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Privacy Policy

By accessing and using our site, http://aupium.com (“Site”), which is owned and operated by Aupium (referred to as “Aupium,” “we,” “our,” and “us”), the following Privacy Policy regarding how your information is collected applies to you. Our Privacy Policy only applies to information that we collect from your use of the Site and does not include other web sites. With the following Privacy Policy, we want to explain how information is collected in the Site, including the type and the uses of it. Make sure to read through the Privacy Policy thoroughly and also review our Terms of Use, which applies to any user who use or access our site.

Table of Contents

  • THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
  • HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
  • INFORMATION DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
  • ADVERTISING SERVICES AND AUDIENCE & TRAFFIC GAUGING SERVICES FROM THIRD PARTIES
  • CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
  • VISITORS UNDER THE AGE 18
  • VISITORS ABROAD (OUTSIDE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)
  • HOW TO CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
  • SECURITY
  • RETENTION OF COLLECTED DATA
  • ALTERATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

While accessing our site, we may ask you to provide personal information for identification purposes like name, e-mail address, demographic information, interests, preferences, and location. Our site collects this information via numerous locations and forms including – but not limited to – subscriptions, registrations, comments, questions, or other ways that you use to interact with our site. Our Privacy Policy applies to whatever personal information we collect.

Whenever you engage with our Site via third-party platforms like social media sites, we will have access to your information in your social media account like name, photograph, birthday, current location, and other users you follow or like. The amount of personal information you want to make accessible for us depends on the privacy policies and terms of use of those third party platforms.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

Aupium may use the information we collect from you to provide you with information and/or services you consented or requested to receive, process any registration with the Site (i.e. e-mail verification, subscriptions), improve the services we offer and the user experience with our Site (which includes optimizing the relevancy of the content you receive and personalizing your experiences with the site), get in touch with you regarding your use of our Site with discretion, business development purposes, and other disclosed purposes at the time of your information collection.

We may use or authorize the use of third party technologies including web beacons, cookies, scripts, pixel tags, and other technologies to collect your information, your cyber behavior, and your electronic devices to maximize the Site’s functionality as well as customize content that are catered to your interests. The type of information we collect are – but not limited to – your Internet service provider’s domain, type of browser, model of operating system, your page visits, time you spend on pages, your current location, etc. We may file these collected information with other information that we acquire from you and use it for marketing analytics purposes to optimize the services we provide to you as well as improve the functionality of the Site. We may also use third party technologies to collect cookies and data for ad-targeting related reasons. As of now, we do not recognize any browser signs related to tracking purposes, including the avoidance of tracking instructions. You are solely responsible to change your privacy preferences in your browser by methods such as deleting or rejecting cookies in your browser. Note that limiting or eliminating cookies may decrease the functionality aspects of the site. Additionally, deleting or blocking your browser’s cookies does not mean you’ll be deleting or blocking cookies of other types like flash cookies. You are responsible to find information regarding flash cookies.

You are able to publish comments, express ideas, submit reviews, and give suggestions about certain Aupium blog posts, shows, and photographs. You may also respond to other users’ comments and content on the Site. Whatever content you create is User Content and we may use your User Content in any of our media platforms and/or formats (that are currently available or will be in the future) that are online or offline. We won’t publish any Personal Information categorized as “private” unless the personal information is within the User Content. Since we can choose to publish User Content, whatever Personal Information included in that content will be available to the public. For instance, if you decide to include your name or email address in a comment, we may publish such User Content with that information even though that information is also part of your “private” part of your registration. The personal information that you choose to submit to the Site through our “Contact” address or other similar mediums of communication may not be used for marketing purposes if you do not give consent to us.

We may use the information we collect from you for our own marketing and non-marketing related reasons which includes personalizing the type of articles, events, features, and updates to alert you. With your consent, we may share the personal information you provided for us with third parties and other administrations in the country and abroad for marketing and non-marketing purposes. We may also license or sell the information we collect to third parties for non-marketing and marketing reasons. We may also integrate the personal information we collected with other information obtained from other sources that may become part of the personal information. If you would like to opt out in sharing your personal information, go to the HOW TO CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS section.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

When you provide personal information voluntarily to join sponsored or co-branded activities that are hosted by us in conjunction with third parties, your personal information will be collected from those third parties. Such activities include promotions. The privacy policy of third parties will apply to the use of your personal information and sharing, hence it is your responsibility to read the privacy practices of third parties. We are not responsible for any of the information that they obtain and their privacy activities.

The uses of personal information from third parties include, but are not limited to, advertisements and data collection of all the cyber activities that you engage in our site, which includes the links you click, advertisements you see and click, the search terms you type in, and etc. these third parties may use your personal information collected from our site as well as other online platforms for a variety of reasons such as advertisements, analytics, services, and more.

We may use third party services on behalf of the Site that may enable third parties to host, design, and/or operate the Site’s features, examining interactive behavior of users, enabling us to send you e-mail or provide you with other administrative services. We may allow these third parties with access to user information, including personal information, for service execution purposes for you or us.

