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 associate a unique identifier with your browser and collect non-personally identifiable information (“non-PII”) (including, without limitation, the server you are logged into, the geographic location of the ISP you use, the type of browser you use, the sites you have visited, the products you have researched and your IP address) 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 link in the “RMP Opt-Out” 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.
Third-Party Cookies/Opting Out/Do Not Track
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 atwww.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.
Although certain RhythmOne technology may honor “do not track” (DNT) signals and similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers or mobile device operating systems, RhythmOne is not responsible, and shall not be liable, for the acts of third parties, such as ad networks, with respect to such third parties’ tracking policies.
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, visitwww.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 toprivacy@RhythmOne.com. Should our response to your complaint not be to your satisfaction, you may also contact the IAB by visitinghttp://www.iab.com/contact/.
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. In addition, RhythmOne may also synchronize the unique identifiers collected and described above with those of third parties (including cross-device identifiers as described in the RhythmOne’s Use of Cross-Application and Cross-Device Technology section below). RhythmOne has no control over, nor does it bear any responsibility for the privacy policies and/or content of these third-parties, their sites and/or their services. Such third-parties, their sites and/or their 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-parties, their sites and/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’s Use of Cross-Application and Cross-Device Technology
We and/or our customers may collect information about your activity across multiple unaffiliated third-party mobile applications. We may share this information with our customers in order to help them predict the types of ads that may be relevant to you and to display advertising to you accordingly. This information may also be combined with a mobile advertising identifier. To opt out of such practices, please see the Third Party Cookies/Opting Out/Do Not Track section above.
We and/or our customers may use technology that establishes connections among related devices (such as mobile devices and desktop computers) both in order to deliver advertising that may be more relevant to you, as well as for analytics and reporting purposes. This means that information about your use of websites or applications on one of your devices may be combined with information from your other devices.
We may also partner with third parties to provide such cross-device technology to our customers, and in doing so we may share anonymous identifiers with those third parties in order to make connections among related devices. We may also use your device’s IP address to infer connections among related devices within the same household. To opt out of RhythmOne’s use of such technologies for each web browser and on each of your devices, please follow the instructions for opting out in both web browsers and mobile applications, as described in the Opting Out and Third Party Cookies/Opting Out/Do Not Track sections above.
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.
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
251 Kearny St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Tel: +1 415 655 1450
Effective: January 15, 2013.
Revised: July 18, 2016