Effective APRIL 8, 2014:
SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION – This section addresses the types of information that FMNA collects directly from users and the collection of non-personally identifiable information via cookies and related technologies by, and on behalf of, FMNA and third parties.
USE AND DISCLOSURE – This section describes how FMNA uses your information to provide and manage FMNA Services, including when FMNA may disclose your information to third parties that assist FMNA in providing those services.
SECURITY – This section describes FMNA ‘s security measures.
USER CONTROL – This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by FMNA, and how to cancel their accounts.
CONTACT US – This section instructs users how to contact FMNA.
FremantleMedia North America, Inc., its affiliates and partners (collectively, “ FMNA,” “we” or “us”) provide various entertainment websites (“FMNA Websites”) and related services, such as, applications, community pages and any other features, content, promotions or games offered from time to time by FMNA including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other devices (collectively, “FMNA Services”). FremantleMedia North America, Inc. is part of the United States based operations of FremantleMedia Group.
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON FMNA SERVICES
User Submitted Information
Registration Information is the information that users must provide to FMNA at registration for a FMNA Service, for example, to receive a newsletter, enter a contest or sweepstakes, play a game or take a survey. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, zip code and birthday.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to FMNA Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, such as a username and/or user picture. Public Information and Posts will always be public which means it will be available to everyone and will be displayed in search results both on FMNA Services and on external search engines.
FMNA Collected Information
Third parties that support FMNA Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics may also use these technologies to collect similar information. FMNA does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through FMNA Services.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of our services, FMNA may supplement the information we collect with information we obtain from third parties. If you access a FMNA Service through a third party connection or log-in, we may also collect Third Party Information and Content.
3. NOTICE & CHOICE
4. USE & DISCLOSURE
Information Made Public Through Use of FMNA Services
Users’ Public Information and Posts are always publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to FMNA Services.
FMNA’s Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing FMNA Services. FMNA may make your non-public personal information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide FMNA Services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; conducting email marketing on our behalf; processing payments; administering message boards; fulfilling orders; processing data or statistics; or assisting with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to FMNA.
To contact you. FMNA may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to FMNA Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or subscription to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from FMNA, follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are registered with or subscribed to FMNA Services, such as notifications of changes to FMNA Services or policies.
To protect the rights of FMNA and our users. There may be instances when FMNA may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where FMNA has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FMNA, the FMNA Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of FMNA Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If FMNA sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, FMNA may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
FMNA uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Unfortunately, no transmission of data over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your personal information, FMNA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any personal information you transmit to us. Any such transmission is done at your own risk. If you believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please notify us of the problem by emailing email@example.com.
6. USER CONTROL
You may cancel your account by clicking on “delete your account” and may unsubscribe to any FMNA newsletter by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the specific newsletter e-mail. Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information that is publicly viewable may remain viewable in circumstances where, for example, you have commented on content on FMNA Services or if another person copied, stored or shared your information. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies.
If you would like to stop receiving messages from us on your mobile phone, please reply to the message with “STOP.” You may also contact your wireless carrier for additional information on receiving or stopping mobile messages.
7. CONTACT US
Your California Privacy Rights. If you are a California resident, you may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis FMNA affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by sending an email to the email address above, with “DISCLOSURE OPT-OUT” in the subject line and your full name, email address, and postal address in the body of the email. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.