2. RESTRICTED ACCESS
THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE is offered and made available only to users 18 years of age or older and if you are not yet 18 years old, or your use of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE is prohibited or restricted in any way by the laws, regulations or other governmental requirements of the jurisdiction in which you live or reside, or if, for any reason and at any time, you do not agree with all of the terms and conditions of our Terms and Conditions, please discontinue using THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE immediately because by using or attempting to use THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, you are certifying that you are at least 18 years of age and meet all other eligibility requirements for your use of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
In the event that DSD or our Affiliates unknowingly send an e-mail or other message to a minor who has improperly registered with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, the minor’s parent or legal guardian always have the right to unsubscribe (opt-out) from receiving future e-mails or text messages using the opt-out (e.g. unsubscribe) mechanism contained in the e-mail or message, or to request termination of the minor's registration and status as a registered User with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
3. GENERAL PRIVACY INFORMATION
THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE is designed and targeted to United States ("U.S.") audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the "United States." DSD makes no representation that THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations or is governed by other nations. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you use THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, you do so at your own risk and initiative and you are responsible for compliance with all of the laws and regulations that apply to you. Please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to DSD or DSD obtains as a result of your use of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, will be transferred to the U.S and subject to U.S. law. By using THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, participating in any Insider Hook-up WEBSITE activities and/or providing DSD with your Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and processing of Personal Information to the U.S. and in other countries that may not have an equivalent level of protection or a level of data protection considered adequate in the European Union or European Economic Area. Consequently, you hereby waive any claims that may arise under the laws and regulations that apply to you in or of any other country or jurisdiction.
If you provide personal information to us with respect to potential employment opportunities with DSD, such as your resume, DSD will treat such personal information as confidential and use it only to consider you for current and future employment opportunities and to contact you with respect to employment with us or DSD’s Affiliates. An "Affiliate" is a person or entity that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, DSD. We may retain your information for further recruitment opportunities that may arise, unless you tell us that you no longer wish for us to retain your information.
4. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may contact us by regular mail at: DSD, Attention: General Counsel, 350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, California 92108. All requests sent via postal mail must be labeled "Your California Privacy Rights" on the envelope or post card and clearly stated on the actual request. For all requests, please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. (Your street address is optional if you wish to receive a response to your request via e-mail. Please include your zip code for our own recordkeeping.) DSD will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile. DSD is not responsible for notices that are not labeled or not sent properly or do not have complete information.
5. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
DSD collects Personal Information about you when you visit THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and when you input information, whether you are purchasing Vouchers for products or services through THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, providing a review or comment in the community discussions, participating in promotions, or in the course of any other exchanges of information, transactions and activities. DSD may use the information DSD obtains from you, including Personal Information, to tailor your experience on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, to display Content DSD thinks may be of interest to you, or to let DSD customize what you see when you visit THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE according to your preferences.
DSD may provide offers on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE from particular Advertisers who, as part of the offer, request information about the purchasers of the offer in order to assist in redemption. In such cases, DSD may share some of your Personal Information with the Advertisers which may enable them to market directly to you; provided, as stated above, you opt-in to such use when you provide personally identifiable information on one of our sites, or, if applicable, opt-out from such use. In such situations, DSD is not liable for the actions of such Advertisers. It is your responsibility to give DSD current, complete, truthful and accurate information and to keep the Personal Information that you provide to DSD up to date. DSD cannot and will not be responsible for any problems or liability that may arise if you do not give DSD accurate, truthful or complete information or you fail to update the information you give DSD. You are solely responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your User ID and for any charges, costs, expenses, damages, liabilities and losses we incur or may suffer as a result of your failure to do so. You are solely responsible and liable for your activity, behavior, use and conduct on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and for any use of the website or any other activity or conduct in connection with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, by any others who use your User ID, unless and until you notify DSD that your User ID may have been compromised, misappropriated or improperly taken, or used by another party. Bear in mind that when you submit information to DSD, it does not guarantee that DSD will permit you to use any or all of the features of functions of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
When you register with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, you are required to provide DSD with your e-mail address, and may also be required to provide certain additional Personal Information, if you elect to make a purchase through THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE or utilize any of the products or services offered thereon. DSD will allow you to change the password portion of your User ID, as well as certain other Personal Information you have given UNION TRIBUNE in order to keep your information current. Among other things, these kinds of information help DSD securely identify you as a registered User of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and those services, features and functions you have registered or are otherwise authorized to use. As a registered User of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, from time to time, DSD may also provide you with certain options to opt-in or subscribe to e-mail newsletters, SMS text messaging and other periodic information. Please refer to Section 2 of the Terms and Conditions, entitled “REGISTRATION” to see a description of the features and functions you will have access to once you have become a registered User. As a registered User, you will also have the right to opt-out or change your preferences at any time by logging in with your User ID and changing the settings in your account or you can opt-out or unsubscribe to particular e-mail and other communications by responding to that e-mail and using the 'unsubscribe' or opt-out procedure included in that communication.
7. CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
DSD may ask you to provide your credit card and billing information when purchasing a Voucher for products and/or services. Before providing the Voucher to you, DSD must verify that the credit card you provide to DSD is valid. All of this information is used for credit purposes and is shared with third parties only as necessary for the processing of payments. All credit card information is handled over secure, encrypted connections provided it is submitted by the User through the normal registration process; however, DSD does not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.
8. CONTESTS AND SWEEPSTAKES
Registration may be required to enter promotions such as contests and sweepstakes (collectively, “Promotions”) on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. These may have a separate registration or entry process and may require your submission of Personal Information. The entry page and/or Rules will provide the specific requirements for the Promotion involved. You may also have the opportunity to opt-in to special offers from our Advertisers in connection with many of these types of Promotions.
9. PROMOTIONS AND OFFERS
DSD may contact THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE Users or others that have registered for or participated in various Insider Hook-up WEBSITE Promotions, transactions or events, or send offers for the purchase of products and/or services that may of interest to Users. If you do not want to receive such e-mails, you may use the opt-out mechanism that is contained in the e-mails DSD sends you. However, DSD may continue to contact you via e-mail for administrative or informational purposes, including follow-up messages regarding your account, requests or inquiries, any products or services you have ordered or other transactions you have undertaken with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
10. POLLS & SURVEYS
DSD may from time to time request that you participate in polls and/or surveys. The information you provide to DSD if you participate in such polls or surveys is provided voluntarily by you. If you participate in polls or surveys, you do so with the understanding that DSD reserves the right to store the information you provide and to use such information for the general improvement of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
11. GIFTS & REFERRAL PROGRAM
If you choose to use our referral service or buy a product and/or service for a friend, including a Gift Card, DSD will require the individual’s e-mail address. A one-time e-mail will automatically be sent to the individual with the gift you purchased for him/her or inviting him/her to visit THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. DSD stores this information solely for the purpose of sending the e-mail and gift and tracking the success of our referral program. The individual may contact DSD at email@example.com to request removal of such information from our database.
12. FACEBOOK CONNECT
THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE allows Users to access Facebook Connect to communicate and share with friends on their walls and through news feeds. In the event that you are logged into THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and Facebook and the e-mail accounts used for both are identical, when you click on “Connect with Facebook” your profiles will merge. If the e-mails are not identical, you will be prompted to enter your password for THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. If you are already logged into THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, but not logged into Facebook, when you click on “Connect with Facebook” you will be prompted to login to Facebook or establish an account. Consequently, you are allowing THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE to access your information and agreeing to the Facebook Terms and Conditions in your use of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE.
Conversely, if you are not registered as a User of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and you click on “Sign in Using Facebook,” you will first be asked to login to Facebook and then be given the option to register and join THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. Once you register on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and Connect with Facebook, you will be able to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook. You have the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into “My Profile” and clicking on “My Facebook Profile.” Further, you can edit privacy settings for the reviews that appear on Facebook or disconnect this service by visiting the Facebook Application Settings Page.
13. USE OF COMMUNITIES
If you use the community discussions pages and/or similar features and functions that may be made available on or through THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE (e.g. discussion boards, blogs, product or service reviews), please remember that any information disclosed in these venues is automatically made public and may appear on other websites or web searches. You should exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information in such communities, as you do not know who will access and use your Personal Information or for what purposes. DSD will be in no way responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any information that you disclose or receive through these venues, if any, and you should assume that any disclosure you do make in these venues will be available publicly, even without your knowledge or authorization. Additionally, to the extent that THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE may have certain features that allow you to send information to others, DSD may monitor such messages via electronic software or personnel to check for obscenity, defamation or other types of abusive language, as well as for content that may infringe DSD’s rights or the rights of others, all of which we may remove at any time. DSD will not otherwise access these messages except in certain cases, including but not limited to times when we receive specific complaints related to a particular message or are compelled to do so by law. Also for administrative purposes, DSD may opt to keep a mail log that will include a record of which Users sent messages and to which Users or email addresses they were sent. We will use the addressee information you enter only to send the emails you request.
