Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of 09/28/2010 .
ControlTV LLC (“ControlTV,” “we,” or “us”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared.  This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by us when you use and/or access our website, currently located at www.controlTV.com, and our related services (the “Service”), how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information.  We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Service.

Information We Collect

In general you can use the Service without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.  However, if you do not provide us with certain requested information, we may not be able to provide certain services and features that may be contained on the Service to you.

User-Provided Information: You may provide us information about yourself, such as your name, date of birth, and e-mail address, when you register with us.  If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.  In addition, we may from time to time invite users to submit information, content and/or materials (“Materials”) through the Service and/or third party websites.  You agree that we may use such Materials and any and all personal information submitted by you in accordance with the Terms of Use Agreement, this Privacy Policy, and the terms of any privacy policy, rules and regulations and/or guidelines on any third party website covering our use of such Materials, and as notified to you by us from time to time.  In particular, but without limitation, such Materials  may be made publicly available for others to review, comment and vote on, on this Service and/or other services and/or websites, and may also be used by us in promotional materials.

Cookies Information: When you visit the Service, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site.  A cookie does not collect personal information about you. The Service uses both session cookies and persistent cookies.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser.  Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions.  A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page.  When you register with or view our site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website.  These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear Gifs Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously.  No personally identifiable information from your Service account is collected using these clear gifs.  In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make the Service better for our users.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service.  Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service [for instance, in “User Content” (as defined in our Terms of Use Agreement) you post] becomes available to the public.  If you remove User Content, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.

By providing us with your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail.  You may not opt out of Service-related emails but may change the frequency of receiving such emails by changing the preferences in your Account Settings.

We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Service, or special offers.  If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email message to [email protected] with the words “No email” in the subject field.  Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.

We may use certain information about you and/or your User Content without identifying you as an individual to third parties.  We do this for purposes such as analyzing how the Service is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing advertisements and promotions.

We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the User Content you post on the site.  We have the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation, if in our sole opinion, such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or our Terms of Use Agreement or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party.  We also reserve the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

We use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP; and (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: We will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others, except in the case of the sale by us of our assets or business offerings or in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.  Except as otherwise provided herein, we may share your personally identifiable information with third parties, solely with your consent, for the purpose of providing services to you.  If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy.  We may store personal information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings.  Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Service, our users or others.

Disclosure to Affiliates and Other Third Parties for Marketing Purposes

With your consent, we may share your personal information with our affiliated companies for their own direct marketing purposes.  Our general policy is that we do not share the personal information we collect from you on the Service with third parties for their direct marketing purposes without your consent (via opt-in or otherwise). If you provide such consent, we may disclose such personal information to our advertisers, distributors, brand sponsors, and business partners, as well as to our employees, independent contractors, agents, vendors, and service providers and/or other third parties for purposes of direct marketing.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain services we provide.

We allow other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on our site.  These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Service.  They automatically receive your IP address when this happens.  They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.

We do not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent.  However, please note that if an advertiser asks us to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.  You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks.  Our privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such advertisers.

How We Protect Your Information

We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information.  We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.  However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account.  You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from us, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case the Service may not be able to provide certain services to you.  You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account.  You can review and correct the information about you that the Service keeps on file by contacting us directly at [email protected].

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site nor the information or content contained therein.  Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Web site to another Web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.  Your browsing and interaction on any other Web site, including those that have a link on our Web site, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website page, as determined by us in our sole discretion.  We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy

This Service is not intended for use by children under 13.  We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13 years of age, except for the limited circumstances described below.  In the event a child under the age of 13 submits a question to us on the Service and identifies his or her age, we may use the child’s e-mail address for the sole purpose of responding to the child’s question on a one-time-only basis.  However, we will not use the child’s e-mail address to recontact the child and we will delete it from our records once we have responded.  If we become aware that we have unknowingly collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Access To Your Personal Information

You have a right to access the personal information held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at [email protected]

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.  Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.  Your continued use or access to the Service will be confirmation of your acceptance of any amendments to this Privacy Policy.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of the Service will be subject exclusively to the laws of the State of California within the United States of America without regard to its conflict of law principles.  We make no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Service and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using our Service, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country. Without limiting the foregoing, by providing any personal information to us, all visitors to the Service fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at [email protected], or send mail to:

ControlTV LLC

11845 W. Olympic Blvd.

Suite 1125W

Los Angeles

CA 90064-5096

09/28/2010