Privacy Policy
Effective Date: This policy was last updated on 10/31/2018

Overview
Thank you for visiting this website, which is operated by WOS, Inc. (“we,” “our,” or “us”), d/b/a
Wide Open Media Group (“WOMG”. This site is one of a network of ad-supported sites
operated by Wide Open Media Group.

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

This Privacy Policy explains the ways in which we collect information from you through your
use of our websites, applications, mobile applications, and/or any services made available
through such websites, applications, and/or mobile applications (collectively, the “Service”), and
the ways that we and the other Wide Open Media Group Affiliates may use that information.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may provide to us through other
means; for example, at a live event, via mail, or via telephone. Please read this Privacy Statement
carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices. By using our Service, you agree
that your use, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy
Statement and our Visitor Agreement. If you have questions regarding privacy issues, please
contact us.

WOMG 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 Web site that collects Personally Identifiable
Information (PII).

WOMG gathers information about its users mainly to enhance their experience on the site and on
email newsletters. This information is used to bring you content that is relevant to your interests.
Additionally, WOMG, along with our advertising partners, gather information about you
anonymously to provide you with advertising messages that are catered to your location and
interests. You can opt out of information gathering for advertising purposes below.
Transparency and Choice
Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect and how we use it. No personal information is required to use our site.
Information Collected
Personal Information/ Information You Directly Provide to WOMG: 

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

  • Personal contact information (name, zip code, email address, phone numbers)
  • Comments
  • User names (including social media user names)
  • Correspondence with WOMG staff
  • Billing Information (for paid WOMG products)

You are not required to provide WOMG 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 using tracking technology. 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 is PII. This type of
information includes but is not limited to:

  • Demographic information (gender, age, household income, job title, interests, etc.)
  • Advertising information (clicks, interactions, post-impression performance data)
  • Research information (data collected from partners such as Nielsen, Comscore, Quantcast, etc.)
What Is Done With The Collected Information?
Site Content: WOMG partners with GetResponse to provide you with content that is relevant and personalized to your reading interests. You can read GetResponse’s Privacy Policy here 

Email Communications: WOMG 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: WOMG 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 are delivered from our adserver, DFP for Small Publishers powered by Google. At times third-party information is used to deliver targeted ads to you, your location, and your interests. No PII is exchanged with any type of advertising message on WOMG.
What Is Done With The Collected Information?
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, Twitter, Google+ and/or like apps on WOMG, the information you submit (including your social media user name, etc) is or may be viewable to the public.
  • WOMG 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 WOMG goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred.

Social Media Sharing and Comments
WOMG utilizes common social media sharing and commenting features from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. In using these features, these services may set a cookie to properly execute the specified action. These features may collect your IP address and information about the page and action you are visiting. These services are not required in order to use the site and are governed by that company’s privacy policy:
Email Policy
WOMG does not allow any third-party company to use your email address for commercial purposes without your express 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 email us at info@wideopenmediagroup.com to change your newsletter settings or use the unsubscribe feature within the newsletter.

Additional details and privacy policy notice with contact information for GetResponse can be found below:
GetResponse Privacy Policy


Cookies
A cookie (otherwise known as an HTTP cookie) is a small piece of code which can be sent from a web site 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 IAB’s web site.
To comply with the European Union Directive 2009/136/EC, amending Directive 2002/58/EC on Privacy and Electronic Communications (otherwise known as the e-Privacy or Cookie Directive), we provide notice to consumers visiting our site from the EU about our cookie practices and obtain consent for such practices. By using our services, you agree to the use of cookies as detailed below.
Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about visitor usage for the purpose of web analytics and high level demographics. These cookies are only used to improve our site and the general experience. They do not contain PII and they do not track any behavior on any other website.
Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow our site to remember volunteered information (such as username for commenting) to provide convenience or a more personalized experience. If used, they will contain PII that you have provided. These cookies do not track any behavior on any other website.
Advertising Cookies
These cookies contain browsing habits and general data (device type, location) specific to your device for more personalized ad targeting.
Managing Cookies
Cookie management is specific to your browser. If you reject cookies, you will be able to use WOMG, but some of the functionality may be limited.
Common browser cookie management information:
Additional third policy cookie information:
Notices
Children Under 13: WOMG does not knowingly target advertising 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: WOMG uses all reasonable means to safeguard data against unauthorized use and theft.
Changes To This Policy: WOMG 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.
Questions/Suggestions: If you have any questions or suggestions for this Privacy Policy, please contact the editor of WOMG or email questions to privacy@wideopenmediagroup.com. You can also reach us by mail at 801 Congress Ave, Suite 330, Austin, TX, 78701.
For More Information
Below are links to the privacy policies of some of our partners and links to advertising opt outs.
DFP for Small Publishers, powered by Google, is the adserving platform on WOMG.
If you want to opt out of receiving targeted ads from DFP, visit this link. Opting out does not mean you will not get ads from DFP; it means DFP will not collect non-personal information about you or serve ads targeted to your interests.
Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is part of the industry’s self-regulatory initiative. If you would like to opt out of third-party partners’ non-personal information tracking, visit the NAI opt out section. Opting out does not mean you will not receive advertising on WOMG. It ensures that your non-personal information will not be automatically tracked by the sites you have opted out of.
Contact Us
If you have questions about privacy please contact us at privacy@wideopenmediagroup.com.
Or send correspondence via mail to:
Wide Open Media Group
801 Congress, Suite 330
Austin, TX 78701