Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective February 1, 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Appendix A: California Privacy Notice

Introduction

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) explains the data protection practices of Hollywoodlife.com, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “HL”, “we” and “us”) when you visit or use the websites, mobile-optimized version of our websites, and our digital applications to which this policy is linked, as well as when you visit or use third-party subscription pages and or submit offline subscription forms and requests, for print and digital magazines, websites and other editorial properties published by HL (the “Publications”) that are linked to or contain the URL for this Privacy Policy (all of the foregoing, collectively, “Services”). Third-party subscription pages for Publications and other interactive web and digital pages where we collect information about you are considered “Services” when linked to this Privacy Policy and this Policy applies to information collected through such pages, but this Policy does not apply to other information collected through the third party website(s). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, this Policy does not extend to information submitted in connection with applications for employment with HL, or to employees, former employees, candidates, contractors, service providers, or business contacts of HL.

For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy also does not pertain to the editorial activities of our Publications, journalists, editors, photographers and other editorial staff who may collect, publish and distribute information about you from sources unrelated to your use of the Services (collectively, “Editorial Activities”). Without limiting the foregoing, this Policy does not apply to any Editorial Activities concerning information that you may share at any of our conferences, summits, panels or other events.

For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy does not apply to any websites operated by third parties publishing foreign editions of the Publications and related websites and digital properties.

For the purposes of data protection laws, HL is the data controller.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Services’ Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue using the Services and all components and features therein. By using the Services, you acknowledge you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.

The Information We Collect

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when you use our Services. The information we collect and the purposes for which we use it will depend to some extent on the specific Services you use and how you interact with HL. For example, we collect the information you provide when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, participate in a reader panel, register for a part of our Services, register for a summit or event, make a purchase of goods or services, request a refund, participate in our social networking features, request back issues of our Publications, subscribe to our Publications, subscribe to newsletters, promotional correspondence, or other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback. If you elect to post material to any blogs or forums, or participate in our social networking features or other community boards that may be offered on our Services, then such materials will be collected and some information, including your posted pseudonym, may be publicly available for others to view. We, or our service providers on our behalf, may collect the following information about you or your use of the Services:

Information You Provide to Us:

  • Registration, Subscription or Contact Information such as e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information
  • Customer service information such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post; and summaries or voice recordings of your interactions with customer care
  • Demographic, statistical and interest information such as your age, date of birth, gender, interests, lifestyle information, and hobbies
  • Financial and transactional information such as credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us
  • Employment or Education Information when you register for events or for networking insights services such as education history, employment experience, business contact information
  • User-generated content such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services
  • Research, survey, or sweepstakes information (including contact information and user generated content) collected if you participate in a survey or sweepstakes; includes information needed for you to participate (such as contact information), and to fulfill your prize
  • Contact Information about others, (including personal identifiers) such as name and mailing address to send a gift or use our send-to-a-friend functionality. If you use send-a-friend on our Services, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
  • Social media information (which may include contact information, photos, location, user generated content, demographic information) if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to that social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, and Twitter)
  • Other information any other information you choose to directly provide to HL in connection with your use of the Services

Information We Collect Automatically:

  • Device information and identifiers such as IP address; browser type and language; operating system; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers
  • Internet network and device activity data such as information about files you download, domain names, landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Services, the web sites you visit after this web site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information. See “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” below for more information about how we collect and use this information.
  • Geolocation information such as city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings

Information from Third Parties:

We may also collect the information outlined above, such as contact information, demographic and social media information, from other sources including public and commercial data sources, affiliates, entities providing conferences and other event, marketers, social media networks, third party advertising partners in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services, and partners such as those providing surveys or sweepstakes with us. We use this information to update, validate or supplement the information that you provide or we collected automatically, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes.  If other users of the Services provide information about you, such as your name and mailing address to send a gift or to use our send-to-a-friend functionality, we collect that information from such users.

