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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 16, 2020

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Angry Owl Technology Group, LLC (“Company”, “us”, “our”, and “we”) collects, uses and shares information from and about users of its website https://rethority.com/ (the “Site”).  This Policy also describes the measures that Company takes to protect the information, your options for choice and access, and how you can contact us about privacy practices.  This Policy is part of our Terms of Use (the “Terms”) for the Site. By using the Site, you acknowledge you have read and accept this Privacy Policy.

1. What We Collect

1.2     “Personal Information”, as used in this Policy, is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person.  We collect Personal Information from you in the following ways:

We collect Personal Information when you submit it to us, including when you ask to be added to our mailing list, contact us through the Site, participate in a community forum, create an account through our Site, purchase or order a product, subscribe to a service, or otherwise directly give it to us, by email or otherwise.  The Personal Information you submit may include your name, shipping/billing address, telephone number, payment information, email address, username, interests, and affiliated website.  We may also maintain a record of your purchases.

We may also, to the extent permitted by applicable law, receive Personal Information about you from third parties including social media services or other commercially available sources. The Personal Information we receive from third parties may include your name, contact information, information about your transactions, relationships with product and service providers, and your use of certain applications.

For example, if you access our Site through a social media service or connect our Site to a social media service, we may collect your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service and any information the social media service shares with us, such as your profile picture or email address. The information we obtain depends on your privacy settings on the applicable social media service. When you access the Site through social media services or when you connect our Site to social media services, you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use such information in compliance with this Policy.

1.3     “Other Information”, as used in this Policy, is any information that is not intended to disclose your specific identity to us, such as usage data, browser information, information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies, demographic information, geolocation data obtained with your consent where required by applicable law, and aggregated data. We collect Other Information from you in the following ways:

We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. This may include your password or other information, such as your birthday or occupation, that you voluntarily provide to us through the Site.

We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests or information about your activities on other websites.

We and our service providers may automatically collect information through cookies and other tracking technologies (collectively “Cookies”) when you visit our Site to provide and improve the Site, and to display relevant content, products, services and advertising.  Through the use of Cookies, we may obtain information about your computer or device, including computer operating system type and device characteristics, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, and the name of your Internet service provider, and your activities, including the website you visited before browsing our Site, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, the number and frequency of your visits, access times, and other information about your use of and actions on our Site.

1.4     Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

1.5     Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

1.7     Third Party Data Collection

Third parties that provide us with analytics or other services for the Site may also automatically collect some of the information described above, including, for example, IP address, access times, browser type and language, pages and products viewed, device type, device identifiers, and Wi-Fi information. Please consult individual applications’ or products’ privacy policies for more information on data collection, use, and sharing.

Other third parties, including advertisers, ad measurement services, and ad networks, may also automatically collect information about you through the Site, including information about your online activities over time and across different websites, devices, online channels, and applications when you use our services. These third parties may use web beacons or cookies on our Site.

Some third parties, such as Google, may also collect information for online advertising purposes and to provide us and others statistics about users of the Site.

     1.7 (a) Analytics
     Google Analytics, Facebook Ads conversion tracking and Google AdWords conversion tracking
     Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
     Google Privacy Policy
     Facebook Privacy Policy

     1.7 (b) Handling payments
     PayPal, Stripe
     Personal Data: Various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service
     PayPal Privacy Policy
     Stripe Privacy Policy

     1.7 (c) Interaction with external social networks and platforms
     Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube
     Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
     Facebook Privacy Policy
     Twitter Privacy Policy
     Pinterest Privacy Policy
     Instagram Privacy Policy
     YouTube Privacy Policy

     1.7 (d) Remarketing and behavioral targeting
     Facebook Remarketing
     Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
     Facebook Privacy Policy

     1.7 (e) Tag Management
     Google Tag Manager
     Personal Data: Cookies and Usage Data
     Google Privacy Policy

2. How We Use Your Information

We may use your Personal Information for the purposes set forth below.  We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose; provided that if such Other Information is considered Personal Information under applicable law or if we combine Other Information with your Personal Information, we will treat such information as Personal Information.

