DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 1, 2017

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THIS DEG: THE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP (“THE DEG”) PRIVACY POLICY (“PRIVACY POLICY”),

WHICH IS PART OF THE DEG TERMS OF USE (COLLECTIVELY “TOU”),

BEFORE YOU ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE.

 

ACCESSING, DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SERVICE INDICATES

THAT YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN FULL.

IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS PRIVACY POLICY,

DO NOT ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE.

1. Introduction

You acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and this Privacy Policy shall have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

This Privacy Policy only applies to your visits to http://degonline.org/, which is operated by the DEG in the United States. This includes web pages on http://degonline.org/ that contain “Degonline.org” in their URLs, but does not include any redirect URLs that link the user to other internet domains. Other websites which are linked to or from http://degonline.org/ (including those of members of the DEG, other websites of the DEG, and banner ads) may have different policies – Please review the privacy policies on those websites for details.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that change, augment or enhance the current Service will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is part of the TOU. Any terms defined in the TOU shall have the same meaning in this Privacy Policy.

Please review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Service. If we materially change this Privacy Policy, we will update this page to reflect any changes to this Privacy Policy. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THE PRIVACY POLICY.

2. Information We Collect

We collect information from you when you use the Service, contact or interact with us, share information through social media, and voluntarily provide us with your comments and other content in connection with using the Service.

 

A. Information You Provide to Us

When you submit a contact request through the Service or otherwise contact the DEG, you provide information to the DEG including your email address and other information that you may provide.

 

B. Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Service

When you access and use the Service, we automatically collect information regarding you and your device, which may include but is not limited to your device’s internet protocol address, the domain name of your internet service provider, your location, your mobile device information (e.g., device model and operating system version), your page visits, your social sharing activity, and aggregated information that cannot be used to specifically identify you. Additional information collected is described in the Analytics and Cookies, Local Storage and Other Tracking Technologies sections below.

 

C. Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may collect information about you from third party sources including social media companies.  If you connect with these websites through the Service, we may receive personal information about you.

We may combine all of the information we collect from you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy.

3. How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we collect for several purposes, including:

  • The purposes for which you provided it;
  • To provide services to you;
  • To connect with your social media accounts and post content you choose to share;
  • To process and respond to your inquiries and comments; add
  • To send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;
  • To administer, operate, and improve the Service or develop new services;
  • To display relevant advertising;
  • To generate and review reports and data about our user base and service usage patterns;
  • To compile aggregate data for internal and external business purposes;
  • To prevent fraud and abuse of the Service and to otherwise protect users and visitors and our business;
  • To assist law enforcement and respond to subpoenas; and
  • To perform other business activities as needed, or as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

4. How Your Information is Disclosed

Information may be disclosed to third parties in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You may choose not to share certain information as described in the Your Choices Regarding Your Information below.

A. Third Party Service Providers and Business Partners

We may use third party service providers and business partners to perform functions in connection with the Service, such as site analytics, email marketing, social sharing, blog commenting, website administration, software maintenance, servicing, and upgrading, hosting, data migration, advertising, storing data, and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We may share your personal information with these service providers and business partners. We also may share users’ personal information with advertisers for their direct marketing and promotional purposes and so they can provide services to you.

B. Business Changes

If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, sale of assets, joint venture, securities offering, bankruptcy, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution, or other transaction or if the ownership of all or substantially all of our business otherwise changes, we may transfer your information to a third party or parties in connection therewith.

C. Affiliates

We may also share your information with our affiliates for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy. Our affiliates will be required to maintain that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

D. Investigations and Law

We may disclose information about you to third parties if we believe that such disclosure is necessary to:

  • Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, the rights, reputation, safety, and property of us, users or others, or violations of our policies or other agreements with us;
  • Comply with the law or guidance and cooperate with government or law enforcement officials or private parties;
  • Respond to claims and legal process (for example subpoenas); and/or
  • Protect against legal liability.

E. Aggregated Information

We may share aggregated information relating to users of the Service with affiliated or unaffiliated third parties. This aggregated information does not contain personal information about any user.

F. Analytics

We use third party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools may use cookies and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device or the Service and other information that assists us in improving the Service. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online activity.

We use Google’s Universal Analytics to better understand who is using the Service and how people are using it. Google uses cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to collect and store information such as Service pages visited, places where users click, time spent on each page, IP address, type of operating system used, location-based data, device ID, search history, and phone number. We use this information to improve the Service and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. Please see http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ for information about how Google Analytics uses this information, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout for information about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, and visit http://www.google.com/settings/ads/ to adjust the settings for your Google account.

