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By visiting our Sites or using any of our services, you agree that your information, including your personal information, will be handled as described in this Policy, which is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service.
What Information Do We Collect About You and Why?
We collect information directly from you, including personal information (collectively, “information” unless necessary to distinguish between personal information and other information). We also collect information about your use of our Site through cookies and other tracking (please see our section below entitled “Cookies and Other Tracking” for additional information).
We request information from you, such as contact information, if you contact us (e.g., to request information) or if you would like to join the developer portion of our Site.
Use of Your Information
We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:
- To provide our services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our services and for other customer service purposes
- To better understand how users access and use our Site and services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis
- To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Site or our services
- To improve our Site and our services
- For marketing and advertising purposes, such as to notify you (via email or other means) about our special offers and promotions
- For contests (see contest rules for additional details)
Sharing Your Information
MHL may share your information with the persons/entities below and for the following purposes. MHL does not share your personal information with non-affiliated third parties for their own marketing purposes.
- Other Users of Our Site and Services.As discussed below regarding user generated content, any blog post or comment that you submit will be available to all other users of our Site and services.
- MHL Consortium Members, Promoters, or Adopters.If your application, game, or media (collectively, “submission”) is accepted in the MHL Developer Program, then we will share your contact information and information about your submission (e.g., content name, publisher, submission type, and genre) with MHL Consortium Members, and entities engaged in promoting MHL.
- Our Agent.Currently, MHL’s agent is Silicon Image. We share the information that we collect about you with Silicon Image to assist us in providing our Sites and our services. Silicon Image may assist us in our marketing efforts, but it does not use your personal information to market its own products and services to you. It may use your aggregate information as discussed below.
- Service Providers.We may disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf. For example, these providers may help us administer our Sites.
We also may share your information for the following reasons:
- Business Transfers.If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the acquiring company.
- Transfer of Agent.If MHL replaces Silicon Image as the agent for the MHL Consortium, then your information will be transferred to the new agent. The new agent will use your information as described in this Policy.
- In Response to Legal Process.We also may disclose the information we collect from you to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process, such as in response to a subpoena.
- Aggregate and Anonymized Information.We may share aggregate or anonymized information about you with MHL Consortium members and third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Cookies.Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for recordkeeping and other purposes. We use “cookies” on our Sites to, among other things, better serve you with tailored information and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Sites. There are two types of cookies: session-based and persistent cookies. Using cookies, we collect your IP address, browser type, domain name, referring URL, referring website, page views, and your downloads.
- Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged in to the Site.
- Persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about your activity, which we may combine with other information about your.
- Third Party Cookies. We use third parties, such as Google analytics, to track and analyze movement throughout our Sites.
Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer you can edit your browser options to block them in future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Sites who disable their web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will be able to browse the Sites.
Local Storage Objects. We may use Flash Local Storage Objects (“Flash LSOs”) to store your Site preferences, to personalize your visit or to display content based upon what you view on our Sites. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. In addition, you cannot control, delete or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash cookies, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose “Global Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose “Website Storage Settings Panel” and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.
Web Beacons, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies.We use web beacons, such as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Sites to, among other things, track the activities of website visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about website usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, identify when our e-mails are viewed and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
User Generated Content
We permit user generated content on certain portions of our Sites, such as our blog and our forum. Any information that you post to our Sites may be viewable by other visitors to our Sites. We are not responsible for the privacy of any information that you choose to post to our Sites, such as a blog, or for the accuracy of any information contained in those postings. Any information that you disclose becomes public information. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law or your personal privacy.
At times, our Sites may contain links to third party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but, instead, is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites, and we are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection, encryption, and SSL to protect our Sites and the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security all of the time.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, computer, and web-enabled devices, among other things, by signing off after using a shared computer, inserting a password on your web-enabled device, choosing a password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your password private. You should never share your log-in information with others. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
Can I Access and Modify My Personal Information?
If you are a registered developer with our Sites, you may update your information by emailing email@example.com. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may continue to reside in our systems for a period of time.
What Choices Do I Have?
From time to time, we may send you emails offering products and services that we believe might be of interest to you. If, at any time, you would like to stop receiving these emails, please follow the opt-out instructions contained in any such e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests, and that your opt-out pertains only to the receive of marketing and advertising promotions and not for issues related to your service.
Consent to Transfer Information to the United States
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using our Sites and services, you consent to the transfer and processing of your information in the United States, which does not have data protection laws that provide the same level of protection that exists in countries in the European Economic Area. Your consent is voluntary. If, however, you do not consent, then we may not be able to provide you with our Services.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children Under 13
Our Site is not designed for persons under 13.
Changes to this Policy
We may change this Policy from time to time, so be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to our policy to our Sites. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change, by highlighting the change on the Sites or by sending an email to you at the email address that you have registered with us.
Effective Date: August 1, 2012