How We Use the Information We Collect

Depending on the Services you use and how you use them, we, or our service providers, may use your information to:

  • Provide the Services you request, including to maintain and service your account, for example to:
    • Maintain and servicing your account
    • Payment processing
    • Send communications that you have requested on your behalf
    • Administer your entries into sweepstakes, contests, promotions, or surveys
    • Provide community features and post your content
    • Provide transactional or service communications, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests or sweepstakes or other promotions, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, send you an email newsletter, process refund requests, or to contact you about your account
    • Respond to your requests for information
    • Provide you with customer service and technical support
    • Customize certain features of the Services,
    • Deliver relevant content and to provide you with an enhanced experience based on your activities and interests
    • Send you personalized newsletters, surveys, and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
    • Customize the advertising on the Services based on your activities and interests
    • Create and update inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
    • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising
    • Conduct cross-device tracking by using information such as IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers to identify the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Service.
    • using inferences about your preferences and interests for any and all of the above purposes
    • pursuant to our Terms, use and edit information submitted by you in response to opportunities provided on the Services, which you provide to us through emails, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission, for editorial purposes, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Publications, and in trade media, and advertising
    • Engage in analysis, research, and reports to better understand how you use the Services, so we can improve them and develop new services
    • Send you newsletters, promotional emails, surveys and information about products, services and promotions offered by us, our partners, and other organizations with which we work
    • Customize content that our third-party partners deliver on the Services (e.g., personalized third-party advertising)
    • Create and update inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
    • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising

    We may combine the information we collect about you, including from third parties, and conduct cross-device tracking for the marketing and advertising purposes above.

    • Bug detection and error reporting, including to understand and resolve technical issues, app crashes and other issues being reported
    • Audit consumer interactions on the Services including to measure the placement, frequency, efficacy and compliance of advertising and ad impressions
    • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance, including by detecting, protecting against, and prosecuting security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity for example to:
      • Monitor prevent, and detect fraud, such as through verifying your identity
      • Combat spam or other malware or security risks
      • Monitor, enforce, and improve the security of our Services
      • Comply with any applicable procedures, laws, and regulations, subpoenas, governmental requests or legal process, or in connection with a legal investigation, if in our good faith opinion such is required or permitted by law;
      • Establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (e.g., to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, or other contracts or legal rights)
      • Protect or defend our Services, users, or others

      How We Share the Information Collected

      HL may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose information collected from and about you on the Services to other companies or individuals as set forth below.

      • Service Providers. We may provide access to information to vendors that are performing services on our behalf, managing our email lists and sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments, providing customer support, analytics providers, and performing other administrative services, in order to carry out such services.
      • Information You Disclose Publicly. You may submit photographs, user profiles, written material, music, video, photos, comments and other content, which may include information relating to individual users (collectively, “UGC”) on the Services. We do not control who will have access to the UGC you choose to make public or how they will use it and take no responsibility for ensuring such UGC remains private or is secure. The UGC is not subject to this Privacy Policy. We are also not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any UGC that you disclose or receive through the Services. Please see our Terms of Use for further information about the terms that govern the UGC you post.
      • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request. We will share your information with other individuals and services at your request.
        • For example, if you choose to interact with such co-branded products or services using your account information with us, we may share your account information with third parties as required to provide the co-branded product or service that you request, including any information required for contest prize fulfillment.

        Legal Grounds for Using (Processing) Your Information

        If you are a visitor from the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the information concerned and the context in which we collect it. We collect information from you:

        • Where we need it to perform our contract with you (i.e. our Terms of Service),
        • Where the processing is in our legitimate interests (provided that these aren’t overridden by your interests or rights) (such as personalizing our services and marketing for example), or
        • If we otherwise have your consent.

        If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your information, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Contact Us” section below.

        Online Analytics and Advertising

        Delivery of Advertising and Other Content. In addition to ads and content that we serve you directly, HL may use third party advertising companies and marketing services to serve ads and other content when you visit the Services, as well as on other websites you visit and other applications you use. The ads may be based on various factors such as the content of the page you are visiting, your searches, demographic data, user-generated content, and other information we collect from you. These ads may be based on your current activity or your activity over time and across other websites and online services and may be tailored to your interests. Third parties, whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Services, may also place cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device to collect information about you as discussed above. We also allow other third parties (e.g., ad networks and ad servers such as Google and others) to serve tailored ads to you on the Services, other sites, and in other applications, and to access their own cookies or other tracking technologies on your computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Services. We sometimes provide our customer information (such as email addresses) to service providers, who may “match” this information in de-identified form to cookies (or mobile ad identifiers) and other proprietary IDs, in order to provide you with more relevant ads when you visit other websites and mobile applications.

