Adknown Inc Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last amended August 2019.

Adknown Inc, (“Adknown” or “we”) takes online privacy very seriously and we respect the concerns of our users regarding their privacy. This policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes how information is collected, how the information is used and how the information may be shared through the use of Adknown’s products, mobile applications, services and websites (together “Services”). Continued use of the Services will signify your acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

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  1. Information Collected
  2. How Collected Information May Be Used
  3. How Information May Be Shared
  4. Privacy Choices Avaialable
  5. Protecting Personal Information
  6. EU Gerneral Data Protection Regularion (GDPR)
  7. Links to 3rd Party Websites
  8. Surveys, Quizzes, and Other Interactive Features
  9. Privacy of Children
  10. Outside the United States
  11. Notice to California Residents
  12. Updates to Privacy Policy
  13. Contact Information

Information Collected

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is information that can personally identify you, such as your name, birth date, address, telephone number, or email. This type of information is only collected if you choose to provide it when you participate in contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions or sign-up for our newsletters.

You may also choose to provide PII when you participate in surveys’ forums, discussions, or other interactive services. Please be aware that information posted to these services may be viewed, or captured, by other visitors of the Service. You should avoid posting sensitive information you would not want to be available to the public.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We also collect non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”) on our Services. Non-PII is information that cannot be used to contact any individual person or entity.

This information is collected directly by the service and by using third-party partners and other service providers. This information may include: IP addresses, characteristics of operating system, browser and system settings, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (the page-by-page web browsing path), and other information that is, generally, not considered PII.

Tracking Technologies Used

Cookies - these small files store information about users on their own devices. This information is recalled by the website to provide useful features to the user. Additional information about cookies is available by visiting http://www.allaboutcookies.org. The section “Privacy Choices Available", will provide you information on how you can limit or disable cookies on your device.

Web Beacons or Pixel Tags - small files or identifiers that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies. They are used for a variety of purposes, including: counting the number of visitors, analyzing how users navigate, assessing how many emails are opened, and what content is viewed by visitors.

Analytics - we use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to provide statistical, and other, information about visitors to our services. To learn more about Google Analytics and how your may opt-out, click here.

“Do Not Track” Signals - browser settings may allow for the transmission of a “do not track” signal to websites and other online services. Currently, there isn’t a industry consensus as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context. Like a majority of websites, ours are not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers. To learn more about “do not track” signals, click here.

Social Network / Platform Integration

Our services have been integrated with various social networks and platforms. Information may be shared between our website and these platforms through the use of a plug-in. Please refer to the specific social network / platform for their opt-out information prior to using these plug-ins.

Information Obtained From Other Sources

Information collected may be supplemented with information from other third-party partners and service providers, including data brokers, customer acquisition vendors and other companies that collect consumer information (demographics, interest data, etc.). This information may be combined with information collected directly from our website in order to better understand our users, to help tailor content and offers, and other lawful business purposes.

How Collected Information May Be Used

Adknown, and our third-party partners and service providers, may use the information collected for various purposes, including:

How Information May Be Shared

To carry out work on our behalf, agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers may have access to information collected. Certain service providers may collect or access additional information to enable or provide services, tools, or other features. We may also share information:

Privacy Choices Available

Unsubscribe From Emails

To unsubscribe from a specific email, or newsletter, click the “unsubscribe” link within that communication. You can globally opt-out from all email campaigns by sending an email to optout@adknown.com with “Unsubscribe” as the subject. We may need to disclose your opt-out choice to third parties in order to honor your preferences, in accordance with applicable laws.

Block Cookies

Certain browsers may be configured to notify the user when cookies are received and  allow for the restriction, or disable completely, of certain cookies.  If cookies are disabled, certain features that use cookies, may be limited.

Disable Local Shared Objects

Our site relies on other kinds of local shared objects, or flash cookies, that function similar to browser cookies, but are stored in different locations. Certain browsers allow for these shared objects to be disabled, or delete the information contained in its local storage.

