Privacy

Privacy Policy:

Social Buddy LLC ("Social Buddy") operates socialbuddy.com and may operate other websites. It is Social Buddy's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Social Buddy collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Social Buddy's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Social Buddy's visitors use its website. From time to time, Social Buddy may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Social Buddy also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on socialbuddy.com blogs/sites. Social Buddy only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Social Buddy's websites choose to interact with Social Buddy in ways that require Social Buddy to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Social Buddy gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at socialbuddy.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Social Buddy are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Social Buddy collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Social Buddy. Social Buddy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Social Buddy may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Social Buddy may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Social Buddy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Social Buddy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Social Buddy's behalf or to provide services available at Social Buddy's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Social Buddy's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Social Buddy will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Social Buddy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Social Buddy believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Social Buddy, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Social Buddy website and have supplied your email address, Social Buddy may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Social Buddy and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Social Buddy takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Social Buddy uses cookies to help Social Buddy identify and track visitors, their usage of Social Buddy website, and their website access preferences. Social Buddy visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Social Buddy's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Social Buddy's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Social Buddy, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Social Buddy goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Social Buddy may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Social Buddy and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Social Buddy may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Social Buddy's sole discretion. Social Buddy encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a socialbuddy.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

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