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Privacy Policy

Giant Media Corp.

Effective December 11, 2018

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY (THIS “PRIVACY POLICY”) CAREFULLY AND IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE USING OUR WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS AND OTHER GIANT MEDIA CORP. PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.Our Commitment to You:Giant Media Corp. (the “Company,” “Giant Media,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all users of the Company’s websites, applications and related advertisements, products and services, including without limitation, videostat.com, and giantmedia.com, as well as our video advertising network that hosts our video content and advertisements from our third-party clients (collectively, the “Services”). The privacy of our users, including you, is a top priority for Giant Media. We are providing this Privacy Policy to outline our practices and procedures with respect to the information we collect, which will allow you to make an informed decision about your use of our Services and sharing information with us, while also providing you with choices to manage the information we collect from you in connection with your use of our Services.

Your Agreement with our Privacy Policy:

By using our Services you are agreeing to this Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy for updates and to ensure that you are familiar with its terms. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, you must discontinue accessing and using our Services. This Privacy Policy is not applicable to third-party websites, or Giant Media websites, applications and services that contain other privacy policies. Please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy.

General Application of our Privacy Policy:

Our Privacy Policy is comprised of two principal parts, one part is applicable to users located in the European Economic Area (EEA), and the other part is applicable to users located outside of the EEA, provided that it is understood that our ability to identify a user’s location is based on common industry technologies available to us.

Our Privacy Notice to Users located outside of the EEA:

This privacy notice provides information on the processing of data of online users located outside of the EEA. The information contained in this privacy notice is superseded by the “Privacy Notice for User located in the EEA” to the extent a user is located within the EEA at the time of accessing our Services.

Summary of key terms applicable to user privacy:

  • We DO NOT collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which is generally defined as data collected with an intention to identify and contact a person such as name, address, telephone number or email address.
  • We DO collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information (non-PII), which is generally defined as data generally recognized as not being PII, including for example, IP address, browser types, domain names, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions, browsing and search activity, and general location data that cannot be used to determine your precise location. Specifically, we collect the following types of non-PII: IP address and user agent information, such as the type of browser you are using to access our Services, the type of machine you are using to access our Services, the type of software your machine is using to access our Services, information about the general location from which you accessed our Services, and similar information (collectively, the “Collected Data”).
  • We use the Collected Data to log impressions, video views, video quartiles watched (first, second, third and/or complete video), time tracking events (such as :30 watched event) and clicks.
  • We use Collected Data to report campaign performance to our advertising clients in terms of the number of impressions, views and clicks on their advertisements, and to optimize the results of those campaigns, as well as for internal accounting, tracking, and related administrative purposes.
  • We do not use Collected Data to engage in any future remarketing campaigns, except for Collected Data related to prior content viewed by you, which may be used in future remarketing campaigns.
  • We may share Collected Data with third party service providers and our advertising clients.
  • We use reasonably appropriate security measures to protect your non-PII data and all Collected Data.
  • We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by either posting the revised privacy policy to the applicable Services and, in the event of material changes, by also posting a notice of the material changes on such Services.
  • Most of the Collected Data is held for no longer than two (2) years from the date of collection, at which point some of such Collected Data is deleted, while other Collected Data may be aggregated and held in perpetuity, but used only for our general internal and administrative purposes.
  • You can always contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy and our data collection practices.

Information we collect:

Non-PII. We collect non-PII data about your use of our Services as well as from our publisher partners that display advertising for us on behalf of our clients, including your IP address, browser type, domain names of the websites from which you accessed our Services, access dates and times, referring website addresses, online transactions, general location data that is incapable of identifying your precise geographic location, and browsing and search activity. We collect this information from log files, web beacons, cookies, pixels, device information, location information services, and information available through other technologies, each as further defined below, when you use our Services or any portion of our Services, as well as from our publisher partners that display advertising for us on behalf of our clients.

