Our data-collection practices.
1. Information We Collect
A. Information You Provide.
We may collect information you provide directly via the Services, including certain Personal Information (defined below). We may ask you for some or all of the following types of information when you register with our Services, access various content or features, register for contests or sweepstakes, submit comments and other content, order products, or directly contact us with questions or feedback:
B. Information Automatically Collected.
We also may collect certain information automatically when you visit the Services (“Usage Information”), including:
Cookies, Pixel Tags, and Local Shared Objects
Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser. You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain online products, services or features on the Services.
Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.
Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player. Please note that you may need to take additional steps beyond changing your browser settings to refuse or disable Local Shared Objects and similar technologies. For example, Local Shared Objects can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting Manager page. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you.
An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services. It is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party with whom we work, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
In-App Tracking Methods
There are a variety of tracking technologies that may be included in mobile applications, and these are not browser-based like cookies and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Some use device identifier, or other identifiers such as “Ad IDs” to associate app user activity to a particular app and to track user activity across apps. You can stop all collection of information via our mobile applications by uninstalling them. Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as enabling or disabling certain location-based services, by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device.
For further information on tracking technologies and your choices regarding them, please see Section 6 below.
C. Information from Other Sources.
2.Use of Information
We may use information that we collect through the Services for a variety of purposes, including to:
3. Sharing of Information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect, including Personal Information. We may share information that we collect through the Services with third parties as follows:
4. Social Networking Services
Panoply has worked with certain third-party social media providers to offer you their social networking services through our Services. For example, you can use third-party social networking services, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and others to share information about your experience on our Services with your friends and followers on those social networking services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including your activity on our Services. These third-party social networking services also may notify your friends, both on our Services and on the social networking services themselves, that you are a user of our Services or about your use of our Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies. If you choose to access or make use of third-party social networking services, we may receive information about you that you have made available to those social networking services, including information about your contacts on those social networking services.
5. Links to Third Party Sites and Services
6. Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies.
We advise you that our Services collect information, including Personal Information, for purposes of Online Behavioral Advertising. Accordingly, we adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“DAA Principles”), and we require the advertisers and service providers that perform advertising-related services for us to similarly adhere to the DAA Principles. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Online Behavioral Advertising, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for information on the DAA’s opt-out program for mobile apps. Some of these companies may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the NAI and your opt-out options for their members, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
More information about our specific Online Behavioral Advertising practices can be found at http://megaphone.fm/adchoices as well as from our partner, Exelate (A Nielsen Company), at http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/privacy-statement/digital-measurement.html#choices. You can opt out of certain Online Behavioral Practices at http://exelate.com/privacy/opt-in-opt-out/.
Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Online Behavioral Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads. Opting out only means that those selected members should no longer deliver certain interest-based advertising to you, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., from other ad networks). Panoply is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.
7. Communications Preferences
You may choose to receive promotional communications (including emails and text messages), newsletters, and similar communications from us. We will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email or text address for their own commercial purposes without your permission. You may opt out of receiving certain promotional communications from us at any time by (i) for promotional emails, by clicking on the opt-out or “unsubscribe” link included in the commercial e-mails you receive or e-mailing us at email@example.com; and (ii) for text messages, following the instructions provided in text messages from us to text the word “STOP”. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the e-mail address or phone number used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions. Opt-out requests for e-mail may take up to 10 business days to be effective. Your opt-out request will not apply to messages that you request or e-mails that are not commercial in nature.
8. Do Not Track
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. Because there currently is no industry standard concerning what, if anything, websites should do when they receive such signals, Panoply currently does not take action in response to these signals. For more information on “do-not-track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
9. Your California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to California’s “Shine The Light” law, California residents are entitled once a year, free of charge, to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of certain categories of personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. You may request this disclosure information at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the email subject line “California Shine The Light Request” so that we can process your request. Please include your mailing address, state of residence and email address with your request.
A. What information does Panoply collect from children and for what purpose?
As a general matter, Panoply’s Services are not directed to children under the age of 13. For those Services, Panoply does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. For Panoply’s Child Services, including Pinna, Panoply may collect information from users as follows: When users interact with our Child Services, persistent identifiers (such as an IP address, unique device identifier, or other similar identifier) may automatically be collected from users, either by Panoply or by a third party on behalf of Panoply. Persistent identifiers are used to support the internal operations of our Child Services, which may include maintaining and analyzing our Child Services, performing network communications, authenticating users, personalizing content, serving contextual advertising, capping the frequency of advertising, and protecting the security or integrity of the Child Services.
To the extent that we wish to collect persistent identifiers from users of a Child Service for any purpose other than to support the internal operations of the service, we will first notify parents and (if necessary) obtain their verifiable consent to do so.
Push Notifications. Push notifications allow mobile and other devices to receive and display alerts from an app even when the app is not in use. In the event the user of a device with a Child Service app elects to receive push notifications from us, Panoply (1) may collect device identifiers from the user for the purpose of sending push notifications regarding account-related issues, new content and features, and other child-appropriate information related to the Child Service, and (2) will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the user’s parent or guardian receives notice that their child has requested push notifications and will provide an opportunity for the parent or guardian to disable that feature.
B. Who is collecting or maintaining personal information from children?
The above information may be collected by Panoply as well as third-party operators that provide analytics and other support for the internal operations of our Child Services.
C. Will any personal information be made public or shared with others? We do not allow children to make their personal information publicly available.
We may share our users’ personal information with third-party vendors with whom we work to support the internal operations of our services. To the extent permitted by law, we also may disclose a child’s personal information to protect the security or integrity of our services, take precautions against liability, respond to judicial process, or provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety.
D. How can parents review, delete or stop the further collection of their children’s personal information?
At any time, parents can review or have deleted any of their children’s personal information or refuse to permit the further collection or use of their children’s personal information. To request any of the above, parents can contact us at the following email address, phone number or mailing address:
Contact Person: Legal Department
15 MetroTech, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
In any such request, please include the parent’s email address associated with the account. To protect children’s privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify a parent’s identity before granting access to any personal information.
11. Data Security
We maintain reasonable security procedures to help protect against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide to us. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and for any access to or use of the Services or Child Services using your password, whether or not authorized by you. Please notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
12. International Users
Please note that the Services are directed towards users who reside in the United States. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, storage, processing, and transfer of your information in and to the United States, or other countries and territories, pursuant to the laws of the United States. Some of these countries may not offer the same level of privacy protection as your own.
14. Contact Us
Contact Person: Legal Department
15 MetroTech, 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201