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What Information Does BrasilUSA Collect?
The information gathered when you interact with BrasilUSA falls into two categories:
1) Personal information, such as the information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, download one of our apps, and sign up for a newsletter, and
2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties.
Registration for BrasilUSA may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address. Subscribing to BrasilUSA requires us to collect and store certain data, including name, company name, email address, IP/network addresses (for certain types of subscriptions) credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include processing credit card payments.
User-Generated Content and Public Activities
BrasilUSA may offer opportunities to engage in public activities on the site, such as leaving comments on certain pages. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by BrasilUSA for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions. However, we reserve the right to remove any content posted to our site for any reason.
Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites or feeds. Please note that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not BrasilUSA.
Reader Surveys, Reader Panels and Market Research
BrasilUSA may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys. The information you provide may be shared with others, but only in the aggregate. Unless explicitly stated on a specific survey or research project, your responses will never be linked directly to you.
Information Collected by Us Using Technology. We use various Internet technologies to manage BrasilUSA and track usage of our services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.
Device Information. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access our services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies. We may use “cookies,” Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies.
These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of BrasilUSA and its service, provide customized services to you based on your subscription level and preferences, and help us understand how our audience uses BrasilUSA. You may not be able to access certain areas of our website if your computer/device does not accept cookies from us. Enabling “do not track” features may inhibit your ability to use our website and services.
We may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information to third parties in order to show you advertising for BrasilUSA when you visit other sites.
Analytics, Log Files and Reading History. Like most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of BrasilUSA and its services, including a history of the pages you view.
We may combine this automatically-collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, including customized recommendations, advertising, and to track access and use of BrasilUSA’s services across the devices that our readers and subscribers use.
Third Parties. Some of the services and advertisements included on BrasilUSA, including within our mobile apps, may be delivered or served by third-party companies (such as Google), which may collect information about your use of BrasilUSA and its services.
These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of BrasilUSA.
You have choices about third-party information collection as you use our website.
For information on not accepting advertiser cookies, please click here.
For information about opting out of having interest-based ad targeting, please click here.
Please note that not accepting third-party cookies should not affect your ability to use our services.
What Do We Do With The Information We Collect?
Provide Services. We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of our service and fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services.
Conduct Statistical Analysis. We perform various statistical analyses of our users, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for various purposes, including analysis to make our product more useful and appealing to you.
Customize Your Experience. We may use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also may use this information to customize certain features to improve your user experience based on the type of device you are using to access our content. (An example is a mobile-optimized site on a smartphone.)
Show You Relevant Advertising. We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on our site to be targeted to specific users. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.
About Our Email Newsletters
BrasilUSA will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by BrasilUSA and its advertisers. Please note that BrasilUSA complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by either (1) following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each email, or (2) you can opt-out here. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsubscribing from Email Newsletters. BrasilUSA offers email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter.
Survey Emails. We may invite you to participate in user surveys asking for feedback on BrasilUSA and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys help us serve you better. Any information we obtain via surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form.
Emails From You. If you send us an email, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.
Who Else May See The Information That We Gather?
If you have registered and/or subscribed to use our services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission. In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.
Service Providers. We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, content distribution, email distribution, list processing, and analytics. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using personal information in any way other than to provide services for BrasilUSA, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena.
How Do I Change Or Update My Personal Information?
Manage your account in the My Account area. You may review and update your membership or account information and access your transaction history in the My Account area.
How Do I Opt Out? If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email. If you have problems or questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Is My Information Protected? Protecting your data and ours is very important to us. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Compliance With Legal Process. We may access, preserve and disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
COPPA Compliance. BrasilUSA does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.