What information we collect:
In various places in connection with Slingbox Products, we collect “Personally Identifiable Information,” such as your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, payment information or other information that can be used to identify you or contact you. For example, we may collect this information when you sign up for our email newsletter, purchase or register a Slingbox Product, register for a “Slingbox Account”, enter a sweepstakes or participate in promotions and giveaways. From time to time in the future we may offer additional features, services and promotional opportunities that would require you to submit Personally Identifiable Information to participate.
We also collect “Anonymous Information” including, your IP address, your ZIP code, geolocation data, your Media Access Control (MAC) address, your SlingFinder ID, the name you assigned to your Slingbox Product, the hardware and firmware version of your Slingbox Product, the type of browser you use, the websites that you visit, the identity of your television or video content provider, the content you view, the search terms that you enter, the advertisements that you click and the number and frequency of users of Slingbox Products. Anonymous Information will not be associated with Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not intend that children will use the Slingbox Products. We do not solicit or knowingly collect information from children under 13 years old, nor will we knowingly accept registration from them.
How we use the information we collect:
We use Anonymous Information to determine how people use the Slingbox Products. For example this data tells us information including how often users click on our advertisements, which files are downloaded most frequently, and which components or areas of Slingbox Products are the most popular. Analyzing this data allows us to improve the offerings on and performance of Slingbox Products.
How we share information:
We sometimes use third parties to help with some aspects of the Slingbox Products, such as delivering content, processing payments and providing marketing assistance. When we supply Personally Identifiable Information to these third parties, we require them to use it only for the function they are helping us with.
We aggregate the Anonymous Information that we collect and exchange it with advertisers and other partners who are interested in the use and performance of the Slingbox Products. We share this type of data so that our partners also may provide you with an optimal user experience and better understand how users access the Slingbox Products.
Third party advertising on Slingbox Products
Information shared with advertisers. Sling Media may share the information collected from or about you in aggregated and other non-personally identifiable forms with advertisers and our business partners in order to tailor advertisements, measure advertising effectiveness, and enable other enhancements. This information includes your use of the Slingbox Products, websites you visited, advertisements you viewed, programming choices and your other online activities.
Personally Identifiable Information you can access:
We allow you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list will change as Slingbox Products change. You may currently access the following information:
- user profile, and
- user preferences.
What choices you have:
You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “Personally Identifiable Information you can access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
You may delete your account at any time by calling Sling Media’s customer support line at (877) 467-5464. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
Notice to California residents:
Do Not Track (“DNT”). DNT is a privacy preference that users may set in certain web browsers that sends a signal to websites and services that they do not want certain information about their website visits collected over time and across websites. Like many other online service providers, Sling Media does not currently alter its data collection practices when it receives DNT signals because there is no consensus among industry participants as to what DNT means in this context. To find out more about DNT, you may visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
If you use our bulletin boards, post user comments regarding content available through the Slingbox Products, or engage in similar activity, please remember that anything you post is publicly available. Portions of your user profile will also be available to other users of our websites.
During sessions in which you give us information such as credit card numbers, we encrypt your transmissions using SSL (“Secure Sockets Layer”), and other security technology. We keep the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us on servers that are protected by firewalls and other technological means against intrusion or unauthorized access. They are located in a physically secure facility; however, there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet. We rely on you to select passwords that cannot be guessed easily and to safeguard those passwords from disclosure. By using the Slingbox Products you acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the information you transmit to us will be 100% secure. Your use of the Slingbox Products and information you provide us is at your own risk. Please contact us if you have any information regarding unauthorized use of the Slingbox Products.
Consent to Transfer:
If you are located in the European Union, Mexico, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the Slingbox Products, or providing us with any information, you hereby authorize and consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside or are a citizen.
Changes to this Privacy Statement:
Effective Date: The Effective Date of this Privacy Statement is January 1, 2015.