“Cookies” are files (e.g. HTTP cookies) containing a small amount of data that are stored on your Internet enabled device, such as your computer, table, smart phone, smart TVs, gaming systems, or other PDA. We may use cookies to estimate the performance of our advertising services for our internal purposes and for reporting to our advertising clients, such as the total reach of an advertising campaign, as well the frequency with which we display certain advertisements to you (i.e., frequency capping). Cookies provide us and our advertisers with the ability to determine with greater accuracy the composition of the audience to which advertisements are displayed across our Services. The use of cookies allows us to improve our overall user experience and the performance of advertisements on behalf of our advertisers, such as by controlling the delivery of a series of advertisements to a web browser, to limit the number of times a web browser receives a particular advertisement, and to provide user with more relevant advertising.

There are two classes of Cookies based on how long they remain on your system, including “Session Cookies” which are used only during your visit to the Services and are erased once you close your browser and “Persistent Cookies” which can remain on your browser for up to two (2) years and allow us to remember you on any subsequent visits to our Services and thereby provide you with more relevant content to you via our Services. One exception to the foregoing are persistent cookies placed on your system which instruct us not to collect any information from you based on your decision to opt-out of such data collection (a “do-not-target” and/or “do-not-collect” cookie), which will remain on your system in perpetuity, unless you subsequently opt-in to such data collection by us or delete such persistent cookie.

The cookies contain no PII. To learn more about Cookies, you can click here or here. To learn about how you can opt out of the receipt of cookies, please click here. To learn about how you can remove cookies placed on your device or prevent the placement of cookies on your device, please see the “Your Choices” section below.

“Device Information” is information we automatically collect and store related to the device you used when you accessed our Services, such as the type of device you are using (e.g., laptop or iPhone), certain device identifiers that are unique to the device you are using, and your internet service provider (ISP).

“Location Information” is information obtained from your device’s global positioning system (GPS) signal, WiFi networks proximately accessible to your device, nearby cell towers, and other available information about your location. When you use location enabled services in connection with our Services, this type of information may be made available to us. However, we do not store Location Information or use Location Information to determine your precise location, but only for general location identification limited to a location no more precise than a one (1) mile radius from your current location].

“Other Technologies Information” refers to information that is now or that may sometime in the future become accessible to us through new technologies and the non-PII information you share or otherwise make available to us.

“Pixels” or “Tracking Pixels” are graphic images (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a web page and allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page where such pixel is placed. Giant Media uses third party ad servers (e.g., DFA, Sizmek, MOAT, DoubleVerify) to support tracking pixels and cookies.

“Web Beacons” is programming code used to display an image on a web page and can also transfer an individual’s user identification to a database and associate the individual with previously acquired information about the information. Web beacons enable Giant Media and its third party partners to track certain websites you visit or advertisements you view online across different websites over time. Web beacons help determine products or services in which you may be interested and help track online behaviors for marketing purposes. You can learn more about web beacons here.

Information collected by third party websites on our behalf:

In many cases websites and mobile applications of our advertising clients, our partners from which we acquire advertising placements, our publisher partners on which we place advertisements on our own behalf and on behalf of our advertising clients, and third party websites and applications which have agreed to place a cookie or other technology (as described above) on our behalf or our advertising clients’ behalf on their site may collect non-PII from you. In some cases we may combine this non-PII with the non-PII we have collected from you in connection with your use of our Services. In connection with data provided by our partners from which we acquire advertising placements, we adhere to the OpenRTB 2.5 & 3.0 spec and collect data specifically specified in those documents. For more information about OpenRTB 2.5 & 3.0, please click here.

