MyThings Takes Your Privacy Seriously
Personal and Non-Personal Information
Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") is data about you that is personally identifiable; like your name, email address, credit card number or any other information that is not otherwise publicly available. The PII that MyThings collects from you is information you supply to us; such as your name, email address, credit card number and mythings.com account login. That information is maintained by mythings so that you do not have to enter it each time you visit our website to login to your account.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information (”NPII”) data is collected by MyThings and MyThings’s Partners, and is used by MyThings for the purpose of online Retargeting. NPII data collected by MyThings for advertising purposes is completely anonymous, and only includes information such as the Prospect’s IP address, date and time of visit, domain type, and their activity on our Advertiser’s and Partner’s websites. None of this information, individually or grouped together, can be traced back to a specific individual.
In computer language, a cookie is used to store data on a computer’s hard drive. Almost all websites utilize cookies to one extent or another. MyThings uses it’s cookies to provide a service known as Retargeting (details explaining Retargeting found below.) A Prospect receives a cookie from MyThings and MyThings’s Partners when they visit MyThings.com, and / or when they visit one of MyThings’s Advertiser’s websites. MyThings has no access to or control over Partner cookies but requires that each Partner only collect NPII information for the use of serving retargeted ads. Any Partner found in violation of this policy will immediately be removed.
MyThings’s technology utilizes cookies in the delivery of advertisements to our Advertiser’s Prospects on our Partner’s websites across the internet. This form of marketing is called Retargeting; and it enhances the web surfing experience by showing advertisements to the Prospect that are of interest to them. When a Prospect visits one of MyThings’s Advertiser’s websites, a MyThings pixel on that site sets a MyThings cookie on the browser of the Prospect. When that Prospect visits one of MyThings’s Partners’ websites; our Partner’s website will identify the cookie on browser of the Prospect and recognize that they previously visited our Advertiser’s website. The Prospect will then be shown an advertisement from that Advertiser. In this instance, MyThings will know that the Prospect first visited our Advertiser’s website, and then our Partner’s website. We will know the Prospect viewed the Ad on our Partner’s website, and whether or not the Prospect clicked on that Ad. This type information is what MyThings uses in reporting; and in no way can be used to identify who that Prospect is, or any other online activities of the Prospect outside of MyThings’s Advertisers and Partner’s websites.
The NPII data collected by MyThings in the above outlined process of Retargeting will be kept by MyThings for the period of one year. After one year, all cookie data and IP addresses is purged. This information is used strictly for reporting purposes and is not tied to personal information. You are able to Opt-Out of MyThings’s services if you do not want to be a part of future reporting or take part in Retargeting services from MyThings – please see below for instructions on how to Opt-Out.
How to Opt-Out of MyThings’s Services
At any time you may Opt-Out of MyThings’s services; however please note that by Opting-Out, you will not be able to take full advantage of Retargeted advertising or have your MyThings.com account login information remembered for you. You are free to delete all cookies on your browser, or to have your browser notify you when a cookie is set – simply check your browser settings to do so. By deleting your cookies in this manner, you will disable MyThings and its Partners to deliver ads that are targeted to your interests. You will have to clear your cookies each time you visit MyThings.com or one of our Advertiser’s websites to ensure you are not receiving Retargeted advertisements. Another way to Opt-Out is to click this link. When you Opt-Out of MyThings’s services in this manner, a cookie will be set on your browser. MyThings must maintain the cookie on your browser in order to recognize you as an Opted-Out visitor. You must Opt-Out again if you clear that cookie from your browser, use a different internet browser, or use a new computer to access the internet.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is automatically assigned to your computer every time you establish a connection on the Internet. MyThings uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
MyThings can obtain access to your name, e-mail address and other contact information only (1) when you become an advertiser with MyThings, provide comments, submit a problem, or request information from MyThings and provide your name or return contact information, or (2) in connection with special offers or contests. Contact information provided in connection with problems, comments or requests is used only to respond to those problems, comments or requests. You may choose to provide contact information, other personally identifying information, and demographic information in order to participate in optional surveys or contests, which are run for promotional purposes. MyThings uses such information to send you information about its products and to notify you if you win the contest.
We post customer testimonials on our web site which many contain PII such as the customer's name. We do obtain the customer's consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If they later decide they do not want their testimonial on our website; they may email email@example.com to have their testimonial taken down.
MyThings takes the security of your information seriously, and we take measures to protect our data from unauthorized access, as well as unauthorized disclosure or destruction of data. Our data is stored in centers that provide the highest quality security for your data and designed for mission-critical and primary data storage and preservation. Physical access is strictly controlled both at the perimeter and at building ingress points by professional security staff utilizing video surveillance, state of the art intrusion detection systems, and other electronic means. MyThings is committed to securing the data of our Advertisers and their Prospects.
Children 18 and under are not eligible to use MyThings services without the participation and supervision of a legal parent or guardian. MyThings is not a site meant for children, and we do not provide privacy measures designed to protect children when using the Internet unsupervised.
Removing Your Account Information From Our Records
You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use one of the alternate contact methods listed below to remove your contact information from our database provided we have completed all your pending transactions. Please note that information is never completely removed from our history and disaster recovery archives. You may access and edit your account information by logging into your account online and clicking on the “Edit Profile” link
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
MyThings does not sell, trade, rent, or release your personal information to third parties in ways that are not disclosed in the privacy statement. If we were to ever do so, you will have the opportunity to Opt-Out beforehand.
Changes to MyThings’s Corporate Structure
MyThings transactional information such as traffic patterns, sales, aggregate data regarding general shopping patterns, and other site information may be shared with vendors and other reputable third parties. This data will never contain any PII of MyThings Users. For example, we might share statistics on how many customers purchased a specific product, but we will not specifically disclose who purchased the product.
MyThings discloses personal information when required by law, judicial process, warrant, subpoena or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary for the following:
To conform to the edict of the law or comply with a legal process served on MyThings or its Website. To protect and defend the property rights of MyThings, the MyThings Website, or that of MyThings Users or to act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of MyThings Users, employees, or the general public.
Other Sites’ Policies
MyThings has no control over, nor does it bear any of the responsibility for the privacy policies and/or content of any sites or advertisers linked to or on MyThings.com, or the cookies these sites might deposit on your hard drive.
If you use blog function on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
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