Google Analytics may track you over time and across websites or applications.

5. Cookies, Local Storage, and Other Tracking Technologies

These and other third parties may collect or receive information about your use of the Service, including through the use of cookies, web beacons and other technologies, and this information may be collected over time and combined with information collected on different websites and online services, which may track users across websites and apps and over time. You can instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies. But if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all functionality of the Service.

A. Cookies

When you visit the Service or advertisements appearing on the Service, the DEG or third parties may use “cookies” which store certain information on your device and which allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences, or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the Service. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your device, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, and our ability to personalize your online experience would be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or “help” screen to learn more about these functions.

B. Web Beacons

Also, the DEG or third parties may collect information from visits to the Service through the use of “Web Beacons.” Web beacons are small graphic images or other programming code (also known as “web bugs,” “1×1 GIFs” or “clear GIFs”) used to keep track of your navigation through the Service and your electronic communication with us. We may include web beacons in our web pages and email messages. Web beacons may be invisible to you, but any electronic image or other web programming code inserted into a web page or email can act as a web beacon. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened or to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed. Web beacons may be used to collect personal information (for example, the email address associated with an email message). This information is sometimes known as “clickstream data.” We may use this data to analyze trends and statistics to improve your online experience, or customer service.

We use cookies and other tracking technologies on the Service to help us understand and save your preferences and interests so we can personalize your future visits and compile data about website traffic and website interaction so that we can offer better website experiences and tools in the future.

6. Security

We implement a variety of security measures to protect the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

While we take reasonable measures to protect the information you submit via the Service against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. No Internet, email, or mobile application transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Email or other messages sent through the Service may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through the Service and take special care in deciding with which information you provide us. If you have any questions about security on our Service, please email us at getinfo@degonline.org.

We cannot guarantee that transmissions of your personal information will be fully secure and that third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or the security measures of our partners. WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION DUE TO TRANSMISSION ERRORS, THIRD-PARTY ACCESS OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL.

Any information collected through the Service is stored and processed in the United States. If you use our Service outside of the United States, you consent to have your data transferred to the United States.

7. Data Retention Policy

We will likely retain your information for as long as you use the Service and for a reasonable time thereafter.

8. Your Choices Regarding Your Information

You have choices regarding how the DEG uses your information.

A. Changing Your Information

You may ask to review, update, or have deleted any personal information collected by the DEG on the Service. To do so, please send us an email asking to review or update your personal information, or to have us delete your personal information. However, we reserve the right to retain personal information as necessary to comply with federal and state laws.

B. Email Communications

You can make changes regarding receiving email communications from us by contacting us at getinfo@degonline.org.

C. Social Networking

You should make sure you are comfortable with the information that a third party social networking service may make available to us by carefully reviewing the social media service’s privacy policy and terms and conditions and by modifying your privacy settings directly on that service.

D. Opt-Outs Available from Our Partners

Some of our partners allow users to opt-out of their collection of information. Some of our partners provide information on controlling cookies. For more information you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out Link and the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs. To opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Settings page. Please note that to the extent advertising technology is integrated into the Service, you may still receive advertisements even if you opt-out of tailored advertising. In that case, the ads will just not be tailored to your interests. Also, we do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for any choices you make using these mechanisms or the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

See Analytics and Cookies, Local Storage and Other Tracking Technologies sections above for details.

9. Information Collected from Other Websites and the DEG’s Do Not Track Policy

Through cookies we place on your browser or device, we and our partners may collect information about your online activity after you leave the Service. Just like any other usage information we collect, this information allows us to improve the Service and customize your online experience, and otherwise as described in this Privacy Policy.

Your browser may offer a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and mobile applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time or across different websites and mobile applications and services. The Service does not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Service and after you leave the Service.

10. Children

Our Service is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from an individual under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information through the Service. If you have reason to believe that we may have accidentally received personal information from an individual under age 13, please contact us immediately at getinfo@degonline.org.

11. Terms of Use

Please also visit the TOU at Terms, which state the terms, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing your use of the Service.

12. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically and especially before you provide any information. This Privacy Policy was made effective on the date indicated above.

13. Your California Privacy Rights

Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code permits California residents to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information about the types of personal information the business has shared with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may make one request each year by emailing us at getinfo@degonline.org.

14. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us at getinfo@degonline.org or 10635 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 160, Los Angeles, CA 90025.