2.1     Use of Cookies

Third parties, such as analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, may use Cookies to track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices.  We may not have access to these Cookies, but we may use information obtained through the use of these Cookies to improve our products and services.  The information we obtain through these Cookies, along with Personal Information and Other Information we collect from your use of the Site (including through use of any Cookies that we employ to collect information from our Site), can be used to help improve our content, remember your preferences, personalize offerings, and show you advertisements that may be tailored to your interests.   These third party companies may also transfer this information to other parties where required to do so by law, or where such other parties process the information on their behalf.

Specifically, we and our service providers may use advertising Cookies to deliver ads that we think will be relevant to you and your interests.  We may use advertising Cookies to customize the advertising and content you receive on our Site, conduct interest-based advertising, limit the number of times you see the same ad on our Site, help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, and conduct market research.

These Cookies remember what you have looked at or purchased on our Site and other sites, and may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing information.  We may share this information with other organizations, such as advertisers, in accordance with applicable law.  Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on our Site and/or the advertisements you have clicked on.

This information, which may be combined with other marketing information acquired from third parties, may be used to provide advertisements on our Site and third party sites that they think will be of interest to you based on content you have viewed. Third party advertisers may also use this information to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to track aggregate usage statistics.

We are not responsible for any third-party websites, apps, advertisements, content or special offers linked or referenced on our Site.  We do not control any Cookies or other similar devices placed on our Site by third parties, such as those that may be embedded in third-party advertising.  We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.  Once you leave our Site or click an advertisement, or sign up for a special offer, the applicable third party privacy policy will apply.

2.2     To Provide Content and to Operate, Maintain and Improve Our Site

We use Personal Information and Other Information we collect from and about you to operate, maintain, and improve our Site, including to (i) deliver the content, products and services offered through our Site or that users request, (ii) to create and manage your accounts, and (iii) allow you to engage with us (e.g., to comment on content or send us Feedback (as defined in the Terms).  We may also use the information we collect from you to analyze website use and improve and customize the content, layout, and services of our Site.

2.3     To Provide (and Allow Third Parties to Provide) Advertising and Interest-Based Advertising

We and our service providers may use any of the information we collect from and about you to allow us to provide ads about products and services tailored to your individual interests when you use our Site. We may work with third party advertising companies, advertisers and ad networks who help deliver these ads to you. These third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our Site and on other websites to provide ads to you that are believed to be consistent with your interests.  Please see additional details in Section 2.1 above.

2.4     To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with, or connect a social media service account to, our Site, we may use Personal Information and Other Information to facilitate your sharing of information between our Site and your social media service.

2.5     To Contact You

We may send you materials about promotions, upcoming events, and other news related to the content offered on our Site and products and services from our selected partners. We may use and combine any of the Personal Information and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you these materials. We may also contact you to respond to your comments, questions, requests or other Feedback and to provide customer service.

2.6     To Protect Our Rights and the Rights of Others

We may use your Personal Information, as we find necessary or appropriate in our discretion, and as permitted by law to: resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; comply with law and respond to lawful requests from public and government authorities and legal processes; protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Company or its employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements, policies and Terms); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our Site or other third parties; enforce contractual and intellectual property rights; and protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes.

3. How We Share Your Information

3.1     Our Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information

3.1.1  To Allow Third-Party Service Providers to Help Us Operate Our Site

We may provide your Personal Information to third party service providers who help us operate our Site, by, for example: developing or supporting content, products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing. These third party service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing on our behalf.

3.1.2  To Allow Social Sharing Functionality

If you log in with, or connect a social media service account to, our Site, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, and you acknowledge that the use of such information by the social media service will be governed by its privacy policy. If you do not want your Personal Information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with our Site, and do not participate in social sharing on the Site.

