Effective Date: May 1, 2015.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
What information do we collect?
When you register as a user of this site, we may collect your email address, username and password, name and address, telephone number, fax number, and payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address).
Additionally, when you visit this site, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (such as Windows XP or Mac OS) and web browser (such as Firefox or Internet Explorer) you are using, information regarding your Internet service provider, and the frequency with which you visit various parts of this site. We use this information to manage the Website and make it more interesting and useful to you.
We may offer public forums through this site. If you use a public forum on this site and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through public forums.
How do we use the information we collect?
The information we collect is used to communicate with users regarding their account, improve the content of this site, customize the content and/or layout of this site for each individual visitor, notify consumers about updates to this site, and contact consumers for marketing purposes. The information we collect is shared as necessary with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations. The information we collect is disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing this site and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of this site, and to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting this site. We never give your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information to advertisers on our website or to other third parties for marketing purposes without your affirmative permission.
How to opt out of receiving email
If you do not want to receive e-mail from us in the future, you should let us know by sending a removal request to us at support@InsidetheStar.com, We honor all removal requests. If you are subscribed to the newsletter we produce on occasion, you may use the “Unsubscribe” link provided within those emails for automatic removal from our mailing list. Newsletter subscriptions are maintained separately from user registration and exclusion from one may not necessarily exclude you from all communications.
What are cookies, and how do we use them?
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites 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 see: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
How to request information maintained about you
Upon request, we will provide you with access to all information (excluding proprietary information) that we maintain about you. You can access this information by emailing us at support@InsidetheStar.com
We cannot guarantee the security of this site
We take seriously our obligation to safeguard the confidentiality, security and integrity of personal information collected from our users and have established and will maintain procedures that are designed for that purpose. You should be aware, however, that no system is completely secure from hackers, network failure and error, and we cannot guarantee the confidentiality, security and integrity of information maintained on this site.