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Privacy Policy

Last modified: June 19, 2018

Granite Media Group, Inc. (“We” or the “Company”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use below) describes the personal information that we collect from you, or that you provide on our owned and operated network of websites including but not limited to www.granitemedia.com,  www.workandmoney.com, www.farandwide.com, and www.familyminded.com, (our “Websites”), and how that information may be used by us. In addition, the privacy policies of our primary advertising sales partners can be found on their respective websites.

This policy does not apply to information we collect through any other means, or to information collected on any other company, affiliate, or third-party site, or by any third-party application that may link to or be accessible from our Websites.

By using or accessing our Websites, you agree to this privacy policy. Please check back periodically for updates, as the policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of our Websites is deemed to be acceptance of any changes.

CHILDREN UNDER 13

Our Websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not register on our Websites or disclose any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. If we learn that we have accidentally collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please notify us using the contact information found at GraniteMedia.com.

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

We may collect and use the following information that you provide to us:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Websites. This includes, but is not limited to, information provided at the time of entering a contest or giveaway or when registering to use a service or to post a Contribution.

Records and copies of your communications (including e-mail addresses and text messages), if you contact the Company.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

We may record and use information about your use of our Websites.  Note that we do not collect personally identifiable information automatically. Collected information includes visit data, cookies and beacons.

Visit data. As you navigate through the Websites, we may collect details about your visits to our Websites, including, but not limited to, traffic and click metrics, location, logs and other communication data as well as information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.  Your IP address is used for the purposes of (1) detecting abuse and fraudulent activity, and (2) complying with laws of particular jurisdictions, such as determining through geo-location when we need to provide you with certain legally required consent notices, or responding to official government notices and subpoenas.

Cookies. We collect information about your internet usage by storing cookies on the hard drive of your computer. Cookie data helps us to: (1) measure our audience size. (2) personalize our Websites to your individual interests. (3) provided a targeted advertising experience, including interest-based targeting, and (4) recognize you when you return to our Websites.You may reject cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Websites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will deploy cookies when you visit our Websites, and continued use of our site will be deemed as acceptable of this policy.  As a consumer, you can choose to opt-out of interest based targeting by visiting Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).

Beacons. Pages of our Websites may contain small image files, known as beacons, that help the Company gather aggregated website statistics.

DigiTrust.  We work with DigiTrust to set a first-party cookie in your browser to enable us
and DigiTrust Partners to collect web viewing data that includes visits to this website and non-affiliated websites over time. This data may be used to infer whether you share interests with other users, and deliver advertising relevant to those inferences. This type of advertising is called interest-based advertising. You can exercise choice about the collection of data in this way for interest-based advertising by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s choice page and opting out from DigiTrust. Opting out from DigiTrust will stop DigiTrust Partners from using the DigiTrust identifier. Through the DAA choice page, you may make other choices for companies that participate in the DAA, some of which are DigiTrust Partners. Please note that limiting third-party cookies via your browser controls does not prevent a first-party cookie from being set in this way.

THIRD PARTY DATA

The advertisements on our Websites are served by third-party advertising partners. You can find a list of the advertising partners we work with here.  Please note that our advertising partners and the advertisers that run ads on our Websites may also use cookies, beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about our users.

We work with these advertising partners to ensure that any use of personal data is done in accordance with local jurisdiction laws, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”).  For more detailed information on how we comply with such regulations, please send us an email at [privacy “at” granitemedia.com].


KEEPING YOUR DATA SAFE

We treat all Company data, including the data described in this policy, confidentially.  We do not share, sell, or transfer data except in the following circumstances:

With our subsidiaries and affiliates or with contractors and service providers who we use to support our business.

With our primary advertising sales partners or in the form of advertising segmentation or targeting parameters.

With a buyer in the event of merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of Granite Media Group’s assets.

With authorities to comply with any court order or other legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use [FIX LINK] and other agreements.

With partners focused on the prevention of fraud to protect the rights, property, or safety of Granite Media Group, Inc,, our employees, or our users.

OPTING OUT

You can indicate to us your preference to not have certain data about you retained and used:

Cookies. If you do not wish us to collect cookies, select the appropriate setting in your browser. If you do so, please note that some parts of our sites may no longer function properly.

