Privacy Policy

Inquisitr, Ltd. Privacy Policy

Inquisitr, Ltd. (Inquisitr.com) works hard to place a high value on our readerships privacy, we recognize your right to privacy and work hard to protect your private information at all turns. Our goal is to balance your privacy with our legitimate business interests, collecting data and using it only within reasonable expectations of privacy. Please note that this privacy policy may be updated at any time and will be time stamped periodically to show the newest update time.

When Is Your Data Collected By Inquistir?

Information is collected from our users in several ways including: (1) subscribing to our newsletter, rss feeds and other opt-in forms, (2) sharing your information when emailing our writers, editors and other site related email addresses, (3) sharing personal information via the sites comment forms, (4) sharing information via Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts and through the following of Inquisitr on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Inquisitr from time to time may conduct survey’s, ask users to answer polling questions or provide various other forms of opt-in services, it is reasonable to expect that your data provided will be collected at that time.

Please note that Inquisitr.com also participates in various analytics reporting platforms including but not limited to Google Analytics, GetClicky, Alexa, Quancast and others. Information provided to Inquisitr, Ltd from these platforms are collected outside of our regular scope of business and not collected at the direct request of Inquisitr.com.  Typical information collected via analytics include operating system being used, internet browser used by our visitors and the screen resolution for which our website is being viewed among other user specific data.

How Will Inquisitr Use My Collected Data?

Information collected by Inquisitr, Ltd. will be used based on the reason for collect. Included below are various ways in which your collected data will be used.

Newsletter provided emails can be used to send daily Inquisitr.com newsletters to our readers upon our discretion. For example a “hot stories” email may be sent to collected user emails. In this case our newsletter subscribers will be emailed periodically after they opted-in to the newsletter. Users will be offered an “unsubscribe” option with each Inquisitr newsletter sent.

The email address you enter into our contact form when contacting an editor, writer, member of our advertising team and other agents on Inquisitr, Ltd. will be used specifically for correspondence purposes only. The same correspondence rule applies when you contact any of our staff outside of our general contract forms.

If you choose to comment through our system using Facebook Connect, Twitter or other social media networks we do not collect your email information however we do gain access to your username which can be used for correspondence when appropriate.

Information collected during survey’s, giveaways and other on-site forms of engagement will only be used to contact contest winners, poll participants and other users as need permits.

On occasion Inquisitr.com may provide email addresses and other information to third-party vendors for the purpose of advertising targeting and data analytics. Please note this information is used to provide you with the best possible ads and not for the purpose of direct marketing by our third-party advertising and social networking partners. Our advertisers are not allowed to directly email our readers or use their personal data in a way that violates our TOS and Privacy Policy.

Please note that our RSS feeds are often maintained by third-party sources who will store your personal information, those RSS feed management and other user management systems will house your personal information under their own privacy policy and terms of service.

Inquisitr.com will only provide your data to law enforcement and other agencies when presented with a court order or subpoena and in response to law enforcement agency requests. Inquisitr.com takes illegal activities, suspected fraud and other forms on online mischief seriously and will provide data to the proper authorities when that type of mischief appears on our website.

Third-Party Access To Your Personal Information

Inquisitr.com delivers ads through Admeld technology with advertising offered through AOL’s Advertising.com, Google Adsense, Heavy.com, Outbrain.com and other rotating partners. Those agencies often provide frequency capping on the number of ads each user may view each day, that technology requires our third-party advertisers to collect the number of ad views per use, geographical information and in some cases the operating system, screen resolution, computer OS and other information. Our advertisers to the best of our efforts will not collect your name, address or other personal information.

Please note that some advertisers may place a unique cook on your browser to identify your anonymous account, those cookies in some cases may provide tracking data to third-party advertisers.

You can find information for some of our main partners at the links below:

Other advertisers on Inquisitr.com may also collect the same information about your personal site usage, if Inquisitr.com’s advertising partners are not serving those ads our privacy policy will not apply to information collected by those ad partners.

Inquisitr As A Public Forum

At Inquisitr.com we strive to protect your private information, however please note that any public comments you make are not protected under our sites policies. For example Facebook comments are made available to the general public and if chosen by you will be displayed on your Facebook.com or Twitter accounts.

Inquisitr Comment Policy

At Inquisitr we do not believe in the censorship of comments based on political or ideological point of view, however we do reserve the right to remove comments that we feel are “spammy” in nature, abusive towards users, contain foul language or appear completely off topic from the story in which the comment is being left. In a case where a user “flames” the board with many comments left in quick successive order we reserve the right to remove those comments.

Inquisitr.com reserves the right to delete a comment (it will however still show on your personal Facebook page), remove a comment and ban a user and simply ban a user from further comments.

Inquisitr.com does not remove comments by request, users who left comments will need to log into their own social media account and remove those comments. Inquisitr however will remove comments based on legal processes, in response to law enforcement and when we feel a user is making a good will attempt to clear up a misunderstanding or protect the privacy and safety of themselves and others.

Inquisitr.com does not tolerate hate speech, foul language, threats against users, spam and non-relevant comments related to a post.

All comments and other content contributed to Mashable shall adhere to the following policy, and may be edited or removed at Mashable’s discretion if it is deemed to be in violation of this policy.

Facebook Open Graph Use Policy – Inquisitr Social News Reader and Facebook Connect

In certain cases Inquisitr.com will ask for your permission to gain access to your Facebook account. If you chose to use our Facebook social news reader your personal Facebook account information will allow Inquisitr.com to post news stories you read from our website to your Facebook news feed. The Facebook social graph in general allows Inquisitr.com in certain instances to gain access to your Facebook account, however under no circumstance will we use those permissions to post any information to your Facebook account outside of the scope of our applications originally stated goals.

Facebook Connect will always ask permission to connect with your Facebook account, the window that appears during your initial login will ask for certain Facebook permissions, by accepting those permissions you acknowledged how and when Inquisitr.com can connect to your account.

In certain Facebook permission situations users will be asked to approve certain information sharing capabilities with Inquisitr.com such as “their likes, their basic information and their ‘about you’ information.

 

 

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