01. What Information Does the Service Collect?
a. Information You Provide to Us.
On the Service, we may ask you to provide us or our service providers with certain categories of information, such as: (1) personally identifiable information, which is information that could be used to identify you personally, such as your first and last name, phone number, credit card number, mailing address, username and password, birth date and email address (“ Personal Information”); and (2) demographic information, such as information about your age and gender (“Demographic Information”). We may collect this information through various forms and in various places on the Service, including if you register for an account, through “contact us” forms, or when you otherwise interact with the Service. If we combine Demographic Information with the Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service or the Demographic Information can otherwise be associated with you, we will treat the combined data as Personal Information under this Privacy & Cookies Policy. Where required by applicable law ( e.g., in Europe), we will treat Demographic Information as Personal Information in any event.
b. Information Collected and Stored As You Access and Use the Service.
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us via our Service, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) store or collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Service (“ Usage Information”). This Usage Information may be stored or accessed using a variety of technologies that may be downloaded to your personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (a “ Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Service. To the extent we associate Usage Information with your Personal Information we collect directly from you on the Service or the Usage Information can otherwise be associated with you, we will treat it as Personal Information. Where required by applicable law ( e.g., in Europe), we will treat Usage Information as Personal Information in any event.
02. How Do We Use the Information Collected?
a. Use of Information by us.
We may use your Personal Information, Demographic Information or Usage Information that is subject to this Privacy & Cookies Policy: to process transactions you request; or provide you with information such as to send you electronic newsletters or to provide you with special offers or promotional and marketing materials on behalf of us or third parties, including to let you know about new products, services or upcoming events, where you have given us the appropriate permissions if required by applicable law; to improve the Service, marketing endeavors or our Service offerings; to customize your experience on the Service or to serve you specific content or ads that are relevant to you, including using your location information to display advertisements for businesses in your close vicinity, where you have given us the appropriate permissions if required by applicable law; to place an order made through the Service; to notify you of product recalls or providing other information concerning products you have purchased; to provide customer support; to contact you with regard to your use of the Service and, in our discretion, changes to the Service and/or Service’s policies; to identify your product and Service preferences so that you can be informed of new or additional products, services and promotions; to enable you to participate in a variety of the Service’s features such as to enable you to participate in online entry sweepstakes, contests or other promotions; to improve the overall experience at the Service; for internal business purposes; and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy & Cookies Policy.
b. Use of Information for Recruitment Purposes.
Where you have provided us with Personal Information or Demographic Information as part of an online application for employment or internship, we may use that information in order to allow us to make an informed decision about whether to proceed with your application. We may, as part of this recruitment process, collect information about your education, employment history and similar matters in order to help us determine your suitability for employment. Where this Personal Information or Demographic Information is considered to be sensitive, U.S. residents expressly consent to our processing of this information for recruitment purposes by submitting it to us.
03. How and When Do We Share Information with Third Parties?
We may share non-Personal Information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We may share your Device Identifiers with third parties along with data related to you and your activities for the purposes identified in Section 2 above. Further, we may share your Personal Information with third parties such as our co-promotional partners or others with whom we have marketing or other relationships for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, you have the right to request additional information about this sharing, so please see Section (3)(g) below. In addition, we may share the information we have collected about you, including Personal Information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and as described below or otherwise in this Privacy & Cookies Policy. We may also disclose your information as follows:
a. When You Request Information From or Provide Information to Third Parties
You may be presented with an option on our Service to receive certain information and/or marketing offers directly from third parties or to have us send certain information to third parties or give them access to it. If you choose to do so, certain portions of your Personal Information and other information may be disclosed to such third parties and all information disclosed will be subject to the third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties. In addition, third parties may store, collect or otherwise have access to your information when you interact with their Tracking Technologies, content, tools, apps or ads on our Service or link to them from our Service. This may include using third-party tools such as those of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other third-party posting or content sharing tools and by so interacting you consent to such third party practices. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such third parties and, therefore, you should review such third-party privacy policies and practices of such third parties prior to requesting information from or otherwise interacting with them.
b. Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf.
We may use third-party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of us or the Service, such as: (i) to assist us in Service operations; (ii) to manage a database of customer information; (iii) hosting the Service; (iv) designing and/or operating the Service’s features; (v) tracking the Service’s activities and analytics; (vi) enabling us to send you special offers or perform other administrative services; and (vii) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Device Identifiers and Personal Information, they need in order to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. We do not authorize our service providers to use Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the services on our or your behalf. We may also use third-party analytics and other service providers to help us gather and analyze information about the areas that you visit on our websites in order to evaluate and improve the user experience and the convenience of our Service, and to help us evaluate some of the specific information related to your Service visits. Such third parties may set and access Tracking Technologies on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, potentially including Personal Information, about you. Subject to applicable law, we are not responsible for those third party technologies or activities arising out of them. However, some of these third parties may offer you certain choices regarding their practices, and information we have been informed of regarding such choices is available here. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of or compliance with any third parties’ opt-out options.
c. To Protect the Rights of Gas Media Group and Others.
d. Affiliates and Business Transfer.
