Effective: September 22, 2021
Information We Collect About You
We collect, process, and retain information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you may use when you use or interact with our Services, and in other ways described below.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store information you enter on our Services or give us in any other way, including your name, physical address, phone number, email address and photographic images.
Information About Your Interaction With Our Services: We collect information about your interactions with our Services, such as the purchases you make or the dates and times you access our Services.
Information We Automatically Collect: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Services. Our Services use “cookies,” tagging and other tracking technologies to help enable us to enhance or personalize your online browsing experience. This information includes computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our website, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and device identifiers. This information also may include your browsing history, transaction history, and your web log information.
Information From Social Media and Other Sites: When you interact with our Services on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.
Information From Other Sources: We may supplement the personal information we collect with information from third parties or collected offline, such as information collected at events and add it to your account information. This information may include, but is not limited to, demographic information, additional contact information, group affiliations, occupational information, and educational background.
How we use your information
We use your information to help us understand and continually improve your experience on the Services, including fulfilling your orders and requests for information, analyzing and compiling trends and statistics, and communicating with you. For information about how to manage your information and the choices you have, see how to limit the use of your information below.
We also may use your information to:
Provide, maintain, and improve the Services and for internal or other business purposes;
Fulfill your requests for information;
Provide the services you request;
Provide customer support;
Track and evaluate the use of the Services;
Communicate with you about your account, profile, or transactions with us, or changes to our policies or terms;
Send you information about features and enhancements on or to our Services;
Send you newsletters or other materials;
Post user generated content provided by users;
Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal;
Optimize or improve our Services, products, services and operations; and
Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Services and their viewing patterns.
We may use the information from one portion of our Services on other portions of our Services, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of our Services into a single record. We also may use or combine information that we collect offline or we collect or receive from third-party sources for many reasons, including to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of our records.
How we share your information with others
If you provide us with content to publish, including but not limited to: photos, post submissions, videos, links, and documents, you have given us permission to publish it throughout our Services. We may also share information that does not specifically and personally identify you, such as aggregate information, device identifiers or other unique identifiers in our articles.
Third-Party Service Providers: We do not engage in Third-Party Service Providers.
Public areas, interactive features and activities
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comment sections to posted articles (“Public Social Features”), becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any information that you expect to keep private. Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of these features. We cannot control who views information that you post in public areas of our Services and are not responsible for how third parties, including other users may use or disclose information that you post in public areas of the Services or otherwise share with other users or third parties.
If you are a registered member under the age of 18, you may submit a request to have content that you have posted to the Services removed by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to access and modify your information
If you have an online profile with us, you can update your profile information through your profile.
If you would like to request access, modification, correction, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us or that you believe we may have collected about you, please contact us at email@example.com. We may not be able to delete your personal information without also deleting your user account. You will not be permitted to examine the personal information of any other person or entity. In order to verify your identity, you may be required to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete personal information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.
How to limit the use of your information
In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and how we use your information. These choices, and any related consequences, are described in detail below.
Emails, Newsletters, and other Communications: When you create an account through our Services and/or sign up to receive communications from the Cortez Chronicles, you are required to provide us with an accurate e-mail address through which we may contact you. Such registration or requests through our Services or apps constitutes your express acknowledgment that we may use your e-mail address to communicate with you.
How we secure your information
We take reasonable security measures to help protect the personal information collected through our Services. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
You can help protect the privacy of your own information by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized interception of your personal information. You are responsible for the security of any personal information that you transmit to us or view, download, or otherwise access when using unencrypted, public or otherwise unsecured networks.
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