14. SHARING OF AGGREGATE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
15. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
16. OPERATIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
DSD retains the right to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of administering and maintaining THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE services, features, functions and operations. DSD will refer to these third parties as "operational service providers" and DSD uses operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of Content and the services, features and functions we bring you and we request that our operational service providers also protect your privacy and not disclose your Personal Information to third party marketers that are not associated with THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. Additionally, such operational service providers are not permitted to use your Personal Information for their own marketing or promotional purposes.
17. OTHER NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES
DSD will make your Personal Information available to non-affiliated third parties in the following limited circumstances: a. When DSD is compelled to do so by a governmental agency, court or other entity (e.g., to respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process);
c. If, in its sole discretion, DSD believes such disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, to protect DSD’s business and assets, to defend DSD’s interests and/or to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
d. Or, in the event of a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, transfer of control, joint venture or other business combination involving DSD.
18. SECURITY & PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
DSD maintains reasonable standards of security and confidentiality. However, for most Internet sites, it is possible that third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications over an unsecured transmission. DSD also limits access to THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE by our own employees to those individuals who are authorized for the proper handling of such information and any employee found violating our standards of security and confidentiality will be subject to our disciplinary processes. DSD requests that our service providers follow the same policy.
19. REVIEW, UPDATE OR DELETE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Generally, you may review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. You may also correct factual inaccuracies. However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility cannot be deleted, but can be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information. Deletion or attempted deletion of certain Personal Information, such as your User ID, may not be permitted and/or may result in suspension or termination of any registration you may have made. To review, update or delete your Personal Information collected by THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, please go to your account page from either The Insider Hook-up WEBSITE home page or any of the links to edit your preferences or the information associated with your account on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. Parents (including legal guardians) of minors that registered on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE in violation of the Terms and Conditions who wish to terminate the minor's registration must send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide us with the minor's User ID or alternatively, a parent must provide verifiable identification that they are the parent of the ineligible minor. Minors under the age of 18 that are unknowingly registered on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE are in violation of our Terms and Conditions. DSD will not allow direct access to a User's registration and Personal Information by any person without the User's User ID (Please see above for how to change your preferences or the information associated with your account). If a parent does not have the minor's User ID, the parent will be required to send an e-mail to email@example.com, or you may contact us by regular mail at: DSD, Attention: General Counsel, 350 Camino de la Reina, San Diego, California 92108. Note, you must include the parent's name, address, telephone and e-mail address, in addition to the minor's name and e-mail address associated with the minor's User ID registered on THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, plus the minor's date of birth. DSD will send a confirming e-mail to the parent via the e-mail address provided to verify that the parent wishes to terminate the minor's registration. The parent must then confirm by sending a reply e-mail to the designated return address. DSD will then terminate the minor's account but will notify the minor of the termination request via e-mail and will identify the name, address and e-mail address of the person making the request.
21. LOG FILE INFORMATION
When you use The Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
22. WEB BEACONS
When you use The Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, we may employ "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously (i.e., in a non-personally-identifiable manner). In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
Although DSD may track the numbers of visitors to inform DSD, concerning how best to improve and update THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and enhance the experience for all visitors, Personal Information is not extracted in this process. DSD uses tracking information on an aggregated basis to help DSD operate THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, enhance and improve DSD’s service, improve the look of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE and display advertising and marketing information.
24. USER POSTINGS
25. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
DSD reserves the right to deny access, use and registration privileges to any User, including, without limitation, a User of any services, features or functions of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE, if DSD believes there is a question about the identity of the person trying to access any services, features or functions of THE Insider Hook-up WEBSITE. If the burden or expense of providing access to your Personal Information is disproportionate to the risks to your privacy, or if the legitimate rights of others would be violated, we may decide not to provide access to such information. In such cases, DSD will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and a contact person for further inquiries.
Effective Date: June 1, 2011