Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Scranton Gillette Companies Privacy Policy

 

Last updated: July 21, 2020

Thank you for visiting a Scranton Gillette Companies property, which include the following entities:

  • Scranton Gillette Communications, Inc.
  • SGC Horizon, LLC
  • Nimble Thinkers, LLC

We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information provided to us by those who use our products and services. We hope to provide you with an experience that delivers the information, resources and services that are helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we may collect information from you. This policy describes how personally identifiable and anonymous information about our publication subscribers, online media product users and event registrants may be collected, used and shared.  This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about information collected through our websites, newsletters, and other offerings (each a "Product" or collectively, the "Products"). This Privacy Policy applies to any Product that links directly to this policy. Our Privacy Policy is designed to provide transparency into our privacy practices and principles. 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

• INFORMATION WE COLLECT

• HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

• INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

• YOUR CHOICES AND CONTROLS

• COOKIES POLICY

• INFORMATION SECURITY

• HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION

• INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

• NOTIFICATION REGARDING PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

• HOW TO CONTACT US

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect different types of information during your interactions with our Products and through our advertising and media across the Internet and mobile apps. This information may include personal information (e.g., name, phone number, postal address, email address, and certain payment information), technical information (e.g., device identifier, IP address, browser type, operating system) and usage information (e.g., how you use and navigate to and from our Products, and information about content or advertisements you have been shown or have clicked on). We may combine these types of information together, and collectively refer to all of this information in this Privacy Policy as "Information." Information may be collected as described below and through the use of cookies, web beacons, pixels, and other similar technologies by us or by other companies on our behalf. Below we describe the types of Information we may collect:

Registration, account, and sign-up information. We may collect Information in the course of your use of, or registration with, our Products. For example, when you create an account, register for or download an app or pdf, or sign-up for a product or service, you may provide us with certain personal information. This type of personal information may include name, phone number, postal address, fax number, email address, or certain payment information (e.g., credit card and billing information). We may also collect Information about your interest in and use of various products, programs, services, and content available on or through our Products.

Other information you provide. When you interact with our Products, you may share other information about yourself by, for example, publishing and sharing the information with the website or in the Product's community, creating a or profile, or completing a survey. 

Information from other sources. We may combine Information we receive online with other information, including usage information from our other Products and our online advertising and media. We may also supplement or combine Information with information from a variety of other sources or outside records, such as demographic, transaction history, or personal information, and we may use that combined information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information you provide through social media. You can engage with some of our content and offerings, such as videos and other offerings on or through third party communities, forums, and social media sites, platforms, services, plug-ins, and applications ("Social Media Sites"). When you link to or interact with our Products, content, or offerings through Social Media Sites, you may allow us to receive certain Information from your social media account (e.g., name, user ID, email address, profile photo, photos and videos, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends and their contact details, people you follow and/or who follow you, the posts or the 'likes' you make). We may also receive Information from your interaction with our content (e.g., content viewed and information about advertisements you have been shown or have clicked on). By providing this Information or otherwise interacting with our Products through Social Media Sites, you consent to our use of Information from the Social Media Sites in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For information about how you can customize your privacy settings on Social Media Sites, and how those Social Media Sites handle your personal information and content, please refer to their privacy help guides, privacy policies, and terms of use.

Location information. We may have access to certain Information about your location, such as your country or address, when you provide it either directly or via device information. If you access our Products on your mobile device, we may collect Information about your device's precise location. We also may derive a general location from device information (such as an IP address).

Video and streaming information. For some Products, we collect information about the videos that you view. For example, if you stream video content using our Products, we may collect information about your interaction with that content, such as the title, duration and downloads.

Technical and usage information. We also collect certain technical and usage information when you use our Products, such as the type of device, browser, and operating system you are using, your Internet service provider or mobile carrier, unique device identifier, IDFA or IDFV, MAC address, IP address, device and browser settings, advertisements you see and interact with, and certain Product usage information. See our Cookies and Other Technical Information section for more information on how we may use these technologies to collect this Information.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION

We use Information for the purposes described in this policy or disclosed at the time of collection or with your consent.