        We neither have access to, nor does this Privacy Policy govern, the use of cookies or other tracking technologies that may be placed on the device you use to access the Services by such non-affiliated third parties.

        If you are interested in more information about tailored browser advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out Page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link, or Your Online Choices to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs.

        To learn more about how to manage your preferences regarding our cookie-based advertising, please see the “Cookie Management” section in our Cookie Notice below.

        To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, visit the Google Ads Settings page. We do not control these opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs. We are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

        Please note that if you exercise the opt out choices above, you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time.

        Mobile Advertising. When using mobile applications from HL or others, you may also receive tailored in-application advertisements. We may use third-party service providers to deliver advertisements on mobile applications or for mobile application analytics. Each operating system, iOS for Apple phones, Android for Android devices, and Windows for Microsoft devices provides its own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to control receiving personalized in-application advertisements; thus, you should contact the platform provider for further details on opting out of tailored in-application advertisements. Often, you may opt-out by adjusting the ad tracking settings on your mobile device or resetting the “Advertising Identifier” (like an IDFA) from your mobile device’s settings page, which will prevent continued use of existing behavioral data tied to the previous “Advertising Identifier.” You may review the support materials and/or the device settings for the respective operating systems to opt-out of tailored in-app advertisements.

        Do Not Track. HL does not act on “do not track” requests from your browser because, this way, we are able to personalize your experiences on our Services.

        Your Rights & Your Choices

        Marketing Emails. If you want to stop receiving promotional e-mails from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email from us. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. We may still communicate with you from time to time if we need to provide you with transaction information about the Services you are using, if we need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you, or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons, for example, if we update this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.

        SMS Text Communications. You may opt-out of SMS messages from us by following the instructions provided in the message or by texting back STOP to the number we send the text from for that particular SMS message. When we receive an opt-out message from you for SMS messages, we may send a message confirming our receipt of your opt-out.

        Privacy Information for California Residents. If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding your rights with respect to your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)). We describe the categories of personal information we collect, the sources and uses of such information and the entities to which we share such information in our California Privacy Notice.

                  A. California Data Access & Deletion Rights

        If you are a California resident, the CCPA allows you to make certain requests about your personal information. Specifically, the CCPA allows you to request us to:

        • Inform you about the categories of personal information we collect or disclose about you; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we share/disclose personal information.
        • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you.
        • Delete certain personal information we have about you.
        • Provide you with information about the financial incentives that we offer to you, if any.

        Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under California law. For example, we need certain information in order to provide the Services to you.

        Verification: We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which may include, depending on your request and relationship with you verifying your name, email address, address, and/or having you respond to an email from us.

        You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. In order for an authorized agent to be verified, you must provide the authorized agent with signed, written permission to make such requests or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.

        If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under California law or would like to exercise any of them, please please click here or call (877) 365-3500.

        Please note that HL employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under California law should instead contact their HL manager.

                  B. Notice of Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information

        California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. We sell certain of your information to third parties to provide you with offers and promotions and opportunities that may be of interest to you.

        Under the CCPA, sale is also broadly defined such that it may include allowing third parties to receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising on the Services or other services. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you offers relevant to you.

        Depending on what Services you use, we may provide the following categories of personal information to third parties for these purposes:

        • For online targeted advertising purposes: demographic and statistical information, user-generated content, device information and identifiers, connection and usage data, geolocation, and social media information.
        • For sharing with third parties to send you relevant offers and promotions and opportunities: contact information (e.g., name and physical address) and publication subscription information.

        If you would like to opt out of HL’s use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under California law, you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can also submit a sale opt-out request by calling us at (877) 365-3500. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.

        Please note that HL employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under California law should instead contact their HL manager.

        The CCPA further provides you with the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your access, deletion or sale opt out rights.

                  C. California “Shine the Light” Disclosure

        The California “Shine the Light” law gives residents of California the right under certain circumstances to opt out of the sharing of certain categories of personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light law) with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you would like to opt out of such sharing, please use the sale opt out form noted above. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: HL, [FILL IN MAILING ADDRESS], Attn: [              ] In your request, please specify that you want a “HL California Privacy Rights Notice.” Please allow at least 30 days for a response.

