RSSMASHER.COM Website Privacy Statement
This document was last updated on October 31, 2016.
1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
RSSMASHER.COM is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing RSSMASHER.COM, you acknowledge and fully understand RSSMASHER.COM Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.
2. PARTICIPATING MERCHANT POLICIES
Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Online merchants and others who participate in RSSMASHER.COM services are encouraged to participate in industry privacy initiatives and to take a responsible attitude towards consumer privacy. However, since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend and encourage that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
RSSMASHER.COM collects certain information from and about its users FOUR ways: directly from our Web Server logs, with Cookies, Retargeting Pixels, Google Analytics, and the user.
a. Web Server Logs.
When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:
• Your Internet protocol address.
• The kind of browser or computer you use.
• Number of links you click within the site.
• State or country from which you accessed the site.
• Date and time of your visit.
• Name of your Internet service provider.
• Web page you linked to our site from.
• Pages you viewed on the site.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.
RSSMASHER.COM reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into RSSMASHER.COM.com a site that relies on third-party cookies).
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.
c. Retargeting Pixels and Pixel Tags
RSSMASHER.com uses retargeting tracking pixels to advertise to users who previously visited our website. The retargeting pixels are non-personally identifiable and can be controlled by disabling cookies. We also use conversion pixels to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns. We partner with established social media parties like Facebook and Twitter for this. Further, we use a trusted third party to allow you to create a WAKA account using your social media accounts like your Facebook, Google or Twitter accounts. If you choose this option, the information identified on the screen from your social media account will be shared with us.
A pixel tag (or web beacon) is an invisible tag placed on our website but not on your computer. When you access certain pages within our website, the pixel tags generate a non-personally identifiable notice of that visit. When used with cookies, pixel tags register that a particular computer visited a particular page. If you turn off your “cookies,” the pixel tag will simply detect an anonymous website visit.
d. Personal Information Users
Visitors to our website can register to purchase services. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information. If you are purchasing a service, we will request financial information. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider. For other types of registrations, we will ask for the relevant information. You may also be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, such data may be warranted in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.
We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:
§ To fulfill your service requests for services.
§ To protect ourselves from liability,
§ To respond to legal process or comply with law, or
§ In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.
e. Google Analytics
RSSMASHER.com uses Google Analytics to better understand our users and to provide better services to them. Of the features available in Google Analytics, we use Google’s Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and Google Analytics for Display Advertising features, including Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting and the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration. Here are some important notes about this program, including how you can opt out:
Remarketing - We use Google Analytics Display Advertising Remarketing feature to advertise online. In addition, third party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet.
Cookies - We, along with third party vendors like Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to (a) inform, optimize and serve ads based on a user’s past visits to our website and (b) tell us how a user’s impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services relate to visits to our website.
Demographics and Interest Reporting - We may use data from Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to help us recognize and understand user preferences, to make improvements to our website, to choose content and advertising to display to you, and for other business purposes to allow us to better serve you.
Opting Out Of Tracking - You may opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads by using the Google Ads Settings page. You may also prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
What does WAKA do to protect your information?
Personal information submitted to the website is maintained by WAKA and sensitive information is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. Credit card information is not maintained nor kept by WAKA. All credit card charges are processed by a trusted, recognized third party processor on a secure server. WAKA never has credit card information in its possession.
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes, malware, and known vulnerabilities to make your visit to our website as safe as possible.
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
4. USE OF WEB BEACONS OR GIF FILES RSSMASHER Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons – sometimes also called single-pixel gifs – that allow RSSMASHER.COM to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. RSSMASHER.COM may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
Some of these Web beacons may be placed by third party service providers to help determine the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns or email communications. These Web beacons may be used by these service providers to place a persistent cookie on your computer. This allows the service provider to recognize your computer each time you visit certain pages or emails and compile anonymous information in relation to those page views, which in turn enables us and our service providers to learn which advertisements and emails bring you to our website and how you use the site. RSSMASHER.COM prohibits Web beacons from being used to collect or access your personal information.
5. ACCESSING WEB ACCOUNT INFORMATION
We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us by sending an email to our support attendant at [email protected]
Notice to parents.
We do not knowingly target or solicit information from children. Similarly, we do not knowingly market to children. We recognize that protecting the identity and privacy of children online is important and that the responsibility to do so rests with both the online industry and with parents. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. As soon as we become aware, we will delete any information that a child gives us.
6. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
RSSMASHER.COM has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Should a data breach occur, we will notify you via email within 7 business days of becoming aware of such data breach. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.
7. CONTACTING US
If you have questions regarding our Privacy Statement, its implementation, failure to adhere to this Privacy Statement and/or our general practices, please contact us or send your comments to :
400 N. St. Paul, Suite 1040,
Dallas, TX 75201
RSSMASHER.COM will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.