The Personal Information We Collect
It is our policy to respect the privacy of the people who use the Services (each a "User," collectively the "Users"). As you use the Site, our servers automatically record information that the browser sends whenever it points to a Site or online service ("Log Data"). Log Data may include, but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to one of the Site and information you search for on a Site.
Your Submissions of Personal Information
You have the opportunity to submit personal information to us through the Website in several ways:
Your Profile: If you create an account to comment on lyrics and earn points on Decoda, you identify a unique username and password and submit your email address to us. You may, but are not required to, submit a photo to represent yourself. Although this need not be an actual picture of you, we will associate it with your account. You may, but are not required to, describe yourself in a narrative on your profile. We refer to these items collectively in this policy as "Account Information."
Once you sign up for an account, we'll host a profile page that includes your user name, narrative (if any) and your photo. On this page, we may display information about the pages, artists, or works upon which you have commented. Such information may include "favorites" such as artists, songs, and lines. If you choose to provide it for your profile, we can may also display your user information from other sites, such as Facebook or Twitter. We refer to the information contained in your profile in this policy as "Profile Information."
Second, you can click the "Contact Us" link from our home page, in which case you would input your name, email address, and a message to be submitted to our team for review and response.
Other Information/Logging and Cookies
Like many websites, we use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use "persistent cookies" to save your username and login password for future logins to the Site. We use "session ID cookies" to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor web traffic routing on the Site and aggregate usage of the Site. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of the services.
We also use the services of a third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve ads to you on our behalf when you visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services. Service Providers. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the our services, to provide the services on our behalf, to perform services related to administration of the Site (including, without limitation, maintenance, hosting and database management services, web analytics and administration). These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Links to Other Sites
The Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement, or click on another third party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.