Thank you for visiting Newsicorn LLC’s (“Newsicorn”) website at www.Newsicorn.comm (the “Website”) and/or downloading the Newsicorn app. This Privacy Policy describes the policies implemented throughout Newsicorn governing the collection, use and sharing of personally identifiable information about users of our Website and app.

Privacy Policy Updates

At Newsicorn we are constantly working to improve the user experience. These changes, along with the ever-changing nature of the Internet, may cause us to modify our privacy practices and, as necessary, the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If we do so in a way that materially changes our collection, use or sharing of your personally identifiable information, we will notify you by posting the updated policy on the Website or sending it to you by email so that you can review it. If any updated terms are unacceptable to you, you shall cease using this Website and our mobile apps. If you do not cease using this Website and all related apps, you will be deemed to have accepted the change(s).

User Submitted Information

When visiting Newsicorn you may choose to submit information such as photos, videos, interests, social connections, and more. You may also be prompted to provide information to help you leverage your online social network through our third party sharing services, amongst other things.

When you create a Newsicorn account, some information about your account and your account activity may be provided to other Newsicorn users. This may include the date you opened your account, the date you last logged into your account, and various other information.

Your Newsicorn account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on Newsicorn. You may also choose to add personal information that may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your Newsicorn account page.

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

If you so choose, you can visit our Website without submitting personal information about yourself. However, most visitors to the Website choose to interact with Newsicorn in ways that require Newsicorn to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Newsicorn gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, in certain sections of this Website we may invite you to contact us with questions or comments or feedback, participate in list creation and/or voting, questionnaires or contests, recommend or rate content, or complete a registration form. Newsicorn does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below.

We may use and disclose your information to third parties for our ordinary business purposes.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy shall prohibit our disclosure of user information if we believe, in good faith, that it is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Newsicorn from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Website; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Newsicorn, our users, or others. We may disclose user information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality and assist us in improving the Website and creating new features.

Children’s Privacy

This Website is not intended for children under the age of 13. Newsicorn does not target this Website to children under 13. Newsicorn does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not use or access the Newsicorn website at any time or in any manner. If Newsicorn learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on or through the Newsicorn website, Newsicorn will take the appropriate steps to remove this information.

If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 who has created a registered account, please contact Newsicorn at info@Newsicorn.com to have that child’s account terminated and information deleted.

Cookies

When you use or access the Website we may use cookies to improve overall Website experience, among other things. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Newsicorn may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie generally disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Newsicorn Website or other websites. Persistent cookies can generally be removed by you. Please review your web browser “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings and to remove cookies. We may also use web beacons on our Website and in emails that we send to you. We may collect information regarding pages visited, searches performed, documents and profiles viewed, documents downloaded, documents uploaded, reviews and comments made.

Many companies offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. While Newsicorn will not be able to provide you with a personalized experience if we cannot recognize you, we want you to be aware that these programs are available.

Automatically Collected Information

When you access the Website or open one of our HTML emails, we may automatically record certain information from your system by using different types of tracking technology, including server logs. This “automatically collected” information may include Internet Protocol address (“IP Address”), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, browser used, the content and pages that you access on the Website, the dates and times that you visit the Website, documents that you viewed, uploaded or downloaded, and ads that you clicked on, and information from your Facebook account that you make publicly available, which is provided to us by Facebook via the Facebook APIs. Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our Website. These “server logs” typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Additionally, Newsicorn may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed.

Aggregate Information

The Website may track the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Website, browser type, and IP addresses, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only  We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  Such information may be shared with third parties in our discretion when presented in an aggregated, versus personally identifiable, format.

Disclosure

We may provide your personally identifiable information and the data generated by cookies, web beacons, logs, and the aggregate information to the vendors and service agencies that we may engage to assist us in providing services and advertising to you. Such third party entities may be obligated to use your personally identifiable information to provide the services to us. We will disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law, regulation or in cooperation with any governmental investigation, including upon receipt of what we believe may be a valid subpoena, whether issued by a Court that has jurisdiction over Newsicorn or not. (Please note that Newsicorn reserves the right to assert that only the Federal District Court of Seattle, Washington, and the King County Superior Court, have jurisdiction, and subpoenas from outside those jurisdictions must be “domesticated,” though we are not obligated to do so.) We may provide your personally identifiable information to other partners companies or organizations, and, we may transfer your personally identifiable information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which Newsicorn participates or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Newsicorn’s assets to which this Website relates.

Links to Third Party Sites/Opt-Out of collection by Advertising Networks

We use third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit our Website. These, and other companies may use information about you and your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. They may do this by using cookies and web beacons, among other things. (See, e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_beacons.) Some third parties might use the DoubleClick DART cookie in the ads served on the Website. When users visit the Website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help better serve and manage ads on our Website. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting their advertising opt-out page. Platform-A, our advertising partner, may also utilize cookies to present more relevant ads. If you would prefer to opt out, please visit their privacy policy and opt-out page. We may use Google AdSense, and so the privacy policies pertaining to Google AdSense ads are integrated herein by reference. Users are encouraged to read the Google AdSense privacy policies here: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html, and the DoubleClick privacy policies here: http://www.google.com/doubleclick/privacy/.

Although we may attempt to contractually limit what third party advertising companies and networks do, we have no ability to monitor or control what they do. Recently some advertising companies and networks have been sued for allegedly using what are called local shared objects or re-spawning cookies (including by using Adobe® flash cookies). Although we attempt to contractually require that these companies shall always allow the end-user (you) to easily and completely uninstall any means of tracking the end-user without regenerating the means of such tracking, we cannot assure that this will occur and, therefore, you consent to these types of practices. If you would like more information about what many advertising companies and advertising networks do and to know some of your choices about not having this information used by the companies that are member of the Network Advertising Initiative, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp. We cannot assure that all of our third-party advertising companies and advertising networks are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, or that they comply with the policies of the Network Advertising Initiative.

Security

We may employ certain procedural and technological measures that are intended to help us protect your personally identifiable information from loss, theft or unauthorized access.  However we cannot guarantee the security of our network or systems or your information.   YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Messaging

Newsicorn wants you to retain full control of the types of emails you receive. By creating a user account with us, you are agreeing to receive promotional emails from us.  If you prefer not to receive these communications, you may follow the instructions in the email to opt-out or can change your communication preferences specified in your user account.  We may send emails that we identify as enhancing the functionality of our products and services, emails about transactions that you have initiated or are involved in, and emails regarding your account, security and settings at www.Newsicorn.com. We may also occasionally send out announcements about the site or regarding your followers, groups and content on Newsicorn, and we may allow people to message you regarding various types of activity on Newsicorn. You can opt out of these and other announcements by changing your email settings on your account settings page.

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us via email at info@Newsicorn.com.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on, and is effective as of, May 1, 2015