3.1.3  To Protect Our Rights or the Rights of Others

There may be instances when we may disclose your Personal Information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: comply with law and respond to requests from public and government authorities and legal processes; protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Company or its employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements, policies and Terms); protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of our Site or other third parties; enforce contractual and intellectual property rights; and protect against fraud and other unlawful activity or for risk management purposes, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

3.1.4  In the Case of a Merger, Sale of Assets or Bankruptcy

If we sell all or part of our business or assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger, reorganization, dissolution, liquidation, or other transfer of all or part of our business or assets, we may transfer your information to the party or parties and their advisors involved in that transaction.

3.2     Information You Make Public through Use of Our Site

Certain features on our Site, including community forums or comment posting features, give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. When you use these features, any information you choose to submit, including the information requested from you in order to participate in such feature and the information included in your post, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, and anyone else with access to the Site. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.

4. How We Protect Personal Information

We use reasonable measures to safeguard Personal Information.  However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.  You acknowledge and agree that the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Site cannot be guaranteed and that you use the Site and send us information at your own risk.  If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please contact us immediately at the address below.

5. Your Rights and Choices

5.1     Opt Out of Direct Marketing

You may opt out of receiving electronic communications from us (including our newsletter or promotions), by contacting us at the address provided below or following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.  Please note that there are certain service notifications that you may not opt out of, such as notifications of changes to your account.

5.2     Opt Out of Interest-Based Advertising

You may opt out of online interest-based advertising by taking the steps detailed below.

By using the Site with your browser setting adjusted to accept Cookies, you consent to the use of Cookies by us, our service providers and advertisers as set forth in this Policy.  Many browsers are set to accept Cookies until you change your settings. You can remove and reject cookies from our Site through your browser settings. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.  Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms from sharing certain information obtained by automatic processes with us.

If you visit our Site, cookies from some or all of the following providers may be set. For more information, including how to opt out, please follow the links below:

Opting out of advertising Cookies does not remove advertising from our Site; instead it means the ads you will see may not be matched to your interests.

If you make updates to your browser or device settings, or use an online link to opt out of Cookies, those updates apply to the device where you made the changes. Please note that disabling or blocking Cookies could affect how certain functions on our Site work for you.

5.3     How to Access, Correct, Update or Delete Your Personal Information

You can access, correct, update or delete your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below. You can also object to or restrict the processing of your Personal Information. You can also exercise any rights you are entitled to under law.

Where you have provided your consent to our use of your Personal Information, you can withdraw your consent and we will apply your preferences going forward.  We may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions you began prior to requesting such change or deletion.

5.4     California Privacy Rights

Subject to certain limitations, California Law permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of Personal Information during the preceding calendar year to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, California residents can write to us at the address set forth below.  Please include your name and the address to which you would like us to respond.

6. Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting.

Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

You may also visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

6.1      Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.

6. 2     Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.

6.3     Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.

6.4     LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/

6.5     RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

6.6     District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.

6.7     YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.

6.8     The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.

6.9     Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.

6.10    AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.

6.11    OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.

6.12    Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

6.13    TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.

6.14    Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.

6.15    Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.

6.16    GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.

6.17    Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.

6.18    MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers’; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.

6.19    RevContent. You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.

6.20    Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.

6.21    33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

6.22    Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

7. Other Important Information

7.1     Updates to Privacy Policy

This Policy is effective as of the Effective Date set forth above. We have the right to change or update this Policy at our discretion and without notice to you.  This Policy is subject to occasional revision and, if we make any material changes, we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on our Site indicating we have updated this Policy.  Continued use of our Site following these changes means you acknowledge you have read and accept the revised Policy.

7.2     Do Not Track Disclosure

Some browsers or other tools include “Do Not Track” (DNT) features which, when turned on, send a signal to websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked across websites over time.  We do not currently respond to DNT signals.

7.3     Children Under 13

Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any Personal Information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use this Site or provide any information on this Site. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the address below.

Contact Us

We welcome your comments or questions about this Policy. You may contact us at our address:

Angry Owl Technology Group, LLC
Attn:  Privacy Policy Department
4226 N 172 St
Omaha, NE 68116
Email: andrew@rethority.com

Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs or health, social security numbers, or criminal background information) when contacting us.