Providing and marketing products and services. We may use the Information we collect about you through our Products to fulfill your requests for, and otherwise provide or analyze your use of our products, programs, services and content, to facilitate sharing and other interactions with Social Media Sites, and to provide, develop, maintain, personalize, protect, and improve your experience and our offerings. We may also use Information to offer, market, and advertise products, programs, and services from us and our affiliates, business partners, and select third parties that we believe may be of interest to you.

Communicating with you. We may use Information about you to communicate with you, such as (i) to notify you when you when we make changes to our policies or user agreements, (ii) to send you information about promotions, offerings, and Product features. If you choose to submit content for publication online or in other forums, we may publish your screen name or username and other Information you have provided to us on our Products, the Internet, or elsewhere. 

Use of technical and usage information. We may use technical and usage information to improve the design, functionality and content of our Products and to enable us to personalize your experience with our Products and offerings. For example, we may use this Information (i) to provide, develop, maintain, personalize, protect, and improve our Products, products, programs, and services and to operate our business, (ii) to perform analytics, including to analyze and report on usage and performance of our Products, (iii) to protect against, identify, and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, (iv) to create aggregate data about groups or categories of our users, and (iv) for us and our affiliates, business partners, and select third parties to target, offer, market, or advertise products, programs, or services.

Compliance. We may use Information we collect to detect, investigate, and prevent activities on our Products that may violate our terms of use, could be fraudulent, violate copyright, or other rules or that may be otherwise illegal, to comply with legal requirements, and to protect our rights and the rights and safety of our users and others.

INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

We may share and disclose Information in the following ways or for any other purpose disclosed at the time of collection:

With your consent. We may disclose Information when you provide us with your consent to do so.

Legal and law enforcement purposes. We may disclose Information in response to legal process, for example in response to a court order or a subpoena, or in response to a law enforcement agency's request. We also may disclose such Information to third parties: (i) in connection with fraud prevention activities, (ii) where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, (iii) in situations that may involve violations of our terms of use or other rules, (iv) to protect our rights and the rights and safety of others, and (v) as otherwise required by law.

Change of control. We may transfer Information in the event of a business transaction, such as if we or one of our business units or our relevant assets are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding or a business reorganization.

Service providers. Organizations that perform services for us may have access to Information to help carry out the services they are performing for us, such as, but not limited to, creation, maintenance, hosting, and delivery of our Products, products, and services, conduct marketing, handle payments, email fulfillment, administer contests, conduct research and analytics, or customer service.

Affiliates. We may disclose Information to affiliates. For example, we may share Information we collect with our affiliates to provide, improve, offer, market, and otherwise communicate with you about their own products and services. Our products and services may be developed, managed, marketed and sold by a variety of our affiliates. We require the affiliate to protect the Information consistent with this Policy. We may also combine Information that identifies you personally with data that comes from an affiliate that has a different privacy policy. When we do that, our Policy applies to the combined data set. 

Business partners and third parties. We may also share Information with business partners and third parties (e.g., other companies, manufacturers, research organizations, advertisers, ad agencies, advertising networks and platforms, participatory databases, and non-profit organizations) that may want to market products or services to you. If we share personal information with such unaffiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes, we provide you with an opportunity to opt out of such uses either at the point of collection or through the choice mechanisms set forth in this Privacy Policy. To learn more about your choices, please see our Your Choices and Controls section below.

Linked sites. Some of our Products contain links to other sites, including Social Media Sites, whose information practices may be different from ours. Information you submit to other sites will be governed by the other sites' privacy policies and terms.

Advertising networks. We may share certain information with parties to provide advertising to you based on your interests. For more information, please see our Ad Choices section below.

YOUR CHOICES AND CONTROLS

Marketing communications and sharing with third parties. We provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving certain marketing communications from us, and our sharing of personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, you may send us an email at priva[email protected] To opt out of receiving our email marketing communications, you can also follow the "unsubscribe" instructions provided in any marketing email you receive from us. If you have signed up to receive text messages from us and no longer wish to receive such messages, you may follow the instructions to stop the delivery of such messages, which may include by replying "STOP" to the received text message.

