Thank you for visiting Citizens Of Culture (“we” “our” or “us”). We want you to know how information about you is collected, used, and shared with others. We also want you to know about the choices you have when you visit us at http://www.citizensofculture.com (the “Site”). If you have questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect
When you visit our Site, send us or a Site writer an email, submit or comment on an article, or otherwise communicate with us or a Site writer, we may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us or a Site writer. We may also collect personal information from third parties, including without limitation, our business partners. Personal information is information through which you can be identified such as your name, email address, photograph, and telephone number.
We may use (or authorize third parties to use) web beacons, cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) at our Site to collect information about you, your online behavior, your computer, or your mobile device. Such information may include, without limitation, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your geographic location, the pages you visit, how long you visit each page, the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection, etc. At this time, we do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “do not track” instructions. However, you can change some of your privacy preferences through your browser. For example, you can delete browser cookies from your computer or set your browser to reject browser cookies. However, doing so may limit some functionalities of our Site. Also, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies including flash cookies. For additional information about browser privacy preferences, please consult the “Help” section of your browser.
Use of Information We Collect
We may use the information we collect for our own marketing and non-marketing purposes. For example, your personal information may be used to alert you to upcoming articles, features, or events. We may also share your personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies with third parties in the United States and other jurisdictions for marketing and non-marketing purposes. For example, personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies may be shared with our affiliates and business partners for joint marketing purposes or for their own marketing purposes. We may also license or sell information collected through Tracking Technologies to third parties for marketing and non-marketing purposes. In addition, we may merge personal information with information collected through Tracking Technologies and with information we may obtain from other sources and, as a result, such information may become personal information.
If you do not want us to use or share your personal information for marketing purposes, you may opt-out in accordance with the “How to Opt-Out” section below. Please note that even if you opt-out, we may still use or share your personal information for non-marketing purposes such as fulfilling your requests, responding to your inquiries, etc.
Information Collected by Third Parties
Social Media Features and Widgets
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
- YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy
- Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
We never sell your information to third parties. We will only share data with third parties under the following circumstances:
- with your consent, with service providers used by creators to deliver benefits, such as to ship packages to you. You should read these service providers’ privacy policies to see how they use and share your data.
- with our service providers, who are companies that are contractually engaged with us to provide us with services, such as order fulfillment, email management, analyzing data trends, credit card processing and fraud detection and prevention. These companies may have access to your data to perform their services, and are obligated by contract to safeguard any of your data they receive from us to the same extent that Citizens Of Culture protects it.
- to protect the security or integrity of Citizens Of Culture, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of Citizens Of Culture, its employees, users, or others, if we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or other valid legal process (e.g., subpoenas or warrants served on Citizens Of Culture). If we are going to release your data, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance by email, unless we are prohibited by law from doing so.
How to Opt-Out
If you do not want personal information that we collect about you to be used for our own marketing purposes or to be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes, you can opt-out of such use and sharing by emailing your request to us at email@example.com.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California residents asking about the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. Alternately, such businesses may adopt a policy of not disclosing personal information to third parties for marketing purposes if a California resident has opted-out of such information-sharing. We have an opt-out policy in place. If you wish to opt-out of our sharing your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes, please follow the “How to Opt Out” instructions above.
Links to other Websites
Posting Comments on our Site
Access to Personal Information
You may access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information which is in our custody and control by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may request certain personal information from you for the purposes of verifying your identity.
We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of personal information in our custody or control. However, we cannot guarantee that these safeguards will prevent the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your personal information.
Persons Under 18
Our Site is not intended for persons under 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from persons under 18. If you are the parent or guardian of a person under 18 and believe that he or she has provided personal information to us, please contact us at email@example.com.
Citizens Of Culture is an international company that complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We act as Data Controllers, as defined under the GDPR, and process personal data based on our legitimate interests, and for contractual necessity in providing you the Service as described in “How We Use Your Information.” We also process and share personal information based on notification and users’ consent, which our users may revoke at any time. We apply the same principles of privacy protection to all of our users, not just to data subjects in the EU and UK.
Citizens Of Culture complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.
Effective: January 1, 2020