                  D. International Users

        Some international users of our Services have certain legal rights to access certain information we hold about them and to request its deletion. For example, your local laws may permit you to request that we:

        • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we have about you;
        • Prevent the processing of your information for direct-marketing purposes;
        • Update information which is out of date or incorrect;
        • Delete certain information which we have about you;
        • Restrict the way that we process and disclose certain of your information;
        • Transfer your information to a third party provider of services; and
        • Revoke your consent for the processing of your information.

        We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.

        If you would like further information in relation to your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below at any time.

                  E. Privacy Information for Nevada Residents

        Under Nevada law, Nevada residents who have purchased goods or services from us may opt out of the “sale” of “covered information” (as such terms are defined under Nevada law). “Covered information” includes, among other things, first and last name, address, email address, and phone number. As discussed above, we share your information with third parties (e.g. magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases) that want to market products or services to you. In some circumstances, this sharing may qualify as a sale under Nevada law. If you are a Nevada resident who has purchased goods or services from us, you may submit a request to opt out of such activity by filling out the form located here. Please note we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request.

        Retention of Your Information

        We keep your information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws.

        Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

        We use and allow certain other companies to use certain tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) on the Services. To see an explanation what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them please see our cookie notice (“Cookie Notice”). We endeavor to adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) self-regulatory principles governing interest-based advertising.

        Links to Third Party Sites

        When you are on the Services, you may be directed to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any of these third parties. If you access a third-party website from the Services, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of such websites.

        Security

        We implement appropriate administrative, technical and security safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of the information we collect. However, no systems can be completely secure. Therefore, while HL uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, HL cannot guarantee its absolute security, and your use of the Services indicates your agreement to assume this risk.

        Special Note For Parents

        The Services are for a general audience and are not designed or intended for use by children, especially those under age thirteen (13) or sixteen (16) in the EU.

        Transfer Information to the United States

        The Services are operated in the United States of America (USA) and are intended for users located in the USA. If you are located outside of the USA, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to and processed in the USA, where laws regarding processing of personal data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

        Changes to This Privacy Policy

        We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

        Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties

        If you choose to access the Services, subscribe to our Publications or use any of our Services, any dispute over privacy is subject to our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes by binding arbitration, and application of the laws of the United States, and the State of New York. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

        Contact Us

        If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the address set forth below.

        [address]

        Or

        Privacy@HL.com

        Last revised on February 1, 2021

         

        Appendix A: California Privacy Notice

        This Privacy Notice for California residents supplements the HL Privacy Policy.

        This Notice applies to website visitors, app users, event attendees and other customers in California. This Notice does not apply to employees, former employees, candidates, contractors, service providers, or business contacts of HL. This supplemental privacy notice gives California residents additional information about our information collection and use practices required by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA also provides California residents with specific privacy rights, which are outlined in our Privacy Policy.

        This notice provides information about the categories of personal information that we collect from California residents generally, the purposes for which we use the information, the sources of the information, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclose the information for business purposes. More detailed information is available in our Privacy Policy at How We Use Personal Information and How We Share Personal Information

        If you would like to opt out of HL’s use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under California law, you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information. You can also submit a sale opt-out request by emailing us by calling us at (877) 365-3500. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.
        Please note that HL employees who are seeking further information about their legal rights under California law should instead contact their HL manager.

        Information you may provide to us:


        (see “How We Use Personal Information” in our Privacy Policy for additional information)
        Sources of personal informationCategories of third parties to whom we disclose the informationRegistration, Subscription or Contact Information

        such as e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Editorial Use
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Other users who provide information about you
        • Consumer data resellers
        • Public records databases
        • Marketers
        • Conferences and other events
        • Our affiliates
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Contests and Promotions Providers
        • Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services
        • Marketers
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Customer service information

        such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post; and summaries or voice recordings of your interactions with customer care

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • Improve the Services
        • You
        • Our affiliates

         

        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Demographic, statistical and interest information

        such as your age, date of birth, gender, interests, lifestyle information, and hobbies

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Other users who provide information about you
        • Consumer data resellers
        • Our affiliates
        • Public records databases
        • Conferences and other events
        • Marketers
        • Social media networks, in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Contests and Promotions Providers
        • Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services
        • Marketers
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Financial and transactional information

        such as credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us

         

