every computer connected to the internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers known as the "internet protocol" ip address. like most web servers, when a visitor requests a page from the site, our servers automatically recognize and log his/her domain name and ip address, along with the access times, referring web sites, platform, and browser type. the information collected is not personally identifiable (as described here) and is used only to provide statistics about usage of the site in the aggregate to improve the quality of the site and services, to better understand how people interact with us, to deliver advertising and measure its effectiveness, to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you, or to cooperate with law enforcement. we may use third party contractors to collect and aggregate such information.
additionally, please note that none of the services include "spyware," meaning the services do not run any background processes that report information about your software or hardware configuration or your web browsing or purchasing habits.
the site and services use either cookies and/or registry settings on your computer to store user information. a "cookie" is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. additionally, some ad networks may use web beacons in conjunction with cookies to compile aggregate statistics about usage on the site. a web beacon is a transparent image, typically in gif format that can recognize certain types of information on a visitor's computer, such as a visitor's cookie number, time and date of page view, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed.
you may disable cookies on your web browser, thereby also rendering some web beacons unusable. you can use the site and services even if cookies are disabled, but this may impact our ability to adapt any of the site or services according to your preferences.
in accordance with the united states' children's online privacy protection act of 1998, as amended, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13.
in addition to using the anonymous identifying information that we track for internal purposes in the manner described here, this information may also, on an aggregate basis, be shared with and used by third parties with which we have contracted (e.g., our third-party content providers and licensees of answers' services). furthermore, in addition to answers providing its own advertising, answers uses third-party advertising companies and networks to serve ads when you visit the site. these companies and networks include, among others, third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors, and research firms. these companies and networks may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to the site in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. in the course of serving advertisements to the site, our ad networks may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser or use a "web beacon." an example of such ad network is google, inc. if you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by google, click here . to opt out of targeted advertising from microsoft advertising, click here .
certain third-party ad network providers may use web beacons and cookies to help present, better target, and measure the effectiveness of their advertisements, using non-personally identifiable data (such as sites visited and browser type) gathered over time and across their networks of web pages to determine or predict the characteristics and preferences of their audience. this is also known as online behavioral advertising. an example of such ad network serving advertisements on our site is aol/ad.com, a member of the network advertising initiative. other examples are microsoft advertising, whereby data collection by or on behalf of microsoft is taking place in connection our services agreement with 24/7 media us, inc. as well as by or on behalf of 24/7 media itself. if you would like more information about this practice, as well as your choices about not having this information used for online behavioral advertising by these ad networks, click here: http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp .
we do not rent or sell your personally identifying information (such as your name and contact information) to any third parties. we use the information we collect to provide services on networkworld-digital.com such as: personalization, advertising, marketing and promotions, analytics, legal compliance, and to prevent misuse. additionally, we may transfer information we collect in the event of a change of ownership of answers or any of the site and/or services, such as acquisition by or merger with another company.
requests for erasure (deletion): you may exercise your right for erasure by sending an email to [email protected] please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.
this section provides information organized in accordance with the california consumer privacy act (“ccpa”) for residents of california about how we handle certain personal information.
your california privacy rights under california’s shine-the-light law. california law permits users who are california residents to request and obtain from us, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of personal information disclosed to those parties. if you are a california resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to [email protected]
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it is the policy of multiply media, llc “(multiply”) to respect the legitimate rights of copyright and other intellectual property owners. pursuant to the digital millennium copyright act, 17 u.s.c. section 512 ( http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf ) (the "dmca"), multiply has designated an agent (specified below) to receive notifications of claimed copyright infringement on its sites.
if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide multiply’s copyright agent with the following information in accordance with the dmca:
multiply's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
multiply media, llc
6677 delmar blvd., ste. 210
saint louis, mo, 63130
email: [email protected]