Last Updated: December 31, 2019
The choices you have regarding collection and use of your data are described in the relevant sections below. Residents of some states have additional rights to access and control the use of their data. Please see the state-specific statements of privacy rights below.
Topix collects consumer data for the following business and commercial purposes:
Topix collects consumer data from sources in the following categories:
Topix collects data about consumers in the following categories:
Topix shares consumer data with third parties in the following categories:
We assign a unique generic user ID ("GUID") to each User. GUIDs are anonymized, and contain no personally-identifiable information. We use GUIDs to track and report on Users' engagement with our Website, transactions with us and any prizes, awards or other benefits to which they may be entitled. GUIDs may be shared with third-party advertiser to facilitate and report on a User's engagement with advertisements or offers from such third parties.
We share a User's Google Advertising ID with application tracking companies so that they can track and report to us whether a User has viewed, clicked on our accepted an advertiser's offer or downloaded an advertiser's app.
We may use third-party service providers to verify a User's email address, in cases where the User has opted-in to our email program, in order to ensure our commercial messages reach the intended User.
Our applications may contain tools from third-party service providers that enable those third parties to collect and analyze non-personally identifiable information from Users' devices in accordance with such third parties' own privacy policies and subject to the legal requirements that apply to them.
In the event of a merger, acquisition or change of control of Topix, customer data would be considered a business asset and would be transferred. We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose consumer data as required by law or to protect the safety and security of our Users.
We may share your personally identifiable information with our affiliates, our technical consultants, auditors, attorneys and other third parties who work with us to make our Website and services available.
A cookie is a small data file that a website can send to the browser on your computer when you link to that website. A cookie can hold information deposited in the file by a website, which can then be read by other sites. A cookie is not a computer program, it does not extract personal information about you or from your computer and it does not read data on your hard drive or instruct your computer to perform any function.
You may be able to use your browser to give you the option of accepting or rejecting a cookie whenever you visit a website. You may also be able to use your browser or other software to clear cookies from your browser any time you wish. However, deleting a website's cookie may mean that some features of our Website will not operate correct. Besides cookies, we may use web beacons, tracking pixels or similar tracking mechanisms to track your usage patterns on our Website. Like cookies, these small files do not store, record or share any personal information about you. We utilize third-party internet service providers to collect site traffic data through the use of such tracking technologies that can be embedded in our Website. These service providers can then provide us with aggregate and anonymous usage data to allow us to improve our Website. This usage data cannot in be associated with any personal information we have about you.
Targeted (also known as Behavioral) Advertising uses information collected on a person's web browsing behavior (such as the pages they have visited or the searches they have made) to select relevant digital experiences and advertisements for display to that person on third-party websites. Topix does not itself engage in Targeted Advertising, but third parties may collect your data on our Website or their properties, and target ads to you on our Website.
If you would like to opt out of Targeted Advertising, please click here. If you are accessing our promotions and content through our mobile apps, you may opt out of such targeted advertising by opening the menu options on our APP, clicking on "Ad Preferences" and completing your opt-out preferences as indicated.
Yes. Receiving email from Topix is always optional. You may choose to opt-in to our email program if and as you wish. If you are already receiving Topix promotional emails, and no longer wish to receive such communications, simply follow the "unsubscribe" instructions that appear in every Topix e-mail. If you prefer, or have other questions, you can contact us through Feedback Form, or by writing directly to Christopher L. Irving, Consumer & Privacy Affairs, Topix, 300 Jericho Quadrangle, #300, Jericho, New York, 11753.
If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us through our Feedback Form. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
Residents of some states have additional rights to control access to and use of their data. Please see the state-specific statements of privacy rights below.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received, including appropriate organizational, technological and physical safeguards commensurate with the sensitivity of the personal information in question. Although we believe that the measures we take to safeguard your data are appropriate, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Website is not intended to be used by visitors residing outside of the United States. We regret that, due to systems limitations, non-U.S. residents may not take quizzes, go through slideshows or read articles through Topix.
Our Website is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of sixteen, and Topix does not intend to collect personal information from individuals in this age group. If Topix receives actual notice that a person under the age of sixteen has provided personal information to Topix, Topix will promptly (immediately, in the case of persons under the age of thirteen) remove such information from its files.
Topix does not collect consumer data off-line.
The following information is for California residents and domiciliaries:
For Nevada Consumers, please click here for information about your rights under SB 220, Nevada's consumer privacy law.
If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S. based third-party dispute resolution provider at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.