Quincy Media, Inc., its subsidiaries and this Station (collectively, “QMI”) offer a variety of services through our relationship with Frankly Media LLC (“Frankly”). These services include this web site (this “Web site”) or any of the online web services, mobile applications and services for location-enabled and other types of devices provided to you on, from or through this Web site or our mobile applications (collectively, the “Services”). Frankly is the host of this Web site and gathers information from you through the Services. Certain third-party providers of tools utilized in the Services also gather information from you. QMI operates the television station associated with this Web site (the “Station”) and has access to some information gathered through the Services by Frankly and third-parties, as described below. Frankly and QMI (also sometimes referred to as "we" or "us" or "our" below) understand your privacy is important and are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.
No children under 13: The Services are not directed at or intended for use by children under 13 years old. You are required to provide a date of birth to register for this Web site. You are not permitted to register or use the Services if you are under 13. Please review our Terms for additional information.
Users outside the United States: The Services are not targeted at users outside the U.S. Please be advised that if you are located in the European Union or another region with laws related to data collection, use and transfer that may differ from U.S. law, your personal information submitted through the Services and transferred to the U.S. may not have the same legal data protection as in your jurisdiction.
The information we gather
Frankly and certain third-party providers of tools utilized in the Services gather two types of information about the users of the Services:
(1) Non-personally identifiable information: When you use the Services, Frankly may collect and aggregate information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system and browser software used by each user. Although such information is not personally identifiable, we can determine from the IP address a visitor's Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
The non-personally identifiable information Frankly collects helps us diagnose problems with our server, administer the Services, identify the most popular areas or features of the Services, and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities. In addition, Frankly and/or QMI (when QMI receives this information from Frankly) may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements.
Cookies: The Services use "cookies"---that is, small text files placed on your computer's hard drive---to help us determine the type of content and sites to which you link, the length of time you spend at any particular area or feature of the Services, and your usage of the Services. Cookies also tell us which advertising you have seen on the Services. Frankly has access to data collected by cookies, and QMI may have access to data collected through cookies. At certain times, Frankly may use outside (third-party) advertising companies to display advertisements on the Web site that may contain cookies ("banner ads"). These banner ads collect information stored by the outside advertising company and Frankly does not, and QMI does not, have access to this information.
Essentially, cookies are your identification cards for our computers, or servers, that placed them there. Cookies are only read by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus. Cookies allow us to serve you better and more efficiently, and to personalize your experience on the Services. Nevertheless, you are able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser or device. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser or device.
Do Not Track: At this time, this Web site and the Services do not recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms and preferences, which may include "do not track" instructions. However, you may adjust the privacy preferences of your browser, including the control of how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser or device. For more information on how to do so, please refer to the documentation accompanying your browser or device.
(2) Personally identifiable information: Frankly and certain third-party providers of tools utilized in the Services collect personally identifiable information through voluntary submissions you make via the Services. Certain features of the Services and third-party tools utilized in the Services, such as surveys and contests as well as registration, may require that you provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, mailing address, zip code, gender, age, date of birth, income, phone number and e-mail address, and when applicable, credit card information). Frankly, as host of the Services, has access to this information. Frankly may share personally identifiable information with QMI, except that QMI does not receive or have access to credit card information that may be collected.
In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain aspects of the Services, such as e-mail, chat rooms/features, and forums, or to receive certain newsletters or specifically targeted information, we do require that you provide a valid e-mail address, date of birth and zip code. Additional personally identifiable information may also be voluntarily provided by you. Frankly, as host of the Services, has access to this information. Frankly shares email addresses with QMI, and may share other personally identifiable information with QMI.
In addition, Frankly may collect information about your location when you access any of our mobile applications. If you do not enable the service to use your location information or if the app does not have that feature, we will not collect or store your location information. Frankly, as host of the Services, has access to this information. Frankly does not share location information with QMI.
How we use the information we gather
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways we use the information that we gather.
(1) How we use and share non-personally identifiable information: Frankly and QMI use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more effective and more useful Services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the users of the Services, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas and features of the Services. Frankly and QMI provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers, affiliates, and other current and potential business partners. Frankly and QMI also use the aggregate data to inform these third parties as to the number of people who have seen and clicked on links to their web sites.
(2) How we use and share personally identifiable information: We use and share personally identifiable information collected through the Services as follows.
Interest based advertising and IP targeting: Frankly and QMI may work with data providers to serve advertising to you through display media or other methods. These providers may use personal information that we have collected or that you have provided to locate you online, such as when you visit or log in to websites or mobile applications. This information may be linked to online identifiers or IP addresses assigned to you, and to demographic or interest-based data, in order to target you with relevant advertising, including about our products or services. To learn more about or opt out of this and other interest-based advertising, please visit the industry opt-out pages operated by the DAA, at http://www.aboutads.info and by the NAI at http://networkadvertising.org.
Retention of personal information by QMI
QMI will retain your personal information collected through the Services that is in its possession for as long as QMI deems reasonably necessary or desirable, unless a different retention period is required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. QMI reserves the right to delete or destroy any such information at any time.
Changing/deleting personal information
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information changed or removed from Frankly’s database, please contact us at Info@franklymedia.com, and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however we reserve the right, from time to time, to recontact former customers or users of the Services.
If you wish to correct, update, amend, or delete/remove personal information that is provided through the Services and in QMI’s possession, you may contact QMI by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the information is in QMI’s possession, QMI will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request.
Third parties and links
Frankly and QMI do not control the acts of users of the Services. All users should be aware that, when they disclose personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guestbook, or other forum, the information may be collected and used by others to send that person unsolicited e-mail from other parties outside of the Services, Frankly or QMI. In the event that you encounter any user of the Services who is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact Info@franklymedia.com.
The Services may contain links to other Internet web sites and services, including co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by Frankly or by QMI. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, Frankly and QMI are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites or services, including their use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when users or visitors to the Services click through links to those sites. Even though such information might not identify you personally, Frankly and QMI strongly encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of those sites and services. Frankly and QMI encourage users to be aware when they leave this Web site or our Services.
Frankly and QMI cannot and do not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from us or independently. Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with, us who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact Info@franklymedia.com; Frankly will make reasonable efforts to forward your message to the third party.
Updated September 29, 2017