We will use such Usage Data to diagnose problems with our servers and software, to administer the website, and to gather demographic information. Our third-party analytics providers’ networks and servers will also provide us reports that will tell us additional information about our audience that does not identify personally any individual.
We reserve the right to share your Usage Data and Non-Personal Information to enable third parties to serve advertisements on the website that will be more relevant to you. We will not share any such information, however, in a manner that would enable the advertiser to personally identify you.
From time to time, we may share aggregated User Information with third parties. We will not share any aggregated data, however, in manner that would enable the recipient to personally identify you. This is typically done to illustrate current site traffic statistics and geographic exposure.
We may also enter into relationships with third parties who provide services to us (e.g., data management and storage services or credit card processing services). In those circumstances, we disclose User Information that is necessary for such service providers to perform those services and require that they maintain the confidentiality of such User Information.
If you identify any User Information as public, you are authorizing us to share such information publicly. For example, you may elect to make certain Shared Information (such as your bio, email or photos) publicly available then it will be so. Also, there may be areas of the website (e.g., commenting on articles) in which you are able to post information that will be available to all other users of the website. By choosing to use and participate in these areas, you understand and agree that anyone may access, use, and disclose any information that you post to those areas, as they are public.
We may also make use of “pixel tags,” which are small graphic files that allow us to monitor the use of the website. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which it appeared; the URL of that page; the time (and length of time) the page containing the tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by our server on the computer viewing the tagged page.
We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third party analytics companies, to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our website and use them in combination with our cookies to provide better content and improved services to you.
We also may allow certain analytic services and providers of applications used on the website (e.g., sharing buttons) to collect Non-Personally Identifiable information by placing cookies on the website that will track certain performance of our site, such as, web traffic, click-throughs, etc., in order to assist us and our service providers in better understanding the interests of our users and to better serve them. Often you will already have a relationship with these application providers and your usage of their service may be subject to additional terms of service or privacy policies in use outside of our site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+). In particular of social media websites requiring that you are logged in or do login, information regarding your account with the site in question is collected directly by them and 100 Reporters maintains no record of your login credentials with these social media sites.
We currently provide our content without advertising of any sort. However, we reserve to the right to use other companies to serve advertisements when you visit and use the website in the future. If we elect to add advertising to our site, this policy will be updated to reflect such a change and what you, the user, should expect in terms of your privacy interests.
If you choose to use make a donation using our website, your credit card information will be processed by a third-party provider. 100 Reporters will not receive or log your credit card information directly and the transaction will be governed by the policies of the aforementioned third-party provider/card processor. However, we will maintain a record of your name and contact information that may be used to acknowledge and/or thank you for your donation. We may also utilize that information in order to answer any questions that you may have about your donation or the process itself. At the time of your donation, you may also be asked whether we should include you on a list of supporters.
We may offer you the opportunity to receive communication from us in the form of subscriptions to emailed updates, news bulletins, alerts, etc. Such communication will be made available as an opt-in service that requires you to submit your email address or other information necessary for delivery content via a specified medium. Any such communication will be accompanied by instructions on how to cease further receipt of similar messages, however those instructions may only apply to that specific type of communication and not to other forms/mediums of communications that you have subscribed to from 100 Reporters. Our communication with you may also involve the use of a third party service provider to facilitate content delivery. Please note that sometimes these requests to cease receipt may take up to ten business days to process and that we are not responsible for removing information about you from the database of any third party to whom we were authorized to disclose your User Information prior to processing your request. Even if you do request to discontinue your subscription, we reserve the right to send you administrative messages relating to the website and your communication preferences (e.g., confirmation of your subscription cancellation) and will often only result in one additional message.
Modifying and Deleting Your Personal Information
If you would like to modify or delete from our database any User Information you previously submitted to us, please let us know by accessing and updating your profile through the appropriate area(s) of the website if applicable. If the only User Information that you have submitted was related to subscriptions (emailed updates, news bulletins, etc.), then options for modification, if any, and removal will be provided with each communication. Please note that any User Information that we have copied may remain in back-up storage for some period of time after your request, and that if you delete certain information you may not be able to take advantage of certain services in the future without re-submitting such information. Also, please note that we will maintain User Information in our database whenever we are required to do so by law, but we do not unnecessarily retain any information absent legal requirements.
The website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any such other website and urge you to review such practices prior to submitting any information to such websites.
We are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This website is not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target the website to children under the age of 13.
EFFECTIVE May 25, 2018.