Date Effective: Jan 1, 2020
Advertising Privacy Statement
This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies.
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
For European Economic Area Residents
If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at [email protected] and contact AdThrive at [email protected]. If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.)
For California Residents
California law gives residents the right to opt out of the “sale” of their personal information to third parties, including for advertising purposes. Under California law, the sharing of your information with a service provider for advertising purposes could be considered a “sale.” To opt out of the sharing of your information for advertising information, click the opt out link provided in the footer of this page. You also have the right to request from us the categories of personal information that we have shared and the categories of third parties to whom the information was provided. To make such a request, please contact us at [email protected]. To be clear we do not share your name, contact information, or any other sensitive information with third parties, and the categories of third parties that we share information with for advertising purposes are supply side platforms, programmatic advertising exchanges, and demand side platforms.
Google Adsense and DoubleClick Cookie
Tracking of users through the DoubleClick cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.
Like most website operators, Zodiac Fire collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Zodiac Fire purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Zodiac Fire visitors use its website. From time to time, Zodiac Fire may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Zodiac Fire also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on zodiacfire.com blogs/sites. Zodiac Fire only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Zodiac Fire websites choose to interact with Zodiac Fire in ways that require Zodiac Fire to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Zodiac Fire gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at zodiacfire.com to provide a username and email address.
Those who engage in transactions with Zodiac Fire are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Zodiac Fire collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Zodiac Fire.
Zodiac Fire does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Zodiac Fire may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Zodiac Fire may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Zodiac Fire does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Zodiac Fire discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Zodiac Fire behalf or to provide services available at Zodiac Fire websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Zodiac Fire websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Zodiac Fire will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Zodiac Fire discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Zodiac Fire believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Zodiac Fire, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Zodiac Fire website and have supplied your email address, Zodiac Fire may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Zodiac Fire and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Zodiac Fire takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Zodiac Fire, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Zodiac Fire goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Zodiac Fire may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.