CONSUMER PRIVACY AND THE EXCITE® WEBSITE AND RELATED SERVICES
Excite.com is operated by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. ("Mindspark"), part of the IAC family of businesses(www.iac.com) which includes Ask.com, iWon.com, Girlsense.com, Life123.com, Vimeo.com, Citysearch, Evite, Match.com, Girlsense.com, ServiceMagic, Gifts.com, Pronto, Shoebuy, College Humor, and many others.
February 3, 2009
We may collect information that can identify you ("personal information"), such as your name and email address, (i) when you (or other users) provide it to us when using any Excite Product or in some other manner, or (ii) from other IAC businesses, from our business partners, and from other third parties. We may combine the personal information that we receive from different sources.
We also may collect other types of information in the following ways when you visit any Excite Product our website:
|Information we may collect|| (Read more)
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Should we ever do so, we will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
- Our server logs automatically collect information, such as your IP address, your browser type and language, and the date and time of your visit, which helps us track users' movements around our site and understand trends
- We may assign your computer one or more cookies which may collect information to facilitate access to our website and to personalize your online experience.
- We may use standard Internet tools, such web beacons, which collect information that tracks your use of our website and enables us to customize our services and advertisements.
We may allow third-party advertising companies or ad networks to display advertisements on our websites.
|Information others may collect
If you post information about yourself or others, or communicate with others using any Excite Product, please note that we cannot control who reads your postings or what they do with the information you provide. We encourage you to use caution in posting personal information.
- We do not provide any personal information to these companies.
- These companies may use tracking tools, such as cookies, to collect information about computers used to view or interact with their advertisements.
- Some of these companies may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers consumers the ability to opt out of ad targeting by all member companies.
We may use information to:
|How we may use information we collect
- Fulfill your requests for products and services;
- Offer products and services that may be of interest to you;
- Process payment for products or services you order via an Excite Product;
- Customize the advertising and content that you see on our website;
- Facilitate use of our Excite Products;
- Manage your account and your preferences;
- Analyze use of and improve our website, products and services;
- Identify and protect against fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our website; and
We will not share your personal information with others except as indicated below, or except when we inform you in advance and give you the opportunity to opt out. We may share personal information with:
|With whom we may share information we collect
We may share aggregated, non-personal information in any of the above situations and also with advertisers and others.
You may choose:
- Service providers, such as credit-card payment processors, performing services on our behalf;
- Other IAC businesses;
- Other businesses with which we partner or which we carefully select to offer you products, services, and promotions through our Excite Products or offline; and
- Other third parties in limited circumstances, such as complying with legal requirements, preventing fraud, and protecting the safety of our users.
We take appropriate physical, electronic, and other security measures to help safeguard personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, or disclosure.
How to contact us
Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc.
- Not to provide personal information, although that may result in your inability to obtain certain services or use certain features of our Excite Products;
- To stop receiving promotional emails or newsletters from us by sending an email to the contact address at the bottom of this policy or by modifying your email and information sharing preferences by clicking here;
- To delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings, although if you do so, some of the features or services of the Excite Products may not function properly;
- To review and update your personal information by contacting us at the email address below or, if you have an online account on our website, by logging into that account
One North Lexington, 9th Floor
White Plains, NY, 10601
ATTN: Privacy Officer/Legal Dept.
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