Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date:  8/1/2014

OpportunityLives.com, a project of Opportunity News Media, LLC (“ONM,” “us,” “our,” and “we”), values your support and is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement (the “Privacy Policy”) sets forth our policies and practices for handling your information and applies to all who use our Web site, mobile applications, electronic services, social networking sites, or any other website or online service that we operate and that links to or references this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Services” or “Site”) and when you receive electronic communications from us.

 

I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

We may collect the following kinds of information when you use the Services:

Information you provide directly to us. For certain activities, such as when you subscribe to our newsletter or contact us directly, we may ask you to provide some or all of the following types of information:

  • Contact information, such as full name, email address, mobile phone number, and address;
  • Username and password;
  • Payment information used to conduct business with you in connection with transactions; and
  • User generated content, such as “Your Story” and correspondence you send to us.

Information we collect automatically. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Services, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address and other device identifiers that are automatically assigned to your computer or device when you access the Internet, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Services, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click and pages you view within the Services, and other standard server log information.

We may use cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies to automatically collect this information.  Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser.  Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device.  By using the Services, you consent to our use of cookies and similar technologies.

Information we obtain from other sources. We may supplement information that you provide to us with information about you that we receive from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations.  For example, if you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter, through the Services to login to the Services or to share information about your experience on the Services with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.

 

II. USE OF INFORMATION

We only use payment information as necessary to conduct business with you in connection with transactions or as otherwise required by law.

We generally use the information we collect online to:

  • Fulfill your requests for products, services, and information;
  • Analyze the use of the Services and user data to understand and improve the Services;
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with our Terms of Use;
  • Publish and share “Your Story” or other user generated content;
  • Communicate and provide additional information that may be of interest to you about ONM and our third-party partners;
  • Send you reminders, technical notices, updates, support and administrative messages, marketing messages, and requested information, including on behalf of our third-party partners;
  • Operate, maintain and improve our Services;
  • Perform analytics and conduct user research;
  • Provide you with personalized ads and offers for products and services from us and our third-party partners; and
  • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

We will retain your information as needed to provide you with access to the Site, requested content, or products and services that you request. We will retain your information as necessary to comply with our financial reporting purposes, resolve legal obligations and disputes, and enforce our agreements.

 

III. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.

  • Authorized third-party vendors, service providers, and partners. We share your information with third-party vendors and service-providers that help us with specialized services, including email deployment, business analytics, marketing, and data processing. We share your information with third-party partners who provide products and services that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a website, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • Legal purposes. We may disclose information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of Opportunity News Media, LLC, our affiliates, users, or the public.
  • With your consent. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent.

If you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, or Twitter, through the Services to login to the Services or to share information about your experience on the Services with others, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on the Site, and they may track your connections on the third-party services regarding your use of the Site, in accordance with their own privacy policies.

If you choose to engage in public activities on the Site, you should be aware that any information you share can be read, collected, or used by other users.  You should use caution in disclosing personal information and participating in public forums on the Site. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit.

 

IV. SECURITY

We use reasonable measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure.  Please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information.

 

V. YOUR CHOICES AND ONLINE TRACKING

You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings.  Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section).  Please note that if  you choose to refuse, disable, or delete cookies, some of the functionality of the Services may no longer be available to you.

 

VI. THIRD-PARTY LINKS, CONTENT, AND COOKIES

Some of the Services may contain links to content maintained by third parties that we do not control.  We may allow third parties to place and read their own cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information automatically through the Site.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties, and we recommend that you visit the privacy policies of each website that you visit.

 

VII. INTERNATIONAL USERS

The Services are designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. We make no representation that the Services are operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of any other nations.  By using the Services and providing us with information, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction and, to the extent you are a resident of a country other than the United States, that you consent to the transfer of such data to the United States for processing by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

VIII. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not intend that any portion of the Site will be accessed or used by children under the age of eighteen, and such use is prohibited. The Site is designed and intended for adults. By using the Site, you represent that you are at least eighteen years old and understand that you must be at least eighteen years old in order to create an account and use the Services. We will promptly delete information associated with any account or submission we obtain actual knowledge is associated with a user who is not at least eighteen years old.

 

IX. CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” date above and post the new Privacy Policy.  We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy each time you visit the Services to stay informed of our privacy practices.

 

X. STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us via US Mail at Opportunity News Media 2111 Wilson Blvd. STE 700 Arlington, VA 22201.