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Storytelling is a powerful tool that we use to harness stories and display them as unique visual representations and news articles for you to consume. In doing this ,we require some data for us to serve you well and better understand your news and content needs. Below, we have some information about how we handle your data and your rights as an internet user as well as a website visitor and or subscriber
What information we collect.
Some user information you provide to us directly, some user information is collected automatically when you use the Services, and some user information we receive from third parties, such as our third-party vendors and publicly available sources such as public websites.
When you use the Services, we also collect or receive general information (“Usage Data”) about you, either from you or other sources, such as personal identifiers (for example, IP address and device identifiers), demographic information, information about your preferences, interests, search queries, and online activity (such as date and time of your access to the Services, referring URLs, and information about the usage of our Services). Usage Data may also contain Personal Data.
We (and third parties with whom we partner) may also deliver a file known as a web beacon, pixel or pixel tag to you through our Services. “Web Beacons” are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Services interface or in emails relating to the Services to collect certain information and monitor user activity on the Services interface, such as to count visits, access Cookies, understand usage effectiveness and to determine if an email has been opened and acted upon. “Pixels” or “Pixel Tags,” also known as clear GIFs, beacons, spotlight, tags or web bugs, are a method for passing information from the user’s device to a third-party website (for example, information about a user's browsing behavior, what links they click on, and purchases they have made on the Services).
We (and third parties with whom we partner) may deliver Web Beacons or Pixel Tags to you through our Services. Web Beacons allow ad networks, marketing partners and other service providers that we use to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us, for advertisers and our other partners. Web Beacons also enable ad networks and other partners to track your behavior for their own analysis and use, and to serve targeted advertisements to you on the Services or when you visit other websites or platforms. These Web Beacons enable third-party companies to view, edit, or set their own cookies when you visit the Services, just as if you had visited a web page from their site.
“Geo-Location Data” may be collected with your consent or inferred as you use the Services. Such information may include the location of the device used to access the Services, and may be derived from GPS or WiFi use or calculated based on your IP address.
Polls, surveys and quizzes
When you take a quiz or survey or respond to a poll on the Services, in addition to recording your responses, we record your IP address and/or other identifiers in order to provide an outcome (for quizzes), report and analyze your survey results, or record your vote as part of the final count (for polls).
Information received from third-party sources.
We may receive User Data about you from third-party sources, including as follows:
Advertising and analytics data: We may receive various types of User Data from our third-party partners and vendors, such as analytics data about your visits to our sites, reporting information about ad campaigns, information about your browsing behavior, interests or preferences, and contact information (such as email address). For example, third parties who provide advertising and related services (such as analytics providers and ad networks) may provide us with User Data so that we can compare it to User Data we hold in order to determine if you are the same individual (one method of doing this is called “cookie-matching”).
Purchases: We may receive User Data about you from third parties when you buy things through our Services or when you buy things from a third party after clicking on an affiliate link in our content. This information may include your contact details (such as name and email address) and financial and other details related to the transaction (such as items purchased and purchase price) from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
Referrals: Your Personal Data may be provided by other users of the Services (for example, if your email address is entered into the Services by a friend referring you to the Services).
Third-party connections: If you use a third-party connection or log-in (such as Facebook Connect or Google) in connection with the Services, we may receive your name, email address and/or profile photo from those third-party services or other information available about you or collected from you on those services. We will only use such information in accordance with the terms and policies of such third-party platforms.
Other sources: We may also supplement the User Data we collect from you with other information from third parties, including third-party vendors, affiliate network operators, referral sources, social networking sites or services (such as Facebook), and publicly-available sources.
We may also receive certain data (on an individual and/or aggregated basis) collected by our partners (including but not limited to e-commerce partners, affiliates, and analytics providers) through the use of Pixel Tags, e-tags, IP addresses, Local Shared Objects, Local Storage, and Browser cookies, which allows us to:
Analyze trends across our user base;
Collect and store information such as user settings;
Supplement our server logs and other methods of traffic and response measurement;
Track users’ location, movements and interactions around the Services and on third-party sites; and
Improve our understanding of traffic on the Services, visitor behavior, and responses to advertising and promotional campaigns.