Gossip Cop Media may collect information from our users at different points on the site. The collection is done via the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our website. From that we theoretically garner information about your computer, mobile device, tablet, web browser and operating system and their settings, as well as the referring page that directed you to GossipCop.com through a link, content or ads you see or click on during a visit. We also could collect information about when you visited, the duration, searches you may have done on the site, and if you left to go to another website. Often sites use this information to monitor their services and tailor content based on your information. In reality, GossipCop.com does not do that since our content is contingent on fact-checking reports by other outlets.
Gossip Cop Media offers e-mail newsletters. Users who subscribe to the Gossip Cop Media newsletter will receive regular email updates about new content and features. To sign up to receive regular e-mails, users must submit information including a valid e-mail address. Gossip Cop Media does not share contact or personal information with any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular e-mails, including new articles added to the site. You can choose not to receive such messages in the future by following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail.
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Like most websites, our servers use log files. These log files record include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. Gossip Cop Media uses this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. Gossip Cop Media may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement, though it has never done so to date from its inception in July 2009.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Gossip Cop Media may need to disclose personal information when required by law, wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.
In the event Gossip Cop Media goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, sale of a portion of its assets, or dissolution such as a bankruptcy or wind down of business, users' personal information may be part of the assets transferred.
Third-Party Websites And Social Media
Gossip Cop Media publishes articles with links to other sites. It should be noted that our linking does not mean an endorsement of the entity. Please be aware that Gossip Cop Media is not responsible for the practices or content of such other sites and that they have their own privacy policies. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Gossip Cop Media.
Various social network and sharing tools are available on the site, but they are operated by third parties, often employing a "share" button. When visiting a page with one of these sharing tools, the third-party company that operates the tool may be collecting information about your online activity, browser and device from its own tracking technologies. They, of course, are unrelated to Gossip Cop Media and have their own privacy policies.
The third-party advertising we use, including Google also subscribe to the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") Principles and/or are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). For additional information about data collection practices of NAI members, as well as your options to opt out, please visit the NAI's website (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1#!/). For more information on EU online choices, please visit the EU online choices website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com). And you can opt out of Google's advertising by visiting the About Google Ads page (https://support.google.com/adsense/troubleshooter/1631343?hl=en).
Information Collected Through Third-Party Sources
This type of information is collected anonymously by approved third-party partners (such as social media companies, ad targeting firms, and other partners). None of the information collected by these sources contains any personally identifying information. This type of information includes but is not limited to:
*Demographic information (gender, age, HHI, job title, interests, etc.)
*Advertising information (clicks, interactions, post-impression performance data)
*Social networking information (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
*Research information (data collected from partners)
Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place
Gossip Cop Media has implemented state-of-the-art technical and physical security measures to protect the security of any personal information we collect. We constantly upgrade and maintain these safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, disclosure, and any other type of unlawful processing of personal data obtained by us. And we employ service providers who are held to a similar high standard for safety and security. Unfortunately, in these days, even the biggest Internet companies are not 100 percent impervious. While we continue to do the best to protect your personal information, since there is alway a potential risk, one should only access services in secure environments.
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