Personal Information and Aggregate Information
In order to register for the Web Site, or in connection with other uses of the Web Site, you may be asked to voluntarily provide us with certain personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, such as your name and email address (“Personal Information”). We do not collect Personal Information from you unless you voluntarily provide it to us.
In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as demographic information, IP address, web pages viewed, referral/exiting pages, browser type, purchasing history, interaction with advertising and other data, and may aggregate any information collected in a manner which does not identify any individual (“Aggregate Information”).
We may use Aggregate Information and/or Personal Information to deliver advertising to you that is customized to your individual behavior or demographic. We may use and share Aggregate Information in many other ways, provided that it will not be disclosed in connection with your Personal Information unless otherwise disclosed in this policy. We may disclose Aggregate Information to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing our services, marketing, and providing a better user experience on the Web Site. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of the Web Site.
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party not affiliated with the Bulldog without your consent except in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of substantially all assets or of a business group, or other fundamental corporate change.
We may disclose information about our users, including Personal Information, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Sites and applicable laws. We may use IP addresses to identify users in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement agencies, and may also disclose user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests or safety of the Web Site, our users or others.
Aggregate Information may be shared with any number of parties, provided that such information shall not specifically identify any individuals.
Consent to Transfer
The Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. By using the Sites, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer to, retention of and processing of your data in the United States.
Cookies and Web Beacons
The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and the Web Site or information stored on the Web Site or our servers, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of the Web Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees and contractors who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information.
The Web Site is not directed to children younger than the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children younger than 13 years of age at the Web Site. If we become aware that Personal Information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database. If you are a parent of a child under 13, and you believe that your child has provided us with information about him or herself, please contact us at INFO@ChicagoBulldogMedia.com.
Other Web Sites
As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party web sites from within the Web Site. These may include local government web sites, local merchant web sites, message boards, news web sites and other web sites not controlled by the Web Site. The Web Site is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party sites. When you link away from our Web Site, you do so at your own risk and should read the policies of such other web sites.
Chat Rooms, Forums and Message Boards
The Web Site may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to our users. Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a post, comment, public profile or other public forum may be viewed and used by other visitors to the Web Site. We are unable to control such uses of your Personal Information, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties, and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Please exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose personal information in these areas.
Communications with the Bulldog
By providing your email address to the Bulldog, you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us, provided that we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you.
Any communication or material you transmit to us by email or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this policy, anything you transmit or post may be used by us for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, you expressly agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.
Changes to Policy; Opt-Out Process
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. However, if at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and provide you the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.
To unsubscribe or opt out of any service, you should edit your user profile. You may also send unsubscribe or opt-out requests to us at INFO@chicagoBulldogMedia.com and we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has previously been provided your information in accordance with this policy, such as a business partner.
Contact: For questions or concerns relating to privacy, we can be contacted at: INFO@chicagoBulldogMedia.com.