INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW IT’S USED
An Internet Protocol address (“IP address”) is automatically assigned to your computer every time you establish a connection to the Internet. The RhythmOne Sites recognize your IP address. Also, we track the Internet address of the domains from which you arrive to the RhythmOne Sites, and we use this data for statistical analysis.
A cookie is a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters that stores data on a User’s hard drive. A cookie cannot access a User’s hard drive, and only contains as much information as the User has disclosed to a particular website. We use both “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” A “session cookie” is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. A “persistent cookie” remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to a site. When you visit the RhythmOne Sites we may set one or more cookies on your computer that uniquely identify your browser and collect non-personally identifiable information (“non-PII”) and in some cases personally identifiable information (“PII”) about your activity on the RhythmOne Sites. We may track general information about each User’s activity on the RhythmOne Sites such as how many searches you perform and what types of videos you prefer to watch on the RhythmOne Sites. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information we collect or you submit on the RhythmOne Sites.
We may store this information after the date of collection for various purposes, including, but not limited to: improving and iterating our technologies; understanding how you interact with the RhythmOne Sites and the services we offer; customizing and improving your experience; and monitoring User activity on the RhythmOne Sites in the aggregate. Our RhythmMax for Publishers contextual and behavioral advertising platform (“RMP”) analyzes your activity on the RhythmOne Sites to show you ads which are tailored to your interests. We may set a cookie or other telecommunications technologies to collect data about your video consumption patterns on the RhythmOne Sites. Based on this information, RhythmOne associates your browser with relevant interest categories. We use these categories to show you interest-based ads on the videos you watch on the RhythmOne Sites.
If you prefer not to receive this type of interest-based advertising, you can opt out of RMP. After you opt out, you will not receive interest-based ads. You will see the same quantity of ads as before, but they will likely not be as relevant to you. To opt out, click the box on this page. When you get a new computer, install a new browser or upgrade certain browsers, erase or otherwise alter your browser’s cookie file, you might end up deleting the cookies in your browser, including the opt-out cookie. If you wish to opt out again, you will need to return to this page and disable the tracking.
We partner with third-party ad networks and allow such networks to set cookies to collect non-PII for the purpose of serving targeted ads. Such ad networks may use information about your activity on the RhythmOne Sites to show advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. RhythmOne has no control over these ad networks or their use of the information they collect. To opt out of third-party behavioral targeting, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer page at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. After opting out of a network, you will still receive online advertising, but the ads will no longer be tailored to your usage patterns.
Removal of Cookies
To remove persistent cookies, follow the directions in your web browser’s “Help” section. You can configure your browser preferences to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, which will give you the choice whether to accept it or not. Please be advised that some features of the RhythmOne Sites may not function properly if you disable your browser’s ability to accept cookies.
Your browser’s cookie settings may be sufficient indication of your consent to placement of and access to cookies on your computer by RhythmOne, and RhythmOne’s collection, use, and disclosure of non-PII and in some cases, PII about your activity on the RhythmOne Sites.
Policies of Other Sites and Services
The RhythmOne Sites contain links to third-party websites and online services. If you choose to visit another website or online service by clicking on a link, you will be directed to such third party’s website or online service. The fact that we may link to a website or online service is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy policies. RhythmOne has no control over, nor does it bear any responsibility for the privacy policies and/or content of these third-party sites and services. Such third-party sites and services may follow different rules regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personally and non-personally identifiable information about you, and may place cookies or other files on your computer to collect data from you. RhythmOne also takes no responsibility for the cookies these third-party sites or services might place on your hard drive. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites and online services before using or providing any information to such website or services.
RhythmOne shows sponsored results where relevant to your query. Sponsored results may contain affiliate marketing links. When you click on a sponsored result, RhythmOne may be compensated by a third party. By clicking on a sponsored link, you will be directed to a third-party website or service.
Disclosure of Your Information
The name and contact information of persons who request information about RhythmOne, our subsidiaries, our products and/or services are added to our database so that we may contact them about RhythmOne’s products, services, or future opportunities.
We use industry-standard efforts, such as firewalls and secure socket layers where appropriate, to safeguard the confidentiality of your information. RhythmOne is a member of the Internet Advertising Bureau (“IAB”) and supports the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (the “OBA Principles”). For more information about the OBA Principles and online behavioral advertising, visit www.iab.com/news/self-regulatory-principles-for-online-behavioral-advertising/. To address any issues about RhythmOne’s compliance with the OBA Principles, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Should our response to your complaint not be to your satisfaction, you may also contact the IAB by visiting http://www.iab.com/contact/.
Because no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is completely secure, we cannot guarantee that information, including without limitation User data or PII, will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner inconsistent with this policy.
RhythmOne discloses personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edict of the law or comply with a legal process served on the RhythmOne Sites; to protect and defend the property rights of RhythmOne, the RhythmOne Sites, or our partners; or to act on exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of RhythmOne Users, employees, or the general public.
The RhythmOne Sites are not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information about nor do we knowingly advertise to children under 13. If you are under the age of 18, please do not use the RhythmOne Sites.
By using the RhythmOne Sites, you consent to the collection, aggregation, use, disclosure, and dissemination of certain non-personally identifiable information and personally identifiable information about you as outlined in this policy.
Notification of Changes
Questions and Concerns
601 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (+1) 415-418-2840
Effective: January 15, 2013.
Revised: August 7, 2017.