How we use your information:

We use Collected Data for the limited purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, including using and sharing Collected Data (1) to deliver or assist our clients with the delivery of advertisements to potential customers and other individuals, such as you; (2) to enable third party service providers to assist or facilitate the services we provide our clients, including specifically advertising services; (3) to comply with applicable laws and regulations; (4) to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information that we may receive from time to time, regardless of whether such a response is required by applicable law; (5) to enforce our terms of use or to otherwise protect our rights; (6) with vendors, technology providers, administrative service providers, and third party partners we have selected for purposes of validating data, enhancing data, verifying information, and suppressing information in some circumstances; (7) with other Giant Media entities, affiliates, and third party marketing partners (including advertisers and publishers) for marketing purposes; (8) to protect the safety of the public and other users of our Services; (9) to transfer the Collected Data (or any portion of the Collected Data) to a third party in connection with a business transition or combination, such as a merger, acquisition, or asset sale involving Giant Media or any of our Services; and/or (10) for any other purposes for which you provide consent. We also may share Collected Data (your non-PII) with our advertisers, publisher partners, and other third parties for purposes of marketing.

Except for Collected Data related to prior content viewed by you (i.e., contextual data), which may be used in future remarketing campaigns, we do not use Collected Data for purposes of remarketing. The technologies we deploy (e.g., cookies, web beacons, pixels, etc..) can collect information useful in remarketing in many ways, but we have limited our use to contextual remarketing. Contextual remarketing allows us to gather information about the websites you have visited and the advertising content we have previously displayed to you throughout the Internet, to determine whether to display additional advertising content to you and, if so, what type of additional advertising is appropriate to display to you. We do not collect PII and accordingly, we do not remarket based on PII.

How we store and protect the information we receive:

Giant Media stores Collected Information in a database on computers owned, leased or licensed by us, including from Amazon Web Services (AWS), all of which are located within the United States. All Collected Information is maintained and stored in a secure environment, including adequate virus and firewall protections, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We also maintain physical and procedural safeguards to protect Collected Information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will ensure that Collected Data is not illegally accessed, stolen or altered. As such, your use of our Services if at your own risk.

Your choices:

Giant Media Data Collection Choices: If you would like to prevent Giant Media from collecting your non-PII, you can click here:

Giant Media Advertising Choices: With respect to the display of advertising from Giant Media or its advertising client, whether on our Services or on third party publisher with whom we have partnered, if you would like to avoid the display of such advertising, you should not visit the website. If you would like only to prevent Giant Media from tracking your behavior on such sites, turn off cookies from that website and do not click on or otherwise interact with any advertisements. Giant Media does not maintain a mechanism or process to respond to any “do not track” signals which a browser may send or receive.

Giant Media and Third Party Cookie Choices: With respect to cookies, your web browser should provide you with information on how to prevent the placement of, or how to remove, cookies placed on your computer by Giant Media. Giant Media also works with its partners to serve cookies. The chart below provides your opt out options with respect to those third party partner cookies and the advertising targeted via those cookies:

While you can opt out of receiving advertisements based on the information collected by such cookies, you cannot opt out of or otherwise block the placement of advertisements based on the choices you make with respect to cookies.

You can also visit youradchoices.com to review your opt out choices with respect to many of these third party partners.

Please note that if you have multiple internet browsers on the same computer or device, you may need to undertake the opt out operation for each browser, device and/or user. If you or your privacy / security software deletes the opt-out cookie from your computer, browser or device, you will need to undertake the process noted above again.

Mobile Application Choices: To the extent our ads appear within third party mobile applications, you can opt out of the collection and usage of data derived from such third party mobile applications using the settings within such mobile applications. You can also generally opt out using your device settings. For example, you can select “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android devices and “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS devices. Consult your specific device for your opt out options.

Giant Media Location Tracking Choices: You can update your location preferences on your device generally, or you can block the collection of location data altogether by updating the settings for individual applications.

Giant Media Multiple Device and Browser Choices: To the extent we use cross-device mapping services in order to link devices that belong to the same user or household, users can opt out of the collection of information for each device by taking the steps set forth above. For clarity, an opt out for one device is not an opt out for all devices, even if those devices are linked for advertising purposes. As such, you may need to opt-out of multiple devices and browsers. Giant Media does not collect multiple device information directly, but may use a third party for purposes of undertaking cross-device advertising and marketing. All such activities would be governed by the privacy policies of such third parties.