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Third-party payment processors who collect this information on our behalf and who also have an independent relationship with you
        • Third party partners or co-branded partners
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Third Parties for Legal Purposes
        • Third Party For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Employment or Education Information when you register for events or for networking insights services

        such as education history, employment experience, business contact information

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Editorial Use
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes

         

        • You
        • Other users who provide information about you
        • Consumer data resellers
        • Our affiliates
        • Public records databases
        • Conferences and other events
        • Marketers
        • Social media networks, in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Contests and Promotions Providers
        • Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services
        • Marketers
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        User-generated content

        such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Editorial Use
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Other users who provide information about you in connection with their event or profile
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Contests and Promotions Providers
        • Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Research, survey, or sweepstakes information (including personal identifiers and user generated content)

        collected if you participate in a survey or sweepstakes; includes information needed for you to participate (such as contact information), and to fulfill your prize

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Survey or sweepstakes partners
        • Researchers and analysts
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Contests and Promotions Providers
        • Partners to Provide Co-Branded Products and Services
        • Advertisers
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Contact Information about others (including personal identifiers)

        such as name and mailing address use any send-to-a-friend functionality.

        If you use send-a-friend on our Services, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Improve the Services
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • Our Marketing Purposes
        • You
        • Other users (if you are the recipient of a communication)
        • Our affiliates
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Social media information (which may include personal identifiers, photos, location, user generated content, demographic information)

        if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to that social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WordPress, and Twitter)

         

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Editorial Use
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Social media networks, in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Inference Data

        such as information about your potential preferences that we infer from your activities on the Services, and information you provide or inference information we receive from other parties

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Our affiliates
        • Consumer data resellers
        • Analytics Providers
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Online Advertisers, Ad Networks and Advertising Partners
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Other information

        any other information you choose to directly provide to HL in connection with your use of the Services

        • Provide the Services
        • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Editorial Use
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Other Individuals, Services, and Partners at Your Request
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets

        Information we may collect automatically from you and/or your device:

        (see “How We Use Personal Information” in our Privacy Policy for additional information)Sources of personal informationCategories of third parties to whom we disclose the informationDevice information and identifiers

        such as IP address; browser type and language; operating system; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers

        • Provide the Services
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You (through your device)
        • Advertising providers
        • Analytics providers
        • Cookies and tracking technologies

         

        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Advertisers, Ad Networks and Advertising Partners
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Internet network and device activity data

        such as information about files you download, domain names, landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Services, the web sites you visit after this web site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information.

         

        See “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies” for more information about how we collect and use this information.

        • Provide the Services
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance

         

        • You (through your device)
        • Advertising providers
        • Analytics providers
        • Cookies and tracking technologies
        • Marketers
        • Our affiliates
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Online Advertisers, Ad Networks and Advertising Partners
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets
        Geolocation information

        such as city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings

        • Provide the Services
        • Personalize Your Experience
        • Improve the Services
        • Our Marketing and Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Purposes
        • Bug detection and error reporting
        • Auditing Consumer Interactions
        • Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance
        • You
        • Advertising providers
        • Analytics providers
        • Marketers
        • Our affiliates
        • Service Providers
        • Our Affiliates
        • Online Advertisers, Ad Networks and Advertising Partners
        • Social Media Networks
        • Entities for Legal Purposes
        • Entities For Sales or Transfer of Business or Assets

        Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

        Last Updated Date: September 11, 2020.

        What are Cookies? Cookies are text files that contain a certain amount of information and are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They are useful because they allow websites to recognize a user’s device. They are then returned to the original website on each subsequent visit or to any other website that recognizes them. For more information on cookies, go to http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The term “Cookie” is used in this Notice in the broad sense to include all similar techniques and technology, including web beacons, pixels, and log files. For more information on these additional tools, see our glossary below.

        Types of Information We Collect. Cookies help us to understand Website usage and to improve the content and offerings on our Services and in other media. Examples of the types of information that we collect through Cookies include: The number of users visiting Services, the number of times a Website was viewed, the pages viewed, the clicks made on the Services and the total duration of navigation on the Services; The name of the page that referred you to the Website; Whether this is your first time visiting the Website; Your viewing preferences (e.g. layout, sizing preferences, language etc.); Your user name, your password, the type of browser used and your IP address, so that we can identify you during your next visits.

