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Updated as of FEB 25, 2012

The CHUM.COM Privacy Policy describes how CHUM.COM and its subsidiaries treat personal information when you use CHUM.COM services.

Personal Information

  • Account-Related Activity. All activities on CHUM.COM including uploading multimedia content, posting comments, or participating in forums, require you to have a CHUM.COM Account. We ask for some personal information when you create a CHUM.COM Account, including your e-mail address and a password, which are used to protect your account from unauthorized access
  • Usage Information. We may record information about your usage, including the articles and media you view, as well as the contributions and posts you make, the frequency and size of data transfers, as well as information you display or click on in CHUM.COM (including UI elements, settings, and other information). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your account to give you a customized experience. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. "Web Beacons") in HTM-based e-mails sent to our users to track which e-mails are opened by recipients
  • Content Uploaded to Site. Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your playback or profile pages, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others

Use Exclusions

  • CHUM.COM will not release any personally identifiable information to any third party or unauthorized staff member with the following exceptions:
    • To facilitate any troubleshooting on a specific use element of the site only if identified by you in the use of the site. You will be informed before your information is released
    • For the purpose of complying with Federal, state, and local statues

Uses

  • When you submit personally identifiable information to us, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the general and personalized features and functionality of the CHUM.COM Web site, and to process any flagging activity or correspondence you send to us
  • Your user name (not your e-mail address) is displayed to other users when you upload videos or send messages through the CHUM.COM Web site. Any media that you submit to the CHUM.COM Web site may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public
  • We may use your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information to send information of value to you without your consent, or as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt out. We may also use your e-mail address without further consent for administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major CHUM.COM Web site changes or for customer service purposes)
  • We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the CHUM.COM Web site and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, analyzing, and processing user preferences and trends, as well as user activity and communications
  • We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit CHUM.COM ; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our content; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests

Information That is Publicly Available

  • Your user name (not your e-mail address) is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activity on the site, such as uploading content or sending messages through the CHUM.COM Web site
  • Any media or other content that you submit to the CHUM.COM Web site may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public

Your Choices

  • You may update or correct your personal profile information and e-mail preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page
  • You may opt out of non-solicited e-mail by selecting unsubscribe in any of the CHUM.COM e-mail received in your designated e-mail account

Third-Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

CHUM.COM allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the CHUM.COM Web site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the CHUM.COM Web site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

CHUM.COM does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks CHUM.COM to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content), and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the CHUM.COM Web site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt out of certain practices. CHUM.COM 's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or Web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with CHUM.COM is maintained and dealt with by CHUM.COM in accordance with this privacy policy.

More Information

For more information about our privacy practices, email us at:

CHUM SOCIAL NETWROK
info@chum.com