We believe that the best way to protect our users’ privacy begins by collecting and storing only minimal Personal Information. Furthermore, individual Personal Information is never shared with third parties. Data is only shared with our publisher and advertising partners on a summary, aggregated basis across groups of users.
Upon Signing up – We require a valid email address that we ask you to verify and if you are signing up directly, we require that you create a password for authentication purposes. No further information is required to use the SpotlightNews® applications. We do ask you to provide limited additional personal information including age, gender, college student status, college(s) attending or attended, and your location, but you are not required to provide any of this information to enjoy full use of our application services.
Spotlight and our publisher partners depend in part on revenue derived from display advertising.
If, in the future, we offer additional Services that require you to provide additional PII, we will seek and obtain your prior consent. At any time, you can rescind this consent by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you use our applications, we will capture usage information including:
We also collect certain log information regarding your access and use of Spotlight Applications and Services. This log information includes your IP address, device information such as browser or phone type and version, the URL or screen visited, and referring URL. This log information is used to measure how Spotlight is discovered by new users, to see how Spotlight is used, to identify possible abuse, and to diagnose technical problems, among other purposes.
The information we collect is used to support the following:
We share usage data about our registered users with advertisers and our publisher partners on a limited and aggregated basis only. and partners in four ways:
We keep your information on secured servers and use reasonable and industry-standard administrative and technical measures to safeguard your PII from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, and destruction. Our credit card processing vendors use industry-leading security measures to protect your information both during the transaction and after it is complete.
Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
If you are a California resident, California’s “Shine-The-Light” law permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your PII to a third party for the third party's direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us using the contact information provided below. However, we do not rent, sell or otherwise make available your PII to others for marketing purposes.