In order to provide our full range of Services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide. When you register for a username, we ask you for personal information (such as your email address, time zone, and an account password). In order to improve the quality of our Services and to provide you with a better user experience, we may combine the information you submit with information provided by third parties.
Log information. Each time you access our Services, our servers may automatically record in their server logs information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your Internet Protocol or “IP” address, the date and time of your request, browser type, browser language, and one or more cookies (see description below) that may uniquely identify your browser.
Links. YNOT may present links that include codes that enable us to track whether these links have been followed. This information is used to improve the quality of our advertising and customized content, as well as the organization and layout of our website.
User communications. We may retain communications that you send to YNOT by email or otherwise, in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our Services.
Use of Personal Information
Providing our Services (which includes displaying customized advertising and other content);
Auditing, research, and analysis (to maintain, protect, and improve our Services);
Technical diagnostics (to ensure our network is functioning as expected);
Protecting the rights or property of YNOT or our users, or third parties;
Creating new Services; and
Marketing and sales of advertising.
YNOT processes personal information on our servers, which are located in the United States of America and in other countries. As a result, there exists the possibility that we may process your personal information on a server that is not located in your home country. In some cases, we may process personal information at the request of third parties and according to their instructions, such as our advertising partners. We will treat all personal information processed at the request of a third party exactly as if we had collected the processed personal information ourselves.
Privacy Principle: Choice
You may, if you wish, use some of our Services without registering for a username. However, when you sign up for our Services that require registration, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your email address. We will ask for your consent prior to using any provided personal information is any way that is different from the stated purpose for which that information was collected.
You may configure your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or other browsing device. You should be aware, however, that some features of our Services might not function properly without cookies enabled.
Privacy Principle: Onward Transfer
YNOT may from time to time share personal information with individuals or other companies. In the event that we share information with companies or individuals not a part of YNOT, we will only do so in the following circumstances:
If we have asked for and received your consent.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of your personal information is reasonably necessary: (a) to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request; (b) to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) as required or permitted by law, to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of YNOT, its users, or the public.
We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who viewed a certain page in our website, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.
Privacy Principle: Security
Appropriate security measures are taken to protect your personal information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, and processing practices. Physical security measures are also taken to prevent unauthorized access to systems where your personal information is stored.
Your personal information is revealed to YNOT employees, contractors, and agents on a need-to-know basis in operating, developing, or improving our Services. As a condition of their employment or association with YNOT, these individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations. If they fail to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information, they may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution.
Privacy Principle: Data Integrity
Privacy Principle: Access
We make good-faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information that we have collected. In the event that such information is inaccurate, we will endeavor to provide facilities that allow you to either correct this data or to delete it, provided we are not otherwise required to retain such data by law or for legitimate business purposes. Before processing requests to access, delete, or alter such data, we ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, deleted, or corrected. We may refuse to process requests: (i) that require disproportionate technical effort; (ii) that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic; (iii) that would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes); (iv) that jeopardize the privacy of others; or (v) for which access is not otherwise required. Unless providing access and correction service would involve a disproportionate effort, we will perform it free of charge.
Privacy Principle: Enforcement
It is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns when we receive formal written complaints at this address. In order to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between YNOT and an individual, we will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, such as local data protection authorities.