Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Many of the features of www.interest.com are available to you without your providing personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information generally includes information that could be used to determine your identity, such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and birth date. The following are certain situations in which Interest.com may collect personally identifiable information from you:
Use of Personally Identifiable Information
Interest.com uses your personally identifiable information as follows:
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
Unless you are entering one of Interest.com’s sweepstakes, Interest.com does not currently sell your personally identifiable information. The following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business:
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Interest.com reserves the right (and you authorize Interest.com) to share or disclose your personally identifiable information when Interest.com determines, in its sole discretion, that the disclosure of your personally identifiable information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against you if:
Interest.com may use third-party advertising companies for marketing, advertising and promotional purposes, as well as to serve advertisements to you. Using third-party advertising companies helps us and third-party advertisers better determine which advertisements or content to serve to you. For example, the third-party advertisers may use information regarding your visits to www.interest.com and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services, that third party advertisers believe will be of interest to you.
The types of information that may be collected by third-party advertising companies include the following:
If you would like to opt-out of third-party advertising companies' use of such information, click here. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Opt-Out and Changes to Personally Identifiable Information and Use Preferences
You may at any time request a copy of Interest.com’s record of your personally identifiable information, change your personally identifiable information or use preferences, or opt-out of Interest.com's use of your personally identifiable information by contacting Interest.com at email@example.com.
If you would like to opt-out of third-party advertising companies' use of your information for the network advertising purposes described above, click here.
Newsletters and CAN-SPAM Compliance
Interest.com sends only verified, double-opt-in e-mail newsletters, specifically requested by Interest.com subscribers. Subscriptions to Interest.com newsletters are verified by sending an e-mail confirmation to your e-mail address, which requires a positive response before an e-mail address is added to Interest.com’s list. Interest.com is fully compliant with the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003.
"Cookies" are alphanumeric identifiers in the form of text files that are inserted and stored by your Web browser on your computer's hard drive. Interest.com, its external service providers, internal service providers, and third-party advertising companies, may set and access cookies on your computer to track and store preferential information about you. Interest.com, and its external service providers, internal service providers, and third-party advertising companies gather anonymous information about you through cookie technology on an aggregate level only. For example, a third-party advertising company may assign a cookie (and a Web beacon, described below) to you, to limit the amount of times you see a particular advertisement or to help better determine which advertisements to serve to you. Please note that most Internet browsers will allow you to stop cookies from being stored on your computer and to delete cookies stored on your computer.
”Web beacons”, also called single-pixels (1x1) or clear GIFs, are electronic images that allow a Web site to access cookies and help track marketing campaigns and general usage patterns of visitors to those Web sites. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as cookie numbers, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page where the Web beacon is placed. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with third parties through the use of Web beacons.
Personally identifiable information you submit to Interest.com is password-protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas Interest.com uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third party compromises Interest.com security measures, Interest.com will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party's ability to view, use or disseminate such information.
Links to Other Web sites
Access and Use of www.interest.com
www.interest.com is intended to be accessed and used only by adults and is not directed to children under the age of 18. Interest.com does not knowingly permit registration or submission of personally identifiable information by anyone under the age of 18.
Questions or Concerns
Governing Law; Arbitration
Judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final, binding and conclusive upon you and Interest.com, and your and Interest.com's respective administrators, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, in no event shall either you or Interest.com be entitled to punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages, and both you and Interest.com hereby waive your rights to any punitive, special, indirect or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, damages for any loss of profit, revenue or business.