Privacy

This Policy was last changed on November 30, 2020

Crooked Media, Inc. (“Crooked”) and its affiliates, operate this website (the “Site”) and the services related to or offered on the Site (hereinafter, the “Services”). Crooked’s Services may include, without limitation, tools, applications, email services, bulletin and message boards, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, calendars, merchandise, products and downloadable mobile applications related to the Site or provided through the Site.

Crooked provides you this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to help you understand the kinds of information Crooked may gather about you when you visit the Site or use any of Crooked’s Services, and how Crooked may collect, use and disclose the information.

The use of the phrase “Personal Information” in this Policy means information that identifies a specific person such as a person’s full name, address, e-mail address. The phrase “Anonymous Information” in this Policy means non-personal information that cannot reasonably be used to identify individual persons (e.g., interests, demographics, geographical location and anonymous usage data).

By visiting this Site or using the Services, you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Policy. Each time you visit the Site or use the Services, you agree and expressly consent to Crooked’s collection, use and disclosure of the information that you provide as described in this Policy.

Your Personal Information will be processed by Crooked in the United States.

In addition to this general Policy, each Service may have additional privacy provisions that are specific to the particular Service. These supplemental disclosures are made adjacent to the particular Service at the time Crooked collects the information. These supplemental disclosures also govern the use of your information.

In general you can use the Site and/or Service without telling Crooked who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself. However, if you do not provide Crooked with certain requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services and features that may be contained on the Site and/or Service.

1. INFORMATION GATHERED BY Crooked

Crooked collects information about you in the following ways:

A. Information you voluntarily provide Crooked.

Crooked collects and maintains information that you voluntarily submit to Crooked during your use of the Site and Services. For example:

When you register for the Site, certain provided information to Crooked will be required such as your name and email address;
When you post comments and/or content on the Site and/or Service information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, likes, status, profile information and/or picture. This information is always public, which means it is available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
If you sign up to enter a contest or sweepstakes or receive a newsletter, if any, you may provide Crooked contact information (e.g., email or physical address);
If you access or log-in to the Site and/or Services through a social media or other service or connect the Site and/or Services to a social media or other service, the information Crooked collects may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content you have permitted the social media service to share with Crooked, such as your profile picture, email address or friends lists, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service. When you access the Site and/or Services through social media services or when you connect the Site and/or Service to social media services, you are authorizing Crooked to collect, store, and use such information and in accordance with this Policy;
If you purchase a product or service, you may provide Crooked your credit card information; and
You may provide Crooked with Personal Information in the course of email, customer support interactions and surveys.

B. Information Crooked collects through your use of the Site.

As you use the Site and Services, certain information may also be passively collected. Through cookies, pixels and beacons for the purposes of targeted and retargeted advertising, log files and other technologies, Crooked may collect information about how you use the Site and the Services. For example Crooked may determine through an IP address that a particular computer or device is located in Los Angeles and Crooked may use this information to deliver advertisements promoting Los Angeles-based businesses. This information allows Crooked to deliver more helpful information, programs, tools and advertisements.

Crooked may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including without limitation, the following “Personal Information”: (1) contact information, (2) e-mail address, (3) physical address, (4) demographic information, (5) information regarding your political views and opinions, (6) information we collect from surveys and questionnaires issued or collected by the Site, and (7) other personal information required to provide the Services and so that we may communicate with you and send you requested information subject to applicable laws and the terms of the Privacy Policy.

Information Crooked may also combine online and/or offline information received from third parties (“Third Parties”) with the information Crooked has already collected from you via Crooked’s Site and/or Services. The third party information is used for a variety of purposes including verifying other information about you and to enhance the content and advertising Crooked provides to you.

Crooked and Third Parties may customize the advertisements that you see based upon: (i) the information that you provide Crooked; (ii) data Crooked receives from third parties; or (iii) your visits on the Site or use of Services and other websites or services (commonly referred to as “Behavioral Advertising”). Please see the “Cookies and Targeted Advertising” section below for more information on the use of tracking technologies and the information collected for Behavioral Advertising, and how you can delete cookies.

2. HOW CROOKED USES YOUR INFORMATION

Crooked may use your Personal Information in the ways described below or described at the time that the information is collected.

In general, Crooked and Third Parties use your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate for purposes including, but not limited, to:

administer your account;
register you and provide you access to the Site and/or Services;
respond to inquiries or requests in connection with the Site;
fulfill your requests for products or services;
send communications and administrative emails about the Site and/or Services;
personalize and better tailor the features, performance and support of the Site and Services for your use;
send you Site and/or Service-related communications, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.
send you newsletters and other messages, including changes to features of the Site and/or Service and special offers that you may opt out of by clicking “unsubscribe” in the email. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
send you promotional/marketing information, offers or other information regarding opportunities and functionality that Crooked thinks would be of particular interest to you;
improve the quality of the Site and the Services; and analyze, benchmark and conduct research on user data and user interactions with the Site and Services.
We may use and share information with those persons and third-party entities specifically involved in providing you with services from Crooked and/or services related to Crooked. In addition, we may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and Site content. Crooked reserves the right to use and share your information in the event Crooked believes doing so is necessary to operate the Site or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect Crooked’s right or the rights of others.
Crooked maintains full rights to any information collected on the Site, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information unless prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. In the event of a change in control of Crooked or sale by Crooked of substantially all of its assets, any information owned by or in the control of Crooked may be transferred to the Crooked successor, who will comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

3. COOKIES AND TARGETED ADVERTISING

A. Tracking Technologies (e.g., Cookies)

Crooked and/or Third Parties may use tacking technologies to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with the Site and Services. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Services, such as pages you have visited, the video and other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen. For contests or sweepstakes, if any, Crooked may also use cookies in order to track your progress and the number of entries in some promotions. For polls, Crooked may use cookies to help ensure that an individual can’t vote more than once on a particular question or issue. Crooked does not store Personal Information in any cookies on your computer.