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- Information we gather about you
- What we do with the information we gather about you
- Sharing of the information we gather
- Media Corp USA.Com email policy
- Changing or updating your personal information
- Email opt-out policy
- Protection of your information
- Compliance with legal process
- Children’s Guidelines
- Your Privacy Rights
INFORMATION DO WE GATHER ABOUT YOU
The information Media Corp USA gathers falls into two categories: 1) personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for any Services, enter a contest, or provide your email address and 2) non-personal information collected through technology, including tracking information collected when you utilize the Services.
Registration Information: Registration for Media Corp USA Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (e.g., zip code, age, gender) to register.
Billing and Credit Card Information: To enable payment on the Media Corp USA services, we may collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who perform tasks required to complete the purchase transaction, such as fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments.
User-Generated Content. We offer you opportunities to post content and engage in public activities through the Services. “Public activities” are any actions you take through the Services that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, ratings, or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo becomes public and maybe used by Media Corp USA for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any Media.
If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other Service users, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Media Corp USA has no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or any of your submissions that are a result of your public events.
If you have registered for a Media Corp USA Account, we may track and aggregate your public activities on the Services. By choosing to participate in public activities, you are electing to share and display such public activities via the Services. Also, worldwide events may include in RSS feeds, APIs and made available to other websites via other formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not Media Corp USA.Com
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers: Media Corp USA.Com may collect personal information from you in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than Media Corp USA, we may notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contests, or special offers.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels, and Market Research: Media Corp USA.Com may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. Data may be obtained through the Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide in response to optional survey questions may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners, unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Information Collected by Us Using Technology. We use various Internet technologies to manage Media Corp USA Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information: We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other devices you use to access Media Corp USA Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies: In providing Media Corp USA Services, we may use “cookies,” Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, as well as to help us understand where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. You may not be able to access certain aspects of the Services, including portions of the Site if your computer does not accept cookies from us.
Analytics Technologies: Media Corp USA may hire third parties to provide us information, reports, and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of Media Corp USA.Com users.
IP Addresses: Media Corp USA may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to our websites and mobile applications.
Log Files and Your Reading History. Media Corp USA may automatically log certain usage information about your use of the Services, including a reading history of the pages you view on the Site.
We may use this information in order to provide you with customized recommendations on the Site based on your viewing history. We also use log files in the aggregate to analyze usage of our websites and mobile applications.
Information Collected by Third Parties Using Technology. Some of the services and advertisements included in the Services, including on the Site, are delivered or served by third-party companies that may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, some advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to collect certain information about your use of Media Corp USA Services. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads based on your interests on other websites.
Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER ABOUT YOU
We are providing the Services You Request. We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the Services, fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and allowing you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests, and message boards.
Statistical Analysis: We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.
Customizing Your Experience: We may use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We may also use this information to customize certain features of Media Corp USA to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access Media Corp USA, and in some instances, provide you with requested services.
Relevant Advertising: We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on Media Corp USA Services to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
Email Newsletters: Media Corp USA (McUSA1) will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by Media Corp USA and its advertisers. Besides, Media Corp USA.Com will send PDB and Daily Dose emails to those who subscribe.