You should inform yourself regarding safe internet practices and what you can do to protect yourself against identity theft and Internet Fraud. The federal government and technology industry have developed practical tips to help you guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer and protect your personal information. You can learn more about practical online safety tips at https://www.onguardonline.gov. For your privacy and security, your RitersBlock account information is protected by a password. You should always log off once you have finished using a shared computer to protect against unauthorized access to your password and/or computer.
RitersBlock collects personal information when you use RitersBlock products or services, when you register with RitersBlock, and when you visit RitersBlock web pages or the web pages of RitersBlock partners. RitersBlock may combine the information that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register with RitersBlock and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us. In order for you to use certain RitersBlock services, you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require certain personal information, such as your name, city, state, zip code, and e-mail address. Also, whenever you interact with us, we automatically collect certain information whether or not you register with RitersBlock. For example, RitersBlock automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, RitersBlock cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request. RitersBlock also collects information regarding service surveys, feedback forms, support forums and other text services you use or post. RitersBlock uses the information it collects to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends, and to administer the website. RitersBlock also use the information to conduct research, customize advertising and content, improve our services, improve product and service offerings, provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients, and to contact you.
RitersBlock will not provide your email address to a third party without your express permission. If you register with RitersBlock, we may send out e-mails with RitersBlock-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, follow the instructions provided in the unwanted e-mail message or visit the Email Preferences section of your User Account and change the settings. Please note that changing your Email Preferences will not prevent you from receiving system e-mails (e.g., those regarding forgotten user names or passwords) and legal notices (e.g., policy updates).
RitersBlock transfers cookies (alphanumeric identifiers) to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable RitersBlock to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. RitersBlock cookies do not collect personal information. RitersBlock does not use cookie information with other personal information to tell us your screen name, e-mail address, or who you are. You may set your browser to fully disable cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. The 'Help' button on most browsers will explain how to change your cookie settings. However, to use certain RitersBlock features the RitersBlock cookie must remain activated. We recommend that you leave the RitersBlock cookie activated.
We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise across the Internet. AdWords remarketing will display relevant ads tailored to you based on what parts of the RitersBlock website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. The cookie is used to say 'This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.' Google AdWords Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you. Also, we limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices. RitersBlock does not sell, rent, or share personal information about you with non-affiliated companies or other people except to provide products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of RitersBlock's Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, and may share information to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. If a RitersBlock user is a child under age 13, we may share information with a parent's authorization. Parents may allow RitersBlock to collect and use their child's information without consenting to RitersBlock's sharing of this information with companies and people who may use the information for their own purposes. RitersBlock may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. It is possible that advertisers will assume that people who click or interact with targeted ads meet the targeting criteria. RitersBlock does not provide advertisers any personal information when you view or interact with a targeted ad.
RitersBlock personnel may have access to information in the normal course of RitersBlock's business. Trusted partners who work with RitersBlock under confidentiality agreements may also have access to information. These companies do not have any independent right to share this information. Likewise, authorized RitersBlock consultants and/or contractors may also have access to user information, if necessary, in the normal course of RitersBlock's business. If RitersBlock merges with another company or if RitersBlock or substantially all of the assets of its Website or business relating to RitersBlock services are acquired by or transferred to another company, then information may be transferred is such a merger or acquisition.
Children under the age of 13 may not register to use the RitersBlock website. RitersBlock does not specifically collect information about children. We recommend that minors between the ages of 13 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using RitersBlock or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.