Our data retention practices:

Giant Media will retain Collected Data for the purposes set forth above. Most of this Collected Data is retained for a period of no longer than two (2) years from the date of collection, after which time it is either aggregated for use in connection with our general internal and administrative purposes or deleted. Aggregated data may be retained by us in perpetuity.

Information collected by third parties:

We are not responsible for the actions or omissions of third parties in any way, including with respect to any information they receive directly or indirectly from you or from us. If you believe that any party who claims association with Giant Media is improperly collecting or using information about you, you should contact them directly. You may also notify us by emailing us at privacy@giantmedia.com, though we maintain no responsibility to reply to such correspondence or to take any action in connection with such correspondence. Our Services may also link to third party websites and offerings over which we exercise no control. Under no circumstances is Giant Media responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party websites and offerings, including their information collection, storage, usage and sharing practices. Please contact such third parties in connection with any issues you may have with respect to those third party websites and offerings.

Your representations to us:

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE OVER PRIVACY IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND APPLICABLE SERVICE TERMS OF USE. You also agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose information you supply to us with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third party’s information has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party’s information; (c) which of the third party’s date are obligatory and which data, if any are voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access, and, if necessary, rectify the data held about them.

Additional Provisions:

Children’s Privacy. Giant Media is very sensitive to the issue of the privacy rights for children. We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA and children’s privacy, please click here. When we use the term “parent” below, we mean to include legal guardians. Our Services generally are neither developed for, nor directed at, children. Giant Media does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information or PII from children under the age of 13 without prior parental consent or in accordance with applicable law.

California Privacy Rights Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83: California Civil Code Section 1798.83, known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us a list of what personal information or PII (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties. Requests may be made only once a year and are free of charge. To make such a request, please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this applies to you. You need to attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response. Please note that we will not accept requests via the telephone, mail or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly or that do not have complete information.

Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Issues: We do not represent or warrant that our Services are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Services do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit access to our Services, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. By using our Services and submitting any personal information, you consent to the transfer of personal information to other countries, such as the United States, which may provide a level of data security different from your country of residence. You are also consenting to the application of United States law in all matters concerning the Services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

As the standards governing Internet privacy continue to evolve, Giant Media may find it appropriate or necessary to update this Privacy Policy from time to time. As a result, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and shall post such changes on the Services. Our Services will state the date the Privacy Policy was last updated. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you use our Services to make sure you understand how your information will be used. If we materially change how we use your information, we will notify via a prominent notice on the Services prior to implementing the change.

Contacting us:

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or your rights under this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to access personal information we may have about you in our files, to correct, update, or to have us delete it, or would like to notify us of your choice to opt out of the sharing of any of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com.

Our Privacy Notice to Users located in the EEA:

This privacy notice provides information on the processing of data of online users located in the EEA. The information contained in this privacy notice supersedes the “Privacy Notice for User located outside the EEA” to the extent a user is located within the EEA at the time of accessing our Services.

Giant Media Corp. is the controller of the personal data processed in the EEA.

Data, including personal data, processed by Giant Media:

Giant Media collects and processes online identifiers, such as IP addresses, information collected by means of cookies, such as browser types and access dates and times, and, in the instance of mobile app ads, a device ID, all of which may reveal a user’s general location, access dates and times, device information, online transactions and websites accessed. Giant Media does not collect or process the names, physical or email address, or phone numbers of individual users. Nonetheless, the information collected and processed by Giant Media may constitute personal data within the meaning of the EEA data protection laws.

Giant Media uses the information it collects, including personal data, to log impressions, video views, video quartiles watched (first, second, third and/or complete video), time tracking events (such as :30 watched event) and clicks in connection with the delivery of advertisements to users, including you. We also use the information we collect, including personal data, to report campaign performance to our advertising clients in terms of the number of impressions, views and clicks on their advertisements, and to optimize the results of those campaigns, as well as for internal accounting, tracking, and related administrative purposes.

