Effective Date: December 19, 2017.
measureAd is a service of CreativeKnowledge, Inc. (“CreativeKnowedge”), a wholly owned subsidiary of comScore, Inc. (“comScore”), (collectively “we,” “us,” or “our”). measureAd collects digital consumption behavior data as part of comScore’s broad market research efforts. We use this data to create reports on digital consumption behavior and trends, and to provide research and information products to our clients that inform our clients about consumers’ preferences and interests. comScore is a recognized authority on Internet trends, whose data are routinely cited by major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNBC, and is extensively used by the largest Internet services companies and scores of Fortune 500 companies. To learn more about comScore, please see www.comscore.com.
What information is collected?Information Collected from Individuals. We may collect personal information such as your name and contact information when you choose to provide it to us through our Websites or otherwise. For example, if you contact us through our Websites, we may collect your email address along with any personal information that you voluntarily provide to us in your message.
How is the collected information used?We use the information that we collect through our measureAd code to prepare analyses and reports regarding digital consumption behavior that we share with other businesses and organizations which are our customers. These reports help our customers meet their business goals by providing them with a better understanding of digital consumption behavior, trends, and consumer preferences. These reports do not contain information that identifies you as an individual, and we may use and disclose these reports in our discretion. Please see below to learn about the choices we offer with respect to this market research activity.
We do not use the information that we collect through the measureAd code to target advertising or other content to you; however, we may share it with third parties to improve their ad campaigns and to use for their own interest-based advertising purposes. Please see below to learn about the choices we offer with respect to this sharing.
We may use the personal information that you provide to us to operate and improve our business, including our Websites; to communicate with you; and to provide you with information or services that you have requested. We may use and disclose any information that is aggregated or de-identified so that it does not identify you personally, in our discretion.
How is the information disclosed?We may also disclose any personal information that you provide to us as described below:
- With our vendors, consultants, agents, contractors, and other service providers that we use to support our business;
- To provide you with any information or services that you request;
- To respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal process, or as otherwise required by law;
- To exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, to enforce our contracts, to investigate, respond to and resolve problems or inquiries (including governmental inquiries), or to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain;
- In connection with an actual or potential merger, sale, acquisition, assignment, or transfer of all or part of our assets, affiliates, lines of business, or products, including at bankruptcy;
- With our affiliates, subsidiaries, or parent companies; and
- With your consent.
How to opt out of interest-based advertising and/or market researchInterest-Based Advertising Opt-Out
Through the practices described above, we may collect data about your Web browsing over time and across digital properties, including information about the possible relationships among different browsers and devices, and provide this data to third parties to improve their ad campaigns and to use for their own interest-based advertising purposes. We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles in connection with this activity. You may visit www.aboutads.info/choices to learn more about interest-based advertising, to opt out of our collection and transfer of Web browsing data for interest-based advertising purposes, and to opt out of the collection and use of data for this purpose by other companies that participate in industry self-regulation. Please note that opting out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or in the applications you use. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. You may also continue to receive interest-based advertising from other companies. Additionally, please note that if you use a different browser or device, erase cookies from your browser or reset your mobile device’s platform advertising ID, you may need to renew your opt-out choices.
Market Research Opt-Out
This website may also set tags on your browser that collect data for the ScorecardResearch service. You may control your level of participation in our market research programs and opt-out of participating in such programs by visiting here: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/preferences.aspx. This opt-out will also prevent you from participating in other market research programs from Full Circle Studies, which is also part of the comScore market research group. We will continue to identify that a user visited a website, but we will not associate that event with your browser. Additionally, if your mobile device platform offers settings to limit data collection for interest-based advertising, you can use these settings to opt out of participating in our market research programs with respect to our data collection from applications on that mobile device.
Effect of Opting Out
Please note that the browser opt-out mechanisms linked above are cookie based (i.e., a cookie must be on your computer to tell our systems that you have opted-out). If you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies, this opt-out may not be effective. Additionally, because different computers and different Internet browsers all require their own version of the opt-out cookie, you need to perform this opt-out process on any computers and browsers that you want to be opted-out.
Third party links and services
Can you review and revise your personal information?You may request to review, update, or request changes to any personal information that you have provided to us through our Websites by contacting us using the contact information provided below.
International Visitors and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield FrameworksIf you visit our Websites or any websites that participate in the measureAd service from locations outside of the United States, please note that any information we collect about your visits to these websites may be transferred to and processed in countries other than the country from which you accessed these websites, including the United States where our central database is operated. Subject to the next paragraph below, please be aware that the United States, and other countries in which your data may be maintained, may not offer an equivalent level of protection as provided in your country.
CreativeKnowledge complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Economic Area and Switzerland to the United States. To learn more, please view our EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Statement
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