Publication Date: September, 2013
The Web Sites: TVFanForums.net/ TVFanForums.com. MortysTV.com/MortyPort.com/AskMorty.com/MortysMall.com operated by MKH Industries and herein referred to as “our websites” or “the websites” respect your privacy and have created this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that information.
This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of certain information about yourself, if you choose. Please take a few moments to read our Privacy Statement. This statement applies to both information we collect from visitors to our websites.
Right to Change Policy
As our websites are constantly innovating and enhancing the products and services it provides to its users, this Privacy Statement will also continue to change to match the products and services we make available. As such, we reserve the right to change this statement to match the products and services we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our site or use our products and services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates.
However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over time, our websites will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order.
Contact for Privacy Inquiries
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions about privacy on the websites, please contact:
Via E-mail: email@example.com
Types of Information We Collect
Generally, you are free to browse the our websites without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the our web sites.
Registration on Our Site
Our websites require users who want to participate in the TVFanForums, or post public comments on our other websites to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username (which does not have to be your real name), password and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile.
When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional information is made available to other bulletin or message board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed.
We suggest that you enter NO personal information, such as your real name or your phone number, either in your profile or in any of your posts. We will moderate any posts containing personal information.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in the TVFanForums, or to provide any personal information on our site.
Postings on Message Boards
It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.
The information we collect and how we collect it.
How we collect and store information depends on the websites you visit, the activities in which you participate and the websites you use. You can use some of the website services without providing any information other than that automatically collected as described below.
We may collect information about you during your use of the websites, including your name, username, password, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile phone number, gender, birth year, and information you provide or post or allow us to access when you do certain things, such as:
Enter registration information for one or more of our websites;
Enter a sweepstakes or contest or register for a promotion;
Participate in voting or polling activities;
Make a donate or purchase;
Request certain features (e.g., newsletters, updates, and other products);
Sign up to receive SMS (text message) notifications;
Download or use one of our or affiliated mobile applications for our chat room or messageboard;
Connect with our websites or otherwise allow us to access certain information about you via a social networking site (“SNS”); or
Post user-generated content to any of our websites.
We may also combine information that we collect from you with information we obtain about you from third parties and Affiliates and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.
Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose information through our websites, such as via SNSs, on message boards, chat rooms or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties.
When you use our websites, we use persistent and session cookies and other tracking technologies to: a.) store your username and password; b.) analyze the usage of our sites and services; c.) customize our websites to your preferences; and d.) control the advertising displayed by the websites. We may also use other Internet technologies, such as Flash technologies, Web beacons or pixel tags, and other similar technologies, to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of our websites (including to serve you ads when you are on other websites or the Internet when we can access those cookies). We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access our websites), and may use that information to customize our content with location-based information, advertising, and features. For example, if you provide a zip code that indicates that you live in Chicago, our content and advertising may be customized with Chicago-specific information and advertisements. In order to do this, your location information may be passed along to our Affiliates, agents, vendors or advertisers. If you access our websites through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some of the interactive features of the websites. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit the Adobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.
What we do with the information we collect.
We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:
For the purposes for which you provided it;
To send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;
To send you alerts or other communications via SMS messages or other media or networks;
To notify you about new features of the websites, special events, or products, services, and special offers;
To administer sweepstakes and contests;
To process and respond to your inquiries;
To contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you;
To attribute content that you make available through the website;
To generate and review reports and data about our user base and the websites usage patterns;
To analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of our content;
To improve the content and features of the websites or develop new services;
To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you see on the websites;
To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the websites; and
To administer and troubleshoot the websites.
The websites are supported by advertising revenue. We may send you commercial email on behalf of ourselves, our Affiliates, and advertisers. Each such email we send you will have an opt-out that you can use to stop receiving such communications.
Information sharing and disclosure.
We will make your information available to other companies, websites, applications or people in the circumstances described below:
We may share your information with any Affiliate or agent of MKH Industries in order to provide the content or advertising or to communicate with you on our behalf.
When you sign up to participate in a contest or sweepstakes, your information may also be provided to our sweepstakes or contest advertisers, operators, or sponsors and the use of that information will be also governed by those advertisers’, operators’, or sponsors’ privacy policies or practices.
We may disclose your information in response to any subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process we receive, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.
We may share your information with third-party advertisers and advertising networks or others with which we have a contractual relationship.
We may disclose your information when we believe it appropriate in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the rules governing the services you accessed, and/or to protect our rights and property.
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.
How you can access and update your information.
To ensure that you have some control over the information we have about you, you may review and update certain user profile information by logging in to the relevant portions of our websites where such information may be updated (may be available on some websites and not others) or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How we protect information.
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are completely impenetrable.
Linked sites and advertisements.
Our websites contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites.
How to contact us.
DBA MKH Industries
P.O. Box 1462
Mount Laurel, NJ 0805
Your California privacy rights.
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to email@example.com.
Changes to this policy.
MKH Industries reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our websites following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.
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