required by law; (ii) at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation; or (iii) to protect and/or defend the Terms and Conditions or other policies applicable to the Sites or to protect the personal safety, rights, property or security of Ethyrea Services  or any individual. We may also use Device Identifiers, including IP addresses, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with copyright owners, Internet service providers, wireless service providers or law enforcement agencies in our discretion.

  •  Business Transfers.  We may share Personal Information with our parent, and with our subsidiaries and affiliated entities primarily for business and operational purposes. Ethyrea Services reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Site, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Sites or one of our databases; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of certain of our ownership interests, assets, or both, or other company change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process. 

  •  Sweepstakes, Contests And Promotions.  We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions that may require registration. By participating in a promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice, likeness or other indicia of persona in advertising or marketing. 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, without limitation, 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.


THIRD PARTY AD NETWORKS, ANALYTICS PROVIDERS AND SIMILAR THIRD PARTIES

The Ethyrea Services may contain content served by third parties, including videos and advertisements, and we work with vendors (including network advertisers, ad agencies, and analytics companies) to provide us with information regarding traffic on the Ethyrea Services, to serve our advertisements on the Ethyrea Services and elsewhere online, and to provide us with information regarding the use of the Ethyrea Services and the effectiveness of our advertisements. In connection with serving content and providing analytics and advertisement services, third parties may collect certain information about you and your visits to the Ethyrea Services or other web sites. These third parties may set and access their own tracking technologies (including cookies and web beacons) and may otherwise collect or have access to your Device Identifier and information about your visits to and activity on the Ethyrea Services, as well as other web sites or online services. Some of these third parties may collect Personal Information over time when you visit the Service or other websites and services.

Cookies and web beacons, including those set by third party network advertisers, may be used to, among other things, target advertisements, prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times and to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. We may share Device Identifier and Usage Information about visitors with third party advertising companies, analytics providers and other vendors for similar purposes. While we may use a variety of service providers to perform advertising and analytics services, some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") or the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. You may want to visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp which provides information regarding targeted advertising and the "opt-out" procedures of NAI members. You may also want to visit or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, which provides information regarding targeted advertising and offers an "opt-out" by participating companies in the DAA Self-Regulatory Program.  Please note opting out through these mechanisms does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads while online.

UPDATING YOUR ACCOUNT

If in the future, this website offers social media account type options, then you are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us. You may review and update the information you have provided to us through your account on the Ethyrea Services. We will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases. If you make changes, information may persist internally for administrative purposes and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. Note, however, that if you have made any public postings on or through the Ethyrea Services, those posts usually will not be removed.

The Ethyrea Services may contain web pages or other features through which you may be able to unsubscribe or modify the e-mail messages or similar communications we send to you. You can choose to opt out of receiving marketing e-mails by following the opt-out instructions provided to you in those e-mails. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of the Ethyrea Services (for example, administrative and service announcements) and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you opt-out from marketing communications. If you sign up to receive SMS or MMS messages that may be offered through the Ethyrea Services, you may unsubscribe from any text messages by replying “STOP.” 

THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND OUR CONTENT FOUND OUTSIDE OF THE ETHYREA SERVICES

Certain content on the Ethyrea Services may be hosted and served by third parties and Ethyrea, and the Ethyrea Services may contain links to third party web sites that Ethyrea does not control. For example, the Ethyrea Services may provide links to third party sites through which you can purchase merchandise, products or services or which link to a product or service offered by a third party. The Ethyrea Services may also contain certain third party applications, such as email, web browser toolbars, wallpapers or other downloads or software applications. These links and applications may include those that use an Ethyrea logo as part of a co-branding agreement. In addition, other Ethyrea content, such as widgets, may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with Ethyrea and over which we have no control.  These third parties may collect Site Usage Information through the use of their own cookies and web beacons, independently collect data or solicit Personal Information, and may have the ability to track your use of their sites and services. Ethyrea is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party.

Certain content you see on the Ethyrea Services is provided by third parties and the Ethyrea Services may link to third party web sites, online services or other content. In addition, you may see Ethyrea content on third party web sites or elsewhere online. These third parties may independently collect data. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or business practices of any third party.

SECURITY

We take commercially reasonable security measures to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  However, no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you submit and you do so at your own initiative and risk.

CONSENT TO TRANSFER

Ethyrea is a United States company. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Ethyrea Services, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 We may update this Privacy Policy at any time and any changes will be effective upon posting. By continuing to access or use the Ethyrea Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy. In the event that there are material changes to the way we treat your Personal Information, we will provide notice through the Ethyrea Services and we may also notify you by email or through other contact mechanisms we have for you in our sole discretion. Please check this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes. However, we will not make material changes to how we use your previously collected Personal Information, unless you consent to the new or revised policy or generally to such uses. 

CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS – YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who provide us with personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us one time per calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. Alternatively, the law provides that a company may comply, as Ethyrea does, by disclosing in its privacy policy that it provides consumers choice (opt-out or opt-in) regarding sharing Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and information on how to exercise that choice. As stated above in this Privacy Policy, Ethyrea provides you choice prior to sharing your Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you do not opt-in or if you choose to opt-out at the time Ethyrea offers that choice, Ethyrea does not share your information with that identified third party for its direct marketing purposes.

If you are a California resident and you have questions about our practices with respect to sharing information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your ability to exercise choice, please send your request to Privacy at Ethyrea dot com. 

You must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject field of your e-mail or include it in your writing if you choose to write to us at the designated mailing address. You must include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We will respond to you at your mailing address, or at our option, your e-mail address. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.

CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, you can contact us at: Privacy at Ethyrea dot com.