TABLE OF CONTENTS
- The Information The Site Collects And How We Use It
- How And When We Disclose Information To Third Parties
- Third-Party Ad Serving & Audience And Traffic Measurement Services
- General Audience Web Site
- Changing Your Information And Subscriptions And Questions
- Third Party Content And Links To Third Party Sites
- Consent To Transfer Information To The United States
THE INFORMATION THE SITE COLLECTS AND HOW WE USE IT
Information You Provide Us
Motherboard may use your Personal Information: (1) to provide you with information or services that you have requested or agreed to receive; (2) to process your registration with the Site, including verifying that your e-mail address is active and valid; (3) to improve the Site or our services, to customize your experience on the Site, or to serve you specific content that is most relevant to you; (3) to contact you with regard to your use of the Site and, in our discretion, changes to the Site policies; (4) for internal business purposes; and (5) for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your Personal Information.
You may be able to submit comments, ideas, reviews and suggestions about specific Motherboard shows, episodes, entries on the Motherboard blog, in response to other users' comments on the Site and other areas of the Site where you are invited to do so ("User Content"). You may also mark certain videos as favorites and subscribe to particular shows, and this favorite list and list of subscribed shows are publicly displayed on the Site unless you choose not to publicly display them when you register or by modifying your account settings. You may also be able to create and share playlists and other similar information and your account setting options associated with those lists will be disclosed on the Site.
Motherboard may publish User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or later developed), except for Personal Information submitted through the registration form that Motherboard has designated as "private" on the Site (unless that same Personal Information is included in User Content, in which case, Motherboard may publish all of the User Content including any Personal Information contained in that User Content). For example, if you include your name in User Content, Motherboard may publish all of the User Content including your name as included in the User Content, even if your name is included in the "private" portion of your account registration.
Please note that information submitted to the Site via a "contact us" or other similar function may not receive a response. We will not use the information provided via these functions to contact you for marketing purposes unrelated to your request unless you agree otherwise.
Information in Your Public Profile
If you register as a member of the Site, you may create a public profile that includes your screen name, your personal photo, as well as other information that you choose to post about yourself in the portion of your profile designated as public ("Public Profile"). Your Public Profile also includes the list of videos that you mark as your favorites and the list of shows to which you are subscribed (unless you choose, at the time of registration or by later modifying your account, to not make that information publicly available).
Information in your Public Profile, such as your screen name and personal photo, may be posted on the Site along with and associated with your User Content or your User Video Preferences. Additionally, others, including members of the public, that view your User Content can choose to view your full Public Profile and any information, including Personal Information, that you choose to disclose in it.
You may edit the information in your Public Profile by logging in and going into "My Account." You may terminate your account by using the "Contact Us" feature and sending us your username, password and e-mail address. Please specify "REMOVE" as the subject and include a note asking us to terminate your account.
Your Disclosure of Personal Information
If you post Personal Information through comment posting areas or in other User Content or in your Public Profile, that Personal Information will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from third parties. Motherboard cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in User Content or your Public Profile and cannot ensure that third parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding what information to include in your User Content and Public Profile and when deciding to disclose Personal Information in any public areas of the Site.
Information You Provide About A Third Party
If you send someone else a communication from the Site, such as sending a video to a friend, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, etc.) is used on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication and is not used for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person.
Information We Collect As You Access And Use The Site
Cookies. A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to access the Site. Cookies may be used for many purposes including, without limitation, tracking user preferences and web pages visited while using the Site. You may disable cookies using your Device's preferences, but some features of the Site may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Web Beacons. Small graphic images or other web programming code called web beacons (also known as "1x1 GIFs" or "clear GIFs") may be included in the Site's web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or e-mail can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many e-mails sent were actually opened or to count how many particular videos or links were actually viewed.
Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Site, such as which links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our Web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Site, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
HOW AND WHEN WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES
When You Agree To Receive Information From Third Parties.
Third Parties Providing Services on our Behalf.
We may use third party vendors to perform certain services on behalf of the Site, such as hosting the Site, designing and/or operating the Site's features, analyzing users' interactions with the Site, enabling Motherboard to send you e-mail, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Personal Information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Motherboard.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions.
We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (any, a "Promotion") through the Site that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to the terms, conditions or official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) 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, without limitation, 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.
Administrative and Legal Reasons.
Motherboard may share Personal Information with its subsidiaries and affiliates for internal business reasons. Motherboard also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Site, including Personal Information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Site or component of the Site, such as a database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Motherboard's assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
THIRD-PARTY AD SERVING & AUDIENCE AND TRAFFIC MEASUREMENT SERVICES
For more information about DoubleClick, including instructions on how to opt out of DoubleClick's targeted advertising, please see http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/index.aspx. For additional information about how to opt out of targeted advertising from DoubleClick and other members of the Network Advertising Initiative, please see http://www.networkadvertising.org/.
GENERAL AUDIENCE WEB SITE
The Site is a general audience web site and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than the age of thirteen (13). We will delete any Personal Information collected that we later determine to be from an individual younger than the age of thirteen (13). If you are a parent of a child younger than age thirteen (13) and you have a concern about information that may have been provided by your child to us, please contact us at info@Motherboard.tv.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS 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. You can change much of the information associated with your account by visiting the "My Account" section of the Site. You may cancel or modify your subscriptions to e-mails you have elected to receive from the Site by following the instructions contained within an e-mail you receive from the Site.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain content that is supplied by a third party, and those third parties may collect Site usage information and your Device Identifier when web pages from the Site are served to your Device. In addition, the Site may contain links to other third party web sites that Motherboard does not control. Motherboard is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third party web site. For example, if you follow a link from a Motherboard partner, you may leave the Site and proceed to a different web site. This includes links from sponsors and partners that may reference the Site or display the Site's logo as part of a co-branding agreement. In addition, Motherboard Site widgets may be included on web pages and web sites that are not associated with Motherboard and over which we have no control. These other web sites may send their own cookies to your Device, independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Motherboard encourages you to note when you leave our Site or are viewing a Motherboard Site widget on a third-party web site and, in those instances, to read the privacy statements of those third party web sites before submitting any Personal Information to those sites.
CONSENT TO TRANSFER INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES
The Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information collected on the Site will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using this Site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and to the processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.
Motherboard takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure Personal Information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and that you use our Site and provide us with your information at your own risk.