We may collect and process different types of personal data (i.e. any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person). Such personal data may include the following
Some of our services may require you to provide us with personal data. For example, we process your contact information, such as your address, location, ZIP code and email address when you create an account with us, when you leave an advertisement or when you comment on an item through our Site. In order to be able to use these services, you will be asked to provide a password and user identification. Depending on the services that you use, we may ask you to provide financial information and company information (such as company name and phone number). If you choose to place an advertisement through our Site or to provide feedback or send an email to us, we may keep a record of that posting or correspondence. Content you disclose when you place an advertisement, including the videos and images that you choose to add thereto, will naturally be available to the public.
We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser as well as through other analysis of the Sites. Such information may include your IP address, the pages you request, type of computer operating system you use (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the type of browser you use (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer), information regarding your internet service provider, your activities while visiting the Site and the content you accessed. We gather such information through cookies and other web technologies. See also our "Cookies and other web technologies" section below to find more information.
We may also receive information about you from other sources. For example, we may receive your personal data if you use any of the other (web) services we - or our affiliated companies – provide. Also, we may do business with third parties (like business partners or analytical providers), from which we may obtain your personal data. Please read the privacy notice available through these services / parties to learn more.
Generally, we may process your personal data we collect through this Site for the following purposes:
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We work with CloudFlare, a content delivery network, to improve the user experience and enhance page load times. As a part of their network, CloudFlare uses a cookie to ensure you are able to access our website, even if neighboring computers are infected with malware. For more information, see https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200170156-What-does-the-Cloudflare-cfduid-cookie-do.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to your browser. If your browser is set to reject cookies, some of our services may be prevented from working correctly and it is possible that you do not have access to (some of the features on) our Site. The 'Help' section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, or follow the links below to clear, enable and manage cookies in your browser:
If you are using a smartphone, set your preferences through the 'Settings' app of your smartphone and/or the browser(s) app(s). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. You can also use www.ghostery.com to accept or refuse each cookie used on the Site. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
You can request access to, and have the opportunity to update and amend your personal data, and you can exercise any other rights you enjoy under applicable data protection laws, by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For example, if your personal data such as your address changes, you may update such information previously provided at any time. You may also have your personal profile data deleted from our database by sending us an email to email@example.com. However, if you have your personal profile data deleted from our database, you may forfeit entrance rights to areas on the Site restricted to account members and certain benefits for account members.
From time to time, we may send you information with announcements and updates about the Site and your account. You may elect to opt-out of ongoing email communication from us, such as newsletters, subscriptions, account information, promotional materials, contest results, survey inquiries, etc. by using the simple "opt out" link at the bottom of each email. Alternatively, you may reply to the communication with the word "unsubscribe" (without the quotation marks) in the body of your email response and your email address will be removed from that mailing list. However, if you opt-out of receiving our announcements and updates about your account, you may no longer have access to areas on the Site restricted to account members.
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit California residents to opt-in to, or opt-out of, this type of sharing. We qualify for this alternative option. To opt-out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please contact us.
The Site is not intended for children under the age of 13 nor does the Site knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We do not orient this Site towards children or target them as an audience, nor do we screen them from using the Site. Some of the materials on this Site is for mature audiences, and parents and guardians should take responsibility for monitoring their children's use. The Site does not collect or distribute information indicating whether a user is a child. If we learn that we have personal data on a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our systems.