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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.