Third-Party Ad Networks

Information about third-party ad networks and services visit: www.aboutads.info. To learn more about your options or opt-out, click here. To opt-out of interest-based advertising, visit: NAI’s site for additional options.

Protecting Personal Information

Reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards are maintained in order to protect the personal information provided. These safeguards protect against: accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. It is not possible to 100% guarantee security of information transmitted online, therefore information provided to us on our services is done at the users own discretion and risk.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The GDPR requires users in the EEA, the UK, or Switzerland with specific information about the processing of their “Personal Data.” This Personal Data is information that can identify a unique user or device - for instance, names, addresses, cookie identifiers, precise location data, and biometric data.

Some common forms of information collected are: Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Email Address, IP Address, and information about browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device. For more information on the types of data collected, please see the “Understanding the Information Collected” section.

The collected data is used to provide specific information / services requested, improve business performance, customize content, data analytics, and guard against fraud and theft. For additional information on how the data is used, please see the “How Collected Information May Be Used” section.

Operating in the United States, data will need to be transferred from the EEA, the UK, and Switzerland to the United States. Additional information on this is available in the “Outside the United States” and “Protecting Personal Information” sections.

Specific Rights as a Data Subject

The GDPR provides the right to access, rectify, or erase any Personal Data collected through our services. You have the right to data portability and the right to restrict / object  to the processing of Personal Data collected. Furthermore, you have the right to ask to not have your Personal Data processed (by us, or a third-party partner) for marketing purposes or purposes substantially different than it was originally collected. You may withdraw consent at any time.

To enact one, or all, of  these rights, contact us (instructions in the “Contact Information” section) and identify which right you intend to enact. A response to your request will happen within 30 days. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity.

We may continue to store necessary information, even after a data subject request, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.

You have the right to file a complaint with a European supervisory authority if you have any concerns with our compliance. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.

Our website may contain links to other 3rd-party websites, as well as videos, advertisements, and other content provided by third parties. These linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we urge you to review. We cannot be held responsible for the content, terms of services, privacy policies, or any other aspect of any website, application, or service we do not own or control.

Surveys, Quizzes, and Other Interactive Features

Our website may provide the opportunity to participate in surveys, quizzes, or another interactive feature that requests information about you and your opinions and preferences. Participation in these features is completely voluntary. If participation is chosen, please be aware these features may be operated by a 3rd-party that is not controlled by us, and the information you provide may be collected by the 3rd-party and is subjected to their privacy policy.

Privacy of Children

Our Services are produced for a general audience, which may include users under the age of 13. We do not solicit any personal information from users under the age of 13, except that to identify the age of the user. Age verification information is not retained and only stored on your local device. We do not knowingly direct or target interest based advertising to anyone under the age of 13.

If you are under 13, please do not send any data about yourself, including name, address, telephone number or email, to us. Please have a parent/guardian reach out if you have questions or concerns.

If we learn that we have collected any personal information about a child under 13, we will delete that data as quickly as possible. If you believe we have any data from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us (instructions in the “Contact Information” section).

Outside the United States

Visitors from outside the United States should be aware that information collected will be transferred to and stored on servers located in the United States. Appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data during the transfer. By continuing to use this site, you acknowledge and consent to the transfer and processing of this data in the United States as described in this privacy policy. Data protection laws and regulations applicable to your personal data may be different from the laws of your country of residence.

Notice to California Residents

Under California law, residents of California may request us to provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to 3rd-parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. This is subject to certain limitations. Please see the “Contact Information” section to make this request.

Updates to Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will occasionally need to be changed to reflect updates in our privacy practices, such as how and why we collect or use personal information. The date when the policy was last updated will be indicated at the top of the policy. We recommend you periodically check back to ensure you still understand the policy.

Contact Information

Any questions about this policy or our privacy practices can be emailed directly to privacy@adknown.com. Please ensure you include the section of your concern in the email subject line.

You may also write to:

Adknown Inc Privacy
55 Wyndham St. N - Suite 211
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1H 7T8