What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
Play Megaphone Inc. provides services including voting and quizzing in television programming, streaming, and live venues, and interactive experiences on the web and embedded applications (the "Services"). When you use a Play Megaphone Inc. Service, we gather only the information required to provide you with that Service. Some of the information we gather may be personally identifiable ("Personal Information") and some of the information may not be personally identifiable. Information we may gather includes:
Contact information such as name, phone number, and email address.
Information you provide to us to be published or made visible publicly by the Services ("End User Data"), including responses to polls and quizzes, some of which may reflect your political opinion. All polls or quizzes publicly displayed by the Services include aggregated totals only, and can never be used to determine any one individual's specific vote or answer. Play Megaphone Inc. will never provide the public or third parties with access to individual votes without user consent. You should not submit any End User Data to us that you would not be comfortable disclosing to the public. Public End User Data may be archived by internet search engines or broadcasting companies. For example, a broadcasting company might record a video showing the result of a poll, and post that video to their website indefinitely.
Information about the device and network connection you use to access the Services, such as operating system, browser, and IP address.
Logs detailing your use of the Services, including an ephemeral unique user ID that is not personally identifiable but helps us understand your individual use of the Services. These logs, in aggregate, allow us to recognize usage patterns for the purpose of improving the Services. The logs also allow us to provide the Services to you. For example, we may keep a record of your score in a daily quiz in order to calculate your weekly, monthly, or yearly total score.
If you choose, while using the Services, you may have opportunities to log into third-party social media services such as Facebook or Twitter to allow us to gather basic information from your profile, such as name, user id, and profile picture. With your consent, we may choose to retrieve posts, comments, or messages you have made public through your social media account, and to use those posts, comments, and messages to provide you with the Services. For example, if you post a public Twitter comment about a television program through the Services with the express intent of sharing that comment with other viewers of the program, we may display that comment to other users. All information we gather from your social profile is clearly described before you log in, and requires your explicit authorization.
Although we make every effort to secure your data, because no security measures are perfect, you transmit your personal information as described above for use in the Services at your own risk.
Note that Play Megaphone Inc. does NOT COLLECT financial or medical information about you (for example, we will never collect your credit card number).
When do we collect your information?
We collect information about you when you provide it voluntarily to us with your consent as you use the Services. For example, if you wish to provide us with your contact information in order to enter a contest, we collect your contact information when you submit our contest-entry form. As you use the Services, we also automatically collect usage information (such as IP Address). Finally, in some cases, with your consent, we retrieve your information from third parties such as social media services. Information retrieved from a third party is retrieved when it is required to provide you with the Services. For example, if you log into Facebook in order to share your name with us, we retrieve your name when you log in.
How do we use your information?
To provide you with the Services. For example, allow you to participate in a quiz or vote in a poll.
To improve and maintain the Services
To monitor your use of the Services
To provide a personalized experience
To send you information that you request from us or from our partners
To send you information about new Services or updates from us or from our partners, providing you have consented to receiving that information (all such communication will include the option to opt out of future similar communications)
To reduce and investigate tampering, hacking, and fraud
To investigate and correct technical issues
To allow our partners and customers to provide you with Services you have requested, and, if contacting you is required to provide the Services, to contact you to provide the Services. For example, if you have submitted an entry into a contest held by one of our partners, that partner may contact you to inform you that you have won the contest.
We may also use your information in other ways with your express consent. In such a case, we will describe the information to be collected and our use of your information and request your consent.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
Our legal basis for processing your information is as follows:
To honor a contract with you. For example, to provide services you have requested, such as allowing you to enter a contest or vote in a poll.
Because you have given us permission (consent)
We have a legitimate interest in processing your data that is not overridden by your rights and freedoms. For example, keeping our service safe, responding to customer support questions, and analyzing usage for the purpose of improving our service.
To comply with a law
Play Megaphone Inc. stores Personal Information for as long as it is required to provide the Services only. In compliance with applicable laws, we may also store information for backup or archiving, or to maintain business continuity. For analytics and reporting, we may retain anonymized, de-identified, or aggregated data, including usage data.
To request the removal of your Personal Information, please email email@example.com.
Do we use 'cookies'?
We collect information for use by our partners and customers in accordance with their own privacy policies and with your consent. Our partners and customers may use the information we disclose with your consent to display public content such as the result of a poll on a television show or a comment on a web site.
We may disclose your Personal Information as a transferred asset in the event of a corporate sale, bankruptcy, merger, reorganization, restructuring, divestiture, change of control, or similar event.
Play Megaphone Inc. may provide “opt-in” opportunities authorizing us and/or third parties to send you marketing information, messages, and offers. Opting in constitutes your consent to receive such information from us and/or third parties. For example, a contest-entry form or Service feedback form may have a box that, when checked, indicates your consent to receive marketing or other types of information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Choosing how we use your information
To prevent the use of information from your social profile while you use the services, you can log out of all social services using the appropriate log out button in our application. Some Services will become unavailable after you log out.
To review, change, remove, or limit Play Megaphone Inc.'s use of your data, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you contact us requesting to view or change our use of your information, to protect your privacy and security, we will endeavour to verify your identity before proceeding.
To stop receiving marketing communications from us, follow the instructions to opt out ("unsubscribe") in the marketing communication, or email email@example.com.
If, through usage of the Services, you have opted in to receive marketing communications from a third party and you no longer wish to receive those communications, please contact the third party directly or follow the third-party's instructions for opting out of such communications.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Google's advertising policies are stated in Google's Advertising Principles at:
Opting Out of Google Tracking
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using Google Ad Settings (https://adssettings.google.com) and Google Privacy Settings (https://myaccount.google.com/intro/privacy). Users can also opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Where your information is processed
Reviewing and correcting your information
To access, modify, or delete any Personal Information that you have already provided to us, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Personal Data Request". Upon receipt of such a request, we may endeavour to verify your identity. We will respond to all such requests within the official time limit required by the regulations governing Personal Information in your region. Note that requests to access, modify, or delete any information you have provided to a third party such as one of our business partners should be directed to that third party.
Play Megaphone Inc. endeavours to protect all Personal Information through a combination of technical and physical design and through management policies and supervision. All Personal Information is encrypted using industry-standard encryption techniques during transmission and storage on our secure servers. We make reasonable efforts to prevent your information from being lost, misused, altered, or accessed by unauthorized parties. Unfortunately, however, no security system can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure, and we, therefore, cannot guarantee the security of the Personal Information you transmit to us. When you transmit Personal Information to us, you do so at your own risk. We ask you to consider that risk when transmitting Personal Information to us.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
Can change your personal information by logging in to your account
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We do not honor Do Not Track signals.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Play Megaphone Inc. does not provide services for users under the age of 13, and does not knowingly collect, transmit, or store any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If Play Megaphone Inc. discovers that we have inadvertently processed Personal Information for a child under the age of 13 we will cease processing that information and take steps to delete all Personal Information for that child. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 13 who you believe has transmitted Personal Information to us, please contact email@example.com to delete the child's Personal Information.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.