Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC is committed to protecting your privacy. All information gathered on our websites is confidential. The information we gather is used for the purposes of our websites, research, marketing and to better serve your interests relating to our products.
INFORMATION COLLECTED ABOUT YOU AND OUR USE OF SUCH INFORMATION
The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:
Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC may collect personal information about users. Any personal information (e.g., name, e-mail address, or otherwise) provided by such users may be used by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC or its respective affiliates, employees, agents, third-party content providers, third-party service providers, technical providers, or licensors, if any, as they may determine, without any compensation or consideration to the user. Further, by a user submitting content to Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, which may include the user name, photos, text, or otherwise, such user grants Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC the right to review and categorize such content and to use such content in connection with its web activities. If Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC desires to utilize the user's content other than in connection with its web activities, the user will be notified via email, telephone or regular mail of its desire and a formal agreement will be negotiated.
We may retain any data you provide to us in an email or other inquiry, for any of the the purposes we use other information collected on our websites, including for tracking the types of questions that we receive.
WHEN YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE SHARED OR DISCLOSED
We routinely provide your name, mailing address, and email address to unaffiliated third parties that manage our mailing lists and prepare communications with users of our website. We may also provide your information from time to time to third-party service providers if you have checked the box on our web page indicating your desire to receive email and promotions from us and our affiliates and/or our partners.
We will comply with any subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes for any of the information about you in our possession, and we may use such information to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.
We may provide aggregate information, such as the number of users who visit a particular linked site, to other parties.
In addition, information about you in our possession may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, as well as in the unlikely event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which your personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
If you subscribe to our Newsletter(s), we will use your name and e-mail address to send the newsletter to you and to provide you with targeted advertising. To do this we may provide your email address to third-party ad servers who will not be allowed to access, collect or use your email address except in connection with ads served to you in our Newsletters. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. To unsubscribe, please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section immediately below.
NEWSLETTER - CHOICE/OPT-OUT
If you no longer wish to receive our Newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVING
We send to your Web browser or Newsletter many of the advertisements you see when you use our network of websites or receive our Newsletters. However, we also allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within our Web pages and our Newsletters. Because your Web browser or Newsletter must request these advertising banners from the ad network Web site, these companies can send their own cookies to your cookie file, just as if you had requested a Web page from the site. Please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 50 to 69) or audience segment (for example, women ages 50 to 69 with 2 or more grandchildren) and you respond to that ad, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience it is trying to reach. As always remember, we only authorize our third-party ad servers to employ anonymous cookies for ad delivery and anonymous targeting. Our website third-party ad servers do not collect, nor do we give them access, to any personally identifying information about you. We give our Newsletter third-party ad servers access to your email address but only for use in connection with ads served to you in our Newsletters.
We also use third-party ad servers to serve ads on our behalf across the Internet. They may collect anonymous information about your visits to our website, and your interaction with our products and services. They may also use information about your visits to this and other Web sites to target advertisements for goods and services. This anonymous information is collected through the use of a pixel tag, which is industry standard technology used by most major websites.
OPTING OUT OF THIRD-PARTY AD SERVERS
If you want to prevent a third-party ad server from sending and reading cookies on your computer, you must visit each ad network's website individually and opt out. Currently, we have relationships with the following third-party ad networks (click to visit their website): Google and LiveIntent.
Although our websites may be accessed by children under the age of 13, we will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from such children without the consent of a parent or guardian. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 13 and have not received consent from a parent of guardian, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.
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