We may offer promotional activities like sweepstakes, contests, etc. (referred to as “Promotion”) via our site that may require you to agree to the terms, conditions, and/or rules that the Promotion has. The Promotions may have certain requirements that abide with the law and may allow the Promotion’s sponsor(s) to use your information including name, interests, etc. for marketing purposes that are related with the Promotion. When you choose to enter a Promotiion, your personal information may be provided to third parties to execute the promotion, which include (but are not limited to) winner selection process, prize handling, and etc.

You information may be disclosed to third parties for the following reasons as well:

1) In legal cases where we are required to disclose your information as part of the law

2) For protection purposes to defend the Terms of Use and other policies of our Site

3) For personal safety, rights, property and/or security of any individual

4) In cases where the government authorities request for disclosure of personal information as part of their investigative procedures.

We may also use device identifiers (i.e. IP address) to identify and trace the user, often times in collaboration with copyright owners, wireless service and Internet service providers, and government agencies. We may execute these in discretion without your knowledge.

For internal business purposes, we may share Personal Information with our affiliates. Aupium also reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information in and related with the site, including Personal Information, to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Site. We may also transfer to a constituent of the Site (i.e. database). Other affiliates that we may share Personal Information include those in connection with corporate merger, restructuring, sale of Aupium’s assets or other company change, and consolidation.

If you want to opt out from getting your information collected by third parties in our site, make sure to read the HOW TO CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS section.

ADVERTISING SERVICES AND AUDIENCE & TRAFFIC GAUGING SERVICES FROM THIRD PARTIES

Our Site may use a third party advertising provider that serves advertisements on our platform. These third party advertising providers show advertisements that are based on your visits to our Site and other online platforms you may have visiting, thus allowing it to display advertisements of products and services that may match your interest

s based on your online behavior. Our Site may also use third party online traffic gauging service provider to analyze and evaluate the use of our Site from our visitors. These third party advertising and traffic-measuring providers that our Site uses may use cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, and other similar tools to collect information based on the use of the Site. The third party advertising providers as well as advertisers may use this information to aid in supplying you with advertisements that may best fit your interests, to prevent delivering the same advertisements too many times, and to execute research related to the usefulness of certain advertisements that are to you. The traffic gauging services that our Site uses may use the accumulated usage information of our Site for assembling information about the users’ interactions and engagements with our Site. The third party advertising providers and advertisers collect cookies, web beacons, and embedded scripts, among others, to obtain usage information. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to these third party advertising providers and advertisers, as they are governed by their own privacy policies. Note that we do not share Personal Information with third parties in connection with their performing theses services on our Site.

CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTIES AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Our site may have content from other third parties and these third parties can collect usage information as well as Device identifier when you use those web pages in our Site containing third party content. Our Site may have links that directs to other third party sites that we do not have any control over; hence, Aupium is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices that other third party websites have and execute. Example of this include, but is not limited to, clicking on a link on our Site that may lead you to a different websites. This also applies to links from our sponsors and partners that may refer Aupium or show our logo as part of a co-branding deal. The widgets present in our Site may be included in other web pages that may not be associated with us and we have no control. These other online platforms may deliver their own cookies into your electronic device, collect data from you or request personal information. These other web sites may or may not have their own privacy policies. Aupium highly recommends to read the privacy policies of those third party web sites before providing any personal information as our privacy policies do not apply to those third party platforms, even if you might see an Aupium widget or you clicked on the third party’s website link from our Site.

VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Aupium is not intended for individuals under 18 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from people younger than 18. If you are the legal guardian of a user under 18 and believe that he or she may have given us personal information, you can reach us at staff@aupium.com and we will address the issue as promptly as possible.

VISITORS ABROAD (OUTSIDE OF UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

If you are located outside of United States of America, please be aware that the site is operated within the United States. Hence please be aware that the information we collect from your use of our Site will be transferred and processed in the United States. By using our Site and/or providing us with information, you agree to such transfer, process, and storage of your information in the United States. Therefore, keep in mind that privacy laws may not be as extensive as the ones in the country of your residence or citizenry.

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS

You have the responsibility for keeping your information accurate and updated, including the contact information that you provide to us upon registration. You may also cancel or change your e-mail subscriptions by following the instructions that are included in the Site’s email. If you find any inaccuracies in your personal information and cannot update it, you can email us at staff@aupium.com to request for changes. We will reply to your request within 60 days and may solicit personal information from you as part of identity verification purposes.

SECURITY

While Aupium takes appropriate measures and steps to protect and secure personal information as best as possible, please note that there is no guarantee that any data transmission via online, wireless, browsers, or electronic storages can be completely secured. We cannot promise or give security warranty for any collected information and you’re fully responsible for providing us with any information at your own risk. We do not guarantee that our safety measures will hinder the unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of the personal information you provide to us.

RETENTION OF COLLECTED DATA

The personal information you provide to us will be stored for as long as necessary and we will retain as well as use this information abiding with our legal obligations and our Privacy Policy.

ALTERATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to make any changes to our Privacy Policy at any time now and in the future without giving notice to you. Any changes we make will be effective immediately the moment we post those changes as part of the revised Privacy Policy. Note that Aupium will not use any of your personal information in a way different that what the Privacy Policy stated at the time your information was collected.

 

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is September 3, 2015.

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