For California residents, please see below for additional information on the choices we provide to you.

Ad Choices. On our own or working with affiliates or third parties, we may present advertisements and engage in data collection, reporting, ad delivery and response measurement, and site analytics on our Products and on third party websites across the Internet and applications over time. We, our affiliates, or third parties may use cookies and pixels or similar technologies to collect information across websites and emails over time to perform this activity. We, our affiliates, or third parties may use and transfer this information in order to help serve advertising that may be more relevant to your interests on and off our Products and across your devices and browsers. This type of advertising is known as interest-based advertising. We, our affiliates, or third parties may also use this information to associate your different browsers and devices together for interest-based advertising and for other purposes like research, analytics, internal operations, fraud prevention, and enhancing consumer experiences.

 

To opt out of our own collection, use, and transfer of data as described above for interest-based advertising, please email us at [email protected] to opt-out. Please note that if you opt out, we will continue to collect data for other purposes, including research, analytics, and internal operations. You may continue to receive advertising on our Products based on your activities on our Products.

See also our Cookie Policy section for more choices about managing other technical and usage information.

COOKIE POLICY

Cookies and other technologies. We, and our affiliates, vendors, and business partners may send "cookies" to your computer or use similar technologies to understand and enhance your online experience at our Products and through our advertising and media across the Internet.

Cookies are small text files placed in your browser. We may also use pixels or "web beacons" that monitor your use of our Products. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a webpage for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the type of browser that fetched the web beacon, and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. 

We may use cookies and other technologies to help recognize your browser or device, maintain your preferences, provide certain Product features, and collect Information about interactions with our Products, our content, and our communications. For example, when corresponding with you via HTML capable email, web beacons and other technologies let us know about your activity, including whether you received and opened our email, clicked through a link, or otherwise interacted with our content, and this information may be associated with Information previously collected.

We may also use cookies and other technologies (i) to provide, develop, maintain, personalize, protect, and improve our Products, programs, and services and to operate our business, (ii) to perform analytics, including to analyze and report on usage and performance of our Products and marketing materials, (iii) to protect against, identify, and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, (iv) to create aggregate data about groups or categories of our users, (v) to synchronize users across devices, affiliates, business partners, and select third parties, and (vi) for us and our affiliates, business partners, and select third parties to target, offer, market, or advertise products, programs, or services. Cookies and other technologies also facilitate, manage, and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through us and/or other networks or sites. By visiting the Product, whether as a registered user or otherwise, you acknowledge, and agree that you are giving us your consent to track your activities and your use of the Product through the technologies described above, as well as similar technologies developed in the future, and that we may use such tracking technologies in the emails we send to you.

Managing cookies and other technologies. Cookies can either be persistent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). Check your browser settings to learn how to delete cookies.

You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other website. Controlling cookies via browser controls may not limit our use of other technologies. Please consult your browser's settings for more information. However, blocking cookies or similar technology might prevent you from accessing some of our content or Product features.

Some of our sites may use Google Analytics to analyze traffic. You can find out more information about Google Analytics cookies by visiting the following location provided: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage. To opt out of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Products, you can download and install the Browser Plugin available by visiting the following location provided: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

See the Your Choices and Controls section to learn how to control data collection for certain purposes.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We have put in place reasonable controls designed to help safeguard the personal information we collect via the Products. However, no security measures are perfect, and we cannot assure you that personal information that we collect will never be accessed or used in an unauthorized way.

HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT INFORMATION

To access personal information that we have collected about you online from Products on which this Privacy Policy is posted, or to update your user profile, please send an email to [email protected] or call 800-930-3026. For California residents, please see below for additional information on accessing information about you.

 

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

We do not operate internationally, and all of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, which means Information we collect will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you use or visit our Products from outside the United States, you consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of Information we collect from you.

NOTIFICATION REGARDING PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy. We will notify you about material changes to this Privacy Policy by placing a notice on our Products. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always know our current privacy practices.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy you may contact us at: [email protected] or call 800-930-3026.