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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.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you subscribe to a newsletter or email list or when you leave a comment.
Information Collected Automatically
Internet Servers track basic information about their visitors. The information is tracked for routine administration, analytic, and maintenance purposes. This is included but not limited to:
- IP Addresses
- Browser Details
- Referring Pages
None of this information collected can personally identify individual visitors to this site or is considered personally identifiable information.
Information Collected by Cookies, Beacons, and Other Tracking
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.
Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended by us or by the browser you use as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a site-by-site basis. Consult you browser or local tech genius for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms. That is not our expertise.
We do not control the operation of any of these. The third-party cookies include:
Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin and WP Cerber Security & Antispam– we use these plugins to combat spam and abusive users. For more information on their privacy policies, contact the developers here: Growmap and WP Cerber.
Plugins/Networks that may also collect data. Please refer to their sites for their privacy policies.
- Blog Meets Brand
- Social Fabric
- Everyday Society
- Massive Sway
- Find Your Influence
- Influence Central
We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services. Also, we do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
- Respond to your comments, questions and requests
- Facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions, and process and deliver entries and rewards
- We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using this site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.
Social Sharing Features
Ashley & Company offers social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.