Effective June 18, 2015
The Coolest Website in the World is an of online publisher committed to complying with responsible business and data management practices. Protecting the privacy and security of consumers’ information is very important to us. Our website serves the following functions:
- provides consumers with information about news, individuals, products, and history of popular culture;
- provides a means by which consumers may submit questions or complaints concerning the Coolest Website in the World or Coolest Website in the World member companies;
- provides information for companies seeking information about Coolest Website in the World membership and allows them to contact the Coolest Website in the World for more information; and
- contains password-protected pages where Coolest Website in the World members can access member-only materials.
This Privacy Statement describes the collection and use of information on our website. Please read this statement before using, or submitting information to, this site. By using this site, you signify that you agree to this Privacy Statement. Although this site contains links to other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other, sites. If you have questions about how those websites collect and use data, you should carefully read those sites’ privacy policies.
Personal Information Collected on this Website
No personal information is collected on this website from consumers who browse for information or who use opt-out pages, or from individuals who access members-only sections of our website.
The only personal information collected on this website is gathered on our “contact us,” “comment,” “newsletter subscription,” and “copyright infringement report” forms. In these forms, fields are provided so that users can submit questions or comments and provide contact information including name and email address. We collect this personal information so that we can respond to these inquiries, comments, and questions. We may share information submitted by consumers with member companies or other third parties to help resolve users’ complaints. We also may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, including by search warrant, subpoena, or court order. You do not need to disclose any personal information to The Coolest Website in the World in order to submit a comment or complaint about our company. However, we may be unable to respond or take appropriate action if your information is incomplete.
As discussed below, we also collect non-personally identifiable information on this website. However, we do not merge any of the personal information collected via our contact form with anonymous data collected on our website.
Non-Personally Identifiable Data Collected on this Website
We collect and store in server logs non-personally identifiable information, including but not limited to browser type, IP address, operating system, the date and time of visits, the pages visited on the site, time spent viewing the site, and return visits to the site. We also use Google Analytics, a service that records non-personally identifiable data such as browser type, operating system, the date and time of a visit, where visitors came from, the pages visited on this website, the time spent viewing site, where visitors went when they left the site, and return visits to the site.
We aggregate this non-personally identifiable data to better understand how visitors use our site, and to help manage, maintain, and report on use of our website. We store IP addresses for fraud detection and prevention purposes.
We may share this non-personally identifiable data with third parties for the limited purpose of reporting on use of our website, or to comply with applicable law. We also may share this data with our service providers. We do not rent, sell or share any non-personally identifiable data collected on this website with third parties for marketing purposes.
If you login to a members-only section of our site, we set a cookie with a randomly-generated anonymous identifier to allow you to navigate those pages
We also serve cookies to help us anonymously track web traffic, as described above.
Additional Information About Google Analytics
Additional Information about Google AdSense
Additional Information about Remarketing
Additional Information about newsletter subscriptions
Third Party Content, Links, and Plug-ins
This site contains links to other websites not owned by Coolest Website in the World. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those, or any other, sites. If you have questions about how those websites collect and use data, you should carefully read those sites’ privacy policies.
This site may also offer you the ability to interact with social plugins from social media sites, such as Facebook (facebook.com), Linkedin (linkedin.com) and Twitter (twitter.com). The social media sites may receive data when you visit a website — such as coolestwebsiteintheworld.com — that has plugins. In some cases, Coolest Website in the World may know that you clicked on a social plugin such as a Facebook Like button, or receive other information from the social media sites. Similarly, if you have previously provided personally identifiable information to a third-party operating a plug-in on this website, then this third-party may recognize you on this website. Your use of social network plugins is subject to each social media site’s privacy statement, which may be different from ours, so please read these policies carefully to understand their policies and your options. As with linked sites, Coolest Website in the World has no control over the information that is collected, stored, or used by social network plugins.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement
As our organization, membership, and services evolve, this Privacy Statement may be revised to reflect those changes. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time, for any reason. Notice of such amendments will be posted as an updated Privacy Statement on this website, and an effective date will be indicated. Users are encouraged to check our site frequently to review the current Privacy Statement in effect.
Please contact us with any questions about this website Privacy Statement.