Our privacy practices are guided by the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, as well as data privacy laws in the United States and other applicable countries.
Our Web Site, Service and Contest
Information and Data that We Collect
We may collect and process the following information and data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on a LGBTM site. This includes information provided when you enter one of Our contests or promotions, when you report a problem with a LGBTM site, when you register to use or subscribe to any service we offer, post material or request information from Us. We may also ask you for information.
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of your visits to a LGBTM site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
In addition to the above, LGBTM gives you a number of options regarding what information you will give us:
- When you register a profile with LGBTM, your profile including any information (name, address, gender) will be registered with LGBTM.
- When you identify yourself on a LGBTM site, you may identify yourself using a LGBTM account.
- When you identify yourself on a LGBTM site, you may identify yourself through a social network account in which LGBTM may receive additional information about your profile.
In addition to information about yourself, you may choose to share information about yourself in other content (“Content”), such as in games. Any action you perform with other players are considered public, and at your own discretion.
When you invite new members into your network or send messages through the Service, we collect and maintain on secure servers the information associated with those messages, including email addresses and content.
We may use information about you that we collect from other sources, including but not limited to newspapers and Internet sources such as blogs, instant messaging services, LGBTM games and other users of LGBTM, to supplement your profile.
You should also be aware that most content delivered through LGBTM games originates with another content provider. Such other content providers may place “cookies” on your browser, or otherwise gather information about you, including by asking you to provide information through the site itself.
Finally, in order to provide the best possible service and to allow us to make certain internal reports and make recommendations, we collect aggregate information about the use of the Service, including information about users accessing the LGBTM site or playing LGBTM games or using SNS Apps on other sites, such as internet protocol addresses, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time (“Activity Information”).
By using the Service, you consent to our retaining all the above-described information in anonymous form as long as LGBTM sees fit.
Where We Store Your Data
All information you provide to Us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain facilities, applications, services, contests, promotions or parts of a LGBTM site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to a LGBTM site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
IP Addresses and Cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. This cookie file is stored when you view content through a LGBTM site or through a LGBTM game, or use an SNS AppCookie files enable us to:
- estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
- store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise a LGBTM site according to your individual interests.
- speed up your searches.
- recognise you when you return to a LGBTM site.
- help us to improve a LGBTM site and the service we provide to you.
Children Under The Age Of 13
LGBTM does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for LGBTM or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on LGBTM. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 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 info@QutieLife.com.
Children Between The Ages of 13 and 18
If you are under the age of 18, we recommend that you ask your parents or guardians for permission before sending any information about yourself to anyone over the Internet.
How We Use Your Information
We do not sell or rent your “Personally Identifiable Information” to any third party. We may, however, use certain information about you that is not personally identifiable.
We use public information collected to determine the kinds of content that you would like to view and to assist any advertisers in targeting their advertising.
We also use your name, email address and other information on our system to notify you of new product releases, service notifications, and to solicit your feedback and input. Those emails will contain an “unsubscribe” link should you ever decide you do not want to receive further emails.
You understand and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose any information we may have about you and the contents of your account if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to avoid liability, to comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order, or to protect our rights and property, or that of our affiliates or the public. LGBTM is not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that LGBTM receives.
We also use non-Personally Identifiable Information and certain technical information about your computer and your access to any service (“Service”) or contest we provide (including your internet protocol address) in order to operate, maintain and manage such service, contest or any other facility.
LGBTM may disclose information about you to its partners in order to provide the Service, resolve service problems and correct errors in the Service, to communicate with you about the Service, to provide you with advertising and promotional information in connection with the Service, and to enhance your experience on the Service. However, we do not give our partners an independent right to share this information.
Controlling Your Personal Information
Be advised that if you send messages or post material containing personal information, that information may be collected and used by others.
You can terminate your account with us at any time which will remove your profile and other personal information from view. LGBTM, however, may (but is not obligated to) keep information about you that is on its system following your termination. Please contact LGBTM to terminate your account or for any other questions about your personal information.
Transfer of Information
You may decide to provide us with another person’s email address so that person may be invited to join LGBTM or so that we may facilitate your communication with other people through the Service (such as when you upload an address book).
You may also provide us with another person’s contact information for purposes of delivering information through SNS Apps. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person that he or she has been invited to join LGBTM or received content through an SNS App. All invitees are provided with the option not to receive further invitations from LGBTM. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described above.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If LGBTM Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Third-Party Advertising Companies
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on a LGBTM site and on certain LGBTM games and SNS Apps. Our system and the third-party advertising technology uses information derived from Activity Information, LGBTM’s cookies on your hard drive, your visits to a LGBTM site, the LGBTM games that you view and the SNS Apps you use to target advertising within a LGBTM site or LGBTM games or SNS Apps. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on a LGBTM site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed on your computer. Similarly, third-party advertising companies may provide us with pixel tags (also called “clear gifs” or “beacons”) to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the beacon is located, and to learn which banner ads bring users to a given site.
LGBTM does not provide any Personally Identifiable Information to third-party advertising companies but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, if an advertiser asks LGBTM to show an advertisement to users with certain characteristics (for example, women ages 18-24) or a segment of that group (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain categories of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the third-party advertising company may conclude that you have the characteristics of the audience that they are trying to reach.
Links to other web sites
LGBTM may contain links to other web sites, and content in LGBTM game and SNS Apps may be hosted by other web sites. In addition, as described above, most content offered through LGBTM games or SNS Apps is served or hosted by other sites. These other sites maintain their own policies regarding cookies and the collection and use of personal information. It is up to you to review those policies yourself before you submit any personal data to these web sites.
LGBTM takes appropriate precautions to protect our users’ information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). (To learn more about SSL, please go to www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Sockets_Layer). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions about the security of LGBTM Web Site, please contact us at info@QutieLife.com.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@QutieLife.com.
Access to Information
For instructions on how you can access the personal information that we have collected about you online, correct any errors, or remove such information, please contact us. Please see “How to Contact Us” later in this policy.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
HOW TO CONTACT US.
LGBT Media, Inc.
Po Box 115
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577