Effective: September 1, 2016
Information We Collect:
We may collect information from you at various places on the Products, including various APIs that connect with a variety of third party websites and services. Depending on the information and/or services you request, We may collect (a) "personally identifiable information" (i.e. information that could be used to contact You directly, such as your name and email address); (b) “geo-locational data” (i.e. information that can be used to identify Your physical location); (c) “meta-data” (i.e. information which describes how, when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and how the data is formatted; and (d) “log file information” (i.e. information which is automatically reported by your browser each time you make a request to visit a web page such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, domains, your specific media players and devices, data on such devices, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, pages viewed, and other similar information). Collectively, this information is called “Your Information”.
You may, of course, elect not to submit the foregoing information by simply discontinuing your use of the Product and cancelling any Lynx managed user accounts. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Material You Choose to Reveal:
You may post information, including personally identifiable information, on areas of the Products that may be viewed by other users or the public, although We recommend that You do not do so. We urge You to use good judgment. Do not post any information, including without limitation, personally identifiable information, that You do not want other users to know. Many internet connections are public and/or not secure, and other users using that same connection may have access to Your information; please make sure that You are using a secure internet connection.
YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.
A “web beacon,” also sometimes called a pixel tag or transparent GIF, is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you, but allows website operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. If you have given your consent, we may place web beacons on pages of the Products and in emails we send to you.
When you access the Products by or through a connected device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers.” Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your connected device that uniquely identify your connected device and are used by us to enhance your use of the Products. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by us. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse the Products. A device identifier does not collect or share any personally identifiable information about you. However, a device identifier may be used in conjunction with other information in a manner that may constitute personally identifiable information. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the Products. Some features of the Products may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers are impaired or disabled.
The Products may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and other content from third-party businesses. These third-party sites, businesses, and advertisers, or advertising companies working on their behalf, may use web beacons, device identifiers and cookies to measure the effectiveness of their ads, personalize or optimize advertising content and to track users who link from their respective websites to the Products.
We do not have access to or control over web beacons, device identifiers or cookies that these third parties may use. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of the different websites you visit.
Some third-party advertising companies may provide a mechanism to opt-out of their technology. For more information about the opt out process, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative website, available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
How We Use Your Information:
We may use your information:
- To provide you with our services and enable your use of our Products.
- To respond to your requests or provide you with further information about us or our Products and any new developments.
- To provide you with personalized content and ads.
- To give our website and product developers information that may be useful for developing new features and products for customers.
- To improve the content and navigability of the Products.
- To alert you to new features, products, events and special offers.
- When forwarding Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) infringement notifications, take down notices and counter notices. By submitting a DMCA infringement notification, counter notice or other communication, you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications. For notices other than DMCA infringement notifications and counter notices, you may request that we edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA infringement notifications and counter notices (including any personally-identifiable information set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.
- If required to do so by law, court order or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency; or, if we believe in good faith that disclosing this information is necessary or advisable, including, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of our Products, our members, users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
- From time to time, we may also use information gathered from Product users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Products.
Who We Share the Information With:
We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party unless it is: (a) at your request or with your consent; (b) to our employees, contractors, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors, advertisers and suppliers who process such information solely on our behalf or need to know such information to provide you with the requested Products or with other goods or services that you have requested; or (c) to the proper authorities in response to a legal order or official request, or as otherwise required under applicable law.
We may also share aggregate information that does not identify you personally with third party marketing partners that we believe offer products or services that may be of interest to you. We note that, while the aggregate data we provide will not identify you personally, in some instances third parties may be able to “de-anonymize” aggregate data to identify you personally based on additional information they have about you or that they receive from third parties. While we do not intend for third parties to de-anonymize the aggregate data we provide, if you are concerned about potentially being personally identified by our third party marketing partners you should not use the Products.
Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personally identifiable information is authorized to use your personally identifiable information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personally identifiable information by them
Our databases automatically update any personally identifiable information you edit in your account, or that you request we edit. Information transmitted through boards, chats, polls or through any other means remains in our databases. Keep this in mind if You decide to communicate personally identifiable information through any of these means.
To preserve the integrity of our databases, our standard procedures call for us to retain information submitted by users for an indefinite length of time. We understand your submissions as consent to store all of Your Information in one place for this indefinite length of time, if we so wish. If required by law, we will remove user information by erasing it from our databases. We will also respond to written user requests to remove account information.
Special Cases in Which We Share Personal Information:
We may disclose personally identifiable information when we determine that such disclosure is necessary to comply with applicable law, to cooperate with law enforcement officials or to protect the interests or safety of our company or visitors to the Products. We also may disclose Your Information to our subsidiary, affiliated and parent companies (if any) and businesses, and other affiliated legal entities and businesses with whom we are under common control. Whenever personally identifiable information is disclosed under this paragraph, we may also disclose your demographic information along with it.
How We Protect Information:
We attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personally identifiable information. We have a strict internal security policy that limits access to information only to authorized personnel. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. The Products are not structured to attract children under 13 years of age. Lynx prohibits the use of the Products by anyone under 13 years of age. Lynx does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for any of the Lynx Products. If you are under 13, please do not access the Lynx Products or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
European Union Users:
Contact / Your Rights:
You may object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes and/or withdraw your consent at any time (though this may prevent you from using our Products or services). For this purpose, or to exercise your rights regarding access, correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.