What Types of User Information Does Bored Pasta Obtain?
Bored Pasta may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):
Blog or Website URL
Social Networking Handle or Username
Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
Activities or Content Viewed on Bored Pasta
Information Collected Automatically (detailed below)
Information Received from Third Parties (detailed below)
In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for a Bored Pasta profile). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use Bored Pasta, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.
When you register to receive any products or services from Bored Pasta or provide information to Bored Pasta in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.
Information Collected Automatically
Bored Pasta may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, mobile applications or other products, including:
Operating System Information
Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
Internet Service Provider
Time of Visit
Referring Site, Application, or Service
Information Received From Third Parties
Third Party Websites/Social Networking Sites
If you choose to use any third party website or service that is integrated with Bored Pasta, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (“Third Party Websites”)—or if you use any Bored Pasta application provided through any Third Party Website—we may receive Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Websites, including, but not limited to:
Nickname or Username
Photo or Graphic Avatar
Unique Third Party Website Identifier (e.g., Facebook User ID)
Biographical or Demographic Information (e.g. professional title, gender, college attended, etc.)
Likes and Interests
Any Information That Is Publicly Available on Third Party Websites
For example, Bored Pasta may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Websites to facilitate your registration on Bored Pasta. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third Party Websites to allow you to share or connect with your friends and contacts on Bored Pasta or to personalize your experience. In addition, Bored Pasta offers “plug ins” and “widgets” from various Third Party Websites that allow you to share Bored Pasta content off of our service.
Your decision to use, or share with, a Third Party Website when accessing or using Bored Pasta products and services is completely voluntary. Bored Pasta is not responsible for compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Website. You should ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Websites may make available to Bored Pasta by reviewing those Websites’ privacy policies and service terms, and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.
How Do We Use This Information?
We use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to provide Bored Pasta products and services, fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on Bored Pasta, operate our business, and understand how users are engaging with Bored Pasta.
In addition, we may use Information from or concerning you or your computer or device to facilitate the delivery of content or advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account if you subscribed to the email.
Bored Pasta may place “cookies” on your computer or device that may contain anonymous Information that is associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, Bored Pasta) that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third party domain.
Our cookies may record Information about your use of Bored Pasta so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify preferences; control the display of ads; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information; analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content; record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer Bored Pasta products and services.
Reviewing and Modifying Your Personally Identifying Information
We offer several ways for you to update Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by Bored Pasta, or to change your account preferences on Bored Pasta:
If you have an online account with Bored Pasta, you can log in and update or change your account information
You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail updates or products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message
You may contact us using our contact form.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Bored Pasta may disclose Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from or concerning you or your computer or device to third parties in the circumstances described below. By visiting, accessing, attending or using Bored Pasta’s products, services or events, you consent to the disclosure of your
Bored Pasta relies on third party vendors and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products, services and events (“Service Providers”), and we may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these Service Providers to the extent necessary to support our products, services or events, or as otherwise set forth below.
Third Party Websites
Bored Pasta offers the ability to share Bored Pasta content on Third Party Websites, including social networking and blogging services such as LinkedIn or Facebook, through “plugins” or “widgets” (such as LinkedIn’s “in” button or Facebook’s “Like” button). When you elect to share content and information with others on Third Party Websites, Bored Pasta may transmit your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such Third Party Websites. This Information may be visible on the Third Party Website to anyone who has access to that content or Information. Your decision to share information in this manner is completely voluntary. You should ensure that you are comfortable with how Third Party Websites may share your Information by reviewing their privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly on those Third Party Websites.
URL/Referrer Header Information
When you visit Bored Pasta websites, certain information about the content or activities you have engaged in on Bored Pasta may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) for the page you are viewing on Bored Pasta (i.e., the Internet “address,” commonly displayed in the browser window). For example, the date or title of an article you are viewing may appear in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a Bored Pasta account, certain account information may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on Bored Pasta. If you leave Bored Pasta to visit a third party website, including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information through a social plug-in, the information contained in the URL may be transmitted to the third party website by your browser.
Advertisers and Analytics Services
As discussed in (“Third-Party Advertising on Bored Pasta”), Bored Pasta uses third party advertisers, including ad networks, to provide advertising on its websites. In addition, as discussed in (“Analytics Services”), Bored Pasta uses third party analytics products to obtain information about how users are using and interacting with Bored Pasta. These third parties may receive Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from Bored Pasta as discussed in greater detail in (“Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information”).
Law Enforcement/Legal Process
Comments and Public Posts; Sharing on Third-Party Websites
Bored Pasta encourages active participation by users, including through comments on Bored Pasta. However, please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Information, personal or otherwise, on Bored Pasta, that Information can be viewed, collected and used by others, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party applications developers, and anyone with access to Bored Pasta. Bored Pasta has no control over the use, collection or disclosure of any Information that you post publicly on Bored Pasta.
Change of Control
If Bored Pasta, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or party, user Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of Bored Pasta or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your Information as set forth in this Policy.
Third-Party Advertising on Bored Pasta
Bored Pasta may allow third party advertising serving companies, including ad networks (“Advertisers”), to display advertisements or provide other advertising services on Bored Pasta. These third party Advertisers may use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record demographic and other Information about you, including your activities on or off Bored Pasta. These techniques may be used directly on Bored Pasta. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.
Advertisers may use the information collected to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests or background and/or associate such information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on other websites. Advertisers may also share this information with their clients or other third parties.
Bored Pasta currently may be using one or more of the following Advertisers to provide advertising and related services on Bored Pasta. If you would like to know about their information gathering and privacy practices, please visit the links below
Bored Pasta uses the Standard Terms and Conditions set forth by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).
In addition, Bored Pasta uses third party analytics providers and products to obtain, compile and analyze Information (that may include Personally Identifying Information) about how users are using and interacting with Bored Pasta. Bored Pasta may provide Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these analytics providers for the purpose of obtaining statistics and other information about how users are using and interacting with Bored Pasta. These analytics providers may use tracking techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this information. These techniques may be used directly on Bored Pasta. Bored Pasta has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the third parties that providing analytics products and services to Bored Pasta. Please also keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.
Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information
We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personally Identifying Information (other than Personally Identifying Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access information you provide to Bored Pasta. Bored Pasta cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifying Information, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Bored Pasta. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password(s) and computer or device, and to log off when using any shared computer.
Email or Text Message Communications
We may contact you by e-mail, text message or other equivalent electronic communications if you access Bored Pasta products or services. By visiting or using Bored Pasta content, products or services, or registering for or attending Bored Pasta events or webinars, you specifically consent to the receipt of these e-mail or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us using our contact form and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your Name, Email Address and the specifics of your request. If you unsubscribe, Bored Pasta may still contact you via email or text message for administrative purposes or concerning any products, services or events for which you have registered or are using.
Image attribution policy
We make every effort to attribute images that run on Bored Pasta to the correct source or photographer, but sometimes we are unable to determine this prior to a post going live and we may run a photo without a credit.
If you see your work on the site and you would like us to add the appropriate credit to it, please contact us with the details and we will happily add it in.
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