H Code Media, Inc. (“H Code Media”) is a technology-enabled media services company whose clients and customers include both online advertisers (“Advertisers”) and digital content providers (“Digital Content Providers”). We deliver innovative products and services designed to:
Our product offerings and services allow digital advertisers to more efficiently reach their desired audience (together, referred to herein as our “Services”). For a full description of these Services please see our website at www.hcodemedia.com.
At H Code Media we believe that safe, secure and respectful practices regarding the use of consumer information are fundamental to our business success and to the growth and vitality of the Internet as a whole.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
H Code Media may use data collected across different Web sites and downloadable applications over time to make inferences about the preferences of users of those Web sites and downloadable applications in order to provide advertising or content relevant to those inferred preferences. This form of advertising is known as interest-based advertising (“IBA”). H Code Media also delivers advertising relevant to the content of web pages or applications also known as contextual advertising. In connection with Services, H Code Media and our third-party partners may gather information including location, gender or other demographic information or based upon ads or other content you have viewed in the past. H Code Media may also collect information about your visits to Web sites and downloadable applications, such as number of times you have viewed an ad and where geographically the ad is served (but not your name, address, or other personal information).
We may use also this information for non-targeting reasons such as frequency capping, compliance, fraud prevention, billing, service fulfilment, ad reporting or delivery, market research or product development within industry standards such as the NAI/DAA.
Non-Personal Information Collected by our Services
Non-PII collected by H Code Media may include download history, geographic location, demographic information, customer generated content and/or information about your interests in and use of various products; programs, and services; the web pages or sites visited, interactions with ads; and identifiers associated with a mobile device or tablet, or your use of an application. We may gather this information via cookies, statistical identifiers and similar functioning technology as well as when you download an application, access our website via an ISP, wifi or carrier network.
Geographic Location Information. H Code Media may from time to time ask you to provide geographic location information. By voluntarily providing such information, you consent to its use in interactive forums, polls and elsewhere. Additionally, H Code Media may obtain geographic location information via programming interfaces supplied by your mobile device service provider or from IP lookup services. Such information may also be used for targeted advertising purposes.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). The types of PII that H Code Media may collect include without limitation: name, address, e-mail address, and mobile phone number. We may combine PII and other information (e.g., demographic information like gender and age) about you that we have with information we obtain from our business partners or third party data providers. We may collect PII when you register with H Code Media, when you enter a sweepstakes, voluntarily provide such information, or by other customary means.
Cookies & Server Log Files
Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other PII unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering for a service.
You may adjust your browser to reject or block cookies. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our site can be accessed only in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content. Please note that blocking cookies will not prevent advertising from being displayed in your browser or apps, but it may make such advertising less relevant to you.
Server log files contain information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform types, date/time stamps, the number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track the user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use, such as device type, carrier, subscriber I.D. and the IMEI. We may collect certain non-PII when you complete a transaction, use our services, download our applications or visit many of our web pages or those of certain business partners.
H Code Media may share non-PII obtained via performance of Services:
You may also opt out of H Code Media’s collection of data from applications through your device settings. For some version iOS, you may limit “ad tracking” in the Settings menu on your device. For some versions of Android, you may opt out of collection of data for IBA by selecting the “Opt out of interest-based advertising” in the Settings menu.
International Users. Please be advised that because we operate internationally, and certain of our computer systems are currently based in the United States, your personal data may be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union.
Children and Age Restrictions. Children under age 13 are not permitted to register for the services. H Code Media does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Your Privacy Rights and Rights to Opt Out.
Users can prevent future disclosures by H Code Media of their PII, at no charge, by exercising their “opt out” rights using the “opt out” procedures described below:
H Code Media follows generally accepted industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to, destruction or disclosure of data. This includes undertaking physical, electronic and management activities to protect data integrity, access and use. Any data that is stored on our servers is treated as confidential and is not made generally available to the public.
Our servers are protected by firewalls and are located in secure data facilities to further increase security. Please keep in mind, however, that despite these reasonable efforts to protect data on our servers no method of transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal data at all times, we cannot guarantee its absolute security and shall not be liable for any breach of security by an outside party.
Transfer of Data Upon Change of Control
In the event that another company acquires all or substantially all of the assets of our business through a consolidation, merger, asset purchase or other transaction, we reserve the right to transfer all data that is in our possession or under our control to such acquiring party.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence, including your email address. This relates to your correspondence with us only – we do not gather users’ email addresses as part of our online advertising business.
If you feel we are breaching privacy principles, you should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions and Comments
Effective Date. This notice was updated on or about 6/1/16