The Secret In The Dirt Website is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect PII or Related Data from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION AND SUBMISSION OF PII AND NON-PII ON SECRET IN THE DIRT
General. Secret In The Dirt collects your email address, first and last name, postal code, gender, and date of birth from you in order to register you as a Member (“Registration Data”). Secret In The Dirt cannot register you as a Member without this information. All other information you provide during the Secret In The Dirt registration or that you post on the Secret In The Dirt website is voluntary. Secret In The Dirt may also collect PII from you if you choose to participate in Secret In The Dirt Services activities like sweepstakes, contests, and surveys, because you want us to furnish you with products, services, newsletters, or information, or in connection with content or suggestions you submit to Secret In The Dirt for review.
In addition, Secret In The Dirt collects other Related Data and non-PII including IP address, aggregate user data, and browser type. This data is used to manage and improve the Secret In The Dirt Services, track usage, and for security purposes.
Secret In The Dirt Members can change their Registration Data and Profile Information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and Secret In The Dirt communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the “Edit Profile” portion of their Secret In The Dirt profile. Link to Privacy Settings.
Secret In The Dirt determines the purposes of collection, use and disclosure of the Registration Data you provide and, as such, is considered the data controller of this information. Because the Member, not Secret In The Dirt, determines the purposes for which Profile Information is collected, used and disclosed, Secret In The Dirt is not the data controller of Profile Information that Members provide on their profile.
You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the Secret In The Dirt Services.
NOTICE: SECRET IN THE DIRT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
Some of the advertisements that appear on Secret In The Dirt Services may also be delivered to you by third party Internet advertising companies. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect non-PII information and Related Data about your visit to or use of Secret In The Dirt Services, including information about the ads they display, via a cookie placed on your computer that reads your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit:
Third party applications (such as widgets) created by third party developers may also be available on the Secret In The Dirt Services. Third party applications are small bits of software, often with interactivity, that can be installed into Members’ profiles or shared with other Users. However, Secret In The Dirt does not control the third party developers, and cannot dictate their actions. When a Member engages with a third party application, that Member is interacting with the third party developer, not with Secret In The Dirt. Secret In The Dirt encourages Members not to provide PII to the third party’s application unless the Member knows the party with whom it is interacting.
Secret In The Dirt and certain copyright holders have signed an agreement pursuant to which copyright holders may utilize Secret In The Dirt’s Rights Management Tools (collectively, the “Tool”) to automatically block the upload of audio and audiovisual content for which the copyright holder has supplied content identifiers in the required format. In addition, from time to time, Secret In The Dirt may use the Tool to examine information (including Profile Information located on private profiles) to detect the presence of content that matches content for which copyright holders have supplied content identifiers. If the Tool blocks the upload of such content, and/or otherwise removes content already uploaded to the Secret In The Dirt Website, the Member will receive a notice and may have an opportunity respond to the notice through a counter-notice. Copyright holders may have access to certain Related Data and Profile Information when they operate the Tool, but will not have access to any PII unless the Member expressly consents to providing PII to the copyright holder in the context of a counter-notice.
CHOICE: SECRET IN THE DIRT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
USE: SECRET IN THE DIRT'S USE OF PII
In order to locate other Secret In The Dirt Members that you may already know in the physical world, Secret In The Dirt allows Users to search for Members using Registration Data (i.e., full name or email address). Secret In The Dirt also allows Users to browse for certain Profile Information in order to help connect with Members (i.e., schools and/or companies where Users may have attended or worked). Secret In The Dirt may also enable Members to publicly display some Registration Data as an element of their Profile Information if they choose to do so via a profile setting under “Edit Profile.” Search engines may index the portion of a Member’s profile (including the Profile Information it contains) that is publicly displayed.
If you have consented to receive promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications from Secret In The Dirt, Secret In The Dirt may periodically use your email address to send you such materials related to the Secret In The Dirt Services, as applicable. If you want to stop receiving such materials from Secret In The Dirt, you can change your profile settings under “Account Settings,” or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Secret In The Dirt employees, agents and contractors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII and Related Data. Secret In The Dirt may share your PII and Related Data with those who help us manage or provide Secret In The Dirt Services’ information activities (for example., message board administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses, data processing), or with outside contractors, agents or sponsors who help us with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. These outside contractors, agents or sponsors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide Secret In The Dirt with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
Secret In The Dirt may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII. Secret In The Dirt also may share your PII with Affiliated Companies if it has a business reason to do so.
As described in “Notice” above, Secret In The Dirt may customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on the Secret In The Dirt Website, or may work with outside companies to do so. Your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. Secret In The Dirt prohibits these companies from sharing your Related Data, non-PII and/or Profile Information with any third party or from using it for any other purpose. Anonymous click stream, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may also be shared with Secret In The Dirt’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when Secret In The Dirt may access or disclose PII, Related Data, Profile Information or non-PII without providing you a choice in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Secret In The Dirt, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of Users of the Secret In The Dirt Services or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if Secret In The Dirt sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of all or a material part of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Secret In The Dirt may transfer your PII to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When a Member chooses to post Profile Information that will be publicly disclosed, that Member is responsible for ensuring that such information conforms to all local data protection laws. Secret In The Dirt is not responsible under any data protection laws for Member posted information.
SECURITY: SECRET IN THE DIRT PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
Secret In The Dirt uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII and credit card information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, Secret In The Dirt uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete.
ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR CHANGE YOUR PREFERENCES REGARDING YOUR PII AND HOW TO CONTACT SECRET IN THE DIRT ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
Whenever possible, Secret In The Dirt Members may review the Registration Data we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member informs us is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view and change your Registration Data, Member preferences and Profile Information by logging into your account and accessing features such as “Edit Profile” and “Account Settings.”
If you ask Secret In The Dirt to stop using your PII, Secret In The Dirt will honor that request while retaining any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law.
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