We adhere to strict standards to protect your privacy. We do not sell your email address, name, or any personal information submitted to the Website. Subscribers to our feed have an opt-out option. We do not knowingly collect information from minors.
Any information which we have gathered in the form of statistics may be used for marketing purposes. The information does not reveal email addresses, names, phone numbers, or other personally identifying information. We believe strongly in protecting your privacy. We may ask for our users to participate in surveys or polls, but any information gathered there will be strictly on a voluntary, opt-in basis.
Our advertising partners may collect IP addresses or information through cookies. We are not responsible for the means by which third-party advertisers collect data.
Clicking on any advertisement takes the user to a third-party website that is not controlled by us. We strive to provide links to legitimate businesses, but users are responsible for any outcomes when visiting third-party Web sites.
- Collection of data
We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Website includes:
Personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Website, such as newsletter subscriptions, downloads, and information requests. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind; however, your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Website.
Information our servers may automatically collect when you access the Website, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Website.
Data from Contests, Giveaways, and Surveys
Personal and other information you may provide when entering contests or giveaways and/or responding to surveys.
2. Use of Information
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Website to:
- Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
- Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, promotions, and other information regarding the website to you.
- Administer promotions.
- Send you email newsletters you request.
- Notify you of events.
- Increase the efficiency and operation of the website.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the website.
- Notify you of updates to the website.
- Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
- Perform other business activities as needed.
- Request feedback and contact you about your use of the website.
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:
- By Law or to Protect Rights
If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and privacy risk reduction.
- Third-Party Service Providers
We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
- Marketing Communications
With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
- Online Postings
When you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Website, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the website in perpetuity.
- Business Partners
We may share your information with our business partners to offer products, services, or promotions you may enjoy.
- Other Third Parties
We may share your information with advertisers and investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. We may also share your information with such third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.
- Sale or Bankruptcy
We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.
4. Third-party links
Occasionally, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
6. Google Analytics
You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.
8. Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, ads, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Some examples are YouTube videos, Instagram posts, Facebook posts or photos.
9. Event Submissions
If you are submitting an event to our calendar, we require your contact information. It is only used for us to contact you about your submission. At your request, we will provide an email for publication to our readers to contact you for more information.
If you upload images to the website or provide them to us for publication, it is your responsibility to remove embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Visitors to the website may be able to download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Some areas of the website may allow for public comments. When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and other data to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so you do not need to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year unless removed by you.
Visitor comments are checked through an automated spam detection service.
11. Who we share your data with
We do not share your personal data with our private advertisers or other third parties other than those involved with the operation of the site.
12. How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows us to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that are registered on our website (contributors only), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
13. Policy for Children
The website is designed for those 18 years of age or older. Visitors under the age of 18 must have permission from their parent or guardian to use certain features. We do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us through our Contact Page.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
Last edited August 31, 2020
If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact the site administrator:
Big Big Project Media LLC
1717 W. Kirby Ave. #341
Champaign, IL 61821