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PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: April 22, 2020

Introduction

Shriver Media, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website www.mariashriver.com and any other online and mobile websites, blogs, social networks and applications operated by or on behalf of us and/or our affiliates that post, and are authorized to post, a link to this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation mariashriver.com, mariashriver.com/mystory, mariashriver.com/sundaypaper, mariashriver.com/alzheimers, mariashriver.com/reporting, mariashriver.com/work, shrivermedia.com and shopsundaypaper.com (collectively, the “Service”).

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and share information about you, and the choices you can make with respect to such information.  This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect from and about you when you access the Service or otherwise contact us or inquire about our products, including, without limitation, by phone, mail, email, text message or in messages sent to us through social media.

By accessing any part of the Service or otherwise contacting us, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms of Use governing your use of the Service. Any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Please read the Terms of Use. If you are accessing the Service or contacting us as an employee or representative of a company or organization, this Privacy Policy is binding upon both you individually and the company or organization, and references to “you” or “your” shall apply to both you individually and such company or organization.  

If you do not agree with any part of this Privacy Policy, please do not access the Service.  

Information We Collect

The information collected when you access the Service or otherwise contact us falls into two categories: (1) personal data you voluntarily provide, such as your name, address, and email address; and (2) non-personal data collected automatically through technology.

Personal Data You Provide Directly To Us 

“Personal Data” is any information that can be used to identify or locate a particular person or entity, including but not limited to: 

We do not collect Personal Data from you unless you voluntarily provide such information to us, such as by contacting us in any manner.

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically Using Technology

In addition to any Personal Data you provide directly to us, we and our third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you when you access the Service or interact with emails sent to you.  We treat all information of the type referenced in this paragraph as non-personal, unless required by applicable law to do otherwise.

Usage Data

We may collect certain non-identifying information about how you access and use the Service (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.  

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location.  We use this data to provide features of our Service and to improve and customize our Service, including to deliver and/or restrict relevant content based on your location. 

Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies, web beacons and similar tracking technologies to collect information about your use of the Service and your response to emails sent to you.  

Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device and enable the website’s system to recognize your browser and remember certain information.  Examples of cookies we may use include:

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

We may also use other Internet technologies, such as web beacons, pixel tags, embedded scripts and other similar technologies to collect information about your use of the Service or emails sent to you, including, without limitation, to count the number of users who have visited a particular web page, to deliver or communicate with cookies, and to understand usage patterns and whether messages have been opened, acted on, or forwarded.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We may use any of the information we collect from you in one or more of the following ways:

Disclosure of Personal Data

Affiliated Companies and Service Providers

We may disclose your Personal Data to our affiliated companies, and to vendors, consultants and other service providers that help us operate and maintain our Service, conduct our business, and provide the products and services we offer.  For example, we may work with such service providers to: (i) manage a database of customer information; (ii) assist us in distributing emails; (iii) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (iv) provide us with data storage and analysis; (v) prevent fraud; (vi) process credit card payment; (vii) provide customer service by phone; and (viii) engage in other services designed to assist us in developing, operating and maintaining our Service and maximizing our business potential.  We also may share your Personal Data with affiliated businesses that we do not control but with which we engage in joint and co-branded offerings.

Business Transaction

If we or any of our affiliated or related entities is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data will likely be among the assets transferred and will be disclosed during the process of negotiating such business transition.

Compliance with Law and Policies; Safety

We may also share your Personal Data if we have a good faith belief that: (i) access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, legal process (such as a court order or subpoena), or request by law enforcement or governmental authorities; (ii) such action is appropriate to enforce our Terms of Use, or other policies of our Website or our product and/or services, including any investigation of potential violations thereof; (iii) such action is necessary to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues associated with the Service or our product and/or services; or (iv) such action is appropriate to protect our rights, property or safety, or the rights, property or safety of our employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, other users of the Service, other users of our products and/or services, or others.

Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which the data was collected and any other permissible, related purpose. 

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there. 

By accessing or using the Service, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  Any transmission or other provision of information is done at your own risk.  

“Do Not Track” Signals Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.  As there currently is not an industry or legal standard for recognizing or honoring DNT signals, we do not respond to them at this time.  

Third Party Service Providers

We may work with third party service providers to track and analyze use of our Service, to provide certain services, and to serve advertisements on the Service and/or third party services.  These third parties may use their own cookies, web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you and your visits to and activity on the Service and/or other websites.

To the extent we combine information from third party service providers with Personal Data we collect directly from you, we will treat the combined information as Personal Data under this Privacy Policy. Otherwise, the information collected and stored by third parties remains subject to their policies and practices (which we do not control and for which we are not responsible). 

Analytics 

We may use third party service providers, such as Google Analytics, to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.  These third parties may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information, such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website, in order to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Service, compile reports on the Services’ activity, and provide other data and insights related to the Services’ usage.  Additional information about Google Analytics is below: 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Interest-Based Advertising and Retargeting/Remarketing

We may also allow third parties, such as Google Ads and Facebook, to use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to better understand your behavior and browsing activities for the purpose of serving you targeted advertising about goods and services that may be of interest to you while you are on our Service (i.e., “interest-based advertising”) and displaying our advertisements to you on third party websites after you have visited our Service (i.e., “retargeting” or “remarketing”).  Additional information about Google Ads and Facebook remarketing is below:

Google AdWords

Google AdWords remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Facebook

Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Advertising

This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here: www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us.  Such sites, and the third parties that operate them, are not under our control and may not follow the same privacy policies as us.  If you click on a third party link, you will leave our Service and be directed to that third party’s site, and you will become subject to its terms and conditions of use and privacy policies.  We do not examine or evaluate, and have no control over and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.  By providing links to these sites, we do not approve, warrant or endorse, or otherwise make any representation about them, their owners or operators, or the goods or services that they offer and/or sell.  You should exercise your own judgment in evaluating and using these sites.  You understand, acknowledge and agree that all access to and use of any such third party site by you shall be at your own risk.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service is not directed to anyone under the age of 13 (a “Child”, or “Children”).  We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act).  We do not and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children.  No personally identifiable information should be submitted to the Service by Children without the prior written consent of their parent or guardian.  If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of consent from their parent or guardian, we will remove such information from our servers as required by COPPA.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may change or revise our Privacy Policy at any time, for any reason or no reason, at our sole discretion, without notice, simply by posting such changes or revisions on this page.  Any such changes or revisions to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on this page. Your continued use of our Service signifies your acceptance of any such changes or revisions.  For this reason, please visit this page on a regular basis to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version of this Privacy Policy. Our use of information is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time that we use such information.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at info@shrivermedia.com.