Your privacy is important to us
Spectrum Media Services LLC (SMS) respects your privacy. This Policy discloses SMS’s privacy practices for your information collected online. We address the following topics:
While SMS strives to take reasonable measures to protect your information, this Policy is not a contract and does not create any legal rights or obligations. Rather, the following are guidelines for protecting your information. By using any of the websites that fall within our partners’ networks, you consent to the handling of your information as described in their respective Policies.
Scope of this policy
We, Spectrum Media Services LLC ("SMS"), help our clients ("Advertisers") reach potential new customers and existing customers on the Internet by determining which web pages ("Pages") offer content most relevant to the Advertisers' products and services. This Policy explains how we use certain anonymous information about you - a potential customer of our Advertisers - to decide whether to show you their ads when you visit a Page. When you visit any Page, you are a User of that Page.
This Policy does not cover the Policies of third party Service Providers we partner with, the publishers of the Pages ("Publishers"), or Advertisers; they each maintain their own Privacy Policies available on their respective websites.
Information we collect directly from you
Spectrum Media Services does not collect any information directly from you.
Information we collect from third parties
Through relationships with third party Service Providers, we collect information about you regarding your use of sites within a given Service Provider’s network through cookies, web beacons, log files and other technologies. We only collect information about your use of sites occurring in US, Canada and LATAM geographic regions, as determined and segmented by our third party Service Provider partners.
Such information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Browser type and operating system;
Anonymous partner user ID;
Mobile Advertising ID;
Web pages you view, and
Links you click.
Examples of Service Providers include, but are not limited to:
Real-time bidding platforms;
Device graph partners;
Mobile application SDK providers;
Mobile analytics companies
Publisher technology solution providers
How we use your information
Our business is ad targeting based on the content of web pages (“contextual targeting”), and the interests of Users inferred by their viewing of Pages within a given context (“behavioral targeting”). We and our third party Service Providers, including ad networks, use the information that we collect about you to serve advertisements to you on various channels, including, but not limited to, third-party websites, mobile apps and other mediums that may include social networks and television.
We do not knowingly use information we collect about children known to be under the age of 13 for any purpose, marketing or promotional.
Disclosing your information
SMS may disclose your personal information to the following entities:
Service providers. We may share your information with third parties that assist us and perform functions on our behalf. These entities may include technical support, information technology and data processing vendors, and data storage services, among others. We also may use third parties to assist us in determining and placing relevant advertising.
Research and analytics. We may use and disclose your information for research and analytics purposes.
Aggregate information. Aggregate information, such as demographic or market segmentation information, domain names, other site traffic information, etc., may at times be shared with partners or other third parties. An example of aggregate information is “X% of Users this month demonstrated interest in a given topic”.
Protecting information collected
We store and retain your information for a maximum of 30 days using generally-accepted security standards in a SOC-2 compliant data center facility. Our 30 day retention policy aligns to our data recency/freshness policy. When you opt-out using any of the methods described in this Policy, your data is rendered void for purposes of marketing or advertising.
Because we do not collect information about you directly, there is no direct opt-out associated with SMS services. Instead, you may opt-out using one or more of the following methods.
Third party Service Providers
Notice to non-US persons
We only collect information about your use of sites occurring in US, Canada and LATAM geographic regions, as determined and segmented by our third party Service Provider partners.
Legal effect and changes to the policy