Promotional Offers from the Company or partners. If you do not wish to have your e-mail address used for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. If we have sent you a promotional e-mail, you may send us a return e-mail asking to be removed from future emails

If you have questions or concerns about the Company’s privacy policy or practices, please contact us via email to [privacy “at” granitemedia.com] or by mail to Granite Media Group, Inc., 450 Townsend Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA, USA.

11.  ADDITIONAL POLICIES AND RIGHTS COVERING THE EUROPIAN UNION OR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”)


This section applies to individuals within the EEA only. 


For the purposes of  GDPR, the data controller is Granite Media Group Inc., a Delaware corporation, with principal place of business at 450 Townsend Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA, USA.

In order to fulfill our complicated GDPR obligations as a data controller with respect to delivering online advertising on our Websites, we have implemented certain technologies on our site and processes with our company under the guidance of the Interactive Advertising Bureau IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework v1.1, which you can find here.  We are committed to evolving our underlying technologies and processes in accordance with IAB recommendations as they evolve over time, in order to best serve you and your privacy rights.

Under the GDPR, in certain circumstances, you have the right to (a) request access to any personal data we hold about you and related information, (b) obtain without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data, (c) request that your personal data is deleted provided the personal data is not required by us for compliance with a legal obligation under European or Member State law or for the establishment, exercise or defence of a legal claim, (d) prevent or restrict processing of your personal data, except to the extent processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and (e) request transfer of your personal data directly to a third party where this is technically feasible.  

In addition, where you believe that we have not complied with our obligation under this privacy policy or European law, you have the right to file a complaint to an EU Data Protection Authority.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, or to send us a feedback or complaint regarding our GDPR related policies, please send us an email at [privacy “at” granitemedia.com].
 

Terms of Service

Last updated: June, 2017

ACCEPTANCE

Welcome to Granite Media Group, Inc. (“Company”, “we” or “us”).

The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to your use of www.granitemedia.com, www.coffeeandpolitics.com, www.workandmoney.com, including all content and services offered by these sites (the “Websites”). Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Websites. By using the Websites you accept and agree to abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found above (incorporated by reference). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you are not granted rights to use our Websites.

CHANGES

By visiting our Websites, you agree to these Terms of Use. Please check this policy for changes as we may update this policy from time to time in our sole discretion. Any material changes will apply from the date of change forward. Your continued use of the Websites is deemed to be acceptance of any changes.

ACCESS

We have the right to block or disable any user, at any time, for any reason, including, if in our opinion, you are not in compliance with these Terms of Use. To use our Websites, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age or older and are in compliance with applicable local laws.  Access to the Websites is permitted on a temporary, as-is basis.  We reserve the right to withdraw or change any service that we provide on our Websites in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of our Websites is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to the Websites, or portions of the Websites.

IP AND TRADEMARKS

The contents and design of our Websites are owned by the Company and are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

The Company name, the names of the Websites, the Company logo, logos of the Websites, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, brands and marks are used for identification purposes only and are the trademarks of their respective owners.

USES

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You are permitted to use the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, download or store any of the material on our sites without the prior written consent of the Company, except to store information temporarily in RAM, automatically cache information temporarily in your browser, or to print a reasonable number of pages of the Websites for personal use. You will not modify materials from our Websites or use any illustrations, photographs, or videos outside of the context of our Websites.  You will not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes any part of the Websites without obtaining a license to do so from the Company.  Any use of the Websites, in whole or in part, not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

You may link to our Websites in a way that is standard and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. The website from which you are linking must comply completely with our Content Guideline, described below. Our Websites must not be framed by any other site. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to cease immediately. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time for any reason.

We may, at any time and for any reason, suspend access to our Websites or close them indefinitely. Note that the information presented on or through our Websites is made available for general information and entertainment purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is done strictly at your own risk.

You agree not to use any automated devices or services to access our Websites or copy contents. You will not use our Websites to:

  • Violate any federal, state, local or international laws or regulations.   

  • Expose the Company or other users to viruses or other malicious technology.

  • Exploit or harm minors in any way.

  • Post promotional materials.

  • Impersonate the Company, a Company employee, or anyone else.

  • Disable, overburden, damage, or break the Websites for others.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to our content management system or advertising server.

CONTRIBUTIONS

The Websites may contain user comments, games, contests, profiles, and other interactive features that allow you to post content (“Contributions”) on or through our Websites.