More generally, we use data collected, including personal data, for the limited purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, including using and sharing such data (1) to deliver or assist our clients with the delivery of advertisements to potential customers and other individuals, such as you; (2) to enable third party service providers to assist or facilitate the services we provide our clients, including specifically advertising services; (3) to comply with applicable laws and regulations; (4) to respond to a subpoena, search warrant, or other lawful request for information that we may receive from time to time, regardless of whether such a response is required by applicable law; (5) to enforce our terms of use or to otherwise protect our rights; (6) with vendors, technology providers, administrative service providers, and third party partners we have selected for purposes of validating data, enhancing data, verifying information, and suppressing information in some circumstances; (7) with other Giant Media entities, affiliates, and third party marketing partners (including advertisers and publishers) for marketing purposes; (8) to protect the safety of the public and other users of our Services; (9) to transfer the collected data, including personal data, or any portion thereof to a third party in connection with a business transition or combination, such as a merger, acquisition, or asset sale involving Giant Media or any of our Services; and/or (10) for any other purposes for which you provide consent and in the case of personal data, opt in consent.

Except for data related to prior content viewed by you (i.e., contextual data), which may be used in future remarketing campaigns, we do not use the data we collect for purposes of remarketing. The technologies we deploy (e.g., cookies, web beacons, pixels, etc..) can collect information useful in remarketing in many ways, but we have limited our use to contextual remarketing. Contextual remarketing allows us to gather information about the websites you have visited and the advertising content we have previously displayed to you throughout the Internet, to determine whether to display additional advertising content to you and, if so, what type of additional advertising is appropriate to display to you. We never contextually remarket based on sensitive data categories , including race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union members, health, sex life or sexual orientation, or genetic or biometric data.

The data collected, including personal data, as part of the ad campaign may also be used to develop reports for Giant Media’s advertising clients concerning advertising trends and campaign results; however, these reports only contain data that is provided in an aggregated form and do not allow for the identification of individuals.

Your Choices:

If you would like to opt-out of participating in our ad campaigns, please click here:

Please visit youronlinechoices.com if you would like more information about your digital advertising choices. For more information on how to disable cookies, please see the “Cookies and Other Similar Technologies” section below.

Our data retention practices:

Giant Media minimizes the personal data that it collects about users and retains that data for only limited periods. Giant Media will retain data it collects, including personal data, for the purposes set forth above. Most of this data is retained for a period of no longer than two (2) years from the date of collection, after which time it is either aggregated for use in connection with our general internal and administrative purposes or deleted. Aggregated data may be retained by us in perpetuity.

Cookies and Other Similar Technologies:

Information on the cookies and similar technologies that Giant Media in some but not all cases if users elect to be a part of Giant Media ad campaigns is provided in the following table:

The chart below provides opt out options with respect to cookies and targeting based on the data collected by such cookies.

While you can opt out of receiving advertisements based on the information collected by such cookies, as specified and/or by the relevant third party with respect to 3rd party cookies, you cannot opt out of or otherwise block the placement of advertisements based on the choices you make with respect to cookies.

To opt out of all online behavioral advertising, please visit the YourOnlineChoices website.

Please note, however, that this may make it impossible for Giant Media to include you in some of its advertising campaigns. Giant Media’s cookies will be known as third party cookies. If you have multiple internet browsers or users on the same computer or device, you will need to select an option which stops cookie-based targeting and repeat this for each browser, device and/or user. Please note that your cookie preferences are stored in a cookie, and deletion of your cookies may override this.

To disable the collection of usage information on your mobile devices you will need to change your device settings – “Opt-out of Interest-Based Ads” on Android devices and “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS devices.

 

Contacting us:

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or your rights under this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to access personal information we may have about you in our files, to correct, update, or to have us delete it, or would like to notify us of your choice to opt out of the sharing of any of your personal information, please contact us at privacy@giantmedia.com.

Effective Date: December 11, 2018

Opt Out

If you’d like to opt-out from having Giant Media collect your non personally identifiable data, please click here:

Giant Media Corp.
Attn: Privacy
300 E 39th St Suite 2B
Kansas City, MO 64111
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