We may share your information, including your Device Identifiers and Personal Information, Demographic Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates. Subject to applicable law, we may disclose and transfer all such information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Service or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a prospective or completed merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all or part of our interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.
e. Co-branded Areas.
f. Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions.
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a “ Promotion”) through the Service that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, allowing the sponsor of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
g. Your California Privacy Rights.
We may elect to share information about you with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits California residents who have supplied personal information (as defined in the law) to us to, under certain circumstances, request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If this law applies to you, you may obtain the categories of personal information shared by us and the names and addresses of all third parties that received personal information for their direct marketing purposes from us during the immediately prior calendar year ( e.g., requests made in 2015 will receive information about 2014 sharing activities). To make such a request, please provide sufficient information for us to determine if this applies to you, attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. To make such a request (limit one request per year), please send an email to email@example.com, with “California Privacy Rights” as the subject line or mail us a letter to: Gas Media Group LLC., 928 North San Fernando Blvd, J348, Burbank. You must include your full name, email address, and postal address in your request.
04. What About Information I Disclose Publicly or to Others?
a. User Content and Public Information.
The Service may permit you to submit ideas, photographs, user profiles, writings, music, video, audio recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, information about your location, questions, comments, suggestions or other content including Personal Information (collectively, “ User Content”). We or others may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed) and may or may not attribute it to you. Others may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to share it with third parties. Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content. Please note that Gas Media Group does not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure. We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information that you make publicly available on the Service or what others do with information you share with them on the Service. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any User Content that you disclose or receive from third parties through the Service.
b. Name and Likeness.
05. Ads and Information About You.
We and third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges may serve advertisements across the Internet and may use third-party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of these ads on third party sites and viewing of ads and of our content. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements, which may be based on your activities across the Internet and mobile media (“Behavioral Ads”). Behavioral Ads enable us to target advertisements to you for products and services in which we believe you might be interested. If you object to receiving Behavioral Ads from us on third party sites, you can learn more about your ability to limit Behavioral Ads below. Our third-party ad network and exchange providers, the advertisers, and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own technologies on your Device and track certain behavioral Usage Information via a Device Identifier. These third-party technologies may be set to, among other things: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements; and (c) understand the usefulness of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
06. Does Third-Party Content, Links to Third-Party Sites, and/or Third-Party Apps appear on the Service?
The Service may contain content, links or apps that are supplied by a third party, and those third parties may collect Usage Information and your Device Identifier when pages from the Service are served to you for their own commercial purposes. In addition, when you are on the Service you may be directed to other sites and apps that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the data collection and privacy practices employed by any of these third parties or their sites or apps and they may be tracking you across multiple online services and may be sharing the results of that tracking with us and/or others. These third parties may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. For example, if you “click” on a link, the “click” may take you off the Service onto a different location. These other online services may associate their Tracking Technologies with you, independently collect information about you, including Personal Information, and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. We are not responsible for these third-party privacy policies or the practices of Third-Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personally identifiable information to a third-party application or otherwise interacting with it and exercise caution in connection with these applications. We also encourage you to note when you leave our Service and to review the third-party privacy policies of all third-party locations and exercise caution in connection with them.
07. How Do I Access, Update or Correct My Information, Communications Preferences and Questions?
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. The Service may allow you to access, review, correct, update or delete Personal Information you have provided through the Service’s registration forms or otherwise by updating your Service account, and you may provide registration updates and changes by contacting us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, depending on your jurisdiction, you may have the right to access all of your Personal Information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, and you may do so by contacting us as set forth below. If so, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable (but we may retain prior information as business records). Please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media or for other reasons. When you edit your Personal Information or change your preferences on the Service, information that you remove may persist internally for Gas Media Group’s administrative purposes. You may cancel or modify our email marketing communications you receive from us by following the instructions contained within our promotional emails. This will not affect subsequent subscriptions and if your opt-out is limited to certain types of emails the opt-out will be so limited. Please note that we reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your account or use of our Service, such as administrative and Service announcements and these transactional account messages may be unaffected if you choose to opt-out from receiving our marketing communications. If you have any questions or complaints about the Privacy & Cookies Policy or practices described in it (including the manner in which we or our service providers treat your information), you should contact us in the following ways: Postal Mail: Gas Media Group LLC.,928 North San Fernando Blvd, J348, Burbank, California 91504, Attn: Privacy Officer); Email: email@example.com.