All Contributions must comply with the Content Guidelines set out in these Terms. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, accuracy and appropriateness. Any Contribution you post to the sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the Contributions and have the right to grant the Company and its affiliates the license granted above.

You represent and warrant that all of your Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its affiliates and licensors for any breach of that representation and warranty. Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to the Websites, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Websites.

We have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any Contributions for any reason in our sole discretion.

  • Take any action, in our sole discretion, with respect to any Contribution that we believe violates the Terms of Use, infringes any intellectual property right, threatens the personal safety of users, or could create liability for the Company.

  • Disclose your identity to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Websites.

  • Eliminate your access to all or part of the Websites for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any materials on or through the Websites. You waive and hold harmless the company from any claims resulting from any action taken by the company during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either the company or law enforcement authorities.

However, we can neither review all material before it is posted on the Websites nor ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third parties. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this paragraph.

CONTENT GUIDELINES

All content and Contributions must comply with applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, content and Contributions must not:

  • Be obscene, indecent, defamatory, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful or otherwise objectionable.

  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material

  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any intellectual property rights

  • Promote, or assist, any illegal activity or be used to impersonate or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any organization, including the Company.

The Company reserves the right to delete any content or Contributions, at any time, for any reason.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION

Your use of the Websites and their contents is at your own risk. We make no warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the Websites. Without limiting the foregoing, neither the company nor anyone associated with the company represents or warrants that the Websites or their contents will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that our sites or the servers that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the Websites or any services or items obtained through the Websites will otherwise meet your needs or expectations. The company hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability and non-infringement. The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

In no event will the Company, its affiliates and its licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers and directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the Websites, any websites linked to it, any content on the Websites or such other websites or any services or items obtained through the Websites or such other websites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates and licensors and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Websites, including, without limitation, any use of the Websites’ content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Websites.

JURISDICTION

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to, them, their subject matter or their formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Websites shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California [in each case located in the San Francisco although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country]. You agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

FILING CLAIMS

Any claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the Websites must be submitted within one (1) year after the cause of action, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.

WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY

No waiver of these Terms of Use by the Company shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Granite Media Group, Inc. with respect to the Websites and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Websites.

CONTACT US

If you’d like to get in touch with the Company, please send an email to [hello “at” granitemedia.com] or mail a letter to Granite Media Group, Inc., 450 Townsend Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA, USA.

 

copyrights

Granite Media Group, Inc. (the "Company") has adopted the following copyright infringement policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf) . The address of our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement (the "Designated Agent") is listed at the end of this policy.

HOW TO REPORT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

To report potential copyright infringement to the Company, please send each of the following:

  • A physically or electronically-signed statement made under penalty of perjury that the notifying party is authorized to make a complaint about the allegedly infringing content on behalf of the copyright owner, that the information provided is accurate, and that the notifier has a good faith belief that use of the content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  • A detailed description of the content being infringed, with sufficient information such that the Company can verifying infringement.

  • Identification of the example of infringement, with the web address or a hyperlink to the content that the copyright owner seeks to have removed.

  • Contact information about the notifier including official mailing address, telephone number, and  email address.

ONCE A COMPLETE AND VERIFIED INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

The Company will:

  • Promptly remove or disable access to the infringing material.

  • When possible, notify the user responsible for submitting the material

  • Terminate access to our services for repeat offenders

HOW TO SEND A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

If the user who submitted the content believes that the content is either not infringing, or that they have rights granted by the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, the user can send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent:

  • A physically or electronically-signed statement that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification of the content.

  • Identification and detailed description of the content that was removed, with the web address or a hyperlink to the location at which the content appeared before it was removed.

  • The user’s name, address, telephone number, and email address

  • A detailed description explaining why the user believes that they have rights to submit the content.

If a complete and verified counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person of the dispute and seeking clarification and resolution.  At the Company’s discretion, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court case against the use of the content within fifteen (15) business day of receiving the counter-notice, the removed content can be restored pending a court decision.

Contact our Designated Agent by email at copyright “at” granitemedia.com with the subject line “Copyright Designated Agent” or by postal mail to:

 

Granite Media Group, Inc

Attn: Copyright Designated Agent

450 Townsend Street, Suite 222,

San Francisco, CA 94107, USA