This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to the newsdwell terms of service and end user license agreement. By using the newsdwell Website Services or by submitting any personal information you agree to this policy.
User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to newsdwell Website when choosing to participate in various activities on the newsdwell Services.
such as registering, posting messages in our forums, entering contests or sweepstakes, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
Cookies Information: When you visit the newsdwell Sites, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser.
newsdwell uses both session cookies and persistent cookies, for the purpose of remembering game states, your login status and generally to provide a better experience.
A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the newsdwell Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Location Data: newsdwell may collect and process your location data to provide location related Services and advertisements. We may use various technologies to determine location, such as GPS, Wi-Fi or other network-based data such as IP address. Your GPS geo-location is not accessed without your consent.newsdwell will not share your GPS geo-location with third parties without your consent.
Please note that we may share your anonymous location data with partners in order to improve services.
Log File Information: When you use the newsdwell Sites, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website.
These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
GIFs Information: When you use the newsdwell Sites, we may employ “clear GIFs” which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
INFORMATION — USE
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the newsdwell Sites, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the newsdwell Sites.
Any personal information that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other Users when you send messages through the newsdwell Sites and other Users can contact you through messages and comments.
We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major newsdwell Site changes or for customer service purposes).
We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, location, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the newsdwell Sites and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analysing User preferences and trends.
We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the newsdwell Sites.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a court order or search warrant.
newsdwell also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that newsdwell believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms and Conditions of use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of newsdwell , our Users or others.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR CHILDRENS PRIVACY
newsdwell does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the newsdwell Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the newsdwell Sites at any time or in any manner. If newsdwell learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the newsdwell Sites without verified parental consent, then newsdwell will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the newsdwell Sites, in which case newsdwell Jokes may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.