Information We Collect About Website Visitors
We automatically track certain information based upon your use of the Website. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community.
By using our Website or our services, you indicate your consent for Stackpop and our affiliates to send cookies to your computer in order to uniquely identify your browser and improve the quality of our services; you may turn off cookies in your browser though, in doing so, some or all of our services may not work. For a description of how cookies work, please see the section entitled "Cookies" below.
Like many websites, we automatically gather certain information about our Website traffic and store it in log files. This information includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Website, to track users' movements around the Website and to gather demographic information about our user base.
We do not link this automatically collected data to Personal Information.
We use a third-party tracking service that uses log files and cookies, see below, to track non- Personal Information about visitors to the Website in the aggregate. This service captures usage and volume statistics to improve the services that we provide.
We also collect and store non-personally identifiable information that is automatically generated when you use the Website. We use "cookies" on this Website. A cookie is a piece of alphanumeric data stored on a Website visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our Website and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies enable us to customize and enhance the user experience on our Website. We use the resulting non-personally identifiable information, such as your browser version, IP address, referring domains, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the nature of your use of the Website and cookie information, to improve our Website delivery, including advertising, and to develop analytics and aggregated data that allow us and our partners to utilize our Website and reach out to you via our Website.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We may and our third party advertising affiliates may employ a software technology called clear gifs, also referred to as web beacons or web bugs, that help manage content on the Website by tracking what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' Personal Information.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails recipients have opened. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
We may use Embedded Scripts, which are programming code that collects information about your interactions with the Website, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer or other device from our server or a third party provider and is deactivated or deleted when you disconnect from the Website. In addition, we may use a variety of other technologies that collect similar information for security and fraud detection purposes.
If you visit or use our Website on a mobile device or use our mobile application, we may collect information from your device, including device ID and your mobile carrier. We may store and use that information for security purposes (for example, for user verification).
Once you have established your account on your mobile device or computer, we collect information we receive from your mobile device or computer, such as your device's type, number and the serial number of its chip.
Use of the Website on a mobile device may allow your mobile carrier or other access provider to view data that appears on the device as a result.