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Last Updated: June 5, 2017
Please note that our Sites and Mobile Content are under constant development. New services are added frequently and this agreement may therefore be modified and updated on an ongoing basis. It is important to check back to this page regularly.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Sites and Mobile Content: non-personally identifiable information (“non-PII”) and personally identifiable information (“PII”). Non-personally identifiable information does not individually identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your general location, domain name, IP address, browser version, operating system, demographics, use of the Sites, Mobile Content, and the Internet. Personally identifiable information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, your name, address, phone number, and email address, or non-personally identifiable information that has been linked to such personally identifiable information.
Personally Identifiable Information
As a general matter, you can browse and interact with the Sites and Mobile Content without submitting your personally identifiable information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personally identifiable information, including when you register for a Site or any part thereof; download Mobile Content; subscribe to our newsletters; complete a survey or participate in market research; enter a contest; upload content; or reveal such information while interacting with our Mobile Content.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you browse or interact with the Sites and Mobile Content, we may collect certain information that does not identify you individually, such as demographic data; information about your computer, mobile device, browser, or other device that you use to access the Sites, including IP address, general location information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information. We may also collect information about your use of the Sites and Mobile Content, including your search terms and search results, and additional “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses. Our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Sites and Mobile Content. In addition to non-identifiable individual information, we may collect aggregate data regarding the use of the Sites and Mobile Content.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information From or Through Social Media Sites
In addition, when you interact with any Quartz property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, or Slack, we may collect the personally identifiable information that you make available to us on that page or account including your social media account ID. However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personally identifiable information that we are permitted to collect by those social media platforms. If you choose to link or login to your Quartz account with or through a social networking service, Quartz and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. With your consent, we also may share information about your activities, including what you view on the Sites and Mobile Content, with that social network’s users.
Collection of Your Source IP Address/Location Information
We collect and store your device’s source IP address which may disclose the general location of your device at the time you access the Sites and Mobile Content. Advertisements and certain content may be directed to you as a result of this data.
Information From Other Sources
We may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties or collected offline and add it to your account information. This information may include, but is not limited to, demographic information, additional contact information, group affiliations, occupational information, and educational background.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Sites, including to:
In some cases, we may share personally identifiable information to contact you (sometimes through a vendor or business partner) for the reasons we have described.
We may use the information from one portion of the Sites on other portions of Sites in our network of Sites, all of which are owned and operated by Quartz, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Sites into a single user record. We also may use or combine information that we collect offline or we collect or receive from third-party sources for many reasons, including to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of our records. Additionally, data collected from a particular computer, browser or device may be used with another computer, browser or device that is linked to the computer, browser or device on which such data was collected.
WHO CAN SEE YOUR INFORMATION?
We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, hosting, content syndication, content management tools, social media integration, marketing, analytics, billing and customer service. These entities may have access to personally identifiable information if needed to perform their functions. If such access is required, the third parties will be obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personally identifiable information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Sites and Mobile Content.
Business Partners and Other Third Parties
From time to time we allow reputable companies, whose products or services we feel may interest our users, to advertise to those users, using the contact information (or other personally identifiable information) provided to us in the process of registering for the Sites or in the course interacting with the Mobile Content. In some instances, we may directly share such contact information (or other personally identifiable information) with our business partners. Many of our users find this a valuable and time-saving service. If you do not want your contact information used for these purposes, you can opt-out of such use by e-mailing us at hi(at)qz(dot)com or writing us at the address provided at the bottom of this policy.
Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations
In some cases, we may use or disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party if we are required to do so by law or if we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process; to protect and defend our rights or to prevent misuse of our Sites or Mobile Content; or to protect the personal safety of our employees, agents, partners, the users of the Sites or Mobile Content, or the public.
Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share individual, non-personally identifiable information and aggregate information in any manner other than that described herein that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose non-personally identifiable information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Sites and Mobile Content and who our users are so we can improve our Sites and Mobile Content. We will also disclose non-personally identifiable information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Sites and Mobile Content. From time to time we conduct research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior based on the information you provide to us upon registration, in your interactions with our Sites and Mobile Content, as well as from our server log files or from surveys. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis and we may share this aggregated data with advertisers or other businesses.
Third Party Analytics Services
For a listing of the third party companies that provide analytics services on our Sites, e-mail us at hi(at)qz(dot)com or write us at the address provided at the bottom of this policy. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies, how they may be used, or the information they may collect, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of these third parties. Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy policies. We may add or change the list of third party providers of analytics services from time to time and we encourage you to check this section for changes.
Third Party Advertising Companies
We will not provide these online advertising partners or ad serving companies with access to your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personally identifiable information, without your consent. They may, however, use persistent identifiers to anonymously track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond these Sites. While we restrict any attempts to re-identify this information, such third parties may, with sufficient data from other sources, be able to personally identify you, unknown to us. Third party advertisers may also already possess personally identifiable information about you, obtained from other sources, and may combine such information with information they collect about you when you use the Sites.
Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings for Apple, Android or Windows devices, see:
Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Sites or on other websites, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms.
WHAT ARE YOUR CHOICES?
Collection of personally identifiable information
All personally identifiable information is provided on a voluntary basis. If you do not want Quartz to collect such information, you should not submit it to the Sites or Mobile Content. However, doing so will restrict your ability to access some content and use some of the functionality of the Sites.
Emails and Newsletters
You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail marketing messages and newsletters from Quartz by following the instructions contained within the emails and newsletters, or by e-mailing or writing us at the addresses below.
ADVERTISERS AND LINKS
The Sites and Mobile Content contain links to other sites, including those produced by other organizations. Additionally, our advertisers, or Web sites that have links on our Sites, may also collect personally identifiable information directly from you. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of those sites. Please visit the sites of these businesses to review their privacy policies.
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How Your Information Is Secured
We take reasonable security measures to protect your information, including the use of physical, technical and administrative controls. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personally identifiable information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You need to help protect the privacy of your own information. You must take precautions to protect the security of any personally identifiable information that you may transmit over any home networks, wireless routers, wireless (WiFi) networks or similar devices by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized persons from intercepting or receiving any of your personally identifiable information. You are responsible for the security of your information when using unencrypted, open access or otherwise unsecured networks.
The time period for which we keep information varies according to the purpose for which it is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
Your California Privacy Rights
Quartz does not disclose your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosures.
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GOVERNING LAW & NOTICE TO NON-U.S. USERS
You may use the contact information provided to request that Quartz not share or transfer your personally identifiable information.
You may also use the contact information provided to request access or changes to your personally identifiable information; however, you will not be permitted to examine the personally identifiable information of any other person or entity and may be required to provide us with personally identifiable information to verify your identity prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change or delete personally identifiable information if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement, or cause the information to be incorrect.
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