08. What About the Transfer of Information to Other Countries?
Although Gas Media Group’s headquarters are located in Burbank, California, the Service is and intended for users located in the European Union, the United States and Canada. If you are located outside of the these countries and territories, please be aware that information we collect including Personal Information, will be transferred to, and processed, stored and used in the United States by Gas Media Group, its affiliates, and/or third party service providers. Also, please be aware that information we collect, including Personal Information, may be transferred to, and processed, stored and used in countries outside of the United States where the local governments, courts, government agencies and law enforcement authorities may be able to access that information. By using the Service or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer to, and processing, usage, sharing and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in Canada, the United States and/or the European Union as described in this Privacy & Cookies Policy.
09. What Should Parents Know About Children?
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive world. We recognize the need to provide further privacy protections with respect to personal information we may collect from children under the age of thirteen (13) (“ Child” or “ Children”) and do not knowingly collect personal information from Children on our Services that require parental notice and consent under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“ COPPA”) without obtaining such parental consent. Some of the features on our Service are “age-gated” so that they are not available for use by Children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from Children in connection with those features. When we intend to collect personal information from Children, we take additional steps to protect Children’s privacy, including:
• Notifying parents about our information practices with regard to Children, including the types of personal information we may collect from Children, the uses to which we may put that information, and whether and with whom we may share that information.
• In accordance with applicable law, obtaining consent from parents for the collection of personal information from their Children, or for sending information about our products and services directly to their Children.
• Limiting our collection of personal information from Children to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an online activity.
• If the Service is either directed to Children or we have actual knowledge that a user is a Child, the Child may be asked to provide his or her parent’s or guardian’s email address.
• Giving parents access or the ability to request access to personal information we have collected from their Children and the ability to request that the personal information be changed or deleted. In the event that we become aware that we have collected personal information from any Child without first having obtained parental consent, we will dispose of that information in accordance with COPPA and other applicable laws and regulations. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your Child under the age of thirteen (13) has provided us with personal information without COPPA-required consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. What About Security?
We endeavor to incorporate commercially reasonable, technical, physical and administrative safeguards to help protect and secure your Personal Information in our custody and control. However, no data transmission over the Internet, mobile networks, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use our Service and provide us with your information at your own risk.
11. What About Changes to the Privacy & Cookies Policy?
12. Supplemental privacy notice for residents of the EU and EEA
This Supplemental Privacy Notice provides additional information on how we process personal data that we collect or receive from residents of the EU and EEA and provides information as relates to EU users’ rights, and Company’s responsibilities, under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“ GDPR”).Data Controller and Local Representative Gas Media Group is the data controller of your personal data and we are based in the United States and located at Gas Media Group LLC.,928 North San Fernando Blvd, J348, Burbank. If you are located or a resident of the EU and believe that your data protection rights under the GDPR have been infringed, please contact our Data Protection Officer who can be reached at email@example.com. If you feel that your request or concern has not been satisfactorily resolved by us, you may also contact your local data protection authority, see: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/what-are-data-protection-authorities-dpas_en .Legal Basis for Processing EU personal data Gas Media Group may processes the personal data of EU users based on one (1) or more of the legal bases below:
• Legitimate Interest. We may process your personal data as required to pursue our legitimate business interests, provided our legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights and interests. For example, we may process your personal data, to manage, develop and improve our products and services; support our customers and sales operations; protect our staff and assets; communicate information that supplements our products and services and ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
• Performance of an agreement. We may process your personal data to enter into agreements with you or to fulfil our obligations under agreements with you or your organization. This may include delivering and managing our products and services or allowing customers to use our products, services and supporting tools.
• Legal obligation. We may process your personal data to comply with applicable laws and regulations, establish or exercise our legal rights. For example, in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes.
• Consent. In some instances, we may process your personal data based on your consent. This is most common where we cannot rely on an alternative legal basis or we are required by law to ask for your consent in the context of some of our sales and marketing activities, online data collection tools, or surveys. Where the processing of your personal data by us, is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent without detriment at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data Retention Period We retain transaction data and other personal data for a period of time that is necessary to fulfill a legitimate business purpose and deleting or de-identifying the information thereafter, except where longer retention periods are required by law. We retain unsubscribe requests permanently to comply with our obligation to refrain from sending marketing emails after receipt of an opt-out request. Your Rights under the GDPR You have the following rights under certain circumstances:
• Request access or copies of the personal data Company processes about you;
• Correct or rectify your personal data, if inaccurate or incomplete;
• Delete your personal data, unless an exception applies. For example, we may need to keep your personal data to comply with our legal obligations;
• Restrict the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. For example, if you contest the accuracy of your personal data, you may request that we restrict the processing of your personal data for the time it takes us to verify the accuracy of the data;
• Data portability, in certain circumstances. In order to deliver our products and services, however, we cannot transmit your personal data to another organization; and
• Object to processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. For example, you may object to direct marketing including the use of your personal data for direct marketing profiling or where we process your personal data because we have a legitimate interest in doing so. These rights may be limited in some situations where we can demonstrate that Company has a legal obligation or legitimate interest to process your personal data. To exercise your rights explained above, please contact us by email at email@example.com with the details of your request