Privacy Policy

SUMMARY

We have developed this website so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. We collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address, only when you provide it to us voluntarily.

We do not share your personal data with any third parties other than some common service providers who use the information only to help us improve our site. Some of these services provide social media conveniences for our audience while others help us measure traffic. Going forward, some services might help us place advertisements. These services may place cookies on your computer. We do not have any way of knowing how each service handles your data internally.

Here are the services you currently find on www.fairobserver.com:

1. Sharing buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. These use the standard scripts provided by each company.
2. Google Analytics, which we use to measure site traffic.

Remember that no data transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. You provide us with this data at your own risk. Our servers are located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, by sending us your data you consent to its transfer to and storage within the United States.

By accessing this site, you agree to be legally bound by and comply with our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to comply with the Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use this site. This site is not directed to children under 13, and will not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under 13.

OVERVIEW

This privacy policy applies to Fair Observer on all platforms (web, mobile web, apps and emails).

Fair Observer contains links to other sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects PII.

Fair Observer takes privacy concerns seriously. This privacy policy outlines what information is collected when you visit our site.

Fair Observer gathers information about its users mainly to enhance their experience on the website and on email newsletters. This information is used to bring you content that is relevant to your interests. Additionally, Fair Observer, along with our advertising partners, may gather information about you anonymously to provide you with more targeted advertising messages that are catered to your location and interests. You can opt out of information gathering for advertising purposes below.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

Personal Information/ Information You Directly Provide To Fair Observer:

When registering, commenting, or signing up for newsletters, you may provide Fair Observer with personal information, including but not limited to:

• Personal contact information (name, zip code, e-mail address, phone numbers)

• Comments

• User names (including social media user names)

• Correspondence with Fair Observer staff

• Billing Information (for paid Fair Observer products)

You are not required to provide Fair Observer with any personal information in order to use the site. All information that is collected is the sole property of the site, and that information is not distributed outside of the site unless required by law.

Non-Personal Information Automatically Collected

This type of information is collected anonymously through the use of tracking technology using third-party cookies, web beacons, and other similar methods. No Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected through this methodology. This information may include, but is not limited to:

• Hardware/software information (geographic location, IP address, browser type, device type, operating system, bandwidth, etc.)

• Analytics information (time spent on site, number of pages viewed, referring web page, browsing information, etc.)

• Advertising information (type of ads seen, number of times ads were served, pages where the ads were served)

• Information collected through HTML cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies.

Information Collected Through Third-Party Sources

This type of information is collected anonymously by approved third-party partners (such as online marketing firms, research companies, social media companies, ad targeting firms, and other partners). None of the information collected by these sources contains any PII. This type of information includes but is not limited to:

• Demographic information (gender, age, HHI, job title, interests, etc.)

• Advertising information (clicks, interactions, post-impression performance data)

• Social networking information (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

• Research information (data collected from potential partners such as Nielsen, Comscore, Quantcast, etc.)

WHAT IS DONE WITH THE COLLECTED INFORMATION?

Site Content: Fair Observer partners with other companies to provide you with content that is relevant and personalized to your reading interests. You can read our partners’ websites for their privacy policies.

Email Communications: Fair Observer may use the information that you submit to send you email communications, such as newsletters, breaking news, information about the site, alerts, and promotional messages from advertising partners.

Site Analysis: Fair Observer uses the information collected through third-party sources to learn and analyze how the site is used. We use this information to enhance the site by making improvements based on the data collected.

Advertising: Display Ads may be delivered from adservers such as Open AdSream, powered by WPP’s Real Media Group. At times third-party information is used to deliver targeted ads to you, your location, and your interests. We may also use Third-Party Ad Platforms (such as Google AdSense and Pubmatic) to deliver ads on our site. No PII is exchanged with any type of advertising message on Fair observer.

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION COLLECTED?

There are very few specific circumstances when your information is shared outside of the company, these circumstances include but are not limited to:

• If you comment or use the Facebook app on Fair Observer, the information you submit (including your social media user name, etc) is viewable to the public.

• Fair Observer may need to disclose personal information to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, or any other legal process.

• We employ third-party services to distribute email newsletters and these third-parties have access to specific information only for the purposes of fulfilling contracts on our behalf.

• In the event Fair Observer goes through a business transition, such as a merger with or acquisition by another organization, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

EMAIL POLICY

Fair Observer does not allow any third-party company to use your email address for commercial purposes without your expressed permission. We will send you newsletter communications, partner sponsorship messages, account alerts, and any other emails you have requested to receive. If you would like to opt-out of any specific newsletters or mailings, please login to your profile to change your newsletter settings.

NOTICES

Children Under 13: Fair Observer does not knowingly target adverting to, or collect information from children under the age of 13.

Data Retention: Your personal information is retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy.

Security: Fair Observer uses all reasonable means to safeguard data against unauthorized use and theft.

Changes to this Policy: Fair Observer may at any time change this Privacy Policy to reflect any changes in our practices, service offerings, or market regulations. If the policy is updated, we will update the Effective Date at the top of the policy.

COOKIES

A cookie (otherwise known as an HTTP cookie) is a small piece of code which can be sent from a website or banner ad and stored on a user’s web browser. The cookie stores data such as preferences, previous activity, and other information. For more information on HTTP cookies and other online advertising definitions please visit the IAB’s website.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or suggestions for this Privacy Policy, please contact the editor of Fair Observer or email questions by clicking here. You can also contact us by sending mail to 461 Harbor Blvd, Belmont, CA 94002, USA.