Last Modified on October 15, 2015
Our Privacy Commitment
This policy answers the following questions:
- What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?
- Will we share your personal information with third parties?
- What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?
- What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?
What information do we collect about you and how do we use it?
Types of Information We Collect
Personal information means information that can be used to identify and contact you. You do not need to submit personal information to access the HistoryBuff Features generally. However, you may be required to submit personal information to access certain aspects of the Site and the HistoryBuff Features. We may collect non-personal information such as your browser type, when you accessed the Site and from what physical location you accessed the Site (including your Internet Protocol (IP) address). However, to the extent that your IP addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. This non-personal information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about users of the Site. We also may use this data to monitor the Site’s performance and to make the Site easier and more convenient to use.
We collect personal information when you subscribe to our newsletter; participate in feedback forms or surveys; post comments on the Site; or receive customer or technical support.
If you wish receive communications about new products, services, features, or enhancements to the HistoryBuff Features that may be of interest to you, we require you to provide your email address. To post comments on the Site, we require you to provide certain information, including your name, screen name and email address. Providing additional information beyond what is required, such as your photo or website URL, is entirely optional, but enables you to gain more from the HistoryBuff Features. By submitting personal information through the Site, you authorize HistoryBuff to share this personal information for the purposes identified herein and on the Site, such as responding to user inquiries processing transactions, distributing materials, and requesting feedback.
Third Party Privacy Policies
How We Use Your Personal Information
We may use your personal information with non-personal information that we have collected in a manner such that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the HistoryBuff Features. We may make your personal information non-personally identifiable by either combining it with information about other users (aggregating your personal information with information about other users), or by removing characteristics (such as your name or email address) that make the information personally identifiable. This process is known as de-personalizing your information. You grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable and fully transferable right and license to use your personal information in connection with the creation and development of analytical and statistical analysis tools relating to the use of the customer data we collect in providing the HistoryBuff Features (the “Analytical Data”). We are expressly authorized to make any commercial use of the Analytical Data, including without limitation, sharing the Analytical Data with third parties, provided that we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer from us any part of the Analytical Data that personally identifies any HistoryBuff Features users.
Do Not Track
In compliance with California legislation, AB370, effective January 1, 2014, HistoryBuff’s practices in responding to “do not track” signals and collecting user information over time and across a network of websites when you visit the Site are as follows: We do not honor the request of “do not track” signals sent by your browser when you visit the Site. Additionally, HistoryBuff may collect user information about your online activities over time and across different websites, or authorize third parties to do so.
Google Analytics and Google Demographics and Interests Reports
The Site uses Google Analytics and Google Demographics and Interests Reports to help us learn about who visits the Site and what pages are being viewed.
“Cookies” are small bits of electronic information that a website sends to a visitor’s browser and are stored on the visitor’s hard drive. Like many websites, we employ cookies in certain areas of the Site to allow us to provide information to make your online experience more convenient. For example, cookies may enhance your experience of the HistoryBuff Features by tailoring content to you.
Our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit the Site. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and version, the search engine you used to find the HistoryBuff Features, if any, which HistoryBuff Features you use and from where, and when and how long you use them (the “Tracking Technology”). We use this information to monitor and analyze how users use the HistoryBuff Features, to provide customer service and to maintain and improve the HistoryBuff Features.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13, or allow them to create an account for the HistoryBuff Features. We take children’s privacy seriously, and encourage parents to play an active role in their children’s online experience at all times.
Will we share your personal information with third parties?
Sharing Your Information
- Asset transfers. If we become involved in a merger, acquisition or other transaction involving the sale of some or all of HistoryBuff’s assets, user information, including personal information collected from you through your use of the HistoryBuff Features, could be included in the transferred assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable means to notify you through email and/or a prominent notice on the Site.
Additional Information You Should Know About Third Parties
What choices do you have about the collection and use of your personal information?
Control of Your Information
You may update or delete your personal information or modify your account preferences for the HistoryBuff Features by accessing the account interface provided through the HistoryBuff Features. Please note that if you disable your account, we will keep your contact information on file, and may retain other account information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal account management and fraud prevention activities.
Opting Out of Receiving Communications From Us
If you no longer want to receive our newsletter, emails or other announcements, you may unsubscribe by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or replying to the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.
What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?
The personal information that you provide to us is stored on servers, which are protected by protocols and procedures designed to ensure the security of such information. In addition, we restrict access to personal information to HistoryBuff employees, independent contractors and agents who need to know this information in order to develop, operate and maintain the HistoryBuff Features. However, no server, computer or communications network or system, or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect user information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through the use of any of the HistoryBuff Features and you acknowledge and agree that you provide such information and engage in such transmissions at your own risk. Once we receive a transmission from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems.
In the event that personal information you provide to us is compromised as a result of a breach of security, when appropriate we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation, notify you and take the necessary steps to comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
Notification of Changes
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