Effective Date: October 19, 2017
- WHAT ARE COOKIES?
- INFORMATION WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES
- HOW WE USE COOKIE INFORMATION
Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers, ad networks, and advertisers, we can track your online activities over time and across third party websites, apps and devices, by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across sites and devices to help improve our products, remember your preferences, provide content recommendations, and show you advertisements on the SBM Services or other third party websites and apps that may be tailored to your individual interests. The information these third parties may obtain on our behalf includes data about your visits to websites and use of apps that serve our advertisements, such as the pages, articles or ads you view and the actions you take on those websites or apps. This data collection takes place both on our sites, apps and emails, and on third party websites and apps. For more information, including how to opt out of Analytics and Advertising Cookies.
- COOKIES WE USE
Below we list the different types of Cookies we may use on SBM or the SBM Services.
5.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are essential to the SBM Services in order to facilitate our authentication, registration or log-in process and enable you to navigate and use the features of the SBM Services. Without these Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of our services or features, and the SBM Services will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like.
5.4 Analytics Cookies
We and our service providers may use Analytics Cookies (or performance cookies) to collect information about your use of the SBM Services to help create reports and statistics on the performance of the SBM Services which enable us to improve the way they work. Analytics Cookies collect information such as your IP address, type of device, operating system, referring URLs, country information, date and time of page visits, and pages visited. The information allows us to count our audience size, see the overall patterns of usage on the SBM Services, help us record any difficulties you have with the SBM Services and show us whether our advertising is effective or not.
Analytics cookies on the SBM Services may include:
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- THIRD PARTY COOKIES
We work with third parties to support the SBM Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content, customizing content based on usage, or tracking aggregate site usage statistics (including actions taken on the SBM Services, and dates and times you access the SBM Services). These third parties use their Cookies to collect information on the SBM Services and on other websites.
For example, we use analytics services supported by third parties who generate Analytics Cookies on our behalf. We may not have access to these Cookies, although we may use statistical information arising from the Cookies provided by these third parties to customize content and for the other purposes describe above. These 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. Third party advertisers and other organizations may also use their own Cookies to collect information about your activities on the SBM Services and/or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information, which may be combined with other information acquired from third parties such as demographics and other marketing segment information, may be used by them to serve advertisements on the SBM Services and third party sites that they believe are most likely to 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.
You can learn how to manage cookies in section 7 below. However, we may not control these third party Cookies and their use may be governed by the policies of the third parties employing these Cookies. To learn about these third party Cookies and how to manage them, please refer to the relevant policies on the third party’s website.
- HOW YOU CAN MANAGE COOKIES
You can stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the SBM Services at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. 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 or by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org. Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.
Sections 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 above include links with information on how to opt out of specific Analytics, Advertising, and Social Networking Cookies on the SBM Services.
For more information on managing Analytics Cookies, please use the following links:
Opting out of Advertising Cookies will not remove advertising from the pages you visit; 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 by disabling or blocking any or all Cookies, some features of the SBM Services may not operate as intended, or you may not have access to features or personalization available through the SBM Services. For example, if you disable or reject Flash Cookies for the SBM Services, you may not be able to access certain features such as video content or services that require you to sign in.
- CONTACT US
Or you may write to:
SBM Ventures, LLC
100 Pine Street, S-1250
San Francisco, CA 94111
If you are located in the EEA, the entity responsible for the collection and processing of Personal Data in connection with the SBM Services is SBM Ventures, LLC. (U.S.) (contact information provided above). If you have a corporate or group subscription agreement, the entity responsible for the collection and processing of your Personal Data is the entity with whom your company, professor or school has a direct relationship.
Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.