Privacy Policy FAQ

We have updated our Privacy Policy to provide users of our sites and services with a single, uniform policy. Below are answers to some common questions about our updated Privacy Policy. Please review the full privacy policy.

Why are you updating your Privacy Policy?

As Internet Brands grows and the laws protecting individual privacy evolve, we update our privacy policy to ensure that we are adhering to all applicable laws. This privacy policy applies to our websites and mobile and interactive applications on which we display or post a direct link to this privacy policy.

Have you made any substantively material changes to the Privacy Policy?

No, we have not made any substantively material changes to the manner in which we handle information about you. But, we have simplified our privacy policy, making it more uniform across our network of sites, and we've made it easier to understand. One key difference is that our new privacy policy is provided in a layered format, allowing you to read highlights of our practices upfront with links to additional information about our privacy practices.

What is personal information?

Personal Information is information that directly identifies or reasonably can be used to identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, Social Security number, and financial account number.

Will you share my personal information with third parties?

Like other Internet businesses, we share personal information (such as name and email address) with vendors who process credit card transactions, with co-branded business partners, and we only share information when we have consent from our users.

Does Internet Brands share personal information with other of its websites?

We will share information within our network of sites so we can keep you informed about products and services which may interest you. Depending on the site or service you interact with, you may choose not to receive marketing emails from us when you register, in any such email we send, or by contacting us.

Do you use my information for advertising on Internet Brands' websites?

Like other Internet businesses, we are able to offer free content and services through revenues we receive from advertising on our websites. We may use some non-personally identifiable information about you to tailor advertisements to your interests. This advertising is intended to present ads which are more relevant; not necessarily more ads.

Does Internet Brands allow third parties to collect and use information about me for online advertising?

Our advertisers may have relationships with third parties who deliver their advertisements on our websites. As part of delivering these ads, the third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our websites (for instance the content you have viewed). These partners may offer you a way to choose not to have your information used for advertising purposes, and you should become knowledgeable of your choices.

What are cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, widgets, server log files and IP addresses?

Cookies are small data tiles placed on your computer by the websites you visit and can be used to help recognize you as a user of that site when you return, or when you visit other sites. They are not programs, and cannot harm your computer.

Flash Cookies (also called Local Shared Objects or LSOs) are data files similar to cookies, except that they can store more complex data. Flash cookies are used to remember settings, preferences and usage, particularly for video, interactive gaming, and other similar services.

Web beacons are small graphic images on a web page or in an email that can be used for such things as recording the pages and advertisements clicked on by users, or tracking the performance of email marketing campaigns.

A widget is a small program or application that can be embedded in a web page. Widgets can provide real-time information, such as stock quotes or weather reports, or other functionality. Widgets are often provided by a third party, and may allow that third party to collect data about users viewing that page.

A server log is a record of activity created by the computer that delivers the web pages you request to your browser. A server log may record the search term you entered or the link you clicked to bring you the web page. The server log may record information about your browser, such as your IP address and the cookies set on your browser by the server.

An IP address is a unique number assigned to each computer connected to the Internet. Since these unique numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet.

Using these and similar tools, our websites collect data about your activity, such as data about the type of browser and operating system you use, which of our web pages you view, the time and duration of your visits to our sites, the search queries you enter on our sites, and whether you clicked on an advertisement on our site.

Are there ways to manage cookies placed on my computer?

Yes, you can configure most standard browsers to alert you when a website is attempting to send a cookie to your computer and to allow you to accept or refuse the cookie. You can set most standard browsers to disable the capacity to receive cookies, and to delete cookies you previously have accepted. Some web pages may not work correctly if cookies are disabled.

How you can contact Internet Brands if you have a privacy question or complaint:

  • Use our Privacy Contact form, or write to us at the address below.

  • Privacy Office
  • Internet Brands, Inc.
  • 909 N. Sepulveda Blvd., 11th Floor
  • El Segundo, CA 90245 U.S.A.

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any privacy concern.

Last Updated: June 12, 2012