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At LiveAbout, we take online privacy seriously and we respect the concerns of
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and affiliated sites and email properties (collectively, the “Site“),
to help you make informed decisions about how you
share information when you visit or use the site.
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for our newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys on the Site.
You also may choose to provide personally data about
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and other similar technologies. The information collected automatically when you visit
the Site may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system,
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We or our third-party partners may combine information that each of us collects
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Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers
and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as
counting the number of visitors to the Site, analyzing how users navigate
around the Site, assessing how many emails that we send are actually opened
and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.
We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics,
on the Site, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Site.
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Finally, companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets,
and plug-ins that may appear on the Site (for example, Facebook “Like”
buttons), also may use automated means to collect information regarding
your interactions with these features. This information collection is
subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers.
technologies is described in our Cookie Disclosure.
We may use the information gathered on LiveAbout for various purposes,
including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to contact
us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email
address you provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we use
information we collect from you and through the Site to:
Our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers may have
access to information we collect through the Site to carry out work on
our behalf. Those parties are subject to confidentiality obligations and
are restricted from using personal data collected through the Site for
purposes other than to provide the requested assistance. In addition,
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accidental, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration,
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security of information transmitted online, and you assume some risk with
regard to the security of information you provide through any website,
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While you are visiting LiveAbout, you may have the opportunity to
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party that is not controlled by LiveAbout, and therefore the information
you provide may be collected by the third party and subject to its privacy
This Site is not designed or intended for use by children, and we do not
knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 16.
If we become aware that we have collected personal data from a child
under the age of 16, we will delete any such information.
Your personal data may be stored, transferred and process in and to the
United States and in other countries by our affiliates and/or service providers.
The data protection laws in these countries may provide a lower standard of
protection for your personal data than your country of residence. We take
great care in protecting your personal data and have put in place adequate
mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred internationally. We will
transfer your personal data in compliance with applicable data protection
laws and will implement suitable safeguards to ensure that your personal
data is adequately secured by any third party that will access your
information (for instance, by using the Model Clauses as approved by
the European Commission).
By using our Site and providing personal data to us, you consent to the terms
processing of your personal data in the United States or other countries or
this consent as the legal basis for that data transfer.
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our privacy practices, such as how we collect or use personal data.
We will post a prominent notice on the LiveAbout.com home page to notify you of
significant changes to this policy, and we indicate at the top of the policy the
date when it was most recently updated.
If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you
may contact us by emailing privacy@LiveAbout.com.
If you are a California resident inquiring about your California privacy rights,
please include “California privacy rights request” in the subject line of
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area inquiring about your
rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), please include
“GDPR privacy rights request” in the subject line of your email.
You may also write to:
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New York, NY 10036
Subject to certain limits, under California law California residents may ask
us to provide them with a list of the categories of personal data that we have
disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes
during the preceding calendar year, as well as the identity of those third
parties. California residents may contact us as specified in the
How to Contact Us section above to make a request for this information.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA):
1500 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036. Our local representative with
respect to the GDPR can be contacted at Privacy@ask.co.uk.
We process your personal data only if we have a legal basis to do so, including:
The purpose for which we use and process your information and the legal basis on which we carry out each type of processing is further explained below.
Some of our processing of your data will involve transferring your data
outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). Some of our external third-party
service providers are also based outside of the EEA, and their processing of your
personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. This includes the United
States. Where personal data is transferred to and stored in a country not determined by the
European Commission as providing adequate levels of protection for personal data, we take
steps to provide appropriate safeguards to protect your personal data, including when appropriate
entering into standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, obliging recipients
to protect your personal data.
We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes
it was retained, such as to enable you to use the Website and your products or to
provide services to you. In some instances, we may retain data for longer periods in
order to comply with applicable laws (including those regarding document retention),
resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise as necessary to allow us to conduct
You have the following rights:
In order to exercise any of these rights, please contact us according to the “How to Contact Us” section herein. Please note that the above rights are not absolute and we may be entitled to refuse requests, wholly or partly, where exceptions under the applicable law apply.
To help us maintain the resources needed to create the quality content you deserve, we accept advertisements on our Site. We greatly value transparency
and hope that this policy leaves you feeling even more confident about the content and service we provide.
LiveAbout maintains a distinct separation between advertising and editorial content.
Contributors and/or LiveAbout may receive compensation for participation in third-party affiliate marketing programs, including purchases made through links to LiveAbout's e-commerce partners, if any. Pages on the Site containing affiliate marketing links, including product reviews, will be demarcated and/or identified with a disclaimer.
These advertising guidelines (“Guidelines“) set forth standards that govern the placement and display of advertisements and sponsored content (collectively,
“Ads“) by any advertiser, agency, or advertising technology platform (collectively, “Advertisers“). Advertisers must adhere to these Guidelines when placing
Ads, including Ads purchased under the AAAA/IAB Standard Terms and Conditions, on websites or mobile properties owned or controlled by About, Inc.,
including LiveAbout.com (collectively, “LiveAbout“).
These Guidelines are intended to provide general parameters for Advertisers in connection with Ad creative and content served on LiveAbout. They are not
exhaustive and do not address every situation or issue that may arise in the course of business. Accordingly, these Guidelines are subject to change from
time to time in LiveAbout's sole and absolute discretion.
Advertisers are responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws and regulations, including FTC guidelines regarding advertising,
native advertising disclosures, endorsements, privacy, and data security. All Ad's must be fair, truthful, and clearly distinguishable from editorial
content. Advertisers are responsible for ensuring all Ads and related claims are adequately substantiated. Further, Advertisers must adhere to LiveAbout's Prohibited Content Guidelines and Additional Standards set forth below, which are incorporated into and made a part of these Guidelines.
Ads served through networks or exchanges are reviewed on a regular basis and, in addition to any other remedies LiveAbout may have, LiveAbout reserves
the right to remove, without notice, any Ads that do not meet these Guidelines, regardless of whether the Ad was previously accepted by LiveAbout.