        How We Use Cookies. Examples of ways that we use Cookies include:

        • To control the display of ads;
        • To track usage patterns on the Services;
        • To deliver editorial content;
        • To record requests for subscriptions;
        • To implement our affiliate marketing program;
        • To enhance information we have about you; and
        • To personalize information and marketing messages.

        HL (or third party service providers on our behalf) may also use cookies to collect aggregate information about Website users on an anonymous basis (“Anonymous Information”). We may share demographic and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.

        Types of Cookies We Use on Our Services. We use first party and third party Cookies for several reasons. Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience on our Services. Third parties also serve Cookies through our Services for advertising, analytics and other purposes. The specific types of first and third party Cookies served through our Services and the functions they perform are described in more detail below.

        • First-party Cookies. These cookies are created by HL. They allow you to browse our Services and use their features.
        • Strictly Necessary  Cookies.These cookies are strictly necessary to allow you to move around the Services and use their features, such as accessing your subscriptions. Without these cookies, we cannot enable appropriate content based on the type of device you are using. Therefore, these cookies cannot be disabled.
        • Functional Cookies.These cookies allow us to remember choices you make on our websites (such as your preferred language or the region you are in). To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Note that by disabling functional cookies, you may not be able to use some of our features or those features may not function properly.
        • Embedded Scripts.An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
        • Analytics Cookies.We use Cookies and other identifiers (such as web beacons) to see how you use our Services in order to enhance their performance and develop them according to the preferences of our customers and visitors. For example, cookies and web beacons may be used to maintain a consistent look and feel across our Services, track and provide trend analysis on how our users interact with our Services, track errors, and measure the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. To refuse these Cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.
        • Cross-Device Cookies.HL may use cookies in combination with the information we collect — for instance, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers — to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets), or work with service providers that do this, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Services. To refuse these Cookies, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
        • Third-Party Cookies. Some of our third party partners (including advertisers and marketing services companies) may set and access Cookies on your computer as well, or we may do so on their behalf. We do not have control over how these third parties use such cookies and similar technologies or the information derived therefrom, and this Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information. To see a list of our third party partners, please see below List of third party partners. These types of cookies include:
          • Advertising CookiesThese Cookies, defined exclusively by third parties, collect several types of data about your browsing habits, including opening emails, as well as your preferences for products and services. This information allows HL to improve the Services and serve you relevant advertisements on our Services. Certain third party partners may also combine the information they collect and/or hashed email addresses in order to identify your email address or other information about you and share that information with us.  To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management. Some advertisements may also contain an icon that you may click on to find out more about how to manage your advertising preferences.
          • Third-Party Functional Cookies. These Cookies are defined by third parties who support our Services and allow you to use useful services and features. To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the section Cookie Management.

          Types of Cookies We Serve on Third-Party Services.

          Duration of Storage of Cookies on Your Device. We use both “session cookies” (which expire once you close your web browser) and “persistent cookies” (which stay on your computer until you delete them).

          Cookie Management.

          • Analytics. To learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the Web, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.
          • Disabling Advertising Cookies. Some of the advertising service providers may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. If you opt-out of receiving targeted ads in this manner, you will continue to receive advertising messages after you opt-out, but they will not be customized to you based on your use of the Services and/or third party websites. If you would like more information about advertisers’ use of tracking technologies and about your option not to accept these cookies, you can go to www.networkadvertising.org. If you would like to learn more about how interest-based information is collected, whether the companies we use are part of an industry network regarding behavioral advertising and to know your choices about not having information used in this manner, you can go to www.aboutads.info. The collection of information via certain ads served to users in Canada may be managed by visiting youradchoices.ca. Please note that the-opt out is cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt-out is applied.
          • Using Browser Settings. You can disable and/or delete most types of cookies by using your browser settings. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may not be able to access parts of our or others’ Services. The following links provide information on how to modify the cookies settings on some popular browsers:
            • Apple Safari
            • Google Chrome
            • Microsoft Internet Explorer
            • Mozilla Firefox

            List of third party partners as of January 1, 2020

            To see a list of our third party partners as of the date noted above, please see below. This list may be updated from time to time.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

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