Like most website operators, Golf Influence collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Golf Influence purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Golf Influence visitors use its website. From time to time, Golf Influence may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Golf Influence also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on ethicgolfer.com blogs/sites. Golf Influence only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Golf Influence websites choose to interact with Golf Influence in ways that require Golf Influence to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Golf Influence gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at ethicgolfer.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Golf Influence are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Golf Influence collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Golf Influence. Golf Influence does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Golf Influence may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Golf Influence may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Golf Influence does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Golf Influence discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Golf Influence behalf or to provide services available at Golf Influence websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Golf Influence websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Golf Influence will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Golf Influence discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Golf Influence believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Golf Influence, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Golf Influence website and have supplied your email address, Golf Influence may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Golf Influence and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Golf Influence takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Golf Influence, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Golf Influence goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Golf Influence may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising
The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising 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. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.
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 www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-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.
The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. 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 http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
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